Just how they handle, specs, peoples opinions that have owned one or another, or both, flaws, strengths, the such. I own a TJ but I've been thinking of upgrading to a JK 4 door rubi but I'm uncertain.
Great, I think you will get much more direct non inflamatory answers!!
I personally came from a 06 tj sport to a 11jku rubi, only had just over a month, so still learning it.
It's longer wheelbase
I get high centered more
Motor is more complicated
Four doors!! I have a young child and another on the way
Storage space in trunk
Drives like a "car" wheels like a jeep
Much quieter on highway
It's a rubi!
More "creature comforts"
Basically it really boils down to what your needs are in life right now. I would not have gotten a JKU if not for the kids, but now that I have one, I dint see me going back to a two door even when they are older. Like I said, it drives more like a cat, yet can wheel just as well as the TJ just have to be aware of the longer wheelbase.
People complain about it being "gutless" on the highway, but my TJ had 307 gears and while it got awesome MPGs, it too was gutless on the highway! Put that JK rubi in 4low and it feels the same as the tj. Majority of the people will never truly notice the difference between the I6 and V6.
I love my TJ, but absolutely love my JKU rubi too. the four doors is just more practical for me, better than an SUV and damn sure better than a minivan!!
Thanks! That's exactly the kinda input I was looking for. Are the V6's as reliable as the AMC l6? I've heard they're prone to breaking down. Also have you takin your JK offroad yet? Does the long wheelbase make it difficult to get around curbs and up steep slopes?
2005 Patriot Blue TJ - Current love.
2004 Stone White TJ - Rest in Piece old girl.
Hopefully some who knows better than I will step in and answer, but from what I've gathered, as long as you maintain and take care of the v6 you will easily see mileage into the 100,000s range. I think it's mainly because it has only been jn the wranglers for 4 years now and longevity is still being fully determined. But same token, they aren't blowing up left and right too! I am expecting to either give this jeep to my daughter in 15 years when she drives, or make it a dedicate wheeler then. Most likely the second choice!! Don't see why that is unattainable with proper care.
I have my JK off road and am going again this weekend, did fantastic and I was impressed. Prior to getting one, I was skeptical, but a buddy has one and we went wheeling together and it cometely changed my opinion about them.
The linger wheelbase is a learning curve, sometime it can hinder, othertimes itcvan help. You just have to learn to wheel what ya got!
I had a 97 TJ, loved it, but didn't experience with a lot of off-roading at the time. Bought my first 07 JKU (profile pic) did all the mud thing. Traded it for 2011 Sahara, wanted auto trans, for rock crawling. Tried my first rock crawling, and was amazed what these JK's can do. I pushed it hard on trails lvl 4 out of 6, and this was stock. Just upgraded, ARB front and rear lockers. Wheeled it, works much better on crawling.
My opinion, both TJ and JK's are good. If you got the money to mod it, they both perform the same. Wish I could have kept my TJ though.
05 TJ Sport Khaki w/29k miles all original, 6spd. 3.73 w/Dana 44 rear - Wahoooo! I'm about to pull the trigger - It'll look nice in my garage next to my 08 Taco TRD O/R 4X4 DCSB... I like the JK's too and all jeeps for that matter... Can't have more fun on four wheels IMHO.