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08-14-2012 10:20 AM
Todd_UnlimitednCT 2012Jeep,
Thanks for the tip on the mats..Went the Rugged Ridge route via Amazon..(MUCH cheaper than Quadratec) and being I am a PRIME member, I got free shipping..

Also, agree on the headlights...might as well duc tape a few flashlights on the fender flares...
Going to upgrade the bulbs at the very least..
08-14-2012 09:50 AM
JeepAddOns-Chris I invite forum members to look up experiences with jeepaddons on this forum and other jeep forums and you'll find that a vast majority of experiences are just the opposite. I vaguely remember your issue with Body Armor (very rarely sell Body Armor, so it doesn't make sense that I would recommend them first). I normally recommend either Rough Country or T-Max for a stock bumper.

I have no idea why your returns process was negative. Feel free to PM me your name because I'm curious as to why the process was negative. It's usually just get an RGA, a return tag is sent, you're refunded when the part gets back to our warehouse (or if drop shipped, once the manufacturer lets us know they've received it back and gives us credit). I do see that you have made it your person mission to comment on every thread on the forum about the company. I can't improve our service without knowing exactly what happened and would like to avoid this in the future.
08-13-2012 08:31 PM
2012Jeep Something I just noticed...

It appears that truckaddons.com is now going by the name of jeepaddons.com (or maybe they always have and I just didn't realize it).

Use caution when dealing with them.
04-01-2012 01:40 PM
marc1230 Got my 2012 JKR this week
My notes so far

Uconnect option is well worth it - lets you stream music via Bluetooth an call or answer the phone over via speakers and mic - works well

Hard top - I like it a lot - the jeep is really quiet with it on. I will get the soft top out and installed soon - but hard top -no complaints

Metalcrafters grill mesh insert - looks nice, it can be tricky to get a good fit when reinstall the grill - grill is easy to take off

Dealer - cant say enough about Pat @fieldsjeep he takes good care of his customers and is a pleasure to work with

Gas mileage - it's a Jeep!

Rear seat entry - entry is tight, seat is a little hard to push up (forward is easy) hopefully gets easier

Smile - ear to ear
03-27-2012 04:45 PM
JandS Thanks for the reviews
03-27-2012 10:29 AM
cheap4tw
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I purchased the dual top package. Before I left the dealer, I had them remove the soft top from under the hard top and stick it in the back. They wanted to charge me about $100 to do it. Needless to say, I made an issue of it and they finally relented. My suggestion is to tell your salesperson BEFORE you buy it that you want the soft top removed from under the hard time before you take delivery (assuming you don't want to do it yourself).

Also, the soft top came in this really shitty cover and, when they took the soft top off, they ripped it pretty bad. This being my first Jeep, I didn't realize that it's meant to be discarded (they didn't tell me either). I asked them to get me a new one, which they just took off someone else's Jeep. Point being, if it gets ripped, it's no big deal.
I had the same issue with mine. Initially I didn't realize it was bolted in so I went back to the dealer the next day and explained I didn't have the means (middle of winter, a Wednesday so no friends around) to remove the roof by myself. They tried to charge me $125 labour to do it, so I calmly took the person over to the jeep and showed them the big warning about driving with both tops installed. I explained clearly that this could void my warranty on the soft top if I kept it in until the summer and I requested paperwork to show that I had come to the dealer and asked for it to be removed.

At this point they either got tired of dealing with me or realized that I am the kind of a-hole that would be coming back in April saying my soft top was warped because they refused to remove it for me and I'd need a new one ordered. Either way, they removed my soft top free of charge.
03-27-2012 10:04 AM
mckey73
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Didn't realize the spare theft was common, mine did come with locking lug nuts from the dealer though.

Someone is seriously going to be standing in a parking lot unbolting your spare and carry a 50 lb tire/wheel to their vehicle?
In your workplace parking lot, at quittin' time.
03-27-2012 10:03 AM
bluesmokey My tires/wheel combo weighs like 80 lbs! Good luck I have a hard time taking them off the axle let alone the spare tire carrier
03-27-2012 09:51 AM
snikt Didn't realize the spare theft was common, mine did come with locking lug nuts from the dealer though.

Someone is seriously going to be standing in a parking lot unbolting your spare and carry a 50 lb tire/wheel to their vehicle?
03-27-2012 09:47 AM
ShoreWrangler
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Originally Posted by 2012Jeep View Post
This is solidly built IMO. I consider it stable and the rack comes with these stability control straps to keep the bikes from swinging. Yes, it also swings completely out of the way so you have complete access to the tailgate, and all with the bikes attached I might add. Just remember that, to clear the spare, you must also purchase a hitch extender (like the 8" version of this one). Here's a video of how it works:
Looks great, thanks for the info! I have four bikes to transport, two adult and two kids. this may be just what I'm looking for.
03-27-2012 09:42 AM
pprice72 Great info on the headlights, just ordered some!
03-27-2012 09:36 AM
2012Jeep
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Can you give more info on the bike rack? I have a crappy rack at home I got off ebay and I have no faith in it. Additionally it won't clear my spare. Will the Thule Revolver clear the spare? How stable is it? My current one wobbles all over the place when connected to my wife's vehicle's hitch. So it swings completely out of the way of the door? Very interested...
This is solidly built IMO. I consider it stable and the rack comes with these stability control straps to keep the bikes from swinging. Yes, it also swings completely out of the way so you have complete access to the tailgate, and all with the bikes attached I might add. Just remember that, to clear the spare, you must also purchase a hitch extender (like the 8" version of this one). Here's a video of how it works:
03-27-2012 09:12 AM
ShoreWrangler Can you give more info on the bike rack? I have a crappy rack at home I got off ebay and I have no faith in it. Additionally it won't clear my spare. Will the Thule Revolver clear the spare? How stable is it? My current one wobbles all over the place when connected to my wife's vehicle's hitch. So it swings completely out of the way of the door? Very interested...
03-27-2012 08:51 AM
2012Jeep
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Bike rack: If you want to carry 3-4 bikes, I recommend the Thule Revolver Bike Hitch Rack. I originally purchased the Thule Ridgeline 4-Bike Hitch Rack. Bad idea, and Thule does not make this clear on their website. You cannot open the back gate with the bike rack attached, making the thing a huge pain. Yes, it does pivot down a bit, but not enough to clear. The Revolver can swing all the way out, even with the bikes attached.

Couple of notes on vendor choices here: I originally purchased the Ridgeline from Campmor and when I called to return it, they told me that had I told them I was getting the Wrangler, they would have told me not to buy that one. Their customer service was absolutely terrific and took the thing back without question. They even paid for the shipping back. I would absolutely do business with them again and highly recommend them.

I ended up buying the Revolver from Autoplicity.com and I must give them mixed reviews. Their price was pretty good, but the shipping was not. The box arrived with a hole in it and a broken part (which I assume was FedEx's fault). So they had Thule send me out a new part (which was good). However, the delivery was scheduled to be one day and I waited at home all day, but FedEx didn't show up. (They showed up the next day). I asked Autoplicity to see if they could get me a shipping refund because of the late delivery, and they told me they put in a claim. After over 2 months of continuous following up on the claim with them to no avail, I finally called FedEx who told me no claim had ever been made. FedEx told me that it was the shipper who had to make the claim. So, I'm not sure why they lied to me about that but, as a result, I can't really recommend them.
I can't edit the original, but I wanted to update this post because Autoplicity did eventually come through on this. They credited me for the full shipping charges. Yes, it did take them 3 months, and it did take persistence from me, but they did it and that's what's important.

As a result, I will consider them as an option for my next purchases. There are far too many businesses who provide poor customer service, so I think it's important to acknowledge when mistakes are corrected.
03-12-2012 02:47 PM
BigCat58 Was thinking of getting the two bike rack that attaches to the spare tire mount. Any pros or cons on this? Seems pretty stable and easy to use.
03-12-2012 02:02 PM
Ballandchain I learned bigger is not better. On my 2001 I just had to go all out and have the 8" ShyJacker Rock Ready Double Flex. Back then ,it was one of, if not the best on the market. I hated that suspension. Loud as hell due to the heim joints on the top and bottom for the long are kit and always needed adjustment. This time when I lift, I'm going modest with no more than 4". Maybe even just 2.5".
03-12-2012 01:37 PM
tabber02 the receiver bike rack will work, you just need a hitch extender. harbor freight has 8" extenders with a nice little steel platform that you can use as a seat for like $25 bucks! here's a picture of mine.... and yes, i usually have a spare on there.... just waiting for the oversized tire carrier...

-bob
03-12-2012 12:57 PM
sssaksena Thanks for all the time you've put into this thread. I sure do appreciate that, me being a first time owner just like you.... Dude, I gotta go buy myself some locking nuts and locking gas cap for my wrangler, I park it in a light rail parking lot everyday I go to work. Shit!!! I am freaking out right now...
03-11-2012 10:37 AM
pprice72 Only a two bike rack, but a good one for those interested

Thule Spare Me Bike Rack, Thule 963 Spare Me Spare Tire Bike Rack
03-11-2012 10:31 AM
dodge Great post. Totally agree with you on the stock headlamps they are pathetic and imo dangerous.
03-11-2012 10:04 AM
ScooterCrunch Threads like these are why I joined the forum. Nice job 12Jeep!
03-10-2012 01:26 PM
Disraeli
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My God, I have PTSD just getting through that post.

I will likely wake up screaming tonight. I don't even know where to start.
I just want to qualify my earlier post. Wasn't meant to be disparaging, but to imply that you've put up with a lot of frustrating stuff right out of the gate. So far, I'm just mad about breaking my first antenna.
03-10-2012 12:12 PM
Casotakar1229 great read and lots of information. thanks for all that! have a bunch of tabs open to read now
03-10-2012 11:36 AM
Sjeupie It's always good to see somebody post both the positive and negative experiences in one post. Great stuff!
03-10-2012 10:07 AM
walc Thanks for taking the time to post an informative message.
03-10-2012 08:10 AM
SilverSport Good read and well expressed!
03-10-2012 07:53 AM
JRodDv Good stuff
03-10-2012 07:36 AM
BadOleRoss I enjoyed the read! Thanks for the info!
03-10-2012 07:32 AM
Wolffdood Thanks for all that. I think I'll stick to my bone stock Sahara! Lol
03-10-2012 07:29 AM
lulu13 Great post. Thanks.
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