|05-22-2013 07:50 AM|
|05-22-2013 02:18 AM|
|southpaw301||My wife and I own one of each. 2 door JK manual, 4 door JKU auto. They are both awesome. Gas mileage is too close to notice a difference. 2 door is way more fun to drive (lighter, turns on a dime, park anywhere, etc). 4 door is way more practical (taking passengers, kids, hauling cargo, etc). She just looked over my shoulder and said "4 door." I say "2 door." Thats the best quick summary I can give you. Good luck!|
|05-21-2013 10:41 PM|
I went to buy a 2dr, and waffled back and forth for a couple weeks. In the end, I went to buy a 2dr, it was gone, and then we bought the 4dr my wife wanted the next day.
The looks are really growing on me, but its just personnel preference. She wants one now, and we may pick up a 2dr.
For me the must haves were Auto, AC. Really I'm not a picky guy beyond that. I ended up with the connectivity group, and its my favorite feature on the whole jeep really. I can see skipping power options on a 2dr, but I would still get the connectivity group.
I wont do any hard core off-roading or towing, so I don't care about the gearing. The power in the 3.6 is really fine.
I am building mine for dirt roads and mall planter strip climbing. smile
|05-21-2013 09:44 PM|
Gotta go with needs first. Satisfied the want by getting a Jeep at all. I went with a JKU Sport. 3.73's a must. LSD. I went Auto and could care less what people think. I drove a stick with multiple vehicles and I am way past that as this is my DD. I've 2 kids and we are getting into camping. Love the extra room for all the goods plus I plan on getting a camper at some point do the towing advantages of the 4 door mattered.
As far as what someone wants completely depends on them.
|05-21-2013 09:22 PM|
i have a 2dr, by brother has a 4dr. i wish i had more room, he complains about having too much. i rip though the woods and trails, he gets high centered a lot. i can turn on a dime, he cant.
we get the same mileage, him with the pentastar V6 me with the EGH V6, both wish we bought manuals and both wish we had towing packages.
we hunt, fish and ride mountain bikes. ive had my ice shanty on top of my jeep (hardtop) my 7 foot pole hardly fits (as well as my offroad flag) i can fit a deer in the back if i take the seat out, and i can fit my bike with the front tire off with the seat out. he can fit everything without ease and most of the time with either one section of seats down or both up.
THE BIGGEST THING I HATE, is other passengers cant treat my wrangler nice, have tried but it doesnt work. with all of my friends being over 6 foot tall they have to climb behind the passenger seat and usually scuff the sh!t out of everything. it really is a toss up
|05-21-2013 08:57 PM|
|Arod_3||I wish I had gotten a 4 door for the space but other than that my 2 door is awesome|
|05-21-2013 08:49 PM|
|jadmt||I wanted a 2dr and at the last minute we decided a 4 door would work better for us. I have owned my new jku for 7 months and put close to 9000 miles on it and hardly a day goes by that I wish I would have gotten a 2 door. Every time I think the 4 door is great I see a 2 door and start thinking damn I wish I would have gotten a 2 door. 2 door JK's just look right. 4 doors look just ok but not "right"|
|05-21-2013 08:35 PM|
I've got a '12 JKR w/ 4.1. If you ever want to tow anything, the weight limitations between the 2 door and 4 door are significant. 2 door with proper gearing max tow weight is 2,000 lbs. With 4 door it's 3,500 lbs. This is the difference between a decent sized camper with the JKU and a small trailer with the JK (unless you're getting a lovely, light weight, off-road VMI Alpine built for your 2 door ).
I love my 2 door, but wish I now had the 4 door for towing and additional room for camping.
And like others said, get at least the 3.73.
|05-21-2013 03:00 PM|
|Jacin369||Went with JKU sport s got her in march love her!!! Def go with 3.73|
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|05-21-2013 12:34 PM|
Like mentioned do yourself a favor and get the 3.73 gears and anit-spin.
|05-21-2013 12:25 PM|
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|05-21-2013 11:10 AM|
|1998wranglersport||which do people prefer 2 door or 4 door? just curious|
|05-20-2013 08:06 PM|
|1998wranglersport||Thanks for all the advice!!! I think the sport S is going to suit me just fine still contemplating a few optional features haha|
|05-20-2013 06:41 PM|
My buyers remorse:
Wish I could have afforded a 4 door. I miss the space.
I have a Sport S and everything in it suits me just fine. Power everything (I needed keyless entry, non negotiable) and I love the bluetooth.
|05-20-2013 06:35 PM|
|Billy Baldone||4 doors are dumb. Get a 2 door|
|05-20-2013 05:50 PM|
|05-20-2013 05:39 PM|
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|05-20-2013 04:59 PM|
And as for the OP, I had to go with a 2-door due to my maneuverability needs in tight spaces and center clearance over obstacles without needing a lift. Easier to park when I have to foray into Chicago.
|05-20-2013 04:53 PM|
|05-20-2013 04:24 PM|
Make sure you get 3.73's, expecially if you are leaning towards a 4 door.
Being that I see snow in your pic, get Trac-Lok (anti-spin/LSD) as well.
When I looked at a Sport S, I considered those two items a MUST for any JKU that will see snow or rain (unless you plan on adding your own aftermarket LSD).
The other Sport S items there were "musts" for me (for not for everyone else) were:
Hardtop (a touch more security and a rear windhield wiper and defrost)
Connectivity group (bluetooth, hands free calling)
Side Airbags (safety first...kid on the way)
Auto (simply based on the vehicle I was trading and vs the vehicle I was purchasing. If I would have gotten a 2 door, it probably would have been a stick)
Something I would also consider would be dualtops (especially if you have a garage to store your hard top).
|05-20-2013 04:21 PM|
Just a bit of buyer's remorse here:
I should have held out for the stick
I should have held out for the leather
I probably should have held out for a lower gear ratio but the extra mileage is a good thing.
Rubi - discos: eh, the quick connects are perfectly fine. Glad I did not pay for the motor.
Don't pay for high dollar wheels - you will likely just replace them with the tire upgrade.
Anticipate blowing a few hundred the first week after you get the Jeep.
Enjoy. The JKU rides great.
Not trying to spend your money, just thinking of the few things I would have done differently
|05-20-2013 04:21 PM|
|05-20-2013 04:18 PM|
|ESP||I love spending other peoples money.|
|05-20-2013 04:17 PM|
|1998wranglersport||I'm looking into the sport S because I'm not going to do a lot of heavy off roading plus it's better on my wallet|
|05-20-2013 04:16 PM|
There are plenty that will still tell you how you screwed up by not getting what THEY wanted you to get...even if it is your money....
|05-20-2013 04:14 PM|
|ESP||But getting what you want can still end up in a flame war. We have many talented folks here on the forum.|
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