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09-22-2011 07:06 AM
midnight
Yeah baby!!!

I WAVE AT EVERY WRANGLER, CJ'S TOO!
09-22-2011 01:23 AM
06TJRubicon If I pass you on the road...I'll wave cuz it's still a Wrangler!!!
09-20-2011 09:03 AM
XJ Knight There is a JK-8 Kit now available for the JKU.. Production Jeep truck.. At least not until they do a redesign of the wrangler.. 4whlr mag rpm says as early as 2014
09-20-2011 08:58 AM
techflork are they ever going to officially make the brute concept?
09-19-2011 03:17 PM
SirCanni Don't know why anyone would want to wheel a new vehicle. If you have the cash to drop on tearing up your nice stuff then go for it. I like whatever jeep is easiest to work on. I actually dd my yj and to tell you the truth it's not very comfortable. Don't get me wrong I love it and will never get rid of it. Next vehicle I buy for dd will be a nice truck or car. Maybe the new jeep truck, it looks like it's gonna be sick.
09-19-2011 02:40 PM
JIMBOX Thanx for your opinion, it's always good to get a well rounded idea of all the choices, but


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Originally Posted by techflork View Post
I missed a lot of reading here but I'm just going to throw my opinion in. I like the older rugged look of the TJs. If I could I'd get a YJ. The new JK's just don't look ok. If I were to buy one I'd so go with the two doors unless you wanna drive like a hummer through the woods or be mistaken for a hummer on the road :O major insult there.
Judging by your "images"--you need a JK/JKU and nobody would EVER accuse you of driving a "HUMMER"

JIMBO
09-19-2011 02:23 PM
techflork I missed a lot of reading here but I'm just going to throw my opinion in. I like the older rugged look of the TJs. If I could I'd get a YJ. The new JK's just don't look ok. If I were to buy one I'd so go with the two doors unless you wanna drive like a hummer through the woods or be mistaken for a hummer on the road :O major insult there.
09-19-2011 02:14 PM
Comac90
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Originally Posted by MTH View Post
Join Tread Lightly and get a guaranteed price of 2% below invoice (not MSRP, *invoice*) for that 2012. Search that huge 2012 thread for "tread lightly" or "TL" for the details.
1%, not 2% ... Though 2%+ has proved fairly easy to get.

T
09-19-2011 02:02 PM
midnight
Well, I did it!

Ordered a 2012 Rubicon 2-door 6-speed soft-top half-doors in cosmos blue with tinted windows and trailer tow package. Got it for 1% under invoice with my NEW Tread Lightly membership. After searching around through several dealers I finally got a nice offer on my '06 Rubicon and it's being traded. The dealer wants me to hang on to the '06 until the '12 comes in (about 5 weeks or so). Gotta say that after driving one of the 2012's the '06 feels OLD. The interior on the '12 seemed so much more comfortable and man it was quiet too (the one I drove had a hardtop). Plenty of power although I really didn't get on it too much (only 5 miles of freeway driving plus about 10 miles of city streets). SO MUCH SMOOTHER everywhere; I know I made the right decision for me.
09-09-2011 08:32 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by SportsGal501
I keep eyeing those darn JK's too..........

But my TJ 2006 is paid off and only has 17,000 miles.
My VW 2009 GTI has 4,000 miles.......

One recall on each of them...taken care of.

Thing holding me back,too many recalls on the JK.

I'm gonna have to hold out a little bit longer,what scares me is that *cooling* problem that Chrysler just wants to put a band-aid on.

Another JK owner,on another forum today reported his JK went up in flames this morning.
There's a website with at least 50 complaints of them catching on fire........

Reminds of those issues Ford was having a decade ago with their trucks.
Where you getting this info.
The cooling prob I am assuming your talking about the autos overheating. It was an inexpensive fix that jeep took care of in
2012-no worries.
I have not seen any major complaints with the 2012 yet. It still a jk and besides the new engine and auto/tranny change-most of the kinks have been worked out

Goforit
09-09-2011 07:25 PM
SportsGal501 I keep eyeing those darn JK's too..........

But my TJ 2006 is paid off and only has 17,000 miles.
My VW 2009 GTI has 4,000 miles.......

One recall on each of them...taken care of.

Thing holding me back,too many recalls on the JK.

I'm gonna have to hold out a little bit longer,what scares me is that *cooling* problem that Chrysler just wants to put a band-aid on.

Another JK owner,on another forum today reported his JK went up in flames this morning.
There's a website with at least 50 complaints of them catching on fire........

Reminds of those issues Ford was having a decade ago with their trucks.
09-09-2011 07:11 PM
Joe Dirt 357
I had a 97 TJ Sport hard top. It was great, I lifted it 4” and put air lockers on it (ARB) and was running 33" tires with 4.10, it was great it would go just about anywhere.

Now I have a 2012 JKUR no comparison a new vehicle will beat a 14 year old one any day of the week.
quieter, faster, factory lockers, 2” lift stock, 4.10 stock, NAV system, more room for gear and passengers so many options I can’t even list them all.

97 TJ noisy, spent $12,000 in upgrades to make it a Rubicon, short wheelbase not so stable backing up on a hill coming back down.

Both are nice vehicles in 97 the TJ was it and now the JK is it, in 10 years the JJ or whatever will be it.

Great points and discussion everyone thinks their rig is the best and none of us have ever gotten stuck and had to be pulled out right.
09-09-2011 05:15 PM
rics1997
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Originally Posted by Cleric73 View Post
I've had both TJ Sport and now JK Rubi. TJ has the passenger jump seat...my Rubicon doesn't (although I'm told the '11 does) TJ back seat was super easy to take out. No tools needed. JK...not the case. Sight lines in the TJ WAY better than the JK.
JK or JKU because my JK requires no tools and is real simple to remove the rear seat. Not sure what isn't super easy about removing a JK seat. Heard JKU's were different but don't know.
09-09-2011 04:38 PM
06TJRubicon I could have purchased a JK but the moment I saw the mint condition TJ nothing could compare.True. The ride is gentler, the sound system is louder, and the fuel economy is better. But IMO the 06 TJ was the end of an era. No disrespect to the JK. It's still a Jeep and it's the next generation and quite an awesome rig. I am just the "old school" type and the TJ suites me. So I guess it just depends on what works for you.
08-31-2011 09:42 PM
MTH
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Originally Posted by midnight
...And priced out a '12 Rubicon 2-door. Offered my '06 Rubi (mint-stock, 16.5 K miles) as a trade. Going back tomorrow (this time with the '06) to test drive an in-stock Jeep (not a Rubicon though). They are *initially* offering approx $17K for my '06 and asking MSRP $31K for the '12.

Guess I've got some dealing to do!

Looking at ordering a '12 Rubi with soft-top & half doors. The only option is for tinted windows ($300). Either they give me a deal or I'll hang on to my '06.
Join Tread Lightly and get a guaranteed price of 2% below invoice (not MSRP, *invoice*) for that 2012. Search that huge 2012 thread for "tread lightly" or "TL" for the details.
08-31-2011 08:44 PM
midnight
Went to the local dealer today...

...And priced out a '12 Rubicon 2-door. Offered my '06 Rubi (mint-stock, 16.5 K miles) as a trade. Going back tomorrow (this time with the '06) to test drive an in-stock Jeep (not a Rubicon though). They are *initially* offering approx $17K for my '06 and asking MSRP $31K for the '12.

Guess I've got some dealing to do!

Looking at ordering a '12 Rubi with soft-top & half doors. The only option is for tinted windows ($300). Either they give me a deal or I'll hang on to my '06.
03-03-2011 02:27 AM
Rogerg My BIL drives a TJ Rubicon and i have a 4 door Jk with no lockers.He always mention that i almost dont need it.Going up waterfalls i can climb it with no problem and he cant get up it or have difficulty even locked front and back.Really nice to have long wheel base but i do have high centering problems due to it.

Both Jeeps are capable but have their own weaknesses.Because of this i think the XJs are a good compromise.
03-02-2011 11:42 PM
TR3YNGLER
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Originally Posted by Craig88 View Post
Did your wife leave you for a guy that drives a JK???



I finally found my tag line. Thanks!!
03-02-2011 11:39 PM
07XMan2Door
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Originally Posted by badboydeafjeep View Post
i own 97 tj jeep and i wont sell it, but i would buy jk jeep but i will removev6 to put new stright 6 cuz stright 6 mch better tq than v6 we al jeeper know it no question about it ..
Please PM me when you take that perfectly good engine out of your new JK. I'd love to have it. I absolutely love the way mine makes power!!!
03-01-2011 10:44 PM
badboydeafjeep i own 97 tj jeep and i wont sell it, but i would buy jk jeep but i will removev6 to put new stright 6 cuz stright 6 mch better tq than v6 we al jeeper know it no question about it ..
02-07-2011 04:59 PM
Cleric73 I've had both TJ Sport and now JK Rubi. TJ has the passenger jump seat...my Rubicon doesn't (although I'm told the '11 does) TJ back seat was super easy to take out. No tools needed. JK...not the case. Sight lines in the TJ WAY better than the JK.
JK fenderrs - Horrible ugly. TJ - fenders untreated turn grey in sunlight. JK WAY better stock ride (moot after mods). JK power windows. TJ - none. TJ soft top way easier to take down. JK seals better. (I'm told. I have the hardtop)

Wheeling - I'm with everyone on it's the Driver. All things being equal (driver, trail, stock)...I'd say the TJ was slightly better due to stiffer stearing and better sightlines. Don't quote me but I think it weights more too, which helps in mud. Feels that way anyway. I did way more off road in the TJ...working on that with JK.

In summation I'd say the JK is better all around...just for the simple fact it's new(er)...more comfortable with daily driving. Wheeling is negligable...depends on you. I love the JK (except the fenders, rear headrests). The Rubicon is beast also. 4.10's vs. the 3.76 (TJ Sport-Auto)...incredible difference alone.

All that being said...if it's paid for...and runs right. I wouldn't change out just for power windows and looks. Use the money for mods...or a motorcycle....nice vacation....something. Weight the NEED vs WANT....
02-07-2011 03:24 PM
jeep_n_co I have had the following in my stable over the years... 2 CJ7s, a YJ, a TJ and now a JK. All of them have been wheeled hard over all types of terrain.

While there are aspects of all of them I loved, I wouldn't give up the JK for any of the others.
02-04-2011 06:47 PM
Boosta My XK (which does not exist) is better than all of your rigs!!! NA nA NA BOO BOO!!
02-04-2011 06:30 PM
07XMan2Door
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Originally Posted by 2004Rubicon View Post
I have both....an 04 Rubicon and my wife has an 09 Rubicon. 09 rubicon has more power, smoother handling, better off road characteristics, better radio, more comfortable seats, more room, quieter. I think my 04 has a bit better visibility. Like the looks of the 04 better, but all of those folks who put down the mini van engine haven't owned one.
Pretty strong testimony right there!
OP, only you can make this decision. I absolutely love everything about my JK!!

Here's a pic of the TJ next to the JK. Both are very nice rigs. I just went with the one on the right. So shoot me!! Hate them if you will.

02-04-2011 05:58 PM
j33pZ I dont know about the rest of you folks, but I am gonna be honest. I would LOVE to have one of each major model (CJ, YJ, etc.) They all have their own special thing going on, and they are all awesome. I even wish I had a couple of the old Cherokees from the late 70's early 80's. I loved my 85 Cherokee and dammit I wish I hadnt totalled it!!!! I wish my dads '79 CJ-7 didnt rust away from too much marsh water!!

I got what I got and I love it. Except for those 2012 disciples, I am sure most of you agree.
02-04-2011 04:52 PM
BLEGAN
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Originally Posted by ESP123 View Post
Personally I love the look of a stock JK more than any other stock model Jeep. I have nothing to add to the other part of the discussion here except I adore my mine.
i agree.. i like the stock JK look better as well. i personally dont like the fenders on my TJ. if youre going for looks.. go for the JK. but as someone said here, if the TJ is paid off, dont buy a new jeep.. thats silly lol. dont you have some sort of emotional connection to your TJ? or could you just give it up? just some thoughts.

i know i probably wouldn't trade in my TJ for a newer model.. just cause i love it..

and its special
02-04-2011 04:10 PM
captgentry It's the opposite for me. My 98 TJ was better off road than my Jk. It had more power ect.

The JK is much nicer interior and on the road.
02-04-2011 03:46 PM
MTH
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Originally Posted by j33pZ
Why does it seem like whichever jeep the person is driving at the time has the best engine, the best interior, the most torque, etc?
Because it's true. This is always an incredibly stupid debate, it's up there with "auto or manual" and "soft top or hard top" for me. One of the new guys around here picked up a TJ and a JK recently--that's the way to do it. If I could, I'd follow suit. Otherwise, who gives a sh*t? The answer to the OP's question depends on his circumstances an what he finds important. There's no objectively correct answer, particularly if his TJ isn't having mechanical issues. Period.
02-04-2011 02:44 PM
j33pZ Why does it seem like whichever jeep the person is driving at the time has the best engine, the best interior, the most torque, etc?
02-04-2011 11:56 AM
c.m.martin1009 I think the better tire clearance in the JKs is pretty sweet. Wish I could fit 37s

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