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Hawkeye22407 09-02-2011 01:44 PM

I SO miss my TJ
Had a 2008 Sport, "Chili Pepper Red". Probably the best vehicle I've ever had - sold it when I left California, 110,000 miles and never a problem with it. I've had my 2010 JK now for a year and a half, and I STILL miss my TJ. :(

So much so that I'm thinking of selling my JK and buying another TJ!

XJ Knight 09-02-2011 01:45 PM

Or a LJ :thumb:

WarBoomer 09-02-2011 01:46 PM

2008? That would still be a JK......... you mean 2006?

Bubba68CS 09-02-2011 01:46 PM

Are we to assume that to be a typo? 2008 was a JK...

Hawkeye22407 09-02-2011 03:03 PM

Sorry - yes, typo - my former wrangler was a 1998, not a 2008 - DUH!

2010 =
constant static dashboard that attracts dirt like a swiffer
"velcro" carpet that attracts (and holds) dog hair, defying the best efforts to remove it
"knock" in steering wheel that I can't get repair site to acknowledge
hard plastic on nerf bars instead of.. uh... nerf
HEAVY ass rear seat that I nevertheless seem to have to add once a week :(
no fold and tumble front seat, making getting in rear a big challenge
"flame red" is alright, but I miss my "Chili Pepper Red"

course, the '98 was a Sport, and the 10 is a Rubi, so I got THAT goin for me ;)

Hawkeye22407 09-03-2011 08:07 AM

A pic of the '98, before and after I picked up a set (5) of brand new Rubi wheels and tires for $800... best $800 I've ever spent :)

And a pic of the '10...

Hawkeye22407 09-03-2011 08:10 AM

Uh... that SO didn't work...
will go back and re-re-read the section on adding photos... hosting using Flickr if that matters :(

Hawkeye22407 09-03-2011 08:35 AM

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Ok - here we go.. a pic of the '98, before and after I picked up a set of 5 new rubi wheels and tires for $800... best $800 I've ever spent! :)

And a pic of the '10 Rubi.

Baltimore 09-03-2011 10:55 AM

One thing i juat dont like just by looking at the 10' is the front fender flares are crazy wide and dont look that good.

KidRock171 09-03-2011 11:41 AM

Love chili red. I have the 04 rubi red. Don't know the proper code but my gf calls it fire truck red

IsaacTJ 09-04-2011 07:25 AM

I understand your dilemma.

Last summer we traded a 97 TJ Sport for a new 2010 JK Unlimited. The JK is sweet. We enjoy it very much. However, we missed the TJ so much that we just purchased a 2000 Sport that is pretty much the twin to our '97 with exception of the color.

Now we have the best of both worlds.

As far as you mechanical issues, you may want to consider taking the JK back at the dealer for the repairs. For the other concerns, it may be that the JK is such an entirerly different vehicle than your TJ that you've yet to warm up to the differences. You may come to enjoy and like the JK, but it may never take the place of you beloved TJ.


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