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Old 12-14-2018, 04:04 AM
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Do you think they could still make a 2 door?

I mean if the 4 door does well?

I really was anticipating this for several years and was ready to drop pretty big bucks.

On another note, can you still get the conversion kit? What would I search for? How much? Scratches and doinks a plus.

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I would buy a 2 door, or even a 2 door extended cab if it was an option.

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Doubtful. How many JTs will be built? What percentage of Wranglers each year are 2 doors, then add in the fact that the 2 door JT would have much less room than a 2 door Wrangler, and how many people would still buy it?
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Highly unlikely, I think.

The 4-door monstrosity doesn't appeal to me at all personally. A 2-door with maybe 12-15" behind the seats for duffel bags and cased rifles and such would be perfect. I'd order one today.

But I doubt it will ever be in the land of Too Much Truck.
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I am hopeful for a 2 door JT. My 2 door JK has the rear seats removed to get as much packing space as possible so having it as a truck bed would be real nice! I would hope they could create a longer bed with a 2 door platform and use the same frame as the 4 door but that might be wishful thinking.
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not sure if I would go with a 2 door JT (unless it offered extended cab set up) to me I am thinking a 4 door is more useful for the times I want a truck but need to take the family with for what ever need or reason, as for looking at this, im waiting to see pricing before making a decision as my current truck while more then I need fits my needs just fine as is, minus the want for a hand shaker but that would be a required option to me....oh and not to mention the stupid FUconnect would have to either be completely fixed or removed from the thing before I would take it...
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Old 12-18-2018, 03:22 PM   #7
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I am hopeful for a 2 door JT. My 2 door JK has the rear seats removed to get as much packing space as possible so having it as a truck bed would be real nice! I would hope they could create a longer bed with a 2 door platform and use the same frame as the 4 door but that might be wishful thinking.
The biggest issue I have with the four door is the overall length. Just too damn big for the trail. Make a two door the size of a JKU or smaller and I'm in.

And thus we see the problem with them making a two door. no one will be happy with it.
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The biggest issue I have with the four door is the overall length. Just too damn big for the trail. Make a two door the size of a JKU or smaller and I'm in.

And thus we see the problem with them making a two door. no one will be happy with it.
i agree, but I don't really see having the 4 door at its current length being much of an issue, just look at how many full size trucks are taken off road when you go to off road parks, not sure about your area but when I was in Kentucky the 4x4 trucks were used just like a larger form of the jeep just not as utilitarian, if that makes sense, people still will off road there trucks and find ways to build them to suit there needs, for me the JT may or may not have its place after I take it for a test drive and who knows I might look into taking it for a day or two to see if it will fit my needs, if not I won't take one, if it does I will keep it and trade my current truck in, I have yet to decide and I won't until I have the ability to see one in person and play around with it, I know 100% the stupid Uconnect will NOT have a place for me or my needs so it will be taken out if I ab able to do so....
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i agree, but I don't really see having the 4 door at its current length being much of an issue, just look at how many full size trucks are taken off road when you go to off road parks, not sure about your area but when I was in Kentucky the 4x4 trucks were used just like a larger form of the jeep just not as utilitarian, if that makes sense, people still will off road there trucks and find ways to build them to suit there needs, for me the JT may or may not have its place after I take it for a test drive and who knows I might look into taking it for a day or two to see if it will fit my needs, if not I won't take one, if it does I will keep it and trade my current truck in, I have yet to decide and I won't until I have the ability to see one in person and play around with it, I know 100% the stupid Uconnect will NOT have a place for me or my needs so it will be taken out if I ab able to do so....
I take my JKU 90% of the places the guys can take their JK. The guys with trucks avoid whole areas. I would say they are able to get to half the places we go and most of the fun stuff is in the half they can't get to. A lot of that is due to width, and not an issue for the JT, but I'm barely scraping (literally) by in my JKU in a lot of spots. Even assuming the JT can get through most of what the full size trucks can't, the least fun parts get even less fun with the super long wheel base.

Is the Uconnect standard on the JL? I never had an issue with it in my Avenger, but didn't bother with it in my JKU.
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The market for regular cab pickups has basically disappeared. You can still get work trucks in the 1/2 ton and larger market that are regular cabs. But for the most part, compact and 1/2 ton pickups are bought by people who want it as a family vehicle that can tow/haul some stuff. And that means crew cabs. There are still a few people who buy an extended cab but even that is dying off.

Look at the Tacoma and Colorado. No 2dr regular cab available at all. You can get a 4dr extended or crew cab and that's it. I just don't see Jeep making a regular cab version. And an extended cab would be a little weird given how extended cabs have suicide doors to get in the back. I'm not sure how Jeep would work those in with the soft top.
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The market for regular cab pickups has basically disappeared. You can still get work trucks in the 1/2 ton and larger market that are regular cabs. But for the most part, compact and 1/2 ton pickups are bought by people who want it as a family vehicle that can tow/haul some stuff. And that means crew cabs. There are still a few people who buy an extended cab but even that is dying off.

Look at the Tacoma and Colorado. No 2dr regular cab available at all. You can get a 4dr extended or crew cab and that's it. I just don't see Jeep making a regular cab version. And an extended cab would be a little weird given how extended cabs have suicide doors to get in the back. I'm not sure how Jeep would work those in with the soft top.
I would guess along the lines of make it like a 2 door but with front seats that can move forward to allow the passengers to enter and exit either side and have the room of the xtended cab
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I'm sure they could, I doubt they will.
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Jeeps only need 2 doors. Passengers can buy their own jeep. 4 doors are for limos. The back of a 2dr is for stuff. hmm Wonder if I would have said that while my 4 kids were growing up. Back in the day I had 13 kids piled in my CJ5 on a cold morning heading to school.
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Jeeps only need 2 doors. Passengers can buy their own jeep. 4 doors are for limos. The back of a 2dr is for stuff. hmm Wonder if I would have said that while my 4 kids were growing up. Back in the day I had 13 kids piled in my CJ5 on a cold morning heading to school.
Ha! Yeah, I'm well aware of the trend in American "pick-ups" to have all that seating but I thought maybe Jeep would be different. Seemed like they were in a unique position to buck the trend, define a niche. I mean, you can still get 2 seat sports cars.

And when I had my 2 door TJ I had a car seat in back and I'd load my little guy in there, no problem. So a stretch cab with two doors probably would have even been OK.

But no, that big long thing is not what I was expecting from Jeep. So now the conversion kits are looking pretty interesting.
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For me converting a JKU with 2 seats, ext cab, decent bed is looking better and better no matter how much they spin the JT coolness.
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Ha. I had to look up what Uconnect was. I guess I am way behind the times. I would pull that out as well if I could.

I'm still not beyond CD's in my vehicle. Not saying much as I have vinyl and cassettes still in use at the house!

Just out of curiosity what is the main issue with Uconnect? For me I don't care much for that type of electronics. I own a compass, GPS, and carry with me maps of wherever I'm going.

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Ha! Yeah, I'm well aware of the trend in American "pick-ups" to have all that seating but I thought maybe Jeep would be different. Seemed like they were in a unique position to buck the trend, define a niche
I miss the Jeep Comanche pickup. Perhaps it's demise or fail was due to limited interior space and 2-dr so Jeep may be hesitant to be different.

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I miss the Jeep Comanche pickup. Perhaps it's demise or fail was due to limited interior space and 2-dr so Jeep may be hesitant to be different.

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It was actually doing reasonably well. Not as well as the Ford Ranger but it was selling alright. But Chrysler decided to axe it because it was cutting into Dodge Dakota sales.
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I would love to hate on this but I cannot realistically compare this to my TJ. This is similar to other models that really are not comparable. 2 door Wranglers are my "thing" so anytime I see more than that I actually feel it's a different vehicle.

When I see new wrangler models and now the Gladiator I just see a Hummer. I know it's not entirely fair but I do not like a lot of flash and electronics. I would assume others, with older models than my TJ may think the same thing.

To stay on topic I highly doubt they will make a 2 door model unless the 4 door version just flies out the doors.
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I would love to hate on this but I cannot realistically compare this to my TJ.
Agree completely. Like putting a Mercedes badge on an Escort. Ain't a Mercedes.
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Also factor in, that Mopar's JK-8 kit, that converted a 4-dr JKU into a 2-dr pickup, never sold all that well.
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There is no way they'll make a 2-door Gladiator. They will make a PHEV (Plug-in Electric Hybrid) for sure. But don't wait for a 2-door!
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Also factor in, that Mopar's JK-8 kit, that converted a 4-dr JKU into a 2-dr pickup, never sold all that well.
Well, that's probably because it required you to buy an Unlimited first, then go through the gauntlet of the installation of an expensive kit that is reasonably involved.

If Jeep had made a JK-8 from the factory, I'd wager it would have been a seller of a magnitude much larger than the sales of the kit.
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Well, that's probably because it required you to buy an Unlimited first, then go through the gauntlet of the installation of an expensive kit that is reasonably involved.

If Jeep had made a JK-8 from the factory, I'd wager it would have been a seller of a magnitude much larger than the sales of the kit.
Yeah. Getting the kit and having it installed properly would probably add $20K to the original cost of the JKU you start with. So figure in the $50's for a base sport model when it's all said and done. A top end Rubicon with the conversion would probably have been north of $70K. Not surprising it didn't sell well.
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Yeah. Getting the kit and having it installed properly would probably add $20K to the original cost of the JKU you start with. So figure in the $50's for a base sport model when it's all said and done. A top end Rubicon with the conversion would probably have been north of $70K. Not surprising it didn't sell well.
$20K to install is probably a stretch, but it would be a few grand to have it done to the level I'd expect (i.e. OEM) by a competent body shop on top of the kit. A solid $10-13K probably.

I looked into a JK-8 conversion back in the day and doing it myself but based on some builds I remember seeing it was more structurally invasive than I have tools for.

I still want one though...
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$20K to install is probably a stretch, but it would be a few grand to have it done to the level I'd expect (i.e. OEM) by a competent body shop on top of the kit. A solid $10-13K probably.

I looked into a JK-8 conversion back in the day and doing it myself but based on some builds I remember seeing it was more structurally invasive than I have tools for.

I still want one though...
I suppose the install cost would depend on the shop. I foresee a lot of labor involved in the installation to get the details right. Maybe $10-15K is a more reasonable estimate.

Still, tacking that much on to the top of the JKU purchase was really what kept it from being widely accepted. That's a lot of money that most people aren't willing to spend on a Jeep.
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