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Unread 03-14-2007, 03:06 PM   #1
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03/14 Q/A session - 2007 Wrangler

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Topic: 2007 Jeep Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited

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Hi, please update me on the status of the hardtops/dual top option for a Wrangler Unlimited? Supply issues? Thank you!
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question on Tow ratings

Why is the Unlimited Wrangler towing capacity rated so low when compared to an equally equipped Liberty, 5000lbs to 3500 lbs. when hey have similar outputs in HP and torque, they share the same transmission, the 42RLE, the curbs weights are very close. The Wrangler has a longer wheelbase by 12”. The Wrangler also has a wider track width by 2”, and is a body on frame design while the Liberty has a uni-body construction. The Wrangler also has a stronger rear axle, the upgraded Dana 44.
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What was the thought process behind going to a Rzeppa-style CV joint on the axle end of the rear driveshaft, instead of sticking with U-joints?
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How do JK's get the reading for the speedo? At the transfercase like old(er) Jeeps (TJ) or at the tone rings in the rear axel like newer Jeeps (WJ)?

Also what is the wheel to wheel mounting surface of JK axels?
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Also, I am at BG status due to materials shortage? Hardtop for Unlimiteds? Thanks.
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Hi,

thanks for answering our questions.

One question that probably comes in mind to all new 2007 Jeep Wrangler owners is the sorry for the word "crappy" plastic interior that covers the doors, the airbag and the centre console between the 2 seats... whats up with that?

what can be done by DC or my dealership...or....

and by the way thanks for the 4 door model !! I always wanted a Jeep but I had to have 4 doors for the space and all. Jeep rocks !!!

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What was the reason to switch away from the more popular 5x4.5 bolt pattern to the 5x5 bolt pattern?
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What was the thought process behind going to a Rzeppa-style CV joint on the axle end of the rear driveshaft, instead of sticking with U-joints?
The CV style joint is better for noise, vibration and harshness. Or NVH as we call it.
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Hi guys! Welcome!

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Hi, please update me on the status of the hardtops/dual top option for a Wrangler Unlimited? Supply issues? Thank you!
The Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited have been a huge success. The reason some dealers are having trouble getting vehicle orders in with dual tops is because we have had more orders than we can build, within a reasonable amount of time. There have not been any Engineering issues that have caused any type of delay, as some dealers have reportedly been telling people. As orders and sales level out so will the supply vs. demand. I hope this helps!
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Hi,

thanks for answering our questions.

One question that probably comes in mind to all new 2007 Jeep Wrangler owners is the sorry for the word "crappy" plastic interior that covers the doors, the airbag and the centre console between the 2 seats... whats up with that?

what can be done by DC or my dealership...or....

and by the way thanks for the 4 door model !! I always wanted a Jeep but I had to have 4 doors for the space and all. Jeep rocks !!!

Thanks, Frank from Canada !!
No problem. The interior was designed to be durable and easy to clean, and to maintain the image of the Wrangler as a simple, functional vehicle.

You're welcome for the 4-door BTW!
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Why is the Unlimited Wrangler towing capacity rated so low when compared to an equally equipped Liberty, 5000lbs to 3500 lbs. when hey have similar outputs in HP and torque, they share the same transmission, the 42RLE, the curbs weights are very close. The Wrangler has a longer wheelbase by 12”. The Wrangler also has a wider track width by 2”, and is a body on frame design while the Liberty has a uni-body construction. The Wrangler also has a stronger rear axle, the upgraded Dana 44.
The previous unlimited was rated at 3500lbs towing. In the process of developing the JK it was felt that 3500lbs towing was the right weight to balance performance with towing capacity
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