It is tough being smooth with this thing. But, 21.05 mpg's at todays fill up, with winter fuel. Couldn't come close to that in the TJ.
I will throw in my two cents. Jks are just as capable as any of the others. That being said I just don't like the way they look. The squared off doors the sloped nose. the size of the ******* shifter knob. all petty reasons but there is a reason I drive a TJ. Its the vehicle I fell in love with many years ago. Drive what you like.
Originally Posted by B_Rad_G View Post
Nothing is bulletproof if you get a big enough bullet. The 4.0 was good enough in its day.
Wranglers truly are nothing like they used to be. They are better. They are also bigger which is good most of the time...
The question is "How do you feel about it?". The answer is simple. If you're happy then keep the TJ. If you want something better get a JK.
I have a love/hate relationship with my TJ. Something is always breaking or screwing up but at the end of the day I can't help but sit back and smile. I know I'll fall in love with it all over again once I get the suspension and steering how I want it. I have only had the opportunity to drive my fathers new 2013 10AR once, but it drives a hell of a lot better than my TJ. It is nice to ride in and very roomy, but it's still not my TJ and I don't think I could enjoy it quite the same. I'd be too afraid of damaging it on the trails I have no problem taking my TJ up. That said, the thing looks killer.
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Originally Posted by IH8PEPL View Post
What you call fatter really is a product of being bigger. Off the road bigger is better otherwise most of the threads would about going down from 32" stock tire to a minuscule 20" on 12" rims. Bigger is an advantage most of the time off road.
I must agree with your last statement, JKs still do have a laundry list of issues, although it is getting shorter, so I guess it must be real Jeep. If we were talking about Harley's we'd be comparing Panheads to StreetGlides. The great thing is that we can choose either one.
The 4.0 had to be one of the most overrated engines ever produced. I'm so tired of hearing it called bulletproof, etc. I drive one everyday and would classify it as adequate. It's not bad but it doesn't deserve the worship it receives.
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