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post #196 of 230 Old 12-06-2011, 10:32 PM
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WHY are the JK 's so defensive? Just imagine OPPS i ran into the store and came out to pouring rain and the tops down... TJ CJ YJ you laugh pull the drain plugs and drive on. JK freak out because if not now, eventually all the electronics are fuggered, from your heated seats too the nice nav system. Just think a jeep shouldn't be quite so fancy schmancy. Yes they are nice and comfy but are they a real wrangler?
try not to speculate so much, you'll be surprised by what actually is and what isn't.

After numerous top off soakings, my "fancy" JK is still working fine, all the way down to the steering wheel buttons.

Really, can no one make a real argument against the JK?


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post #197 of 230 Old 12-06-2011, 11:30 PM
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try not to speculate so much, you'll be surprised by what actually is and what isn't.

After numerous top off soakings, my "fancy" JK is still working fine, all the way down to the steering wheel buttons.

Really, can no one make a real argument against the JK?
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post #198 of 230 Old 12-07-2011, 08:36 AM
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try not to speculate so much, you'll be surprised by what actually is and what isn't.

After numerous top off soakings, my "fancy" JK is still working fine, all the way down to the steering wheel buttons.

Really, can no one make a real argument against the JK?
This thread is full of valid points for and against jks and tjs, but they all have been beaten to death.

This thread should be closed.
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post #199 of 230 Old 12-07-2011, 08:40 AM
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This thread is full of valid points for and against jks and tjs, but they all have been beaten to death.

This thread should be closed.
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post #200 of 230 Old 12-08-2011, 10:49 AM
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Funny topic this is like going to a feed the troll farm.

The guys who still have or have owned a cj2 KNOW what and how Jeeps were how well they road and what they could and could not do. trust me even a yj is like a SUV a Tj is like a tahoe, the Jk is like the escolade. But no matter what some may think, stock to stock the 012 Jk is the "most" Jeep of them all, hands down. i have had a few from the lowly cj2a to the now king of the hill JK2012. Dont hate if its about the $. Sure many 012's are just status, wont see a dirt road ever, but you know its a good thing for Jeep or there would no more Jeep. I would hate to see it go the way of Pontiac. Pluss one day these will be old and some kids are going to be like ya man my Jk is old and its so cool compared to........(if there are any).
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post #201 of 230 Old 12-08-2011, 11:02 AM
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Anyone who hates on the JK is jelous they can't afford one. I am a TJ guy myself but a JK is still bad *** if used as a jeep. Why hate on progress, with that logic we would all still have carberated 90HP motors and leaf springs. Not that there is anything wrong with that by why not upgrade....
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Because all they are is comfort not rugged, and I'm in highschool and have valid reasons on why I don't like them.....doesn't mean I won't drive one but I wouldn't build it for offroad
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Funny topic this is like going to a feed the troll farm.

The guys who still have or have owned a cj2 KNOW what and how Jeeps were how well they road and what they could and could not do. trust me even a yj is like a SUV a Tj is like a tahoe, the Jk is like the escolade. But no matter what some may think, stock to stock the 012 Jk is the "most" Jeep of them all, hands down. i have had a few from the lowly cj2a to the now king of the hill JK2012. Dont hate if its about the $. Sure many 012's are just status, wont see a dirt road ever, but you know its a good thing for Jeep or there would no more Jeep. I would hate to see it go the way of Pontiac. Pluss one day these will be old and some kids are going to be like ya man my Jk is old and its so cool compared to........(if there are any).

Agreed 100% JK's are the most capable stock Wrangler ever produced.

My problem is, when they are old...will they be Jeeps worth having?
Will they even be restorable? Maybe they're too smart for their own good. You don't have to look back very far to see that the more electrical doo-dads a vehicle has, the harder it is to maintain when they get some years on them.
This goes for all modern vehicles though. I doubt we'll be seeing a 2008 Super Bee Charger, a 2012 Cobra, or a 2012 Camero SS rolling down Woodward in 20 years.
We will see '69 Chargers, Mustangs, and Cameros though.


....still prefer my YJ though
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Because all they are is comfort not rugged, and I'm in highschool and have valid reasons on why I don't like them.....doesn't mean I won't drive one but I wouldn't build it for offroad
My jk is my 6th jeep, and the best off road jeep yet. I can't speak for the two door JK model, but the unlimited is better than the others I've owned. Vertical climbs are so much better with the long wheel base, and crawling around on the rocks is better too. Some tight turns take a little more room, but nothing like I thought it would be when I first saw the four door.
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My jk is my 6th jeep, and the best off road jeep yet. I can't speak for the two door JK model, but the unlimited is better than the others I've owned. Vertical climbs are so much better with the long wheel base, and crawling around on the rocks is better too. Some tight turns take a little more room, but nothing like I thought it would be when I first saw the four door.
Yes, I'm sorry, but it has too much plastic and electronicsit doesn't mix with no top or doors and rain..........
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Yes, I'm sorry, but it has too much plastic and electronicsit doesn't mix with no top or doors and rain..........
I have my top and doors off all summer with no issues, but ive heard some problems on the '12s if you get the controls on the steering wheel wet.
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I have my top and doors off all summer with no issues, but ive heard some problems on the '12s if you get the controls on the steering wheel wet.
I'm talking about getting the main electronics wet, it'll be inop.
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I gotta say after following this thread for a few days now, guys, you have to look at who bought Chrysler, luxury cars is all they know, they know fancy has always worked for them in the past so fancy will or should work now, Mercedes is whom im revering to. Back in what about 2004, before that time it was all Mopar and Chrysler was their own company, and they where used to building Dodge trucks, functional, versatile, vehicles you could use without any concerns.
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I gotta say after following this thread for a few days now, guys, you have to look at who bought Chrysler, luxury cars is all they know, they know fancy has always worked for them in the past so fancy will or should work now, Mercedes is whom im revering to. Back in what about 2004, before that time it was all Mopar and Chrysler was their own company, and they where used to building Dodge trucks, functional, versatile, vehicles you could use without any concerns.
Daimler-Benz merged with Chrysler Corporation back in '98, DaimlerChrysler sold off Chrysler in 2007.
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I gotta say after following this thread for a few days now, guys, you have to look at who bought Chrysler, luxury cars is all they know, they know fancy has always worked for them in the past so fancy will or should work now, Mercedes is whom im revering to. Back in what about 2004, before that time it was all Mopar and Chrysler was their own company, and they where used to building Dodge trucks, functional, versatile, vehicles you could use without any concerns.
Fiat is considering bringing back the Alfa Romeo to the US like the Fiat 500.

The old days of Jeep CJ/YJ/TJ are done.....JK's and the next Wranglers will continue to look more car like.That's what the public wants...and that's what the public will get.

I like the Jk but just my 2006 TJ has spent more time getting it's sensors replaced and it only has 18,000 + miles on it.I was expecting the electronic gremlins to be annoying in my VW GTI.The car has been maintence-free for two years.I can only imagine the electronic gremlins that will lurk with long time ownership in the JK's.

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