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Unread 10-10-2010, 06:52 PM   #31
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I went with the '08 JKU Rubi/ auto, because I like the comfort/room/cargo space/towing capacity and I bought it for off-road, I don't need any more horsepower-I've raced cars, but not off-road

Quite a vehicle and still get 15.+ MPG towing my trailer !!

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Unread 10-10-2010, 08:43 PM   #32
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Everyone will have their reasons why a 2 is better than a 4 and vice versa.

The reason I bought mine in 4 doors is because of a couple reasons:

I had an XJ before and 2 dogs, so it was great having all room to load the dogs and camping, wheeling, even store bought stuff and had enough room.

Also had to think where id be in the next 5 years or so. I didnt want to be the guy that had to get rid of his rig because a baby was on the way and there was no room for it in the Jeep.

After making a lot of long trips in the JK, im REALLY glad I got a 4 door because I had so much room. On my drive up from Tx to Alaska, I was able to load the dogs plus all my crap that I didnt want the movers to touch and had enough room to lay down in the back and take naps if I got too tired.

The people that say its not a real Jeep if its 4 doors are dumb. If its a Jeep and has a solid axle, then its a wheeling Jeep. Patriots, the new GC, Commanders might be great on easy trails but youre going to be severely limited in the capabilities.
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Unread 10-10-2010, 08:46 PM   #33
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4d for sure if you have family, you need the extra room for luggage or other items, the more people you have the more stuff they bring. Love ours!
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Unread 10-10-2010, 08:46 PM   #34
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I would stay with a 2 door....I love how small they are. you get anywhere with them
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Unread 10-10-2010, 09:30 PM   #35
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I would stay with a 2 door....I love how small they are. you get anywhere with them
The only thing a 2-door has on a four door is turning radius. You could argue break-over angle but that's rectified with more lift/ bigger tires. So, unless there isn't enough room on a trail for a 3 point turn, you're fine. I've never been somewhere in my Jeep that I couldn't follow a 2-door.

Not to mention the wheel base is better for climbing steep obstacles. For example, I've never seen a 2-door do this:

2door (Fast forward to 45 seconds):

YouTube - Jeep crash in Moab - Heavy Metal Version

4door:
YouTube - Larry McRae with the Poison Spyder Customs Jeep JK on Mickey's Hot Tub in Moab, Ut
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Unread 10-10-2010, 09:33 PM   #36
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Over 90% of the time my wife and I are the only ones in our 2 door. I typically keep the rear seat in the garage. We’ve gone camping in it and for the two of us there’s plenty of room.



We also took it camping with 4 people, and if the weather is good then there’s plenty of room:


If you want to go camping with more than 2 people in bad weather, or most of the time you wheel with more than 2 people, then the 4 door would be more practical.


Two doors are nice in situations like this:


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Unread 10-10-2010, 09:41 PM   #37
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Two doors are nice in situations like this:
A little Black Bear Pass? I can't wait to get down there!
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Unread 10-10-2010, 10:09 PM   #38
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A little Black Bear Pass? I can't wait to get down there!
Yeah, Black Bear Pass heading down toward the power plant. We were up there this Summer - first time - had a blast!

Here's a shot of the switchbacks from Imogene. We had already passed the waterfall on the left and were taking the higher elevation switchbacks above the power plant on the right.


The switchbacks are certainly doable in a 4 door, just takes a little more back and forth to stay on the road and off the cliff.
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Unread 10-11-2010, 12:38 AM   #39
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2d... real Jeeps are 2d Just ribbing all you 4d owners but if I need four doors I have a Grand Cherokee.
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Unread 10-11-2010, 02:12 AM   #40
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Having both is where it's at.
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Unread 10-11-2010, 02:13 AM   #41
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I picked 2 door mainly cause of the power issue and my parking issue when I was in college. I test drove a 4 door rubicon and it just didnt have the pep that I wanted to see in a jeep. The two door had much more get up and go and to me was just more fun to zip around everywhere...
Parking is just plan bada$$ in a 2 door, never have to backup and line the damn thing up. Can one shot parallel park on the fly, make U turns tighter then a mini coop (sister has one).
As for trails, I have been to places where a 4 door would of been a real pain to drive. A 2 door was bad enough making the turns and add in bolders on both sides just inches from the body I dont think a 4 door would of made it. But these were not "real" trails, basically homebrewed with no signs or bypasses.
I think I would of picked up a 4 door if the powerplant had another 50 horses and wasnt going to college at the time.
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Unread 10-11-2010, 02:26 AM   #42
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Get the two door.
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Unread 10-11-2010, 08:43 AM   #43
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Two door, unless you need seating for more than two people. Either one will put a smile on your face.
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Unread 10-11-2010, 09:00 AM   #44
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We went 2dr for the wife. We don't like the look of the 4dr. If our kids were little we probably would have gotten a 4dr. The back seat has only been in for a few days since we got it.
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Unread 10-11-2010, 09:47 AM   #45
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I got the 4dr. Rubi ........... I needed the extra space for things . I work away from home for extended periods of time and the 4dr. offers me the space I need and the pleasure of the Jeep . I removed my back seat and have 0 regrets . It does look a bit odd with the 4drs. off but it does grow on you . It is still a Wrangler and very capable .................
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