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.
[QUOTE=Toms87;7135874]Obviously the kid got farted on by the horse and then the duck pooped out an apple.[/QUOTE]
2009 Wrangler. XRC 10 winch
RE 3.5" basic lift. Poison Spyder Rockbrawler bumper
35x12.5 KM2. Poison Spyder Rockerknockers
Crager soft 8's. PS diff and evap skids
Bilstein 5100's. Light force 170's
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:
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.
07 JK 2D X model with 6 speeds. Full Traction 3" ultimate lift kit. 315x75x16 Toyo Open Country M/T on Rock crawler procomp rim. Ruby dana44's front sleeved inside/outside C truss and rear with 5.13's gears. Homemade rock guards, rear bumper w/tire carrier, oilpan/tranny skid, evap canister skid, light bar, switch pod. Riddler diff covers, Cobra 75 w/wilson antenna, Polk speakers, 10" sub, 2x Amps, Lightforce 240 drive light, backup lights, rock lights.
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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 .................
07' Rubi Unlimited 6spd. , Rescue green #64 CDN , 35x12.5 mudders