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post #1 of 8 Old 04-19-2013, 06:28 PM Thread Starter
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Wrangling - Buy The Best Jeep Ever

When the YJ Wrangler first hit dealer showrooms in 1986, it was the Jeep that many CJ owners loved to hate. Ourselves included. But once we got over ourselves, the square headlights, and the lack of “CJ” in the model name, we found a fairly capable Jeep underneath.

More than 25 years later, Jeep is still making Wranglers, and we’ve lived the whole thing. Now if you are new to Jeeps, or just looking to buy your first, it is hard to go wrong with a Wrangler. But with over two decades of them to choose from, the pros and cons of each could take you forever to figure out. And asking a car salesman is akin to talking to a politician: they are just going to tell you what they think you want to hear…and ultimately, what best suits them, not you.

Unlike our school years, we actually paid attention to the years of Wranglers and have amassed a lot of information about them. Not only that, but we’ve owned a whole passel of them as well. So who better to help you unravel the mysteries of the Wranglers than us? Read on, intrepid shopper.

Read more: http://www.jpmagazine.com/featuredve...#ixzz2QxVJCjzL




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post #2 of 8 Old 04-20-2013, 04:58 AM
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Good reading!
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I worked for AMC from 73-76.....but most of the time I was putting back windows in Gremlins....
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post #4 of 8 Old 04-21-2013, 09:11 AM
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When the YJ Wrangler first hit dealer showrooms in 1986, it was the Jeep that many CJ owners loved to hate. Ourselves included. But once we got over ourselves, the square headlights, and the lack of “CJ” in the model name, we found a fairly capable Jeep underneath.

More than 25 years later, Jeep is still making Wranglers, and we’ve lived the whole thing. Now if you are new to Jeeps, or just looking to buy your first, it is hard to go wrong with a Wrangler. But with over two decades of them to choose from, the pros and cons of each could take you forever to figure out. And asking a car salesman is akin to talking to a politician: they are just going to tell you what they think you want to hear…and ultimately, what best suits them, not you.

Unlike our school years, we actually paid attention to the years of Wranglers and have amassed a lot of information about them. Not only that, but we’ve owned a whole passel of them as well. So who better to help you unravel the mysteries of the Wranglers than us? Read on, intrepid shopper.

Read more: http://www.jpmagazine.com/featuredve...#ixzz2QxVJCjzL
Read that article in JP mag last month :-)
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post #5 of 8 Old 04-21-2013, 09:22 AM
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I get JP on my Kindle. Pretty much go through the whole thing as soon as it arrives on my screen.

The recent series of articles explaining the differences, the strengths and weaknesses in the different model years was very informative.

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post #6 of 8 Old 04-21-2013, 07:25 PM
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Nice article!

That is the most detailed chronology of model years I've seen on the internet.
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post #7 of 8 Old 04-23-2013, 06:03 AM
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Well timed article, considering that we're looking at adding another Wrangler to our family sometime over the next couple months.

Thanks for sharing!

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post #8 of 8 Old 04-23-2013, 06:56 AM
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The Rubicon 241 case didn't come with a "factory slip-yoke eliminator." It came with a fixed rear output yoke. And the Rubicon rocker guards weren't aluminum.....

Otherwise, decent article.

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