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Unread 04-24-2010, 08:27 PM   #1
diver110
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KJ or KK off road?

Drove a KJ today and liked it quite a bit. I once rented a KK and liked it as well. I don't like the seats in the GC, so that is out. Any off road difference between the KJ and KK? I am sure this has been discussed, but the search engine in this forum (and every other forum I have visited) is too crude to make searching practical. Thanks.

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Unread 04-24-2010, 11:00 PM   #2
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KJ..........

Pro's.........

-spare tire on rear gate
-gas tank behind rear axle
-more aftermarket support(though shrinking fast)
-better approach,breakover,and departure angles

Con's........

-IFS
-limited aftermarket support compared to a JK
-limited to 4.10's and 32" tires without heavy modification(SFA swap)
-D30a diff

KK..........

Pro's...........

-better gear selection
-D30M diff
-bigger wheel wheels for bigger tires

Con's........

-IFS
-limited aftermarket support period(as of yet)
-spare tire location(very bad for wheeling)
-gas tank location and flexing issues with OEM driveshaft
-worse approach,breakover,and departure angles
-electric shift t-case
-ABS and ESP standard
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Unread 04-25-2010, 07:48 AM   #3
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That was very helpful TJKJ, thanks. Seems like KJ has the edge. I'd buy a Wrangler if it had better seats.
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Unread 07-07-2010, 07:55 PM   #4
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You can get aftermarket seats for a Wrangler.
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Unread 07-07-2010, 10:34 PM   #5
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KJ..........

Pro's.........

-spare tire on rear gate
-gas tank behind rear axle
-more aftermarket support(though shrinking fast)
-better approach,breakover,and departure angles

Con's........

-IFS
-limited aftermarket support compared to a JK
-limited to 4.10's and 32" tires without heavy modification(SFA swap)
-D30a diff

KK..........

Pro's...........

-better gear selection
-D30M diff
-bigger wheel wheels for bigger tires

Con's........

-IFS
-limited aftermarket support period(as of yet)
-spare tire location(very bad for wheeling)
-gas tank location and flexing issues with OEM driveshaft
-worse approach,breakover,and departure angles
-electric shift t-case
-ABS and ESP standard
Rear mounted gas tank might be better for off-roading, but I'd had to be rear-ended in a car with one. That's why Jeep moved it. Gas tank tears, flooding fuel all over the road. Then one spark and KABOOM!
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