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Unread 04-11-2013, 12:57 AM   #10426
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I spent far too much time today watching videos on YouTube about the JK-Experience - so many amazing trails and sweet rigs too!

Everytime I watch that, I start thinking that maybe I should have built up a JKU instead of my LJ.

But every time I get into a JKU (my sister had a stock one for a while) it just doesn't feel like a Jeep. There's something about my LJ that reminds me of my old CJ - something more rugged about it. The JK seems more car-like.

I don't know - what do you guys think?
I think one would be nice to have. But imagine what you could do to your Jeep for the price of a 4-door. Things are much more expensive for it from what I've seen. Even though the aftermarket support is crazy big.

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Unread 04-11-2013, 01:19 AM   #10427
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I think the worst (or best???) thing I could do is go for a ride in a nicely modified JKU. I wonder what my opinion would be then.
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Unread 04-11-2013, 01:37 AM   #10428
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I think the worst (or best???) thing I could do is go for a ride in a nicely modified JKU. I wonder what my opinion would be then.
I test drove a few, they were stock though. The first one I drove was a two door with a six speed, the second was a four door with a automatic. The only reason I drove the two door was because I wanted to see what the six speed was like with that new engine and that was the only six speed on the lot I was at. I could go standard, or auto with the four door, I liked them both.
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Unread 04-11-2013, 01:45 AM   #10429
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I test drove a few, they were stock though. The first one I drove was a two door with a six speed, the second was a four door with a automatic. The only reason I drove the two door was because I wanted to see what the six speed was like with that new engine and that was the only six speed on the lot I was at. I could go standard, or auto with the four door, I liked them both.
My sister's was an auto 4-door, and it seemed sloppy at freeway speeds - all stock. Though a lifted & modified JKU could be different.
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Unread 04-11-2013, 01:54 AM   #10430
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My sister's was an auto 4-door, and it seemed sloppy at freeway speeds - all stock. Though a lifted & modified JKU could be different.
Strange, there was nothing sloppy about the ones I drove. They were very responsive, and a good ride Was your sisters JKU a 2012, 2013, or an earlier model?
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Strange, there was nothing sloppy about the ones I drove. They were very responsive, and a good ride Was your sisters JKU a 2012, 2013, or an earlier model?
Did you guy see the 2014 Cherokee? I think that's what it is. Shame. The srt8 was a good looking one. No need for change.
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Unread 04-11-2013, 02:04 AM   #10432
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Did you guy see the 2014 Cherokee? I think that's what it is. Shame. The srt8 was a good looking one. No need for change.
Nah I haven't really looked at them.
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Yeah. I saw it when I went looking for hood louvers again you can actually see a three piece kit they sell on that Jeep. Sill unsure if I want to do that or follow the crowd.
Don't follow us. You'll probably get stuck.
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Unread 04-11-2013, 10:06 AM   #10434
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Oh you're funny.
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Unread 04-11-2013, 10:51 AM   #10435
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Strange, there was nothing sloppy about the ones I drove. They were very responsive, and a good ride Was your sisters JKU a 2012, 2013, or an earlier model?
2012? Or maybe a 2011? I forget now. Which was the last year of the 3.8, before they went to the Pentastar 3.6?
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Unread 04-11-2013, 10:56 AM   #10436
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2012? Or maybe a 2011? I forget now. Which was the last year of the 3.8, before they went to the Pentastar 3.6?
I think the 3.6 came out in the 2012's.
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Unread 04-11-2013, 11:03 AM   #10437
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I think the 3.6 came out in the 2012's.
Then her Jeep must have been a 2011. Did the suspension or steering change at the same time as the engine? Anything that would have made it more stable?
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Feels like it might be a slow work day. I might get lucky and get to start installing my rear fenders. I'd also like to pull the front drive shaft and rebuild it. If I had a press it sure would make that a lot easier.
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Then her Jeep must have been a 2011. Did the suspension or steering change at the same time as the engine? Anything that would have made it more stable?
I don't know. It could be something as simple as different tires that makes them feel different?
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Did any of you pay attention to the louvers in the video I posted?

Edit: Also what thicknesses are your swing out tire carriers?
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