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Unread 09-26-2007, 10:44 AM   #1
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08 Right Hand Drive JK

I searched but couldn't find anything so don't flame me if it's been posted.

In my Car and Driver magazine it stated that the '08 JK will have RH drive available in the U.S. and Canada along with those silver inserts on the Sahara's. Has anyone else seen this? Was it a typo?

If it's for real then on one hand I find it ridiculous that Jeep would give us a RH drive JK but no deisel engine. At the same time it would be a nice collectors vehicle down the road.

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Unread 09-26-2007, 07:57 PM   #2
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Unread 09-26-2007, 08:04 PM   #3
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dude i totally just posted this in general forums......i am amazed and want. its on jeep. com

http://www-5.jeep.com/vehsuite/ModelSelector.jsp#
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Unread 09-26-2007, 08:05 PM   #4
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The Jeep website shows RHD as an option in the X trim level.

I'm also sad that no clean diesel engine has come out for the JK. It would be great to see one.
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Unread 09-26-2007, 08:09 PM   #5
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The Jeep website shows RHD as an option in the X trim level.

I'm also sad that no clean diesel engine has come out for the JK. It would be great to see one.
yeah it would be cool if they did it in a rubi but i think it would be cool to have something nobody else really has alot of
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Unread 09-26-2007, 08:33 PM   #6
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We were just at a local dealer and they had 3 RHDs on the lot. They get them for postal delivery vehicles.
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Unread 09-26-2007, 08:40 PM   #7
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Yup, there were 6 on the lot when I bought my RHD a early last year. I traded the hard top for a soft top, lifted it 2/2 and put it on 33s. It is fun as hell to drive!

Right now I am running no doors or windows and to help celebrate upcoming Halloween I placed a full-sized skeleton in the passenger seat. He has camo shorts and hiking boots on and his left leg hanging out on the slider and a hand gripping the oh ***** handle on the roll bar.
I swear it gets so many laughs on the 1.5 hour drive to work and he (now named Boner) gets at least 3 pictures a day taken of him!
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Unread 09-26-2007, 08:51 PM   #8
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How does the RHD drive on the road? Do you feel like you're looking the wrong ways? Is visibility limited?

I've always thought it would be interesting to drive RHD just for fun...
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Unread 09-26-2007, 09:16 PM   #9
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hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

i HAD A SCOUT THAT WAS A RHD .....

You never want to go there...it's like driving in a ditch. As you know....streets pitch to the outside (crown in middle of road) So when driving the city streets you are at like a30 degree angle to the horizon....well maybe 5 degrees....depending on how warn the suspension is. I was drunk when I bought the truck......but I ended up keeping it for 3 years.....driving krooked. LOL!
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Unread 09-26-2007, 09:48 PM   #10
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How does the RHD drive on the road? Do you feel like you're looking the wrong ways? Is visibility limited?

I've always thought it would be interesting to drive RHD just for fun...
Works great for me!

I'm in Japan though...
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Unread 09-27-2007, 01:03 AM   #11
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Speaking of RHD, there must be some great photoshoppers at Jeep.

I took a look at this Australia site,..some of the photos are exactly the same as the NA site, but with drivers switched around,..and well,...street tires on the Rubi.

I thought that it looked a little off,..but maybe that is just me.

http://www.jeep.com.au/

See what you think,..I also did not know the lib was a different,..Jeep rules the earth.

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Unread 09-27-2007, 05:10 PM   #12
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How does the RHD drive on the road? Do you feel like you're looking the wrong ways? Is visibility limited?

I've always thought it would be interesting to drive RHD just for fun...
It's not that bad at all. The right hand turns onto busy streets are the only maneuvers (sp?) that feel dangerous. I can't see very well out of the left side window (my passenger side/your driver side) when executing the turn. But they are really no different than making left hand turns in a left LHD vehicle.
The big bonus is be able to go the the Checkers drive-thru during the lunch rush. If you don't have a Checkers burger joint by you, they have a drive thru on each side of the building.
If you go thru the drive on the right side of the building, the drive thru window ends up on the drivers side...so it is the busiest side.
If you go on the left side drive, the window is on the passenger side of LHD vehicles, which makes for a fun time for the driver to reach ALL the way over to grab food thru the passenger window....it's the slowest side.
BUT for ME the left had drive the window ends up on the driver side!! W00t!

Outside of that, I have to really research mods. Like aftermarket fenders. Since my engine bay is a little bit different, battery tray and steering assembly....I have to make sure that aftermarket parts will work for me.
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Unread 09-27-2007, 05:16 PM   #13
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That's pretty cool. Do you get people asking why you drive RHD a lot?
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Unread 09-27-2007, 06:40 PM   #14
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theres one at the dealership by me.
to the orginal poster: your close enough to me about an hour away
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Unread 09-27-2007, 07:17 PM   #15
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That's pretty cool. Do you get people asking why you drive RHD a lot?
Yeah. The first question I typically get is ' That thing from Europe or Australia?'. Once I tell them it was intended for mail-carriers, they get that 'oh-I-get-it' look in their eyes.
And then when I tell them it stickers a couple/few grand less than the LHD they really start to get it.

OP: Though I am really enjoying the RHD, I will really get jealous if I see a '08 4-door RHD running down the road. I already went to jeep.com and built my dream RHD and then did the calc to see what my payments will be....
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