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Unread 06-09-2006, 01:35 PM   #1
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Pics of JK Unlimited driving on the road

While I was working today I saw a JK Unlimited Rubicon driving on the road. I saw it driving north on M-24 in Oxford. (For those outside of the metro-Detroit area, Oxford is about a 10-15 minute drive north of the DaimlerChrysler HQ.) It had MFG plates on it. I couldn't get right up next to it, but managed to take a few shots with my camera.

I noticed the muffler running parallel to the rear bumper and thought: WTF. That muffler is going to get banged up pretty easily. Then I realized that my gas tank is in the exact same place. Anyone think the aftermarket will be making a muffler skid plate? Wouldn't that make sense? Or am I nuts?

So far the only complaint I have about the JK is the size of the bumpers. They're huge. Also, the rear window on the hard top looks a little awkward, kinda like the rear window on a CJ-7. Otherwise I really like them, but I won't be giving up my TJ anytime soon (if ever.)

Enough of my rambling, here's the pics:

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Unread 06-09-2006, 01:54 PM   #2
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Nice pics! Thanks for sharing. I am anxious to see one up close and personal, then I can decide if I like the way it looks or not.
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Unread 06-09-2006, 04:58 PM   #3
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Seems like the back glass should be wider. It lines up with the back door, so maybe that should be wider, too.

The Rubicon definitely looks beefier than the soft top X in the pics posted the other day.
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Unread 06-09-2006, 05:03 PM   #4
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I can't get pass the freakin huge plastic fender flares!
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Unread 06-09-2006, 06:53 PM   #5
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as far as the muffler goes, just put a smaller one on there. Who knows you might even be able to relocate the muffler. Not sure about sensors and stuff.
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Unread 06-09-2006, 06:56 PM   #6
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Seems like the back glass should be wider. It lines up with the back door, so maybe that should be wider, too.

The Rubicon definitely looks beefier than the soft top X in the pics posted the other day.
that's exactly what i was thinking when i saw those pics
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Unread 06-14-2006, 08:55 AM   #7
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I can't get pass the freakin huge plastic fender flares!

I agree. They just dont fit the Jeep very well visually. BUT, I bet they are easy to unbolt and replace with really cool aftermarket flares, unlike the TJ, having to cut and hack to put on aftermarkets..

Maybe someone will just make a quick release aftermarket version.
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Unread 06-14-2006, 02:10 PM   #8
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The flares come removable from the factory.
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Unread 06-20-2006, 10:00 AM   #9
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TJ driver: don't freak! then no one will believe me I saw a JK, only 40 more photos
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Unread 06-20-2006, 10:26 AM   #10
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Great photos! Thanks for those! I saw a red Unlimited on the Ohio Turnpike a couple of weeks ago, but it was raining and I was doing 70 in the opposite direction!

And yes, those "flares" are removable from the factory so they wuld easy to replace, but notice that they aren't really "flares", they're the whole fender! So you'd have to replace them with something, or else you'd have stone chips all up the side of the doors.

The bumpers probably had to be that big for crash testing and such, but I'm sure they'll be easily removable too.
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Unread 06-20-2006, 10:31 AM   #11
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I like it. I saw a JK around here (Grand Rpaids) with manufacture plates but it was a base X model 2dr.
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Unread 06-20-2006, 10:34 AM   #12
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ugly.......kinda looks like a hummer. I would like to see one done up with aftermarket accessories. The flairs and bumpers are too big in my opinion. I'll stick with my CJ.
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