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post #1 of 21 Old 01-09-2008, 08:55 PM Thread Starter
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Right Hand Drive

Any Mail Carriers on here using the JK model on their Mail Route?
How do you like it?
Thinking of trading for a newer model.

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post #2 of 21 Old 01-09-2008, 09:23 PM
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Any Mail Carriers on here using the JK model on their Mail Route?
How do you like it?
Thinking of trading for a newer model.
Not a mail carrier but mine's right hand drive. See pics at links in sig.

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2004 Vulcan 2000 - "The Dude"

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3.5” Skyjacker lift / Currie adjustable control arms (all 8) / Skyjacker dual steering stabilizer /
Poly Performance front and rear track bar relocation kits RHD / Poly Performance high steer kit with drag link flip adapter / 35/12.50/18 BFG Mud Terrain tires on stock painted rims with 1.5” Spidertrax wheel spacers / 5.13 Superior Gears front and rear /gear ratio, tire size and 91 octane performance adjusted with Superchips controller / ARB differential covers / Skid Row front skid plate / Mopar undercarriage skid plates (stock in Japan) / Mopar Rock Crawler bumpers front and rear with rear tire carrier / High Lift Jack mounted on rear bumper (when off roading) / Smittybuilt black D-Rings front and rear / Rampage Products Convertible Side Bar/Rocker Guards / AEV Heat Reduction Hood with AEV Snorkel / 1” over fender extensions / KC running lights on windshield and front bumper / Stubby antenna in black/ Warrior Products Mirror Relocation Brackets when doors are off / Meiwa Ultra Performance Muffler / B & M transmission cooler / Quadratec Ultimate Front Floor Liners / Off Road Heroes Soft Top / Daystar Hood latches and spare tire bump stops / Glass lens headlights with H-4 bulbs (stock in Japan) – headlight and fog bulbs changed to Sylvania Silverstars / Off Road guards for headlights, fog lights and tail lights / MS Plus Navigation System / rear seat removed (1st mod) / and other stuff I can’t remember now

Next: Change the junk Skyjacker Nitro shocks to Bilstein 5100s (on back order now per Dave at Northridge) and change the junk Skyjacker sway bar disconnects to JKS.



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Doing it on the left side in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Japan.

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post #3 of 21 Old 01-09-2008, 10:42 PM
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I do not think the USPS has bought any JK's.....

I would really be curious to find out which was the last body style
Jeep they bought....

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post #4 of 21 Old 01-10-2008, 07:09 AM
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I do not think the USPS has bought any JK's.....

I would really be curious to find out which was the last body style
Jeep they bought....
They are running them in my town. Brand new right hand drive 2 door JK's
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post #5 of 21 Old 01-10-2008, 07:37 AM
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Check out ebay, I swear half the JKs are right hand drive.
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post #6 of 21 Old 01-10-2008, 10:07 AM
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I was always curious to know if the shift pattern on a manual RHD is opposite of an RHD one......is 1st away from you and up or close to you and up ??

Todd

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post #7 of 21 Old 01-10-2008, 03:10 PM
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My wife is a relief rural carrier and we recently got an 08 right hand drive 2-door 4x4 X ... White with a hard top.

We really like it.
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post #8 of 21 Old 01-10-2008, 03:35 PM
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the right hand drives are only offered in automatic.......I doubt the Postal Service will be buying any but the rural mail carriers who use their own vehicle might like them! I know of some RHD Cherokees out in farm country!
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post #9 of 21 Old 01-10-2008, 03:55 PM
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Even all the over-seas RHD models are automatics ?

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post #10 of 21 Old 01-10-2008, 04:58 PM
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Interesting info tidbit concerning RHD Jeeps - I was looking through my extended warranty and it notes that the extended warranty is not available for RHD vehicles. I guess they just assume that they are in commercial (postal) use or for the export market. So, if you want an extended warranty, don't get the RHD version (:
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post #11 of 21 Old 01-10-2008, 05:36 PM
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Even all the over-seas RHD models are automatics ?

Todd
Hi
No in the UK we have both and 1st is away from you.

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post #12 of 21 Old 01-10-2008, 05:51 PM Thread Starter
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My local dealer tried to use the unlimited powertrain warranty as a selling point. I told him he better look closer at the warranty on RHD models. 3/36
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post #13 of 21 Old 01-10-2008, 05:54 PM
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Even all the over-seas RHD models are automatics ?

Todd
Here in Japan, if you want a 6-speed manual, you have to get a Rubicon.
They are all right hand drive. Sahara and X only come with automatics.

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2007 2-Door Sahara in Black - "Sarah"
2004 Vulcan 2000 - "The Dude"

Mods:

3.5” Skyjacker lift / Currie adjustable control arms (all 8) / Skyjacker dual steering stabilizer /
Poly Performance front and rear track bar relocation kits RHD / Poly Performance high steer kit with drag link flip adapter / 35/12.50/18 BFG Mud Terrain tires on stock painted rims with 1.5” Spidertrax wheel spacers / 5.13 Superior Gears front and rear /gear ratio, tire size and 91 octane performance adjusted with Superchips controller / ARB differential covers / Skid Row front skid plate / Mopar undercarriage skid plates (stock in Japan) / Mopar Rock Crawler bumpers front and rear with rear tire carrier / High Lift Jack mounted on rear bumper (when off roading) / Smittybuilt black D-Rings front and rear / Rampage Products Convertible Side Bar/Rocker Guards / AEV Heat Reduction Hood with AEV Snorkel / 1” over fender extensions / KC running lights on windshield and front bumper / Stubby antenna in black/ Warrior Products Mirror Relocation Brackets when doors are off / Meiwa Ultra Performance Muffler / B & M transmission cooler / Quadratec Ultimate Front Floor Liners / Off Road Heroes Soft Top / Daystar Hood latches and spare tire bump stops / Glass lens headlights with H-4 bulbs (stock in Japan) – headlight and fog bulbs changed to Sylvania Silverstars / Off Road guards for headlights, fog lights and tail lights / MS Plus Navigation System / rear seat removed (1st mod) / and other stuff I can’t remember now

Next: Change the junk Skyjacker Nitro shocks to Bilstein 5100s (on back order now per Dave at Northridge) and change the junk Skyjacker sway bar disconnects to JKS.



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Doing it on the left side in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Japan.

Riding a motorcycle is the only time in my existence when I can completely lose myself only to find myself.

It's not the destination.........

It's the ride!
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post #14 of 21 Old 01-10-2008, 05:54 PM
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Are the JK's popular in England?I always loved the Land Rover Defender but couldn't afford one.Any pics of the RHD?
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post #15 of 21 Old 01-10-2008, 07:35 PM
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Hi
No in the UK we have both and 1st is away from you.
Thanks for the info!!! I sort of figured that was where 1st was, but wasn't sure.....probably same 6-speed thats in LHD models.....That would be really different for me to shift ...

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