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post #1 of 22 Old 02-29-2008, 08:31 PM Thread Starter
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Truck to Jeep

I would like to gets some of your responses to convert or downsize to a jeep from a truck.As of know I owen a Nissan Titan crew cab and use it often for towing about 2800 lbs enclosed trailer.
Just trying to find out if anyone on here had a truck before buying there jeep.
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post #2 of 22 Old 02-29-2008, 08:34 PM
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Get you a Jeep. You will get a vehicle that rides rougher, has less power, and uses as much or more gas. Enjoy.
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post #3 of 22 Old 02-29-2008, 09:22 PM
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That's me, I traded in my 2005 Dodge ram 4 door with the sport package, 20" chrome rims, Painted bumpers, tow package, Stainless steps and pretty much every other option I could think of. It had a whopping 15K on it, and I couldn't be happier with the decision I made. Look, the truck was just a nice truck, but the jeep is FUN!!! You can't put a price on that.


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post #4 of 22 Old 02-29-2008, 09:43 PM
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Traded an 05 hemi ram 1500 for my rubicon and been prety happy. I do miss having a truck to haul stuff around so i bought a trailer. People ***** about MPG on the jeep but i get really good MPG much better than the ram i traded in. The jeep does not have a huge towing ablity and with the short wheelbase of my 2door it does not tow as smooth.

Over all i am happy with the trade.

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post #5 of 22 Old 02-29-2008, 09:49 PM
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Me too! Sold my 3/4 ton Chevy extended cab. Lost load carrying capability and passenger room, getting worse mileage along with a rougher ride.

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post #6 of 22 Old 02-29-2008, 09:53 PM
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I've got a 95 Ford F150 and I'm going to sell it. Its been a great truck but I've had it 11 years and I'm ready for a change. I ordered a 2dr Rubi and I know there are going to be times that I miss my truck but I love the Rubi.
I think I may get a small trailer to do any hauling or if I need a little more room. I really didn't haul that much with my truck either though. I am very excited about getting my Rubicon and I think it will be just fine for me. Ultimately, you will have to determine the pro's and con's. The 4drs have more room and greater hauling capicity (3500lbs for the 4dr, 2000lbs for 2dr).
The 4dr's are going to be the most practical and they are still very capable. My preference was the smaller 2dr, my kids are grown and there is just my wife and my mutt and me.

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post #7 of 22 Old 02-29-2008, 10:03 PM
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'05 dodge hemi quad cab 4x4 on 35' about 9mpg...have the jeep now get around 16mpg...much happier...and i can take the top off in the summer
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post #8 of 22 Old 03-01-2008, 05:30 AM
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I kept my 4 x 4 2000 Dodge 2500 cummings turbo diesel. I just couldnt bear to part with the sound of that diesel and turbo whine. I don't use it much, but I just love jammin those gears. My Sahara has the 3.21 gears so I couldn't pull much anyway. My advice is just make sure you get the dealer to gear you right and put on the tow package. I think I can only tow about 1000 lbs with my JK, so whats the use. I do agree with wheelerbob, the Jeep is just fun.
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post #9 of 22 Old 03-01-2008, 10:54 AM
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I still have both. Got the new Jeep and still have my 97 F350 Ford Crew cab diesel. People say the jeep gets worse mileage? I get 5mpg or better economy on the Jeep than the truck under any driving conditions, add to that the rediculous diesel fuel prices and I can drive the Jeep for about 1/2 the cost of the big diesel and have more fun too. The best thing about my Jeep to me is the 6sp manual trans. The truck has an auto which I knew was a big mistake and will never happen again.
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post #10 of 22 Old 03-01-2008, 12:03 PM
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Dumped a 06 Dodge 1500 Quad cab for the JK. I would not take it back.

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post #11 of 22 Old 03-01-2008, 03:12 PM
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The truck I went from was not full-size... But it was still a great move. Went from a 99 Tacoma to a 08 Unlimited Sahara... I love my Jeep and can't see ever driving anything else.
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post #12 of 22 Old 03-01-2008, 04:41 PM
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i had a 2002 gmc sierra it was a great truck,but i love my new wrangler.I have had it for about 3 weeks and i can't wait for the summer.Of course there are some trade offs, but for me the good out weigh the bad 100 to 1.Good luck with your new jeep
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post #13 of 22 Old 03-01-2008, 04:50 PM
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I need both

If you can do with one or the other, you need to look at your amount and pattern of use....I really can't 4 wheel with my Tundra (or take off the top or tow it) and I can't tow or haul my stuff with a JK... If I absolutely had to live with one of them, the pickumup would be the one...but not as much fun..
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post #14 of 22 Old 03-01-2008, 05:55 PM
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went from a 06 f-250 dsl to a 08 jk x was getting around 15mpg know getting around 18 mpg with about the same ride
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post #15 of 22 Old 03-01-2008, 06:07 PM
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I went from an 05 Chevy Z71 ext. cab. The truck rode better and I loved the carry capacity. I got about 18.5mpg and now get about 20mpg so that was a wash. The Jeep is more fun, better handling and better to park. I love the Jeep as a DD, but I am buying a truck with my tax refund to solve for capacity. The truck can be a beater however since I have the Jeep now.

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