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    New Jeeps

    Just curious what y'all think bout da new jeeps? Went in to see em and almost took one out for a test drive.............woulda been torture... anyway, what do y'all think bout em?

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    Re: New Jeeps

    me and my local jeeper buddies have talked about this too ... and were just not a big fan of em ... i havent went and looked in person , but just from what i've read and the way they look doesnt appeal to me... along with all the articles praising it to high heaven in magizines it just smells funny to me ... i think a jeep should stay a jeep , short , stubby and ready to crawl
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    Re: New Jeeps

    Quote Originally Posted by mcbalmer View Post
    Just curious what y'all think bout da new jeeps? Went in to see em and almost took one out for a test drive.............woulda been torture... anyway, what do y'all think bout em?
    I think if you'll do a search, you'll find a lot of opinions..............recently.
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    Re: New Jeeps

    Quote Originally Posted by lethaldose View Post
    i think a jeep should stay a jeep , short , stubby and ready to crawl

    Just so you know, most buggies are running a wheel base around 103-112ish (these are just the most recent numbers I've been hearing). The 95" wheel base of the TJ's and YJ's is usually too short for serious crawling. Just FYI.
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    Re: New Jeeps

    Quote Originally Posted by currupt4130 View Post
    Just so you know, most buggies are running a wheel base around 103-112ish (these are just the most recent numbers I've been hearing). The 95" wheel base of the TJ's and YJ's is usually too short for serious crawling. Just FYI.
    Ya beat me to it.

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    Re: New Jeeps

    I imagine they will grow on you. We all screamed and yelled when they quit making the CJs, then threw a fit when they went to coil springs..

    I have read some pretty good things about the new ones, although I haven't actually been closer than next to one driving down the street.

    I have to keep my 99 TJ for another ten years or so to be able to afford what new vehicles cost these days..

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    Re: New Jeeps

    Quote Originally Posted by TwistedCopper View Post
    Ya beat me to it.
    well fine kick me in the taint and leave me drowning hahaha ... nah its just my personal opinion on not liking the newbies.... but seems that everybody has a like or dis-like about em
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    Re: New Jeeps

    I've seen the 4 door models at the dealership and i don't like them but a 2 door X came through drive-through the other day and i was impressed. The 2 doors look good but this one was just a little too clean for my standards.
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    Re: New Jeeps

    Quote Originally Posted by currupt4130 View Post
    Just so you know, most buggies are running a wheel base around 103-112ish (these are just the most recent numbers I've been hearing). The 95" wheel base of the TJ's and YJ's is usually too short for serious crawling. Just FYI.
    Now now remember currupt, rock crawling isn't the only type of Jeepin' there is.


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    Re: New Jeeps

    Naw, I know, but he did say crawlin...
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    Re: New Jeeps

    Quote Originally Posted by currupt4130 View Post
    Naw, I know, but he did say crawlin...
    Now, I've been crawlin' for nigh on to 20 years, an' I ain't see'd no 112" wheelbase Jeeps. Closest thang I see'd was mebbe in fronta da Gap, doin' a speed bump at idle......

    .....oh, you weren't talking about mall crawling?


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    Re: New Jeeps

    The new wranglers are quite a bit wider too. I checked out an 07 a couple weeks ago. Aside from the week little fog lights built into the front bumper it didnt look too bad. I was shocked when I say it had POWER WINDOWS!!!! come on now.

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    Re: New Jeeps

    The only thing I don't like about them is the midship gas tank. I was at a dealer the other day and looked under a 2 door, the tank is on the pass. side in the middle of the jeep. And what's where the tank used to be? NOTHING. What's the reason for moving it? Who knows. But now that new tank placement will be in the way of putting a long arm on it. Other than that I llike em, I'll get one, and make my YJ a trailer queen.
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    Re: New Jeeps

    I believe moving the gas tank had to do with safety regulations. Or at least thats what I've heard.

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    Re: New Jeeps

    Safety? Most of us drive lifted jeeps with no tops or doors! Who needs safety anyway.
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    Re: New Jeeps

    Heres a shot of one that a guy in our local club uses as an avatar, unfortunately theres a lot of crap in the way of the Jeep.
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    and then there's the horrific Rancho decals... but you get the jist of it
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    Re: New Jeeps

    Quote Originally Posted by Joopin View Post
    Safety? Most of us drive lifted jeeps with no tops or doors! Who needs safety anyway.
    Dont tell me, tell the federal government. I'm sure they were involved somehow. Kinda like why my 03 has all kinds of plastic crap around the inside of the windshield and a whole lot thicker roll bar padding.

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