Thursday, June 11, 2015

2 Door VS 4 Door

The great thing about Jeeps is not only Go Anywhere, Do Anything, but there are different kinds of Jeeps you can personalize to meet your needs.

My Jeep is a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited... Unlimited is another word for 4 door -- a JKU. 

The JK is the 2 door Jeep Wrangler. I chose the 4 door because I have kids and needed more room.  

But how does that effect me on the trails compared to the 2 door. I wasn't quite sure of the differences so I asked a few Jeep friends, and this is what I found out. 

2 Door JK - better break over angle, less likely to high center when cresting hills. Easier to maneuver through tight areas and trees. It's lighter than the 4 door, but severely lacks cargo room. 

4 Door JKU - longer wheelbase which is more stable when climbing steep hills or ledges. It has more cargo space. If you like to get away and camp the 4 door is your Wrangler, it can hold a lot of gear.

Which Jeep Wrangler is right for you? Well, it depends on your goal for your Jeep build, where you drive, how you drive and how you want to use your Jeep.

If my plan is to keep my Jeep Wrangler stock, my JKU is limited what it can do off road because of its length and low belly. Now I need to decide my goals for wheeling off road. The 4 door really needs a lift to get its belly off the ground. Once that is done some say it can actually be better than a 2 door in some situations.

So I guess it is time for me to work on my off roading goals.

   - Simple Living! - Enjoying Life! - The Jeep Life! 


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