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Old 07-23-2015, 09:56 AM
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Re: anybody switch from a wk2 (11-13) to a wrangler same years ?

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I did the opposite I went from a 2012 JK to a 2013wk2. Ride hight and comfort its good, my reason for the swap was that for the same amount of money y could get a more refine vehicle that was still capable for the amount of use i had. Key less entry and power windows after 10 months not having them was really appreciated.

I had 33" on stock suspension and that was perfect for me.
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Old 07-23-2015, 02:02 PM
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Re: anybody switch from a wk2 (11-13) to a wrangler same years ?

My perspective:

I considered a Wrangler. I priced out 4-Door models because I wanted something with room for stuff and people both, not one or the other.

By the time I added a Navi system and the tow package, I was up within a few thousand of the GC Limited I finally settled on, which came with a lot more luxury items and a better ride.

In the end, I don't plan to do any hard core off-roading, so the GC is fine for anything I would ever do.

The only advantage to getting the Wrangler would be a manual transmission option. However, the paddle shifters offer enough control to be a good compromise.

I'm much happier with the GC.

My assessment is, the JGC offers a good price to features ratio. The Wrangler is overpriced ever since the Yuppie weekend warrior made it popular.
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Re: anybody switch from a wk2 (11-13) to a wrangler same years ?

I own both a 2013 JK Rubi (my daily driver, heavily modified for it's real intended use) and a 2014 WK2 Overland (wifes daily driver, stock) I feel I can add to the consensus here.
My honest opinion is that unless you plan to off road hard the JK just has too many compromises to be considered for daily driver status, let alone road trips. Mine is heavily modified, and as such it drives much better than it did stock, and rides better as well. Even still, it is substantially rougher than the WK2 and requires constant minute steering corrections... and cross winds push it all over the highway. Taking the hard top off is a 2 man operation, I say man... if your spouse is a girly girl she'll help you once, nearly dump the thing in the driveway and be done with "open air driving".
I love my Rubi, it is stellar in the AZ rocks, which is what it was purchased and built for, otherwise the WK2 is the ride of choice... even for short errands.
MPG, I was getting 20mpg hwy, 18mpg city when it was stock, 3.6L with 6spd. Now that it's lifted, armored, geared and 35" rock tires I get 15.8mpg hwy (72mph, less if I go faster) and still 18mpg city. I drive like grandpa.
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