Originally Posted by moosehead
J4J, suggest starting with the options packages to help narrow your priorities and match with best package pricing. Below link is from wk2jeeps.com website that is a sticky at top of this WK2 forum thread.
Your priorities may change as you dig in as well. For instance, do you want the off road package or just the tow hooks? Towing needs? Do you really want QL given it's a complex, new system, or is a traditionally sprung suspension more than adequate and leaves you with a simpler lift option later? YMMV.
Good luck and enjoy.
This is going to be more of my daily driver, but I spend a good potion of my winter weekends in the snow and on the mountains / bad mountain roads, so I like having some flexibility to get over and around things. I'm currently still driving an 04 WJ with 192000 miles on it, and will probably keep it in case I want to do any aggressive lift kits for trail time. The new WK2 won't get any major after market mods. the tow hooks are more to pull me out of a ditch in the middle of VT if need be or drag something out of my way.
So yeah, I probably don't "need" QL, but I think it would be really nice to have. Heated seats and a remote starter are needs for me... I don't like my rear freezing to the seat in -20F weather
I don't need towing... skid plates... I don't know, i've always had them on my other jeeps, not sure how many times they've saved me or not.
The auto dim mirrors... i'd really like to have... I do a lot of night driving and I hate it when some *** has their high beams blaring in my passenger mirror... (also why I was angry that they deleted it from the 04 WJ passenger side)... are the auto dim mirrors something I could install myself (if I ordered say a Laredo X)
Is the only way to get QL to order the Offroad ADV group II? This has most of what I was hoping for QL + Skid Plates + Tow Hooks... but it also has the trailer hitch... which I really don't have any use for (I suppose I can throw my mountain bike on it in the future)
Also, do you think a dealer will be able to beat preferred pricing?