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I want a Wrangler Unlimited. They're awesome. Anyone who disagrees is a ghay person.
Never been a fan of the stretched wheelbase model. I like the compact rugged looks of the standard Wranlger and stretching it just looks odd to me.
 

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Believe it or not, back in 1967 in East Africa, we had long wheel base Jeeps (like Wranglers of today). They had cutouts for just two doors and had seats (benches) fixed lengthwise in the back. The one we had had a pipe frame over which could be fitted a canvas top and side curtains. While we also had Land Rovers (both long and short wheel base) we preferred the Jeeps because of the relatively narrower track. I still preferred the 1955 Saab 96 coupe to either of the utility off road vehicles. I don't know if the long wheelbase Jeeps were for export only and were maybe built overseas, but besides the one we had there were several others around in the city of Asmara.
 

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Believe it or not, back in 1967 in East Africa, we had long wheel base Jeeps (like Wranglers of today). They had cutouts for just two doors and had seats (benches) fixed lengthwise in the back. The one we had had a pipe frame over which could be fitted a canvas top and side curtains. While we also had Land Rovers (both long and short wheel base) we preferred the Jeeps because of the relatively narrower track. I still preferred the 1955 Saab 96 coupe to either of the utility off road vehicles. I don't know if the long wheelbase Jeeps were for export only and were maybe built overseas, but besides the one we had there were several others around in the city of Asmara.
Oh there is no doubt there have been MANY longer-wheelbase Wranglers through the years in both consumer and commercial applications. Even CJ "truck" things that used the additional wheelbase for a cargo bed.

For me however, the purest expression of a Wrangler is the classic short-wheelbase, 2 doors (usually taken off) all purpose off-roader. The compact size just makes them extremely agile and just personal preference, they look better to me. Not to mention less weight is never a bad thing.
 

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There was a Wrangler Unlimited featured in Terminator Salvation. Kyle Reese and Marcus use it as a getaway vehicle. But then again, aren't Wranglers synonomous with Terminator? That's what Sarah Connor drives off into the Arizona Desert in when the first Terminator ends.
 

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I sense an incredibly long post coming in the near future......
 

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I want a Wrangler Unlimited. They're awesome. Anyone who disagrees is a ghay person.
The problem with the JK is that they grew.... alot. 5" wider then the TJ, longer and taller too.

32's come standard on the Rubicon models. On the 2-door, they look OK but still small, kinda like how 30's look on the TJ. 33's make a TJ look "not too big, not too small" On a JK, 35's look "right".... on the 4-door JK, 32's look small. 37's look like "big tire proportional"

A picture says 1,000 words, or so they say....



(37's^) That thing crawls over everything, it's rather amusing to watch it go, the owner is really cool and basically won't pass up the chance to try anything with it, riding along with him is like your own 3mph rollercoaster - yes, the thrill is there.

For comparison, my TJ is still on the factory 30's, the lifted TJ in the background is on 33's.



The new JK is really growing on me..... mine would be 2-door, but I don't think it'll win me outta my TJ.
 

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Even CJ "truck" things that used the additional wheelbase for a cargo bed.
Lol... Are you talking about the CJ-8 Scrambler?

If so, I'm still in love with those things... It's been on my list of "to owns" for as long as I remember. I almost pulled the trigger on one several times... Most recently as of just a few years ago when I ended up getting the CJ5. There weren't that many Scramblers ever made to begin with and those that were tend to be held on to religiously... So they're really hard to come by, especially an example that's in decent shape and is close to original without have a bunch of ridiculous and needless modifications done to them. When one does, you can sure expect to pay a rather hefty premium compared to their CJ7 contemporaries.

I suppose I'll find one some day... Perhaps when I'm finished tinkering and all is said and done with the 5. Ahh.. A man can dream at least :cloud9:
 

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I saw a couple of nice Grand Wagoneers in western MN last week Adam. And a J-20 at that Mopar show last weekend.
 
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