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Offline hps4evr

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Jeep question for all jeepers
« on: October 02, 2021, 02:49:02 PM »
Should they stretch the wheelbase on the 2 door wrangler?
4 doors are so popular and I’m not seeing a reason why a 2 door needs to be so short. I like the length of my XJ at 100” wheelbase. The new 2 door bronco is 100” wheelbase as well.
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Re: Jeep question for all jeepers
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2021, 03:49:34 PM »
The 2 door LWB JK prototype they built way back when was the perfect size, very similar wheelbase as the TJ Unlimited's.
If they built that now I would have chosen it without hesitation over my 4 door.

There is a kit available to stretch the 2 door JK’s now and Bestop even has a soft top specifically made to fit it.
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Re: Jeep question for all jeepers
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2021, 11:25:40 AM »
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Re: Jeep question for all jeepers
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2021, 07:24:45 AM »
Yeah I watched that stretch conversion one weekend a couple months ago. I think I still have it sitting on my PVR. it’s very interesting, albeit a lot of work and I lose my hardtop.
Definitely a consideration new but guessing it would be a tough sell production-wise.
Now a 2dr extended cab pick up… That would be cool!  8)
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Re: Jeep question for all jeepers
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2021, 10:27:36 AM »
There was a series on Four Wheeler TV where Ian Johnson builds a LJ from a tube kit. Could always go that route too.

https://www.wideopendesign.com/jc-jeep-chassis-for-lj
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