That’s what I did in spring of ‘19 (searched Jeep.com) and found a leftover ‘18 2 door 6 speed in the color I wanted. I had to travel 2 states away to get it. Be prepared to travel or have it shipped, or to order what you want and wait.
It’s typical giant company inertia. This is why startups are constantly surprising them. In auto/marine/aviation/pharma there is an escalating compliance regime which is what slows down startups, but not as much in other industries. This is also why competition is a good thing I.e. Bronco. I...
I know this was directed @blnewt but I can confirm that the spare did NOT fit on mine with Moab takeoff rims. It came very close but was rubbing my aftermarket bumper just a hair too much. I had to get and install the Smittybilt relocation bracket.
Had this done today. Apologies, I didn’t read all 78 pages of this thread. I have just over 10k miles. Apparently they do a test where the rev it in 4th gear and dump the clutch to see if it stalls. If it does you don’t need a new clutch, just the sleeve. That’s what they did for mine.
I can’t see the functional reason either, but I’m a newbie too so I’m not judging I’m just asking. I’d go with no doors or tube doors but the half door would seem to me to be not that much different than a full door with the window down. Maybe it’s just mostly aesthetic?