2 Door vs 4 Door

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The question you first need to ask is what do you want to do with it? If you are going to mall crawl it then it doesn't matter.
If you want to take it out on the trails and rocks then...
2 door more nimble, 4 door can be more stable.
2 door less break over angle, 4 door more break over angle.
2 door no sleep in, 4 door sleep comfortable in.
2 door no haul as much gear, 4 door more gear.
2 door can't tow as much as 4 door.
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Been on motorcycles since I was 5. Probably 1,000,000 miles in my helmet all by myself. Brief discussions every 150 miles at various gas or food stops along the way.
February 20th 2018 on a plain old regular Tuesday morning I was nearly killed in my first MC accident in those 51 years. After having a jeep as a kid, I almost bought another new jeep in 2016, instead I bought the motorcycle that I would nearly meet my maker on 2 yrs later.
5 ribs with a total of 14 breaks in them, each of which had pieces that needed to be surgically removed from my lung and have plates on them to recover.
Two weeks of ICU and recovering at home I ordered my 2018 JLU Rubicon.
38,000 later I have honestly had more fun with at least one maybe two passengers in the desert or mountains for two to three weeks at a time than I ever had inside my helmet.
4 drs for me just for the simple reason of enjoying this with my wife or friends along with our gear.
I thank God every time I get in the Jeep for the opportunity to be here!
Interesting story. Recently, after exactly 50 years of riding, I hung up my helmet as well. My last bike was a Ducati Monster 1200 - not a forgiving mount for an older guy. I had never fallen off (except on dirtbikes) and I figured that fate might catch up to me and my bones wouldn't heal like a teenager's.

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Interesting story. Recently, after exactly 50 years of riding, I hung up my helmet as well. My last bike was a Ducati Monster 1200 - not a forgiving mount for an older guy. I had never fallen off (except on dirtbikes) and I figured that fate might catch up to me and my bones wouldn't heal like a teenager's.

Best of luck with your Jeep.
That's my story indeed and I'm sticking to it! One of my reminders

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I'm also a 2-door guy. It would be interesting how many of us have immediately removed the back seat. Mine always sit, wrapped in plastic, on the garage shelf - fresh, and with zero miles.

I'll be ordering a 4-door this Summer, but only because the diesel engine requires it.
 

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I'm at a loss for words with this, lol.
we need a picture thread of more people posing like this. Start with that lady in the other picture, followed by this and then more. Let’s make this a viral trend. See what spreads faster... the corona virus or this trend? :CWL:
 

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Mine came out day one but went back and forth several times over the next 9 months. I think only one person ever rode back there, but I'd put it back in because it was just sitting in my house and it turned into my cat's favorite seat. It is now in a bag, stored in my garage, and the diaboloical slipstream is in. I don't see myself going back.
Any chance you can take a pic showing how much space the 2 door slipstream leaves behind the seats? Like how far forward does the enclosure go? Guessing it stops at the start of the footwell?
 

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And you could put the Land Frigate into the bed of this bad boy!

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Do you think that he's running those big tires on a stock tailgate?
 

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...Four door screams family man ... no attachments, and likes adventures... dog... he can ride .... and lean out. I did this ...never had so many women... coming...sooner or later... reel them in... with kids.
:CWL:

Weird as it may sound, no factory half doors factored into my decision against the 2dr otherwise. Plus, I’ve already had two 2dr Wranglers. Everyone needs to get at least one 2dr. :like:
 

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Yeah I'll try to remember tonight. But I can tell you that you're incorrect. The slipstream is the same size if you buy a 2 door or a 4 door version. The 2 door has more area with the rearseat removed than the 4 door has when the seats are in place. So you end up with a good sized space from the back of your front seats to the front wall of the slipstream. If you look at the back of your 2 door with the rear seat removed, you have the hooks on the floor that the front part of the seat hooks to, the wall starts right there. It's quite the nice usable size. I have my seats all the way back and I can easily toss a laptop bag and such there, but I don't have any actual useful measurements for you off hand.
Oh ok that's not too bad, I've been trying to guesstimate based on the pictures on their website but the angles they show it almost looks like it would fit with the seat tumbled lol
 

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Ok, here's my 2 cents worth based mostly on proportional aesthetics. The 2-dr JL appears too stubby to me, while the JT (sorry, but for purposes of my tale I needed to include the Gladiator as well) appears too long relative to its width. The 4-dr JL, just like Mama Bear, appears just right!
 

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Ok, here's my 2 cents worth based mostly on proportional aesthetics. The 2-dr JL appears too stubby to me, while the JT (sorry, but for purposes of my tale I needed to include the Gladiator as well) appears too long relative to its width. The 4-dr JL, just like Mama Bear, appears just right!
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Other than the obvious more room with the 4 door, what are some pros and cons of 2 door vs 4 door?

I'm thinking about getting a 2 door Willys.

Thanks
Purchased a 2020 Willy's JL in February.3.6 and six speed. My wife has a 2018 JLU. I enjoy the 2dr much better. Had 4 2drs ranging from CJ2,3s 5s. No kids now so for me 2drs will always be my go to. Look and feel is so different from 4drs. It's a unique ride and feel you'll always appreciate.
 

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Purchased a 2020 Willy's JL in February.3.6 and six speed. My wife has a 2018 JLU. I enjoy the 2dr much better. Had 4 2drs ranging from CJ2,3s 5s. No kids now so for me 2drs will always be my go to. Look and feel is so different from 4drs. It's a unique ride and feel you'll always appreciate.
I had a 2 door for 12 years absolutely loved the way it drove on and off road. But it's just myself and my husband. In April when it started having serious issues, we traded it for a 4 door JLU and I'm trying to get used to the differences, mainly the size, and all the electronics. My 2 door was stock no frill with the exception of bumpers, lift and tires.
 
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