Poll: 2 or 4 door Jeep

Which do you prefer 2 or 4 door Jeep?


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I am going to get a two door. It will be a second vehicle. If I had kids (or dogs), I would consider a four door. You need to take a look at your own situation. Do you have kids/dogs/need the cargo room? Do you live in a city where the shorter wheelbase makes for easier parking? Do you want the one that looks good? (just kidding there). I do think that compared to the 2 door, the 4 door needs a lift and larger tires to look better.
 

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I'm curious on which jeep type is preferred more. It's not an easy choice and I've been going back and forth on what I want my new JL to be.
I have friends, gear, and a family. 4-door.

If I was single, no kids, no wife, no dogs, etc..... 4-door.
 
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I am going to get a two door. It will be a second vehicle. If I had kids (or dogs), I would consider a four door. You need to take a look at your own situation. Do you have kids/dogs/need the cargo room? Do you live in a city where the shorter wheelbase makes for easier parking? Do you want the one that looks good? (just kidding there). I do think that compared to the 2 door, the 4 door needs a lift and larger tires to look better.
I have a TJ on 35s now and I love it to death. If I got a 4 door JL I'd probably regear for 37s. I think the thing that's holding me back from getting the 2 door is all the room the JLU has. I want to do like week long camping trips in the future
 

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I'm getting a 2-door because that's what I've always wanted and have never been much into the 4-door. I have two kids and a dog, so the practicality of the 2-door concerns me. But my wife will have a midsize SUV; she has an Acura RDX right now, which isn't very big, but when that lease is up she'll get something bigger like a Honda Pilot or Toyota Highlander. So on weekends when we're taking the kids places, we can all go in her car. At least that's my plan.
 

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I have friends, gear, and a family. 4-door.

If I was single, no kids, no wife, no dogs, etc..... 4-door.
My wife rides in the front passenger seat, just fine. I’ve never thought to ask her to ride in the back seat, and she’s never asked. :)

(Assuming the last 4-door is a typo)
 

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My wife rides in the front passenger seat, just fine. I’ve never thought to ask her to ride in the back seat, and she’s never asked. :)

(Assuming the last 4-door is a typo)
Haha, no it wasn't. The only 2-door vehicle I've ever owned was a 1986 K5 Blazer (may she RIP), but I just can't personally justify getting a 2-door vehicle anymore. I don't want to have to make the decision of: "well, it's either you guys or your luggage, make a choice."
 

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Haha, no it wasn't. The only 2-door vehicle I've ever owned was a 1986 K5 Blazer (may she RIP), but I just can't personally justify getting a 2-door vehicle anymore. I don't want to have to make the decision of: "well, it's either you guys or your luggage, make a choice."
That’s why so many 2 door Wrangler owners have other horeses in the stable.

If I have luggage and people, there’s no question I’m taking my full size SUV- it’s a V8 so it’ll be better suited to the task of a full load, plus it’s highway manners are limousine-like. I completely get what you’re saying, there.
 

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2 door for the win.
Looks, maneuvering, fun factor all better imo, I understand that others feel they need the space of a 4 door, But they are friggen fugly if you ask me.
And the 2 door breakover. Nuff said:like:
 

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Haha, no it wasn't. The only 2-door vehicle I've ever owned was a 1986 K5 Blazer (may she RIP), but I just can't personally justify getting a 2-door vehicle anymore. I don't want to have to make the decision of: "well, it's either you guys or your luggage, make a choice."
Lol I like this comment! TBH i prefer the way the 4-doors look over the 2-doors (especially when modded) and just makes more sense for me.

But opinions about this are relative...
 

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If you want a true wrangler, get a two door. If you need more space, get a truck or suv.
What makes a 2-door a "true wrangler"? Do the 4-door lack the capability of the 2-door? Just curious. I've seen people make comments like this and was wondering what facts are behind it.

I've actually seen the opposite where people say that 4-doors can be more capable than 2-doors. So trying to figure out what a "true wrangler" is based on the wheel-base (amount of doors). Enlighten me when you have a free moment? :movember:
 

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What makes a 2-door a "true wrangler"? Do the 4-door lack the capability of the 2-door? Just curious. I've seen people make comments like this and was wondering what facts are behind it.

I've actually seen the opposite where people say that 4-doors can be more capable than 2-doors. So trying to figure out what a "true wrangler" is based on the wheel-base (amount of doors). Enlighten me when you have a free moment? :movember:
The four door was a marketing ploy, and a great one at that. It made the wrangler more versatile and appealing to a larger scale audience. All of a sudden, people who enjoyed their wrangler in their younger years who now have a family can once again enjoy the vehicle with their kids and luggage in tow. However, would anyone for the amount of money that a loaded four door wrangler costs still buy one if you couldn’t take the top or doors off?

I also think the wrangler is appealing due to the “pack” Mindset.

In terms of performance, I guess it depends on what kind of 4-wheeling you do. In some situations, I imagine there could be an advantage of having the wheelbase of the four door. In most situations, I would say a two door would be my pick.
 

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What makes a 2-door a "true wrangler"? Do the 4-door lack the capability of the 2-door? Just curious. I've seen people make comments like this and was wondering what facts are behind it.

I've actually seen the opposite where people say that 4-doors can be more capable than 2-doors. So trying to figure out what a "true wrangler" is based on the wheel-base (amount of doors). Enlighten me when you have a free moment? :movember:
I think what he meant was a “classic Wrangler” in the sense that those of us who are past a certain age indentify with a Wrangler of “only” 2 doors.

If Ford ever decided to build a 4 door Mustang, you can be sure there would be a group who only considered a 2 door Mustang to be the “real deal”. After decades of something looking a certain way, there are some dinosaurs who will always prefer the basic original design. Like me, for example.
 

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I think what he meant was a “classic Wrangler” in the sense that those of us who are past a certain age indentify with a Wrangler of “only” 2 doors.

If Ford ever decided to build a 4 door Mustang, you can be sure there would be a group who only considered a 2 door Mustang to be the “real deal”. After decades of something looking a certain way, there are some dinosaurs who will always prefer the basic original design. Like me, for example.
Makes sense! Thank you :)
 

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The four door was a marketing ploy, and a great one at that. It made the wrangler more versatile and appealing to a larger scale audience. All of a sudden, people who enjoyed their wrangler in their younger years who now have a family can once again enjoy the vehicle with their kids and luggage in tow. However, would anyone for the amount of money that a loaded four door wrangler costs still buy one if you couldn’t take the top or doors off?

I also think the wrangler is appealing due to the “pack” Mindset.

In terms of performance, I guess it depends on what kind of 4-wheeling you do. In some situations, I imagine there could be an advantage of having the wheelbase of the four door. In most situations, I would say a two door would be my pick.
Thanks for this! :giggle:

My dad has '83 CJ7 and i used to freakin love that thing! It has been out of commission for a long time lol, which I hope to resurrect soon! It had a totally different feel than my 4-door, and I wonder if it feels differently than even the 2-doors now. Hmm...just pondering. I think the only way I could have that nostalgia of my dad's jeep now, is try to make my JLU as similar to it as possible (manual locks/windows, old CB, etc), or just get his up and running again lol.

I'd like to post a thread about a build series for his Jeep one day; when we both have the time and money to get it going. Ehh...sorry for diverting from the topic a bit, just reminiscing... :involve:
 
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