Unexpected side effect from adding Christmas wreath to grill

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OMG, wreath on a Jeep, hop in my emotional support dog, off to the mall we say!





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If the vehicle is stickered 60k, it is a 60k vehicle. It doesn't matter how the the company created the price point. That's like saying your 600k house is really only a 300k house, but you chose the options of a kitchen, bathrooms, bedrooms, and a garage... This is faulty logic.
Soon I predict that people will be discussing their 70K Jeeps. It started at 50K but for quite some time people have been talking 60K. Still not sure how you get all the way to 60. I almost could have gotten a Sport to go with the Rubi for 60K!
 

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Just added a Xmas wreath to the grill of my 2 door. Shortly after, I drove my son to an appointment. Once I reached about 35 mph, the top of my soft top started fluttering. It immediately caught my attention since I’ve been so impressed with how quiet the soft top is, exhibiting minimal wind noise.

I had a theory about the cause so when the appointment was over I removed the wreath before we headed home. Sure enough, no fluttering. Amazingly it seems that small wreath disrupted the aerodynamics of the car enough to upset the airflow over the roof and cause the top to make the flapping sound.

Problem solved - the wreath is now on the spare tire. Happy holidays!

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You called your Jeep a car; God just killed a kitten... way to go. Please refrain from calling it a car, the proper Jeep authorities have been notified and soon you will have an unmarked Fiat sitting outside your house.
 

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You called your Jeep a car; God just killed a kitten... way to go. Please refrain from calling it a car, the proper Jeep authorities have been notified and soon you will have an unmarked Fiat sitting outside your house.
Oh and the guy in the Fiat will be setting fire to your wreath as well.
 

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Not at all. If you buy a $20k economy car then opt for a $20k high performance package don’t expect a $40k car’s interior.
But the wreath was on the exterior. ;):bandit:
 

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You're lucky. A tiny pine cone detached from my Xmas wreath once I hit 20mph, bounced off my hood 3 times, got caught on my wiper before freeing itself and splitting my windshield in two.












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Just added a Xmas wreath to the grill of my 2 door. Shortly after, I drove my son to an appointment. Once I reached about 35 mph, the top of my soft top started fluttering. It immediately caught my attention since I’ve been so impressed with how quiet the soft top is, exhibiting minimal wind noise.

I had a theory about the cause so when the appointment was over I removed the wreath before we headed home. Sure enough, no fluttering. Amazingly it seems that small wreath disrupted the aerodynamics of the car enough to upset the airflow over the roof and cause the top to make the flapping sound.

Problem solved - the wreath is now on the spare tire. Happy holidays!

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Just added a Xmas wreath to the grill of my 2 door. Shortly after, I drove my son to an appointment. Once I reached about 35 mph, the top of my soft top started fluttering. It immediately caught my attention since I’ve been so impressed with how quiet the soft top is, exhibiting minimal wind noise.

I had a theory about the cause so when the appointment was over I removed the wreath before we headed home. Sure enough, no fluttering. Amazingly it seems that small wreath disrupted the aerodynamics of the car enough to upset the airflow over the roof and cause the top to make the flapping sound.

Problem solved - the wreath is now on the spare tire. Happy holidays!

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I thought maybe a wreath on the front might cause a cooling problem. So this. Haven't seen any reindeer yet.

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The spare tire is the perfect spot for it.

However, now I'm worried about changing my front bumper. I was also pleasantly surprised by the quiet and non-flapping soft top. I don't want it to become an issue.
I replaced my bumper and felt no difference
 

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Real die hard Jeep enthusiasts do not install wreaths on Jeeps.:punch:
Yeah!!!

Wait...what do they put on the front....? What about the back? ;)

Merry Christmas!!

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The spare tire is the perfect spot for it.

However, now I'm worried about changing my front bumper. I was also pleasantly surprised by the quiet and non-flapping soft top. I don't want it to become an issue.
Don't worry. I drove 400 miles yesterday without stock front bumper. I'm in the process of replacing it, but couldn't finish the work before I headed for a road trip. I haven't noticed any change in wind noise of hard top. It's same as previous.
 

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No issues on this 4-wheel tree

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