Willys Edition JL Club Thread

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OK, that's more clear.
agreed.

when someone just says "Sport" in a Willys thread, it's hard to know for sure what they're talking about if they're not specific. (thank you, J**p Marketing!)


The Willys Sport has no auto lights, power locks or windows and has a plastic steering wheel. The Willys which is based on the Sport S has all of those and a leather wrapped wheel. It doesn’t matter if it’s a wrangler or an unlimited. We were strictly talking about Willys models.
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sorry, you misunderstood; perhaps another victim of the confusion created by J**p Marketing?
the "Willys based on the JLU Sport" i referenced most definitely comes with the leather wheel.

Both are true. The Wrangler Sport as well as the Willys Sport both don't have a leather steering wheel. You need to upgrade to the Sport S OR the Willys to get those options.
 

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Once again. Willys is based on the Sport S. This is the worst package naming Jeep has done. The whole Willys (higher trim) vs Willys Sport (lower trim) is very confusing.

If I was just casually looking at Jeeps, I would assume that by adding Sport to Willys that it would have a higher level of standard equipment. Jeep’s build and price is no help at all.

I wonder how many people have ordered thinking they are getting a Willys and are surpised to see a Willys Sport that is missing options they though came with the package.
 

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I decided to replace mine before I even took delivery based on reviews of the Firestones and how horrible they claimed them to handle in wet conditions. I'll be seeing more rainy on-road days than off-road days so an All-Terrain meets my needs better anyway. I will say, in the few days I had them on the Jeep they weren't terribly noisy but the ride was rough. When I got the Falken Wildpeak AT3's on the ride was noticeably smoother.
I bought a '19JLR back in 2019 because the Willys was not availble back then. I sold that JLR and now I am replacing it. I am trying to decide between another JLR or a Willys? I love everything about the Willys except the MTs that come on it. I really wish they put K02s on the Willys like I had on my '19JLR. The KO2 were very quiet , wore well, great in rain, winter and snow.

I guess I could sell the MTs that come on the Willys and buy new tires like you did. Did you sell your MTs? Any idea of how much they are worth as take-offs? How much were the Falken Wildpeak AT3's ? Did you choose them over a K02 for any specific reason?
 

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I haven't even taken delivery yet, and am trying to figure how to get rid of the white lettering!!!
Hey Willys friends! What's your secret to cleaning the white lettering on the tires?
 

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Man I’m debating ordering my wife a 22 XR Willys or lift her 21 Saraha Altitude and regear. Decisions.
 

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I haven't even taken delivery yet, and am trying to figure how to get rid of the white lettering!!!
Heh, yeah not my preference either. When it's time for new tires I'll be switching to a plain black sidewall.
 

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I haven't even taken delivery yet, and am trying to figure how to get rid of the white lettering!!!
Black permanent marker like a Sharpie? I bet there is some kind of black tire marker or pen? Or sand at the white until it's black. Or use a paint remover on the white.
 

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Man I’m debating ordering my wife a 22 XR Willys or lift her 21 Saraha Altitude and regear. Decisions.
I have a Sahara but something about a willys with the name and XR!! But that’s my choice.
 

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I have a Sahara but something about a willys with the name and XR!! But that’s my choice.
I know it feels like such a waste when the Jeep is not even a year old but… she wants to go wheeling with me and the factory “lift”, larger tires and factory gearing are perfect for what she’ll ever need.

Additionally, I love that it comes with a limited slip for the rear and I would option it with the tow package since we are picking up a Turtleback trailer and it would be nice to have the option of towing with her vehicle or my 392 depending on our trip plans.
 

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I know it feels like such a waste when the Jeep is not even a year old but… she wants to go wheeling with me and the factory “lift”, larger tires and factory gearing are perfect for what she’ll ever need.

Additionally, I love that it comes with a limited slip for the rear and I would option it with the tow package since we are picking up a Turtleback trailer and it would be nice to have the option of towing with her vehicle or my 392 depending on our trip plans.
Willys would be a good platform and you can equip it similar to a Sahara with out all the extra off-road goodies that she probably doesn’t want or need.
 

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Willys would be a good platform and you can equip it similar to a Sahara with out all the extra off-road goodies that she probably doesn’t want or need.
Yeah I hit up the dealer I got my 392 from see what they’re willing to do.
 

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Willys would be a good platform and you can equip it similar to a Sahara with out all the extra off-road goodies that she probably doesn’t want or need.
Proximity is included with the Rubicon and Sahara.

The only way to get Proximity on a Willys now is to order the dual door group. You can't order Proximity without the dual doors.
 

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I bought a '19JLR back in 2019 because the Willys was not availble back then. I sold that JLR and now I am replacing it. I am trying to decide between another JLR or a Willys? I love everything about the Willys except the MTs that come on it. I really wish they put K02s on the Willys like I had on my '19JLR. The KO2 were very quiet , wore well, great in rain, winter and snow.

I guess I could sell the MTs that come on the Willys and buy new tires like you did. Did you sell your MTs? Any idea of how much they are worth as take-offs? How much were the Falken Wildpeak AT3's ? Did you choose them over a K02 for any specific reason?
I believe that the Willys comes with better off road tires than the Rubicon because the Rubicon has a higher percentage of mall crawler/sticker buyers who want the smoother quieter ride. The hard core off roaders will be swapping the stock tires out anyways. A higher percentage of Willys buyers are actually looking for a vehicle well equipped for moderate trails right out of the box. If they came with ATs I would be looking for RTs or MTs right away. They are pretty good at hitting their targeted buyers.
 
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