Willys Edition JL Club Thread

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I am picking up my Willys this Sunday. I already have $1,000+ of addons I will apply at my leisure. However, the VERY VERY first thing I want to do is wash off the raised white on the tire lettering. It's like a zit I want to pop. Goo Gone
 

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I am picking up my Willys this Sunday. I already have $1,000+ of addons I will apply at my leisure. However, the VERY VERY first thing I want to do is wash off the raised white on the tire lettering. It's like a zit I want to pop. Goo Gone
Huh I kinda like the white lettering.
 

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Huh I kinda like the white lettering.
It's retro from the 70s, IMHO. I love retro things from my childhood. I just think mud covering the tires is in my future, not raised white lettering.
 

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odds are good that lettering's not painted on, but molded in.
you might have better luck painting it over with black, but you'll probably still want to turn the tires around on the wheels so that painted-over letting is on the inside of the wheel instead of the outside.

my issue with it doesn't have anything to do with what era it looks like it's from; J**ps already look like they're from decades gone by. my issue is that it doesn't wear well; it looks pretty crappy after you start wedging against rocks on the trail and rubbing off (parts of) the lettering.

I am picking up my Willys this Sunday. I already have $1,000+ of addons I will apply at my leisure. However, the VERY VERY first thing I want to do is wash off the raised white on the tire lettering. It's like a zit I want to pop. Goo Gone
 
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The wife thinks raised lettering is, "way super cool." :lipssealed: I guess I will keep the raised white lettering and when it wear out I will revisit our conversation. I will tell her, " The tire lettering stuck out so far that they popped the tires on a rock and I need bigger tires."
 

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The white letters are molded in. There is a layer of white rubber under the black, Then the top of the letters are shaved of to allow the white to show. You can take the tires off the wheels and remount them with the black wall side facing out.
 

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Hello all. Just picked it up a couple weeks back. Coming from a 17 GTI will take a second to get used to. Had an 09 JKU before the gti so it should not take long. Really can’t wait for spring and summer now to hit some trails out here in Colorado. Nice being back in a Jeep. What a difference from my 09.

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Nice, welcome and I see you also got the best color!
 

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Hello all. Just picked it up a couple weeks back. Coming from a 17 GTI will take a second to get used to. Had an 09 JKU before the gti so it should not take long. Really can’t wait for spring and summer now to hit some trails out here in Colorado. Nice being back in a Jeep. What a difference from my 09.

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Congrats! I have 16 GTI, buying a 2DR sting gray Willys in a few months too!
 

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New to Jeep’s and off-roading but very happy with our new 2021 Willys. its already hit the trails and blown through the mud with ease. We originally got her as a dinghy tow for our Winnie and added the sun rider soft top, but now that we‘ve experienced off-roading, some bigger tires and lift are coming soon 😂.

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Lookin good! We got our Willys as a dinghy as well. What tow setup did you go with? We haven't set ours up to tow yet. We had Roadmaster on our old Liberty, and thinking of going with them again on the Willys.
 

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Hello all. Just picked it up a couple weeks back. Coming from a 17 GTI will take a second to get used to. Had an 09 JKU before the gti so it should not take long. Really can’t wait for spring and summer now to hit some trails out here in Colorado. Nice being back in a Jeep. What a difference from my 09.

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Wow - this is about the same exact situation we're in. JLU Willys we ordered should be arriving in the next couple of weeks - '16 GTI is getting traded in. And we had a 2011 JKU Sport S before!
 

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Wow - this is about the same exact situation we're in. JLU Willys we ordered should be arriving in the next couple of weeks - '16 GTI is getting traded in. And we had a 2011 JKU Sport S before!
So weird I have a GTI and trading it for a Willys too!
 

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Wow - this is about the same exact situation we're in. JLU Willys we ordered should be arriving in the next couple of weeks - '16 GTI is getting traded in. And we had a 2011 JKU Sport S before!
Interesting how many guys/ gals who were driving sports cars or sports compacts switch to Jeeps. My last car was a 2015 Focus ST. I have been a Mustang guy all my life but our family interested in adventures which is why I got this.
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