So...what do you like about your JK?I hate the rear seat headrests. Have to fold the seats forward to be able to hold the headrest back in order to get a child's car seat to sit flush with the seat back. It's a big PITA.
Exterior plastics that don't fade in 12 months
Fuel capacity could stand another few gallons
It'd be nice if my hood didn't look like it were about to fly away when a large truck passes the other way
If the carpets didn't stink from mildew I could live with the leaks
Interior lighting sucks
Needs a 5k tow capacity
The defroster needs vents closer to the edges of the windshield so snow doesn't build up at the end of the wipers travel
Rear window wiper motor could be designed to where it's not mounted to the glass causing a big blind spot in an already small window
Engine, tranny, headlights suck but that's very obvious
LEDs do help, l swapped to putco's about a year ago. But, they dropped the map lights on the rear view and the footwell lighting that the LJ/TJ? has. Granted they are not very bright in the LJ but at least in the proper places.I can solve your interior lighting problems...I put these in my 4 door and OMG you can actually read a map and see stuff now. Next upgrade on my lighting is the headlights to the KC ones.
I second this. Have actually wondered about different options.I will preface by saying I love my Jeep.
1. Payload. No two ways about it. It sucks.
2. Factory door hinges. Aluminum against steel with nothing in between = corrosion. Eventually this will happen on every. Single. JK. My 2012 is already showing bubbling on the hinges.
3. This opinion will likely not be popular. I wish it had regular doors, and a regular integrated roof with proper insulation and sound deadening materials.
4. Jeep could easily have made a shelf in the rear cargo area to assist with space usage. They decided not to, making the trunk much less useful until a shelf is installed.
5. No heated steering wheel option. I live in Canada and I hate the cold.
Haters can stand down. Yes I know I bought a Jeep, and I knew what I was getting when I purchased it. I still have no regrets. For what I wanted, it was the best north American option available. That doesn't mean it is perfect.
Edit: Headlights also suck.
Odd... my 2012 has been running my fridge with no issues for the last 2 years...Just remove it permanently - you can buy the JKU-Sport side trim place and have it gone for ~$100. The wiring for the 12v outlet is in place for all JKU's btw.. you can redo it at last as well as it is from the factory (it cannot support a fridge)
Good for you... looking at how thin the wires are, i'm surprised it can support that much load.. Although if you keep it on all the time, i doubt it cycles much which helps smooth out the load.Odd... my 2012 has been running my fridge with no issues for the last 2 years...
Just FYI, for the Rubicon T case, Teraflex has a 2-Lo kit.Reverse on the manual needs to be lower. I really dislike backing up an incline in 2hi, particularly with my trailer attached. I dislike it enough that I am looking for ways to be able to have a 2lo option on my Jeep. So far, I've found that either an Atlas transfer case or a new front axle with manual hubs seems to be my only options.
I don't like the black interior color. It shows massive amounts of dirt.
Other than that, I'm pretty happy.