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post #1 of 15 Old 07-15-2009, 01:12 AM Thread Starter
 
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Angry No 6 speed in 2wd...

If they offered a 6 speed stick in 2wd I'd buy one of those and put an atlas and Dana 60's under it for less than the cost of a Rubi! (ok... maybe not less but it's possible to be less.) $2.5 for an atlas and $10K for Dana 60's I could get am X for 18 easy and that would be less than Rubi sticker.
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Didn't realize no Stick in the 2wd. Maybe you could find someone to trade out. There are alot of autotrans junkies.

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Right now it's probably not too difficult to get an 4wd X for $18k and that you can get in a 6 speed.
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Right now it's probably not too difficult to get an 4wd X for $18k and that you can get in a 6 speed.
My point is that overall cost would be less.
I figure that most people buying a 2wd wrangler are doing so because of cost (some probably for mileage(WTF?... It's a Jeep!)) and why would you not put a cheaper tranny in a 2wd?....

Also if it is true, a 2wd would be $2-4K less.
I don't think I could get $2-4K out of a stock Dana 30 and a Jeep T-case...
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I would think it is purely a marketing issue. 1st there would not be many 2wd Jeeps sold to begin with. 2nd someone who is buying a 2wd Jeep is buying it for the "look" only. That type of person would be unlikely to want a manual transmission. The person who would want to buy it for a build up, such as you, would be extremely rare. You can't sucessfully market something to such a small segment.
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So Nate,when are you getting your jk? I checked at the place I bought mine and they never sold a 2wd jk.Some of the salesman there didn't even know they made them.Might be a bit hard to find one here in Oregon.

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I don't know about the 09 model, but I had an unlimited JK that was 2wd with a 6 sd and I ended up trading it for a 2wd unlimited with an auto. I live in N. Texas and can go just about anywhere any 4 wd can go. I hope to one day get a conversion to 4wd for no other reason than to stop all the comments about how I don't have a real Jeep.
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There is a 6 speed manual JK 4dr avail in 2wd! We have had some used ones come through but the management is uneasy ordering 2wd jeeps for stock only if a customer really has to have one.

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... or you could just do like I did and get your 6spd Rubi for $23,400 and change.

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My point is that overall cost would be less.
I figure that most people buying a 2wd wrangler are doing so because of cost (some probably for mileage(WTF?... It's a Jeep!)) and why would you not put a cheaper tranny in a 2wd?....

Also if it is true, a 2wd would be $2-4K less.
I don't think I could get $2-4K out of a stock Dana 30 and a Jeep T-case...
Nate you will only save a little more than $1000 for an X 4x4 6spd. It would come with the 3.21 gears, but I am sure you would be swapping them out anyways. I say get the 4x4 and wheel it, learn it, and break it

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^ agreed.That way you'll really get the feel for what you want.You can make a killer JK

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I agree if your a new jeeper then its best to start with a 4wd and then learn what you need as you go.

For me, I need a 2wd 4dr stick for my next project unless I figure out a way to install a 2.8 Crd from europe which will cost alot more! I think a diesel manual would have a huge cool factor.

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If you got a 2.8 crd,that would come with the computer to run it?Also,when I had the 06 libby crd it came with the 5 spd auto,would you go that way?

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If you got a 2.8 crd,that would come with the computer to run it?Also,when I had the 06 libby crd it came with the 5 spd auto,would you go that way?
I am looking to do a Cummins 4bt, but I do prefer the 2.8 crd. I have a 2005 Crd liberty my wife drives and its a fine setup. On the AEV forum a guy bought a CRD 07 rubicon that was transplanted from a euro JK, everything wiring harness,computer,manual trans and gauge cluster. I think it would be far less to get the 4bt and a NV4500 trans over the euro setup. I am awaiting a parts list and if I can get one, I will buy the parts and go the crd route.

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