The 2007 to 2010 are virtually the same rig.. there were some minor headaches for suspension manufactures with the movement of the catalytic converters.. experienced this with Jenna's 2010.. but in general they are all the same rig.
2011 brought major changes.. if you notice the programming manufacturers have yet to come out with a 2011 programmer.. the interior is completely changed so as of yet you can't get a tuffy flip-n-lock or other interior type mods that were made for the 07-10 interiors. You can't get a sport cage either that i know of for the 11 as the dash has changed so much... the cats also moved once again..
2012 will bring some more major changes.. talk of a different windshield rake which will change the interior again, it is going to have a different engine which will require suspension companies to re-engineer once again... again, Superchips, Diablo Sport, Hypertech, etc will all have to re-engineer for the new engine.
My point is that why would the aftermarket companies spend time re-enginnering their product or in worst case scenario totally redesign their product or come out with new product for an exclusive model made in one year.. 2011.?
A prime example would be something like a sport cage.. If you can't put a 07 thru 10 sport cage in a 2011 and the windshield rake is going to change for 2012 which would change the sport cage's design... why would a company come to market with a 2011 only sport cage??
Just something to ponder.
Awwww man, why'd you have to go and say something like that???
Thought there are changes, any aftermarket company would be leaving 20% of the current production JKs off the table for $$. Granted there would be some refactoring costs impacting margins, but not as sufficient as a complete redesign, and certainly enough coin nt to leave on the table.
Then again, what do I know; I don't make parts. LOL
There is a chance the 2012s will reuse some interior components.
What would be even scarier to me is if Chrysler spent the $$ on retooling for one year then made a drastic course correction with the 2012. I would raise an eyebrow at the R&D, time to market, and overall quality & reliability.
It doesn't make sense to consciously change the 2011 knowing the 2012 changes were coming..
I doubt a focus group of 2,500 people said I would buy a 2011 if only u changed the interior and moved the cat...
My big question: Will the 2012 have the cool 2011 windshield with the little Jeep on it?