Double Black Offroads Jeep Wrangler JL Review

Just a quick one:


JL Wrangler Review


First and foremost kudos to Jeep for making the JL every bit a Wrangler. The looks the feel, the drive, its every bit a Wrangler as the JK and even Tj is. It is however, a much more sophisticated wheeler.  




Lets get to the upgrades which in particular JK owners will appreciate:


- The turning circle is finally of an acceptable standard in a 4 door 4by
- The ground clearance is certainly better, just getting in and out of stock Wranglers which I do daily, you know its improved 


- The 8spd auto is silky smooth, both on up and downshifts its way better
- With only 1400 rpm at 100km/h the fuel economy on a stock petrol I achieved was low 10s, combined cycle only 11.5 over a 900kmh! 


- Finally air vents in the rear is a welcome addition, however the aircon still struggled here in the Florida heat

- Storage has vastly improved both in the door nets, centre console and the boot is noticeable also


- Folding down the rear seats is now a basic function as it should be

- The Freedom Top Panels are so easy to remove its Childs play

- Much beefier track bar mounts front and rear
- The steering components are also beefier compared to the JK

- Diffs are much beefier tubing also

- The Uconnect works seamlessly now with my iPhone 7plus compared to the JK setup

- The factory reverse camera is fantastic and easy to use

- So easy to trim the flares for bigger rubber, jeep pretty much give you the template on the factory fender

- 2? of lift and 37s, that would have been nearly impossible some 10 years ago on any 4by

- These factory bumpers front and rear aren?t too bad, lets hope we get em!


Now lets get to the frustrations:


- Dam the wind noise on this JL is worse than a JK. I thought it had a cheap Ebay light bar on the screen it was that noticeable

- Still no bloody footrest

- Still no light in the glovebox

- The sound of the stereo in the Wrangler Sport is average

- The Engine Fan is bloody loud, louder than a JK 

- Aluminium knuckles are an unknown offload

- Electric Power Steer don?t feel too much different but time will tell if its durable

- The air con from what I can tell is worse than the late model JKs, or this just struggled due to its dark colour,

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