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Kurt here...Guess I should post an intro to now that I am actively in the market for a JL.

I'm doing as much research as I can for all the JL info I can find since Jeep is so tight lipped. Looking to get into a 4 banger JL if they tune it properly and the roof and doors still come off. If they screw it up I may end up in a 2018 JK. We shall see time will tell hopefully sooner then later.
 

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Welcome to the forum! Not sure about the windshield but the roof and doors should still come off, at least I hope so. If they take away those features or make me pay an arm and a leg for it then I may as well go for the JK.
 

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Welcome to the forum! Not sure about the windshield but the roof and doors should still come off, at least I hope so. If they take away those features or make me pay an arm and a leg for it then I may as well go for the JK.
It will be all or nothing. It doesn't make sense for them to charge extra for removable doors and roof.
 

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There's talk about a few different roof options but very little said about the whole thing coming off. That gets me worried.
 

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Nice, planning on keeping it and adding the Wrangler to the stable or gonna replace it? I'm currently in an 05 TL at the moment. Can't wait to get rid of it.
One jeep for the commute, one for wheeling on the weekends ;)
 

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There's been a lot of talk about the three new roof configurations because we've never seen them on a stock Wrangler before. I assume the hype has been drowning out the more traditional options like fully removing the roof. Or the “true three-piece” is just a fancy way of saying “regular three-piece”.
 

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I was hoping we can get a look at one of the roofs through spy shots but even with the recent round of spy shots, you can't make out what style roof that mule has.
However this time around is wearing much less camo and more along the lines of a pre-production model that some early development test mule.
 

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We really can't tell if the roof has any special panels from the angles of those shots and they covered up the windshield mounting points pretty well too, so I can't see if it's removable or not.
 

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We'll find out soon enough, as it's shedding camo it's only a matter of time before we see it nearly completely stripped down.
 

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If we had interior shots that might help and since there were none this time around maybe in the next round of spy shots (if there are any) we'll get a look at that.
 

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Either way, we can definitely expect it won't be much different from prior gen. They'll make minor changes here and there with a bit more tech and that's about it.
 

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Well there are expectations of a new infotainment system and for me that's where interior differences from the JK to JL start.
I just hope we don't get something as small as this...

 

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I cant a soft touch steering wheel too. Could care less if the dash and everything else is hard plastic, but I have to grip the wheel every day and I'd prefer something soft and heated.
 

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I can imagine the soft touch steering wheel will be there. Been in the 2017 Compass recently and the steering wheel was definitely real soft. I think it was heated as well? I have small hands, but the steering wheel wasn't too skinny nor too fat feeling. It was a full, nice, soft kind of grip.
 

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Even if there's nothing much beyond the leather wrapped onto the steering wheel, most of us will be happy enough with it. Worst case scenario we'll need a steering wheel cover. Coming from a history of old cars and sport cars that typically had hard steering wheels, that type of comfort won't be nearly as important.
 

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Yes, yes I have. :grin2: Wouldn't say no to a leather wrapped and heated steering wheel either. Is that available in the current JK?
 
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