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Old 25-09-2017
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I dont disagree mate its got all the fruit and all damage and upgrades have been the result of pushing the boundaries which would have resulted in the same damage in a patrol or cruiser. Nearly every serious patrol has the front diff trusted as they bend, not as easily as a dana though. On road it is no different to drive than my patrol was but off road it shines where my patrol would be 3 wheeling and almost dangerous. Plus i love the ribbing my landtrol mates dish out at the beginning of a trip and the deafening silence once on the tracks. Every trip without fail a patrol overheats and an 80 series destroys a CV whilst my jk continues to impress. Granted you can buy a petty GQ or GU for $5-10K throw $5k at it and its a weapon but you cant run topless and they have no character working on my jeep is part of the attraction I know it end to end and its a labour of love. Jeep and Landrover owners have that in common, our 4x4's become an addiction/disease, plus the camaraderie amongst our circle cant be beat. The jap 4x4 guys just dont get it, they lie to each other and themselves that their 4x4 is flawless and never breaksdown. Yet in the next breath are bitching about the 3rd set of injectors, the auto trans issues and the axle studs that keep snapping. Dont forget the endless supply of 80series CV's. On a jeep when something breaks there are upgrade options,Jap guys keep replacing with oem stuff claiming never a worry with the bullet proof drivetrain.
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Patrol better than a JK? On a Jeep forum?? Them's fightin' words!

No doubt the Patrol is a great 4x4 and it handily beats the JK when it comes to interior space but I would stop well short of saying any one is better than the other - they're too different. It's like comparing a butcher's cleaver with a breadknife.

Since I don't get to do much Pootroll-bashing these days... Everything that is oversized and over-engineered in the Patrol is that way because it has to be that way - offroad, you need a lot more force to get a Patrol to go where a JK goes with poise and grace.

Don't lose the habit of checking the temperature gauge with the 4.2 - it's not as bad as the XJ but it's not great either.
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1 word. Topless.

The jk is a completely different car when cruising topless. And it can still do everything else the patrol can do.

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Take the roof off of them both and then go for a drive.... Oh wait....

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1 word. Topless.

The jk is a completely different car when cruising topless. And it can still do everything else the patrol can do.

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Totally agree.

After owning a few different 4WDs over the years nothing comes close to how good the Wrangler is when on the beach or even one the road with the top removed.

I've had countless people in all different makes come up to me on the beach and say that they wished they could do the same.
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True, The Patrol cant go topless but the bloody sunroof is almost as big as the roof :-D..Mind you I dont really care for an open top 4WD with muddies on road and offroad given the red dust around here, that will be just a nightmare. Plus the convertible nature of the JK also makes it prone to leaks. The temp on the 4.2 that I have has never gone over operating temp in 40 degree hard wheeling here in WA. Overall I would say the Patrol is slower and heavier primarily because of both the size and the weight of the driveline but that pays off in terms of strength. The lack of articulation on the other hand makes 3 wheel driving a rather regular occurrence but the factory locker seems to do a good job as long as it is not tipped over. I think after hearing all opinions I am still convinced that the 4.2 Patrol is by far the best value for money offroader in Oz. Having said that I will be in a JK soon enough ..Will be around more once I get a ride. Sorry Johnboy, I am looking for an auto Rubi and would rather support a WA seller. Now can anyone tell me whether there were any issues in the 3.6 motor from 2007?
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3.6 from an 07?!?

the 3.8 ran until '11, from then on it is the 3.6
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Right..my bad..I meant the older 3.8 not the 3.6..Any known issues ?
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