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Old 09-14-2018, 04:41 PM
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Hi, do any of you guys own or have owned a Wrangler JK. I am considering buying one of the last JK Wranglers here in the UK, but have read numerous issues with leaking freedom tops. I just wanted to find out what are the chances of me getting one with no leaks. Oh....and I have already asked this on a Wrangler forum. .......and got 1 reply. Cheers.
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Old 09-14-2018, 10:38 PM
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I just bought one. I was not concerned, but I store it in a garage.
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Old 09-14-2018, 10:42 PM
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I've got one. never had a leak. I like it.
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Old 09-17-2018, 10:40 PM
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I have owned a few JKU's already. No issues, great Jeeps!
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Old 12-16-2018, 07:09 PM
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Never a problem with leaks. Great vehicle!


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Just got a 2018 its our first jeep no issues yet but its brand new so will see.
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Old 12-19-2018, 04:47 PM
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Figured I share the JK's crash worthiness.

Last week while renting an '18 JK, had a Yukon Denali XL attempt a last minute left turn as I was entering the intersection from the opposite direction. Despite all my efforts to avoid them, the outcome resulted in the other party essentially driving over the front of the Jeep. They never attempted to avoid or hit the brakes. The Yukon driver and passenger fled on foot from the scene. The Yukon's passenger front suspension was essentially destroyed with the right front tire ending up somewhere near the firewall.

I was pretty impressed with how the Jeep faired against the 6000# adversary.





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Old 12-19-2018, 06:52 PM
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I had a 16 JKU Sahara, My son and daughter in law both have JKs. (!6 and 17) No leak issues with any of them.
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Ive sold a crap ton of them used. No leaks on the hard tops that I have ever seen.

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Old 12-19-2018, 10:57 PM
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They are prone to leak, but usually happens when people incorrectly put the top back on. They are no longer 1 piece and have panels that click and latch together. The leaks I have seen are leaking from the panel seams. Some of them needs to be forced together tightly to prevent leaking. Most do not worry about it because, it's a Jeep!
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I have a 13 jk no leaks !

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I just bought a new 18. No leaks..
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Out of 3 (2017 JK, 2018 JK, 2018 JK) one of the 2018 JKs leaks.
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Old 12-28-2018, 12:19 PM
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Originally Posted by The_Dude View Post
Out of 3 (2017 JK, 2018 JK, 2018 JK) one of the 2018 JKs leaks.
Hmmm....One of new ones leaks...?


No Bueno......

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