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Old 09-04-2012, 12:51 PM   #1
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Wrangler ?

Looking at a 05 Wrangler Sport and took it for a test ride. My First time in a Wrangler. It was very noisy inside around 50 MPH. Is this normal?
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Old 09-04-2012, 01:20 PM   #2
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That would be a "yes", especialy if it's a ragtop. Wranglers don't have a lot of sound dampening in them for obvious reasons. One being they tend to get more water in them off roading and getting caught in the rain with the top down. We have an 04 and love it. The noise level is a minor inconvience when you think of all the fun you will have.
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Old 09-04-2012, 01:24 PM   #3
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Agree,its noisy with soft top. I only use the hard top for this reason. Also get a quiet ride using Michelin all season tires instead of the knobby off road tires. I still love my wranger
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My 09 2dr Sahara with all stock tires etc with hard top is really quiet at highway speeds, quieter then most cars I have been in. It came with both hard and soft top, but since this is also my everyday car I have not put the soft top on at all.
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Old 09-04-2012, 01:39 PM   #5
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Most noise on mine is when driving into a headwind. Had a 2 door and now the 4 door would'nt have any other toad. If you get serious ensure that it can be towed 4 down.
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Yep, they're noisy, in '05 it should have the sailcloth top which is quieter than the earlier ones. From '07 and up they're a totally different vehicle and comparisons are like comparing apples and Kiwi Fruit. Had an '07, still have my '01.

EDIT: That being said they're one of the most fun and easiest to tow vehicles around.
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My 05 has a hard top and is fairly quiet but with the soft top you can't hear the radio at that speed. If you have a hard top there is probably something not right...
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^ Yep, I was assuming (I know ) that it was a soft top, mine is fairly quiet with the hard top on even with the carpet/padding removed.
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^ Yep, I was assuming (I know ) that it was a soft top, mine is fairly quiet with the hard top on even with the carpet/padding removed.
Me and wife have a 1993 wrangler YJ still looks new. But put a hard top on it for the noise reason. Agree with road tires also not as noisy she would not give that thing up for the world . Cant beat the fun we have in it awsome toad to.
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The JK with hard tops are quieter (wife's jeep) the TJ's are noisier (my jeep).

I hav a hard top and soft top and there is a huge differnce. My old CJ's were just as noisy but they were colder in the winter.

I prefer the noisy soft top so we can take off the sides and put the top down when wether permits.
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It's a Jeep - it's gonna be noisy, drafty, rough riding, etc. I have loved every noisy, drafty, rough riding Jeep I have had. Yes, hardtop helps a lot.
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I had an 06 TJ unlimited with a rag top, very noisey. Traded it for a 012 unlimited hard top completely diffrent vehicle, but just as much fun, and way better drive train and mpg.
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We don't buy Wranglers because they are quiet on the road.
  • They are easy to set up for towing (transfer case)
  • They are 4 wheel drive so that you can get out in the wild
  • The sides come off or the top comes down/off and you have the best sight-lines short of a dune buggy
  • The Jeep Wrangler is the ultimate kit car now days, there are so many after market gadgets that you can use customize your ride.
  • If you want to go exploring anything off of the paved road, the Wrangler is one of the most available vehicles to use.
One thing that will really quiet the Wrangler down is to strip out the interior carpet and have the entire inside of the vehicle Rhino lined, is a bit extreme, but really easy to maintain, no mildewy carpet.
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Old 09-07-2012, 05:46 PM   #14
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All for the love of JEEPS

It's a Jeep thing,love or leave it alone.Someone else will have all the fun.We try to drive ours ever weekend some where.Don't mind the noise rough ride at all,It's not that bad.02 TJ full doors, half doors,soft top.hard top.Love them JEEPS
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