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#15979 of 23393 Re: 1997 Wrangler [tsjay]
Mar 03, 2005 (12:41 pm)
chatted with the quadratec guy - he said they dont carry the cover separatly. I am going to stop by the dealer -ugh- i cant find it on any of teh jeep sites. Thanks.
Another question- I know its been beat to death - but how do I check/diagnose if the exhuast manifold has been replaced or if its cracked? if it hasnt been replaced what do I need to diagnose of it starts to crack? and finally, does the crackin happen to both the 4 and 6 cyl models - i have a 4 - thanks aso much
Mar 03, 2005 (1:55 pm)
I have been extremely satisfied with the OME lift on my Jeep. It rides better than stock and flexes great for a small short arm lift. It has been on for a little over one year in my case. I noticed that once my springs were fully "broken in" they flexed beyond what they did on intial install. Even with 31's, I can graze the lower edge of the flare on the front. If I'm careful, it's not a problem, but I plan to add either some small spacers or possibly a 1.25" BL in the future to open up some more room. As far as height, I gained between 2.5 and 2 7/8 " depending which corner you measure. It's a great lift and I would recommend it to anyone that values a nice on-road ride, but wants some additional height and flex.
PS - doesn't Mac run this lift on his TJ too?
Mar 03, 2005 (2:12 pm)
Tom: the RPM tops out at about 1500. She is a 6 cylinder. I have been in her when she has gotten to 80. started getting a bit unsafe at that point. The tires are 34s and a 3" lift done. This weekend I'm going to look into a friend's idea that the new exhaust is the wrong size. I am also sending her in for a fuel injector cleaning.
If you got time, let me know what you think.
#15982 of 23393 More Unlimited Questions..
Mar 03, 2005 (2:28 pm)
... I apologize if some of these questions are common knowledge; I'm going to test drive one this Monday or Wed., but I figure the more I can find out beforehand, the better. This forum has been very helpful so far. Otherwise I can always ask the salesman.
- The jeep.com website is very decieving. It shows all Unlimited Wranglers with a BLACK hard top and/or soft top. I thought in 2004 they switched all tops to light gray?? Or am I wrong??
- The jeep.com website charges $1435 for the "Dual Top Group", which gives you a hard top and soft top. Some suggested just getting the hard top at the dealer and the soft top through Mopar. Well, the Mopar site charges $1100 for a soft top, and $1700 for the hard top! Plus the hard top is only offered in a Khaki color?!?! For a total of $2800. Am I missing something here???
- Not a question, but a gripe. I can't believe they only offer the "H" Pkg. in 4 colors! I would really like the Impact Orange, but the "H" Pkg cannot come with it. What a pain.
Anyways, that's all for now. Thanks again for all the help so far. I'll be checking back here often, and report on how I felt about the test drive. I probably will be purchasing one within the next month or so!
Mar 03, 2005 (2:33 pm)
Does the new exhaust include a new catalytic converter? How new is this "new exhaust?" Didn't you say you bought the Jeep from a buddy? How was it running for him after the exhaust job?
Have you hugged your Jeep today?
Mar 03, 2005 (2:56 pm)
The 04's had the black flares. It was the 05's that started off with gray tops and flares and no option for black. There must have been a tremendous outcry about that, because sometime in December, they went back to black (THANK GOD!).
Don't know about your tops, but it used to be smart to get the hardtop and wait and see if you really needed the soft top too. It was cheaper to get the hardtop with the Jeep and then get the soft top later.
Tops take a LOT of thought to be sure you are getting the right thing, unless you aren't worried about the cost and just get the dual top option. For folks like me, with a garage to keep the top and the Jeep in, and a different vehicle to drive when it is raining, hard top only might be the best way to go. You can just take the top and doors off and leave them off all summer.
Have you hugged your Jeep today?
#15985 of 23393 Re: no power [big_red_91]
Mar 03, 2005 (3:01 pm)
Did it have the 34" tires on it when you experienced it doing 80mph?
#15986 of 23393 Re: OME lift [twylie]
Mar 03, 2005 (3:04 pm)
"...PS - doesn't Mac run this lift on his TJ too?..."
Yes I do, and I'll happily echo your comments.
By the way, did you install bump stop extensions? They be all you need.
#15987 of 23393 Re: OME lift [mac24]
Mar 03, 2005 (5:04 pm)
I've debated adding bumpstop to the front to fix my problem. I remember a "hockey puck" bumpstop that some people have liquid nailed to the lower perch that seems to work well and is cheap. My real debate on doing spacers or a BL is that I have 2 itmes that I may do down the road. 1st is a belley-up and I've yet to decide on which one makes the most sense for me. Some require a BL, some don't. 2nd is that I also have a set of used Rubi rims (acquired in a barter) that I have considered mounting some 255/85 tires on for offroad use. I should probably just go ahead and do the bumpstops with the thought I can always remove them later .
#15988 of 23393 Help my jeep is a lemon/ bay area
Mar 03, 2005 (7:47 pm)
I would like your advice or assistance with the repair of my vehicle. My 2002 Jeep Wrangler has been in the shop at Serramonte Jeep for over 7 months now. They are unable to determine the cause of my check engine light. While in the shop the technician accidentally shattered my rear window. All of the paint surrounding the rear of the car was chipped and scratched. The technician tried to wipe the glass up, but only managed to rub the glass into the paint scratching the entire tailgate. They offered to repaint the rear of the vehicle for me. I went back to the shop to pick up the car and noticed that they painted over the damaged areas without properly preparing the car. There was paint on areas that did not require painting. There was spray on the bumpers turn signals and windows. The drip marks and chips were still visible. I complained and they repainted the car again, but it came back even worse than the first time since they painted over the old paint again. I spoke with the General Manager and he said that they did all that they were going to do and that I would have to take it or leave it. Now I am stuck with a vehicle that has a terrible paint job and to top it all off the check engine light is still on. I have been making car and insurance payments for 7 months while the car was at Serramonte Jeep. Is there anything I can do?