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#20294 of 23397 Re: 2006 Wrangler Doors (Newbie Jeep Owner) [jumjum06]
Nov 16, 2005 (9:20 am)
Congratulations on the new Jeep! You are in for more fun than you can even imagine.
To remove the doors, remove the hinge nuts, being careful with whatever wrench you are using not to let it slip and scar your paint. I recommend a boxed end wrench, so that it won't slip off. The nuts are 13MM.
Don't forget to slip the limiting straps off of the pegs before trying to lift the doors off.
Be SURE to lift straight up on the doors as you remove them. You have exposed threads on the hinges by removing the nuts, and those threads can do some serious damage to your paint. Those doors are heavy, so make sure you have your hands positioned properly and are ready to take a heavy load.
You will need to pull the number four fuse to keep the dome/interior lights from staying on all the time.
Come on over to western KY and wheel with me sometime. Should only be about a twelve hour drive for you... we're practically neighbors!
Have fun with that Jeep! Hope you find some good Jeep buddies to wheel with.
Have you hugged your Jeep today?
Here's a website I created that might be useful to you.
EDIT: I fixed the link.
#20295 of 23397 Re: SUV Blizzaks [mtngal]
Nov 16, 2005 (1:21 pm)
I recently fitted the DunlopRadial Rover RVXT to my Sahara. It's a four season tire but it still has the "snowflake-on-the-mountain" severe snow service rating. I've been very pleased so far. The BFG All-Terrain T/A KO is a similarly rated tire you may also want to consider.
And I hate to rub it in, but this morning Regular was $2.02 at my local Marathon station.
Nov 16, 2005 (1:36 pm)
Where is Norfolk Island? That's cheap gas compared to Conn. John
#20298 of 23397 Re: $2.02 [koolbreeze2]
Nov 16, 2005 (1:49 pm)
Actually, the station is located about 12 miles SW of Louisville, KY.
#20299 of 23397 Re: SUV Blizzaks [div2]
Nov 16, 2005 (2:55 pm)
My lifted XJ ran AT/KO's. They did have the "severe" snowflake as well. Fantastic in ice and snow, and the wear wasn't that bad. The KO is a softer compound, so it's only about a 30k to 40k mile tire.
I was once blown sideways off an icy highway! (Cherokees are really lightweight, and when lifted they catch a lot of wind like a sail). But for traction to go and stop, the AT/KO was really good in anything BUT deep mud. I'll probably buy them again when I get all my lift funds together.
Oh, my contribution from flyover country - Filled up today at $1.97. We have nothing to do out here, but at least the fuel is pretty cheap.
#20300 of 23397 2005 TJ Transmission Questions...Help
Nov 16, 2005 (3:51 pm)
I couldn't find any topic for this question, so here's a new one: I bought my new (and first) Wrangler in August and have put about 4K miles on it in over the past three months. I love it. Well, except for the shifting. I have an Wrangler X, 6 cyl. w/6spd manual. After the 2,500 miles the shift from 1st to 2nd became somewhat tough - no noise really, just some resistance making it difficult to pull the shifter into position. Now the shift from 2nd to 3rd needs an extra little push, and I hear a little rattling (mechanical) sound. Again, the sounds aren't loud or shrill, and the don't continue once I'm past the point of friction, but I am worried. Should I talk to the dealer? Am I doing something wrong? Please help a new member in the Jeep family...!
#20301 of 23397 Re: 2005 TJ Transmission Questions...Help [2005_nj_tj]
Nov 16, 2005 (4:05 pm)
It could be one of a couple of things. Possibly incorrect or low oil in the transmission, or maybe a faulty gear or synchromesh ring. Alternatively, it could be a clutch problem, either hydraulic or mechanical, that's not allowing the clutch to disengage properly when you change gear.
This a warranty problem, so absolutely you should talk to the dealer!
#20302 of 23397 Welcome new Wrangler owners!
Nov 16, 2005 (8:17 pm)
It's always great to hear about new Jeeps - let us know how things go.
It seems to me that someone here had a problem with their Wrangler's tranny several years ago, but it isn't a common problem. Definitely go talk to your dealer.
John - I'm quite a bit west of Hemitt/Idlewild - there's 2 National Forests between (Angeles and San Bernardino). I'm near Frazier Park, which is in Los Padres.
$1.97 for a gallon of gas? That would be almost as good as winning the lottery!
I'm beginning to wonder if we'll ever get a winter - we haven't had much of a fall (well, the trees have changed colors). My hubby is planning on putting the top down and taking my nieces for a ride over Thanksgiving. And yes, right now I would love to trade the 80's at work the past couple of days for a few inches of snow!
Nov 17, 2005 (12:22 am)
Just saw a Golden Eagle edition '06 Jeep Wrangler today it had dual tops and listed for 27000. 0|||||0