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#21242 of 23397 Re: 2005 Wrangler Rubicon (side step/running boards)? [keats]
Mar 24, 2006 (7:07 pm)
Thanks Keats - Those do look awesome and I think I'll go with those since the side-steps do make life easier getting my kids in the back (or me when I need to partially climb in the back to buckle-up my 4-year old). I think I may add DC's Mopar Jeep OEM Rubicon Rocker Guards (without the rub bar). I like the look of those diamond plates covering the lower part of the body's edge. The Jeeperman Rock Skidz look like they'll install OK underneath those based on their photos. Now, I just need to keep eBay selling un-used items from around the house to raise the money to buy my "toys".
#21243 of 23397 Re: 2005 Wrangler Rubicon (side step/running boards)? [jimlw2]
Mar 24, 2006 (8:04 pm)
Yep, they install perfectly with the Rubi gaurds, but of course you do have to drill holes to use them. They do look great, which is one reason I went with the Jeeperman's. They have a diamond plate matching step.
#21245 of 23397 Soft top boot??
Mar 25, 2006 (11:24 am)
This may be a stupid question, but something doesn't make sense to me. I am looking into buying a soft top boot from mopar, because I like the way it can store the windows. On their website they have one available for the SWB for 230.00, or for both SWB and LWB for 169.00. I have a SWB by the way. Why is the latter cheaper? Will it fit my SWB as well? Basically, which one should I buy?
Any input appreciated. Thanks. Also, if there is a better alternative, please bring it to my attention.
#21246 of 23397 Re: Soft top boot?? [kcjeep]
Mar 25, 2006 (1:38 pm)
I don't think the boot is a popular option because it's hard to put on and take off. If you're looking for a way to take the windows winth you then you want the Cloverpatch Window Roll
#21247 of 23397 Re: Soft top boot?? [kcjeep]
Mar 25, 2006 (5:54 pm)
I have the cloverleaf window roll also, and it works quite well. Make sure your windows are clean when you roll them up, then the case can sit on top of the rest of the top.
#21248 of 23397 Re: 2005 Wrangler Rubicon (side step/running boards)? [erickpl]
Mar 26, 2006 (1:36 pm)
Are you running Truxs tires? What size? Did you have any problems getting them balanced?
How do you like them off-road and on?
#21249 of 23397 New 2006 TJ 4.0 Performance Upgrades
Mar 26, 2006 (2:19 pm)
I have just purchased my first Jeep and I would like to get some more power out of the engine. I have been contemplating an air intake system, throttle body injector spacer and performance chip. I am also considering 2.5 inch exhaust with a maybe a flow master muffler. My questions, what are the best brands for greatest HP increase and do I really need to upgrade to performance headers? Just how much HP increase would there be between using my stock header with 2.5 inch performance exhaust compared to performance header and 2.5 inch exhaust? I just do not wish to go through all the hassle and expense of changing out my header it looks to be a big job. The stock header looks to me to be about the sane diameters and has smooth bends. Any advice from all of you jeep veterans would be appreciated.
#21250 of 23397 removal of soft top on a 95 wrangler
Mar 26, 2006 (3:54 pm)
can someone tell me how to remove the soft top on a 95? i just bought it and got no manual or instructions. I had an 81 but this one seems to connect differently. any help would be greatly appreciated. It's about time to remove it for the warm weather and I am getting antsy. Thanks
#21251 of 23397 Re: New 2006 TJ 4.0 Performance Upgrades [slink]
Mar 26, 2006 (7:27 pm)
This hasn't come up for a while so............first, the 4.0 isn't underpowered by any means, but it has limited capacity for performance upgrades. It turns slowly and has good breathing in standard configuration. The standard air filter and intake draw air from a cold location and present no restriction to intake volume, except possibly at the very top of the rpm range. The exhaust is well designed and provides the back pressure required to match the torque curve.
At best, you can move the horspower curve to provide maybe another 20 bhp at the very top end, but you'll lose it lower down, along with that nice torque that kicks in at just over idle.
If you really want to add noticable power, and have it available throughout the whole rev range, then fit a supercharger, preferably the vane rather than centrifugal type.
Finally, whichever route you choose, you open yourself up to possible warranty problems if you have an engine or powertrain problem down the line.