Last post on Sep 06, 2013 at 3:11 PM
You are in the Jeep Wrangler
What is this discussion about?
Jeep Wrangler, SUV
#22423 of 23397 Re: Leaky 1995 Jeep Wrangler [mvanderwal]
Jan 02, 2007 (1:55 pm)
Time for the garden hose test then! Having a helper works best. Work from bottom to top, rather than from the top down. Lift the hood and have them spray against the upper firewall first, then progress to the bottom of the windshield and on up to the roof. You may also want to do around the side window frames and up inside the front wheel wells/inner fenders. Spend a good two or three minutes in each area before progressing to the next. You should be inside the Jeep with a powerful flashlight. Try removing stuff, like the glove box, from the dash to be better able to see where the water might be getting in.
It's tedious, but with the hardest part (w/frame to body seal) already done, you should solve it quite quickly.
#22424 of 23397 Re: Leaky 1995 Jeep Wrangler [mac24]
Jan 02, 2007 (2:19 pm)
I'll give it a shot.
Jan 03, 2007 (2:39 pm)
Hello everyone Ive not been on since July 05, hope everyone is doing good. I have been trying to get an 07 wrangler and trade my 05 rubi unlimited. No luck so far to much difference between trade and amount owed Plus the dealers in my area want sticker or over sticker for rubi's on the 07's. Same issue i had when i purchased mine in Dec. 04 and it forced me to buy out of state....There is someone in my neighborhood that has the sahara 4 door w/ hardtop and rescue green and its sharp...i want the darker jeep green and a 4 door for the family...anyone have one? if so how do you like it? Take care everyone be back soon i hope...Jeff
#22426 of 23397 Re: Merry Christmas [tsjay]
Jan 03, 2007 (2:42 pm)
Its been a while since we chatted. I still appreciate all your help while i was making my decision on my 05. Take Care, Jeff
#22427 of 23397 Re: The Desease Progresses [wpowell]
Jan 03, 2007 (2:46 pm)
what kind of lift did you put on the jeep. Ive got an 05 rub unlimited and would like to get a lift since i cannot get a descent trade-in value....Jeff
#22428 of 23397 Frame Swap
Jan 03, 2007 (5:41 pm)
Will I have much of any trouble swapping my frame out if my jeep is a 6 cylinder and the frame i'm looking at a is a 4 cylinder?
#22429 of 23397 Re: Frame Swap [yjohn]
Jan 03, 2007 (6:19 pm)
It should just be the engine and transmission mounting points that differ. They don't usually rust out so you should be able to cut yours off and weld them into the 'new' frame. Remember, measure twice cut once!
#22430 of 23397 Another thought...
Jan 03, 2007 (6:25 pm)
My current YJ has a 3" body lift and 16 inch rims with P245/70/16's. If I swap the frame, will i be able to keep the wheels and tires without using the body lift? My thought was that i might get better fuel economy, but will it really make a big difference?
#22431 of 23397 Re: Another thought... [yjohn]
Jan 03, 2007 (6:51 pm)
Your tires are a virtual equivalent to a 30" so you should be ok without a body lift, though the frame swap has no bearing on it. Any fuel saving, while theoretically feasible, is unlikely to be measurable. Sixteen inch rims are fairly unusual, are you sure they're not fifteens?
#22432 of 23397 Re: Another thought... [mac24]
Jan 03, 2007 (7:39 pm)
yes, the previous owner put on 16" aluminum american racing rims wrapped in the michelins previously mentioned along with a 3" body lift">http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c344/76pacerx/IM000942.jpg">