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#23238 of 23397 Re: forum newbie requests input: [babka]
Mar 30, 2010 (6:04 am)
I hope this wasn't a Jeep dealership; if so they need to lose a salesman who can't tell the difference between a regular and lifted Wrangler.
To get a feel for pricing go to eBay and look at the prices achieved on completed auctions. Asking prices are irrelevant.
For reference, a brand new 2010 2dr Wrangler starts at $21,915 MSRP, which you can expect to be discounted once you're seriously ready to buy.
You can't do much about the seating position or size of the windshield, but the wipers are efficient and cope well with the heaviest Florida monsoons and the radio is easily changed.
I bought my Wrangler new in '99, it's one of my two daily drivers and is approaching 100K miles. I fully anticipate another 100K if I'm fortunate enough to live that long (I'm probably a good bit older than you are now).
Apr 04, 2010 (6:44 pm)
When I bought my 07 Sahara 4 door three years ago the Auto door locks on the key would open the drivers door with one push and the rest with a second push, three years later when I push it once it opens all the door the first time. Is this something that anyone else is having problems with. Not really a problem so don't want to pay to have it fix but was just curious as to see if there is anything I can, really don't like the idea of all five doors unlocking at once when I am alone. Thanks for any ideas or suggestions.
Apr 11, 2010 (11:36 am)
Haven't replaced front bumper yet and remembered this post and the Aberle prototype post. Maybe stupid, but want to keep factory fogs, permanently mounted front license plate, winch guard not full grill guard or the rock crawlers from overkill engineering. The weight issue brought me back to your aberle aluminum post. Most rock crawlers and mall cruisers seem to go for the shorty. Kept going back to LOD full width but am concerned about possible hit to the end pushing it into the tire as well as it's weight.
For now LOD and Shrockworks keeps coming up in my mind. ScreaminLizard is even busier now that their hemi conversion for a customer was showcased in Petersen's. So I'll probably do the bumper upgrade myself and want it right and installed right the first time. There is another shop in town Lunatic Customs but it is more satisfying to me to look at what I did hopefully without a lot of dang why didn't I's in retrospect. Thanks again for the aluminum idea. The H3 uses aluminum as well as the Lost founder's crd asfir plates.
Sad to say but couldn't make the inaugural TX JK Jamboree in Arkansas.
12k + miles so far and still enjoy the rubicon and tired from waving.
#23241 of 23397 Re: Auto Door Locks [huskycountry]
Apr 11, 2010 (11:53 am)
In case you still need an answer, from page 20 of our 2009 owners manual, Things to Know Before Starting Your Vehicle, describes this function of the remote. Step "5. ... or to reactivate this feature..." believe it means this programming is a toggle feature.
#23242 of 23397 Savvy offroad
Apr 13, 2010 (5:14 am)
Savvy Offroad makes an aluminum bumper as well. Just an FYI.
We got to pre-run some trails yesterday for the Cullman, AL Jamboree. It's gonna be a BLAST!!!!! Jeep needs a bit of a bath now - inside AND out.
#23243 of 23397 Pentastar engine in Wrangler ?
May 15, 2010 (8:11 pm)
Any news on whether the new Pentastar engine will be available in in the 2011 Wranglers ?
There's a couple articles that say they'll first go in the Grand Cherokee. But I haven't seen anything about a Wrangler.
A dealer told me they haven't heard anything yet.
Anyone heard anything?
#23244 of 23397 Re: Pentastar engine in Wrangler ? [akcijas]
May 16, 2010 (8:40 am)
No and don't care. Be careful what you wish for. Know nothing about it but guess it is ohc, four valve with variable timing, and direct injection. No thanks prefer the minvan engine. Who's di motor is not destroying the oil and intake valves.
On a side note for those who go to the mall and miss out on getting to the woods, replaced the falling out domed plastic t nuts holding up the front fender liners with metric cross shaped plastic handles with inbedded 6m (metric nuts) from Ace hardware. Now only the fender liner at the pinch weld, where the rubi rail used to be is loose. One jeeper was told by his dealer the fenders were designed to flop.
Got some no ethanol gas kept rpms around 2k and saw the mpg's climb and climb. Maybe now sitting at 15k on the odometer also helped but back on alcohol see the mileage drop and drop. 89 octane last summer dropped to 87 for a month but thinking 89 again if that ethanol won't go away. Knock sensors work before my ears kick in so I'll never know, without aftermarket purchase, the timing degrees.
Ed Wallace has a very good article this Sunday's Ft Worth Star Telegram and can also be found on his website insideautomotive. What I've been saying for decades why do politicians think of themselves money and power first instead of do the right thing for all people. Thanks again Ed.
Jun 01, 2010 (9:48 pm)
2006 Jeep wrangler. New tires. balanced 2X. Rotated 2X. New steering damper. Dealer inspected for a front end parts. Check good. wobble 50 to 55 MPH. only happens occasionally but when it does is scary. Any suggestions on what to check next? Thinking Wheel bearings. Steering box attachments? Open to any and all suggestions.
#23246 of 23397 Re: Death wobble [dhoskins]
Jun 02, 2010 (5:11 am)
Did you check to see if your control arm bushings are all in good shape? Did you check your tie rod ends and the mounting holes? I came across a TJ with a SERIOUSLY wallowed out hole and his passenger side wheel had about 3/4" of play even with things tightened down.
If your control arm bushings are worn, there will be play in the axle.
If your tie rods or mounting points are worn, there will be play in the axle.
If your steering assembly has looseness/play in joints, steering will be loose and could cause play in the suspension.
You could jack up each side of the jeep and see if you can turn the wheels by hand.
Don't necessarily trust the dealer for inspecting this.
What is your suspension setup? Stock? lifted? Tire Size?
Is your tie rod bent at all? When was it aligned last?
#23247 of 23397 another newbie in the forum!
Jun 02, 2010 (10:40 pm)
01 Wrangler 4.0L 5 speed manual, 4" lift, 33" tires.
Was grinding a bit going into/out of 2nd. Mechanic replaced clutch & main seal yesterday. Drove it this evening & still grinding also makes a whirring noise going into 2nd/3rd and now the stick shift has a lot of play when I'm in 3rd&4th. Noticed on your site that troubleshooting for similar issues should start with transmission fluid check, this was not done. Also, transmission fluid was not changed when clutch was replaced, is this normal?
FYI -I used this shop for years but my trusted mechanic no longer works there & I feel very in the dark so any advice would be great.
I also seem to have excessive tire wear & a shake at higher speeds that they can't figure out. The new mechanic asked where I had gotten the tires & lift done (it was there! ). I see a post for death wobble, should I follow the same path?