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Unread 03-15-2007, 12:08 AM   #316
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Unread 03-22-2007, 07:31 PM   #317
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So there was no real testing done on this?? Would you say it would be safe to tow up to 4K or maybe 4.5K lbs without problems?
The tow rating is not an arbitrarily selected number – high temperature testing, dynamic testing, durability testing, and much more determine the tow rating. 3500 lb. is the maximum that can be towed behind the 4 door. The 2 door of course is limited to 2000 lb. Please also be aware not to exceed the GCW (Gross Combined Weight), GAWR (Gross Axle Weight Rating), or maximum tongue weight.

In other words, no the vehicle cannot tow 4000 or 4500 lb.
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Unread 03-22-2007, 07:35 PM   #318
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What is the voltage directly applied to the motor on the JK electric swaybar, for both disconnecting and reconnecting?

Is it determined/output by a circuit board inside the motor assembly itself, or does the voltage carry through directly from the harness?

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The voltage goes to the circuit board first. The circuit board controls the current load to the solenoid (plunger) to disengage the locker. The circuit board is also attached and sends and receives messages on the Can C bus. You can not hotwire the stabilizer bar as this would create a broken plunger on the stabilizer bar disconect and turn on a diagnostic light.
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Unread 03-22-2007, 07:37 PM   #319
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What increases towing capacity? Is it just the addition of the 4.10 rear? If I get the automatic it comes with the 4.10 do I still need to add the tow package? I don't have the need for the tow hooks.

Sorry to harp on the half doors, but is it production delays or other factors slowing the release? I'm just desperate.
Nothing can increase the towing capacity above the factory maximums. However, with the towing package you get the 4.10 gears and the trailer hitch. You can bring your JK to the maximum of 3500 lb. for the 4 door and 2000 lb. for the 2 door with these options.

The half doors will be available soon. There are currently no production delays.
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Unread 03-22-2007, 07:38 PM   #320
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What do you feel is the best way to improve the suspension of a jeep in general?
We feel we’ve done a good job of meeting all the objectives of the vehicle including on-road ride and handling, comfort, off-road capability, and durability. If you wanted a firmer ride, less body roll, or a higher ride height for example, there are plenty of aftermarket alternatives out there.
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Unread 03-22-2007, 07:40 PM   #321
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Have there been any improvements to waterproofing the electrical system and or using more water resistant fabrics/materiels for the interior.
Why have you not gone to a roll cage that doesn't rely on the windsheild frame for strength instead of the current/past system that makes it a PITA to be able to drop the windsheild.
Thanks.
We do specify sealed electrical connectors nearly everywhere in the vehicle including some on the interior. The JK also uses YES essential fabrics for seating material which will help if they do happen to get wet.

The sport bar and the windshield frame are all part of a system.
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Unread 03-22-2007, 07:42 PM   #322
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When I went and test drove a JK... I thought it was great, so thumbs up to you guys!!!!

The only thing that really cought my eye, was the rear wheel wells. On all the JKs on the lot, Right behind the end of the sidestep, right behind the plastic fender... the corner of the body was poking out... it was an eye soar... a very mild and hardly noticable one at that... but still. I dont know, maybe im the only one who sees it as annoying...

Just wondering why you guys didn't refine it a little and cut the piece off, or sumtin, idk..

thanks for bieng here...


o yeah, and what do you guys drive? jk, tj, possibly a compass?
We will bring your comment about the eyesore to our design studio.

What do we drive? A Jeep whenever we can of course, but a mix of Dodge trucks and even a few Chrysler cars in there – big towing duties and date night sometimes calls for a vehicle other than the Jeep!
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Is that for front side or what? Five all around would be great, and is much better than the previous generation (as much as I hate to say it)
5 star frontal.
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How come you didnt put side bags in all models.....some of us can spare our lives? Kiddin, but it is a good question. Thanks
For those that want side bags for added security they have that option.
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Unread 03-22-2007, 07:48 PM   #325
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*In response to the axle question above*
Not sure about this, but doesn't that mean that Chrysler takes the parts from Dana and assembles them themselves? I'm not sure, but I think that's the way its always been.
Axles are purchased as complete assemblies from Dana.
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At least there's more protection in the JK vs. TJ

Kinda wishfull thinking..........but did you do any experiments with side impact and no doors
We test the vehicle to all applicable standards. The doors should be installed while driving on the road as per your owner’s manual.
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When opening the Sunrider top on JK's equipped with half doors, do the upper half of the doors need to be removed or is there framework in place to keep the doors from flapping? Specifically when the top is pulled back over the front and rear seats as opposed to being dropped completely.
The half door uppers, when equipped, have been tested to work in any top and door configuration available from the factory, including an open sunrider with or without door rails. Any vehicle modifications done by the customer or aftermarket have the potential to change the characteristics under which they behave.
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Then was it added simply to provide structural integrity to the windshield?
The sport bar and the windshield frame are all part of a system. The sport bar was designed to meet roof crush standards set by the Federal Government.
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what is the purpose of the new slanted grill and why was it changed for the flat grill that has been around from the 40's?
The intent was to keep the Jeep signature 7 slot grille design in an updated package that is better for aerodynamics. As our Chief Engineer says, its difficult to make a ‘slippery box,’ but slanting the grill does wonders for aero. The curve in the windshield, the air dam under the bumper, and the sweep added to the body sides dramatically increase air flow around the vehicle to give you better fuel economy on the highway.
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ok i have a question for you all, seeing as you are engineers and all....will the plane take off?
We know enough not to touch that one!
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