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Unread 07-12-2007, 03:17 PM   #46
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Not for nothing and your time is greatly appreciated...BUT, there has to be more to this answer than that. if you guys read the forums, which I am not sure if you do or not, but this is a major problem and the same problem for everyone who has it. Only when it gets warm or hot, feeling in the steering wheel and foot pedals. Is this an issue that you are not aware of yet..because I think like myself, a lot of people have been waiting for a TSB or something....cause it is bad!

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It's hard to tell over the computer but I would check all joints (control arms, steering linkage ect) for proper torque. I would also check my steering damper/ to see if it has lost pressure.


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Unread 07-12-2007, 03:19 PM   #47
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Are there any specific chnages to the 2008 models? We are ordering a 2008 Rubicon 2 Door.
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Unread 07-12-2007, 03:19 PM   #48
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"Sneaker" Squeek.

I have to jump on the bandwagon with the "sneaker" squeek when shifting 1-2-3. I saw the Service Bulletin 06-002-07, but I am not sure that is it. All I can say it just started at about 2000 mi, seems to be getting slightly worse. I have to drive about a mile before it starts. I went thru the diagnosis on the SB, but I am not convinced it is a throw out bearing, or at least it doesn't squeek while standing still. Beats me. Other than that, a million Kudos for the JK, it is a FUN vehicle. I love it.

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Unread 07-12-2007, 03:19 PM   #49
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looking to build a brute and wander what the stopping block is for the tow rating on the unlimited is frame, wheelbase or springs if i need to i ll have to frame built up while its all apart

the brute covers some of the wheelbase being a t 117 but is the frame just no tup to it
im looking for 4500 tow and 1800 bed kload
Engine cooling is the limiting factor for the unlimited @ 3500lbs
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Unread 07-12-2007, 03:20 PM   #50
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Will 33" tires fit a stock Rubicon with mods? What will I lose / gain if I do this? MPG or Power loss?
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Unread 07-12-2007, 03:20 PM   #51
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Question regards to the leaking Freedom Top.I had the leaks at the center seam and the dealer used a black chaulking to fix it.It didn't seem like a professional job and was wondering if Jeep will replace the original seals instead of the having black goop all over when removing them.Thanks.
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Unread 07-12-2007, 03:20 PM   #52
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One more question, on my 06 TJ Sport, its an automatic, and at about 45 mph, the overdrive kicks on. If I do not go any faster, it feels like the engine is lugging. Any problems with that? Is it actually burning more gas when it's "lugging"?

42 RLE transmission has a .69 overdrive ratio. It does work hard at times to maintain speed. Especially at the upshift point. Kinda just the way it is... can turn the OD off or speed up.

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Unread 07-12-2007, 03:20 PM   #53
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Hi.

I would like to ask about the possibility to swap in a old, proven 242 t-case. Is it possible? How about the ESP system? Will it be able to still work with full time 4wd? What mods would have to be done to do it?

I'm asking because I would love to have a wrangler, but since I live in really variable weather conditions I would definitely need full time 4wd system.

Maybe it would be good to consider offering wrangler with such system from the factory?

I'm guessing you are talking about swapping the T'case on a JK. Depending on what donner vehcile you get the 242 from it will bolt up to the trans. You will likely need new drive shafts, I'd recommend putting a rear slip yoke eliminator kit on too. The stock JK already has this. The ESP should not give you problems when running in full time, but you might run into some electrical issues getting the T'case position switch to match with the vehicle harness. Best bet is to use the position switch out of the removed T'case.

This will be a pretty big job.
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Unread 07-12-2007, 03:20 PM   #54
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Oh yeah, thanks for chatting with us.

I have another question, if that's okay.

Each morning when I first put my YJ automatic into gear, the transmission or rearend hesitates; sort of like a cold engine. It feels as if gears are spinning, but not grabbing. It only happens for a few seconds and only when I first put it into drive. After that, everything seems normal. And, it hasn't gotten any worse or better over the year I've had it.

Any clues or suggestions on what to check out. I can tell you the rear diff and transfer both leak.

Thanks agian for the forum.
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Unread 07-12-2007, 03:21 PM   #55
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Hello.
I have a quick question. I am looking into buying some Borla headers for my 87 wrangler. Quadratec is the only company that seems to sell them for the 87. I found a pair from a seller on ebay for $50 for the 88-90 wrangler. I have the same 258 4.2L engine with the manual transmission, as advertised on the ebay page. I believe all the demisions and design are the same between the 88 and the 87. The seller said that the headers will not fit. Do you guys know if they will fit? Thanks you very much!!
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Unread 07-12-2007, 03:21 PM   #56
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I am running a ham radio and amp and need at least 60 amps of pwoer...with the stock 160 amp alternator have the headroom to handle this?

Is there a larger alternator available from the factory?
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Unread 07-12-2007, 03:21 PM   #57
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There are Seat risers on the market that raise you seat from 1" to 2". I am considering making my own but have a concern the tub will be damaged in a minor accident, where it would not be damaged if left stock.

My plan was to use some 1.5" square aluminum stock cut to 1.25" high with the proper size holes drilled in them. These would stand on end and go between the tub and seat frames.

A second though was to cut this 1.5" square stock into 3" sections and lay them length wise under the flat parts of the seat frames so there would be around a 3" piece under all 4 mounting points of the frame. Again with the proper size holes and bolts.

What is you take on the safety of these for the occupants of the Jeep?

What is your take on the damage to the tub if these were in a minor accident? (Minor accident being without airbag deployment around 20mph or so)

If you were designing these how would you make them?

Thanks for your time.
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Obviously for legal and safety reasons we can't comment on a modification that we haven't crash tested. We do extensive crash testing on all of our designs and changes and the aftermarket does not. By increasing the leverage of the seat against the floor pan, the risk of damage does go up.
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Will 33" tires fit a stock Rubicon with mods? What will I lose / gain if I do this? MPG or Power loss?

What year Rubicon
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Unread 07-12-2007, 03:21 PM   #59
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Has jeep ever considered offering a rear locker option on non-Rubicon models, something Toyota has been doing recently on some of their models. I think this would be a great option on new Jeeps for someone who may not be into a Rubicon.... Is this option being limited by the infamous Dana 35 by any chance???
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Unread 07-12-2007, 03:21 PM   #60
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Thanks for your time.
If I get an X with the rear locker option, does it come with 32 spline axles?
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