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Any chance on getting a "how-to" video for lowering the soft-top on the four door?I broke the two front plastic knuckles when lowering the last section.Thanks again.
We know the TJ owners liked having the video. It's something we're looking into, but can't promise anything at this point.

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The stock alternator is rated at 160 amps on a 2008 Rubicon.

I would assume the vehcile running all electronics could not draw more than 70 amps or 80 amps at most. Correct? I would think I have the headroom with a stock alternator to draw an additional 60 amps...no?

You have to remember that the out put is peak based on engine speed. The new JK is very hungry for power.
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What difficulty level (10 point scale) are the trails you folks test off roadability on?

Do you ever test to destruction on the trails?
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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.
I suggest you make sure the transmission fluid really is up to the correct level (I assume you've done that). It sounds like you are getting torque converter drain back. they have check valve kits at the dealers to help resolve that.
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Does Jeep offer a Bumper with WInch as an option from the factory? Or any ARB Style Bumper with a place to mount a Winch?
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Does Jeep offer a Bumper with WInch as an option from the factory? Or any ARB Style Bumper with a place to mount a Winch?
One word: Mopar!
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Question: If YOU could design a Jeep with NO interference from Jeep HQ, what diesel engine, available today would you put into your jeep and why?

Please lets be practical....
Well, thats a tough one. We are arguing amonst ourselves right now on what is best. Not gonna be answering this one.... lol



We do all agree that diesel power is GREAT !
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If I replace the 2001 stereo with an aftermarket one, do I need to do anything special for the sub that came with my jeep? Where does it get a signal from?

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I can produce it for you..

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We know the TJ owners liked having the video. It's something we're looking into, but can't promise anything at this point.
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What difficulty level (10 point scale) are the trails you folks test off roadability on?

Do you ever test to destruction on the trails?
Thanx!
We do development testing all the way to 10 with the Rubicons. We do not do durability testing on the trails.
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Lets assume that I have a 98 w/2.5L engine and the stock Tcase for now. Let us also assume that I will be running 37" tires, on some non-stock axles.


ANy suggestions on this hypothetical situation for axle gearing? Street speeds are not important.

You can do things the right way or the wrong way.
Or you can do it MY way...which is like the wrong way, only faster.
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What is up with the front end and steering? Once it warms up and I start hitting bumps in the road, it sounds like my front end is going to fall apart! It is getting real bad and the service guys have no idea what it is. Obviously a big problem as it is all over the boards!! Please help as I can go on much longer!!!! Thanks!!

Not sure which vehicle your having this issue with or if you have modified this vehicle with bigger tires. Assuming the service guy has checked the steering links, I would suggest looking at the steering dampner?
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Dealers are telling us that they can only select OE tire sizes to correct speedo error. Do you have anymore info on the proceedure to correct for larger tires ona jk?

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I'm going to repost as it looks like you may have missed it..SORRY!
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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First off to the Jeep engineers, thank you for spending time to answer our questions. You guys are great. And thanks to the forum for hosting it.

Questions

1.)How will the Tire Pressure Monitoring system on the 2008 models affect those of us that air down for the trails? Will we be able to silence or turn the alarm off while being aired down? How will it affect our ability to use after market wheels and tires?


2.)Have you been made aware of the front drive shaft clearance problems with the automatic? Several drivers have torn off the metal band that holds the boot cover on the front drive shaft while being fully flexed. The metal band catches on the transmission pan.


3.)Why were the courtesy lights under the hood, and in the foot wells removed? The early models had them.
1.) The JK knows its in low range and will not raise the alarm

2.) YES and we are fixing it.

3.) Vehicle optimization.
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