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Regarding the hardtop wiring harness, Some of the terminals are so small that servicing them is not practical. I suggest that you simply jump around the connector with a short length of wire.

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Are you able to tell me if I have 2 sets of wheels, am I able to switch out the set anytime? or can only 4 specific wheel sensors be programmed at one time for the vehicle.
Should be able to switch them as often as you want as long as they both have the proper tire pressure sensors.
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I've been using mobil 1 in the YJ, seems fine. On the old CJ 4cyl flathead I worry that I should use really traditional oil. Any thoughts ref multigrade 'high mileage' other things to look for or avoid?
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I know you can not respond to this since it is about future products, but I would like you to know about it.

There was a link in the General Discussion a while ago that claimed you had considered putting IFS in the current generation of Wranglers. I do not know if this is something you had actually considered, but please do not do it. As you probably all know it is much easier to modify a vehicle with solid axles. Wranglers are are one of the most modded vehicles around. So please do not put IFS into future generations of the Wrangler

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Would you JK Hardtop owners like to see a headliner made available? A thick soft formed kit that covers the interior of the hard top and sides.??
Would there be any other purpose designed into it besides cosmetics?

i.e. noise control, temperature control etc....
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I know you can not respond to this since it is about future products, but I would like you to know about it.

There was a link in the General Discussion a while ago that claimed you had considered putting IFS in the current generation of Wranglers. I do not know if this is something you had actually considered, but please do not do it. As you probably all know it is much easier to modify a vehicle with solid axles. Wranglers are are one of the most modded vehicles around. So please do not put IFS into future generations of the Wrangler
I F What ????
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Here's a question for you on the 231 t-case... other than the well known fact the TJ's version of the 231 won't leak oil out of the rear seal if the driveshaft is removed but the YJ's will, is there anything else different between the 231 t-cases used in the TJ and YJ? More specifically, is there anything different about how the 231's front output shaft behaves in 2wd in the TJ vs. the YJ's 231? This has to do with the YJ having a front passenger-side axle disconnect but the TJ not needing one.

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I've been using mobil 1 in the YJ, seems fine. On the old CJ 4cyl flathead I worry that I should use really traditional oil. Any thoughts ref multigrade 'high mileage' other things to look for or avoid?
High Mileage oils generally have "seal conditioners" in them that attemp to reduce leaks. There's also some differences in the additive packages that are theoretically advantageous to high mileage engines. My biggest concern would be the seal conditioners on an otherwise leak-free engine (assuming it is) as they can sometimes soften the seals too much. If the engine doesn't leak, I'd say just stay with conventional oil.
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The headliner would offer some reduction in noise, some reduction in heat buildup and would retain heat a bit better than the bare top. Other than that, just the appearance ! We have had a few requests, so that is why I was asking.
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Here's a question for you on the 231 t-case... other than the well known fact the TJ's version of the 231 won't leak oil out of the rear seal if the driveshaft is removed but the YJ's will, is there anything else different between the 231 t-cases used in the TJ and YJ? More specifically, is there anything different about how the 231's front output shaft behaves in 2wd in the TJ vs. the YJ's 231? This has to do with the YJ having a front passenger-side axle disconnect but the TJ not needing one.

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Best as I recollect - No major difference. Same basic architecture.

There are some input spline differences between autos and Manuals.....

Axle disconnetc - were an attempt for fuel economy improvement
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Was the vendor changed on the soft tops? I got my soft top that came with my 08 Unlimited warranty replaced because of a tear, and the new one is noticably lower quality, it is missing the velcro that used to hold the flaps shut at the rear zipper beginnings and doesn't fit nearly as well as the first one.

Over all I was/am very dissapointed in the situation.

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Would you JK Hardtop owners like to see a headliner made available? A thick soft formed kit that covers the interior of the hard top and sides.??
Yes! I live in Hurricane, UT (yeah, I know, I've heard that one {all of them}) and it's usually over 100 F. A headliner would be great.
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There are a couple things that I have heard about with Jeeps, and other car manufactures that I would like to comment about the design on. I do not know how well they apply to Wranglers, but I know these things do apply to some jeeps.

Some vehicles (I think i read this in the Liberty section) are no longer being shipped with transmission dipsticks. They have a plug over the fill tube, and the only way to check them is with some special tool. Please put transmission dipsticks back into all vehicles so us home mechanics can easily check up on our jeeps.

I would also like to see the return ( or keeping ) of 6 gage instrument panels on all jeeps. I know that you do not have oil pressure, and battery voltage on the new WK. These gages are useful to those of us who know what the gages should read. When they don't read right, we know we have a problem

Thanks for spending the time to help us out and get our feedback.

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Boy would I love to take it over there and show you what I'm talking about! The sound is definitely underneath the vehicle, almost directly under the shift stick.... or perhaps in the engine bay. Maybe one day I'll upload a video to Youtube, if I can get decent audio from it.
My "07 2D does this exact same thing. You've described it well.
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Thank you.... one more question then... with no significant difference in their t-cases, why did the YJ need the vacuum-actuated passenger side disconnect but the TJ does not?

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