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post #76 of 161 Old 09-09-2008, 04:23 PM
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Nope - Impact and emissions . . .
Based on that what steps is Jeep taking to improve the gas mileage of the Wranglers, especially considering the new Federal Emission laws that will be coming in effect?


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OK a question on the TJ generation if you can - just to help me out personally...

My 2001 TJ was involved in an accident last year and both airbags deployed. Everything has been rebuilt 10 x better than before thanks to your friends at AEV, but I've still got the airbags left to do.

I'd like to upgrade to the 2003-2004 style steering wheel on the drivers side... and at the same time use the Grand Cherokee's audio controls.

Question is - does the airbag controller above the transmission need to be replaced AND if I put an '03+ bag in there do I need an '03+ controller and an '03+ passenger side, or is there some degree of interchangeability here?

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Actually, there are several places in Canada that we use, depending on the season!
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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.??
Man, I don't even have a hard top but this would make them much more appealing!
Always hated that white interior...

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Hi,
I have an 06 TJ Unlimited and it doesn't have the factory auto dim mirror. I want to upgrade to the factory style auto dim mirror with compass, temp, and map lights. I did notice that there is a temp probe behind the grille. I have heard that a wiring harness is already installed on these, but when I removed the top cover on my dash, it was nowhere to be found. Where would this harness be or don't the 06's have this?

You need to buy the overlay kit. Mopar ?

The temp sensor you see is for the NGC engine controller.

AFtermarket sells a kit for like 200 bucks ?
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My wife was considering a JK not too long ago to replace our Vue. One of the turn offs for her was things like the lack of a headliner. I can't recall the exact phrase she used, but it was something like "Cerberus needs to bring these things up to date." I had to laugh, then she punched me in the arm, oh well.
So I think it'd be a nice addition. Not everyone wants a "rugged" Jeep. Some people just want a fun SUV-type vehicle that still has all the creature comforts.

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Just bought new 98 TJ Wrangler Hardtop. It did not come with rear defrost. I want to find a rear window with defrost. BUT here's the QUESTION:
Does the factory wiring harness already support that modification?
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Where do I find the switch that goes in the dash?
I do not think believe the factory harness will support the defrost-
I would recommend purchasing the Mopar hard top wiring kit- 82208907
That would make the installation of the defrost much easier.
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Hey guys, I just wanted to say great job on the JK.

However, I wanted to ask a little bit about the 3.8. From what I've heard, it's a reliable engine. And I'm sure you've heard some people say it's not enough for the JK. My question is, would it be hard to put some modern technology into the engine. Like Variable valve timing, direct injection, ect? Also, what about taking the 5.7, slicing off 2 cyl. and making a V6 out of it?

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being a TJ owner I was disappointed when the JK was released. Even in basic trim there are too many automatic systems. Any chance of something more basic?
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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.
The vendor didn't change, but in some cases some changes were made to address various customer issues. You may want to take it back to your dealer and discuss your concerns.
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OK a question on the TJ generation if you can - just to help me out personally...

My 2001 TJ was involved in an accident last year and both airbags deployed. Everything has been rebuilt 10 x better than before thanks to your friends at AEV, but I've still got the airbags left to do.

I'd like to upgrade to the 2003-2004 style steering wheel on the drivers side... and at the same time use the Grand Cherokee's audio controls.

Question is - does the airbag controller above the transmission need to be replaced AND if I put an '03+ bag in there do I need an '03+ controller and an '03+ passenger side, or is there some degree of interchangeability here?

Thanks
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Just there, huh ??
Haha... well... I'm pretty sure our emissions regulations are far more relaxed... and... mpg? nobody here cares about the mpg

It's the only complaint my friends have with the JK... it just doesn't climb sand like the old TJ's do.
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Are there any plans to place the Inline 6 back in to wranglers?
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Nope - Impact and emissions . . .
Any chance of talking you guys into re-engineering a new one?

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Any Updates on the Dana 60 Kit for the JK

Looking to go with a Burnsville Hemi Conversion wondering where you guys are at with the Dana 60 Axles?
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You need to buy the overlay kit. Mopar ?

The temp sensor you see is for the NGC engine controller.

AFtermarket sells a kit for like 200 bucks ?
What is an overlay kit and why don't the 06's come with it? I know someone with an 03 Rubicon and theirs has it.
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