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Unread 09-29-2009, 03:07 PM   #16
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Is there any chance of using solid front axles in Liberty's in the future?
Sorry, not related to topic. My mistake. Please disregard. I can't delete it.

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I have to start with a question regarding the soft top. It seems like they are designed to pour water into the cab when the door is opened when it rains because the water runoff is too short (sorry for the lack of more technical terms). Is there any plan to fix for future models or a retro-fix for current ones?
Unfortunately, due to the nature of the soft top, there's no real way to put a rain gutter on it like a conventional vehicle. TJ's suffered from this as well (my TJ dribbles on me)...
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Unread 09-29-2009, 03:08 PM   #19
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hello fella's and thansnks for an excellent product love my 4 dr jk rubicon in rescue green . my question is as follows why cant we use the lockers at higher speeds and in 4 hi ? i understand the driving dynamics i wish it would have been a little higher.
This is a mass produced Jeep - We have to "protect" all potential customers - even those who may, or may not understand what the implications of driving with teh lockers engaged on pavement.

Hey ! At least we give you lockers !!
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You can use the new cable top on a 09 model JK - but you must use the 2010 door rails - the frames that go around the door. The accessories group will have these tops and rails as a kit in the next 4-5 weeks
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in the ax-5 transmission the synchros have a problem with older lubricants. people suggest using motor oil as lubricant to avoid synchro wear. Is there a manufacturer of synchros made of a different metal, or do they have to be brass?
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The vehicles are engineered at different times by different teams. The technology may change or a better part may be found. this is why the radio speeds may be different.
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Why are the seats in my jk so uncomfortable?

Can you be more specific?
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Can you give us any information on whether or when the plastic retainer for the transfer case shifter will be improved? There are many reports of failures at both ends of the cable. Thanks
We have seen two incidents in the field are currently investigating what the root cause is.
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Are there any plans for a "shiftmatic" or "auto-stick" incorporated into any Wranglers?

I imagine it would solely be a TCU function and allow you to keep the current Jeep transmissions.
No plans at this time.....
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is there going to be a "chrysler factory lift" extra available in the future on new JKs?
Mopar currently offers JK lifts in a 2" and a 4". What would you pay for one if you were to purchase from Mopar?
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I have not been able to find the weight restriction for the spare tire and wheel on the tailgate. Do you know the maximum weight that can be safely added to the spare tire tailgate bracket without having to worry about damaging the tailgate?
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Would you like a solid axle?
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Follow-up Questions from 9/9/2008 chat session

Good evening, and thank you for taking the time to speak with us.
While reading through last year's (9/9/2008) chat session with you, I have a couple of questions:
1) Quote: Originally Posted by JeepEngineers 9/9/2008 5:57p
"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.??"

Any further movement on this? I, too, would be interseted.

2) 9/9/2008 5:47p JeepEngineers
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"The 1/2 door kits are still in development. They will be available by the new year. The kits will be 2 front doors in a box, and all of the components. price will be just under a grand for a pair of doors. Dealers may discount this price. You will have to paint the doors, but they will be primed. We will also have kits for the upper soft windows, and for the rear doors. We have been delayed getting product out for the new ram truck."

Any further development on this now that the bankruptcy has past? I saw the Bestop versions now offered on Mopar's accessory site. There's a dealer on Long Island that's selling their own kit which seems to be comprised the same as the one you mentioned last year, though LI is selling it for $3200+, which equals what the individual parts would cost MSRP. I wound up going with the LI kit as I didn't want to run the risk of not getting them with all the rumors regarding Fiat's take-over going around.

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Can you talk some about the fires in auto trannys on the JK? I'm not expecting you to expose any liability - I'm just looking for more info on the issue and ways to prevent it - recommendations on a tranny cooler, ideas for re-routing the vent on the tranny that leaks the fluid, or anything else you can say that would be helpful.
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