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Unread 05-09-2013, 10:56 PM   #6676
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...when you fit your whole dorm room in the back of it.
...when your dorm room is in it and all the squeaks go away.
...when you get ~260 miles and still have a 1/4 tank you're super happy (not bad for 33s!)
...when driving in rain you have the window down and stay dry.
...when driving in rain your floor gets soaked... Idk where its getting in at?!
...when you have changed 5 wheel bearings, 5 u joints, and lots of other stuff in under a week lol
Spare tire has a wheel bearing? Lol

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Unread 05-09-2013, 10:59 PM   #6677
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When you try 6 different ways to try to efficiently carry a 33" spare. Finally just put mine on the back
Oh yes been there!! Built a swing tire rack.
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Unread 05-10-2013, 10:48 AM   #6678
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i built this. Sorry about the water mark


Also...When you realize "Its a Jeep thing" isnt about the love of four wheeling or anything positive. It really means " i dont know and im not gonna figure it out" its used mostly when jeeps break and fix themselves spontaneously or in response to some of these questions.

What is that noise?
Why does the rear windshield wiper/this window/the fog-lights only work sometimes?
Why is the jeep shaking so much?
Why doesnt the hatch stay up?
Why do your hazards come on when you use your turn signal sometimes?
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Unread 05-10-2013, 12:21 PM   #6679
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That's funny I muttered to myself today "it's a jeep thing" because my rear defroster wouldn't stay on but then it suddenly came on....then it wouldn't turn off. #jeepproblems YKYDAXJ
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Unread 05-10-2013, 01:04 PM   #6680
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...when you fit your whole dorm room in the back of it.
...when your dorm room is in it and all the squeaks go away.
...when you get ~260 miles and still have a 1/4 tank you're super happy (not bad for 33s!)
...when driving in rain you have the window down and stay dry.
...when driving in rain your floor gets soaked... Idk where its getting in at?!
...when you have changed 5 wheel bearings, 5 u joints, and lots of other stuff in under a week lol
The water on the floor could be a windshield seal that's what mine is
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Unread 05-10-2013, 09:49 PM   #6681
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...when your coworker opens "I drove over a big pile of rust on the road on the way here" and you respond "I didn't go on that street today"
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Unread 05-11-2013, 08:43 AM   #6682
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...when it's been torn down to the nuts and bolts for 3 weeks, and you can get it put back together in an hour so you can drive it again.
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Unread 05-11-2013, 10:10 AM   #6683
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You know you drive an XJ from Michigan when...



Not my XJ thank god
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Unread 05-11-2013, 07:19 PM   #6684
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When leaving the mud pit your standing on the rev limiter in second and it takes flight, and your like no big deal....
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Unread 05-11-2013, 10:12 PM   #6685
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When people talk about how expensive it is if your transmission goes and you think to yourself how a second hand working AW4 will only cost like $300 and some time to install, and it's not a determining factor on whether or not you buy the jeep.
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Unread 05-11-2013, 10:55 PM   #6686
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When people talk about how expensive it is if your transmission goes and you think to yourself how a second hand working AW4 will only cost like $300 and some time to install, and it's not a determining factor on whether or not you buy the jeep.
also when everyone thinks your "crappy" Chrysler automatic is going to fail at any time, not realizing that the XJ with a 4.0L I6 never came with a Chrysler transmission, and AW4s are extremely reliable.
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Unread 05-12-2013, 12:09 AM   #6687
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I could be mistaken, but isn't the 30RH a Chrysler transmission? They were certainly used behind the 4.0 engines. Either way, as far as the "crappy Chrysler transmission"goes, the Chrysler 272 TorqueFlite is one of the finest automatics ever built. They weren't used in the XJ, but still a damn good automatic. Just sayin'.

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Unread 05-12-2013, 02:09 PM   #6688
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I could be mistaken, but isn't the 30RH a Chrysler transmission? They were certainly used behind the 4.0 engines. Either way, as far as the "crappy Chrysler transmission"goes, the Chrysler 272 TorqueFlite is one of the finest automatics ever built. They weren't used in the XJ, but still a damn good automatic. Just sayin'.

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Chrysler Transmissions weren't used behind the 4.0L I6 in the XJ. All 4.0L I6 automatic XJs had the AW4. The 30RH was used behind the 2.5L I4 in the XJ (and the 30RH was reliable, though horribly inefficient, and makes the 4-cyl seem even more gutless).

Chrysler Transmissions (32RH, 42RE, 42RLE) were used behind the 4.0L I6 in the Wrangler and Grand Cherokee (ZJ/WJ).

The "crappy" Chrysler transmission refers to recent perceptions. It seems everyone thinks they are going to fail any moment. Granted some recent Chrysler transmissions were rather poor, especially the "ultra-drive" series (40TE/41TE/42LE/42RLE).
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Unread 05-12-2013, 04:47 PM   #6689
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Ah, I see. I knew the 30RH was used in some XJ's, but didn't know which engines. I know what you mean about the newer Chrysler transmissions; there have been many people local to me with newer Dodge trucks that have had transmission problems from the day they bought the truck.

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Unread 05-12-2013, 05:00 PM   #6690
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This is why I opted for the 5 speed Peugeot BA 10/5
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