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Unread 10-06-2004, 08:58 AM   #1
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hi folks looking at a 02 wrangler 6cly 5 speed 30k miles couple of quick questions what does the "x" stand for on the side panel. and when i shift into 4wdrive iam only seeing the parttime light come on. i can feel the wheels lock in both high and low but no full time light. any help would be appreacated.

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Unread 10-06-2004, 09:12 AM   #2
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hi folks looking at a 02 wrangler 6cly 5 speed 30k miles couple of quick questions what does the "x" stand for on the side panel. and when i shift into 4wdrive iam only seeing the parttime light come on. i can feel the wheels lock in both high and low but no full time light. any help would be appreacated.
X-TREME!!!!!! who knows what it stands for. That little full time light doesnt come on. ever. who knows why it's there. Part time four wheel drive is what you have right now. do a search on part time four wheel drive. from what i understand, its called part time bc not all the wheels turn at the same time. only the 2, front or back, with the least resistance. Which can sometimes mean the least traction! especially in mud. Thats what my Lock right fixes, now my front axle is in full time. Go with the 02, its a good year.
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Unread 10-06-2004, 09:44 AM   #3
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The "X" is the model designation. Ther is SE, X, Sport, Sahara, and Rubicon. Just different standard features.

The dash light will only illuminat the part-time light. The other spots are there because the dash was shared with the Cherokee, which had a full time system. Do not drive on dry pavement in 4 hi or 4 low. The t-case was not designed for it.
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Unread 10-06-2004, 09:53 AM   #4
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Part time four wheel drive is what you have right now. do a search on part time four wheel drive. from what i understand, its called part time bc not all the wheels turn at the same time. only the 2, front or back, with the least resistance. Which can sometimes mean the least traction! especially in mud. Thats what my Lock right fixes, now my front axle is in full time. Go with the 02, its a good year.
Jeepman05, you're kind of mixing together how a full-time and all-wheel (AWD) drive system works, neither of which the Wrangler has. Part-time means it has a 4x4 system that cannot be used full-time on the street. The front and rear axles are mechanically locked together by the transfer case on a part-time system which is why it cannot be used on the street... the front and rear axles cannot turn at the different rpms needed like when you're turning left or right or even driving on a curved section of a street. I.E. the front tires turn faster during a turn and the Wrangler's part-time system prevents them from turning faster than the rear wheels do. A part-time 4x4 system like the Wrangler has, which is called Commandtrac, is suitable for offroad use only.

To get a 4x4 system that can be used on the street, which is called a full-time system, you must get either a Cherokee, Liberty, or Grand Cherokee. Any of those can also have an optional extra-cost 4x4 system called Selectrac that include both part-time and full-time modes.

A locker or limited slip differential has nothing to do with whether a 4x4 system is considered full-time or part-time.
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Unread 10-06-2004, 10:04 AM   #5
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I believe the X is short for Apex.
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Unread 10-06-2004, 11:25 AM   #6
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X is for X treme, APEX (which I have) is an extra (lame) package that they slap on it, like the mountain top, columbia, etc etc editions.
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Unread 10-06-2004, 12:06 PM   #7
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X means no dana 44 and 3.07 gears but you do get the 6 cylinder motor.
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that is VERY true! One of my biggest regrets (the only one really) is that I didnt get something with a Dana44 in it. oh well, 2gs isnt that much when you think about it! Finding someone to put it in is the real kicker!
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Unread 10-06-2004, 12:38 PM   #9
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X means no dana 44 and 3.07 gears but you do get the 6 cylinder motor.
Nope, I have 3.73 on mine, and the new Rocky Mountain edition is classified as an X model, but has a 44 rear end.

X does not stand for anything. I repeat, it does not stand for anything.
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Nope, I have 3.73 on mine, and the new Rocky Mountain edition is classified as an X model, but has a 44 rear end.

X does not stand for anything. I repeat, it does not stand for anything.
except for X-TREME!!!!!


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Unread 10-06-2004, 12:55 PM   #11
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Like the golf balls, when you get a rejected sport model they classify it as an X. Top Flite does it all the time.
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