Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Westminster, Co
My 05 seems fine so far. I got mine in September 2005. It did have the "crunch" from 1st to 2nd and sometimes 3rd, but after a while, either I got used to shifting it, or the problem corrected itself with some miles, but now mine is great! I never had the "popping" out of first gear problem.
Anyway, there are several guys who swear by the Royal Purple brand and have changed their fluid and said that it helped. I was going to do that with mine, but my issues seemed to have worked themselves out.
Gone but not forgotten:
05 TJ Sport
RK 5.5" Long Arm, 1" Daystar BL
M.O.R.E. Bombproof 1" MML
AA SYE, RE CV Driveshaft
4.56's, ARB Super 30 Front, Detroit D44 w/Alloys Rear
35" BFG MT's
RK X-Factor steering, Currie Anti-Rock,
Nth oil pan skid, Rock Crusher Diff covers
OBA (Viair 450c System)
Trail Gear Rockers
Custom rear bumper/swing out