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Unread 04-13-2008, 10:44 PM   #91
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Anybody smoke their knees on the two metal anchors about that stick out of the floor just inside the tailgate? Had her for a year and those things are still the only thing I've ever cursed at her for. Everything else is just - "It's a Jeep."

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Unread 04-13-2008, 10:57 PM   #92
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Originally Posted by GADave View Post
Like others -

Crappy factory brakes - my fronts vibrated 10 mins. after I drove it off the lot. Dealer turned the rotors and it's been better since. Shouldn't have to turn brand new rotors & brakes. Guess I'll upgrade the brake system when they fail again.

Crappy factory CD player. Fixed that by having a Pioneer DEH-P5000UB installed at Circuit City last week. USB port and controls my I-POD directly. Lock the I-Pod in the glove box and pick whatever I want to listen to from the head unit. Plus it plays any CD I stick in it. Sounds good with factory woofer & speakers too.

I like the motor (I6) & tranny (6-speed). Guess 'cause I've always driven trucks. Feels like it should to me.

Mine hasn't queued the duck yet.

Once I lifted mine I quit catching my belt loop on the door latch loop... but I have a couple pairs of jeans with a dangling chad from before the lift.

I guess my biggest complaint is just highway manners. Not comfortable to run 70-80 mph for long periods. I expected this and deal with it 'cause I love having it once I get where I'm going. Have a big-azz Ford SuperDuty diesel crew cab that's supposed to be the FX4 Offroad edition... right... with it's length - lack of ground clearance - sucky turning radius, It's pretty much useless in any off-road situation. I'll take the Jeep thanks!

The pleasures FAR outweigh the annoyances for me.
ok im sorry if this was lready answered but what exactly is the duck??
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Unread 04-13-2008, 11:29 PM   #93
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The multifunction switch, Turn signals, Hazards, and High/Low beams. Causes problems with turn sinals and flasher act very strange. Replaced mine twice already.
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Unread 04-13-2008, 11:40 PM   #94
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I love every flaw
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Unread 04-13-2008, 11:54 PM   #95
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The Flaws are what makes a Jeep a Jeep! If I didn't have little problems or "annoyances" I would be bored with it!
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If you were afraid to open that little bag and look inside, don't even think about opening the hood. There's a whole bunch of complicated crap hidden under it.
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Unread 04-14-2008, 06:27 AM   #96
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Transfer Case Shifter Linkage Bracket... i hate the rattle
2" 4WD Hardware Lift kit.
Rugged ridge seat covers.
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Unread 04-14-2008, 07:27 AM   #97
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Just thought of one. Not neccessarily a TJ thing but more of a Jeep thing. People on forums who think post count=knowledge.
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Unread 04-14-2008, 07:31 AM   #98
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Yes, as you can plainly see I am way smarter than you. Almost twice as smart! hush, I'm off to install a throttle body spacer and a K&N filter for that super performance boost!
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Unread 04-14-2008, 08:01 AM   #99
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Torx .
Signatures are for attention whores.

Oh the irony.
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Unread 04-14-2008, 08:33 AM   #100
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The use of both metric and standard bolt sizes is a little annoying. After a while it just gets funny. But the only truly annoying thing is my jeep leaking water on the passenger floor board when the AC is on durning a hot humid day. Sure I fixed it but it sucked unit i figured that one out.
Jerry is right though. Its just a characteristic of the jeep. If it didnt have these little problems then I wouldnt be able to tinker with my jeep all the time.
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Unread 04-14-2008, 09:13 AM   #101
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Gas caps. I need a frickin chain tied to mine. I think I'm on number 6 now. And I never can get it on right, so it always throws a code, so I have to go take it off, tighten it back up, then the code goes away.

Vibrations. I hate chasing down vibrations. If it's not a U-joint, it's a wheel bearing. If it's not a wheel bearing, it's a tire out of balance. If it's not a tire out of balance, it's a dent or unbalanced drive shaft. Part of that comes with just being hard on it though, and not running factory equipment.

Storage space. There sure is a lot of dead space in Jeeps for there not to be any more storage space than there is. How did the army in WWII fit so much crap on their's when they were half the size?

Torx bolts. I hate them. I also hate those two reverse torx bolts on top of the transmission.

The vent on my transmission sucks too.

It sounds like I'm complaining, but it's never let me down on a trail, so I have no room to gripe too much.
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Unread 04-14-2008, 09:16 AM   #102
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Unread 04-14-2008, 09:17 AM   #103
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Originally Posted by spyder6 View Post
factory alternator is too small
117 amps isn't enough for you? What makes you say that? I'm running that same alternator, a single battery, and even when winching I've yet to think the alternator was too small.
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Unread 04-14-2008, 10:44 AM   #104
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The only gripe I have is with the stock sway bar link design. But I finally got rid of them so it's no longer an issue! JKS!

While this isn't a gripe per se, I wish Mitsubishi didn't supply us with such a crappy starter. When mine went it was so worn out internally and decomposed externally that I don't think remanufacturing it will be and option! But at $50 for a new remanufactured one, I can't complain at all.

To those commenting on Torx bolts, what's your issue with them?? I don't get it. I love that I can take apart a good portion of my Jetta and Jeeps with just a handful of torx sockets. They're incredibly solid feeling and get the job done. Plus the T-15 and T-10 are waaay easier to use than any phillips or flat head on a screw driver. I can promise you I've rounded far more rusted hex headed bolts than stripped out torx bolts.

Also, someone complained about poor visibility?? You can't see around the roll cage? Or were you being sarcastic?
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Unread 04-14-2008, 11:07 AM   #105
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Originally Posted by elgrubicon View Post
First gear in my rubicon (6 speed). As soon as I let out the clutch I have to shift into second. It is annoying when trying to accelerate quickley or in stop and go traffic.

Several replies told this guy to start off in second...why did nobody tell him to just go to 33's and quit gripin'?
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