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post #1 of 13 Old 04-18-2009, 01:30 PM Thread Starter
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Best place to attach recovery hook...other newb questions

Hello,
I'm new to jeeps and this forum. Looks like a cool place with lots of info. I recently bought a 2005 Lj unlimited and have a few questions.

I searched a bit for this but I couldn't seem to find the answer for a stock jeep

where is the best and safest place to attach a hook for recovery? front and back? I have this hook on mine right now in the back. Is this alright?


Second question is does the wrangler come stock with skid plates? I have these on the bottom.




MY last question is in regards to the engine fan. After turning off the car the engine fan kicks on for about 30 seconds, shuts off for a few minutes and kicks back on. This goes on for about 30 minutes to an hour. Normal?

Thanks for the help guys.


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post #2 of 13 Old 04-18-2009, 01:37 PM
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this should help http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/tj-forum-faq-615132/

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oh and regards to the cooling fan... can you tell if its an electric fan conversion? or does it look stock? not sure if that year came with electric or not but ive seen kits that automatically kick on for x amount of time. hope that helps

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I have an '05 and do not have an electric fan.

That rear hook on your jeep is factory as are the skids.

The best place, with a non-aftermarket bumper to attach recovery hooks to the the front upper bumper bolts on each side of the frame. The factory had them there on some TJ's.

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thanks for the info guys.

Is the stock rear hook strong enough to attach a recovery strap to?

Are the factory skid plates enough protection for moderate trails?
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Hello,
I'm new to jeeps and this forum. Looks like a cool place with lots of info. I recently bought a 2005 tj unlimited and have a few questions.

I searched a bit for this but I couldn't seem to find the answer for a stock jeep

where is the best and safest place to attach a hook for recovery? front and back? I have this hook on mine right now in the back. Is this alright?


Second question is does the wrangler come stock with skid plates? I have these on the bottom.




MY last question is in regards to the engine fan. After turning off the car the engine fan kicks on for about 30 seconds, shuts off for a few minutes and kicks back on. This goes on for about 30 minutes to an hour. Normal?

Thanks for the help guys.
Yes that is normal unless you install an interrupt switch.You have an aftermarket electric fan!
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Thanks golen and Knucklehead.

So I guess I have an electric fan then, Thats cool.

Not a good picture, but if any of you can see anything else aftermarket besides the cold air intake feel free to respond.
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Not a good picture, but if any of you can see anything else aftermarket besides the cold air intake feel free to respond.
Too small for my old eye's to see...
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Too small for my old eye's to see...
if you click it, it opens in imageshack and if you click it again it should blow up to full screen.
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Don't oil the air filter, get a wet/dry shop vac paper filter bag from Home Depot (5 for $4). Nice clean engine bay by the way...IMO
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Don't oil the air filter, get a wet/dry shop vac paper filter bag from Home Depot (5 for $4). Nice clean engine bay by the way...IMO
Is that an exposed fuse holder on the side of the PDC?

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