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Unread 04-08-2008, 06:42 PM   #1
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Tell me about the "Rocky Mountain" package

I just agreed to buy a 2004 "Rocky Mountain" edition. It appears to pretty much just be a dress up package on a Sport model but the Jeep does have Dana 44's. I don't know about the lift kits at all (newbie) so if anyone can fill me in I'd appreciate it.

Mark

Below is the copy of the seller's ad:

2004 JEEP WRANGLER (Rocky Mountain Edition), 13,100 mi, Manual Transmission, AC, Alloy Wheels, AM/FM/CD, Airbags,Power Steering, Rear Window Defroster, Tilt Steering Wheel, Hard/Soft Tops, & Tinted Windows.
This is a Red Jeep with very low (13,100) Miles. It was used as a "Toy" and was not an every day driver. It looks just like it just came from the showroom. Jeep has 2 inch "Old Man Emu" Suspension Lift with 1 inch BDS Body Lift. 33 inch Goodyear MTR Radial Mud Terrain Tires mounted on Mickey Thompson Polished Aluminum Wheels (These wheels have a simulated "Bead Lock" that is Red in Color). It also has a "Rock Crawler" rear bumper with integral receiver (for towing). Vehicle is in Excellent Shape with no body damage and/or scratches. It is very clean....

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Unread 04-08-2008, 06:53 PM   #2
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it should only have a rear dana 44, the front is a dana 30, my mother has one. nice rig though, congrats
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Unread 04-08-2008, 07:08 PM   #3
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i didnt know the rme came in red???
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Unread 04-08-2008, 07:15 PM   #4
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Got this off the TJ sticky for trim packages...

Rocky Mountain Edition - 2003-2005
* 4.0L I-6 engine
* Dana 44 rear axle
* 30" Goodyear GS/A Tires on forged aluminum Alcoa wheels
* Ravine wheels used on 2005 models
* Unique graphite fender flares
* Fog lamps
* Rocky Mountain Edition badging
* Dark Slate Interior
* Unique two-tone seats with Jeep embroidery
* Silver painted instrument panel accents
* Available in Black, Bright Silver, Flame Red, Solar Yellow and Patriot Blue
* Diamond plate rocker guards (similar to Rubicon model)
* Tow hooks
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Unread 04-08-2008, 07:18 PM   #5
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How much?
That RME has a D44 rear axle, a very good lift [OME] and sounds pretty good.
I'd sure consider it if the $ are not too much.
Jim
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Unread 04-08-2008, 07:22 PM   #6
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Thanks guys. Can someone tell me a bit about the lift kit and suspension? Is this good stuff or cheap? Knowing nothing it does look like good quality stuff. Better than some of the other lift kits I saw while looking for a Jeep. Another dumb question, the fancy bumper on this thing has a two inch receiver. What good is a two inch (class 3 or 4) hitch on a vehicle that can only tow 2000# max? Is it just for looks?

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Unread 04-08-2008, 08:12 PM   #7
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Well I'm not sure about which class but you can Throw a D-Ring reciver in the hitch use it as a recovery point, or tow lighter trailors. And That is a Very good lift infact the suspension is one of the best 2" you can buy. The only reason to replace it is if you wanted to go bigger.
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Unread 04-08-2008, 08:16 PM   #8
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You can run 35" tires with the D44 comfortably. Its the axle most people swap. The lift is very good quality. Its a really good ride, most say its better then stock. It sounds like a really good buy, not abused.
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Unread 04-08-2008, 08:17 PM   #9
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Thanks guys. Can someone tell me a bit about the lift kit and suspension? Is this good stuff or cheap? Knowing nothing it does look like good quality stuff. Better than some of the other lift kits I saw while looking for a Jeep. Another dumb question, the fancy bumper on this thing has a two inch receiver. What good is a two inch (class 3 or 4) hitch on a vehicle that can only tow 2000# max? Is it just for looks?

Mark
OME springs and shocks are considered to provide one of the most compliant quality rides on and offroad. The 2.5" OME lift with a 1"BL is a proven and popular receipe for fitting 33" tires and avoiding all of the driveline vibration issues than accompany lifts over 3".
The 2" hitch is commonly used for accesories such as a cargo rack and also as a winch point/recovery point.
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Unread 04-08-2008, 08:45 PM   #10
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Thanks everyone! All the answers make sense to me.

One last question, I hear the faint sound of throwout bearing rumble when it is sitting in neutral with my foot off the clutch peddle and understand this is common. Does it get worse over time? Is it something that should be fixed right away or does it cost more to fix later if it gets worse? What does it cost to repair?

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Unread 04-08-2008, 09:12 PM   #11
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It might be completely normal. That tranny is a noisy beast, but otherwise quite durable.
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Unread 04-09-2008, 04:38 AM   #12
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Thanks everyone! Sorry to be such an anchor. It is tough being a newbie and there is much to learn about these beasts!

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Unread 04-09-2008, 05:42 AM   #13
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Welcome to the forum. How about some pics of your new Jeep?
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Unread 04-09-2008, 06:22 AM   #14
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One last question, I hear the faint sound of throwout bearing rumble when it is sitting in neutral with my foot off the clutch peddle and understand this is common. Does it get worse over time?
I've got an '04 RME, and yes...that noise in neutral is normal (for the NV3550 5-speed manual trans). So far, it has not gotten louder for me (at ~40,000 miles currently).
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Unread 04-09-2008, 09:30 AM   #15
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I've got a yellow '04 myself. It's actually an X model, not a Sport, with the Dana 44 rear. My tranny is noisy too, more so without the carpet. The '04 did not come with factory fogs even though all the lit says it did.
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