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Unread 05-31-2010, 12:59 PM   #1
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Guess I'll live on both sides of the fence now...

Saturday morning I d goodbye to this:



and d hello to this:





Wel'll miss the SRT, but we'll enjoy the Jeep. Lower payments and cheaper insurance, gas, maintenance, and repair parts... and it's a Jeep!

And, no! I didn't ge rid of my TJ. This is her vehicle. But she has assured me I'm free to modify as I wish once the warranty runs out

So far it's great, except that it really is a slug... even compared to the TJ. But I'm thinking 33s with 4.88s will help that!

We're putting the soft top on when she gets home from work...

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Be very careful with the wife mod. Uninstallation can be extremely expensive. Wife mods have been known to take the Jeep and all other mods during the uninstall process. Also, make sure you service your wife mod properly as often as humanly possible. Wife mods not properly serviced may malfunction or uninstall themselves at any time.
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Unread 05-31-2010, 01:05 PM   #2
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Beautiful, what is the gear ratio now?
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Unread 05-31-2010, 01:10 PM   #3
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It's got 3.73 and the auto. That 3.8 just seems very weak for that heavy Jeep. It's all stock except for the step bars and bug guard that the PO put on. Only 10,000 miles...
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Be very careful with the wife mod. Uninstallation can be extremely expensive. Wife mods have been known to take the Jeep and all other mods during the uninstall process. Also, make sure you service your wife mod properly as often as humanly possible. Wife mods not properly serviced may malfunction or uninstall themselves at any time.
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Unread 05-31-2010, 01:20 PM   #4
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My 6spd with 3.21's doesn't feel too weak, but it doesn't feel strong. Never drove a auto jeep though..
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Unread 05-31-2010, 03:29 PM   #5
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Same as my jeep! Congrats!
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Unread 05-31-2010, 10:52 PM   #6
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It's got 3.73 and the auto. That 3.8 just seems very weak for that heavy Jeep. It's all stock except for the step bars and bug guard that the PO put on. Only 10,000 miles...
My wife has the 3.73/auto/4door and the Superchips Flashpaq truly woke it up with the 91 performance tune. It bumped the fuel economy 1-2mpg as well. I was about to accept the fact that I was going to have to shell out $$$ to regear before we even upgraded her suspension and tire size. For the ~$280 of the flashpaq, we're able to continue to enjoy the vehicle while saving for the 1st big round of mods. Not to mention the flashpaq features will continue to be worthy even after the tires/regear in the future.
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Unread 05-31-2010, 11:28 PM   #7
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... the Superchips Flashpaq truly woke it up with the 91 performance tune.

Sounds interesting, does that mean you need to use premium fuel?
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Unread 06-01-2010, 12:05 AM   #8
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Unread 06-01-2010, 05:27 AM   #9
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Excellent move, definitely an upgrade (my own biased opinion and the Jeep will handle those off road excursions so much better.
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Unread 06-01-2010, 06:08 AM   #10
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You know its bad when you move to a Jeep and get BETTER mpg :-)
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Unread 06-01-2010, 06:30 AM   #11
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ask - Thank for the info, I'll have to look into that for sure!

JLC - I told her I was gona get her a 2010 Unlimited RHD. She said no I wasn't!

Voyame - Offroad? It'll handle potholes and speed bumps better

Bioni - Very true!

EDIT - BTW - That soft top was a real PITA! ( and ofcourse there were no screws for the bow to roll bar brackets) Good thing I had some OE bolts that were removed from ? on the TJ that were the right size...
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Be very careful with the wife mod. Uninstallation can be extremely expensive. Wife mods have been known to take the Jeep and all other mods during the uninstall process. Also, make sure you service your wife mod properly as often as humanly possible. Wife mods not properly serviced may malfunction or uninstall themselves at any time.

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Unread 06-01-2010, 07:14 AM   #12
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I can imagine the auto 4DR with 3.73 being a tad weak. I just got a manual 4DR with 3.73, and its just about right. I saw some Unlimiteds at the dealer which came with 3.21, now that would suck.. IMHO I think 3.21 are only acceptable for the 2DR, and I've had both..
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Unread 06-01-2010, 09:07 AM   #13
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Congratulations!!!

Nice Jeep........
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Unread 06-01-2010, 09:41 AM   #14
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Sounds interesting, does that mean you need to use premium fuel?
With the 91 tune, yes. However at a 1-2MPG increase, you're gaining ~30-50 miles of extra range per tank for that additional cost of $2-4 per tank.
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Nice JK Put that sucker in 2nd on the highway and tell me what the power is like The 3.8L makes its power so high and the 42rle brings the RPMs way down
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