Welcome to the Jeepforum.com TJ Technical threads!
This "Boot Camp" is designed to help you get familiar with the ins and outs of your Jeep and show you the ropes for this forum.
This place is THE place to find answers to issues with your TJ. Whether troubleshooting, deciding on mods/upgrades, or installing products, you'll get plenty of insight here. The following is a sort of "How to..." for the forum. It is broken down into sections and includes links to threads that cover some of the most polular topics here in TJ Tech.
- All registered accounts come with a profile page. Your profile lets you tell a little about yourself, but more importantly, about your Jeep. A completed profile will help other members know what hardware you are dealing with when attempting to solve any problems you post.
Stock TJ Specifications
- Use this link to fill in your profile!
Not sure what equipment came on your Jeep from the factory? Request a Build Sheet, it's FREE.
- I cannot stress enough how important it is to SEARCH this forum for answers before starting a new thread. This forum has been around for a long time and countless topics have been discussed multiple times. If you do not find what you're looking for after running a search, change your wording and search again, and again, and again. Google is a great tool as well.
-Here is a detailed tutorial on getting the best possible results from your search.
The "Dead Horses"
- "Don't beat a dead horse." Many topics on this forum are considered dead horses that the majority of members are tired of discussing. These topics tend to clutter Page 1 of this forum and can cause more serious threads to be overlooked. They also waste storage space, which slows down the forum and hassles the webmasters. Every one of these topics can be answered by way of the SEARCH function.
Here is a small sample of Dead Horses:
-Tips for Better Gas Mileage...
-Cold Air Intakes
-Throttle Body Spacer
-The Gear /Tire/ speed /MPG thread
-What Axles do I have?
-What size tires will fit/How much lift?
-What your TJ will look like with various Tire/Lift Combos
-Whats size spare tire do I need?
-Auto vs Manual Transmission for off-roading
-TJ Forum FAQ's: Prepared by Wheelin98TJ
-Will Rubicon springs lift my TJ?
If you still don't believe the engineers, here is a pic showing a stock Rubicon on 31" MTR's parked next to a stock 97 TJ on 31" Truxus tires.
-How do I...? - These questions will be covered in a later section with Write-Ups
If you do "Beat a Dead Horse" by starting a new thread, take cover. Which brings us to the next point...
- You may get an answer you didn't want to hear, or a comment that you felt was offensive. As Chris Rock would say: "Let it slide"
This forum is full of guru's and all around helpful guys, just take criticism with a grain of salt. No need to be quick to defend yourself or attempt to insult the poster. Honestly, they don't really care.
This thread is the perfect example of what NOT to do: Best/cost efficient way to gain HP and gas mileage
Additional Information: Rules and Guidelines
RE BB SYE MML BL CV Whaaaa?
-Here is a list of common Acronyms and Abreviations used in the Technical section
Show us your rig!
Want to show off your brand spankin' new mod? Do it here: What did you do to your TJ today?
Make your own mod or upgrade and want to share? Do it here: I made a _____ for my TJ! (post your homemade Jeep stuff here)
Product Reviews by Forum members
: This section is a community effort where members can add a review for any product they have purchased or give a quick review of any product already listed - http://reviews.jeepforum.com/
: This thread list, compiled by Unlimited04, covers tips and techniques for all kinds of terrain. Offroad Tips and Techniques
Your Jeep TJ
Why seat belts are your friend!
- This should not be overlooked!
-How Your 4x4 Works!
(Lockers also explained)
Factory Recall and Technical Service Bulletins -Search your model year here
Fold Down the Windshield
Remove Wiper Blades
Turn off the dome lights with the doors removed
Remove drain plugs
Properly set up for 35" Tires
Maintenance and Repairs
-Check Engine Light/Diagnostic Codes
-Blower Motor Resistors/Climate Control Issues
-Climate control- Blower switch melting
-DIY Front End Alignment
-TJ Alignment Thread
-TJ Alignment Training Videos by TERAFLEX
-Fixing a busted Front Track Bar Bolt
-Spark Plug Selection
-Oxygen Sensor FAQ & Information
-Changing Differential Fluid
-Fluid Capacities for the TJ
-Oil Change - Write-Up
-Transmission and Transfer Case Fluid Change - Write-up
-Rear Main Seal Replace/Install
-Tools and Info for installing a lift
-Bleeding Brakes: mrblaine's Manual Brake Bleeding Guide
-Bleeding Brakes: Stu Olson's Write-up
-Bleeding Brakes: 4x4Xplor.com's Write-up
-Repair your Dana 30 Knuckles - Brake Pad Grooves
Changing ATF on your 30rh Auto
Stock & Aftermarket Parts Specs
Common Upgrades - Installs, Write-Ups, Reviews
-Performance Accessories 1" Body Lift
-Rubicon Express 2" Budget Boost
-Rough Country 2.5" Lift Kit
-Rough Country 2.5/3.25" lift install
-Rubicon Express 3.5" Super Flex Lift
-Full Traction 6" Long Arm Lift
Sway Bar & Disconnects
-Currie Anti-Rock sway bar system
Correcting Drive-line Angles/Vibrations
-Transer Case drop kit
-DIY Transfer Case Drop (Washers)
-Motor Mount Lift (MML)
-THE Official JF Slip Yoke Eliminator Thread
-Slip Yoke Eliminator (SYE) and CV Drive Shaft
-Advance Adaptors SYE install
-What is a CV Drive Shaft?
Armor/Body modification/Skid Plates
-Skid Row Engine Skid Plate
-Belly-up Skids/Tummy Tucks
-Proper Tummy Tuck/ Hi-Clearance Skip Set Up Guide
-DIY Highline Hood and Fenders
-1" Gas tank lift Mod
-Flare Trimming 101
-Ford 8.8 Rear swap
-Super 35 w/ C-Clip Eliminator
-Rear Dana44 Swap
-Front Dana44 Swap
-High Pinion Dana30 Swap
-Superior Axle Truss Kit: D35 & D44
-How to : Rear axle swap (D35 to D44)
-ZJ Tie Rod swap
-Rancho Steering Stabalizer
-Heavy Duty Steering Upgrades
-Durango Steering Box swap
-Vanco Big Brake Kit
-Teraflex Rear Disc Brake conversion - Write-up
-Brake Bleeding (covered above in "Maintenance & Repairs")
-What size tires fit a stock TJ with stock wheels? - 31x10.5 max.
-How to run 35" tires
-Setting up bump stops/shocks for new tire size
Image uploading. Refresh page to view
-Hi-amp Alternator Upgrades (Dodge Durango)
Engine Swaps! (not just newbie stuff here!)
-Chevy V8 Swaps: Write-up Compilation thread
-2.5 to 4.0 Write-up
ATTN: If you have a topic that should be covered in this thread but is not, please find the best possible info on it (thread, write-up, review, install, etc.) and post a link and brief description. I will then add it to the main post as needed. Your extra effort in helping out this thread is appreciated.
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