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Old 08-12-2011, 04:06 PM   #1
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Hi from NY! A proud Mojave owner :) :)

Hi everyone! Please excuse my leaking enthusiasm - I just brought home my very first Wrangler last night (after hrmmm...10 years of a deep desire to own one!) and I decided on the Unlimited Mojave version.

I'm 30 years old, yikes...was going to type 29 because I'm still not used to that number....from Long Island, graphic designer/ebay seller/animal lover/pit bull rescuer/artist/some other stuff...just got engaged last month, and am living with my fiance, our 4 dogs, and our parrot.

So now back to the mojave! I couldn't decide between the 70th anniversary or the Mojave, and eventually got pushed into the Mojave because all the local dealers sold out of the 70th ann. But I am thrilled beyond that I have it.

The best part....the dealer which I purchased my Mojave - they made a clerical error on the website, marking down their last 4 Mojaves when they meant to only offer a discount on the Unlimited Sports. So needless to say, I received an amazing price on a fantastic machine! And they had to honor that deal even though they were pretty clear on the mistake. So just when I was sure it was going to be out of my budget, a wee mistake made me a very happy girl.

All that said, I can't wait to poke around here and learn more about JEEP. I did own a Liberty before my Wrangler. I loved that poor thing into the ground. She's 130k miles and still not ready to retire.

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Old 08-15-2011, 07:25 PM   #13
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Ditto I have a Mojave too AND love it!! I just got mine and know how you feel I'm having a blast with it: https://picasaweb.google.com/1044055...22987895673698

Welcome ))))!! ...My first Jeep too...so excited !!!
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Just got mine and love it!

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Old 08-30-2011, 08:33 AM   #15
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Very nice! I like it in white. How heavy was the hard top when romoving? Any tricks or advice you can share? I have the soft top (came with it and the windows, etc.) but I haven't put it/them on yet. How long did it take to remove it? Thanks!
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Very nice! I like it in white. How heavy was the hard top when romoving? Any tricks or advice you can share? I have the soft top (came with it and the windows, etc.) but I haven't put it/them on yet. How long did it take to remove it? Thanks!
The hard top is pretty easy to remove. You remove 6 screws in the back and two on top. I would suggest you have one or two extra people to help. It's not really heavy, but it is big and hard to balance without the right help. You also need to pull the plug for the water and electrical on the hard top for the rear window. Pretty easy, just pulls apart. From start to finish, maybe 10 minutes, most of which was getting the screws out.

Make sure the back window is open, as it will give you a nice place to hold onto the hard top when lifting it. Also, make sure the rear door with the tire is almost closed, so it doesn't get in the way. Grab on the other side of the hard top and lift. Make sure not to slide it back, but lift it straight off or you will scratch the paint on the Jeep.

One cool thing with the 2011 - 2012, they now have a place to put your hardware (screws) when you remove them, so you don't lose them. It is located in the rear of the Jeep, in the floor. I also like to put my hard top on some blankets and cover it. I had one get chipped when it got pushed while on the cement in my garage.
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Yes, I concur - it is definitely not a one man (or woman) job to remove the top. And it's not entirely easy to put back on alone, either. I learned the hard way, and now the roof of the hard top has a big scratch in it, because I was being my usual stubborn self.

The removal process took about an hour with help, but also consider it was our first time. I'm sure as I keep switching, it'll become more of a routine.

I also suck at latching the soft top. For some reason, the left latch in the front will NOT take. I don't know what I'm doing wrong.

Oh - and as much as I love the soft top, I've noticed a new spider just about every day, trying to take over my car lol. As much as I love company, that's just not the company I had in mind.

Jeepinman - The white mojave is just gorgeous. You do not see very many white jeeps around. I notice mostly black on the road, which honestly makes me feel bad I didn't look in other dealerships for the white one - since I'm more of an outside of the box kind of girl. I also really liked the tan one - though my fiance said it reminded him too much of a band-aid.

Irongrave- I'm from Malverne - Long Island. About 20 minutes southeast of NYC

Also noticed since the hurricane passed, the brakes are squeaking a lot, and the floor of the passenger seat was completely saturated with rain water. Is that normal?

Aside from those two minor issues, I've been having so much fun driving it so far. And I notice that a lot of people like to check it out! This is definitely the first car I've ever had that people are looking at
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Old 09-01-2011, 09:14 AM   #18
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The hard top is pretty easy to remove. You remove 6 screws in the back and two on top. I would suggest you have one or two extra people to help. It's not really heavy, but it is big and hard to balance without the right help. You also need to pull the plug for the water and electrical on the hard top for the rear window. Pretty easy, just pulls apart. From start to finish, maybe 10 minutes, most of which was getting the screws out.

Make sure the back window is open, as it will give you a nice place to hold onto the hard top when lifting it. Also, make sure the rear door with the tire is almost closed, so it doesn't get in the way. Grab on the other side of the hard top and lift. Make sure not to slide it back, but lift it straight off or you will scratch the paint on the Jeep.

One cool thing with the 2011 - 2012, they now have a place to put your hardware (screws) when you remove them, so you don't lose them. It is located in the rear of the Jeep, in the floor. I also like to put my hard top on some blankets and cover it. I had one get chipped when it got pushed while on the cement in my garage.
I'm glad you posted this!! I'm going to try removing mine this weekend. Thank you for this advice (lift up- not slide, etc.). The dealer moved the hard top to show me (when they had to disconnect the soft top inside) and they seemed to have a tough time (not enough help -- to avoid scratching it). That made me really nervous about how heavy it is! I think I'll give this a try! AND I LOVE the organizer in the back for the screws. I've been using this from day one. GREAT idea!
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Jeepinman - The white mojave is just gorgeous. You do not see very many white jeeps around. I notice mostly black on the road, which honestly makes me feel bad I didn't look in other dealerships for the white one - since I'm more of an outside of the box kind of girl. I also really liked the tan one - though my fiance said it reminded him too much of a band-aid.
Thanks. I really love the black also. It was a very hard decision between the two. It came down to which dealer would give me a better deal. The dealer who had the white one finally did. I'll post some pics with it on the trail soon. I live near the Jackson Hole/Yellowstone area, which make for some really great pictures.
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I'm glad you posted this!! I'm going to try removing mine this weekend. Thank you for this advice (lift up- not slide, etc.). The dealer moved the hard top to show me (when they had to disconnect the soft top inside) and they seemed to have a tough time (not enough help -- to avoid scratching it). That made me really nervous about how heavy it is! I think I'll give this a try! AND I LOVE the organizer in the back for the screws. I've been using this from day one. GREAT idea!
One thing I forgot to mention. I have the freedom hard top, so I was able to remove the front roof area before removing the main area of the hard top. I think all Mojave's have the freedom top, but just in case, it may be harder to remove the hard top as it will be larger and weigh more without the freedom top, as you are able to remove a portion of the top before removing the largest area.
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That was my case as well - but prob was, I waited so long, I lost my lead on the 70th anniversary (what I was initially after), and then went back to the prior dealership, and the last white, and last tan one were sold. Leaving me with 2 black mojaves left. But it was also a blessing, because I got the discounted price! So you wanted black, I want white....umm....Lets trade lol. A girl can dream, right?

Can't wait to see your pics!

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Thanks. I really love the black also. It was a very hard decision between the two. It came down to which dealer would give me a better deal. The dealer who had the white one finally did. I'll post some pics with it on the trail soon. I live near the Jackson Hole/Yellowstone area, which make for some really great pictures.
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One thing I forgot to mention. I have the freedom hard top, so I was able to remove the front roof area before removing the main area of the hard top. I think all Mojave's have the freedom top, but just in case, it may be harder to remove the hard top as it will be larger and weigh more without the freedom top, as you are able to remove a portion of the top before removing the largest area.
I have the freedom top too. https://picasaweb.google.com/m/viewe...PKjpNLhp8Wv_wE

I believe they all came with it. Right?
Still hoping to take te hard top off-- but this weekend has been crazy busy and I don't want to rush the process! I know pathetic - I should just do it!
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[QUOTE=MojaveJulie;1464725]Hi everyone! Please excuse my leaking enthusiasm - I just brought home my very first Wrangler last night (after hrmmm...10 years of a deep desire to own one!) and I decided on the Unlimited Mojave version.


Good choice.
I have one in the 2dr. version and I'm even beginning to like the lizard decal.

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Old 09-17-2011, 09:26 PM   #24
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Had a guy design this for my Mojave. Check it out.
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