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Old 03-12-2012, 07:14 AM   #1
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Bumpstops in very cold temps

My Jeep feels like it bottoms out in the left rear when I hit certain dips in the road. I particularly notice it in the Winters here in Alaska where temps are below zero for 4 months of the year and below -20F for a good portion of it. It can feel like a pretty hard hit. do I need new shocks? I have the OEM bump stops still. No lift. Or is this how bump stops feel in the cold?

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Just got a 2008 jeep rubicon. Getting to take it off road in the Everglades. Just wondering if there is anything I need to address beforehand. possibly up to 30" of water. Has anyone had any problems with water intrusion into axels or any other parts of the running gear. I haven't had a jeep since 79 a cj. These newer jeeps with electronic lockers and all the electronic sensors underneath. Not sure how water resistant they are.

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Just got a 2008 jeep rubicon. Getting to take it off road in the Everglades. Just wondering if there is anything I need to address beforehand. possibly up to 30" of water. Has anyone had any problems with water intrusion into axels or any other parts of the running gear. I haven't had a jeep since 79 a cj. These newer jeeps with electronic lockers and all the electronic sensors underneath. Not sure how water resistant they are.


You'll need to address your breather tubes. Also, if you're in a manual, don't shift while you're in the water. Put your Jeep into 4L (or whatever the situation calls for) and drive straight through.

And don't drive fast, or you could wind up getting water in your air intake and hydro locking the engine.
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My Jeep feels like it bottoms out in the left rear when I hit certain dips in the road. I particularly notice it in the Winters here in Alaska where temps are below zero for 4 months of the year and below -20F for a good portion of it. It can feel like a pretty hard hit. do I need new shocks? I have the OEM bump stops still. No lift. Or is this how bump stops feel in the cold?
If it's only the left rear, then it's likely something with your shock. If the extreme cold was affecting your bump stops, all of em would be doing the same thing.

I live in WI, and have been out this year on a # of days when it was well below zero (even though this winter was lame, compared to the last 10 years or so), and never had any problems.

I'd check the left rear shock.
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Just got a 2008 jeep rubicon. Getting to take it off road in the Everglades. Just wondering if there is anything I need to address beforehand. possibly up to 30" of water. Has anyone had any problems with water intrusion into axels or any other parts of the running gear. I haven't had a jeep since 79 a cj. These newer jeeps with electronic lockers and all the electronic sensors underneath. Not sure how water resistant they are.
"up to 30 of water"

Maybe get a Submarine instead
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