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Old 12-09-2013, 01:58 PM   #1
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Picked Up My 1st Jeep - Thanks To All Who Advised!

First off, thanks to everyone for putting up with my noob questions, and everyone's advice. So, here it is, my 1st Jeep and early Christmas present to me. I now know what you all meant by "it's a Jeep thing" or getting bitten by the Jeep bug; keeps getting better with each drive! I'm sure I will be posting more in the build section, because that is surely what's next - someone say money pit?

Brought it home Saturday night



Really impressed on how well it does in the snow even out of 4WD and TC disengaged; I've had BFG MT's in the past, and they are pretty slick on compacted snow/ice. Waaaay more planted than my open-bed Super Duty, even with studded Wrangler Duratracs.



Thanks again - super stoked on it!

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Old 12-09-2013, 02:13 PM   #2
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Nice garage...

Nice Jeep too...

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Awesome. What part of Tahoe are you in? I'm on the West Shore. Let me know if you ever want to team up on a snow-wheelin' trip this winter.

And, if you're thinking about going aftermarket on your 10A bumpers, let me know and I'll take your OEM's off your hands.

From Saturday:

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Congrats!!! Looks great!!! Enjoy and let the mod bug begin!!
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Old 12-09-2013, 02:33 PM   #5
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Awesome. What part of Tahoe are you in? I'm on the West Shore. Let me know if you ever want to team up on a snow-wheelin' trip this winter.

And, if you're thinking about going aftermarket on your 10A bumpers, let me know and I'll take your OEM's off your hands.

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Yeah man - all about it! Just out of Truckee now, moved here after 14 years of Ice Station Zebra, aka top of Alpine Meadows. Let me know; anxious to break it in.
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Old 12-09-2013, 02:34 PM   #6
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Nice garage...

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Thanks man! Literally built the house around it; more square footage than the house too - just the way I like it!
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Old 12-09-2013, 06:02 PM   #7
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Don't forget the engine run in procedure. Looks great!

I miss Tahoe...
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Nice. So nice. Anvil's one of my favorite colors!
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Old 12-09-2013, 08:10 PM   #9
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Don't forget the engine run in procedure. Looks great!

I miss Tahoe...
Thanks Jeeps and ramp. Oh, and you probably wouldn't be missing it too much, we've been having higs in the teens and lows in double digit negatives the last few days...

Forgive yet another noob question, but is it the majority opinion of the forum to follow the break-in procedure in the manual? I have broken in a few Ducati's now, and if I followed the manual - well, I really didn't have the patience to refrain from cracking them open in their timeframe I know there are probably a ton of opinions here....and all are appreciated!
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Lots of fun to be had around there. Some great trails around Desolation, great little camp site near Bear Lake off of the Rubicon Trail from the Tahoe side, used to play up there in the Snow.

I miss Tahoe too. Lived in South Shore for 19 years
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Old 12-10-2013, 01:41 PM   #11
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I did my best to follow the break in, primarily because I:
1. Plan on keeping it a long time
2. It's an expensive machine
3. For some reason, in my head I had the idea that the proper break in was consistent with the engine "waking up", smarter people here will likely debunk this theory.
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Gorgeous garage, location, and Jeep!
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Congrats on your new Jeep! Looks great. I like Anvil too. It's one of the most unique colors I've seen on a Jeep. ENJOY!
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Awesome. What part of Tahoe are you in? I'm on the West Shore. Let me know if you ever want to team up on a snow-wheelin' trip this winter. And, if you're thinking about going aftermarket on your 10A bumpers, let me know and I'll take your OEM's off your hands. From Saturday:
it's funny seeing a California license plate that deep in snow
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Old 12-12-2013, 03:27 PM   #16
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Congrats on your new Jeep! Looks great. I like Anvil too. It's one of the most unique colors I've seen on a Jeep. ENJOY!

Thanks everyone; gotta say, this is a super friendly forum and really informative as well. Should probably put dangerous in there as well, because there are a lot of really, really nice rides up in here!
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Nice jeep!

I could live in that garage!
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Old 12-12-2013, 05:21 PM   #18
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Nice jeep!

I could live in that garage!
I pretty much do....
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I pretty much do....
Can I park my now idle 1998 ZJ in there for the winter? It only leaks a little.
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Congrats on your purchase and welcome aboard !!! you'll find out that you tend to get addicted to coming to this forum. i know i did

So your info says Florida Keys also ? i tell you what, i can't wait til i make my first trip down to Key West in my jeep ! probably won't be til sometime next year but it should be fun !! .
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Can I park my now idle 1998 ZJ in there for the winter? It only leaks a little.
From the sounds of it, you and I will be cracking beers in there soon enough - speaking of that, I'm off to the River Ranch for a birthday party for a friend.


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Congrats on your purchase and welcome aboard !!! you'll find out that you tend to get addicted to coming to this forum. i know i did

So your info says Florida Keys also ? i tell you what, i can't wait til i make my first trip down to Key West in my jeep ! probably won't be til sometime next year but it should be fun !! .
Thanks, and I'm already feeling the onset of addiction... Well, as long as you come through Jan-April, I'll be there, and yes, it is one of the best places on earth. Grew up down there and still go home every Winter. Let me know if you need some pointers while in the area.

Oh man just saw Hollywood - have you been there long enough to remember six flags atlantis??
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Don't forget the engine run in procedure. Looks great!

I miss Tahoe...
What is the break in procedure?
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What is the break in procedure?
I believe it is to drive moderately for the first 60 miles, thereafter you can drive up to 55mph until the 300 mile mark (avoid extended freeway driving and vary the rpm speed). Go wide open throttle in a higher gear every once in awhile (I've been doing 4th gear to avoid going over 60mph).

I doubt it's really a big deal, but I'm being anal about it just so I don't kick myself later.

Does anyone know if it is safe to run the car to redline during the break in? The manual specifies vehicle speed but not engine speed
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Your question about redlining os interesting. For those short wide open throttle, you wont get near redlining at 60mph in 4th or 5th though right?
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Your question about redlining os interesting. For those short wide open throttle, you wont get near redlining at 60mph in 4th or 5th though right?
Yes exactly, the rpms stay pretty low during wot in 4th. I think I'm going to start a thread about this in tech to see what people think
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Congrats and you've definitely come to the best place, this forum, for all info on the Wrangler. Love the anvil color on the JKU.

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