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Old 05-25-2012, 08:41 AM   #31
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Hai guys! I'm a noob. What kind of lift and tires should I get? Why is my MPG so low? I was only getting 19.3 on the interstates!


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Check the 10 day forecast b4 goin topless & doorless. I don't mind riding in the rain, girlfriend hates it.

Driving in daylight storms is fun, just not on major hiways ;(.

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Great thread. I am fairly new Jeep owner. This is some good to know stuff.
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Old 05-25-2012, 09:25 AM   #34
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I was only getting 19.3 on the interstates!


I love this!!

I was all kinds of excited getting 17.5 mpg on my trip back from Lubbock last weekend. I still considered it a win by getting 16.2 mpg on the way out there with a 30 mph cross wind.
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This is a great thread! Lots of good stuff! Oh and Six i think 19 sounds pretty good too. The most I've even gotten on the highway was about 15mpg!
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Dont freak out if you take your jeep in one of those lazer washes and you see A LOT of steam coming out the hood when you pull out.

If your in the mud and you lock her into 4high dont forget to hold the esp switch down till it dings at you or you wont be able to spin your tires much.
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Dont order your soft top in April when the weather starts to get nice. You wont get it until October.
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Buy parts once! Donít settle for anything less than you want. If you are thinking 35ís but get 33ís cause they are cheaper, you will regret it. If you want a 2.5Ē coil lift and get a leveling kit, youíll regret it.

In my case, I had 33ís and wanted 37ís but got 35ís cause they are cheaper. I regret itÖ

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As a 3 week old Jeeper. I have found the #1 mistake.

Coming to this forum and thinking that you "Just want to see what other people are doing" and that you won't be heading off to the hardware/automotive stores directly after closing this website down.

I have a slight case of Mod Madness compared to some on here. Problem is, I don't think it gets any better, only worse (which is still better).
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mistakes:

driving into the hole without checking how deep it was under the brown water even after other jeepers warned about how deep the holes are under the water if this happens to you, take it from me, don't let off the gas until you are safely on the other side of the hole. Worked for me anyways...

driving over an ice pack and high siding like a teeter taughter on my nerf bars. A shovel got me out of that one...

buying a lift kit without brake line extenders and shock boots...

trying to pull out a high sided chevy blazer... no way, jeep is not heavy enough. I just spun all four tires and walked back and forth
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don't call it a car
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Old 05-25-2012, 10:41 AM   #42
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don't call it a car
Sorry, it's mine I paid for it, and will call it any damn thing I want.
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don't call it a car
Jeep is a car.

car [kɑː]
n 1. (Engineering / Automotive Engineering) a. Also called motorcar automobile a self-propelled road vehicle designed to carry passengers, esp one with four wheels that is powered by an internal-combustion engine
b. (as modifier) car coat

2. a conveyance for passengers, freight, etc., such as a cable car or the carrier of an airship or balloon
3. (Transport / Railways) Brit a railway vehicle for passengers only, such as a sleeping car or buffet car
4. (Transport / Railways) Chiefly US and Canadian a railway carriage or van
5. Chiefly US the enclosed platform of a lift
6. a poetic word for chariot [from Anglo-French carre, ultimately related to Latin carra, carrum two-wheeled wagon, probably of Celtic origin; compare Old Irish carr]
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hmm... road vehicle? I'd argue it's an all terrain.. but i digress..

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Jeep is a car.

car [kɑː]
n 1. (Engineering / Automotive Engineering) a. Also called motorcar automobile a self-propelled road vehicle designed to carry passengers, esp one with four wheels that is powered by an internal-combustion engine
b. (as modifier) car coat

2. a conveyance for passengers, freight, etc., such as a cable car or the carrier of an airship or balloon
3. (Transport / Railways) Brit a railway vehicle for passengers only, such as a sleeping car or buffet car
4. (Transport / Railways) Chiefly US and Canadian a railway carriage or van
5. Chiefly US the enclosed platform of a lift
6. a poetic word for chariot [from Anglo-French carre, ultimately related to Latin carra, carrum two-wheeled wagon, probably of Celtic origin; compare Old Irish carr]
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As a 3 week old Jeeper. I have found the #1 mistake.

Coming to this forum and thinking that you "Just want to see what other people are doing" and that you won't be heading off to the hardware/automotive stores directly after closing this website down.

I have a slight case of Mod Madness compared to some on here. Problem is, I don't think it gets any better, only worse (which is still better).
Wait till you start whelling with heavy moded jeeps........ It gets wayyy worse. Im allready looking into tons and 42's and Iv only got 1500 miles on these 37's
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if you have a hard top don't forget to undo the washer fluid and wiper harness before removing the top.
Sorry for the stupid question but where do the harnesses go once unplugged?

I've just had them laying on the side. Can they get tucked in anywhere so they are out of sight?
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Sorry for the stupid question but where do the harnesses go once unplugged?

I've just had them laying on the side. Can they get tucked in anywhere so they are out of sight?

I just tuck mine under the carpet...
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Wheeling alone is a huge rookie mistake, especially without enough recovery gear and knowledge to be reasonably likely to unstuck yourself if needed.

And no, bringing your wife and kids doesn't count. Wheeling "alone" means "without another jeep with suitable recovery gear and knowledge."

I think a lot of folks make this mistake because they want to "see what their jeep can do" without potentially embarrassing themselves in front of others. But it's dangerous and shouldn't be done.
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Tailgating on a trail. I learned this the hard way. Hard to make wheeling friends when you rear end them twice in 20 mins. I liked his line...what can I say?

Thinking you can just slap on "bigger" tires. So much more too it....this site will be a life $aver for a lot of people. Did I say life or wife??? Hummm....
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Sorry for the stupid question but where do the harnesses go once unplugged?

I've just had them laying on the side. Can they get tucked in anywhere so they are out of sight?
Look at the bottom of the rear roll bar on the driver's side. There is a plastic piece with a wiper and electrical symbol. Pull that piece away a bit and stuff the electrical and plumbing lines in there. (not easy, at least on mine) The pressure from the carpet and the plastic piece will hold the 2 lines securely.

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Look at the bottom of the rear roll bar on the driver's side. There is a plastic piece with a wiper and electrical symbol. Pull that piece away a bit and stuff the electrical and plumbing lines in there. (not easy, at least on mine) The pressure from the carpet and the plastic piece will hold the 2 lines securely.

Enjoy.
I never took note of those symbols before When the top comes down over the weekend, I will do that. Thanks
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Nice post, but everyone here always goes down to around 10 psi in the desert. I've never seen someone break a bead except one crazy guy in a Landrover Discovery who had old tires, driving the wrong way on a dune.

We don't drive so easy on the sand, but we tend to slow down a lot for rocky patches or just go around them. Do you really lose beads a lot in, for example, mud or rock at 10 psi? Most of our newbies get in trouble from only lowering to 15 which has little effect in our desert.

When in watery wadis we usually go in at full pressure as the mud is never very much and most of the terrain is firm soil or water/rock. It's good to know if 10 psi is too low in some conditions in case it ever rains when we're in the desert.

We have the same tires on our Jeeps as the US I think, Duelers for me.
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Iv broke a bead at 22 psi b4 (not in my jeep). The reasion its easy to break a bead on the rocks is cause there are times when you will have 80% of you weight on one tire pushing it away fron the rim. Of corse Im talking about doing extream things to get in this kind of bind.

And the few times Iv seen it hapen in the mud was beacuse people were driving in ruts that didnt match the stancenof there truck so the ruts were pullingbor pushing the sidewall away from the rim. IDK beacuse Iv never been on any dunes (beach is the only sand I see) but it seams to me that it would be hard to break a bead in the sand.


Oh cant forget about the big block guys that can turn the wheels inside of the tires from puting it on the floor. But thats dang sure not the reasion Iv got them on my jeep.
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Sorry, it's mine I paid for it, and will call it any damn thing I want.
Looks like the wrong button got pushed.

I'm with ilikeguns on this one. Calling it a car just don't sound right.
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Buy parts once! Donít settle for anything less than you want. If you are thinking 35ís but get 33ís cause they are cheaper, you will regret it. If you want a 2.5Ē coil lift and get a leveling kit, youíll regret it.

In my case, I had 33ís and wanted 37ís but got 35ís cause they are cheaper. I regret itÖ

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Wheeling alone is a huge rookie mistake, especially without enough recovery gear and knowledge to be reasonably likely to unstuck yourself if needed.

And no, bringing your wife and kids doesn't count. Wheeling "alone" means "without another jeep with suitable recovery gear and knowledge."

I think a lot of folks make this mistake because they want to "see what their jeep can do" without potentially embarrassing themselves in front of others. But it's dangerous and shouldn't be done.
You must be a capricorn...very practical and calculating. Where is your sense of adventure?! Getting stranded in the middle of the mountain, with only 1 bottle of water and your wits is half the fun.
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Rookie mistakes: counting on a cheap come along for mud extraction. Going out alone. Taking small children out on ventures while there potty training. Not having a good spare tire. Running out of gas in the boonies. Wow so many...lmao memories
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Yes watching your fuel gauge wile out is a rookie mistake.

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