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Old 08-22-2009, 10:01 PM   #1
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anything and everything a jeeper should know

So the title says a lot about it...

Put in any information you think a new (or old) Jeeper should know...

Some common facts about the Jeep Wrangler.
Some facts about lifts and bigger tires.
Stuff about 4L and 4H.
Anything is welcome, facts and their sources.
any advise is greatly appreciated.

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Old 08-22-2009, 10:03 PM   #2
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So the title says a lot about it...

Put in any information you think a new (or old) Jeeper should know...

Some common facts about the Jeep Wrangler.
Some facts about lifts and bigger tires.
Stuff about 4L and 4H.
Anything is welcome, facts and their sources.
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13mm 12pt wrench carry one.. it comes in handy
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13mm 12pt wrench carry one.. it comes in handy
don't know if any of em are 13mm but i do carry a couple around for doors and other stuff
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15mm for the belt tensioner and a few others, 13mm is key too!
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If you like torx bits before you own one, that will change if you work on your own Jeep alot.
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Don't try to pass somebody unless you have at least 5 miles of open road to do it.
This one is just for those that did not finish the mods or did not do it right the first time. I.E. 33s or bigger with 4cyl and stock gears & automatic or 33s or bigger with 3.07 gears and auto.I would have regeared the day I brought it home if I had known then what I know now.With the right setup you do'nt need any more room that your average sedan to pass in a passing zone.
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an addition to the gas mileage comment: bolt ons/performance mods are absolutely positively never going to pay for themselves with gas savings.
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lol, thieves stole my hard top...
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Jeeps are adictive, you're OK if you have never had one, but you will always "have to have" one. There is nothing worse than listening some poor sucker say "yeah I uesd to have a jeep and".
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The absolute best thing you can add to your Jeep is gasoline. Go drive it.

Then let's talk about lift kits.

Oh, except for a new Supertop. That's the best thing. I forgot about that.
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This one is just for those that did not finish the mods or did not do it right the first time. I.E. 33s or bigger with 4cyl and stock gears & automatic or 33s or bigger with 3.07 gears and auto.I would have regeared the day I brought it home if I had known then what I know now.With the right setup you do'nt need any more room that your average sedan to pass in a passing zone.
while i agree that a proper regear will help you all around, implying that you can pass in the same amount of space as your average sedan is ludicrous! plenty of torque, but the horsepower generation just isn't there.
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while i agree that a proper regear will help you all around, implying that you can pass in the same amount of space as your average sedan is ludicrous! plenty of torque, but the horsepower generation just isn't there.
Ok your average limo,and no I didn't say like your average lambo
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modify it the way you want and don't worry, half of us won't like it or will tell you to do something different.
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Unless you have a hard top, don't leave anything of value in it and don't lock it. Thieves haven't figured out how to use a zipper, they would rather cut your top or windows.

SOOOOO TRUE!!! they got my crappy radio & cut my door to get it...
i don't even keep the doors & sides on anymore...no more radio either
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keep the randomness coming guys

little fact bout me.....i am 17 and this is my first vehicle....2001 jeep wrangler sport... i already have money set aside for a lift, tires, and a winch....i have done some lite offroading in my stock jeep....and tho some might disagree with this aspect of my jeep...i have installed a very nice sound system....subs bolted to the floor in 4 spots to prevent theft!...haha.... does anyone have some tips for a manual jeep....offroading wise....i dont want to burn up the clutch or anything
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Working on the jeep is never as easy or straightforward as it should be. Be sure to allot plenty of time, or have a spare vehicle.

Something about years of salt, water, and mud makes metal parts not too excited to be separated.

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and tho some might disagree with this aspect of my jeep...i have installed a very nice sound system
I upgraded my factory stereo recently as well and am very glad I did. I opted against subs but chose to go with 4 6x9s. Only problem is it makes me hesitant to try anything close to muddy with the top off.

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