My new favorite Jeep feature - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 01-01-2013, 06:47 PM   #1
Commercial Member

WF Supporting Member
 
bostiguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Coaster Guy, Ma
Posts: 826
My new favorite Jeep feature

This falls under the "you never asked" category. I bought my first Jeep a few months ago, a 2000 Wrangler sport, all stock.
Well today I decided to change the plugs so I knew what was in there and how old they were.
I started in the front and was working my way back, at about the 3rd or 4th one I realized space for me to fit in was getting tight. Just then I decided to see if the hood would lift higher than what the hood rod was allowing. To my great surprise I was grinning ear to ear when I was able to gently rest the hood against the windshield.
I never gave it a thought before and never once read it on here (on almost daily for about 2 months now).
Such a great and meaningless feature to have, total access to the engine bay..
Sometimes it's the little things that mean so much!

bostiguy is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-01-2013, 06:50 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
MosesTJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: jackson, ga
Posts: 1,289
True statement!

MosesTJ is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-01-2013, 06:51 PM   #3
Jeeper
 
tallzdatank's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 1,035
enjoy the little things, my 97 hasn't had a prop stick since I bought it, and who knows how long before that, I always do the windshield prop.
tallzdatank is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-01-2013, 07:04 PM   #4
Jeeper
 
Jaxon1023's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Pensacola, FL
Posts: 1,017
Yep made my spark plug changing experience much better also lol
Jaxon1023 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-01-2013, 07:09 PM   #5
Jeeper
 
SeVeReDiStOrTiOn's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: CA
Posts: 768
Love that feature too...not only do you get tons of room but it really helps with lighting.
SeVeReDiStOrTiOn is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-01-2013, 07:47 PM   #6
Jeeper
 
Patrick H's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Northern NM
Posts: 3,133
Jeep newbie
I spent 15 years owning, building, and driving Jeeps that never came with a hoop prop.
Patrick H is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-01-2013, 08:04 PM   #7
Commercial Member

WF Supporting Member
 
bostiguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Coaster Guy, Ma
Posts: 826
Quote:
Originally Posted by Patrick H View Post
Jeep newbie
I spent 15 years owning, building, and driving Jeeps that never came with a hoop prop.
You are correct, I be a newbie. Just remember though, 15 years ago you realized this feature yourself. There's a first for everything...
bostiguy is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-01-2013, 08:08 PM   #8
Jeeper
 
Patrick H's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Northern NM
Posts: 3,133
Quote:
Originally Posted by bostiguy View Post
You are correct, I be a newbie. Just remember though, 15 years ago you realized this feature yourself. There's a first for everything...
Actually I was about 6 years old when my Dad bought his first CJ and thought it was cool that the hood opened all the way back.

No offense meant with the newbie comment, BTW. Just funnin' with ya.
Patrick H is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-01-2013, 08:08 PM   #9
Jeeper
 
Shark_13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Idaho
Posts: 1,331
Same here, discovered while rewiring some lights...awesome!!
Shark_13 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-01-2013, 08:11 PM   #10
Jeeper
 
Patrick H's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Northern NM
Posts: 3,133
Notice the extra set of bumpers on my hood?
Patrick H is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-01-2013, 08:45 PM   #11
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 64
Quote:
Originally Posted by Patrick H
Notice the extra set of bumpers on my hood?
That's exactly where I have two small dents. Lol!
migbuz is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-01-2013, 09:05 PM   #12
Jeeper

WF Supporting Member
 
6InARowMakesItGo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: right behind you
Posts: 1,863
it was probably 2 months after i got my first jeep that i realized it had a hood prop.
__________________
2003 Rubicon, 4.0L, 5SPD, Custom 4.75" lift, 33" MT Baja Claws
1999 SE, 2.5L, 5SPD, sold it
PM me for wheeling in and around Northern Illinois
6InARowMakesItGo is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-01-2013, 09:07 PM   #13
Jeeper
 
Nashorn101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 425
I think every TJ owner does that!
__________________
Shale Green Metallic, 2002 Jeep TJ X, 4.0L I6, 5-speed
.________
/l_|,
[____],
l--|--L--OlllllllO-
()_) ()_)--o--)_)
Nashorn101 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-01-2013, 09:18 PM   #14
Jeeper
 
eagle223's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 505
Quote:
Originally Posted by Patrick H
Notice the extra set of bumpers on my hood?
I like that, just wish they did that from the factory
eagle223 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-01-2013, 09:40 PM   #15
Jeeper
 
Patrick H's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Northern NM
Posts: 3,133
Quote:
Originally Posted by eagle223 View Post
I like that, just wish they did that from the factory
So spend 20 bucks and put some on.
Patrick H is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-02-2013, 01:22 AM   #16
Jeeper
 
Enemy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Abq NM
Posts: 392
No hood prop here........


BTW anyone have a how-to for changing spark plugs and also what type and gap to use?
__________________
Joe
00' F150
02' TJ X
03' Lightning
12' MIni Countryman
Enemy is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-02-2013, 02:30 AM   #17
Jeeper
 
UnlimitedRubicon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: behind enemy lines fighting the Caliban
Posts: 1,120
Quote:
Originally Posted by Enemy View Post
BTW anyone have a how-to for changing spark plugs ...

Changing Your Spark Plugs on a 2000+ Jeep TJ with a 4.0L Engine


Quote:
Originally Posted by Enemy View Post
... and also what type and gap to use?

I'm using the Champion 7034 @ .035". Another option is the Autolite APP985.
UnlimitedRubicon is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-02-2013, 05:10 AM   #18
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 142
I'm ashamed to say I've never thought of that owning the jeep for more than 2months
PaulisTJ is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-02-2013, 08:34 AM   #19
Yipeee Kay Ayyy

WF Supporting Member
 
Wesboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 1,961
Make sure you check which way the wind is blowing first.
Wesboy is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-02-2013, 06:38 PM   #20
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
 
dabolt55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Clinton, Tn.
Posts: 10,722
Images: 47
I hate to say this, but when I read the part up to spark plug, I chuckled a bit.. Now to explain, I never owned a Wrangler and so when I went to change my plugs out, could not find the wires or plugs..... Until I went on the forum researching plug removal and no wires ? So the story goes......just wanted to share...Definitely a newb then...
__________________
Nothing to it but to do it.
SIMPLE AS THAT.

'01 TJ Sport, 4.0l 5sp man.
2"BDS coils,Bilstein 5100's, 32/11.50/15 Falken Wildpeak AT's yellowed out, on Black steel D's.
dabolt55 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-02-2013, 07:56 PM   #21
Commercial Member

WF Supporting Member
 
bostiguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Coaster Guy, Ma
Posts: 826
Quote:
Originally Posted by Patrick H View Post
Actually I was about 6 years old when my Dad bought his first CJ and thought it was cool that the hood opened all the way back.

No offense meant with the newbie comment, BTW. Just funnin' with ya.
No offense taken. I knew you were kidding. I also knew I was opening myself up to potential shots...
If you can't laugh at yourself sometimes you're missing something.
Also, just think, at some point my post is actually going to teach someone something new.
bostiguy is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-02-2013, 08:01 PM   #22
Commercial Member

WF Supporting Member
 
bostiguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Coaster Guy, Ma
Posts: 826
Quote:
Originally Posted by dabolt55 View Post
I hate to say this, but when I read the part up to spark plug, I chuckled a bit.. Now to explain, I never owned a Wrangler and so when I went to change my plugs out, could not find the wires or plugs..... Until I went on the forum researching plug removal and no wires ? So the story goes......just wanted to share...Definitely a newb then...
When I first looked for my plug wires and didn't find them I knew I had some reading to do.
Logged on here, searched for Jerry's posts and edumacated myself sum.
bostiguy is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-02-2013, 09:09 PM   #23
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
 
dabolt55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Clinton, Tn.
Posts: 10,722
Images: 47
Yeah, Jerry has helped me a lot....
__________________
Nothing to it but to do it.
SIMPLE AS THAT.

'01 TJ Sport, 4.0l 5sp man.
2"BDS coils,Bilstein 5100's, 32/11.50/15 Falken Wildpeak AT's yellowed out, on Black steel D's.
dabolt55 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-02-2013, 10:15 PM   #24
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Baltimore, MD
Posts: 612
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nashorn101 View Post
I think every TJ owner does that!
i think i was doing that before using the hood prop with my first YJ

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wesboy View Post
Make sure you check which way the wind is blowing first.
that's the truth

Quote:
Originally Posted by dabolt55 View Post
Yeah, Jerry has helped me a lot....
i think Jerry's has helped everyone
__________________
1999 TJ Sport
1999 Ram 2500 (daily)
2008 DGCV SXT (family)
2005 LS430 (wife's)
trust earned, never given
Ebxgsxr is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-03-2013, 04:58 PM   #25
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Derry PA
Posts: 305
hood prop, ya mean they have one
__________________
1995 wrangler 4 cyl 5 speed soft top
1" poly body lift,2.5 ome 1" shackle, 32" swampers lock right in the d-30 more to come
2003 ford f-250 SD sc auto 4x4 7.3 diesel not stock any more
98 TJ 2.5 was a basket case, heart transplant, interior repaint, some taller springs,new shocks, newer top, pissin me off with stupid problems
SCOOPYS-YJ is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-03-2013, 05:12 PM   #26
Jeeper
 
blueskiesbill's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Baltimore
Posts: 724
If you have full size wind shield mount lights you need to put something in between Ur hood an top of the windshield. After doing it the first time post windshield light installation I went for a night run and wondered how the hell my lights got moved and were lighting up the trees on my far left and right. Didn't realize it until the next time I went to put the hood back that the hood was not resting on the windshield but was on the lights
__________________
'when people look like ants -- Pull. when the ants look like people -- too late'

'if at first you do not succeed, skydiving is not for you'
blueskiesbill is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-03-2013, 05:25 PM   #27
Jeeper
 
eagle223's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 505
Quote:
Originally Posted by blueskiesbill
If you have full size wind shield mount lights you need to put something in between Ur hood an top of the windshield. After doing it the first time post windshield light installation I went for a night run and wondered how the hell my lights got moved and were lighting up the trees on my far left and right. Didn't realize it until the next time I went to put the hood back that the hood was not resting on the windshield but was on the lights
The KC Slimlites support this feature and don't get knocked out of the way, I know cause we put the hood up when we replaced the exhaust manifold on my tj
eagle223 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-04-2013, 07:15 AM   #28
Jeeper
 
lynn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: York, PA
Posts: 1,095
Quote:
Originally Posted by Patrick H View Post
Notice the extra set of bumpers on my hood?
"Hood Boogers"

On my LJ, I added only one extra bumper, in the center:





I installed one on my CJ too, some years ago...

__________________
Lynn
'05 LJ
lynn is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-04-2013, 07:19 AM   #29
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Baltimore, MD
Posts: 612
nice. i like that. i might have to do that too.
__________________
1999 TJ Sport
1999 Ram 2500 (daily)
2008 DGCV SXT (family)
2005 LS430 (wife's)
trust earned, never given
Ebxgsxr is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-04-2013, 07:52 PM   #30
Jeeper
 
Patrick H's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Northern NM
Posts: 3,133
Yep, had a TJ "hood booger" on my '67 as well..I got the idea from Lynn.. Lynn and I have been E-Jeepin' friends for years..


Patrick H is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Rates
Get low rates on auto insurance in Canada!

» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:23 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC