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Old 10-25-2010, 07:03 PM   #1
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two dumb questions

hope these aren't tooooo dumb, but they've had me wondering..

1. Why is there a handle on the hood of the wrangler? Does this serve some purpose?

2. In 2WD mode, is the TJ front-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive?

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Old 10-25-2010, 07:04 PM   #2
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1 To attach to the windshield when its folded down

2 RWD

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dang.... this one first too????? lol
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Sadly, I didn't know 1 either.

But 2..well. I guess everybody gets one. =p
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I thought the handle was to strap your mother in-law down so she doesn't fall off? Dang don't let my wife see this thread
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The "handle" is called a footman loop,and harkens back to the military origins of the Jeep!Ditto for the 2 rubber bumpers.I have never felt the need to fold my windshield down,but it's nice to know that is there!I can see why the Desert Fox military would fold it down,to clear the way for gunshots!Man,I love the Jeep past history/origin!
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I thought the handle was to strap your mother in-law down so she doesn't fall off? Dang don't let my wife see this thread


the "handle" is a footman's loop
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To answer your second question bumblebee, the 2wd TJ is rear wheel drive.
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I thought the handle was to strap your mother in-law down so she doesn't fall off? Dang don't let my wife see this thread
It is but you have to put your windshield back up before you do that. You could just caribeener her to the front bumper if you have shackle mounts like I do, works much better.
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It is but you have to put your windshield back up before you do that. You could just caribeener her to the front bumper if you have shackle mounts like I do, works much better.
How do you keep her from screaming and hollering once she's been strapped down?
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My dumb question is why do they put door locks on a soft top?
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My dumb question is why do they put door locks on a soft top?
Because it can become a hardtop at any time.....
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hope these aren't tooooo dumb, but they've had me wondering..

1. Why is there a handle on the hood of the wrangler? Does this serve some purpose?

2. In 2WD mode, is the TJ front-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive?
1. Notice that there are two rubber bumpers on the hood plus a handle on the windshield itself (inside, at the top) to help accomodate the windshield being lowered. The hinges on the windshield tend to rust at the pins and not work so well. May want to lubricate them if thinking of folding the windshield down.

2. Just spin your wheels and you will find out. Here's some info that will help with understanding how the Jeep works re 4WD, soft, etc.
https://www.jeep.com/hostb/crossbrand/owners/en/

What Does 4WD Mean? Types of Four Wheel Drive Systems - When To Use 4WD Off Road

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