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Old 10-11-2013, 07:27 PM   #20641
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Checked out my max flex for the first time today


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Old 10-11-2013, 08:32 PM   #20642
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Old 10-11-2013, 09:24 PM   #20643
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Got the tj back from getting the timing chain replaced and I'll be damned if I didn't find this tonight. If it ain't one thing it's another
That chain you replaced. Was it because it went on ya or does it need to be replaced at certain mileage?
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Old 10-11-2013, 09:46 PM   #20644
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That chain you replaced. Was it because it went on ya or does it need to be replaced at certain mileage?
Toming chains are generally part of maintenance most new cars do it at about 75 - 80 thousand miles or so. BUT they make some cars now where if your timing breaks your engine is uselezs.
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Toming chains are generally part of maintenance most new cars do it at about 75 - 80 thousand miles or so. BUT they make some cars now where if your timing breaks your engine is uselezs.
Oh...if you're paying someone to do it ya may consider doing the water pumo too. Sometimes they are ao close to each other and the stuff that has to come off to get to them both make it worth the cost of the water pumo. So you sont have to pay fornlabot twice. But...I dunno bout jeeps. That's "other" notjeepz.
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Old 10-11-2013, 10:06 PM   #20646
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I read the same thing...hahaha...
That is funny...I thought it was the autocorrect...it did change bedlined to Berliner??? Lol
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Thanks, I'm happy with it!
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Old 10-11-2013, 11:39 PM   #20649
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Gotta love bigger tires. That is a lot of tire on there (33's). Is it a 4.0 engine? What gears? Guessing a gear change is probably next on the list to get the snap back into her...
Unfortunately it's only a 2.5L 5-speed (I didn't buy it, it was a hand-me-down from my father). It didn't have much snap to begin with, so at some point I'll probably go with some engine upgrades (intake, exhaust, chip) to get as much power out of it as I can.
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chips are a hoax. dont buy that garbage.

and you will hear mixed things about intakes...people will tell you that there is nothing better than stock. idk. i have a short "cold air intake" style cone filter. its what came with mine. other than being loud i dont think it does much. it sure isnt getting cold air. ill tell you that.

the reality is that the 2.5 is what it is. i wasnt happy with mine, so i swapped it for a 4.0. thats a big commitment though. lol. just enjoy your 2.5. they run FOREVER.
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Old 10-11-2013, 11:49 PM   #20651
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My son and I got the new top on today.
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Old 10-12-2013, 08:00 AM   #20652
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Toming chains are generally part of maintenance most new cars do it at about 75 - 80 thousand miles or so. BUT they make some cars now where if your timing breaks your engine is uselezs.
I thought the timing chain in our jeeps is considered a "lifetime" part, no?
I had 215k on my original engine with no problem...
You might be thinking of vehicles with timing belts?
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Old 10-12-2013, 09:20 AM   #20653
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Timing chains don't need replaced. Timing belts do.
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Old 10-12-2013, 09:39 AM   #20654
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Timing chains don't need replaced. Timing belts do.
Respectfully disagree. I've had to have timing CHAINS replaced. They generally last a ton longer than belts, but they do need replacing.
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That chain you replaced. Was it because it went on ya or does it need to be replaced at certain mileage?
See...it does get replaced
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See...it does get replaced
Doesn't mean it needed to be..
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I do believe I said it was generally maintenance. I don't think I said it was required to be changed.
We could argue this all day. But the fact is, some makers put timing chains &/or belts be replaced at specific mileage intervals in the maintenance schedule.
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Old 10-12-2013, 10:25 AM   #20658
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Unfortunately it's only a 2.5L 5-speed (I didn't buy it, it was a hand-me-down from my father). It didn't have much snap to begin with, so at some point I'll probably go with some engine upgrades (intake, exhaust, chip) to get as much power out of it as I can.
Patrickstarfox is correct.

1) Chips are pretty much junk.
2) Intakes, the jury is out, but here's what my friends who have them have told me. Your jeeps PCM will make adjustments for the extra air. You may feel a modest bump in power at first, but it won't last.
3) exhaust is where you will find real gain, but it too will be modest, so spending a huge amount is not a great idea.

I have a friend who lives in California, and she wheels the CRAP outta her 2.5. She can put a smug rubicon driver to shame in a quick hurry. Just sayin...
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I thought the timing chain in our jeeps is considered a "lifetime" part, no? I had 215k on my original engine with no problem... You might be thinking of vehicles with timing belts?
It's a jeep. NOTHING is a lifetime part! LOL!!!
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Old 10-12-2013, 10:31 AM   #20660
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I thought the timing chain in our jeeps is considered a "lifetime" part, no? I had 215k on my original engine with no problem... You might be thinking of vehicles with timing belts?
Ok, seriously. Timing chains do stretch and need replacing. I haven't heard of too many jeeps needing them replaced, but it does happen.
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Old 10-12-2013, 10:35 AM   #20661
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Put a NC State decal in today for the football game. Ganna be tailgating all day and all night.. GO WOLFPACK... Oh and hope y'all like the decal

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Old 10-12-2013, 11:55 AM   #20662
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It's a jeep. NOTHING is a lifetime part! LOL!!!
That's why LIFETIME was in quotation marks... lifetime is a subjective term
The previous poster was making it seem like they need to be replaced at like 70-80 thousand miles...
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That's why LIFETIME was in quotation marks... lifetime is a subjective term
The previous poster was making it seem like they need to be replaced at like 70-80 thousand miles...
Nah. The previous poster, if refering to me, was saying that is what is recommended by some manufacturers.
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Toming chains are generally part of maintenance most new cars do it at about 75 - 80 thousand miles or so. BUT they make some cars now where if your timing breaks your engine is uselezs.
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That's what I said. I don't think the worf required was in them. But you can double check for me.
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That's what I said. I don't think the worf required was in them. But you can double check for me.
Don't think required was in my response either... Anyway we're talking about Jeeps here
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Figured out why I couldn't see over my hood as I used to in my 97TJ... While reading through threads last night...
I prefer the DIY stuff over ordering things offline, bc of my "instantgratification disorder".. Long story short I remembered I had a daystar 2in poly kit that i meant to put on my 05GC, that I ended up selling.. Used parts from that and a few more thing from the hardware store and ended up with this.. Pretty nice for $15.80

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Figured out why I couldn't see over my hood as I used to in my 97TJ... While reading through threads last night... I prefer the DIY stuff over ordering things offline, bc of my "instantgratification disorder".. Long story short I remembered I had a daystar 2in poly kit that i meant to put on my 05GC, that I ended up selling.. Used parts from that and a few more thing from the hardware store and ended up with this.. Pretty nice for $15.80 Now what to do with the rest of my day is the question
Anti vibration seat dampeners.....NIIIICE!
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Anti vibration seat dampeners.....NIIIICE!
And hear I thought the seat vibrations were a perk :/
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Changed my differential fluids.
Installed my stubby antenna and windshield lights. Started raining so I didn't get to wire them up yet. Maybe I will be able to wire them tomorrow.

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and hear i thought the seat vibrations were a perk :/
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