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Old 12-29-2010, 09:39 AM   #31
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I just bought my '05 TJ with an I6, and an automatic.I rented one up in Salida last Summer and had a blast going over the passes between St. Elmo and Tamichi. I really like the automatic because of the damage I've done to my Knees over the years. I found it on Auto trader .com for 13K with 49000 miles on it. There were a few other deals to be found there, and I was able to weed out the Leeches (Dealers).

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Old 12-29-2010, 12:20 PM   #32
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Can you give me a little insight on this? I would love to get rid of that safety device. I have a 98 TJ with a 4 banger. I would like to start it without having to get into the Jeep, like when I start it to warm it up or when I am working on it.
It is easily removed from inside. It is clamped to the clutch pushrod; there is a slide-lock release tab on the top of the thing, then just unplug the wiring harness. It is simple to do, difficult to describe. It might be easier to simply pop the pushrod off the pedal, then unbolt the master cylinder from the firewall, then pull it out to remove the device.

After you remove it, you won't need to press the clutch to crank the engine anymore, and clutch disengagement becomes much lighter. Highly recommended mod.

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Old 12-29-2010, 02:15 PM   #33
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I have had a 99 2.5 and a 00 sport 5 speed before I got my 03 rubicon. I will say I loved both jeeps but the 2.5 lacks power but still has a lot of torque. Usually on he highway is where it is the biggest problem.

If I could I would push for the I6... Bulletproof motor

If you could spend the cash I would recomend the Rubicon, Great vehicle with alot of things already on it that I was going to add or added to my other 2 jeeps. If you arent going to offroad alot then its probably not worth it.
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Old 12-29-2010, 05:28 PM   #34
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wow what a great forum,, thanks for all the info..

Thanks guys..
keep you posted on my quest for a TJ based on all your info..
I agree on getting one all stock and then building it up..

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I have had a 99 2.5 and a 00 sport 5 speed before I got my 03 rubicon. I will say I loved both jeeps but the 2.5 lacks power but still has a lot of torque. Usually on he highway is where it is the biggest problem.

If I could I would push for the I6... Bulletproof motor

If you could spend the cash I would recomend the Rubicon, Great vehicle with alot of things already on it that I was going to add or added to my other 2 jeeps. If you arent going to offroad alot then its probably not worth it.
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Old 12-29-2010, 07:19 PM   #35
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It is easily removed from inside. It is clamped to the clutch pushrod; there is a slide-lock release tab on the top of the thing, then just unplug the wiring harness. It is simple to do, difficult to describe. It might be easier to simply pop the pushrod off the pedal, then unbolt the master cylinder from the firewall, then pull it out to remove the device.

After you remove it, you won't need to press the clutch to crank the engine anymore, and clutch disengagement becomes much lighter. Highly recommended mod.
I would have to dbl check it but I think I just removed a fuse on my 99 .
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Old 12-29-2010, 07:31 PM   #36
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I actually had it backwards I had to install a 20 amp fuse in the cavity in the fuse box marked " Clutch interlock ignition " not the PDC. Although it sounds like its more involved in other years a 99 is cake .
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Old 12-29-2010, 08:15 PM   #37
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i love my 02... the only thing is is i wish that it was an 5 or 6 speed. When i purchased mine it was an impulse buy. it was in show room condition, not so much any more unfortunately.

Each model you look at has their own advantages and disadvantages. My biggest draw back with mine is my transmission. its good and strong dont get me wrong, but with what i like to do the vent line is harder to change.


with time you'll figure out what is better than others. i prefer a manual over auto. thats my biggest draw back...
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Old 12-29-2010, 08:53 PM   #38
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2002 Wrangler X, 4.0, 5 sp, soundbar, 80k miles, NO power options or AC just the way I like it.

I bought mine a year ago stock except for the downgraded wheels. Living in Alalska I'm certain I made the right choice, its not fancy or fast but it looks sexy and keeps me from making accidental ditch checks during our crap weather.
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Old 12-29-2010, 09:15 PM   #39
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i have both engines. i got my 2.5 with a salvage title planning on swapping it but ive been driving it lately. the way i drive in town i almost cant tell it has a 4 banger. if im on the highway though it wont get out of its own way. if i could only have one and had to drive it everyday i wouldnt even look at a 4 banger. if i was buying as a second vehicle for off roading i wouldnt care which engine it has. i do actually really like my 4 banger around town.

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