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Old 02-15-2013, 03:22 PM   #1
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Why does the Jeep seem to run better when the top is down?

Dropped the top and drove the Jeep to the park today for a little exercise. Ran a few miles. It is beautiful out. 65 degrees and not a cloud in the sky. Jeep is running great!

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Old 02-15-2013, 03:31 PM   #2
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Our TJ have feelings...they are happy with the Top off. When I have the doors and hardtop off, I can feel the weight to power difference.

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Old 02-15-2013, 03:49 PM   #3
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Less drag drop the windshield and see what a difference it makes
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Old 02-15-2013, 04:05 PM   #4
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Maybe you're just so happy with the top down you don't notice if its running bad.
The female body is a work of art. The male body is utilitarian. It's for gettin' around. It's like a Jeep. --ELAINE BENES, Seinfeld
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Old 02-15-2013, 04:06 PM   #5
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I noticed the same thing yesterday in mine. Funny thing is, it was 60 degrees and top was off and I was behind a dumptruck with a snow plow and a brine sprayer.
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