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Old 10-13-2011, 10:34 AM   #1
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winter prep!

I own a 89 yj with hard top and full doors this is gonna be the first winter its ever seen what should I do to prepare for the terrible northern Illinois winter, so far I plan on under coating my frame, bedlineing my floor, and fixing my vent( stuck open and idk why) let me know if im missing anything, thanks!

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Old 10-13-2011, 10:39 AM   #2
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sounds like a good plan, my tj had half doors when i bought it, so in the winter i put my hardtop and upper sliders on and always put weather stripping between the upper and bottom part of the door and around them to seal on the hard top good..now that i have full doors and my hardtop like you i wont have to worry about it ;] under coating is a good idea, a good bit of mine is undercoated but id like to get a few more spots before snow hits, ...another good thing is a normally pressure wash the under neath of my jeep just about every week in the winter just to make sure all that salt and crap on the roads doesnt hide up under there

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Old 10-14-2011, 04:58 AM   #3
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"...what should I do to prepare for the terrible northern Illinois winter"

That made me laugh. I live in Minneapolis and grew up in northern Wisconsin, so Illinois has always seemed balmy to me. But I suppose some guy up in Winnipeg is thinking the same thing about Minnesota.

Anyway, if you don't want a draft in your floor, cover those holes up. Maybe put some hefty floor mats in there to soak up all the salt and other crud you'll find in the snow. I personally will be picking up a good set of snow tires this year.

Good luck
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Old 10-14-2011, 06:30 AM   #4
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Don't forget to check your antifreeze.
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Old 10-14-2011, 04:31 PM   #5
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Some winter windshield wipers can always help.
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Old 10-14-2011, 08:31 PM   #6
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Should the grill be covered with something?
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Old 10-15-2011, 12:32 AM   #7
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Yea haha I guess our winters arnt to bad but my main concern is the city puts way to much salt down for the amount of snow we get
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Oh in that case, try to get the under carriage covered as best as you can. You can also take this product called T9 and spray it where you need it. Its a corrosion resistant lubercant that protects/lubercates up to 6 months. Be sure to avoid spraying it on anything that you don't want lubercated! In my experiences, T9 is better than silicone.

Here's some more information from their website.

Boeshield T-9 | Corrosion Protection and Waterproof Lubrication
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Old 10-18-2011, 09:19 AM   #9
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sweet! thanks for all this advice so far
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Old 10-18-2011, 11:23 AM   #10
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Oh in that case, try to get the under carriage covered as best as you can. You can also take this product called T9 and spray it where you need it. Its a corrosion resistant lubercant that protects/lubercates up to 6 months. Be sure to avoid spraying it on anything that you don't want lubercated! In my experiences, T9 is better than silicone.

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Boeshield T-9 | Corrosion Protection and Waterproof Lubrication
Hey, thanks for that link! I haven't seen this around before, but I think I'll pick up a can or two for the coming months. We don't see the harsh winters you easterners do, or have to deal with road salt for that matter, but it's always good to have that extra bit of protection regardless.
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You got it!
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Head to the car wash as often as possible!

My YJ gets to sit in a nice, insulated garage during winter (unless it comes out to play).
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Old 10-19-2011, 06:54 PM   #13
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I wish mine could sit in a heated garage lol
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Old 10-20-2011, 09:06 PM   #14
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Same ^

Must be nice!

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