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02-24-2011 09:42 AM
JKT69
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Originally Posted by 07XMan2Door View Post
Two nice Jeeps right there. You'll have to tell us what you like about each one. That JK Rubi is really something else though. WOW!!!

Good job, Now the neighbors aren't ever going to talk to you, lol.
Good question. The Rubicon is solid muscle on the outside and nice on the inside, smooth ride off road and a good DD. The TJ is just fun. More fun than the Rubicon, great weekend vehicle and very capable off road. It has more get up and go. They are totally different vehicles.
02-23-2011 01:53 PM
Gobigorgohome
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Originally Posted by sinduda216 View Post
yea just a little something to look foward too, hopefully i find a Jeep girl, or hopefully open-minded to it

I'm tellin you, don't even worry. It grows on them quickly!


My fiance' first reaction to when I told her I was buying a Wrangler...
Then I took her out during that 2-3 foot snowstorm a month or two back... After driving around with no issues and being the only person on our block able to move their car that day, I even heard her say "I'm so glad you have a Jeep"


Now everytime we go on long drives she is begging me to drive it. She even says "What if there was an emergency, I should know how to drive it". She even wants to go to the Jeep Jamboree in the Pine Barrons this summer. Once you get behind the wheel of a Wrangler, you can't say you don't like the vehical. Gender doesn't matter.
02-23-2011 01:10 PM
Green Rubicon Wow, nice Jeeps. I have the same 2010 Rubicon but the auto (wife can't drive stick), and wish I would have kept my 03.

Bought the wife her dream car last year, 07 Vovlo XC90, AWD, V8. She loved it right up until I let her drive the Rubicon. Volvo hasn't lef the garage much since....
02-23-2011 01:02 PM
AKYJ How do you compare the two engines the 4L in the tj to the minivan 3.8L in the jk what one do you like better?
02-23-2011 11:22 AM
07XMan2Door
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Originally Posted by JKT69 View Post
Here's another
Two nice Jeeps right there. You'll have to tell us what you like about each one. That JK Rubi is really something else though. WOW!!!

Good job, Now the neighbors aren't ever going to talk to you, lol.
02-01-2011 11:11 AM
daggo66
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Originally Posted by FalconRods View Post
Nice rigs dude - reading through the string, the "hill assist" feature has taken me sometime to get used to. Need to find that reference to how to turn it off. I have stalled mine once and attribute it to that feature. Seems the harder you set, the harder it is to power away from - hope that makes sense.

Congratulations again.
Don't mash the brake pedal while on a hill. Press it just enough to hold you. The HSA will hold in proportion to the applied brake pressure.
02-01-2011 11:09 AM
daggo66
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Originally Posted by JKT69 View Post
If you have a menu button on your steering, cycle through the various categories (displays under the speedometer where the compass/temp gauge is, eventually vehicle assist will display, from there you can turn it off (i like mine on).
WOW another nice feature on the '11's. Anything prior you have to perform a steering wheel dance to turn it off.
02-01-2011 11:06 AM
JKT69
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Originally Posted by FalconRods View Post
Nice rigs dude - reading through the string, the "hill assist" feature has taken me sometime to get used to. Need to find that reference to how to turn it off. I have stalled mine once and attribute it to that feature. Seems the harder you set, the harder it is to power away from - hope that makes sense.

Congratulations again.
If you have a menu button on your steering, cycle through the various categories (displays under the speedometer where the compass/temp gauge is, eventually vehicle assist will display, from there you can turn it off (i like mine on).
02-01-2011 11:00 AM
JKT69
A few more pics...

Enjoy...I am!
01-31-2011 03:25 PM
JKT69 Good info, thanks. When I first noticed it I stalled it, and I just don't stall out. Noticed it was hard to get it rolling and that's when it stalled. Did it 2xs Saturday. Pretty cool to know about the anti-stall...wonder how that works. Kind of funny we are talking about anti-stall and what brought all this about was because I stalled it

On the 05, it has new rubber on the left and almost new on the right...after the rights go out I plan on doing a lift and going with a bigger tire. I think 30's are on it now. Man, the tires on the Rubicon would look sweet on it.
01-31-2011 03:03 PM
FalconRods Nice rigs dude - reading through the string, the "hill assist" feature has taken me sometime to get used to. Need to find that reference to how to turn it off. I have stalled mine once and attribute it to that feature. Seems the harder you set, the harder it is to power away from - hope that makes sense.

Congratulations again.
01-31-2011 02:15 PM
xSolstice Nice ride! I went from a 2 seater Pontiac Solstice GXP speed buggy to a Jeep Unlimited. My neighbor asked if I was alright.
01-31-2011 02:11 PM
MikeMTJ You should totally turn that 2005 into a trail monster....I've always wanted a second jeep that I don't have to worry about driving to work the next day.
01-31-2011 02:10 PM
jk'n I just bought a 92 YJ from my neighbor about a month ago....and the neighbor thinks its great! Best part about it is that it came with the hard top, two soft tops, half doors, full doors, relocation mirrors, lifted, larger tires, pretty well set up for the trail. Got it for my son who will be driving in December. Guess I'll have to put it through its paces this summer though....you know....just to keep everything lubricated!

Regarding the hill assist, that started recently. The no stall feature is quite something. Take it off road point it up a steep hill. Put it in 4 low. In first gear let out on the clutch. Stand on the brake and you'll know that the engine doesn't even whimper. That feature is pretty cool...and I learned about it here on WF. It wouldn't have occurred to me to try that. But when I did, it was as advertised.
01-31-2011 02:06 PM
daggo66 It's called Hill Start Assist and it's in all Wranglers since '09. The amount of hold is directly proportionate to hard hard you push the brake in when you stop. The anti stall is part of the 6 speed transmission and has been there all along, not just in Rubicons either. Put it in 4L and crawl in 1st gear. DO NOT touch the gas. You can practically stand on the brake without stalling it. You can also start the engine in 1st gear in 4L without using the clutch. This is a feature to prevent water ingestion in the clutch if you should stall during a water crossing.
01-31-2011 02:03 PM
MTH
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Originally Posted by JKT69 View Post
. . . I noticed that when I am on a hill, in 1st gear and come to a stop, when I let off the clutch it doesn't roll backwards. It will sit there no brakes and not move for like 3 seconds, then it will roll backwards. Is this a feature to help prevent spinning out while stopped on a hill off road? . . .

Any other features like this? I heard rumors about an anti-stall while in 4L.
It's called "Hill Start Assist." It's been in every Wrangler since . . . I want to say 2008. Could be off a year one way or the other. It's designed to prevent you from rolling while trying to get going on a hill. Starting in 2010, it's also included in the auto transmissions just to keep a trailer from hauling (or pushing) you on a hill. It's keyed to your use of the brake pedal, such that the harder you push the pedal, the more aggressively the HSA system will hold you in place once you release it.

If you haven't already, go here and download a copy of your manual. Then do a word search for "HSA." You'll find the little write-up on it from Jeep. If the system ever bothers you, you can turn it off.

All manual Wranglers also have the anti-stall "feature." I think it might just be a consequence of the gear ratios rather than an actual "feature," but in any event the result is that once you get it moving, the Jeep will continue to creep forward and avoid stalling even without you touching the gas and even while going up a hill. This will happen in 2wd, 4H, or 4L. I can, for example, crawl up the hill out of my neighborhood without pressing any pedal at all.

The difference with 4L, I believe, is that even if you step on the brake, it won't stall and will in fact keep moving. In 2wd or 4H, it'll just stall once you stamp on the brake if you haven't shifted to neutral.
01-31-2011 01:56 PM
BlackMountain yes thats the new hill assist feature that you are referring to
01-31-2011 01:50 PM
JKT69 Getting to know the Rubicon, so far I am very impressed. Got a question for Rubicon, manual tranny owners. I noticed that when I am on a hill, in 1st gear and come to a stop, when I let off the clutch it doesn't roll backwards. It will sit there no brakes and not move for like 3 seconds, then it will roll backwards. Is this a feature to help prevent spinning out while stopped on a hill off road? It's pretty cool. I didn't know it did that. I even put it in neutral and took my foot off the brake and it just sits there...

Any other features like this? I heard rumors about an anti-stall while in 4L.
01-30-2011 09:45 AM
tysalem Looking great! I bet the dogs like the extra room too!
01-30-2011 09:30 AM
JKT69
Pic #2

Here's another
01-30-2011 09:23 AM
JKT69
Pics

I have a few pics, but it is taking a long time to load them. Here's one....
01-29-2011 04:00 PM
bobjenkins
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Originally Posted by JKT69
Picked up the Rubicon a couple hours ago...two words "Oh my". I will post some pics later. Natural Green w/black top, black and saddle tan interior, 6spd manual. Now, that is a freakin man ride. Impressed with the ride, and surprisingly the noise from the MT's are not loud at all. So happy I was able to find a manual, everything in B'ham is auto, had the dealer do a search and shipped this one in from Columbus, GA.
Nice!
01-29-2011 03:58 PM
JKT69 Picked up the Rubicon a couple hours ago...two words "Oh my". I will post some pics later. Natural Green w/black top, black and saddle tan interior, 6spd manual. Now, that is a freakin man ride. Impressed with the ride, and surprisingly the noise from the MT's are not loud at all. So happy I was able to find a manual, everything in B'ham is auto, had the dealer do a search and shipped this one in from Columbus, GA.
01-29-2011 07:31 AM
JKT69
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Originally Posted by sinduda216 View Post
yea just a little something to look foward too, hopefully i find a Jeep girl, or hopefully open-minded to it
Give me a Jeep girl who likes Harley's and college football...that would be about the ultimate wouldn't it.
01-28-2011 11:00 PM
sinduda216 yea just a little something to look foward too, hopefully i find a Jeep girl, or hopefully open-minded to it
01-28-2011 11:00 PM
bobjenkins Ok cya for real time to go to sleep
01-28-2011 10:58 PM
myjeepandmydog ^ That sounds like a good plan. My wife who will be graduating from Pharmacy school soon, jokingly told me she would buy me a new JK in a few years with the new engine. To me it wasn't a joke. Guess I better start cooking.
01-28-2011 10:13 PM
sinduda216 already got my second one planned out, well a pretty decent idea of it. but going to wait until the the new chapter in my life, you know the whole family deal so when that happens i'll get a 4 door and hopefully be able to keep my 2dr and wheel the hell out of it because i do not want to trade it in for anything
01-28-2011 09:09 PM
bobjenkins I don't think you've lost it . I think you've found it! Twice!
01-28-2011 08:58 PM
myjeepandmydog Man, If I was your neighbor Id be bringing you beer all the time. I am super jealous. 2 Jeeps would be a dream. I wanna pick up a yj one day. Super jealous of your rubi woulda if I coulda. Enjoy!
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