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10-14-2014 10:56 PM
ama-jeep Subscribed I just got my 10A from someone in PA I will post picks later in the week
10-08-2014 02:44 PM
mikeJKUR
Quote:
Originally Posted by jdesmul View Post
I had a '99 for 15 years. Sold it and bought my 15 HR. My '99 had become more "trailer queen" than daily driver so... here I am. Wow these are nice! A bit tougher to work on, but I guess that's the price that comes with all of the goodies that I had to put into my last one myself.

Here are some pix of my recent winch install. I picked this Superwinch TS9500 up for $299+ shipping ($340), on a memorial day special... that was the cheap part :-p

While this may not be for everyone, I want to keep this rig looking rather unsuspecting. This means I want to retain the factory appeal as much as I can while adding a thing or two here & there.

For this project, after the winch purchase, I bought the Mopar mounting plate ($349), the solenoid relocation cable set ($90), and the Certus wireless remote ($187), for a total of $966, which is still cheaper than the last two Warn winches I've paid for the winch alone.

(The deal with the Mopar mounting plate is that the Aniv/X/HR front bumper is "winch capable", not "winch ready". The Mopar plate completes the front bumper so that you can mount a winch in it. Yes, I realize I could've bought an aftermarket front bumper, but I like this one for now)

I was hoping this winch would mount internally in the bumper, but it is about 3/4 of an inch too high at the spool. so I trimmed the top plate to accomodate.

I clocked the left side cable mounts back 90 degrees so that the cables would not be on top. Additionally, I clocked the gear drive on the right so that the spool release would not be on top, but rather toward the rear. Both of these moves worked great because the cables are exactly where I wanted them, and they are accessible. The drum release clears the grille by just a smidge, and is easy to access.

I took cue from another user to relocate the solenoid up next to the battery. I lost the big box that went with it and mounted the solenoid alone at this location along with the relay. I was able to re-use the buss bars to connect the solenoid to the + side of the battery which kept everything clean and tidy.

My next challenge was the controller. I had the winch in how I wanted, I had the solenoid relocated, now where to put the the damn controller.... there is not the massive amount of space to work with under the hood that I was used to with a TJ, so I went with the Superwinch certus wireless controller. Found a sweet spot on the fender side of the battery, wired it up (a cinch!) and everything works perfect!

I put my wired controller and the plug for it in my recovery bag in case something fails I can bypass the wireless if I need to, just in case.

I have a couple of nit picky things to do, I need to square the winch up and touch up my grinds with some paint and that's about it.

If anyone has any questions, let me know.... thanks for lookin' :-)
that exactly where I put my soliod packed a couple weeks ago for my tigershark.
10-08-2014 03:44 AM
jdesmul I had a '99 for 15 years. Sold it and bought my 15 HR. My '99 had become more "trailer queen" than daily driver so... here I am. Wow these are nice! A bit tougher to work on, but I guess that's the price that comes with all of the goodies that I had to put into my last one myself.

Here are some pix of my recent winch install. I picked this Superwinch TS9500 up for $299+ shipping ($340), on a memorial day special... that was the cheap part :-p

While this may not be for everyone, I want to keep this rig looking rather unsuspecting. This means I want to retain the factory appeal as much as I can while adding a thing or two here & there.

For this project, after the winch purchase, I bought the Mopar mounting plate ($349), the solenoid relocation cable set ($90), and the Certus wireless remote ($187), for a total of $966, which is still cheaper than the last two Warn winches I've paid for the winch alone.

(The deal with the Mopar mounting plate is that the Aniv/X/HR front bumper is "winch capable", not "winch ready". The Mopar plate completes the front bumper so that you can mount a winch in it. Yes, I realize I could've bought an aftermarket front bumper, but I like this one for now)

I was hoping this winch would mount internally in the bumper, but it is about 3/4 of an inch too high at the spool. so I trimmed the top plate to accomodate.

I clocked the left side cable mounts back 90 degrees so that the cables would not be on top. Additionally, I clocked the gear drive on the right so that the spool release would not be on top, but rather toward the rear. Both of these moves worked great because the cables are exactly where I wanted them, and they are accessible. The drum release clears the grille by just a smidge, and is easy to access.

I took cue from another user to relocate the solenoid up next to the battery. I lost the big box that went with it and mounted the solenoid alone at this location along with the relay. I was able to re-use the buss bars to connect the solenoid to the + side of the battery which kept everything clean and tidy.

My next challenge was the controller. I had the winch in how I wanted, I had the solenoid relocated, now where to put the the damn controller.... there is not the massive amount of space to work with under the hood that I was used to with a TJ, so I went with the Superwinch certus wireless controller. Found a sweet spot on the fender side of the battery, wired it up (a cinch!) and everything works perfect!

I put my wired controller and the plug for it in my recovery bag in case something fails I can bypass the wireless if I need to, just in case.

I have a couple of nit picky things to do, I need to square the winch up and touch up my grinds with some paint and that's about it.

If anyone has any questions, let me know.... thanks for lookin' :-)
10-03-2014 04:27 PM
rubisteph All jks have the same windshield. The little jeeps in the corners and whatnot seen on the 2013- on (maybe even before, never paid attention), were not specific to the 10A.
10-03-2014 03:44 PM
VegasMun I'm not sure how to post a new message. Sorry! Need to replace the windshield on my 10A. Parts guy at local dealer said he saw no special 10A windshield. Do they all come now with the Jeep stamped in the lower corner or does Jeep not offer a replacement for the 10A version? Thanks!
10-03-2014 02:00 PM
VegasCorey4x4
Hard Rock

Finding these Hard Rocks has been a challenge. They are few and far between it seems.

We have a couple on the lot Red and White. @Chapman Chrysler Jeep
-Corey Brewer 702 325 4921
10-02-2014 05:40 AM
rubisteph
Quote:
Originally Posted by spinlock View Post
They can't be wider. 265 mm vs 255 mm.
I think you got them mixed up. The 10A has 265/70. And rhe others 255/75. Therefore the 265/70 are a little smaller in diameter, but wider.
10-02-2014 02:36 AM
spinlock They can't be wider. 265 mm vs 255 mm.
10-01-2014 04:32 PM
rubisteph Actually, the 10A tires are 1/2 inch smaller in diameter than the X or HR. 31.7 vs 32.2 but the 10A tires are a little wider I believe.
09-22-2014 07:23 AM
WJWS12
Quote:
Originally Posted by mgola27 View Post
Not quite. 265/70/17 for the 10A. 255/75/17 for the X/HR.
Correct. Thanks.
09-20-2014 05:46 PM
mgola27
Quote:
Originally Posted by WJWS12 View Post
10A has 265/55/17 while X and hard rock have 255/55/17.
Not quite. 265/70/17 for the 10A. 255/75/17 for the X/HR.
09-20-2014 02:18 PM
Arel11
Quote:
Originally Posted by WJWS12 View Post
10A has 265/55/17 while X and hard rock have 255/55/17.
Many thanks!
09-20-2014 01:53 PM
WJWS12 10A has 265/55/17 while X and hard rock have 255/55/17.
09-20-2014 10:04 AM
Arel11 Can anyone tell me if the tires on the 10a are the same size as the X and Hard Rock? They look bigger on the 10a for some reason. Maybe it's the white lettering...
09-20-2014 09:48 AM
seesharp4me
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Originally Posted by Cdwright View Post
How wide are they? Might not fit on stock rims. Might also rub on turns
I will be using Spidertrax 1.5 inch spacers, otherwise they would not fix. I know I saw someone with a 10a with 35's that ran about a month or so with 35's with no rub on the streets. I plan on getting my lift next month but make a decision on the lift is worse than deciding on the Jeep itself.
09-20-2014 09:30 AM
BSheppard Just a gratuitous picture of my 10AE because I still love it after a year of ownership and 14k miles.
09-20-2014 06:00 AM
Cdwright
Quote:
Originally Posted by seesharp4me View Post
I haven't made a decision for a lift on my 10a JKU but, I know I want Duratrac 35's for winter. I will not go off-road until I finally decide on a decent lift. My understanding that it is tight, but 35's will be OK as long as I'm in mall crawler mode.
How wide are they? Might not fit on stock rims. Might also rub on turns
09-20-2014 05:34 AM
thopki01 Will 35s fit on stock 10a rims?
09-19-2014 11:53 PM
seesharp4me
Pics of 35's on stock 10a

I haven't made a decision for a lift on my 10a JKU but, I know I want Duratrac 35's for winter. I will not go off-road until I finally decide on a decent lift. My understanding that it is tight, but 35's will be OK as long as I'm in mall crawler mode.
09-14-2014 02:57 PM
Rubicon7
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Originally Posted by PJM86 View Post
Attachment 1485105

Outlaw Mirrors!
Looks Good.
09-14-2014 07:20 AM
PJM86 Attachment 1485105

Outlaw Mirrors!
09-14-2014 07:10 AM
PJM86
Quote:
Originally Posted by Andrew H View Post
Mirrors: anyone have pics and suggestions which sideview mirrors and brackets work and look best with the 10A when the doors are off?
Outlaw Mirrors.
09-14-2014 12:11 AM
Finn Sizzle
Quote:
Originally Posted by active_Eng29 View Post
Nope, didn't regear. Running 4.10s. Haven't taking it on the highway yet, so not sure on the gpm drop. Currently averaging 10.1 with city driving and offroad, which is about a 2 gpm drop from stock (still 1st tank of gas since the mod, so not super accurate). Rebel Offroad is recommending 4.88 or 5.13s to get the gpm back up, but would sacrifice the top speed. Might add that to my phase II list. Overall the jeep drives great. The Toyo's pull to the right a bit. Still figuring out the adjustable shocks.
I regeared from 4.10 to 5.13 when I added the 37s and I'm getting about 16mpg with highway/offroad use
09-11-2014 06:35 PM
active_Eng29
Quote:
Originally Posted by MRT2 View Post
Huge Fan of Method and your rims!

Did you regear? If not, how are the 37" and rim combo in your rig different in drive? A lot less gpm?
Nope, didn't regear. Running 4.10s. Haven't taking it on the highway yet, so not sure on the gpm drop. Currently averaging 10.1 with city driving and offroad, which is about a 2 gpm drop from stock (still 1st tank of gas since the mod, so not super accurate). Rebel Offroad is recommending 4.88 or 5.13s to get the gpm back up, but would sacrifice the top speed. Might add that to my phase II list.

Overall the jeep drives great. The Toyo's pull to the right a bit. Still figuring out the adjustable shocks.
09-11-2014 02:19 PM
MRT2
Quote:
Originally Posted by active_Eng29 View Post
Here are the mods: - Terraflex long arm kit - King Off-Road Coil Over Shocks, 2" Diameter, adjustable compression - King Off-Road Bump Stops - Rebel Offroad Coilover System - Method Race Wheels 105 Rims - Toyo M/T Open Country 37 x 13.50 - J.E. Reel Drive Shafts Had to cut the back of the rock rail, remove front bumper caps, and rear bumper caps. Rebel Offroad did a great job on the installation. It drives like a completely different Jeep now. Loving it.
Huge Fan of Method and your rims!

Did you regear? If not, how are the 37" and rim combo in your rig different in drive? A lot less gpm?
09-09-2014 01:16 PM
active_Eng29 Here are the mods:
- Terraflex long arm kit
- King Off-Road Coil Over Shocks, 2" Diameter, adjustable compression
- King Off-Road Bump Stops
- Rebel Offroad Coilover System
- Method Race Wheels 105 Rims
- Toyo M/T Open Country 37 x 13.50
- J.E. Reel Drive Shafts

Had to cut the back of the rock rail, remove front bumper caps, and rear bumper caps.

Rebel Offroad did a great job on the installation. It drives like a completely different Jeep now. Loving it.
09-09-2014 01:08 PM
active_Eng29 Question: for those of you who have sold your stock 10a wheels and suspension, what was the going price? I had 17,000 on my jeep before taking off the wheels and suspension. Thanks.
08-26-2014 02:08 PM
Extreme Justice
Quote:
Originally Posted by Finn Sizzle View Post
Fortunately I have not.....yet. How are they going to get it repaired? A full tear down of your heating/cooling system or just a flush?
They're doing a complete tear down. From what I understand is that they go through a bunch of steps before they get to this point. If each step fails then a full replacement/tear down is authorized.
08-25-2014 08:26 PM
Finn Sizzle
Quote:
Originally Posted by Extreme Justice View Post
Are there any other 10A's out there that have had to have their cooling system replaced because of the dreaded Casting Sand Issue? If so count me in. :-(
Fortunately I have not.....yet. How are they going to get it repaired? A full tear down of your heating/cooling system or just a flush?
08-25-2014 04:19 PM
Extreme Justice
Casting Sand Issue

Are there any other 10A's out there that have had to have their cooling system replaced because of the dreaded Casting Sand Issue? If so count me in. :-(
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