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Today 03:57 PM
AAdkins5944 I just ordered my '15 jku willys in anvil today! Went with the manual transmission and soft top. Final price is $29000 flat before tax,title,license. I'm quite satisfied with the deal! Can't wait to take delivery!
Today 03:03 PM
StarBrite
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Originally Posted by NoGaBiker View Post
I could 'shop a turban on my Avatar's head, no?
If you are a photoshop guru, too. I bet you could!

And the rest of us mere mortals would sit and watch with awe.

Today 03:01 PM
ciarraikerry
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Originally Posted by ATG View Post
On another vehicle, I used these to deflate my tires a few times. I do not recommend it.
I used the roofing nail mod on my Audi last summer.
Today 03:00 PM
ATG On another vehicle, I used these to deflate my tires a few times. I do not recommend it.
Today 02:45 PM
SoCalRubicon I use this to deflate my tires:



I can get all my tires down to 12-14 lbs faster than my buddy can and he uses the Stauns...although with the Stauns (and similar products) you can attach them and just hang out and wait for them to do their job.

Me, I'd rather be on the trail sooner...
Today 02:41 PM
ATG
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Originally Posted by geoff george View Post
Dixie Red and 1Monday thanks about the fire trucks. they are fun. Once I saw the Red Willys I knew that was the one I had to get. Would have like a hard top with it but it fits in the garage so until I get one it should be safe.
I enjoyed seeing the Willys next to each other. There is no denying the lineage.
Today 01:20 PM
NoGaBiker
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Originally Posted by StarBrite View Post
Thank you, Jeep Guru NGA,

I think you need a new swami avatar to go with your enlightened-ness.
I could 'shop a turban on my Avatar's head, no?
Today 01:08 PM
StarBrite
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Originally Posted by NoGaBiker View Post
Or maybe I'm just a whole lot smarter than you people realized.



But really, I wonder if you had defective ones or something? Set-up was one of the easiest Jeep things I've done.

Run the spare down to target pressure (say, 15psi) just using a guage and whatever bleeding method you want. Then screw a bleeder on. It probably won't do anything. So you screw the body down till air starts hissing, then back it out a tiny bit till it stops hissing. That means air is not bleeding at 15psi, but just barely "not bleeding." (which means it would still be bleeding at 16psi, till it got down to 15psi.) Then tighten down the locknut so it doesn't move.

Repeat 3 times, and voila! Done with the set-up.

Because it's an adjustable spring-based pressure valve, and a cheap one at that, accuracy is not perfect. The Stauns may be more accurate (at $80 surely they offer something over the $25 knockoffs!), but as I said, it's close enough for gov't. work.
Thank you, Jeep Guru NGA,

I think you need a new swami avatar to go with your enlightened-ness.
Today 12:58 PM
NoGaBiker
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Originally Posted by StarBrite View Post
That's them! We couldn't ever figure out the settings part. I agree, they are a great idea, maybe if they were just easier to set up.

Or maybe we are just both too mechanically UN-inclined to figure it out.
Or maybe I'm just a whole lot smarter than you people realized.



But really, I wonder if you had defective ones or something? Set-up was one of the easiest Jeep things I've done.

Run the spare down to target pressure (say, 15psi) just using a guage and whatever bleeding method you want. Then screw a bleeder on. It probably won't do anything. So you screw the body down till air starts hissing, then back it out a tiny bit till it stops hissing. That means air is not bleeding at 15psi, but just barely "not bleeding." (which means it would still be bleeding at 16psi, till it got down to 15psi.) Then tighten down the locknut so it doesn't move.

Repeat 3 times, and voila! Done with the set-up.

Because it's an adjustable spring-based pressure valve, and a cheap one at that, accuracy is not perfect. The Stauns may be more accurate (at $80 surely they offer something over the $25 knockoffs!), but as I said, it's close enough for gov't. work.
Today 12:22 PM
BareBones13
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Originally Posted by StarBrite View Post
Which compressor did you get? We have the ViAir 88P and that thing works like a champ!

We bought a set of the air down valve caps and they are more PITA than they are worth, in my humble opinion.

You're welcome for the link! I was worried you'd think I was being condescending, and I wasn't trying to be.

I had a gift card to Walmart and didn't have a lot of time to shop around/pick up so I just went with a cheapy Slime 40022. I don't expect much out of it but it should fill up the tires enough to get me to a gas station to do the rest. Then I'll leave it in my wifes car in case she gets a flat.

If I get into off-roading/beach driving a lot more I'll for sure do my research (with the help of WranglerForum friends ) and spend my money a little more wisely. Thanks again!
Today 11:43 AM
skooter
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Originally Posted by Milo22-243 View Post
Here's my willys... A real one... All original with go devil engine
I prefer early...to real...but very nice!
Today 11:14 AM
StarBrite
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Originally Posted by NoGaBiker View Post
You mean like these???


If so, I've found them to be the best thing since the invention of... ummm... air. Seriously, I never used them on previous Jeeps ("$25 for something to let the air out???") but bought a set this spring and MAN, do they make airing down a better experience. All four going at once, and automatic? Yeah baby.

They're not perfectly exact, but they get me in the 14 -16 range and I can just manually knock the last couple pounds out if I want to be AR about it. Which I don't. I just jump in the Jeep, check the TPMS readouts to make sure we're in the neighborhood, and go. Saves so much time, aggravation and squatting vs. manually doing it four times. And the time it takes aligns nicely with the removal and storage of my manual disconnects. YMMV, of course!
That's them! We couldn't ever figure out the settings part. I agree, they are a great idea, maybe if they were just easier to set up.

Or maybe we are just both too mechanically UN-inclined to figure it out.
Today 10:44 AM
NoGaBiker
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Originally Posted by StarBrite View Post
We bought a set of the air down valve caps and they are more PITA than they are worth, in my humble opinion.

You mean like these???


If so, I've found them to be the best thing since the invention of... ummm... air. Seriously, I never used them on previous Jeeps ("$25 for something to let the air out???") but bought a set this spring and MAN, do they make airing down a better experience. All four going at once, and automatic? Yeah baby.

They're not perfectly exact, but they get me in the 14 -16 range and I can just manually knock the last couple pounds out if I want to be AR about it. Which I don't. I just jump in the Jeep, check the TPMS readouts to make sure we're in the neighborhood, and go. Saves so much time, aggravation and squatting vs. manually doing it four times. And the time it takes aligns nicely with the removal and storage of my manual disconnects. YMMV, of course!
Today 10:41 AM
chargermop
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Originally Posted by Milo22-243 View Post
It's a 47 cj2a willys... It's the real deal cuz it's original ... With out these work horses there would be not modern jeep today. They started off these and in my opinion have lost the real spence of a jeep... A tried and true vehicle meant solely to run and keep running. Mine may only do 45 tops (50 if you push the clutch in going down hill) but haven't found a new jeep that can go as far in the hills as this one stock. Don't take me wrong I do like new ones just not as much as the heritage where they originated in the form of a bullet proof vehicle that anyone with a little bit of sense can work on and keep running for 57 years with minor fixes. Don't forget where it started... Right here with the original jeeps.
I don't think anyone here has forgotten the history of our jeeps here actually it's quite the opposite I think a lot of the people in this thread have researched and seeked information about the history of Jeeps to a much greater extent than most while I appreciate you're fine Jeep don't think for 2 seconds but there hasn't been a vast improvement over the last half century and don't kid yourself for 2 seconds that a stock JK wouldn't completely walk away from an original Willys on the trail and on the highway.
Today 10:37 AM
Cens Picked up black a 2014 2-dr Willys Wheeler edition last weekend, choosing it over a similarly equipped/priced Sport S because it just felt right to me. After reading through (some of) this (enormous) thread, I can see a lot of interesting ideas in here if I get the itch to do some off-road mods. Right now though I'm just going to enjoy it as is, excluding some utility fixes (e.g., remove the rear seats and add a cargo liner).

Chris
Today 10:20 AM
Milo22-243 It's a 47 cj2a willys... It's the real deal cuz it's original ... With out these work horses there would be not modern jeep today. They started off these and in my opinion have lost the real spence of a jeep... A tried and true vehicle meant solely to run and keep running. Mine may only do 45 tops (50 if you push the clutch in going down hill) but haven't found a new jeep that can go as far in the hills as this one stock. Don't take me wrong I do like new ones just not as much as the heritage where they originated in the form of a bullet proof vehicle that anyone with a little bit of sense can work on and keep running for 57 years with minor fixes. Don't forget where it started... Right here with the original jeeps.
Today 10:12 AM
StarBrite
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Originally Posted by chargermop View Post
What makes it any more real, or are you just being a tool?
Maybe he just meant it was made by the WILLYS Overland Co.?
Today 10:09 AM
chargermop
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Originally Posted by Milo22-243 View Post
Here's my willys... A real one... All original with go devil engine
What makes it any more real, or are you just being a tool?
Today 09:57 AM
StarBrite
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Originally Posted by BareBones13 View Post
I've driven my old Tacoma's in the sand a couple of times but by no means am I experienced, thanks for the tips! I picked up a small air compressor today along with a guage with bleeder valve, for what I'll be doing this weekend that should be fine.
Which compressor did you get? We have the ViAir 88P and that thing works like a champ!

We bought a set of the air down valve caps and they are more PITA than they are worth, in my humble opinion.

You're welcome for the link! I was worried you'd think I was being condescending, and I wasn't trying to be.
Today 09:39 AM
Huli
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Originally Posted by BareBones13 View Post
You're correct, thanks!! Going to air them down to at most 37 at lunch today
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Today 09:38 AM
Pmryall
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Originally Posted by Milo22-243 View Post
Here's my willys... A real one... All original with go devil engine
whats that a 46? Maybe a 47?
Today 09:33 AM
Milo22-243 Here's my willys... A real one... All original with go devil engine
Today 09:19 AM
BareBones13
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Originally Posted by SoCalRubicon View Post
Sticker on the door says 37psi, I run them at 35 around town.



When off-roading I air down to 12psi.


You're correct, thanks!! Going to air them down to at most 37 at lunch today
Today 09:08 AM
BareBones13
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Originally Posted by StarBrite View Post
For what it's worth, lots of guys run their tire pressure lower than recommended to make the ride more comfortable. I run my DuraTracs at about 30-32psi. Lowering the pressure helped IMMENSELY on the badly paved roads around here, even with the shocks adjusted.

Since you mentioned airing down, I thought I'd include this link for you.

How to Drive in the Sand - Dirtopia, the Off-Road Encyclopedia

If you're an experienced sand runner, please don't take this offensively. Just thought it might help if you're not.

I've driven my old Tacoma's in the sand a couple of times but by no means am I experienced, thanks for the tips! I picked up a small air compressor today along with a guage with bleeder valve, for what I'll be doing this weekend that should be fine.
Today 06:13 AM
geoff george Dixie Red and 1Monday thanks about the fire trucks. they are fun.
Once I saw the Red Willys I knew that was the one I had to get. Would have like a hard top with it but it fits in the garage so until I get one it should be safe.
Today 01:48 AM
WillyRockIt
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Originally Posted by WillyRockIt View Post
Just turned 7000 mi and my MIL light came on yesterday. Still on this morning. Seems to be running good as always. Any ideas? I plan to swing by the dealer if it doesn't resolve itself soon.
Update: Fault Code was P0456; Evap Small Leak. Diagnosed and replaced Evaporative System Integrity Module Switch, not closing all the way.
They replaced the switch and re-checked.

They also updated the transmission control module and updated the software for the wireless control module.
Yesterday 09:40 PM
Smullins06
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Originally Posted by Dixie Red View Post
So here's my pride and joy purchased the end of July. I wanted a flame red Willys with only hardtop, automatic and A/C. No other extra unwanted frills to pay for. I think the sticker was about $30,400 and I paid about 2k less than that and got way more for my trade than I should have I have put about 1800 miles on it so far. I do have a baby Niagra waterfall at the passenger side upper door to windshield frame area almost everytime it pours rain on it. Hopefully, this can be resolved on the first trip to the dealer service department. Then it will be....lets the mods begin!
Loosen the roll bar screws. They come way over tightened from the factory if you have yet too. That solved my leak issue
Yesterday 09:39 PM
1monday
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Originally Posted by geoff george View Post
First off thanks to everyone that answered about the springs. I have 13/56 guess I need to up them if I ever put anything on my jeep.
Now here are the pictures of my willys fire truck and willys jeep as well as my other two fire trucks.
NICE firetrucks!!! you're the parade king, i bet...(I am still glad i chose something cheaper to collect though)...awesome! Sweet Jeep too!!!
Yesterday 09:23 PM
Dixie Red
Flame Red Willys 2014

So here's my pride and joy purchased the end of July. I wanted a flame red Willys with only hardtop, automatic and A/C. No other extra unwanted frills to pay for. I think the sticker was about $30,400 and I paid about 2k less than that and got way more for my trade than I should have
I have put about 1800 miles on it so far. I do have a baby Niagra waterfall at the passenger side upper door to windshield frame area almost everytime it pours rain on it. Hopefully, this can be resolved on the first trip to the dealer service department. Then it will be....lets the mods begin!
Yesterday 09:08 PM
Dixie Red
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Originally Posted by geoff george View Post
First off thanks to everyone that answered about the springs. I have 13/56 guess I need to up them if I ever put anything on my jeep.
Now here are the pictures of my willys fire truck and willys jeep as well as my other two fire trucks.
Oh man that Willys firetruck! not to mention that JK. It looks like the softtop stepbrother of mine
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