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Today 10:10 AM
WillyWheeler
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Originally Posted by StarBrite View Post
Just FYI. We've had the hinge issue on both our 2013 and 2014. Mike's actually had his fixed a year ago, but they didn't fix it correctly, so it had to go back in three weeks ago. I didn't think to take pictures the first time, but this is what it looked like before we took it in this time: Those bubbles actually cracked through the clear coat and corroded down into the doors, so they had to fix the corrosion and paint the entire doors. Mine isn't as bad, but you can tell it's coming, so it's going in to be fixed so I won't have to deal with any more issues later. If you look above the right hand bolt on the hinge, you can see a tiny bubble starting to form. There was a TSB for this issue in 2007-08, but they have never reissued for later years, even though it's still built the same way.
UGH!! That's what I'm worried about, is it going to look all jacked up when they try and fix it...but I also can't leave it the way it is either. Did you have any issues with getting the approval to get it fixed?
Yesterday 10:09 PM
TexanJK
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Originally Posted by StarBrite View Post
For what it's worth, gang...

When you link to a youtube video, if you take out the S in the https:, the video will show up in the forum page correctly. I go through and edit them when I see them, but if you take the S out yourself, everyone will be able to see it correctly.

Just thought you might like to know.
Awesome, sorry for highjacking the thread for a second....

But now lets get back to talking about Willys!
Yesterday 09:25 PM
StarBrite For what it's worth, gang...

When you link to a youtube video, if you take out the S in the https:, the video will show up in the forum page correctly. I go through and edit them when I see them, but if you take the S out yourself, everyone will be able to see it correctly.

Just thought you might like to know.
Yesterday 07:50 PM
NoGaBiker Hmmm... works fine for me even on my iPad, but if you're having trouble, Google

"Hand siping a mud tire with an Ideal tire groover."
Yesterday 06:11 PM
Digger70 I'm on my PC and I'm able to click it and watch it right here.
Yesterday 05:47 PM
TexanJK
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Originally Posted by NoGaBiker View Post
And props (is that still a word???) to Digger for posting this up in his build thread. I saw it last night and ordered one today. $75 delivered on Amazon. Here's a video on the process. This guy talks a long time about why you sipe, what siping means, tensions in the Middle East, the development of languages in the Fertile Crescent, diasporan peoples of sub-Saharan Africa and a few other things, but about the last 2 minutes show the actual process if you want to fast forward. Looks incredibly simple, albeit a bit time consuming.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZC2eosozr8
When i try to watch a video posted it takes me to this http://<div%20style='text-align:%20center;%20margin:%2020px;'>%0A%09<table%2 0summary='table'%20class='tborder'%20align='center '%20border='0'%20cellpadding='6'%20cellspacing='1' %20width='1'%20style='margin:%20auto;'>%0A%09%09<t head>%0A%09%09%09<tr>%0A%09%09%09%09<td%20class='t cat'%20colspan='2'><a%20href='http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZC2eosozr8'%20target='_blank'>https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZC2eosozr8</a></td>%20%0A%09%09%09</tr>%20%0A%09%09</thead>%0A%09%09<tbody>%20%0A%09%09%09<tr>%20%0A%09 %09%09%09<td%20class='alt1'><object%20width= How do I fix this problem?
Yesterday 05:38 PM
Digger70
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Originally Posted by NoGaBiker View Post
And props (is that still a word???) to Digger for posting this up in his build thread. I saw it last night and ordered one today. $75 delivered on Amazon. Here's a video on the process. This guy talks a long time about why you sipe, what siping means, tensions in the Middle East, the development of languages in the Fertile Crescent, diasporan peoples of sub-Saharan Africa and a few other things, but about the last 2 minutes show the actual process if you want to fast forward. Looks incredibly simple, albeit a bit time consuming.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZC2eosozr8
Thanks, that was the first video I saw a couple of months ago when I was considering doing the work myself. I was able to do the work without removing the tires/wheels since I have the 18/60 springs so removing them would make it more time consuming.
Yesterday 05:10 PM
HardEcho3
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Originally Posted by GoRavens View Post
Color looks spot on. What color/brand/type of paint did you use? Did you just tape things off?
I used a rustoleum primer, and a can of high performance enamel, regal red. Both purchased at my local Menards. I took them off, gave them a light sanding, primed them, and a few coats of paint...
The regal red was rustoleum brand as well...
Yesterday 05:00 PM
AF04DAD
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Originally Posted by NCBuckeye View Post
I posted over in the waiting room, but I'll put them here too, since I'm officially in the club! It's been worth the wait- many thanks to the members of this forum!!
Looks great - Congrats
Yesterday 04:45 PM
NoGaBiker And props (is that still a word???) to Digger for posting this up in his build thread. I saw it last night and ordered one today. $75 delivered on Amazon. Here's a video on the process. This guy talks a long time about why you sipe, what siping means, tensions in the Middle East, the development of languages in the Fertile Crescent, diasporan peoples of sub-Saharan Africa and a few other things, but about the last 2 minutes show the actual process if you want to fast forward. Looks incredibly simple, albeit a bit time consuming.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZC2eosozr8
Yesterday 03:37 PM
Digger70 Instead of buying new tires that are siped/grooved for better traction, I bought an Ideal Tire Groover on ebay and grooved/siped them myself yesterday. I did the actual siping after the pic was taken and they're hard to see anyway because the sipes are very thin. I'm happy with the results and happy that I now have more traction with the BFG KM's. There's more info on my build thread (in my sig) about it including links. It was super easy to do.
Yesterday 12:54 PM
Pmryall If you bought a willys at hall Chrysler jeep in virginia beach and didn't get your recovery kit, they are selling it on E-bay. Starting bid $65. LoL
Yesterday 11:46 AM
1monday Looooove the white...so what's the very FIRST thing you're gonna do to her? decals? Seat covers? Lift? Tell us the plan!
Yesterday 11:43 AM
NCBuckeye
Official Pics

I posted over in the waiting room, but I'll put them here too, since I'm officially in the club! It's been worth the wait- many thanks to the members of this forum!!
Yesterday 10:35 AM
StarBrite
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Originally Posted by nogabiker View Post
^sexy gams!
Yesterday 10:04 AM
chargermop
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Originally Posted by Black Willys View Post

Charger. What lift did you do? 2.5?
Here's what I did a Teraflex 2.5 spring lift without shocks I also added 1 inch front Teraflex spacers and half inch rear Teraflex spacers to compensate for the bumpers front and rear as well as the winch. The shocks are Bilstein 5100 series and AEV correction brackets with a Rock Krawler adjustable front track bar. I ended up with about a quarter inch higher in the rear witches is close to level as I could have hoped for not a big fan of the rake. And the beautiful part is it drives just the same as it did before couldn't of asked for better result.
Yesterday 09:51 AM
Black Willys
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Originally Posted by chargermop View Post
Who says jeep has to be dirty.
Charger. What lift did you do? 2.5?
Yesterday 09:47 AM
GoRavens
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Originally Posted by HardEcho3 View Post
I painted mine, and they turned out great.
Color looks spot on. What color/brand/type of paint did you use? Did you just tape things off?
Yesterday 09:30 AM
ARWillys
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Originally Posted by AGS View Post
Do you recall what you started from? Mine are 13/56 from the factory. Any change in ride quality?
I believe I was at 13/54
Yesterday 09:23 AM
NoGaBiker ^Sexy gams!
Yesterday 08:55 AM
StarBrite
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Originally Posted by WillyWheeler View Post
Thanks for checking it out. I called the dealership yesterday, will be taking it in next week to have the service manager look at it and take pics to submit to Chrysler.
Just FYI. We've had the hinge issue on both our 2013 and 2014. Mike's actually had his fixed a year ago, but they didn't fix it correctly, so it had to go back in three weeks ago. I didn't think to take pictures the first time, but this is what it looked like before we took it in this time:



Those bubbles actually cracked through the clear coat and corroded down into the doors, so they had to fix the corrosion and paint the entire doors.

Mine isn't as bad, but you can tell it's coming, so it's going in to be fixed so I won't have to deal with any more issues later.



If you look above the right hand bolt on the hinge, you can see a tiny bubble starting to form.

There was a TSB for this issue in 2007-08, but they have never reissued for later years, even though it's still built the same way.
Yesterday 08:41 AM
WillyWheeler
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Originally Posted by All Terrain JK View Post
I inspected the hinge areas on both my '15 and wife's '14 and neither had flaws on the doors or hood.
Thanks for checking it out. I called the dealership yesterday, will be taking it in next week to have the service manager look at it and take pics to submit to Chrysler.
Yesterday 08:40 AM
chargermop Who says jeep has to be dirty.
Yesterday 06:23 AM
All Terrain JK
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Originally Posted by new to jeep View Post

I saw that condition on several '14's I have seen on the lot, I believe it's mainly due to the fact that the doors are painted with the hinges installed, so it's very easy to miss that spot. These being robot painted, I would assume them all to be in the same condition, just more notorious on the darker colors.. I might be wrong though.

I am curious if the new paint process for the '15's exhibit this same condition... Any '15 owner want to chime in on the paint condition right behind the door hinge?
I inspected the hinge areas on both my '15 and wife's '14 and neither had flaws on the doors or hood.
Yesterday 04:51 AM
AGS
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Originally Posted by ARWillys View Post
Thanks! Yeah I put in JKU coil springs. 17/59 I think? I got 2" from that. Spray painted the hooks and baked them for an hour to really cure the paint.
Do you recall what you started from? Mine are 13/56 from the factory. Any change in ride quality?
Yesterday 04:36 AM
HardEcho3
Quote:
Originally Posted by AGS View Post
Your Willys looks great. Did you add a lift kit or do a spring swap? I've been debating the Rubicon X treatment to the tow hooks as well - did you paint or powder coat? Thanks!
I painted mine, and they turned out great.
08-18-2014 10:07 PM
ARWillys Big Jeep event this past weekend benefiting kids who are burn victims. Loaded up kids and took them out on the trails. Afterwards, I earned another Jeep Badge of Honor (google it!) on Rubicon Ridge. Great weekend!
08-18-2014 09:55 PM
ARWillys
Quote:
Originally Posted by AGS View Post
Your Willys looks great. Did you add a lift kit or do a spring swap? I've been debating the Rubicon X treatment to the tow hooks as well - did you paint or powder coat? Thanks!
Thanks! Yeah I put in JKU coil springs. 17/59 I think? I got 2" from that. Spray painted the hooks and baked them for an hour to really cure the paint.
08-18-2014 09:36 PM
DonJulio
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Originally Posted by silverlu View Post
My new 2015 Willy's arrived Thursday!

Attachment 1404218
Sweet ride and congrats! How's the new radio sound?
08-18-2014 08:36 PM
1monday
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Originally Posted by NoGaBiker View Post
I would say till it starts raining.
hahahahaha...always a funny guy...oh look, his tires are round!
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