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Today 09:04 AM
NoGaBiker
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Originally Posted by All Terrain JK View Post
On my TJs, previous and current, I use Redline MT90 in the AX15 and MTL in the NV3550 5 speeds. This significantly smoothes the shifting, especially 1st to 2nd gears, in these trans. I wonder if similar results would be seen in the JKs NSG 370 6 speed. Just thinking out loud.
I've used MT90 in sportscars before because it was "the thing" to use. Despite a strong "confirmation bias" desire on my part to experience even better shifting, I never could notice anything. BUT... these were cars that already shifted very smoothly. Perhaps there was little benefit to be had from new lube juice, but with a truck or Jeep it would make a big difference.

When I get around to needing to change it I'll give MT90 a try in the JK. But that'll be awhile.
Today 08:22 AM
All Terrain JK On my TJs, previous and current, I use Redline MT90 in the AX15 and MTL in the NV3550 5 speeds. This significantly smoothes the shifting, especially 1st to 2nd gears, in these trans. I wonder if similar results would be seen in the JKs NSG 370 6 speed. Just thinking out loud.
Today 07:35 AM
1monday theres this 80 year old woman that comes in the store...and she drives a canary yellow H3, she's the cutest thing! sure wish she'd bought a jeep instead
Today 07:27 AM
NoGaBiker
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Originally Posted by 1monday View Post
:...and I think you're right about Jeep cashing in on 'different', and so far i'd say it's working.
Couldn't agree more! It's working to the tune of the only vehicle I've ever heard of that has enjoyed nine (maybe more now) consecutive years of increased sales, across two models. I mean, seriously -- when do you ever hear of a MY 2014 vehicle significantly outselling the MY2007 version of the same thing? That's just crazy!
Today 07:22 AM
skooter
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Originally Posted by sincemyyouth View Post
Here's a look at my new Willys; just brought him home on Tuesday. Can't wait till I have a good block of time to give it the detailing it deserves, and start on the mods. Lots of boxes taking up space in the garage! If I can get a good chunk of work done tonight and tomorrow on my "real" job, the Willys work can begin first thing Sunday.
you have great taste :P
Today 07:22 AM
1monday
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Originally Posted by NoGaBiker View Post
But I thought this discussion was about the manual transmission? Which continues to be the worst one I've ever used.

But you'll recall that I merely expressed surprise at someone's comment that after you get used to it the 6 speed is super smooth. It is just not a smooth-shifting transmission compared to others out there. And I don't mean compared to the various CJ2s and 3s that people like to compare the JK to when any discussion of the JK's shortcomings rears its head.

Mornin Matt, i guess it's all relative...I've only driven other Jeeps and grain trucks...no sweet lil sports cars in my past...so Mr Porsche, you are allowed to compare, just know my vantage point is different...and I think you're right about Jeep cashing in on 'different', and so far i'd say it's working.
Today 07:21 AM
skooter
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Originally Posted by WillyWheeler View Post
New vanity plates came in today, what do you all think?
very nice!!
Today 07:03 AM
NoGaBiker
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Originally Posted by Pmryall View Post
did you try the other thing to where you turn on the ignition wait for the dash lights to go out then slowly depress the gas peddle, then slowly release the gas peddle. That along with turning off the HSA really changed the way the jeep responds. It drives just like the YJ now. (With a lot more power)
I went one better than that -- I dropped 300 clams on a SprintBooster. It really works to greatly improve throttle response.

But I thought this discussion was about the manual transmission? Which continues to be the worst one I've ever used.


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Originally Posted by 1monday View Post
apparently, I am the odd one here...ok, I know i've always been odd but...
I absolutely love the way the jeep shifts, ...Maybe I WANT it to shift like a truck...it fits the personality...or maybe I am just really good at shifting (haha, couldn't resist), or maybe i just don't know any better. ???
and I love the HSA too even though I pretty much live in flat land
I tend to agree with you to an extent -- part of the Wrangler's charm is that it does things differently than most other vehicles on the road (read: worse, in most cases.) But different feels fun to a lot of us. Tired of the same-ole same-ole. Wrestling a Wrangler's transmission into 2nd feels like you're doing something significant, like maybe world events hang on getting this right, like if you blow that shift the Tiger tank sitting 140 yards away is going to get his turret pivoted and you'll be toast. It has a monumental, I-just-accomplished-something-the-rest-of-the-world-couldn't-do feel to it.

But you'll recall that I merely expressed surprise at someone's comment that after you get used to it the 6 speed is super smooth. It is just not a smooth-shifting transmission compared to others out there. And I don't mean compared to the various CJ2s and 3s that people like to compare the JK to when any discussion of the JK's shortcomings rears its head.
Today 06:51 AM
NoGaBiker
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Originally Posted by roberthleeii View Post
There is a thread in the tech section about a tsb for over hating.
Won't do any good... Haters gonna hate.
Today 06:37 AM
Pmryall
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Originally Posted by Gary Stevens View Post
Thx and I will pull the springs and post tomorrow, how much is that stuff work? Forgot track bar was removed too. Would like to sell since they seem to be the same. What is it worth? Brand new any takers??
depends on the springs, I bought my 18/59 for $75. I've seen 19/60 go for $100/125 if you have 10 style springs I would bet you could get the $125 range perhaps. Just my guess.
Yesterday 09:12 PM
Gary Stevens Thx and I will pull the springs and post tomorrow, how much is that stuff work? Forgot track bar was removed too.
Would like to sell since they seem to be the same. What is it worth? Brand new any takers??
Yesterday 09:06 PM
ATG
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Originally Posted by SoCalRubicon View Post
Huh? See the shifter to the left of the main gear shift? That's where you select 4LO.
I think he was saying he would put it down into the numbers past drive on an automatic. The auto stick replaces that. And does it better. Also, those selections don't actually give you more power, they just prevent the automatic transmission from selecting the higher gears.
Yesterday 08:59 PM
ATG
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Originally Posted by BareBones13 View Post
I'm with you. Been driving manuals since my first car at age 16, a 1986 Maxima. Then moved to a 96 Tacoma, then an 06 Tacoma, and now the '15 JKU. I feel like the clutch pedal is BY FAR easier to press/depress then any of the others, and haven't had any issue getting in/out of any gear. I'm still getting used to the 3.73 gearing and 6 speed, but have the hang of it now. I like the way it shifts, and feels like a JEEP
'86, '96, '06, '15? You bought your Jeep a year too soon.
Yesterday 08:50 PM
Pmryall
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Originally Posted by Gary Stevens View Post
Is the Willy's springs and shocks the same as the Rubicon? The shocks look the same? I removed mine rubicon hard rock springs and shocks at the dealer before pickup and was going to give it to my friend with a new Willy's but it Ollison the same. I would sell them if it is the same. Any idea what it is worth? It was never driven.
the shocks are the same, and there are no rubicon/non rubicon springs. However the 10a springs were different. So I would guess the hard rock springs could also be different. If you tell us the numbers on the springs we can tell ya.
Yesterday 08:46 PM
Razer
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Originally Posted by ciarraikerry View Post
I don't have an auto in mine, but the auto can be shifted manually. I believe you pop the stick over to the left and tapping forward downshifts and reverse upshifts.

This, and it works great.
Yesterday 08:36 PM
Gary Stevens Is the Willy's springs and shocks the same as the Rubicon? The shocks look the same?
I removed mine rubicon hard rock springs and shocks at the dealer before pickup and was going to give it to my friend with a new Willy's but it Ollison the same.

I would sell them if it is the same. Any idea what it is worth? It was never driven.
Yesterday 08:27 PM
roberthleeii There is a thread in the tech section about a tsb for over hating. That said, you are probably fine.
Yesterday 08:22 PM
SoCalRubicon
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Originally Posted by Billetwillys View Post
So here is my question or maybe more of an issue I had. I have an automatic. I took a drive out to the country this weekend and was driving on some steep roads. Normally my temp gauge reads a little under the halfway point when hot. I had driven up a few steep hills in a row and noticed my temp was climbing. Nothing serious, just a little over halfway. When I would drive these hills with my Liberty I would just drop it down to the low drive to get a boost going up the hills but the wrangler does not have a low drive. Should I expect the temp to go up when driving steep hills or could there be an issue? Is there something I should be doing? Thanks for the help if anyone knows. I have found there are a lot of knowledgable people on this forum. That's why I am here.
Huh?

See the shifter to the left of the main gear shift? That's where you select 4LO.

Yesterday 08:09 PM
ciarraikerry
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Originally Posted by Billetwillys View Post
So here is my question or maybe more of an issue I had. I have an automatic. I took a drive out to the country this weekend and was driving on some steep roads. Normally my temp gauge reads a little under the halfway point when hot. I had driven up a few steep hills in a row and noticed my temp was climbing. Nothing serious, just a little over halfway. When I would drive these hills with my Liberty I would just drop it down to the low drive to get a boost going up the hills but the wrangler does not have a low drive. Should I expect the temp to go up when driving steep hills or could there be an issue? Is there something I should be doing? Thanks for the help if anyone knows. I have found there are a lot of knowledgable people on this forum. That's why I am here.
I don't have an auto in mine, but the auto can be shifted manually. I believe you pop the stick over to the left and tapping forward downshifts and reverse upshifts.
Yesterday 07:58 PM
Billetwillys So here is my question or maybe more of an issue I had. I have an automatic. I took a drive out to the country this weekend and was driving on some steep roads. Normally my temp gauge reads a little under the halfway point when hot. I had driven up a few steep hills in a row and noticed my temp was climbing. Nothing serious, just a little over halfway. When I would drive these hills with my Liberty I would just drop it down to the low drive to get a boost going up the hills but the wrangler does not have a low drive. Should I expect the temp to go up when driving steep hills or could there be an issue? Is there something I should be doing? Thanks for the help if anyone knows. I have found there are a lot of knowledgable people on this forum. That's why I am here.
Yesterday 07:32 PM
BareBones13
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Originally Posted by 1monday View Post
apparently, I am the odd one here...ok, I know i've always been odd but...
I absolutely love the way the jeep shifts, ...Maybe I WANT it to shift like a truck...it fits the personality...or maybe I am just really good at shifting (haha, couldn't resist), or maybe i just don't know any better. ???
and I love the HSA too even though I pretty much live in flat land
I'm with you. Been driving manuals since my first car at age 16, a 1986 Maxima. Then moved to a 96 Tacoma, then an 06 Tacoma, and now the '15 JKU. I feel like the clutch pedal is BY FAR easier to press/depress then any of the others, and haven't had any issue getting in/out of any gear.

I'm still getting used to the 3.73 gearing and 6 speed, but have the hang of it now. I like the way it shifts, and feels like a JEEP
Yesterday 07:29 PM
BareBones13
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Originally Posted by InfoJunkie View Post
I had a similar experience. I knew I was supposed to get the kit (per the Jeep website and this forum), didn't upon purchase and contacted the sales person regarding it. She said she didn't know anything about it, but upon contacting the parts department learned that ever JKWW comes with one. The dealer they transferred my Jeep from didn't have the kit so she ordered a new one for me. I got it a couple weeks later.
I got my kit the day I picked up my Jeep, although my salesman didn't know anything about it. I just asked him to direct me towards the parts department so I could pick it up and he walked with me. "learn something new every day". I believed him.
Yesterday 06:14 PM
GreenMachine13
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Originally Posted by willbarrow81 View Post
What is HSA? Im not sure i have a 6speed tranny though. Thanks, Will.
Stands for Hill Start Assist. Both the 5 speed automatic and the 6 speed manual have it. It keeps the vehicle from rolling in the undesired direction when on steep inclines.
Yesterday 06:09 PM
willbarrow81
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Originally Posted by papacub View Post

Very glad to hear this SoCal. I was hoping HSA does the trick off-road. Going on my first real trail ride Sunday. I'm probably the only one who likes HSA on roads, so I figure I'll love it on the trail.
What is HSA? Im not sure i have a 6speed tranny though. Thanks, Will.
Yesterday 05:54 PM
willbarrow81
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Originally Posted by WillyWheeler View Post
New vanity plates came in today, what do you all think?
Really cool!
09-20-2014 08:32 PM
WillysGal
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Originally Posted by WillyWheeler View Post
New vanity plates came in today, what do you all think?
Very nice!
09-20-2014 06:41 PM
WillyWheeler New vanity plates came in today, what do you all think?
09-20-2014 05:16 PM
keviper1
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Originally Posted by chargermop View Post
Trust me the salesman has no clue you'll find more up to date information here than you'll ever get from a salesman sorry 99.999% completely clueless.
And to add to that. Jeep releases information on new models (now would be the '16) about 2 weeks before it becomes public knowledge to dealers. Jeep has always been incredibly tight lipped on special editions and will continue to be in the future.

If I were to guess, based on how many people are in club willys in the forum alone, the WILLYS model might be the next Freedom edition where we see it return every year.
09-20-2014 04:06 PM
kspageddie Hit 1000 miles today and celebrated by putting the top back and taking the doors off...

09-20-2014 01:52 PM
InfoJunkie
jkww free trail kit

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Originally Posted by Cens View Post
Thanks for this post! I didn't get my trail kit when I purchased my WW last weekend. Called down to the dealer parts department this morning and tracked it down without hassle. The parts manager told me that the salesperson is supposed to get the kit at sale. Right. As if your average CJDR salesperson is going to remember every random special edition item that might be out there. Sounds like something the sales manager should be tracking instead.

Chris
I had a similar experience. I knew I was supposed to get the kit (per the Jeep website and this forum), didn't upon purchase and contacted the sales person regarding it. She said she didn't know anything about it, but upon contacting the parts department learned that ever JKWW comes with one. The dealer they transferred my Jeep from didn't have the kit so she ordered a new one for me. I got it a couple weeks later.
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