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Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 08-10-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,139
Posted By marc1230
Oh The Horror!

I recently had the bright idea to rent a Wrangler in Maui, big mistake.

I should have known that having a different driver every week with most of them having no idea how to lower a soft top or...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 07-13-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,393
Posted By marc1230
it's impressive that you want something and you...

it's impressive that you want something and you plan forward on how to get it.
I would warn against spending too much. Jeeps have maintenance needs and like all vehicles will have repairs from time...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 06-04-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,253
Posted By marc1230
I've posted this comment before, but here goes: ...

I've posted this comment before, but here goes:

When I explained to my wife all of the great things you can do with a Jeep - Hardtop, soft top, top off, top down, spider shade, doors on, doors...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 06-03-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By marc1230
I drove 8000 miles from Chicago to LA and back,...

I drove 8000 miles from Chicago to LA and back, westbound to the north through S. Dakota and Montana, down to Yellowstone and over to California, then back thru Utah and Colorado.

What you bring...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 06-01-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 354
Posted By marc1230
If i understand correctly, you are trying to take...

If i understand correctly, you are trying to take down the soft top?
Make sure you press the release tabs that hold the side rods in the channels above the doors
This and releasing the latches from...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 05-17-2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 482
Posted By marc1230
That's the way to go - tried it today Works...

That's the way to go - tried it today
Works great over the SpiderShade
Thx
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 05-16-2013, 09:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,564
Posted By marc1230
Jeep dealers will make you a spare key - it's not...

Jeep dealers will make you a spare key - it's not expensive at all, but.
The key is only good for the locks, not the ignition, I was told if you try to start the car with it - you might disable the...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 05-06-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 12,216
Posted By marc1230
I got the Rubi so I wouldn't have Jeep envy at...

I got the Rubi so I wouldn't have Jeep envy at most traffic lights.

Seriously though, for me it was a mixture of "I can afford it" and "I won't do these mods by myself" and "I might use these...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 05-02-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 743
Posted By marc1230
maybe by 1/2 inch because it makes the "roof" in...

maybe by 1/2 inch because it makes the "roof" in line with the footman's loops

it also can touch rear tall passengers heads, since it hugs/wraps down along the rollbars
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 05-02-2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 482
Posted By marc1230
I restored everything last night due to rain...

I restored everything last night due to rain forecast for the next 4 days. It took about 20 mins by myself. The biggest pain is putting up the soft top over the spider shade, you really need 2 people...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 05-02-2013, 07:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 422
Posted By marc1230
A/C light

When I turned on my A/C this week, the light on the A/C dial blinked twice and stayed off . The A/C itself went on, this is all with the auto temp control option. This comes after I had a minor...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 05-01-2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 482
Posted By marc1230
243834

243834
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 04-28-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 482
Posted By marc1230
Rites of Spring

well spring looks like it is here to stay now.

this afternoon I swapped tops, hardtop off, soft top on.

hardest part was removing the electrical connection to the hardtop

everything else...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 04-27-2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 19,340
Posted By marc1230
I drove my '12 JKR 4.10 cross country last year...

I drove my '12 JKR 4.10 cross country last year and stopped in umpteen national parks and even did some trails in Moab. I averaged 18+ mpg overall, and consistently was at 21.x on the highway. For a...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 04-08-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,864
Posted By marc1230
The shade is good - if you have tall back seat...

The shade is good - if you have tall back seat riders (JK) it will touch the back of their heads and annoy them. I had it on last summer - didn't remove it when putting up the soft top. It does...
Forum: WF Community Announcements 04-07-2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,461
Posted By marc1230
Bad News - Local Jeeper Killed

This accident occurred a couple days ago in Northern Illinois

A local Wrangler owner was killed. I heard he had planned a trip this summer to Jeep Jamboree in Colorado.


1 Dead, Kids OK After...
Forum: Illinois Jeep Forum 03-31-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By marc1230
Pat at Fields - You can't go wrong with Pat

Pat at Fields - You can't go wrong with Pat
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 03-31-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,487
Posted By marc1230
+1 for Pat at Fields - Tennessee ain't so far...

+1 for Pat at Fields - Tennessee ain't so far...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 03-30-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 744
Posted By marc1230
To get a great price, join "Tread Lightly" - they...

To get a great price, join "Tread Lightly" - they have a deal with Chrysler to give you 1% under invoice.
I'd stay away from painted fenders. Higher gear ratio gives you a bit more pickup at the...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 03-30-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,814
Posted By marc1230
you have to undo 3 bolts on each side of the JK ,...

you have to undo 3 bolts on each side of the JK , remove the freedom panels, disconnect the wiper fluid and power to the rear wiper, and then lift off the hardtop

Since it is spring, I'd say just...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 02-28-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,987
Posted By marc1230
Apologies to divert this thread with a response...

Apologies to divert this thread with a response to a political comment, but , alas, I can't resist.

From a straight economics standpoint, gas is artificially cheap in the USA, yes it is. Jeeps are...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 02-15-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,982
Posted By marc1230
depending on where you live - consider the heated...

depending on where you live - consider the heated seat option

also - I'd say no to the painted top - I don't like the look

re all the AEV options - personally seems like a lots of cash...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 02-09-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,792
Posted By marc1230
thanks joe - that's what i was looking for

thanks joe - that's what i was looking for
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 02-09-2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,792
Posted By marc1230
I don't need it on dry roads, it's just there are...

I don't need it on dry roads, it's just there are times when the side streets are snow filled, and the main streets are clear. switching back and forth is a pain, you don't really know beforehand...
Forum: JK General Discussion Forum 02-09-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,792
Posted By marc1230
4WD question

I love my Jeep! I'm curious though, my old Subaru has AWD all the time, why with the Jeep do people recommend 4WD only on wet/soft/sloppy/rocky surfaces and not dry asphalt? I'm sure there is a good...
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