Nwgs Jeep'n Thread

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by nwgs, May 20, 2007.

  1. Jeffy

    Jeffy Hmm...

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    Yeah, the WJ used it till 2004 but they had also been using the Powertech 4.7L since 1999. When the last 4.0L came off the time, it was their 5 millionth. Pretty amazing really.

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  2. Uneasy Rider

    Uneasy Rider The life of Riley

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    I've owned my 2010 Rubicon Unlimited since new. I have almost 50k miles and it doesn't use a drop of oil.
    It's been more reliable than my wife's Explorer.

    The problem with the Wrangler is the average age of the owner. They are commonly used and abused by clueless first time vehicle owners.

    Show me a high school kid who doesn't dream about owning one...
  3. XpressCS

    XpressCS Must. Have. Lumens..

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    It's not that, it's that Chrysler has stated that under normal operating conditions, the 3.8L is known to burn 1 quart of oil every 1000 miles.

    And you still have to hit it a bit harder than you would a 4.0, IMO, in order to go anywhere at a reasonable speed.

    You can see people talk of the oil burning issue here:

    http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/oilburningjeepwrangler/signatures/page/5

    Some more oil consumption BS:

    http://www.justanswer.com/chrysler/4hnab-chrysler-stow-amp-go-van-2008-chrysler-stow.html

    http://forum.chryslerminivan.net/showthread.php/19922-Burning-Oil

    http://jeepsunlimited.com/forums/showthread.php?t=530902

    etc etc
  4. SKT

    SKT Born II Ride

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    Very nice '7 w/ OG paint?

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  5. dox

    dox How much for the ape?

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    My 2007 JKU burns a rather excessive amount, probably 1/2 quart or more every 1000 miles.
  6. Chad_NC

    Chad_NC Long timer

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    My 08 JKU didn't use any oil at all in the 35k miles I put on it. It is not a fast vehicle for sure. It's not the most powerful for sure. I now have an 09 JKU that has 42k on it. Still no oil use. I change my oil religiously at 3-4k with synthetic oil. Have since new on both Jeeps. I wouldn't hesitate to drive across country in my JK, in fact I just about have 3 times. It's not great in any particular area but does ok in a bunch of areas. Getting stuck is something I have not done yet.


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  7. Range Motorsport

    Range Motorsport Junk collector

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    Why do people think it's a great achievement to drive across the country in a brand new car?
  8. XpressCS

    XpressCS Must. Have. Lumens..

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    I'd consider driving across the country in a stock 1st gen YJ to be a great achievement.
  9. longtallsally

    longtallsally Yeah I'm a chick

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    You mean like this?

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    Yep, did that in the middle of the summer in '05. This pic is in CO, but I'd come from Columbus, OH. I was missing AC, but with enough fluids, was not a big deal. The wind in KS on 70 was a bit much, though...

    Oh yeah, and a few weeks later did this with the same Jeep:

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    Made it the whole way through the Rubicon with no issues at all. Loved my YJ.
  10. duck851

    duck851 Been here awhile

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    Bought this poser mobile the other day. Can't wait to creep the mall. 2012 with 23k on it.


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  11. XpressCS

    XpressCS Must. Have. Lumens..

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    Nice. Towing a trailer too! I assume you have a 6 cylinder though.
  12. longtallsally

    longtallsally Yeah I'm a chick

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    No sir. 4 furious squirrels and 4.88s and full time lockers at both ends. It had rather "interesting" handling characteristics.

    Sometimes I miss that Jeep. Then I drive the JKUR or if I want to feel old school, our G Wagen, and I don't miss it quite as much. :)
  13. XpressCS

    XpressCS Must. Have. Lumens..

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    Even better!! :clap
  14. longtallsally

    longtallsally Yeah I'm a chick

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    Yeah, I was in tears the day the guy I sold it to loaded it on a trailer. We sold it just before going to Europe (made zero sense to take it or store it for that long).

    So, when we ordered the JKUR from Germany and had it delivered to my parent's house in OH, it was kinda cool to drive it cross country as well. Suffice it to say, it was a different experience. :D Although, I did include about 400 miles in off road from Denver into CA and even crossed into CA on a trail:

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    And although it was a couple months, we took this one on the Rubicon as well (same spots):

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  15. Stretch67

    Stretch67 Mad Scientist

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  16. RonS

    RonS Out there...

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    What winch do you have on that stock bumper and what mounting kit did you use?
  17. longtallsally

    longtallsally Yeah I'm a chick

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    Warn 9.5 cti and a Rock Hard plate. It was a couple hundred bucks I think- a lot cheaper than some of the ridiculousness from AEV for $1500. :eek1

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    Funniest part was that we never once spooled it out on the trail...
  18. KSJEEPER

    KSJEEPER Long timer

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    Per all the 4.0 discussion, I can honestly say that my 1998 4.0 XJ is the first vehicle I've had, where the miles piling up do not deter my faith in it one bit.

    I have about 180k on it, and wouldn't hesitate to rely on it for anything, anywhere, anytime.

    The 4.0 gives the feeling of the 'hammer'. So simple, that it just can't break. A hammer always works, and so does the 4.0.

    Trade-off, worst possible mileage for a small SUV. Most folks with some miles on their XJ 4.0's get real-world average mpg around 13.5mpg.
  19. RonS

    RonS Out there...

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    Yeah, I had one years ago on another jeep. Only time I ever used it was to help pull a guy out of a boat launch who had too big of a boat and too small of a truck. When you do need them though there is not much else that will do the job.
  20. Carlo Muro

    Carlo Muro SupercĂ zzola

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    :deal Truer words have yet to be spoken though I'm sure somebody will soon chime in to claim 23:lol3