Nwgs Jeep'n Thread

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

  1. OConnor

    OConnor Bad juju

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    I started looking at CJ5's but have found a couple TJ/LJ Rubicons that look good.
    Is the auto/manual just personal preference or was one or the other more durable? No rock crawling planned.
    Straight 6 of course.
    Check the frame as usual?
    Is the best info at wanglertjforum?
  2. Daniii

    Daniii geezer Super Supporter

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    CJ's are noticeably smaller. If you are tall, the TJ is probably a better choice.
  3. WVhillbilly

    WVhillbilly Long timer

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    You don't realize how small a CJ is until you put it next to a newer Jeep.
    Especially the older CJ 5 and such.
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  4. Karlfitt

    Karlfitt Long timer Supporter

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    Auto vs manual is personal preference.

    Although a lot of people say auto is better for off road.
    I still have a manual anyway.
  5. XpressCS

    XpressCS Must. Have. Lumens..

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    Seen as many manuals as auto's off road and I can tell you right now it doesn't make a single bit of difference. Pick what you like, shut up, and drive the fucker :lol3
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  6. XpressCS

    XpressCS Must. Have. Lumens..

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    Heard this happening plenty of times with anything with a key fob. Problem is, the remotes are RF and are subject to interference like every other wireless device out there. I remember a story of a lady that bought a shiny new Lexus that could not get the vehicle to start or even recognize the key fob when she was home, but worked everywhere else just fine. Several trips to the dealer later, a bright technician got the idea of maybe external interference. Something about a cell tower nearby swamping the RF spectrum the key fob operated on which caused the car to not see it.
  7. Kevm

    Kevm Eternal Optimist

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    Weird, before my JKU I had a Keyless ignition Juke and never had an issue. Even when the battery got weak placing it against the push button was enough to start it.

    Same with my wife's 2012 WK2, not a single issue of interference these past 7+ years.

    Not saying it can't happen obviously but wonder about the wherefores and whys.
  8. XpressCS

    XpressCS Must. Have. Lumens..

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    One thing is for certain, and that is nothing is certain :hide
  9. MotoBoss

    MotoBoss Go Ahead

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  10. SKT

    SKT Long timer

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  11. TheOtherBart

    TheOtherBart Long timer

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    My wife's 2014 JKU has started running rough this week, stumbling just a bit. No CEL yet. I know it's overdue for plugs and wires, anything else I should look at?
  12. Kevm

    Kevm Eternal Optimist

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    DAMN it's over 100k already? Holy crap.... I'm still in the 30's with my 16.
  13. Daniii

    Daniii geezer Super Supporter

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    I'm in the 30's with my '03 TJ. :lol3
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  14. UtahGuido

    UtahGuido Long timer Supporter

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    Just clocked over 34K on my '17. I've been using it a bit more than usual lately and the trip to Kansas added 2K. The warranty will be up soon. Eeek!
  15. Kevm

    Kevm Eternal Optimist

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    Ha ha, yeah, our OBX runs alone are ~800 miles in a week.

    That alone counts for something like 20% of total mileage so far. :-)
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    I’m thinking about one of 4x4 house rentals for Christmas this year. Haven’t been out there since high school (a long long time ago).
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  17. WVhillbilly

    WVhillbilly Long timer

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    Unless you have a lot of miles on it the plugs should be fine.
  18. Zuber

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    Still, pull them, gap them and put some moly grease on the threads.
  19. Karlfitt

    Karlfitt Long timer Supporter

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    Went down to Ouray for a few days.
    A bit of a delay in posting these up. I am getting going with a new computer and my FTP program gave me fits for a while.

    Started with Black Bear pass.

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    Then we moved on to Imogene

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    The next day we did the Alpine loop, Started with Cinnamon Pass

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    Then Engineer Pass

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    A side trip on Engineer was up to Goldconda bunk house (Or boarding house, not sure which)

    It is a long side trip but worth it, took this picture because the road just keeps climbing.

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    Elevation here is 12,400. Only 400 feet lower than the pass. The road kept going up, but by this time it was getting late and I didn't want to still be on dirt at dark or I would have climbed some more to see where it ended.


    Air compressor in one of the buildings.

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    Got all of the way home and this happened, broke my wheel.
    One of the bolts holding my brake caliper had fallen out, the upper one. I was backing into my friends driveway, I hit the brakes. I thought I hit something so I got out to walk around the Jeep. Nope nothing.
    Went to climb back in and the drivers front tire is flat.
    When I took the wheel off to put on the spare I saw why it happened. Ouch.

    Very lucky this didn't happen on the trail.

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  20. poppawheelie

    poppawheelie Long timer

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    Hope our 2013 runs forever. One key fits everything, hand crank windows. Doesn't leak a drop of water, and yes it's used. Been over class 5 passes around Ouray, did the White Rim Trail in Utah, up to Prudhoe Bay and back to PA. No lift, no mods.
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