What did you do to your jeep today?

Discussion in 'KJ General Discussion' started by TheQ, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. Birdman330

    Birdman330 Full Access Member

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    In general the RAV isn't a bad little SUV/CUV my father in law had one and I didn't mind it. He traded it for a Honda. I don't mind the looks of the new ones actually but I won't go down in size again.
     
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    Need the weather to stop with the spitty rains, so I can take the cover off and drive it.
     
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    HoosierJeeper Gold Supporter/Admin Staff Member Administrator

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    Last night: drove it to the Jeep dealer, signed papers for a new Jeep. KJ can now relax and not be a DD anymore... after 205k miles I think it's okay to let it retire a bit. Won't need to drive the KJ in the snow anymore!
     
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    HoosierJeeper Gold Supporter/Admin Staff Member Administrator

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    Here's the new Jeep!
     

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    The Italian Jeep.
     
  6. LibertyTC

    LibertyTC Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Looks like HJ has been scoping out a new Jeep, like a Hawk ! ha ha..
    Very nice, leather, many modern conveniences, what else can you tell us about your new jeep? :)
     
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    Is not REAL jeep! :D
     
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    It's got the new 1.3L turbo. The steering feels like the KJ, pretty heavy and direct. The KL steering is a lot lighter. It rides smooth, about as good as the KJ so that's nice. MPG now is 25. It's got skid plates and tow hooks. I really love it! The seating position is great, feels like how the Commanders used to. It's actually my son's. Has lots of cool tech for the phones, but it feels like a Jeep to me. More so than the Cherokee.
     
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    People say the same about KJ's. The question is what is a "REAL" Jeep and how long ago was the last one made?
     
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    180HP, 25 Mpg sounds good, I am sure your son will like it very much. Looks like an auto, what transmission, how many speeds are in there?
     
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    It's got the 9 speed, same as the Cherokee. It's 180hp and 210 ftlbs torque, very flat torque curve. From 1700RPM on up you're at peak torque.
     
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    Did a little maintenance today.

    Replaced dirty cabin filters with new ones.
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    If you need motivation to check your cabin filters, here it is. 12,000 miles on these, which is the recommended replacement interval. Maybe that's too long!
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    Replaced broken windshield washer nozzles with new.
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    Not being able to clean the windshield for the last week has been annoying. Also, the misfires caused by spraying washer fluid on the engine were not the most fun I've had.

    Here's the new. Looks like a shinier black plastic than the original matte black units.
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    LibertyTC Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    What was the part # for nozzles?
    Your cabin filter is really dirty by the looks of it.
     
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    For all the KK owners , check your cabin filters
    For the KJ owners just skip that post LOL
     
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    Ya Kj only wishes it could have one !
     
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    KJ's are "girly" Jeeps... but, they're still JEEPS! :D
    At least 1 axle is solid.
    These new rebadged Fiats are just... meh. When one of them punches way above it's weight class, I'll give it some begrudging respect.

    (note: all of this in jest. You do you, and spend your money how you like. :D)
     
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    picked up kitty litter.

    40 50# bags. should last me 2.5 years :D

    eta: something weird is going on; image shows up in editor, but not in post. If anyone else has this problem, let me know. I'm curious.
     
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    WK2 is a Mercedes so....
     
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    When I reply to your post, I can see the quoted image, but I can't see it in either your post or in mine.
     
  20. ltd02

    ltd02 Comfortably numb KJ Supporting Member

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    Same here.

    You clearly need a bigger trailer.