I don't care what anyone else says. I know for a fact that my Jeep runs like absolute dog shit on 87, and so I switched to 91. World of difference.
I have tried going back to 87 for a couple tanks, and same result. 87 pings and knocks all over the place. Maybe others don't actually have...
Try waving in Hawaii from a rental Jeep while on vacation. I swear I waved hundreds of times, and didn't so much as get a single wave back. And Hawaii is covered in Wranglers. This was the island of Kauai.
This thread has just convinced me not to trade in my 3.6 Manual for a 2.0 Auto, if people are really only seeing 13-17 MPG on a stock Jeep. 17 MPG I can live with in a Jeep that is lifted 3" and has 37" tires. Not so much on a stock Jeep.
That's interesting. I wonder why you would need to adjust the shift cable for a clutch replacement on a hydraulic clutch?
The more I read about the clutch in the JL, the less I like it. =) Still can't believe they didn't use a pilot bearing.
Did you ever figure out what the nose was? Mine does it as well, but it does it in 4H and even 2H as well. Particularly at slow speeds when the engine surges.
I made another post about it with a video of the sound here...
Does everyone's Rubicon transfer case make this much noise?
I made a video of me pushing and pulling on the front bumper, and you can hear it clanking loudly. It also does this every time I shift (manual transmission). But the noise appears to be coming from lash/slack/slop in the transfer...
Vette or used Porsche 911. The Porsche is simply an amazing feat of engineering in every way. Jaw droppingly good.
Test drive one if you haven't already.
The nice thing about the Porsches is you can keep them for a long time and they won't look dated. Whereas the design of the Vettes don't...
Driving up the mountains with the family loaded in, and 300 lbs of crap in the back reminded me just how bad that engine sucks wind. Completely gutless below 3000 RPM.
I drive a manual with 35s and 4.88 gears, but had to keep it in 4th for most of the drive up, and wind it out to maintain momentum.