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Old 06-05-2011, 11:44 PM
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Congrats! I know it has been a long wait. I certainly couldn't do it...that is why I found one on the lot
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Congrats what a party yesterday was for you!!!! Enjoy and read up, it is hte same thing my wife told me about hers. Glad you got it and enjoying it. Have fun and keep the updates coming.
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Candy - looks like your patience has been rewarded. What a beautiful Jeep. Best of luck!!
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Thank you all so much!!! It is absolutely incredible!!!! My friends loved it! This is one fantastic vehicle!!! Am I repeating myself???? lol.

So glad to hear that the wiring issue is not a worry for me. A question. How long would the break in period be and how do I drive it? I have been trying to keep it at varying speeds, no more than 55mph. I have nearly 100 miles on it. Thanks for the info!
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Thank you all so much!!! It is absolutely incredible!!!! My friends loved it! This is one fantastic vehicle!!! Am I repeating myself???? lol.

So glad to hear that the wiring issue is not a worry for me. A question. How long would the break in period be and how do I drive it? I have been trying to keep it at varying speeds, no more than 55mph. I have nearly 100 miles on it. Thanks for the info!
Regarding break in period. Personally, I've always done the following with all of my vehicles and toys (it is supposed to help seat the piston rings). First you always want to warm up your motor and drive train to operating temps. Never put too much stress on the motor or drive train in lower gears. As you mentioned, vary your speed and throttle often. When in a higher gear, say 2nd or 3rd and RPMs at or above 3000 (so transmission does not shift down to a lower gear), slowly press the gas pedal all the way to the floor and leave it there until it's illegal. Then take your foot off of the throttle and let your vehicle slow down with the engine compression only. Do this several times. They say it is best to do this with as few miles/hours on the motor as possible. Visit the following site and draw your own conclusions: http://www.mototuneusa.com/break_in_secrets.htm

I am not a mechanic, but have done a lot of research on this topic. Also, apparently now some manufacturers are even including a variation of this technique in there owner manuals, as part of the break in procedure.

Do a search on this topic. You'll read different opinions on this. Please do your own research and draw your own conclusions.

Good luck with your new machine!
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Old 06-06-2011, 09:24 AM
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Candy Girl, is it a Stone white limited? that's exactly what i want!! It's beautiful!! Congrats!!
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^^^ 4x4 Overland per the badges on the rear photo.
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Candy Girl - We are so happy for you! At lot of us on the forum have noted your l-o-n-g wait and patience. You now deserve a glitch-free driving experience for a long time.

Regarding changing how you exit due to the steps - I wouldn't worry about it and here's why: Although you might change how you enter and exit the vehicle, you'll only "think about it" for maybe a week - then it will become so routine you won't notice (or mind.) Our brains are funny that way.

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Congrats on your new ride. Looks great, I love the saddle interior.

Now stop typing and get some miles and mud on that thing! :-)

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Congrats Candy Girl!!! That's one good looking WK2 you've got there. My commendation for your patience through the long wait. Now get out there and rack up some mileage!!! Enjoy!!
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Thanks again! I can't say enough good things about this vehicle!!! It is fantastic!!! The more I drive it, the more I love it!!! I looked at it a bit more today. I do not find anything wrong with it yet. I do have a question. How many Trail Rated badges should the vehicle have? I have one-on the drivers side. Should there be one on the passenger side?

JVBW0527- It is an Overland as Dan pointed out. I think you may get more for your money with the Overland as many things come with it as standard that you might have to buy extra with the limited. But, you might want to check this to be sure.

Netcoolery, you are right. I am getting used to getting in and out with less thought everytime. I guess we human can adapt to many things fairly quickly.
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^^^ Just one trail rated badge on the driver's side.....
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