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Forum: Wrangler-JK 07-10-2014, 09:31 AM
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Views: 264,920
Posted By barnettdlb
Re: 2015 Wrangler Information Thread

My guess on red leather... don't hold your breath for Jeep to do it.

I have seen Katzkin seats put on here locally that look very factory-ish.

Jeep could start a deal like Chevy does with the...
Forum: Wrangler-JK 07-10-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 1,873
Views: 264,920
Posted By barnettdlb
Re: 2015 Wrangler Information Thread

I am guessing the 430 is "nav ready"... usually dealers quote $500 to load nav software in it.

IMHO if Navi is a big consideration skip the Sport S and go to the Sahara... 1. because the $$...
Forum: Wrangler-JK 07-08-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,837
Posted By barnettdlb
Re: JK Wrangler manual transmission

Going to a diesel is a legit reason to talk about manual Ts
Forum: Wrangler-JK 07-08-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 475
Posted By barnettdlb
Re: Tire size

Go to a few reputable tire companies and ask what they will do. I suspect up two sizes max. The OE on standard Rubicons equates to about 32s. If you go beyond 34/35 it might look funny and not be...
Forum: Wrangler-JK 06-30-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,837
Posted By barnettdlb
Re: JK Wrangler manual transmission

keeping in mind that these transmissions have been produced for a long time, there are a lot of repair parts available for them, so I don't believe the 370 transmission is any more expensive then any...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 06-30-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,594
Posted By barnettdlb
Re: 2015 Jeep Cherokee KL - Features, Options and Pricing

...and yet it does... the mystery of it all!
Forum: Wrangler-JK 06-29-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,837
Posted By barnettdlb
Re: JK Wrangler manual transmission

The 6 speed is a utilitarian workhorse. It is reliable and rugged. "It is not smooth with tight throws". It feels old school to me and because I loved my two previous manual CJ7s and how they...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 06-28-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,594
Posted By barnettdlb
Re: 2015 Jeep Cherokee KL - Features, Options and Pricing

A/C... modern cars usually have electric fans now so the car can maintain airflow through the grill even with the engine stopped...
the heater will still have to depend on the engine.
Forum: Wrangler-JK 06-24-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 1,873
Views: 264,920
Posted By barnettdlb
Re: 2015 Wrangler Information Thread

I lived in the Mojave Desert for 4 years... I get your drift. Too bad JKs do not have light interiors anymore.
Forum: Wrangler-JK 06-24-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 1,873
Views: 264,920
Posted By barnettdlb
Re: 2015 Wrangler Information Thread

I live in So Florida. I have an old slow 08 white with khaki interior, cloth. It is pleasant to be in.
I don't like leather in hot weather with one notable exception. My wife's 2011 GC overland...
Forum: Wrangler-JK 06-24-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 1,873
Views: 264,920
Posted By barnettdlb
Re: 2015 Wrangler Information Thread

"Legally"? That is "Laughable" Yep one less to deal with.
Forum: Wrangler-JK 06-24-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 609
Posted By barnettdlb
Re: Rear seat recline kit?

that's all I've seen as well. It seems like Jeep could make a rear seat with some type of recline / seat back adjuster on it.
Forum: Wrangler-JK 06-24-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 1,873
Views: 264,920
Posted By barnettdlb
Re: 2015 Wrangler Information Thread

Red Interior. Just some thoughts.
Non HR/X Rubi's can be had without leather.

I saw an Anvil Rubi a few weeks ago, not a 10A, with red leather seats by Katzkin... looked OE at the dealer.
...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 06-24-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 808
Posted By barnettdlb
Re: 2015 limited

"increased mpg"... I seen that comment several times now. Would like to see if Jeep asks for EPA to re-evaluate it now (even Consumer Reports).
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 06-24-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 808
Posted By barnettdlb
Re: 2015 limited

Stiffness is sort of opinion. I test drove ADII Cherokees and a TH and they all pretty cushy compared to my JK. Of course those leather seats are great.

If you want a soft suspension get one...
Forum: Wrangler-JK 06-24-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 1,873
Views: 264,920
Posted By barnettdlb
Re: 2015 Wrangler Information Thread

:thumbsup:

You expected different?

If you want more than a corporate discount you will have to negotiate. They don't willing drop anything on a JK.
Forum: Wrangler-JK 06-24-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,322
Posted By barnettdlb
Re: Any other Wrangler owners?

4x4 was standard for it's base price and the vast majority were built that way... 2wd had a separate base price. I bought an 08 (4x4, 6 speed, Unlimited) brand new in October 07 and studied them a...
Forum: Wrangler-JK 06-24-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,837
Posted By barnettdlb
Re: JK Wrangler manual transmission

The source of the Tranny is not driving the price of the JK or the former DM connection... it is the market... people will actually pay the jacked up prices on the new JKs and trade them back in...
Forum: Wrangler-JK 06-23-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 800
Posted By barnettdlb
Re: Engine 3.8

I have an 08 X with S package (now called Sport S).

It came with 3.21 gears and I just turned it in to get 4.10s. I went from the stock 16" wheel with OE 31s to 18" with BFG Rugged Terrain LT...
Forum: Wrangler-JK 06-21-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,837
Posted By barnettdlb
Re: JK Wrangler manual transmission

"The Chrysler NSG370 is a six-speed overdrive manual transmission (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manual_transmission) sourced from Mercedes (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercedes-Benz) and built in...
Forum: Wrangler-JK 06-21-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 800
Posted By barnettdlb
Re: Engine 3.8

The last 3.8s were 2011. If you shop carefully you can probably get a good indication of whether the engine is fine or not. The warranties are 5 year/60k power train so you can buy with some...
Forum: Wrangler-JK 06-21-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,304
Posted By barnettdlb
Re: Don't know if i should buy a wrangler.

To get to the point of NYC and my two cents.

If 90% of your life is urban/downtown I don't see the point in a Wrangler.

Wranglers - I love them... I own one... I live in suburban stick-ville...
Forum: Wrangler-JK 06-21-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 800
Posted By barnettdlb
Re: Engine 3.8

I have an 08 3.8 with close to 90k. No oil issues. I get $19.99 specials from the dealer and have them change it.

Some people have complained about 3.8 oil burners and there are some but I...
Forum: Wrangler-JK 06-19-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,133
Posted By barnettdlb
Re: 2017 Wrangler Redesign!

I am hoping the 75th Anniversary Wrangler is as cool as the 10A Rubicon... I am getting an Anniversary Wrangler...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 06-13-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,594
Posted By barnettdlb
Re: 2015 Jeep Cherokee KL - Features, Options and Pricing

the last thing I heard a long time ago was beginning this July... but
Forum: Wrangler-JK 06-13-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 1,873
Views: 264,920
Posted By barnettdlb
Re: 2015 Wrangler Information Thread

Those come with the 50 cal mount
Forum: Wrangler-JK 06-13-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 1,873
Views: 264,920
Posted By barnettdlb
Re: 2015 Wrangler Information Thread

Military Tank.

Order a Willys version in Tank. Good start on a retro looking vehicle but with a lot of good "guts" underneath without the Rubi cost.

If you are a hard core wheeler then...
...
Forum: Wrangler-JK 06-13-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 1,873
Views: 264,920
Posted By barnettdlb
Re: 2015 Wrangler Information Thread

Talk to the dealership. You only need to show proof of service ... vehicle doesn't matter. The programs do have a from - to date and it is usually 6 months. If there is a temporary hiatus then tell...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 06-13-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 337
Views: 26,679
Posted By barnettdlb
Re: A year in my TRAILHAWK

Profile is old. True... he has been so excited about driving the TH since last fall he forgot to update the profile. :thumbsup:
Before KL Launch. He started the thread last May when he wanted to...
Forum: Wrangler-JK 06-13-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,869
Posted By barnettdlb
Re: 2015 Wants

Yes. I am not a greenie. But if my Wrangler got 30 mpgs I'd be in heaven. The less money I spend lining the pockets of big oil fat cats the happier I am. I want my $$ for fun stuff.
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 06-13-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 337
Views: 26,679
Posted By barnettdlb
Re: A year in my TRAILHAWK

You can probably switch out the off road suspension shocks for stock sport shocks and get the feel you are looking for. I drive a Wrangler. I test drove a TH and a latitude with ADII off road......
Forum: 2015+ Jeep Renegade-BU 06-12-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 14,621
Posted By barnettdlb
Re: All-new 2015 Jeep BU

Yeah I know some of that... why do we let them flood our markets with cheap ass stuff? They put most U.S. solar companies out of business with cheap panels and we didn't tariff tax the hell of them...
Forum: Wrangler-JK 06-12-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 1,873
Views: 264,920
Posted By barnettdlb
Re: 2015 Wrangler Information Thread

Eco Green turned out pretty nice but the screen shots and brochures did not do it justice so I believe tank will look good in person. I am not too concerned about the lens color of the markers, just...
Forum: 2015+ Jeep Renegade-BU 06-12-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 14,621
Posted By barnettdlb
Re: All-new 2015 Jeep BU

China... you had to ask? We are so imbalanced with China we should be building Renegades at two plants here and flooding their markets like they do to us.
Forum: 2015+ Jeep Renegade-BU 06-11-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 14,621
Posted By barnettdlb
Re: All-new 2015 Jeep BU

Last information I saw from a reputable car magazine puts Renegades on sale in late Nov early Dec and those are probably from Italy. Eventually Brazil and China will be manufacturing them.
It will...
Forum: Wrangler-JK 06-08-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 933
Posted By barnettdlb
Forum: Wrangler-JK 06-06-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 1,873
Views: 264,920
Posted By barnettdlb
Re: 2015 Wrangler Information Thread

If the red seat option is a leather option like they did on the Rubi 10A I don't know why it would be "late availability". You could order a tricked out Rubi now and have Katzkin red put in now......
Forum: Wrangler-JK 06-06-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,869
Posted By barnettdlb
Re: 2015 Wants

Where did you see the swatch please? thanks
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-05-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,833
Posted By barnettdlb
Re: Carmax Appraisal

Exactly.
I've bought a lot of cars.

I never will believe that a trade in scenario beats the money you save by selling a perfectly good vehicle on your own... assuming you know what you are...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-05-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,833
Posted By barnettdlb
Re: Carmax Appraisal

The CarMax number is a decent trade number. If you trade at a dealer and ask for more than trade value they will just try and shift the money elsewhere... such as higher selling price. They have a...
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