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PD11288’s 2001 Jeep Wrangler X

Discussion in 'Member's Rides' started by PD11288, Sep 3, 2018.

  1. PD11288

    PD11288 New Member
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    Getting back in the game and starting over. This is my 3rd Jeep. It’s an ‘01, 4.0, NV3550, D30/D35. Runs good. One previous owner and it came from Arizona. Only had 77k!! Still performing maintenance when time allows. Upgrades will be done as budget permits. Once an “acceptable” level is met (in my mind), I’d like to start hitting some trails and events. Currently in the central Texas area between Austin and San Antonio. I’ll be dropping in on time to time for ideas.

    Thanks,

    Paul
     
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  2. James Thompson

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    I cant really tell if this is a gray type color or blue. Either way I really love these models of Wranglers. Too bad you couldn't get the 6 speed, but all in all low mileage and will be a ton of fun to build.
     
  3. Chris

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    The Mercedes built 6-speed used in the late model TJs, isn't that great of a transmission. Most people seem to prefer the 5-speed over the 6-speed from what I've read.
     
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    That is not the case for me. I have the 2005 TJ with the 6 speed. I personally love it, and have no problems so far. Is there a common theme I don't know about? My TJ only has about 70XXXish at them moment.
     
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    Intersting! The common theme seems to be very loud, clunky, and notchy. Though the Redline transmission fluid seems to make it much better from what I'm told.

    I can't comment first hand as mine is a 42RLE automatic, I'm only going off what I've heard from others... It is the internet though, so you never know!
     
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  6. bobthetj03

    bobthetj03 TJ Guru
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    The 5 speed is noisy too, but shifts fine, fyi. Redline does help.
     
  7. Rob5589

    Rob5589 Rust•eze Bumper Ointment certified dealer
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    Looks like a solid Jeep to start with. Welcome aboard!
     
  8. Liberated

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    Welcome. Looks good. I'm wondering if there's such a thing as an "acceptable level." :lol:

    Seems like every mod puts two more on the "wants" list.
     

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