PD11288’s 2001 Jeep Wrangler X

PD11288

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Aug 19, 2018
71
San Marcos
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Hello gents,

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
 

James Thompson

New Member
Aug 12, 2018
12
Junction City, Kansas
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.
 

Chris

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Sep 28, 2015
35,395
Salem, Oregon
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.
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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James Thompson

New Member
Aug 12, 2018
12
Junction City, Kansas
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.
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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Chris

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Sep 28, 2015
35,395
Salem, Oregon
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.
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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bobthetj03

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Feb 3, 2017
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NorCal
The 5 speed is noisy too, but shifts fine, fyi. Redline does help.
 

Liberated

TJ Enthusiast
Aug 23, 2018
105
Northwest Ohio
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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PD11288

PD11288

Member
Aug 19, 2018
71
San Marcos
Haven’t added anything to this thread because I’ve been posting on the “what did you do to your TJ today” thread.

Update thus far: All engine and driveline maintenance completed. Discovered the previous owner went through some water and never changed fluids. Transmission and diffs were nasty! Shift tower and boots were destroyed.

Replaced some parts, lined the tub and fenders with raptor liner. Found new (to me) bumper and winch on Craigslist for a fraction of the price. Rocker guards are next.

Then it’s on to regearing, lifting, SYE, driveshaft, tired and wheels, then lockers and shafts upgrades.
 

glwood

TJ Expert
Supporting Member
Sep 16, 2016
5,666
Albuquerque, NM
I wasn't a big fan of the 3 6-speed manuals I had in previous TJs, either. But if it works for you, and drives the way you want, that's great!