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    Default Common JK Problems? Jeep in general?

    Hi guys, I'm very interested in getting a Sahara Unlimited, but I would really like to know if there are any common problems or quality control issues.

    Thanks for your help!

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    i got a 2010 sahara with dual tops, auto, and remote start - only 3 months but couldn't be happier with it!

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    JK Jedi Hellbound13's Avatar
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    Clunky steering, leaky tops, premature ball joint failure, death wobble, leaking axle seals.

    Those are the most common ones I can think of off hand. I have 30K and have had all those problems minus full blown DW.
    2008 Rescue Green 2DR X
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    Auto 3:73 gears
    255/75/17 Goodyear TripleTred on 17" Mountain Edition Wheels
    Tuff Stuff Hood Mount (Axe)
    Rancho 9000XL Shocks
    Bilstein 5100 SS
    PUREJEEP Bare Bonez Crawler Front Bumper
    PIAA Xtreme Whites Windshield Mounted
    Rugged Ridge Mirror Relocaters
    Smittybuilt GEAR Seat Covers
    River Raider Rock Rails
    Kilby Exhaust Skid
    Teraflex Adj. Lower Control Arms
    Currie Steering System
    Body Armor Tail Lamp Guards

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    JK Enthusiast RubiconRed_Flagstaff's Avatar
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    Chrysler replaced my transfer case at 18,000 miles. But 2008's have a warranty for as long as I own the vehicle.

    If it weren't for that warranty - this thing woulda had a fuel injected Chevy 346 right now.

    But other than the transfer case, which Jeeps says they have never replaced a Rubicon one before at this mileage is still a good vehicle.

    If you can afford a Sahara, why not upgrade to the Rubicon 4 door? MUCH better vehicle. And none of that painted fender stuff to get scratched.
    2008 Rubicon
    Flame Red, Khaki Hardtop, Black Soft Top
    Automatic
    4.10, Sway Bar Disconnect, Axel Locks, etc. Standard stuff
    pd4.

    Gibson Split Exhaust, Brute Force Air Intake, Unichip (doesn't work - took it out) , Daystar Upper & Lower with switches, Daylighter Lights, SPAL Electric Windows, Mopar Heated Seats (mmm warm nutz), Rugged Ridge Bumper. Ramsey Winch, LED Brake Lights, MOPAR 3 piece Hardtop, Teraflex Spring Spacers, Viper Alarm with remote start

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    JK Freak moabjk072d's Avatar
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    I have had two JK's and have only had a few issue's but they were caused by modifications and Very heavy wheelin, if you do not plan on modifing it then I doubt you will have any serious problems. You will get a LOT of people posting all sorts of stuff but it will really depend on what you are going to use the jeep for that will determine any issues that you might run into.
    2009 Deep water blue 2door/ 2013 True Blue Rubi 4 Door
    Factory 10 Chromoly shafts w/ Cold Forged U-joints & full circle clips.
    TF disco's,TF Rocker Guards,TF Rear bumper, TF Sleeves & gussets
    Airaid Cold air intake
    Hypertech programmer
    5:13's
    37" SS M-16's
    Incubus off road 17's
    4"Teraflex and 1.5" Spacers
    1"body lift
    Front Rubi E-locker and Rear Eaton E-locker
    All X up front bumper
    Magnaflow Catback Exhaust
    Bushwacker Flat fender flares
    XRC-8 w/10,000lb synthetic rope

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    JK Super Freak Dylanjam77's Avatar
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    Yes, thanks for asking... all these people I don't know just keep waving to me!?!?!?!?
    2009 Sunburst Orange Rubicon Unlimited
    Automatic
    Ordered 8/25/08 arrived 10/20/08

    Rugged Ridge XHD front stubby bumper with hoop, RR front skid plate, TeraFlex Leveling Kit, Bilstein steering stabilizer, Bushwacker flat flares, Rugged Ridge 17X9 Satin Black wheels, Goodyear MT/R's 305/70/17, Mopar front air deflector, grab handles and door sill protectors, WeatherTech Liners, Shorty Antenna Source 14" black antenna, Hand trimmed rock rails and pinch seams, Drilled mirrors, AEV Procal

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    JK Junkie xerofall's Avatar
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    The first few things I noticed... the front windshield is a magnet for wayward rocks and can't take a hit at all. The dash is super soft and scratches easily. There was an article in this months JP magazine that covered the most common problems. Crush can bumpers, broken driveshafts, bent axles...

    Leaky soft tops seems to be a big bitch-fest here, so you may want to avoid one if you live in wet areas.
    2008 Jeep X Unlimited auto tranny with Black Appearance Package. Teraflex 2.5 inch coil lift with quick discos. 33x12.5x15 Goodyear Duratrac tires. MB72 black alloy 15" wheels. Teraflex steering stabilizer. Dual Sears Platinum batteries. Rugged Ridge Evap skid. Rugged Ridge XHD stubby bumper. Smittybilt XRC-8 winch. 6 Hella 500ff lights. CARR Rota light bar. Custom winch cover. My trailer is an M116A2 Army generator trailer.

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    JK Enthusiast RubiconRed_Flagstaff's Avatar
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    <--- Hard top & Heated Seats. Only way to play in the snow.

    But now it's time to take the top off, so off to that forum to see how I do this. Soft top was only on the vehicle for 3 weeks. I was too lazy last year, and it was great in Phoenix so the A/C works. BUT it's heavy, makes the Jeep top heavy. Glad I have a 2 door.
    2008 Rubicon
    Flame Red, Khaki Hardtop, Black Soft Top
    Automatic
    4.10, Sway Bar Disconnect, Axel Locks, etc. Standard stuff
    pd4.

    Gibson Split Exhaust, Brute Force Air Intake, Unichip (doesn't work - took it out) , Daystar Upper & Lower with switches, Daylighter Lights, SPAL Electric Windows, Mopar Heated Seats (mmm warm nutz), Rugged Ridge Bumper. Ramsey Winch, LED Brake Lights, MOPAR 3 piece Hardtop, Teraflex Spring Spacers, Viper Alarm with remote start

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    CAUTION ! If your an individual that A) can't stand a little drip of water B) can't tolerate the slightest wind noise C) Bumps hurt your tush, or D) fancy yourself driving the NASCAR circuit.Then you may want to look elsewhere.

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