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Anyway, I still have about 90 days till I pick up my Jeep, but I have a question for everybody. When you first take delivery of a new vehicle, in our case a new Jeep Wrangler, what should you look for? I've seen inspection checklists for other vehicles, and I have one for a Ford Truck that I will tailor and use, but if any of you have other things to look for, I'll be happy to compile them and then put this out for everybody to use.
You can find the Ford checklist here:
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As for Jeeps, some other stuff to add would be:
- paint quality (easier to check out of direct sunlight with a bright shop light or flashlight held at an angle to the body.) tsjay had a paint run in his and I have matching "bad spots" on the half doors near the bottom.- tools - did it come with the spare tire lug lock in the glove box? If you got the hard top, did they provide the removal wrench?- soft top - do the zippers work well? Are the seams sewn well (one of our half doors is poorly sewn from a cosmetic standpoint, but doesn't leak and appears strong)- half doors - do they come out easily and go in easily (our passengers was very difficult to put in until I noticed one of the receiving holes wasn't lined up well from the factory)- undercoating - look under the tub to see if they sprayed undercoating everywhere it should be- axles - make sure you got the one you paid for with the right ratios (someone posted that they paid for Trak-loc but didn't get it) Trak-loc is evident from a tag on the diff that states the fluid requires friction modifiers.- tire pressure - make sure yours is lowered from the 39psi they ship with, especially if your first trip will be a long one.- idle quality - ours was rough, many say theirs is fine. New plugs fixed ours.- 4WD, you may ask if they have a gravel lot where you can engage the 4WD before leaving to make sure everything is working and get a demo on how to engage the system.- instructional video - should be in the glovebox.- airbag deactivation switch - make sure the light turns on when the airbag is off.- tie down straps - should be in a bag in the glovebox. These are for tieing the windshield down, the sides of the sport bars when removed and one is used to keep the rear seat tied in the 'flip-n-fold" position.
that's all I can think of for now, but this is a great question to ask. I'd love to get a copy of the final list for my site if you compile one.
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