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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-03-2005, 08:28 PM
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Some simple question?

I am pretty new to the jeep world and could use some help on the care and feeding of my new toy. What is good to use (or not to use) on the soft top, windows and the black fender flares? Plus my TJ came with some BFG A/T 31X10.5 R15, what is a good pressure to run on the road?
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Re: Some simple question?

i used to run 35psi on the road with that same tire,...i run a dif 31" AT type tire now and i also run around 30-35.

as for windows, use water to clean normally. jeep catalogs have special window resoration stuff. they also have soem stuff for the fenders...i think its called "Forever black" or black-forever......i've never tried it
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Stay away from Armourall and the immitation products.

A while ago their vice president admitted at a news conference that their stuff takes out the natural oils in rubber and vinyl. He said once you start using it, you have to keep using it constantly. If you don't it cracks.

He got fired the next day - for telling the truth!
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He got fired the next day - for telling the truth!

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Figures

As for tire pressure I run 30-35 actualy 32. For the top I used simple green to clean it, and some stuff that I bought at Autozone on the windows. I think it was called Miro?? Protect those windows when you take them off,,, otherwise they will get hazy with scratches..
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the black fender flares? Plus my TJ came with some BFG A/T 31X10.5 R15, what is a good pressure to run on the road?

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The absolute best stuff to use on the black plastic parts would be, "Mother's" brand "Black Back" sold in any good parts store. It's in a red container. as to top and windows, can't help there I run either hard top or no top.

Tires are diff with a 4000lb Jeep I would not run higher than 28 to 30 psi in the tires to keep them from wearing the center out you will want the full foot print on the road at all times with a heavy wall tire and high psi the tire will ride the center tread and you will not get full "weighted" contact with the road.
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Thanks for all the tips. I picked up a bottle of "Bluemagic plastic and plexiglass cleaner" from Wal-Mart the other day. It seems to have done a good job on getting rid of most of the window scratches.
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Re: Some simple question?

I'm a little surprised you guys run that much air. I only run about 20 pounds on the street in my 35s on 10" rims. You can do the old trick of marking across the tire with a piece of chalk. Drive a little way and check how the chalk is wearing off. Add or let out air until the mark wears off evenly.
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Re: Some simple question?

With my 35's on 15x8's I'm at 20 also.
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With my 35's on 15x8's I'm at 20 also

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OK There you go,,,,, 35" tire and 20psi,,,, I have 33" tires and 28 psi,,,,

Same amount of air,,, Just tighter in my smaller tire [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]





If you beleive that then I have some swamp,,,,eerrr pasture land to sell you in Flagstaff [img]images/graemlins/bag.gif[/img]
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