Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: North Central Washington
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I have 99565 miles on my '08 JKUR. Whats going to break?
I bought my 2008 JKUR in October of 2008, new, with the lifetime powertrain warranty. So far, here is what has broken (not including what I have changed because I wanted to):
Manual Transmission started popping out of gear at 6000 miles. Dealer installed a new one.
Pilot bearing was installed wrong and made noise. Dealer fixed that at 7000
Muffler got bashed in by rocks, installed flowmaster, maybe 7500 miles.
Water pump leaked and was replaced at 8000 or so.
Shocks went bad at 40K, got RK 2.5 and Bilstien 5160's then put 33" MTR's on American Racing Mohave wheels.
Plugs, plug wires, EGR valve at about 60K
This Jeep has been offroad a lot, and in the first half of it's 100K, spent as much time on dirt roads as on paved roads. I know forest service roads and farm section roads are not hard core wheeling, but because of work stuff, I have went months where I drove all day everyday on them. It's hard on vehicles and my JK has held up.
Now I work in a town 3 hours from where I live (until May) I commute home on the weekends and the mile have piled up. I can not do any major maintenance until I am done working here unless I can get it done in the few hours I have on Saturdays without any chance I will run into problems that prevent the Jeep from being driven.
As soon as I am done with this job, I will have a pile of cash and will pretty much disassemble my JK for a 100K refurbishment. So far, here is what I think I am going to need:
Ripp Headers and cats to replace my cracked manifolds and dented (probably clogged up) cats.
Cat back exhaust system.
Overhaul/recharge the Bilstiens.
Tires, maybe 35's this time.
Replace oil sump (big dents from rocks)
Replace fenders with flat/tube fenders (snow beats the hell out of the stock ones, they keep falling off now)
Drive shafts, play in both.
Ball Joints, after 100K, they are toast.
I will also change out the brake fluid, coolant, and PS fluid.
I have always kept Redline oil in the trans, transfer, and fronts and rear diff's. I use Mobile 1 in the engine and change it every 4 to 6K depending on conditions.
What stuff have you guys found wrong on high mile JK's? I think I have had great luck with the abuse I have handed this Jeep and want to make it drive as good as new again before this summer. I get to spend the entire summer at home this year. I will be working, but for once, locally, and on my own schedule. I plan on doing a lot of wheeling.
Has anyone had power sterring issues? I may have some starting to happen. I have a dead spot when I steer into sweeping corners at highway speeds. I don't notice it as much on tight turns, but it is still there. Fluid looks dirty.
What about wheel bearings?
Input from guys with, or who see high mile abused JK's appreciated.
2008 JKU Rubicon
TerraFlex 4" coils
Smitty SRC Bumper
Smitty XRC Winch
Hella Rally 4000's
Hella H4 Headlight conversion
Diablo In Tune
American Racing Mojave 17x8
Cooper AT3 315/70/17
140K pretty much trouble free miles despite the constant abuse.