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Old 10-02-2017, 08:25 PM   #15
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Thanks all for the great informative. We ended up buying (tonight) a 2014 Wrangler Sahara. Has manual transmission and the hard top. We liked the interior, the ride was great, much better than we thought, and the 6 cylinder really moves that little vehicle. We pick it up Thursday as the dealer needs to prep it. I downloaded a owners manual and was reading that Jeep recommends disconnecting the negative battery cable. Any reason for this? It seemed a bit overkill. Is it to cut the odometer? We are hoping for a long life with the Jeep. Are they as bullet proof as suggested?

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Thanks all for the great informative. We ended up buying (tonight) a 2014 Wrangler Sahara. Has manual transmission and the hard top. We liked the interior, the ride was great, much better than we thought, and the 6 cylinder really moves that little vehicle. We pick it up Thursday as the dealer needs to prep it. I downloaded a owners manual and was reading that Jeep recommends disconnecting the negative battery cable. Any reason for this? It seemed a bit overkill. Is it to cut the odometer? We are hoping for a long life with the Jeep. Are they as bullet proof as suggested?

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Ron,
Jeep has goofed up in some of the printings of it's owners manuals for the Wrangler. There are some revisions out there floating around. Take a look at the steps involved for prepping to tow in the '14 owners manual and then, take a look at the '15 owners manual. You'll see there's no steps that require the disconnection of the negative battery cable. And, if you take a look at the '13 Jeep owners manual, you'll see again, no steps involved in disconnecting or re-connecting of the negative battery cable.
There are zero differences in the technical operations of all three years, when it comes to prepping for towing.

https://www.jeep.com/download/pdf/ma...ler-OM-4th.pdf

https://cdn.dealereprocess.net/cdn/s...5-wrangler.pdf

http://www.fcaworkvehiclesus.com/jee...ler-OM-5th.pdf

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I bet that you'll be happy with that new Wrangler.

My wife absolutely loves that six speed transmission.

I recommend the Currie Industries tow plate. We also use the NSA Ready Brute Elite tow bar/brake system. The great thing about it is that I ordered an extra brake cable set and so we can swap between the JK (2011) and the YJ (1995) with ease.

I hard-wired an extra set of red LED lights mounted to the rear bumper for the JK, and the YJ gets the magnetic lights.
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