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Old 12-23-2012, 11:55 AM
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Procharger and extreme cold

Wondering if anyone else drives their procharged jeep in the winter. It gets very cold up here. Last night was the first time I ever had to cold start it (-20) and she did not sound happy but after it warmed up all was well. I've read some vortech horror stories, obviously a different system but I still didn't like reading it hah. I could remote start it every hour but my truck is stupid loud and the neighbors will hate me.
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Old 12-23-2012, 01:17 PM
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I can verify that it is stupid loud. Lol. my Jeep can slide around in this weather, I can't imagine your beast. I would be curious as well, for that matter even the turbo guys.
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i know the vortech head units dont like the the extreme cold, procharger head unit is somewhat the same in design and is a self contained oiling setup
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Just a thought, but have you looked into the heat matts ? works much like a standard element style block heater but in a pad form. I think Crappy even sells them.
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LX guys say no worries as long as you let it warm up. I will have to look into that heat pad thing AROD that sounds like a good precaution. Wonder how much drain they put on the battery. That would be my only concern.
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I was thinking the same thing, get a heating pad.

You could even buy one that is used for in a bed and just plug it in to an out let at your house for over night or put it on a timer to turn on at whatever time so it's warmed up by the time you leave.

Granted I have not lived in a place that gets really cold.
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Yah I think its a great idea. I have a heated garage at home for me it would be for when I am at a friends (I don't care if I have to idle my jeep in a parking lot). She did not sound happy to be started in -20. I'll have to be a dick and use the driveway or pack extension chords. In either case a great idea, I would hate to blow my head unit..
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LX guys say no worries as long as you let it warm up. I will have to look into that heat pad thing AROD that sounds like a good precaution. Wonder how much drain they put on the battery. That would be my only concern.
you can get the 120v standard plug! just run an extension cord from your house ( just like a standard block heater) - no drain on the Jeeps battery. Just remember to unplug it before you drive off haha
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This will be my 3rd winter driving with the Vortech. I let my jeep fully warm up in the winter before even pulling out of my parking spot at work (I use the remote start 15 minutes before the end of my work day). Jeep sleeps in a heated garage overnight at home. Haven't had an issue yet.
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Thanks Tony, it would appear that common sense is the key. Let her warm up first .
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