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  1. The Rusty's Offroad slider/rocker/step thread.

    I tried it myself with the help of a buddy who successfully removed the body bolts on his own jeep without breaking. We used the exact same method he did, plenty of heat, and I still sheared a bolt.
  2. Clayton Off Road: JL Overland Plus Lift Kits

    I haven't regeared yet only because I'm doing a 1 ton axle swap down the road. I've got the 8spd auto and don't see 8th gear very often, mostly on the downhills. Mileage isn't too bad, still getting 17'ish in the city and 21-22 on the highway.
  3. The Rusty's Offroad slider/rocker/step thread.

    There's a 30+ page thread on this forum about broken body bolts and you'll find different answers. Broken body bolts seem to be common in the JL's, many come from the factory over torqued and cross threaded. I suggest reading the thread and draw your own conclusions as it's about a 50/50 on...
  4. Smittybilt JL HD Pivot Tire Carrier (7743) - Install / Review / Comments

    My latch wasn't inline with the striker and it was causing the rattle. I made adjustments in the hinge mounts till it lined up perfectly and didn't rattle. The instructions suggested an extra set of hands to hold the door in place but I didn't have any extra help, instead I used a bunch of...
  5. Smittybilt JL HD Pivot Tire Carrier (7743) - Install / Review / Comments

    Still have it on my jeep and no issues with it. Been offroad multiple times and I have no issues with rattling when I'm on the trail, if it's going to rattle, it'll rattle on the trail. Anyone complaining about rattling issues needs to make some adjustments. When I first installed my carrier it...
  6. Giveaway & Promo: Hothead Headliner and Sound Assassin For JL / JLU!

    Awesome of you guys to do this, i've been thinking about adding a headliner.
  7. Elvis JOE TO PRO build.

    Precisely! I'd rather be safe than sorry and that extra peace of mind goes a long way with me. These axles will more than likely outlast the life of the jeep. If somehow I grenade these axles, it means I'm being extremely careless or doing something wrong. At first I planned on 37's with D44...
  8. Elvis JOE TO PRO build.

    Remaining build plans: Disclaimer: I don't have timeline for these mods going in but I do plan on getting everything purchased and installed at the same time, less back and forth to the offroad shop. I need to sit down with the guys at Tribe 4x4 in North Dallas and discuss these plans in...
  9. Elvis JOE TO PRO build.

    UPDATES (long post) My thoughts... 2020 was one hell of a year for me. I bought the Jeep slightly used and jumped right into a lift, wheels, and tires. With a group of great friends, I had the pleasure of hitting some amazing trails in 5 different states. And to be honest, we're just scraping...
  10. Clayton Off Road: JL Overland Plus Lift Kits

    Rubicon's have slightly wider axles than Sports do, so you'll need a wheel spacer to fit 35's on Rubicon wheels with sport axles or as you said, new wheels.
  11. Stock JLUS Quick Disconnects

    If you're not planning on lifting, you don't have many options. Install a Rock Jock Antirock and you'll never have to worry about disconnecting again. Plus it can stay on if you lift the Jeep down the road.
  12. Updated jl long arm lifts?

    So far these are the available long arm kits that ARE NOT coilover conversions. Rock Krawler 3.5" Long Arm - Sport/Sahara Rubicon...
  13. Updated jl long arm lifts?

    Figured I'd jump in on the conversation as it seems like several of us are in the same spot. I just paid the Jeep off, which means I can get serious with mods. Starting to do my homework to see if it makes sense to go with a longarm kit vs a mid arm kit. My philosophy is buy once, cry once and...
  14. Fenders to clear 35s

    Did you happen to check the stickied threads at the top?
  15. 2.5 lift on jlu sport s

    First thing you need to decide is whether or not you plan on replacing your driveshafts. Most manufacturers recommend aftermarket driveshafts at a 3.5" kit and larger. You can run a 2.5" kit on the factory driveshaft without issues. Unless you're running an overlanding kit from a manufacturer...
  16. Clayton Off Road: JL Overland Plus Lift Kits

    I can tell you with more than enough confidence, you don't need a new driveshaft with their 2.5" kit. I've had mine installed for the past 12K miles, wheeled in 5 states, pushing it hard and I've yet to have any issues with the driveshaft. Even the boot looks new except for the dirt on it. I...
  17. Lets talk about running 40s

    I've been in the same position thinking about running 40's down the road. My original plan was 2.5" lift and 35's, bumpers, sliders, etc... Every day I see my Jeep on 2.5" of lift and 35's, I can't help think to myself "it looks so small". I've wheeled in 5 different states knocking out some...
  18. The Rusty's Offroad slider/rocker/step thread.

    Drilling out for the extra bolts is optional and honestly I wouldn't worry since their products are bolted to the frame with the body bolts. If you're planning on doing the work yourself, just be careful getting the front body bolts out. I had one cross threaded that had to be drilled out.
  19. New JL Steering Issue TSB 08-074-20 (for "Improved Steering Feel")

    They replace the steering box and update something in the software on the computer for the new steering box. Just for future reference, any time you have work done at a dealer, test drive the vehicle before signing off on the work and leaving the dealer. My jeep was pulling right on my test...