I’ll have to say the two door JL is sketchy AF when it’s only a couple inches deep on a highway in 2WD. Breaking the ass end lose is so easy. I’m able to control it thanks to having a ‘79 Toyota Hilux for many years in snow, but for people not used to snow, I suggest taking it slow.
Just wondering if I should just put in a Z harness next diff oil change as a proactive measure? Coming from a ZJ, replacing sensors is just a normal Jeep thing for me. I’d rather never step foot into a dealership for any service. They want to detune if it goes in.
You definitely can, but sometimes there’s ice underneath a spot and that could get you stuck or spin out. Usually when there’s that much snow it’s hard to make out the difference between road and ditch.
Old fashioned Thule square bars and rain gutter towers work great for kayaks, SUP, ski boxes, etc. You may even be able to pick up the whole setup at a local store or even Craigslist. It’s pretty old tech with the rain gutters, 1980s setups would work just as well as 2021.
I’m gradually settling in to the Lake Tahoe area. Bought a cabin years ago and plan to retire there later. The winters can be pretty brutal, but when the sun is out, it’s very pleasant. The wheeling options are already well known. Nevada trails are very close and not so snowy. You can live on...
I don’t know much about the 2.0. The 3.6 on my WK2 never had an issue and it has a good reputation over the years in a bunch of different platforms. For Jeeps, I’m more interested in durability than gas mileage, torque or HP.
I’m in the club at 6,000 miles and 2 months of ownership. I had Safelite come out to fill in a star chip that would have been a free repair with USAA. The chip cracked while they were working on it. By the end of the week the crack is going 3 ways spreading half way across the windshield.
For moderate off roading, a kinetic rope, on board air, deflator, tool bag, better than stock jack, CB/GMRS and a few buddies to share the experience is all you need. Keep your Jeep nice and light.
Next step is better sliders, skid plates, steel bumpers, winch, spare axle shafts and other parts.
I use the Penzoil Synthetic 0w20. 5,000 miles for the first change. Did the differentials then too. I’ve always changed synthetic at 5k, all my vehicles have reached high mileage with no problems. If you want to save money Costco has Kirkland synthetic 0w20 for pretty cheap. It’s probably same...