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  1. 33's on a Sport/Sahara?

    So, after 3 years of my sport bearing a steel bumper and winch on 33’s, the suspension has settled to this point. As before, even at full stuff, there is no rubbing, though the wheel gap between the tire and fender look ridiculous IMO. Just a light lift on the brush bar (not even 50 lbs of...
  2. Winches on Mall Crawlers?

    Pretty much. North Eastern LP Michigan. Locals call the region the “badlands” since there’s nothing really there, except sand, mud, and trees. Those ‘public roads’ are the original roads from when the area was settled. Before the highways, it was a two day drive along those roads to get from...
  3. Winches on Mall Crawlers?

    I bought a wrangler for me and a gladiator for my wife out of necessity, since we have property that requires access via forestry trails. So a narrow stance, high ground clearance, 4x4 for both of us (full size trucks won’t fit) are a need instead of a want. In the three years I’ve had a winch...
  4. 392 Windshield or Cowl Light brackets ??

    I had the same problem when I got my JL in Jan 2018. There was nothing out there. It took about 6 months for the aftermarket to catch up, since Jeep didn’t pre-release specs to the aftermarket to prepare for launch. My guess is that you’ll have to wait a couple months before someone ships one...
  5. Reverse winching

    Diving down the YouTube rabbit hole, I found a video on reverse winching. Something I never had thought of before, and could have used a couple times in the past. Has anyone had any experience with using the technique? Specifically wondering how I should equip myself. I’ve seen diagrams for 3...
  6. 2021 JLUR Manual Transmission Starting in 1st gear tips?

    My JK was a manual. I always had to give it a bit of gas to get going unless I was just creeping into a parking spot or in 4lo. Just not enough torque at idle in high range to get it going.
  7. JL 3.6 Auto drive train noises?

    I brought the Challenger up with the dealer. They didn’t even want to see it. They immediately said it was compounding lash stemming from the two piece drive shaft and said it was normal, but if it got worse to bring it in. It never got worse.
  8. Main Battery Bad

    I received one of the first JL’s made (2017 build date). My ESS started to become intermittent and remote start failed to activate a couple times at 36,000 mi/ 3 years. I figure it’s about time to do some battery shopping.
  9. JL 3.6 Auto drive train noises?

    The JLU is a Sport S, the JT is a hard base model Sport.
  10. JL 3.6 Auto drive train noises?

    It’s not just wranglers. My 2015 Challenger did it too, and my wife’s JT. It’s lash in the driveline. As long as you don’t stand on the gas before all of the lash has been taken up (banging it into gear), it will be fine. I’m not saying it should be there, but from my experience with FCA...
  11. Brighter Headlight Bulb Recommendations?

    Other way around on the JL housings. The beamtech lights have a crisp cut off, with little to no scatter and no hot spots. I was actually surprised by them. The fog lamp housings with the switchback LED’s have decent scatter. The white color element is useable, but the amber color element...
  12. I think I bought the wrong size winch rope.

    The last big tug I did was on a friends Chevy 3500 diesel with a 5th wheel camper he buried in mud to the axles. I was the lead in a daisy chain. I’m pretty sure I would have failed that old 30,000 lb strap if I were trying it solo. It was bad enough to where I didn’t even try to tie myself off...
  13. I think I bought the wrong size winch rope.

    Full size diesels. I’m the lightest vehicle in my group of friends. According to that article, I probably could have got away with the 30,000 lb for myself, but if I lend the strap to others in my group and they start going to town in their bro trucks it might be a bit light. 60,000 lbs is...
  14. I think I bought the wrong size winch rope.

    Guys....I think I screwed up..... Lol. I have been running the same 30,000 lb snatch strap since I first got my JK, 13 years ago. I’m honestly surprised it is still in one piece. Though, it is looking pretty rough. Time for a new recovery strap. I had a hard time wading through the...
  15. New to me... they now have Orange Loctite

    I’ve been using Fastenal Red since I was a teenager. I’m not sure how it compares to real Loc-Tite Red, but I’ve never had a problem getting bolts out that I’ve sealed with it before.
  16. Lease to Buy or Just Buy?

    Depends on your financial situation. When I first leased mine, I could not afford the $600/mo to buy, nor was I entirely sure I wanted to keep a first-off-the-line model of an entirely new design (my first off the line JK was a mess). I did a 39 mo lease with $1000 down and $299/mo on a sticker...
  17. Soft Top Window Wrinkle and Creases

    Don’t worry about it. The hot sun will smooth the creases out.
  18. Standard Hardtops

    Same here. I can have my top off in 10 minutes with a Harken lift in my garage, or with a friends help in the field. There are those who aren’t capable of doing that....but that’s what the One Sky option is for.
  19. Standard Hardtops

    Probably cost. The One Sky option is very expensive, a $4100 option, while the hard top is only a $1500 option. Keeping the standard hard top a solid shell keeps cost down for those that want a hard top without adding 5-10% to their sticker price. Having the side panels come off would probably...
  20. Winch Wire Routing?

    Where my winch sits, it’s cables exit the winch just at the bottom of the grille. I placed them behind the grille facia, and pulled them up through the gap between the headlight and fender, under the air box, and then into the main shutoff relay. Cables are all hidden except for the relay and...



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