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  1. Jeep Theft Made EASY

    I just had a great idea to prevent theft of Auto JL Wranglers - wire in a hidden switch that disables the signal from the door and the seat belt, so that if someone tries to steal it the Autopark engages and won't let them shift out of park until they find the switch :)
  2. Jeep Theft Made EASY

    As I mentioned before, if you use the wrong chip, it disables the vehicle for 3 minutes. No thief is going to wait around trying up to 15 resistors with a 3 minute wait in between. The downside is that if you're resistor reader starts going bad, as my '02 T/A recently did, and you end up sitting...
  3. Jeep Theft Made EASY

    As for flatbeds and tow trucks, that is also a concern and adds a level of security for the thief in that if they tow the vehicle backwards, the plate is tough to see for cops, but more importantly, if they have a an open request for a similar vehicle, then they can get caught red handed and...
  4. Jeep Theft Made EASY

    I'd say with a FOB programmer the faraday box or key holder is useless. If I was stealing cars I wouldn't want to creep around someone's house hoping to get a signal from the FOB, I'd want to know I could get away quickly. As for getting into an unlocked car, the above posters are correct and...
  5. Jeep Theft Made EASY

    Did a little quick research, and wow - if you leave your vehicle (not just Wranglers) unlocked, all someone needs is a Smart Pro and a FOB and they can be gone in less than 2 minutes: You can buy a Smart Pro for $3800 MSRP, probably much less if you shop around. I'd bet lots of money these...
  6. Jeep Theft Made EASY

    While I previously mentioned that the 3 people I know who've had vehicles stolen all left the keys in them and unlocked, I've been thinking more about this story. I don't think the FOBs were left in the vehicles as it would be a heck of a coincidence to find 3 wranglers in the same neighborhood...
  7. Dealer “forgot” to change the oil...

    I agree that they probably did change the oil and it has darkened that quickly, especially since you are in a cold climate. However, this is why you always want to check the oil before and after having it changed. Years ago, my dad took his wife's car to the dealer for oil changes and would give...
  8. Jeep Theft Made EASY

    The article does not state the model year of the Jeeps stolen, and I also think it is interesting that the thieves stole only 1 of 3 in a single driveway, but then stole 2 more throughout the rest of the neighborhood. Before you freak out about your FOBs, I know 3 people that have had a...
  9. Bronco vs Jeep Wrangler mega thread

    It's ready to be built but won't be delivered until Q4?!?! Here are some of the assembly line workers:
  10. Who else is waiting for Spring to sprung?

    Spring was the day after Christmas, after a beautiful Autumn on Christmas Eve! Christmas was the best winter ever!!! now back to summer fir the other 362 days of the year. I need to leave FL :)
  11. Anyone take the T50 door bolts out and leave them out?

    Drove my JK for years with no door bolts. First time I took the doors off my JL a year and a half ago I did not replace the bolts. I do find the suggestion of putting them in during winter for salt to be interesting, and as I'm planning on moving north soon I'll consider that.
  12. Stupid Question - Why did Jeep discontinue the padding on the roll bars?

    Looks like their head hit the door frame, not the roll bar. And, the padding might help if you bonk your head on the bar getting out, but in a crash like that it won't do anything.
  13. Stupid Question - Why did Jeep discontinue the padding on the roll bars?

    A serious answer: There is only 1 reason a company makes a change like this and that is money. It was probably much less expensive, years ago, to simply throw a pad over the roll bars than to paint them properly. But now that robot and paint technology has evolved, it is probably much cheaper to...
  14. PSA: Rubicon Locker Sensor Housing Factory Defect - Please read.

    Thanks! I didn't know if it was hardwired in or something, so good to know there is the possibility of a replacement. I'll still put this on my todo list though ;)
  15. Questionable carfax 2020 PCM replaced my wife is interested in this jeep but I saw this what would u do?

    The issue that I see is that they are asking top dollar for it @ $38K. It MSRP'd at $46K which means it easily could have been bought brand new for $42K, or less. If it was a super good deal, like $30K or less it might be worth the risk, but no way would I pay that much this vehicle, even with a...
  16. PSA: Rubicon Locker Sensor Housing Factory Defect - Please read.

    Not sure if I have seen it mentioned, but why does the whole axel have to be replaced and not just the sensor?
  17. Who can ID this 3.0 fluid?

    Could have been spilled while filling
  18. Willys cold weather package

    But seriously, I went and played around with the build configurations, and I think the issue is that many other trims have the convenience package included, so it doesn't need to be added, such as the rubicon. And it might be required due to the remote start option, which I know sounds weird...