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  1. JLR or JLUR height on 37's - max allowed is 6'3"

    Skip the factory size tires altogether. They're only for shipping. Get a set of 225/65R17 cheapies mounted for transport only. Safer and more reliable that trying to put a spring compressor on for transport. (Ever watched a video of cars being loaded onto a vessel for shipping? Lots of...
  2. Proper winter tires : my shortlist (would you consider anything else?)

    Goodyear Duratracs are a nice AT tire with the "Snowflake on a Mountain" winter tire rating.
  3. Lowest PSI with Heavy Paid Load

    PS: If you get Oasis automatic trailhead deflators, they come with a cool little sliding chart with recommended pressures based on tire size and vehicle weight. They're cool but a little bit spendy. https://www.billet4x4.com/pro-deflators-trailhead.htm
  4. Lowest PSI with Heavy Paid Load

    You can leave the tires aired down as long as you want, until it's time to drive at highway speeds again. Pressure is more art than science. 255/70R18? Your loaded Jeep is like 5000 to 5500 or so? The main risk is breaking a bead, which is pretty inconvenient, but ultimately not all *that*...
  5. How is MPG figured for 4xe

    There's a couple ways to go. Old school - keep track of total miles, and total gas purchased. This will average your gasoline usage across all your miles including those powered by plug-in charging. This is a good model if you get electricity basically for free, or you just want to see the...
  6. Driving the 4xe, thoughts, info and more!

    Fuel requirement on page 78 of the 4xe Owner's Manual Supplement: Fuel Selection: 87 Octane (R+M)/2 Method, 0-15% Ethanol.
  7. Will the 4xe be unusable in hot weather?!

    I don't know how the 4xe works, but in a Tesla, when the temperature reaches a certain threshold, the climate control kicks on to cool it down to keep the temperature from reaching excessive levels that could damage the components. I don't know exactly what it is, but I guesstimate it to be...
  8. Finding bumpers, more difficult than I thought

    >* Doesn't replace shackle mounts with hooks which could result in fun things flying around at thousands of pounds of pressure Personally, I'd suggest removing this as a consideration. There's a reason the factory supplies hooks. They're durable, reliable, and easy to use. Folks recover Jeeps...
  9. $7500 US Federal Tax Credit on 4xe - Do you qualify or not?

    The US Tax Credit is a common source of confusion on this forum. This post will clarify that in plain language using a simple example. Q: Does the 4xe qualify for US $7500 Federal Tax Credit? A: YES! Source: https://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/taxevb.shtml Q: Can I personally claim that...
  10. Shocks. Want to hear some insight on fox 2.5 or like shocks

    I mean, you read this page right? https://accutuneoffroad.com/jeep-shocks-do-i-need-2-0-or-2-5-shocks/ And in particular: -Which shocks should I get if I want the best street ride, but also go off-road? ~For most people the 2.0 shocks are the best solution. -Are there any disadvantages to...
  11. First Preview of Easter Jeep Safari Concepts, Including Magneto Wrangler EV Concept

    So, who's gonna be down there and getting pictures and videos of these concept cars and posting them up here for us?
  12. Installing Smittybilt Inner Fenders - Part# 77984

    So, you left the inner fender liner guts in place. This means you gained no tire clearance, and only got the painted looks correct? (No judgement, just asking to see if I'm missing anything)
  13. First Preview of Easter Jeep Safari Concepts, Including Magneto Wrangler EV Concept

    The flip side of that statement is that even now, EV technology IS practical for a lot of people. My 2013 Leaf has 75k miles on it. My 2018 Tesla has over 30k miles on it, which includes lots of road tripping. We're just not there yet for special purpose type vehicles - long distance towing...
  14. First Preview of Easter Jeep Safari Concepts, Including Magneto Wrangler EV Concept

    The 4xe gets "49 mpge" which means 49 miles per 34 kWh of electricity. Which means 1.44 miles per kWh. Which means that a 70 kWh battery is good for 70 * 1.44 = 101 miles of range. This is more concept than prototype. A wrangler type vehicle needs a 200 kWh battery. For that to be...
  15. Metalcloak 3.5" Game-Changer JLU Suspension

    @Metalcloak wondering what you guys' plans are for supporting the new 4xe?
  16. Question about Hitch Mounted Winches

    I used to use a system like that. But the "permanent" mounting location was in the bed of the pickup. I eventually got tired of keeping it there and moving it when I wanted to use the bed of the truck. Conversely, it was a pain to deploy it at the time of need. And I never ended up needing...
  17. 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe Range / Mileage EPA Figures Published

    Even a 100kwh battery isn't enough for a heavy brick like a wrangler. 50 "MPGe" equates to 1.47 miles per kWh. So even a "big" 100 kWh battery is then only good for 147 miles of range between charging. For the wrangler to make sense as a pure EV, it's going to need 200kWh of battery...
  18. Off-roading with a manual transmission?

    Ultimately, your jeep is supposed to make you happy. Which configuration do you find more fun? While it is true that it's a bit easier to handle the most difficult off-road obstacles with an automatic, with no possibility of stalling the motor, we're not going off-road because that's the...
  19. JL vs JLU towing capacity?

    The pounds aren't as heavy down there because it's in the southern hemisphere, so the weight is counterbalanced by the equator. :-P
  20. JL vs JLU towing capacity?

    Posted this once before. The two door with its short wheelbase really isn't suited for towing very much. That said, if you're thinking of something like the "Patriot Camper" expedition trailer - https://www.patriotcampers.com.au/off-road-camper-trailers/ Those things do seem heavy for what...



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