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  1. Today was the day - took possession of my new 4XE!! :)

    If I bought one would probably only use the ICE when I went wheeling. Almost all my driving is less than 25 miles roundtrip. That and the $7,500 tax credit makes the truck a great deal. Still deciding whether the extra 800 pounds will significantly effect the off road ability and gas mileage...
  2. 18” Steelies with 295/70R18 STT Pro

    What are those steel wheels and where did you get them??? Have a thing for steel wheels and those look really good.
  3. 18 or 17 inch Rims with 35s no Lift post your pictures

    Where did you get and what are those steel wheels?? Have a thing about steel wheels from my Series Landrover addiction and those look great.
  4. 18 or 17 inch Rims with 35s no Lift post your pictures

    One of the U-tubers who tackles really over the top rock climbs is doing it on 37's with the stock unreinforced mount for the spare. He says the problems with the stock setup is the tire bottoming on departures. He uses a bent piece of square tubing in the hitch receiver to take the blows of...
  5. Proximity locks & impatient wife

    My not a Jeep proximity door locks can be programmed to unlock all the doors rather than just driver's. Might dig into the manual and see if Jeep gives you the option.
  6. Wool Wax for Undercarriage?

    The frame is what needs the protection and that rusts from the inside out. You want a liquid that is thin enough to spray inside the frame through any unfilled holes and flow throughout. The Brit's had a product called Waxoil that was paraffin and beeswax with a petroleum based solvent that...
  7. Axle variants vs. backspacing

    I'm going with 10.5"-11.5" wide tires so hopefully they will fit without a lift.
  8. Anti-spin axle vs not anti-spin axle?

    The maintenance issue with the LSD that comes in the jeep is that it uses clutches to force torque to the non wheel spinning axle. Those clutches will wear out and the quicker the more you force them to act. 50,000 miles before needing a rebuild is a figure I've heard but don't know whether...
  9. Axle variants vs. backspacing

    Does anyone know whether the Dana 210-220 fitted to JLU Diesels are the wider Rubicon axles or are they the stock JLU width?? Assume the Rubicon axles are wider to fit fatter tires without spacers. Apparently 35/12.50/17 tires will fit a Rubicon on stock rims and wondering if that's the case...
  10. Half-Door uppers..."CON" as opposed to Pro?

    The installation video from Jeep has a number of ways to adjust the side curtains so they fit snugly. Bet the gaps could be reduced/eliminated with proper adjustment. Having driven several Brit sport cars with side curtains in my youth am very familiar with the sealing qualities of the design...
  11. What are the chances my new 392 was a EJS Press vehicle

    The old saw was don't buy a car made on a Friday. Probably because it was felt the line workers were concentrating on the weekend rather than building the car. Think we can change that to don't buy a jeep made in the winter. If the vehicle gets tested on Toledo roads in January, it is...
  12. Possibly ordering JLU Willys with diesel: what will I miss from a Rubicon

    The Diesels come with Dana 210 front and 220 rear just like the Rubicon. The question is are they the same width as the wider axle on the Rubicon???
  13. California Granite Crystal Wheelset

    17" or 18"???
  14. Arizona Re-post - Hopefully in the right category. - recommendations for upgrading tire/wheel WITHOUT lifting the JL Unlimited Sport S

    Concur on the Rubicon take offs. Cheapest way to go to a larger tire without spending a fortune. If you don't want to do a lift and want still larger tires believe switching to a Mopar high fender flare set or Rubicon take off flares will allow you to go close to 35's which you can do with...
  15. Will the 4xe be unusable in hot weather?!

    I'm sure Jeep tested the hybrid arrangement in the worst possible conditions. If the batteries are too hot to use at startup, the 2.0 liter will take over and run the A/C coolant through the batteries and they'll soon be cool enough to get back on line. Battery use may be somewhat limited by...
  16. 1948 Willys/Jeep

    That is what I learned to drive on at 13 years old. Bit of a challenge with a leaking master cylinder that would dump out all the brake hydraulic fluid after very few pumps of the brake pedal. Good thing the little 4 cylinder had less than 50hp. It had a snow plow and would plow the common...
  17. Driving the 4xe, thoughts, info and more!

    I may be misreading the reports on acceleration but it seems that they are just using the electric portion of the drive and happy with it. The comments all seem to be how silent it is. If that's the case they are getting along nicely using half the available torque and horsepower. If you...
  18. Painting hard top top white to keep the interior cool.

    Don't want to paint the whole top just the flat section. The only time it will be visible to a passer by is iif I accidentally expose the dark side. Thinking about a look like the jeep retractable soft top with the visible sides original black color. The all black tops just seem stupid for...
  19. Painting hard top top white to keep the interior cool.

    Live where it is almost always warm, not Aridzona warm but usually in low 80's to low 90's. Not a fan of A/C so mostly drive with windows down which works on my current silver car. The black top just seems stupid for our environment because of solar heating. Thought that masking off the sides...
  20. Stamped steel vs aluminum bumpers (pros and cons)

    I had a Series Landrover, aluminum body/steel frame, addiction for many years. These trucks had spent 20 plus years in Hawaii's corrosive environment, salt in the air and acid rain from the volcano, and survived. The factory did virtually nothing to insulate the aluminum from the steel. Yes...



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