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  1. Towing with 3.0 Diesel

    Sounds like it is most likely frame design, then. A weight-distribution hitch should mitigate frame issues greatly. Thanks for the info, everyone!
  2. Would you buy another 3.0L EcoDiesel? Why? Why not?

    What kind of heat are we talking about? Engine water temp, engine oil temp, trans fluid temp, all of the above? I towed a 4000+lb pontoon boat the most un-aerodynamic boat there is) for about an hour at interstate speeds (70-73mph) with no doors/roof on. Basically, a brick with holes towing a...
  3. Towing with 3.0 Diesel

    Good info. I can definitely see upgraded brakes perhaps needed, depending upon trailer brake status. Also, a load leveling hitch would have to help.
  4. Towing with 3.0 Diesel

    First - please don't respond "that's what Jeep recommends" unless you have a specific reason that you think that recommendation is valid. So, I know that all 4-doors are rated for 3500lbs. However, the 3.0 diesels have upgraded axles, upgraded transmissions, and more than enough torque. Add to...
  5. How to display your current altitude on the Uconnect display?

    I'm in New Orleans . . . does it do negative numbers?
  6. Extended warranty ? Yes/No From dealer or get a Mopar warrant online?

    Right?!! Mine has fallen out twice on the trails!
  7. Anyone else have this under their dash?

    Hey, I love geese!! Roasted, grilled, smoked, sauteed with onions and mushrooms, spatchcocked, filets stuffed with shrimp, etc.
  8. Anyone else have this under their dash?

    I'd say . . . find out which of the wires is 12v and ground. Make small battery pack with 8 AA batteries and wire it to the device. Attach device to nearest Canadian goose. Have fun when they ask why you drive your Jeep from the northern Yukon Territory to Cancun and back every year.
  9. Extended warranty ? Yes/No From dealer or get a Mopar warrant online?

    Here's the thing about "extended warranties". They aren't warranties. They are repair plans. Basically, you are prepaying for any repairs needed. The main difference is that a warranty is the manufacturer's way of saying, "We promise this is a good car. We're so confident that it's good, that...
  10. Does anybody have any regrets for NOT getting a Diesel?

    Got a diesel, and love it. In fact, after driving all the engines, it was diesel or nothing. Towing a boat with 440+tq is easy. Pulling out into traffic is easy. and being different than the other 5000 jeeps in a 5-mile radius is just icing on the cake. As far as "issues" - every single car...
  11. How to clean scrape off steel bumper?

    Since it's steel, you can fix it. Just some elbow grease. Start with some really rough sandpaper, like 200 grit. Take it down to bare metal. If the metal is damaged, get an angle grinder with a flap wheel and grind it smooth. Then, use sandpaper to gradually smooth it out. 200, then 600. Sand...
  12. What axles do I have? 2020 Wrangler Willys with the 3.0 Diesel

    You can also simply look underneath the Jeep and visually ID the axles. https://www.extremeterrain.com/wrangler-jeep-axle-identification.html TLDR; Dana 30 looks almost like a square, or hexagon, with straight, vertical sides. Dana 35 is almost a perfect oval (longer horizontally than...
  13. Diesel: Legally delete after 25years

    OP, that's not the way those laws work. They almost always say something like, "All cars manufactured after [date] must be equipped with [item]." Seatbelts, airbags, catalytic converters, etc. The reason many >25yo cars delete certain things is because they weren't mandated when that particular...
  14. Eco-Diesel Rubicon / Willys steering knuckles

    There might be another option, depending upon exactly what you need. Are you looking to simply have the strongest axles possible? If so, and you aren't wanting to do other stuff (relocate or replace components, add different lockers, etc.), then you can always just reinforce the stock axle...
  15. Options for topless season

    Can't really answer your question (what to use while you're out). But, I can give you an idea for the garage. Most "hard top removal/storage" things you can buy are $100+. But, you can do it yourself for $33 or so. It is simply 4 screw eyes (something like 3/8" x 5") and a couple of ratchet...
  16. Which oil should I use and what oil weight?

    If I am going offroading, I prefer Pennzoil Platinum. It is woodsy, with hints of vanilla and cherry. For around town, it's Mobil 1. Nice and dry, with a smoky finish. But, if I had to live with one for the rest of my life, it would be Redline. It has the perfect balance of dry and sweet...
  17. Which oil should I use and what oil weight?

    If you want a definitive answer, here is how to find it. Write down on a separate 3x5 index card the name of each brand and style of SAE 5W-30 motor oil. For instance, "Pennzoil Platinum 5W-30". Carefully tape all of the cards on a wall, sorted into columns by brand. Then grab a single dart...
  18. Where is everyone getting their DEF from?

    Be careful at smaller stations. They could possibly have 2 problems. 1) If they don't have a lot of diesel traffic, then their diesel will sit in the storage tank for an extended period of time. This is more time for water to be absorbed by the diesel (because it is hygroscopic). 2) Their...
  19. Jeep Theft Made EASY

    Good point. I had a 2000 Trans Am that was heavily modified. I have Allstate, and they had no limit on modifications, so long as I had proof they were on the car (receipts worked). Also, and this might depend on the company, most companies will allow you to buy additional insurance for those...
  20. Jeep Theft Made EASY

    Yeah, but is it worth the savings to have to remove and install that 1000+ times over the next few years? In 2019, there were 219 cars stolen for every 100,000 people. That's a 0.2% chance of your car being stolen. Multiply that times your deductible, and you are essentially risking $2.19 per...



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