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  1. Will I notice a major change in vehicle tracking with steering stabilizer?

    Just one more positive response that my jeep was still wandering after the steering box change and new LCA's fixed it (MOPAR, I might go adjustable later). Best $75 I've spent on the Jeep.
  2. Start/stop not ready, battery charging

    After 15k miles mine quit working with the same error. I think I'll fix it before it's out of warranty, but honestly it's kind of nice not having the ess (though having the manual the ess really isn't much of a bother).
  3. Ford Raptor rear shocks on JL!!!

    I think all the multi rate springs available for JLs have the soft rate section solid well before ride height (since they're generally designed for increased suspension droop for articulation). So I don't think any jeep dual rate springs would do what you're after (I could definitely be wrong...
  4. 1.5 lift - WHAT do i need for correction?

    I don't think you'll need to do anything unless you want to. that's a lot less lift than most are doing here; and even up to a 2" (over US Rubicon) you really don't need to touch anything. You could do Mopar LCA's for the sake of caster, but you probably don't need trackbars or relocation...
  5. Ford Raptor rear shocks on JL!!!

    Really, if you're trying to do it as easily as possible, you could just swap springs to a true 2" spring like the rusty's one I mentioned, and the above shocks(adding the shock extensions to the rear). The 2" lift is almost built into the JL. Oh and you could add mopar LCA's for $80 or so and...
  6. Ford Raptor rear shocks on JL!!!

    The part number is based on the valving, so keep that in mind with what I'm posting. The valving I came to as a starting point (and adjust from here), was 255/70 front and 275/78 rear. This was based on a light jeep with the rusty's 2" springs, aimed at a Jeepspeed kind of setup. The front...
  7. Ford Raptor rear shocks on JL!!!

    Thanks for the feedback. which parts would you tackle first? I would figure trackbar and control arms; are the control arm mounts up to the task? Regarding tires-based on location and terrain (going fast through blown out dirt roads, no rocks other than gravel), I'm trying to stick with 33"...
  8. Ford Raptor rear shocks on JL!!!

    I contemplated those as well... the 7100's didn't require any bump (collapsed 16.1) and slightly more travel vs 1" of bump with the fox. I don't necessarily mind adding extra bump, but with stock bump and 2" springs I would end up around 6-6.5" up and 5" down, which seemed like a reasonable...
  9. Ford Raptor rear shocks on JL!!!

    Man this is an awesome thread, thank you! I've been working on planning a "max travel" setup for my JLU and I came to Bilstein 7100 short body + 2" hydro bumps for the front (= 11.5" travel), but the rear didn't work out nearly as well using the stock mount locations, and hydro bumps were going...
  10. Really great Bronco features you'd like in the Wrangler

    After waiting forever for the Bronco and finally buying a jeep, I'd say one feature I really like about the Jeep is that it's a vehicle you can go buy....
  11. how much did you pay for your Jeep?

    2018 JLU Sport S, upgraded wheels, cold weather, hardtop, LSD, all weather mats. Sticker 40.3k, paid 32.6k
  12. Any regrets going automatic?

    Ok I see what you're trying to do. You need to compare through theoretical shift points. Comparing gearing only isn't going to show what you'd need to show. Then, you'd need to account for a bunch of other variables. I'll take the (limited) mag tests and person experience... Of course, drive...
  13. Any regrets going automatic?

    Ok, first, sorry- I reread what I wrote and I think I came across rather rude. Second, what are you trying to show/prove?
  14. Any regrets going automatic?

    Your chart shows torque multiplication going on in all gears at all RPM. It's literally just the gearing multiplied by a scalar for torque multiplication..... Also, Stall speed is not where they go 1:1, stall speed is max multiplication. They go to 1:1 fairly shortly thereafter. Edit: You do...
  15. Any regrets going automatic?

    Well, that's going to be tough, you'll need to know stall speed, and the torque multiplication and loss from whatever your launch is to when it locks. I would bet it locks up pretty early... I know it's locked when you're cruising at 1200 rpm, but I have no idea on the logic at a hard launch...
  16. Any regrets going automatic?

    Dude you don't understand how a torque converter works... Torque multiplication only happens at low speed, and maxes out at stall speed, which is given in rpm... Not a ratio. Also, you don't get that for free, it's quite inefficient, which is why most modern autos are locking- to include the...
  17. Any regrets going automatic?

    On starting acceleration a clutch functions the same way. Also, your stall speed is fairly low on standard torque converters for the street so you really aren't gaining any extra gearing. On gearing, more gears isn't necessarily going to make you faster. The purpose of 8 and 10 speed...
  18. Any regrets going automatic?

    C/D testing suggest the manual is faster. That would make sense as there's less power loss and the lower gearing.
  19. Any regrets going automatic?

    The way the EPA evaluates manuals tends to skew the results. I've never had an auto vehicle that met the EPA evaluation in real life, and all of the manuals exceeded it. In this case, my real world combined is 23.3-23.5, which is way above what it's rated.
  20. Any regrets going automatic?

    The manual on the jl is fantastic. The 8 speed is probably best of breed for an auto (I've driven it in other applications). But, the jl with the manual is still faster, lighter, more fuel efficient, geared lower and cheaper... I don't see any reason I would ever buy an auto.



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