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  1. Lack the strength to mount tires

    I had to have a solution that worked for me when I was far away from civilization. I came up with two options that worked well. One required a little more (like 2” more) lifting at the end but very easy to get the tire rolled up a folding ramp close to final position. The other required...
  2. Big cities (NYC) Jeep Culture and some ugly mods

    There was a period in my life when work took me to many countries and I can say this for a fact: NYC is the only world class city in the USA. As for the Jeep wave, fuhgettaboutit. Not waving back to you is not about them being rude, it’s about them seeing you as a rube. Even my parents (who...
  3. 2022 Rubicons will come with optional 35s, beadlocks, upgraded tire carrier

    I don’t expect it is likely to be pulled over because of exposed tires but if I get pulled over for a moving violation then I don’t want to be fined for the tires in top of the moving violation. Plus it’s a courtesy to other drivers - windshields on all my vehicles are chipped due to rocks...
  4. What first? Lift or camping essentials?

    If you are in your early 20’s don’t spend that money. Put $6k into your IRA. And make sure to max out your contribution every year. Pay yourself first, not the retailers who are selling you stuff. You have time on your side which is something you’ll never get back. The maximum power of...
  5. 2022 Rubicons will come with optional 35s, beadlocks, upgraded tire carrier

    Looks like tailgate reinforcement is there but the hinges might be the same as current offering.
  6. 2022 Rubicons will come with optional 35s, beadlocks, upgraded tire carrier

    for a vehicle that has to be legal in all states, yes the factory could be hamstrung from shipping out this configuration. In California you can compensate for the fender limit by having wide mud flaps. I bought the RokBlokx mudflats because they are wide enough to cover 12.5” tires and...
  7. My new scissor jack setup

    I’d be close to the limit of the jack’s range without the extension piece.
  8. Backing Into Parking Spots: The Debate

    Exactly why it makes sense for valet parking. The customer doesn’t care how long it takes the valet to park the car but they want the car back as soon as possible when they return to pick up their vehicle.
  9. Doomsday clock ticking for non-performing Stellantis brands

    Cerberus is the odd duck in the list. It’s a holding company not a car company.
  10. Doomsday clock ticking for non-performing Stellantis brands

    The gauntlet is thrown for Dodge and its new step-sibling brands.
  11. I never knew this existed, and it’s freaking sweeet!

    Hey you’re Lightning McQueen! My name’s Tow Mater.
  12. Best tailgate table?

    My RockSlide table did rattle so I attached rubber bumpers (the little ones that you put on kitchen cabinets). It has nearly 3x the surface area of the typical one piece fold down tailgate table. I liked the look of the OutBack Adventures table which really has the appearance of suitability...
  13. Help! My wife HATES my new Jeep!

    You’ll eventually outgrow the car seats and can go back to a Wrangler. I went from compact crew cab pickup until the kids got too big for the back seat to a 7 passenger SUV with 2nd row captain’s chairs for the few times a year the grandparents would visit the little ones, and now to a JLU.
  14. Help! My wife HATES my new Jeep!

    She hates your Jeep? Are you sure it wasn’t the aluminum foil, cage trap, moth balls or fox urine that you left on the passenger seat that is the real reason she’s avoiding it?
  15. I finally understand why people hate mall crawlers

    I hope Stellantis puts in the R&D Euros to create lots of profit maximizing Wrangler option packages targeted for the mall-crawler market segment so that they can afford to keep the basic off-road capable platform alive for years to come. That would be far better than what BMW did to expand the...
  16. The day I decided to buy a Jeep

    I did. Dec 29, 2019. Went to an off-road recreation area shortly after and had a blast. Took the family on summer trip in Yosemite and eastern Sierras last summer. Jeep was great, even at 9,000 feet with the naturally aspirated 3.6 V6. Kicked up plenty of dirt and rattled our jaws on...
  17. The day I decided to buy a Jeep

    So the commercial was telling the truth?
  18. The day I decided to buy a Jeep

    50 Shades of Sting Gray