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  1. Census: What engine is in your JL?

    If you put the K&N exhaust on it, and replace all the fluids with Lucas and Sea Foam products, you will have much better than a lowly 392. Hell, you will probably have 50,000 hp and 49,780 ft. lbs. of torque while running on ordinary 87E10 pump gas.
  2. Rugged Ridge HD Bumper and Skid Plate

    Nor did I. I spent a lot of time on the bumper and skid, and it was buttoned down tight. I was damned if I was going to do any of that work over again. The whole probably would have been avoided if I had actually been able to buy the skid at the same time as the bumper. It is what it is, I...
  3. Anyone else have these windshield marks?

    Those circles show that your Jeep was built by Sienar Fleet Systems for the Galactic Empire. Since the the Galactic Empire collapsed after the Battle of Yavin, this means you have a true collector item, and you should cherish it with all your heart.
  4. Rugged Ridge HD Bumper and Skid Plate

    I ended up getting a die grinder and some nice carbide burrs. Whittle. Test fit. Whittle. Test fit. The problem I had was not knowing what was going to fit until it finally did. I ended up taking some side cutters and chopping off parts of my fog lights to avoid having to remove yet more steel...
  5. Am I a good candidate for an ecodiesel?

    I associate this problem much more with gasoline, and ethanol-blended gasoline in particular. That stuff degrades pretty fast. It's very susceptible to phase separation. I used to haul petroleum products for a living, and I still remember the phase separation lecture. "Alcohol will mix with...
  6. Max RPM When Engine Braking?

    I thought about that some more. It was in 1st gear, in 4 low. What the hell kind of RV was that guy using to pull that thing? The engine braking effect would have been massive.
  7. Max RPM When Engine Braking?

    "Tuten did a bit of napkin math and figured that at 55 mph, the engine was spinning somewhere around 50,000 rpm, well above the factory redline of 6,600 rpm." Wow! I suppose I should add the addendum that while it doesn't matter what's making things turn, they are only designed to turn so fast...
  8. Max RPM When Engine Braking?

    It really doesn't matter to the pistons and valve train whether they are driving the wheels or being driven by them. My personal rev limit is about 90% of the redline on pretty much any engine. That's as high as I will go either accelerating or engine braking, and I usually keep it below maybe...
  9. Mopar LCA swap

    I read advice to loosen the UCAs, and even the track bar, just to unbind everything. When I actually got under the Jeep to do this, I looked at everything and said nah. Nothing moved much, the fasteners would have been challenging to reach with it down on the ground, and I just installed the...
  10. Whats Your Other ride?

    This was my baby up until I bought the Jeep. After experiencing how good the Jeep is as a daily driver and grocery getter, I've decided I don't really need two trucks. Whenever I need to actually haul stuff, this old beast is really better for the job anyway. I honestly hardly ever haul...
  11. Willys Edition JL Club Thread

    It claims to work with the factory fog lights, but it ain't so. The cutouts don't clear by a very significant margin, and I had to carve them out. It took forever, because I didn't know exactly what shape I needed until I finally achieved it. I also had to massage the notches in the center in...
  12. High-Lift jack size?

    That's what she said. Reminds me of the time I needed a part off the bottom of a car at the u-pull junk yard as a kid, and I snagged bumper jacks out of a bunch of cars, jacked that thing up by the rocker panel, and eventually managed to flip it over the bank backwards, leaving easy access to...
  13. What did you do TO your Jeep JL today?

    I have to laugh at that one. I used a foam cannon twice and thoroughly and carefully blasted as much of the undercarriage as I could before starting on my recent suspension work, and I still ended up with all kinds of dirt and grit on my face. Even mostly clean still leaves a lot of dirt, and...
  14. Gas mileage not what was expected

    I bought a Ford Focus once, the Special Fuel Economy Edition with all the extra aerodynamics and skirts and stuff, in search of good gas mileage. I got an average of 38 mpg out of that thing, combined, with lots of stop lights on either end of the highway, and a 54-mile one way commute. I saw...
  15. Would you switch to a jt?? Why, or why not?

    The vehicle purchase before this one came down to a choice between a Jeep and a truck. Why didn't Jeep just make a truck? Now that Jeep does make a truck, I didn't give it much consideration. That just wasn't really what I envisioned when I wished for Jeep to make a truck. The proportions are...
  16. Buyer’s Remorse - 2021 JLUR

    When I was a kid, my father had a 1983 Honda Civic hatchback in silver. I learned how to drive a manual on that thing, but I was embarrassed to be seen in it. You are automatically cooler than my dad ever was for riding your kids around in some style.
  17. What did you do TO your Jeep JL today?

    Rugged Ridge HD, to match the full width HD and skid plate up front. I have no idea what HD stands for. Happy Driver? :CWL:
  18. What did you do TO your Jeep JL today?

    You can't adjust camber without going to crazy extremes, and I should have fixed the caster with the new LCAs, so the toe is the only thing that could be off, right? It drives absolutely fine, and rides like new again. I have gotten rid of that sagged out, overloaded feeling, and I love the new...
  19. What did you do TO your Jeep JL today?

    I skipped the trip to the alignment shop. It actually wasn't raining, in spite of the forecast, so I took the opportunity to install the rear bumper. I'm not totally sure how I feel about that new gap at the back, but it sure is satisfying to have something solid, instead of what my son...



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