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  1. Ordering a 2022 Rubicon for the First Time. Who can help answer a few questions?

    I drove from Carson City to La Porte, IN (2,005 miles) to buy it because it is a discontinued color and was full color (body, fenders, top). That was a trip! But every time I see it... smile!!
  2. Ordering a 2022 Rubicon for the First Time. Who can help answer a few questions?

    Crazy colored cars = Nacho JLR I'm 66 and all my 30+ cars have been one sort of a rental color or another. Always wanting a subdued color. Now, that orange Jeep just makes me smile every time I see it. It's just fun and different, and so not me. Get a bright color!
  3. Do Rubicons only come with black fenders?

    This is a 2021 JLR with Nacho colored everything. And red stitched seats. And a brick red dash which will soon give way to a black leather with red stitching JT launch edition dash.
  4. Must haves for JL rubicon?

    I just finished driving 2,350 miles in 3 days (yes, about 800 miles per day) from Indiana to Nevada in a 2021 JLR. It has the nearly useless 8.4" nav system, the front camera and the gimmicky LEDs that FCA charged $4,000 for. True, the LEDs light the road with a white light, compared to the...
  5. Must haves for JL rubicon?

    The $600 front camera requires the $2,000 8.4” nearly useless nav system and the $1,400 gimmicky LED system. So, for $4,000, you get a bunch of questionable options that are begging to go bad. And the TESLA-like automatic cruise control for another $2,000. And this is... remember... a Jeep...
  6. Another issue. 4 hi

    Rule 1: Don’t try to fool Mother Nature Rule 2: Don’t piss off the Jeep god
  7. 4xe mods -- what works/doesn't work from regular JL's?

    Your plan to swap JK bumpers to the JL is good if you're going to weld them on. Otherwise, I'm pretty sure they won't bolt on. Good luck, though.
  8. Dissapointed in the 4xe Max Regeneration mode

    Oh, don't compare what Jeep engineers came up with to what Porsche engineers created. That's like asking a High School baseball team to play a MLB team. It's just not the same game. Porsche 919s won Le Mans with hybrid LMP1 cars thee years in a row. They know something about EV. Jeep hasn't done...
  9. Redo of Steering TSB 08-074-20

    No clue. The dealerships want to keep this info from owners it seems so they have not printed me an Option Report yet. Yet. The flash number I was told was the fit for mine was 70F.
  10. Hot cigarette lighter - how to wire?

    You've solved my problem! Thanks for helping with this project ~
  11. Hot cigarette lighter - how to wire?

    I do have the OE Aux switches and I didn’t know about a hot lead in the passenger footwell, and thanks for the link to CoolTech!! Thanks!
  12. Hot cigarette lighter - how to wire?

    I’m installing a braking system in my 2018 JL so it can be flat towed behind my motor home. The braking contraption is powered by 12vdc through a lighter adapter. The OE cigarette lighter socket is powered only when in Run or Acc... so, naturally, I want to bypass that battery-draining feature...
  13. New JL Steering Issue TSB 08-074-20 (for "Improved Steering Feel")

    Ensure they upgrade the computer to have the 70F steering reflash. Very important little part of the steering TSB.
  14. New JL Steering Issue TSB 08-074-20 (for "Improved Steering Feel")

    I have great news to share! After 8 separate visits to 2 different dealerships, my steering has been fixed. I had the original aluminum to cast iron gear box swap in November 2020. That only made the 2" of free play feel more linear. After an alignment, after retightening of various bolts...
  15. Redo of Steering TSB 08-074-20

    I had the free play with the aluminum box, then it was a little better with the cast iron box, but that was as good as it got. They were supposed to do the 70F RE flash, but didn’t. They basically said to live with it. Well, today the Reno dealership did the reflash and suddenly it was way...
  16. Redo of Steering TSB 08-074-20

    The wait has been long. It has been *#^ FRUSTRATING!!! *&^. But, my steering has now been fixed. After 7 visits to my local Carson City Jeep dealer (3.5 miles away), they had replaced everything except the steering wheel and there was still 2" of play in the steering. I was encouraged by...
  17. Redo of Steering TSB 08-074-20

    I feel for you and am close to that myself. My local dealer hates seeing show up so now I am going to try a dealer in Reno, 30 miles away. They are as friendly as rattlesnakes... And my steering still has free play after both TSBs and several “are you sure?” repair visits. Aaarggggh!
  18. Wife drove in 4L for 20 Miles at 60 miles per hour.

    Every time I select 4L it's a struggle to get there: Stop Select Neutral on transmission Pull hard to move transfer case from 2H to 4H Pull hard to move transfer case into Neutral Negotiate the 'L' pattern to access 4L from Neutral Pull still harder to move transfer case lever into 4L It is...
  19. Redo of Steering TSB 08-074-20

    Your video is not coming through. Thanks for the support!
  20. Thoughts about winches

    It's an insurance policy. The idea of insurance is you're protected if things go haywire. Same with a self-defense gun, paying taxes for police and fire; it's about having a spare tire, a recovery strap, carrying extra drinking water, bringing a first aid kit: bailing yourself out of a crappy...