If you have younger, newer, or otherwise distracted drivers in your family (cough), I would suggest keeping the safety group.
Useful feature for resale later and depending on your auto insurance, you could qualify for additional discounts with it.
Dan Grec, writer of “The Road Chose Me” recently published a long form summary of his Africa journey for Jalopnik:
Same premise as his original trip. Quit his job (again), built a Jeep, and went at it -...
For the JL, I recall the max high speed for 4H was 55 mph, and 4L was 25 mph.
Since I don’t know precisely when 4H Auto is activated in 4H, I don’t trust it and leave it off. Maybe there’s an idiot light I missed for it.
I’ll throw it into regular 4H if there is more than a foot of water, or...
For me, the Alpine bass tuning is annoyingly loud. My ear drums started bouncing around with the bass heavy songs. My adjustments were much more linear. Haven’t tried the AUX port yet
CarPlay: Bass -4 /Mid -2 /Treble 0
Even with this, the bass still feels too high on some songs...
I’ve heard of pumping fake engine noises into the cabin, but this is the first time I’ve heard of someone pumping it out.
I’d personally want to change the standard fake electric whine it to sound like monks chanting.
Or go full coconut, Monty Python style.
Could be worse. Imagine looking to buy a Lambo right now - this year's allotment is almost completely gone, and we are just in June.
ESS is not a regulatory requirement. If it was, GM wouldn’t be dropping it entirely in their SUVs and trucks due to the current chip shortage.
Honestly feel like ESS should be an option, similar to engine...
Funny thing is, it’s no longer just Jeep owners doing this. Car manufacturers themselves have been designing angry grilles for several years now. German newsgroup DW (link in English) does a good job explaining it:
This entire thread is in poor taste.
Chalk it up to cultural differences, and leave it at that. Do we want to talk about other demographics who like skinny tires on deep dish rims?
Specific to Asian folks not waving back:
I was a foreign exchange student who ended up studying in Japan.
Why the hate? because it's iconic. It is literally used as an alternative logo.
It's the same reason square headlights only lasted one generation, and why the Jeep wave doesn't extend to Samurais, (newer) FJs, Broncos, and Hummers - or even other "Jeeps". It's a part of Jeep's identity, and...
Back when they were heavily discounting the JTs, I was super tempted. Right at the start of 2020, there were several news articles published about how folks were getting ~$9k (or more!) in discounts and rebates...
You’ll be fine. The Jeep is just a tool.
What matters are the adventures you go on, and the people you go with. And hey, the kids are only kids once.
I’m jealous - it sounds like the kids have a good father. Have fun out there.