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  1. Cascadia solar controller whine/RF interference? Snake oil works?

    If you haven't tried it already, might be worth trying a couple ferrites on the CB 12V and ground inputs - closer to the CB the better. Twisting the 12V wires is primarily for preventing them from acting as a transmitter antenna for interference created within the controller. Based on the...
  2. Cascadia solar controller whine/RF interference? Snake oil works?

    Chasing radio noise always seems like a black art to me but I've usually had some success after trying a few things. The ferrite clamps are always a good starting point. Some more ideas to try: 1) Disconnect the CB antenna and listen (no mic!). If it's quiet, then the noise is radiated by...
  3. Jeep 392 weight per axle - scale weighed

    Great data, thanks! Do you have the tow package?
  4. Rotors- Why do they look like this?

    My rotors usually start looking like the subject picture after a year or two. Inside and outside, and all four corners seem affected, but not always very uniformly. Interesting and similar to the OP, minimal noticeable impact or uneven brake pull. I drive in a lot of road salt and often...
  5. Fuel pump kill switch

    The picture is of one of the fuse extenders available online, but is essentially the same as what I made. For the pictured extender, the loop would be cut and wires extended to a relay or a switch. I used heavy wire (#12 if I recall) directly to a switch.
  6. Fuel pump kill switch

    Yes, brought the wires through the firewall and mounted the switch in a discrete and physically protected location. Mostly only use it when parked in dodgy areas. When it cranks and won't start I eventually remember to turn on the switch again, lol LF
  7. Fuel pump kill switch

    I put in a kill switch on the fuel pump for theft deterrent and it's been simple and reliable. Didn't want to cut into the wire harness so took advantage of fuse block access. Started with an old fuse, using a file and saw blade to remove some of the upper plastic and fuse element, then...
  8. Towing a Camper Cross-Country with a JLU

    Having recently done a coast-to-coast round trip with a fully loaded ZJ and camper, and looking forward to the next trip in a JLU, your write-up was exactly what I am looking. Thanks! LF
  9. Tire Chains On a JLUR Suggestions, Comments

    Hi Farrell, As you can see by my signature I've not yet jumped ship to a JL, but will share my experience with my Jeep ZJ (solid axles F & R), which has the same language in the owners manual. I carry and use chains on all 4 wheels when necessary. Some examples are in soft new snow with ice...
  10. Wife drove in 4L for 20 Miles at 60 miles per hour.

    If you've got stock tires, the 2.72:1 t-case, baseline diff gears (3.45) and the 8 speed auto, my math says the engine would be running around 3955 RPM at 60mph. Yes, zipping along, but engine & transmission shouldn't have a problem. Likely not with the t-case either, but this t-case is not...
  11. Wife drove in 4L for 20 Miles at 60 miles per hour.

    To the relationship or the jeep? 🙃
  12. Harbor Freight Predator generators: anybody have one?

    Something I just learned - the hard way Make sure your generator is transfer switch compatible. This primarily affects the smaller generators. We got a Honda Industrial 2800 Watt EB2800 and had a transfer switch professionally installed - plan was to keep the sump pump alive for storms...
  13. Help?! 2020 JLU Fishtailed and Rolled From Potential Clutch and ABS System Failure

    Looks like I-90? If so that's a section of winter highway I drive a lot, in fwd, rwd and 4wd and with many types of tires. Maybe the MTs aren't the perfect tire, but with reasonable driving the the tires, especially with low mileage / sharp tread, should not be the problem. I've had some...
  14. Does anybody know exactly how the Rubicon AWD system works?

    Here's a nice little write-up on the SelecTrac II MP3022 transfer case including an exploded view from our friends over at Lost Jeeps: http://www.lostjeeps.com/forum/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?t=25830
  15. Trickle charge??

    It has worked well for me, direct fused connection to the battery. If helpful, the connector was inexpensive on one of the large auction sites.
  16. Trickle charge??

    I've run battery maintainers through a pigtail connected to the battery, a (hot) 12V outlet and through a hitch 7 pin connector. All work fine. I prefer the hitch connector for my outdoor vehicles as I don't like having a cord through a door or window, or for the small risk of the maintainer...
  17. Recommended tow strap for pulling out stuck neighbors

    Don't want to poke a hornets nest, but I find that there is room in my arsenal for both a tow strap (hooks) and recovery straps (loops). Pulling out vehicles with tow hooks (pickups, Suburbans, etc.) the far preferred and safer way is with recovery straps. The stretch also allows you to use...
  18. 35's on 17" rims, or ?

    Not sure where the OP is located, but maybe similar questions. I've not had a lot of experience with different wheel/tire combinations but have noticed that sometimes smaller rims with large sidewalls and/or soft (lower ply) sidewalls can adversely affect highway handling. Is this just...
  19. Does anybody know the formula for how many cubic feet of air it takes?

    Its kind of hard to take CFM directly and figure out how long it takes to fill a tire as the CFM rating drops off as the pressure increases. I recently boutght a VIAIR compressor, it has fill rate specifications that are helpful and could probably be reasonably scaled for comparable...
  20. 5 Wheel Rotation vs 4 Wheel Rotation

    I prefer a five tire rotation for several reasons: 1) I paid a lot of money for the spare to not use it 2) it allows me to get my next set of tires all matching w/o an odd or unused spare 3) The spare tire is 'aging out' whether I use it or not 4) The tire diameter difference when an unused...



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