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  1. Racing Optics Windshield Tear-Away Review

    I would swear that when I was researching this, I did see something like you are talking about - tear aways just for bugs and what not. But for the life of me I can't remember where. I thought about Gorilla glass but at the time I ordered it seemed GG was delaying builds, so I didn't go that...
  2. What did you do TO your Jeep JL today?

    Installed Racing Optics windshield protection film. Here's a link to my full review: https://www.jlwranglerforums.com/forum/threads/racing-optics-windshield-tear-away-review.77716/
  3. Racing Optics Windshield Tear-Away Review

    Introduction: Since Wranglers are notorious for windshield chips and cracks due to their upright nature, I installed some windshield protection tear-away film made by Racing Optics. The kit costs $199 and provides 3 layers of tear-aways that are supposed to protect the windshield from rocks...
  4. So you think you want beadlock wheels... sample of cost, time, efforts required

    Yeah, fuck that. lol. I've done a decent amount of wheeling and have never broken the bead on a normal tire. I'll take my chances. Thnx. for the good writeup.
  5. Yet another dealer trying to price gouge.

    In a way I can't blame them because dealers must be hurting with the lack of both new and used inventory to sell. Nonetheless, these markups are short term thinking on the dealer's part. I don't see how an extra $10k or even $30K is really going to offset the lack of sales right now, and any...
  6. Don’t die with your yacht in the driveway

    Time is still the most important thing that money can never buy. Use it wisely, and don't trade it away cheaply.
  7. 8-Speed Automatic 850RE Transmission Question?

    No, just engine oil. Other fluids have different change intervals, and tend to be more vehicle-specific.
  8. 8-Speed Automatic 850RE Transmission Question?

    Yes. Keep in mind that there is basically zero incentive for automotive companies not to error on the safe side and tell you to change the oil MORE than is strictly necessary. Even in the instances where the maintenance is "included" (you are paying for it somehow anyway), they don't want to...
  9. 8-Speed Automatic 850RE Transmission Question?

    I hesitate to comment in any "oil threads" on a forum, but nonetheless... As a former engine design engineer I have to make the side comment that doing oil changes every 2,500-3,000 miles is 100% unnecessary unless you are sitting idle in a dust storm all day. That is "grandpa" advice at...
  10. A Wrangler Owner/Enthusiast/Builder honest review of the 2021 Bronco -- long.

    I spent a good portion of my career in the auto industry, have designed and launched engines, worked in both machining and assembly plants, and have run automotive supply companies. I have worked with Chrysler, Ford, GM, Aston Martin, and Mercedes. So yea, I've been to an assembly plant and...
  11. A Wrangler Owner/Enthusiast/Builder honest review of the 2021 Bronco -- long.

    And those are all new vehicles? You clearly don’t know wtf you are even talking about.
  12. A Wrangler Owner/Enthusiast/Builder honest review of the 2021 Bronco -- long.

    Um, because the Bronco Sport is very strongly based on an existing vehicle, the Escape. The Bronco is much more a brand new vehicle, which is a lot harder than badge-engineering. Ford screwed up by making too many promises too early, like I said. But I worked in the auto industry for many...
  13. A Wrangler Owner/Enthusiast/Builder honest review of the 2021 Bronco -- long.

    The Bronco launch wasn't failed so much as over-promised initially and then various delays, some of which were out of Ford's control (Covid) happened. I dunno why so many companies from autos to video games, announce launch dates too far in advance to be sure they will happen. Delays are...
  14. An Explanation of eTorque: what it is, how it works, what it does.

    Since I have the Tazer, I normally have the system set to off mainly because I just don't like the wear and tear of restarts when I know I'll only be at a light for a moment, etc. But if I'm at a long light or in a traffic jam, I'll turn the system on. My only real issue with it is that in...
  15. Who else besides me got eTorque and didn't know what they bought?

    So you'd prefer the component that has actually failed you, as opposed to the one that might?
  16. What did you do TO your Jeep JL today?

    "Installed" (lol) a Rugged Ridge cargo liner. Works well with the RR floor mats and sill guards that I also have. All are flexible, not a stiff plastic. More like something between a plastic and rubber.
  17. We shouldn’t be responsible for the first two broken windshields!!!

    I'd rather just install windshield protection film vs. paying for gorilla glass which I'm not sure would really be that much better. I'll see what reports are like and consider GG for the next vehicle if it proves worthwhile.
  18. Official: New Jeep Wrangler Xtreme Recon Package Announced. Will Debut at Chicago Auto Show

    Interesting. I guess it does make a compelling case vs. having to do it yourself, especially with being able to roll it in when you finance, having the warranty, and just not having to mess with it yourself. On the other hand, they will be pocketing some big profits from it. Their...
  19. Official: New Jeep Wrangler Xtreme Recon Package Announced. Will Debut at Chicago Auto Show

    Did they mention a price for this package? I do wish the 35's had been an option when I ordered mine, but I wonder how the package price would compare to just putting on an equivalent lift, tires, and wheels.
  20. Who else besides me got eTorque and didn't know what they bought?

    Yes and no. When the system is "actively" bringing the interior to the desired temperature, the start/stop will be disabled. But once the cabin is at temperature, then start/stop will be re-enabled. In effect, when it's hot or cold out, you'll find that the start-stop will be deactivated at...
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