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  1. What’s 6th gear for???

    I have a brand new 2021 JLUR with manual transmission. At 70 mph, which is about my peak for safety in a Rubicon, in 5th gear the RPMs are under 2,400. What’s the point of 6th gear?
  2. Tweaking half doors for the perfect fit.

    I guess the only question I have is what is “clockwise” and what is “counterclockwise” given that the nut is upside down?
  3. Factory Half Door Installation Video For JL / JLU / JT

    I got the half doors and they are awesome. And yes, they come with mirrors already installed and a wiring harness that lets you adjust electrically. I love the premium uppers too, but I can’t figure out how to adjust them. The graphical instructions are confusing and this video is not much...
  4. Buy or Lease?

    I am not likely to exceed 12k a year, but it would be nice to not care if I do. On the other hand, my wife’s car is leased (10.5k/year), but she works from it wouldn’t be difficult to juggle the cars in order to help manage the miles if needed.
  5. Buy or Lease?

    I am 60:40 leaning towards leasing. We've been leasing our other cars for 6+ years now. We like the carefree “ownership” that a lease provides. With the Jeep, however, a lease means no mods.
  6. Buy or Lease?

    Getting set to pick up my JLUR manual from the dealership next Friday. I’m torn between buying or leasing. This will be my first ever Jeep and first manual transmission in a dozen years. I’m in my 50s with tween kids....meaning that if I buy I’d likely want to keep it for at least 10...
  7. Orders with half doors on delay

    Ordered a JLUR with half doors on 4/16. Arrived at the dealership 6/10. It was in D status for a while. Might have been the manual tranny as well.
  8. Buyer’s Remorse - 2021 JLUR

    A poignant response that hit the mark perfectly. Thanks for that.
  9. Buyer’s Remorse - 2021 JLUR

    Just checked with the dealer, who said the Sting Gray Rubicon that I ordered has been released by the Toledo plant and is awaiting transportation. I’ve been waiting more than two months, but my excitement level is tepid at best. I ordered the vehicle that my kids wanted, not the one that I...
  10. What sunscreen (for your skin) do you keep in your Jeep?

    I wouldn’t lose too much sleep over it. The amount of benzene and length of time applying it are significant factors in its carcinogenicity. You’d have to use a LOT for years and years. This reminds me of the saccharin scare of the 1980s.
  11. Mopar Half Doors Installed on JLUR 392 Pics

    The Jeep website doesn’t let you “build” it for this reason, but you can order the top as a parts accessory at the time you place the order for the Jeep for same price as the dual top option and they will ship it to you separately.
  12. Mopar Half Doors Installed on JLUR 392 Pics

    I ordered the half doors on a Sting Gray Rubicon along with the dual top option. Here’s the kicker, though: I ordered the tan soft top along with the black hard top. I think the black uppers on the half doors is going to look kick-ass on the Sting Gray body and tan soft top. But baybe that’s...
  13. JL Window Sticker and Build Sheet Order Tracking

    This is such a crap tool. What name do you put down? How does one know the actual order date? Is it the day you told the dealer to order it? Is it the day the dealer put it into the system or charged your credit card? There’s no way to sort any of the data. Why do 2018 and 2019 orders still show...
  14. Picked Up my 2021 Willy’s...

    Nice looking keep. I’d be happy with this, but my son won’t settle for anything less than a Rubicon, which is more capability that I really need.
  15. Blacked out Rubicon wheels

    Who did you have do the work? An auto retailer? What does it cost to powder-coat wheels?
  16. Gate Hinge Reinforcement

    I apologize if this is the wrong forum to post this question, but I am putting together my order for a 2021 Rubicon and don’t know whether to get the optional gate hinge reinforcement or not. I am planning to eventually get 35” tires, but nothing bigger than that. Is the reinforcement necessary...