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  1. Guide me here... I'm a life-long manual transmission driver & I am considering making the change to automatic only because I want the diesel! Crazy?

    @SecondTJ, et., al., You are correct. However in 2013 Chrysler reached a supply and license agreement with ZF Friedrichshafen AG to build the 8HP at the Kokomo IN Transmission Plant. Chrysler then manufactured this ZF8 reference design as the Torqueflite. Chrysler branded this as the 850RE but...
  2. Guide me here... I'm a life-long manual transmission driver & I am considering making the change to automatic only because I want the diesel! Crazy?

    Pete, The other side of the coin is also true. I've been blocked on a manual thread for suggesting that the MT6 drivers were closed minded when not accepting any reason to consider the ZF8 auto in any capacity whatsoever. I was a heretic for even making such a looney suggestion as wanting to...
  3. Guide me here... I'm a life-long manual transmission driver & I am considering making the change to automatic only because I want the diesel! Crazy?

    I can one up that one. Once not so long ago, I pulled into quick lube shop to do an oil change on a 2005 Dodge Caravan (the vehicle before the 2019 JL). They checked and filled all the fluids. Well the brainiacs found a way to add transmission fluid to the brake reservoir. I didn't know...
  4. Guide me here... I'm a life-long manual transmission driver & I am considering making the change to automatic only because I want the diesel! Crazy?

    Scott, The ZF8 auto rocks in these JL's. I don't miss driving a manual in my 3.6L 2 Door Sport. On the highway I can run the gears with AutoStick whenever I want. On the trail I'm nearly never in Drive. The trans behaves great in every situation I throw at it. As a bonus, I never (ever)...
  5. Manual retrain

    Still fundamentally, bigger tires mean larger circumference which translates to less wheel revolutions per unit distance. This results in the speedometer reflecting a lower indicated vs true travelling speed. The difference is the percentage of the change in tire diameter. Worse yet, the higher...
  6. 4 or 5 tire rotation????

    Dissimilar sized tires cause mechanical hardship on differentials and transfer cases, especially 4WD and AWD designs. Tires rotating at different revolutions per unit distance at each end of the axle present binding forces that stress the differential. From the differential's perspective it's...
  7. 3.6 without etorque?

    Justin, You are spot on. There always seems to be confusion over delivered power from the number of cylinders vs total displacement debate. The larger the area of each piston head obviously the more power produced. That's pretty much a no-brainer. And typically engines don't have different...
  8. What did you do TO your Jeep JL today?

    Added all my preliminary communications gear to my JL. I have (thus far): 1. Amateur Radio: Yeasu FT3Dr HT - External Dual-Band VHF / UHF Antenna (call: KF0EUD). Range is potentially worldwide depending on the Repeater and operating mode. 2. CB Radio: Cobra 75 WXST (call: Snowshoe) rarely...
  9. HELP,,, Jeep won’t start :(

    Michael, Not to disagree with your post but I'd like to add some clarity. I was a Powertrain Software Engineer for Chrysler for almost two decades before leaving the automotive industry for other software development opportunities. Many (lower cost) vehicles have essentially just one main...
  10. I finally understand why people hate mall crawlers

    @omg, Not all who off-road bound over the tallest rocks in a single bound. Most (probably all) just like getting away from the urban rat-race to enjoy parts of this planet only few get to see. Mall-crawlers, or anyone really that chooses to live within the confines of their human aquariums or...
  11. 3.6L ESS Aux Battery Bypass

    Will, I too am really thinking about investing in the Genesis Dual Battery system, if for nothing other than just replacing the AUX with a similar sized MAIN. The Genesis solution looks to be so much superior than anything FCA has provided. It looks like FCA (Stellantis) has eventually solved...
  12. 3.6 without etorque?

    @FloridaMan, Be careful what you ask for. The 'mild hybrid's eTorque isn't what most people think it is. It's not a 4xE 'lite'. It's a system to assist in take-off up to just a couple of mph. For some, they would state that this helps in initial torque. Maybe hence it's name. In reality it...
  13. Tazer Mini Questions

    The Tazer JL Mini has certain limitations constraints and yes risks. It is marketed to be some really easy way to override nearly everything wrong (or rather what many don't like) with the JL. It adds features that the factory doesn't. Overall, it does do a pretty decent job for what it does...
  14. 2” Mopar lift

    Curt, Wow pretty astute observation. Until now (thanks) had never worried about it. The good news is that I've been wheeling my Mopar Lifted on 35's, 2019 Sport S with the Teraflex Sway-Bar Quick Disconnects a lot. Likely 1.5 to 2K trail miles in the last year. Nothing else to do because of...
  15. 2” Mopar Lift with 33” on Sport

    Nick, I did go with the Mopar Lift, no trackbars or any other customized adjustments on my 2019 Sport S 2 door. Just the standard lift kit dealership installed. Drives great. Couldn't be any happier, really makes the Jeep so much better in so many ways. If you invest in it no matter which...
  16. Guide me here... I'm a life-long manual transmission driver & I am considering making the change to automatic only because I want the diesel! Crazy?

    @PetePetePete , You are not crazy. Far from it. Get the diesel you won't regret it. I too have driven manual's for a very good part of my driving career. Almost 45 years now. I was a little leary in buying my 2019 3.6L JL Sport S with the auto. However, I'm certainly now very (VERY) glad...
  17. First Jeep Wrangler Colorado

    Bobby, The test drive invitation is always open. It makes better sense to get a feel for what you're after before investing in it. Just PM me any time. Jay
  18. I finally understand why people hate mall crawlers

    Mike, Nope never seen your tags. You're sarcasm is just a little too over-the-top especially in light of the spirit of the thread. Still, I missed it... Had fun in highlighting the cool things about JL's though. I'll now wonder if you're ever serious. Thanks.
  19. First Jeep Wrangler Colorado

    @Bobbys, I too would let you take mine for a test drive. My Sport S isn't as refined as Joe's (or yours). I have the m186/m200 open differential axles with the stock 3.45:1 gears. However this ZF8 auto trans is exceptional with the Duratrac 35's. My lift is the Mopar 2.5" package with no...
  20. I finally understand why people hate mall crawlers

    Sorry but just have to throw the BS card here. JL's are all nearly identical except for powertrain and axle options. Even then, each and every engine, transmission and transfer case is VERY capable to go off-road. It's the lockers, a little more clearance, Sway-bar disconnects and especially...
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