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  1. Lifelong wrangler driver. Considering jumping ship...

    Hey Rich, 1. So in your experience it was the PSC kit that made the difference - not replacing any of the other components? 2. Was Jeep replacing parts for you under warranty? Thanks!
  2. Lifelong wrangler driver. Considering jumping ship...

    Yeah - back in the mid-1980s I had 33s on my 1978 CJ-7 and they were considered huge! Today we think of 35s almost as the minimum tire size to leave the pavement, which is a bit silly; lots of fun can be had in a 2 or 4-door Wrangler on 31s, let alone in a Rubicon on factory 33s. I agree that we...
  3. Lifelong wrangler driver. Considering jumping ship...

    Roaniecowpony - I couldn't agree more. The front end components (track bar, drag link, tierod, balljoints, steering shaft) - and their hardware - are the weak points, more so than the steering gearbox. I also agree that a good shop should be able to sleuth steering issues and identify where...
  4. Lifelong wrangler driver. Considering jumping ship...

    Damn - this PSC Steering kit lists for $2,334. If you only needed it for 37-40 inch tires, I guess I could accept it as part of the cost of going big. There are other things you need to upgrade to run tires that are bigger and heavier than what came from the factory. But its not okay if people...
  5. Lifelong wrangler driver. Considering jumping ship...

    Dear moderator: sorry about mentioning the banned site.
  6. Lifelong wrangler driver. Considering jumping ship...

    Some good advice on here regarding death wobble. I think its been said, but re-torque all the bolts in the suspension, and consider upgrading your tie-rods & drag link. Here is a link to a video on how one guy did it (its Eddie, from [Banned Site] - hope that doesn't piss anyone off)...
  7. HEMI swap for the JL?

    On the need for a V8: of course "need" is subjective, and different people have different wants or needs, and we can all get by with the Wrangler's Pentastar V6. But if you live at elevation - or traverse the plains regularly like Grape Ape - the current naturally aspirated V6 engines found in...
  8. JL Wrangler Engine Swap - V8 LS3 Crate Engine

    If you could get a Wrangler with a factory V8 sales would go through the roof! Its a shame Jeep (FCA) doesn't have a "smallish" V8, like the Chevy EcoTec 5.3, which is a push-rod design that is reliable, and it is smaller and lighter than the 5.7 Hemi. It would fit easily in the engine bay, and...
  9. Sport vs. Rubicon

    Scott from NC wrote: "Thank you all for the feedback. Vavaroutsos you have some great posts and some solid logic here. I am now really thinking about the Rubicon and getting 35s on the stock wheels, and no lift." If you go to 35s on stock wheels you will need to run a 35x11.5 to avoid rubbing -...
  10. JLUR + 37s: Which suits my needs?

    Yeah, good-quality spacers (hub-centric, etc.) are the way to go if you don't want to buy new wheels. Four spidertrax spacers (for example) cost $240, which is approx. the price of a single aftermarket wheel. Gotta use a torque wrench set to specs when installing them, and re-check the torque at...
  11. JLRU Manual T Forced Induction Experience (ProCharger supercharger)

    ShawnC wrote: "I waited for my JL specifically for the 8 spd transmission... This is the first automatic transmission vehicle I have owned in 30 years" - I'm considering the same move (its weird how hard it is to consider). Its been 36 years of driving without owning an auto, but this 8-speed is...
  12. JLUR + 37s: Which suits my needs?

    Not pretending to be an expert - just been doing some research by talking to a well-respected Jeep-shop here in Colorado. They say that lift height won't guarantee a lack of rubbing with 37s (or 35s), and that you need wheels with the right backspacing. According to this shop, on a JL Rubicon...
  13. JLUR on 37s regear 4.56 or 4.88

    New member here, and I gotta say that this is a great community, and I really appreciate folks sharing their experiences. I'm getting ready to pull the trigger on a 2019 Rubicon Unlimited, 6-speed. I'll be coming from a 2017 Tacoma 6 speed (manual transmission), and I'm a little worried about...
  14. JLRU Manual T Forced Induction Experience (ProCharger supercharger)

    Hey Torero - thanks for all this info. I'm looking at a manual Rubicon right now, and this is helpful. Best of luck with the new clutch!
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