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  1. New JL Steering Issue TSB 08-074-20 (for "Improved Steering Feel")

    Pitman arm nut loosened up TWICE! I had my 2019 Rubicon in for the 68507569-AA gearbox in December of 2020. Steering feel was noticeably heavier at low speeds afterward. Wander and constant corrections were noticeably improved, but not night and day like some have described. Steering is still...
  2. Factor 55 Basic Guide to Winching & Basic Guide to Kinetic Energy Recovery

    You've no doubt heard of Factor 55. If you haven't seen these, I highly recommend both of the Factor 55 guides: * Basic Guide to Winching * Basic Guide to Kinetic Energy Recovery & Towing a Disabled Vehicle Off Road They are authored by Bob Wohlers from Off-Road Safety Academy. They are each...
  3. Mopar 2” lift or something else?

    Have you looked at AEV's 2.5" kit? They've been doing suspension lifts and using Bilstein shocks for some time and seem to know what they're doing. They understand suspension geometry and low COG. Their kit is more complete than the Mopar one, as well as cheaper...
  4. Can’t seat the synthetic rope in my WARN winch

    I feel your pain. I have the Zeon 10-S as well. I installed the synthetic rope/puck while the winch was just out of the box, so nothing in the way. I read the instructions and used the flimsy zip tie they include. I used paracord, screwdrivers, mallets - you name it. It was major pain the ass...
  5. Backup camera upgrade

    Just curious, have you been in a vehicle that has a better backup camera than the Jeep JL? I'm trying to understand your point-of-reference, as I think the camera is fantastic. The resolution is excellent. The dynamic steering lines, especially with the middle dashed lines, are top-notch. My...
  6. 4WD CliffNotes

    Thanks. Good question, but that would be a thread unto itself. One short answer is when traction is lost to a single tire that inhibits forward movement. A better answer is before that happens. Uneven terrain, especially inclines, where one tire will be in the air is the best example where...
  7. 4WD CliffNotes

    I put this together in order to have a distilled reference for the 4WD-related operation and controls. The owners manual, like most every other reference, has far too much fluff and disclaimer info. I wanted something that I could put in my iPhone Notes app and refer to every so often. I hope it...
  8. Apps not available

    I have also experienced the problem with apps disappearing. This is a recent issue, as it had not occurred in the first 8-9 months of ownership. I first noticed the Off-Road Pages had disappeared from the main screen. I figured it was a SW glitch and would come back at the next ignition cycle...
  9. NEWBIE QUESTION - JL premium soft top - putting top down / back and leaving windows in

    Yes, but you should be going at least 40 MPH so that you get the "aerodynamic assist" that will automatically bring the top back to the Sunrider position without having to exit the vehicle. Roll down all windows to obtain maximum airflow into the interior so that you achieve a proper bulge and...
  10. Hooking up JL Aux Switches for 6.5” round halogen lights?

    Ah, I see - makes sense; serves as a safety kill switch as well as ensuring that no one can activate the switch on the winch from the outside.
  11. For those of you who were disappointed with the Tan interior, will you be getting Black instead?

    I had a black patio umbrella - nice Sunbrella fabric, so quality stuff. That thing drew heat down like a convection oven. My JLUR's black soft top inside at head level reminds me of being under that umbrella. Black draws heat and is measurably hotter than the same fabric in a light color - same...
  12. Hooking up JL Aux Switches for 6.5” round halogen lights?

    OldBird, just curious, doesn't your winch say to connect directly to the battery? From my Warn Zeon installation guide: "The winch power wire must be routed to the battery. A direct battery connection of the power (red) and ground (black) cable is required. Do not connect ground to vehicle...
  13. For those of you who were disappointed with the Tan interior, will you be getting Black instead?

    That looks really good! Have you considered the hard top underside? That Krylon is amazing how it adheres to plastic and looks OEM. I see you have a squeegee at the ready. I ordered my Black JLUR with option Z6 - it's a little guy that rides in the back with a bottle of Zaino Z6 and a cloth...
  14. For those of you who were disappointed with the Tan interior, will you be getting Black instead?

    I did the online search and couldn't locate a tan leather JLUR within the max mileage - dealer tried as well and wasn't one in the 500+ mile radius of ATL. I don't understand it. You would think that it would be more popular in the hotter regions of the country. I've had too many vehicles with...
  15. Tan Soft Tops

    I had a tan soft top and half-doors on my Black TJ and replaced the top with a tan Bestop Bikini/Windjammer/Duster setup. I'm a glutton for punishment I guess. Tan is a nightmare to keep clean. I wouldn't do it again. Tan soft tops of any type show any and every bit of dirt and mold and are...
  16. Does anyone actually fold the windscreen down? I don't get it...

    I was in the same boat - didn't anticipate the wipers being difficult to remove. The owner's manual doesn't offer any suggestions. I didn't want to force them and break or bend anything. I did a bit of searching and found the trick - don't take the nut all the way off. Loosen it a good ways and...
  17. Does anyone actually fold the windscreen down? I don't get it...

    I folded the windshield down for the first time last week. It did make it easier to install the 67 Designs rail with it down - good excuse I said. I don't like how it blocks the view of the hood. I really like being able to see the Jeep hood. I may give it another try sometime off-road, but I...
  18. So what's it like living with the JL? (Especially folks who switched from a full sized truck)

    Good catch. I had 6-speed on my mind from some earlier reading - it's the stock 5-speed. :-)
  19. So what's it like living with the JL? (Especially folks who switched from a full sized truck)

    I traded in my 2016 F-150 5.0L Supercrew for the JLUR. The F-150 was loaded with most options, including FX4 w/ rear locker, premium stereo, heated/cooled seats, etc. - quite nice inside with tons of room. Unfortunately, I could never really get comfortable with the seats on longer highway...
  20. WARN JL Rubicon Winch Mount Plate and Zeon 10-S Install

    Thanks Tech Tim for the illustrated steps and info. I also appreciated reading through all of the comments - wish I would have done that prior to starting. I ran into a few of the ones mentioned, along with some of my own. I always anticipate an install taking me several times longer than what...
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