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  1. Almost sank my new Jeep Rubicon in deep water fording!

    Everyone that was with me was in the Jeep and regrettably I didn't think to have anyone record, but I did get some pictures further up in the shallows, and of the damage. It was a rock creek bed with deeper spots and I drove down the length of it. Later in the day a couple with a side-by-side...
  2. Almost sank my new Jeep Rubicon in deep water fording!

    Swims pretty good for a brick, eh? Last time I tried something like this (in my previous Jeep, which was 2 days old at the time) I slipped sideways off an underwater rock and tore the sidewall open. Tire lost pressure almost instantly. Still made it out with no trouble on 3 tires... rolled...
  3. So this is silly...

    So you're saying your wife has a long, blue Willys? More of a Willys than most of the fine folks on this forum, perhaps? Not everyone can handle a Willys, after all, even Jeep people. I, for one, am not a Willys owner, but I admire those who are.
  4. Fitting older style armrest console into JL?

    There's a remarkable amount of wiring and ducting going through and under the JL's center console. I doubt a complete replacement is in the works simply because of the difficulty of a fully-integrated solution. They do offer a lockbox, but there was a change to the design of the center console...
  5. What is one of the most overlooked features of your Jeep?

    Every removable component is easier to remove. My favorite one is the clips and lever for the hardtop panels (vs. the Screws of One Thousand Turns on the JK). Quick-release washer fluid/wiring in the back. Doors are much lighter and easier to carry. The windshield is easier to drop, AND they...
  6. Extra screws in new jeep

    Those look exactly like the license plate mounting screws on mine. I also had a set of extras (although I'm in a one-license-plate state). Congrats on the Jeep! Red with red fenders and black top is sexy.
  7. Is there a JL truck conversion out there yet?

    Honestly, if Jeep had put out a version of the Gladiator with the exact wheelbase of the JLU and a slightly better towing capacity, I'd have bought two... one for a work truck / daily and one as an offroad toy. The JT is just too damn long and ungainly. I still drool over the J6 concept every...
  8. How did you decide on your engine?

    "Generator" implies a dynamo with a commutator, but most DC generators these days are actually alternators. Brush/spindle designs are much less efficient and prone to wear; alternators use solid-state diode bridges to output DC power. Not technically the wrong nomenclature on that RO, but...
  9. How did you decide on your engine?

    If we're gonna sit down and do the math, how long will it take for an engine that costs $4,000 to pay for itself when it gets 20% better fuel economy than the next best option? With the amount I drive, assuming 50/50 highway-city split and current fuel prices, the break-even point for me would...
  10. Dealer says best to wait for 22's

    Slapped together? On the contrary, everything on the 392 was either borrowed from the Gladiator (suspension and payload improvements vs. the standard JL), added to the global lineup (full-time 4x4) or engineered specifically to make the whole package work (hood scoop and cooling system)... the...
  11. Dealer sent pic of my new muddy JLR

    I've gotten dirtier than that driving through a light sprinkle of rain and a 1" puddle. Water goes in all sorts of interesting directions on a vehicle made of right angles.
  12. Pick 3. Which 2021 colors would you VOTE off the island for 2022?

    Sarge will disappear soon, and I'm okay with that. As many Wranglers as there are on the roads around me, I've only ever seen one other in my color, and I like to be a little unique. Green colors never seem to be hot sellers, so they rotate them a lot. Tank, Rescue, or Commando could make a...
  13. Thinking about trading my 2021 5.7 Grand Cherokee Trailhawk for a JL but few questions for the experts

    I didn't see the point in spending the extra money, personally. If you had a JK hardtop, you'll be blown away at how much easier it is to remove the front panels on the JL (no stupid screws, just three latches and a lever per side). And I've never had a car with any kind of power roof...
  14. Wrangler 392: Looking to haul more than ass

    Wondering what the hell is wrong with his sister and all her friends, like most boys with older sisters, probably. Nah, it's the fact that they use petrol instead of gasoline... :) Probably my favorite Simpsons episode...
  15. 2022 Rubicons will come with optional 35s, beadlocks, upgraded tire carrier

    I could see this as a package for the 392, but not for 8 grand. Maybe a $100,000 special edition...
  16. The dealership ordered the wrong Jeep!!???!

    You probably missed the part where he's been saving / investing for this since he was 14, and is buying it as a present for getting his first post-graduation job. Show a little respect for a fellow Jeeper, and you're too damned old for his sister.
  17. The dealership ordered the wrong Jeep!!???!

    Factory leather (either color with the Rubicon logo) adds the red-stitched plush vinyl on the doors, console armrest, and dashboard, as well as the backseat armrest and the flaps to hide the gap behind the back seat. I believe this also adds the LED in the console bin, but don't quote me on...
  18. The dealership ordered the wrong Jeep!!???!

    That is correct, although the dealer's pictures I linked don't show it all that well. If I recall correctly, Wranglers with stitched and perforated seats start life with cloth seats, which are then re-upholstered or replaced (can't remember which) before shipment. Black or tan leather with...
  19. The dealership ordered the wrong Jeep!!???!

    Positive. Here's one with the package you ordered: https://www.academyjeep.com/auto/new-2021-jeep-wrangler-unlimited-rubicon-tipton-in/55343411/ And here’s a few pictures of mine: Note the armrest, doors and console. The dash also has vinyl trim and red stitching that isn't on the one I...
  20. The dealership ordered the wrong Jeep!!???!

    You've been saving for this thing since you were a teenager... what's a few more weeks?! (But honestly, I'd be pissed off too...) One thing I wanna mention... the stitched leather seats don't have the nicer door panels, Rubicon logo and some other red stitching, rear cupholder/armrest, gap...
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