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  1. DOR - Introducing MINT CONDITION!

    Not quite my style, but I do dig that wrap color! Looks like a quality build with good parts. Name is great, too! Color-matched stitching and dash panels really tie the room together. I can see some sweet photos on light sand with matching water color behind when it gets to Hawaii. Nice build...
  2. 37’s, 3.0, and 3.73’s

    Didn't realize you already had 28k miles! Now I see you meant you only had ~500 miles on the gears, not the Jeep as a whole. I can see your mileage though, especially with the tent & lights up there. With the added weight and wind resistance... Still sucks to regear and drop like that. How...
  3. 37’s, 3.0, and 3.73’s

    I just noticed my first posts here were a few months before my late-September 2020 delivery. I'm now up to 20k miles, with probably 5k+ of that off pavement and hundreds of miles of "trail." @Bravo did you end up regearing? I haven't regeared, and now not sure I would. At least on the 37s...
  4. 37’s, 3.0, and 3.73’s

    Your mileage should definitely come up 1-2 mpg over the next 5000-10000 miles. This winter I'm getting 21-23 mpg with a large Yakima ski box on the roof. My MPG comes up about 2 mpg without the box; I'd imagine yours would improve similarly without the tent & light bar. Thanks for your regear...
  5. Which engine to order with Rubicon (canceling a 4xe order)

    Same! I have a couple boats, a camper, and borrow or rent a utility trailer every month or two. I've owned a lot of Jeeps, and started contacting Jeep in the mid-90s asking for a diesel Wrangler. As I was one of those people asking for so long, I also wanted to put my $ where my mouth was. No...
  6. Which engine to order with Rubicon (canceling a 4xe order)

    I do recommend the diesel, however... At 3-4 months & 6000 miles my 2021 developed the common oil leak. It was at the dealer for about 2 months waiting on parts. I'm now at 20k miles without other issue. A lot of those off-road miles. With 37s & mountain driving I still average above 24 mpg...
  7. Heating Temperature Issue

    Sounds like a typical winter commute for my father in Northern Minnesota. He sent this photo from Saturday morning.
  8. Roof rack with Sunrider on JLU, suggestions please!

    @Riperoo did you figure out a rack solution? The Maximus-3 is top of my list right now, and was at or near the top for my JK. The wife and I have long debates about soft top vs kayak-carry for the summer, but I think the SunRider might be just enough. Really wish it was available in the tan...
  9. Moab in November

    Trailer is a 2019 Rockwood A122 ESP. I prefer the teardrops but my wife wants more space. Similar in that we have a 70 lb dog & there have been many nights too cold to leave dog in the Jeep. We'd looked at ordering starting in early 2021 but anything we were interested in was 18-24 months out &...
  10. Carrying gas cans and or Bigger Tank?

    You could always just use large trash cans if you need to move a lot of fuel...
  11. Carrying gas cans and or Bigger Tank?

    I have carried fuel in the vehicle for longer trips, and while it works, definitely don't recommend. If you do have to carry in your vehicle, I highly recommend the Scepter cans. You can only buy them surplus in the US, but I've been putting a set of Scepter fuel cans (MFC) and water cans (MWC)...
  12. Moab in November

    We decided mid week last week to make a run down to Moab for a final camping trip of the year. Drove down after some meetings on Friday afternoon and got to town just after sunset. Moab was about as busy as it used to be on a high-season weekend 8-10 years ago. So not too bad? We ran Hell's...
  13. Exposed Racks vs DeeZee for hardshell RTT

    @Reinen nails it above. The hard top racks are limited to 100 lbs or less I believe, and I wouldn't trust it off pavement above that. There is not enough bracing within the top to prevent sideways motion. The best racks for a RTT will mount through the hard top and into the roll bar (Maximus-3...
  14. Carrying gas cans and or Bigger Tank?

    One of the primary reasons we got the diesel. Built on 37s and with gear for a weekend we still average 23-24 mpg. 688 miles last weekend of towing the camper and several of Moab's finest trails and we still averaged 18.9 mpg! There are still some areas that an extra 2 or 4 gallons give me...
  15. Carrying gas cans and or Bigger Tank?

    That was a big deal for us. Probably April through October the soft top is on so I needed a top-independent solution. Winter trips are usually shorter if only for daylight & road access.
  16. Carrying gas cans and or Bigger Tank?

    Doll House and the area around there (Natural Bridges, Bears Ears, etc.) is one of the primary reasons I have the extra fuel cans. I was on a Doll House trip years ago and the Flint Trail slid and closed. We didn't know until trying to drive out. Took the road to Hite but they didn't have fuel...
  17. Carrying gas cans and or Bigger Tank?

    I've got the Rock Slide Engineering spare tire rack with two 2-gallon fuel cans. Easy to install and take off as necessary. They are really only useful/used for 1-2 trips a year, and with the diesel range they are maybe even overkill for those, but as @Reinen points out, it isn't too hard to get...
  18. rock rail suggestion for JL

    I went through similar debates this spring. I ended up with the ARB sliders. They give about a 4" step and are tucked up higher into the body and frame than the factory Rubicon/Willys rails. They are heavier than the factory rails. I've done some sliding on mine and no deformation. They are...
  19. What's the deal with hard-mounting your air compressor?

    I've carried portable compressors for more than 20 years but last month I finally went the hard-mount route with the MORE mount in the cargo area. The cheaper portables take forever to fill the larger tires and this year I've finally converted to the air-down early and often camp. It is also...
  20. Sob Story - 21' JLUD Rubicon

    Sorry you've had this repair drag on this long already. My diesel oil leak was 2+ months on a new Jeep and that was tough. As some others have said, if you can't get to a replacement/buyout solution with your insurer, sell or trade it as soon as you can. Had the sunroof explode in our 2018...
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