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  1. Driving in snow / ice…any tips?

    +1 - test, do not assume. Learn to safely slam on the brakes a bit at ever increasing speed, then use this technique to verify ice on the road. The main problem is getting caught up with surrounding traffic either going way too fast or too slow for actual conditions. Find out for yourself...
  2. 2021 Rubicon Diesel electrical / harness issue strands me at Car Wash

    That’s what this sounds like to me - poor crimp on one or more of the individual pins - now corroded. Dielectric grease may help, but not as much as dissassmbling the connector and either crimping correctly or making it a solder joint. You generally need special tools to extract the pins from...
  3. Thor Has Landed! (392 XR in white)

    My steering wheel was off a bit too, but settled straight after about 1k miles. I think they set it there intentionally for the suspension to settle in. Lots of videos online on how to adjust - some guys do often, right on the side of the road, after a hard trail.
  4. Which motor is this? Etorque or no?

    Seems the thing is a money pit of bad decisions for the guy - price seems like he might be looking get out of a 5 year loan + add-ons with even money. However - I would never buy a used 4x4 - from anyone. I despise used and I think every seller is lying - 4x4 just seems worse given the...
  5. Buying Mopar lift from dealership - correct part and price?

    …and making things up too. Seems the spring rates would be higher for 4 dr, so all the blah blah blah this thread devolved into about lift heights would be made worse. As noted above, the part numbers are all different for a reason, no company anywhere is going to add multiple part numbers to...
  6. Which of these Rubicon graphics do you prefer:

    Naked - nothing - looks best to me - clear bra guy stripped mine off. Looks clean, love it. I don’t like billboards and advertising for others and drawing the wrong attention to my expensive toys.
  7. Don't buy MOPAR Beadlocks

    Yes. OP is from WI - where I recall roads are salted like 8 months per year - it's hell on everything, especially aluminum. Not the wheel's fault, it's simple physics. Absolutely - plated hardware and anti-seize - and even that will have limited efficacy if you drive enough on those salted...
  8. What's the deal with hard-mounting your air compressor?

    It probably takes a solid afternoon or more to install a compressor, and these compressors cost considerably more than a good portable. I air down maybe once a year - just don't need to for most trails - Jeep otherwise gets used for errands around town 99% of the time. Lol. If I aired...
  9. Couple Noob questions. Please be gentle.

    So it took until page 3 for a complete and correct description to appear - straight from the manual - on how to shift into 4L - in a Jeep - on a Jeep forum. Crazy. I myself have to confess I finally recently learned how to engage the rear lockers in 4H. It also involved carefully reading...
  10. For owners ... how is the awd??

    Understood, that's the speculation I've heard - but there are no branches growing on the legal, established trails I visit in CO, Utah. I've also torn many a CV boot - it didn't disable the vehicle, not even close, it just means you need to fix it soon - takes many more miles before water and...
  11. For owners ... how is the awd??

    When turning, the front wheels as a pair travel at a different speed than the rear. My observation is when the case is locked - 4wd PT - there is tire slippage. When it is in 4wd auto, the slippage goes away in the same turns. Therefore, I would expect the auto to be better in winter or...
  12. Do I need to freak out yet?

    If they didn’t order what you talked about, you have a very basic right to either what you ordered or your $1k back. That’s 101 - it’s not a one way contract. If you paid with a credit card, you’d get that money back by filing a charge dispute - no arguement - no dealing with a possible ahole...
  13. Mopar Calibration for 35s (was I ripped off?)

    To be clear - he paid $186 for a $35 flash token that he didn’t need. Reading a bit into it, the 186 might have been a sku for token, tax and labor - the 130 was a double charge for scan tool labor flat charge - guy who invoiced him was either greedy, clueless or both. If it were me at this...
  14. JL service manuals?

    They're showing 3.6 e-Torque as an option on the 2020 - which is one of the most significant differences offered in 2021. Could just be the model years are obfuscated a bit. I'll wait until either I need a repair or the 2021 is listed correctly - though it would be fun to sift through and...
  15. Mopar Calibration for 35s (was I ripped off?)

    The Tazer is reverse engineered from a black box. I don't trust it. A "calibration" could simply mean a speedometer correction, or it could mean the entire shift and fuel map was changed to account for the tires. Hard to say - especially without a sales code - usually is associated with a...
  16. 2021 Seat Torture

    Same bolts, same mounting point - there’s zero change to the pull-out strength.
  17. TFL compares 4xe, Bronco, and Defender on serious off-road trail

    Watched a little more of the video. The TFL crew seems to cater to the mall crawler audience. That trail is pretty easy, really - a 4 out of 10 on the Moab scale. Waiting for Lite Brite crew to take delivery of theirs and trash it on some real trails.
  18. TFL compares 4xe, Bronco, and Defender on serious off-road trail

    Wow - those pix pretty clearly show IFS sux for travel and articulation and it’s weird to me the difference isn’t getting more attention in this thread. IMO - this is going to become well known as the #1 difference between the vehicles. Those 35’s don’t mean squat if they aren’t touching the...
  19. Ticking Timebomb?

    ...and most definitely "17k-21k intermittent code for the front and rear NOx sensors." These sensors get clogged with soot. On my engine, they come in pairs with a cal number that has to be programmed into the computer - ie, you can't replace them yourself. You're looking at $1-2k, if I...
  20. Ticking Timebomb?

    Fair enough - I am definitely a wise-ass. Diesel emissions here are tested every 2 yrs. It's a very simple particulate test done on a dyno, a check for modifications to the emissions hardware, and verification of no check engine light. No other gases - basically just a smoke test. It's 80 or...
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