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  1. Storing freedom tops

    I usually use the bag, but if I'm in a real hurry for a short trip (on nice days sometimes I'll take them off after work before I drive home) I'll stand one up on the floor between the front and rear seats and lay the other one down in the cargo area (on top of a sleeping bag and...
  2. What did you do WITH your Jeep today.

    I got duped by that road too. We had hiked the AT through the Smoky Mountain NP and were driving back to retrieve the car we left at Fontana Dam. Got near the start of that road and saw the sign "Fontana Village 23 Mi" I thought "Great, almost there." Nope! Over an hour to go those 23 miles...
  3. What did you do TO your Jeep JL today?

    That looks like my old Thule spare tire-mounted carrier. It mounts through the wheel center hole, where the backup camera is on the JL, so I didn't see a way to mount it. I bought a decent hitch-mounted 2-bike carrier from Quadratec instead. I'd be interested to see if that's what it really...
  4. Ecodiesel vs 3.6 Litre Pentastar for long road trips in a stock JL Wrangler Sport

    Yes I don't mind shifting but having to constantly re-engage cruise is annoying. The shifting part is done with minimal conscious thought, not so the cruise control. Maybe once my thumb learns to find the Resume button without looking down...
  5. What did you do WITH your Jeep today.

    I've never been to that part of the NB coast. Need to get there sometime. Not till after they re-open the border from Covid-19 so not this summer. Missing our annual trip to Mt. Carleton Prov. Park.
  6. 10 months with the 2020 JLU Rubicon: what I liked, what I hate, what I would have done differently

    A high school classmate of mine lives in Arizona now. He likes to post the weather forecast in January on Facebook showing sunny and 75 all week. But now it's July and we're getting that in Maine, while he's getting sunny and 115 all week. I'll take the winters vs. that heat. I got the...
  7. Ecodiesel vs 3.6 Litre Pentastar for long road trips in a stock JL Wrangler Sport

    I've got a 3.6 6 speed and it's pretty good on the highway, I easily get 24-25 mpg in stock form. Only thing is the upper gears are pretty tall so I end up downshifting a lot more than I'm used to even for small hills. For bigger hills I often have to drop down 2 gears not just one. On a...
  8. DIY: Hardtop Interior LED Lights For Cargo Illumination During Tailgating / Camping

    Very nice, clean installation, and the JL can certainly use some extra interior lighting. I hope to do something similar eventually. My solution so far until I have time to do more is a professional quality headlamp stashed in the armrest storage box...
  9. Anyone considering trading their JL for a JT Gladiator?

    I looked at them when I was shopping for my Wrangler. I liked them but I like the Wrangler better. I used to have pickups, back when a pickup meant a single cab and 8 foot bed. Now I have a Jeep and a utility trailer. The bed on the JT isn't big enough to haul firewood or bring lumber home...
  10. XM radio reception poll

    In a way it's worse than AM, you get static on AM; my XM goes silent for seconds at a time when I go under telephone wires, tree branches, along the side of a hill, etc.
  11. XM radio reception poll

    My Sirius XM reception in the JL is a lot worse than in my car, so it's not just the geography. It's worse than an AM radio-tree branches, telephone wires, overpasses, driving on the north side of a hill all cut out the signal. I live in a rural area with few broadcast stations so I use XM but...
  12. Honest Feedback Requested 6 Speed Manul

    I-95 north of Bangor has a 75MPH speed limit, and the Trans-Canada in New Brunswick is 110 km/h or 68 MPH, so 6th is useful there. Most of the time I'm on back roads going 60 or less so it's effectively a 5-speed. Though sometimes I put it in 6th on downhills just to feel like I'm getting some...
  13. Honest Feedback Requested 6 Speed Manul

    I had the recall done-it just needed the clip and sleeve, no work done to the clutch itself. I didn't notice any difference in the feel. The clutch isn't that bad, just soft and a little vague feeling. Not what I'm used to in a truck or Jeep. I had an F-150, and F-350, and a Liberty all with...
  14. What did you do TO your Jeep JL today?

    Took off the stupid-looking plastic filler pieces between the bumper and front fenders on my JL Sport. Doesn't make it look like a Rubicon or anything, but makes it look a little cooler, and it didn't cost anything or take much effort. Been meaning to do that ever since I bought it.
  15. Honest Feedback Requested 6 Speed Manul

    I agree. I've been driving a manual for over 30 years, and I find it hard to consistently engage smoothly, especially if I'm trying to accelerate quickly. But probably what I was most disappointed with was the ratios. First and second are OK, then there's a huge gap between 2nd and 3rd...
  16. Clutch Recall (FCA W12 | 20V-124) on 2018-2020 JL Manuals [overheating clutch pressure plate]

    So I had my recall work done last week. They did the bit with the sleeve and hose and got no bubbles so they I should be good. The clutch was always working fine and no smell of burning ever. 2 days later I started hearing a squeaking noise when I step on the clutch pedal. It sounds like...
  17. Maine JL owners?

  18. New Jeep Owners: What was your last car, and WHY JEEP?

    A 2003 Liberty KJ with the Renegade trim. Back in 2003 I wanted a Wrangler but my wife said "No, we need a 4 door vehicle." The Wrangler Unlimited wasn't a thing yet. So I bought the Liberty and drove it into the ground. I waited 17 years to get a Wrangler so nothing was going to stop me...
  19. What is the most popular color?

    When I was shopping for my Wrangler, my color criteria was it could not be black, grey, or silver. That seemed to exclude about 3/4 of the Jeeps I saw. I was shopping used which made the search more challenging. Plus I wanted a manual. I searched for 2 months and drove 500 miles to find what I...
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