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  1. ESS Reality Check

    While I completely appreciate that the ESS system does not engage shortly after engine crank, say, after the last time the rig's been taken out the day before.. ..if for no other reason than engine temps--one of the criteria for it to engage I understand--hasn't yet been reached... I've found...
  2. Cheap Jeep Hacks

    This General Discussion section isn't the place for them, but this is. https://www.jlwranglerforums.com/forum/threads/cheap-jeep-hacks-show-em-off-here.18785/ What owner ever said, "dangit, I've got so much money on my hands and no aftermarket to buy accessories from for my Wrangler?" Yeah...
  3. Hitch Based Freedom Top Holder

    Pardon the free market research. I feel no conflict of interest in asking it here as (opposed to paying for such research results) I'm a DIYer who, if I made such a device, would post instructions to make it here, not sell it. Question: Do you think there would be interested in a device that...
  4. Voltage and ESS

    The board's had many good posts on acceptable voltage ranges while the rig is running. It seems most have to do with concerns over too much voltage in the batteries than to little. When my rig wouldn't go into ESS after several months of ownership I began trickle charging it while parked on my...
  5. Third Part Fob size

    This picture comes from Jerry's @Jebiruph 's well received post on the fob key's detension: https://www.jlwranglerforums.com/forum/threads/fob-key-detension.15896/ My question, I admit born of ignorance, is why can't a fob, especially one sans the physical key, be made not much bigger than...
  6. Dear FCA: Wranglers and Costa Rica

    Dear FCA: I just got back from a trip to Costa Rica. My intention is NOT to brag, but rather to suggest that you make your rigs available for rental in this beautiful mountainous country where paved roads are sometimes, particularly outside cities, less than omnipresent, as sure as rain and...
  7. Tire Pressure PSI Balancing Act

    If this has been said, please just point me to the thread. I couldn't find it with a search. Trying to get better has mileage, but not at the risk of safety or handling, how high have some people taken stock JL tires above the 35 psi recommended pressure? Thanks.
  8. Search question

    Does anybody know this? When you search on the forum and don't specify a from date, how far back by default does the search engine start looking? Thanks.
  9. Windshield Lower Metrics

    Fellow enthusiasts, if a picture is worth a 1000 words, the following one best describes, I think, why your Wrangler's windshield folds: It does so as a "hat tip" to prior generations of Jeep, particularly those of the armed forces, who in turn did so simply to fit in a crate. Now, there's...
  10. Creasing Soft Windows

    The announcement on the bboard of Bestop's introduction of the Trextop for the JL got me thinking. When it comes to the factory soft top, premium or basic, either of which being made for FCA by Bestop, we go through steps to not fold the soft windows we remove for fear we'll crease them. And...
  11. What Parts Would You Stock?

    Reading @Snowshoes dilemma over finding the replacement glass for his hard top's passenger's window it dawned on me... "What parts should I stock from MOPAR in anticipation of the need to fix a problem before a dealer can?" Clearly we can't stock everything. Not even a dealer can; let alone...
  12. The Size of the Wrangler Market

    As a toy maker, getting your wares into Costco shelves for the holidays is what Cooperstown, NY is to baseball fans. Its toy buyers have 100s of items paraded in front of them, and when they say, "change this," toy makers do...
  13. Bestop Sunrider and Floor Mats

    Did anyone receive, likely later and under separate cover, some promotional JL floor mats from Bestop after having purchased their JL Sunrider?
  14. ESS Won't Engage - Problem, Solution, Diagnosis

    I'd like to offer the problem and solution; you the diagnosis. Thanks. Problem (and I use the term loosely) ESS won't engage. Rule out all the obvious reasons. ESS disable button not pressed, no CANbus technology turning it off, and engine is warm. It use to engage. Light errands...
  15. Chump Start

    I doubt the people at the Urban Dictionary will accept it, but here goes: Word(s): Chump Start Definition: The process of you having to connect Jumper Cables to a Pentastar engine JL Wrangler, and keep them there for a few minutes before attempting to turn over the engine, because with its...
  16. Serious and Sarcastic Question

    Why did FCA put not one, but two hood open sensors on the rig, but only one ESS battery? Granted, there may be a very good reason I am missing for the fault tolerance of redundancy here under the hood, but shouldn't that redundancy be saved for things either more likely to fail, or if they do...
  17. Should I stock an extra ESS battery?

    https://store.mopar.com/2018-jeep-wrangler-unlimited_sahara-gas_3.6_v_6-transmission_standard_6-electrical-battery-battery_BBAUA200AD-item/ I'm beginning to think this is the JLs "Achilles Heel." Maybe I should buy/stock a backup. What do you think?
  18. Hitch Mounted Hard Top Removal Redux

    I found this link. https://amazon4x4.wordpress.com/2015/03/23/hoist-for-roof-tent/ It's about building this: Now, fair disclosure, there's a Patent on this idea related to Wranglers and their hard tops: https://patents.google.com/patent/US20130280020 but they say great deals are to be...
  19. ESS: 0 world problems.

    We all know what 1st world problems are, right?...like waiting in line--whereas 3rd world problems deal with securing a food source, etc. Mine's a zero world problem if you will---it's the "Kim Kardashian missing her spray tan appointment" level of seriousness....(that is for the rest of the...
  20. Jeep Hacks

    Nothing against Buicks, but if you want to hear the sound of crickets chirping, assemble a room of their owners and enthusiastically ask them, "okay everyone, who's going to customize their rigs?!" Of those in attendance that know what customization, let alone "rig" means, don't expect many to...
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