I think it comes down to personal preference.
I prefer a soft top. I like the freedom of having it as closed up, or as opened up as I want. I have owned 5 jeeps now, and all had a soft top.
With that said, I ordered a hard top for my JLUR, since I'm planning some longer road trips, and its...
I thought the duck stuff was kinda dumb as well, but my kids are really into it. They get excited every time our jeep gets a duck, and they love passing the ducks onto other jeeps we run across.
So, i'm onboard with the ducking. If that's what it takes to put a smile one someone's face...
So many things can cause this but its almost always wear and tear. Lots of things that need to be checked off the list. Including:
worn control arm bushings (uppers / lowers / axle side / frame side)
tie rod play
track bar play
Sway bar linkages...
I would say that I didn’t notice it.
My perspective might be skewed… I have owned many jeeps (CJ/YJ/TJ) and the JL is quieter by leaps and bounds. Almost to the point you don’t know your in a wrangler.
Having owned a CJ7 which had a curb weight of 2700lbs and now going to a JLU with a curb weight of 4500lbs... I just don't like how big heavy these things are getting. The Bronco is heavier at a curb weight of nearly 4900k lbs.
For those of you who mount / demount tiers and wheels at home. What tools are you using the get the job done?
I prefer to turn my own wrench when I can, but have never tried to debead a tire from a wheel at home... or is this a waste of my time and I should just drive up to the local tire...
The 392 package already has most of the benefits of the XR. You get the
bigger HD axles
beadlock capable wheels
Adding the XR package will get you:
If getting the 392, I would personally pass on...
Personally think the best investment for driving in rain is to use RainX. This also works well when your windshield gets splashed with mud.
5.99 for a bottle. Re-apply once every 3ish months. Bottle should last a...
My understanding is that this is added to all JLs and JTs going forward and is there to help in preventing rollovers in small overlap head on collisions.
I seem to recall reading this somewhere, but I am having trouble finding that source. If anyone knows otherwise, would like to have it...
Shift into park quicker once you are fully in the garage.
The auto-start/stop takes a second to shutoff the engine once the jeep is at a complete stop. Just shift into P before that, or use neutral if you are uncomfortable doing that.
I purchased these and was able to strap down 3 surfboards to it for a 800+ road trip mostly highway. So far they have been holding strong and took all of about 10 minutes to install.
I kayak is a bit heftier, but not so much that it would be a problem. I wouldn't go putting a RTT on it...
I'm 6'4'' my wife is 6'. Kids are 9 and 11 y/o and have plenty of room. We have done a few day trips, and 1 long road trip... seating and space have not been a problem.
Not as much room as our crew cab truck, but the jeep has more than enough to get the job done.
I miss my older jeeps, sure.
I miss the heck out of my CJ... it was so raw and analog. I loved it. Didnt have AC, doors, or a radio. But man did I love that jeep.
I miss my first TJ the most (profile pic), I took that thing everywhere and it was super capable with so few modifications...
Quite a few posts that cover the benefits of the package.
Mopar beadlock wheels
1.5 inches of added lift over standard Rubicon
Thicker tube axles (more than 30% thicker over standard Rubicon)
While the 1.5 inch lift...