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  1. Would like some insight on how it would be to daily a wrangler.

    There are a lot of compromises with the Wrangler. Drive a Wrangler then drive a Grand Cherokee and you'll see what I mean. I notice little things every time I drive my Wrangler, but I'm not picky and I dismiss the differences because I bought my Wrangler to do trails with. If I wasn't going...
  2. How silly would a Rubicon on 33s look with a 3.5” lift for a few months?

    I agree with "who cares?". But if you add a 3.5" lift to a Rubicon does it raise it a full 3.5"? If you put the same lift on a Sport do you then get 5.5" lift? Or is a 3.5" lift only 3.5" on a Sport and about 1.5" on a Rubicon?
  3. 2018 JK Rubicon vs. JL Sport S

    I made the same decision a couple of years ago. I was looking at a used 2018 JL vs. a used JK Rubicon, maybe 2017. I asked questions and was told that the JL was a much better vehicle and I should go that way so I did. I own the JL specifically to do trails but it gets a lot of highway miles...
  4. New Lift - drive shaft broke - need your opinion please

    I don't think it is reasonable to take the vehicle to the stealer and then make the other shop pay for it. It IS reasonable to take it to the original shop and make them fix everything. If they left off a nut and that damaged something else then they should repair that too. And not to mention...
  5. Missing ESS Battery……. WTH??????

    I didn't spot that, my post wouldn't apply.
  6. Missing ESS Battery……. WTH??????

    Is it possible that someone completely removed it? Have you considered that you are better off without it? Mine has been completely disconnected (but still in place under there) for almost 2 years with no problems.
  7. Mechanic Hates Jeep People

    I never did. I was mostly repairing things that had broken or worn out, only occasionally problems due to what a person did. I viewed my job as trying to help a person get their vehicle back into use. The average person doesn't treat their car very well so that's an inconvenience when you...
  8. Wrangler Sport vs. Grand Cherokee Trailhawk

    We had a 1999 WJ, I think it was very similar to the JL in terms of offroad capability, maybe harder to put really large tires on. The big difference between WJ and JL was the steering- WJ steering was great, no reason a JL can't equal it but it doesn't. If it's a WK2 Laredo it likely doesn't...
  9. Wrangler Sport vs. Grand Cherokee Trailhawk

    I have the Wrangler Sport and my daughter and I have been on 6 trips so far to do camping and trails in Colorado and Utah so she has plenty of experience with the Wrangler. She just bought a used Grand Cherokee Trailhawk so someday we will get to compare them on trails. It's probably too late...
  10. So? Who made it onto Matt’s off-road recovery channel this morning?

    It's pretty easy to disconnect. (with a minor limitation)
  11. What to charge for rubicon take off tires/wheels

    Most people are wanting to take off their small tires and buy bigger tires, that's what I did. If you could find a person with a stock Sahara who has worn out their tires and needs new ones, they might be a buyer. I didn't think I would have much luck selling my stock Sport tires so I traded...
  12. Handing over the keys

    Well the biggest problem is that the darned things can get HEAVY. I'm only on Rubicon 33s and they're heavy enough, you guys with 37s need to be eating your Wheaties. I can do it but I'm beginning to wonder if I'm accumulating future problems in my already injured back. I was thinking about...
  13. What to charge for rubicon take off tires/wheels

    I haven't looked in a couple of years. Back then I found wheel/tire sets for $800-$1000. Search Craigslist and there are a lot of shops selling takeoff sets for $1500 or more. I wonder if they ever sell them. I wouldn't pay nearly that much if I only wanted tires, for a little more you could...
  14. Test drove about 15 cars in the last month and...

    I don't view the ride that way, I don't think about it that much at all. I bought mine to take on trails and I think it is a unique vehicle for that. Someday it will be my only vehicle so I'll drive it for everything and I have no problem with that. Somewhat off topic but when I'm riding with...
  15. 4WD

    Nobody has really explained "why" yet. When the transfer case is engaging both differentials, the transfer case is essentially locking front and back differentials together meaning it only allows the driveshafts to turn at the same speed. Now when you are turning and the wheels are traveling...
  16. Handing over the keys

    I was a bit older than that when I installed Rubicon springs and shocks on my JLU Sport, in my garage using my limited tools. And just a few months ago I changed the radiator in my daughter's Grand Cherokee. A lot of laying on the ground, getting up to get tools, laying back on the ground...
  17. Handing over the keys

    I have that information written on a piece of paper in the tool box for all 3 of our cars.
  18. Handing over the keys

    I plan to keep doing my own auto work hopefully for a long time. I do all the repairs to my house too. My father owned a garage for over 60 years and now my nephew owns it so if I get really desperate I can call them. When I worked there we used floor jacks, bumper jacks and creepers. These...
  19. How do you guys clean your jeep? Way more difficult than I would have assumed.

    I respect anyone who has the time and energy to do an extensive cleaning. Even in the past where I've had a nice car I didn't do that much cleaning. When I was growing up and working in my father's shop he would occasionally complain to me that I wasn't proud enough of my car to keep it clean...
  20. How do you guys clean your jeep? Way more difficult than I would have assumed.

    I use a bucket of soapy water, a rag, and a spray nozzle on my normal garden hose. With the spray nozzle set to "jet" I can easily get the mud off. I did put a coat of wax no the paint but I'm sure it is time to do that again.
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