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  1. Milestar Patagonia M/T 02 size

    The most accurate way is to measure from the center of the tire to the ground, and times that by 2 to get the diameter (height) of the tire. The distance from the center to the ground will always be at least slightly small versus the center of the tire to the top. This is because of the...
  2. Best way to stop a thief from towing your Jeep?

    I had a vehicle stolen that had a Club on it back in the late-90's. They actually tried to steal it once as they punch the door lock out to get inside and almost ripped the entire steering wheel off and broke the steering column trying to get the club off (you could see where they were beating...
  3. XR Xtreme Recon and High Tide -- tire pressure lesson learned

    The OEM recommended tire pressure is based on the vehicle running at max GVW and the max towing load. They do this to be on the safe side to ensure there is sufficient pressure in the worse case scenario....unfortunately most people aren't smart enough to handle having light load versus heavy...
  4. Best way to stop a thief from towing your Jeep?

    Actually having it in 4 Lo reduces the forces going into the park pawl in this situation. When power is going in the normal direction that originates in the engine the low range in the transfer case multiplies the torque by the low range ratio as it goes to the axles and tires. When power is...
  5. Trade in Values tanking

    Everybody has different experiences with this and I'm definitely not saying you are wrong. Just from my own personal experience (both on my own vehicles and helping out several friends or family members when buying new or used vehicles from a dealership) both the trade-in values and the...
  6. Trade in Values tanking

    There have been several replies addressing the above already. But as stated in many states you only pay sales tax on the difference between the trade-in value and new car price. In our state that is only applicable if purchasing a new vehicle and not a used one on the lot. Just for example I...
  7. Transfer case? Sport vs Rubi vs Atlas

    I know the original post is pretty old (2019) but just to add my thoughts after being into off-road rigs and trailriding for 20+ years. If the main concern is slow rock crawling on the trail in low range I would highly recommend concentrating on upgrading the transfer case gears. You will get...
  8. Trade in Values tanking

    I suspect what happened to the auto industry and dealerships recently is similar to what is going on in several other industries, such as anything to do with the housing or home improvement market. Covid caused a large increase in demand for the product. People were getting free money, had...
  9. Ecodiesel gearing

    It doesn't absolutely "need" to be regeared. The problem with this type of question is there is so much subjectivity involved in it. I know people with 37's on the diesels with stock gears and they run just fine down the road. Not like they stall out going up a hill or have a ton of...
  10. 37s on stock JLUR, no rubbing*

    While I think the chalk test is a good tool to get around the right pressure, it's definitely not the final answer. I've always ran lower than typical pressures in my tires and well before the 'net, Facebook, and YouTube made it the "in thing". However I think if you do the chalk test and it...
  11. Trade in Values tanking

    Just as stated many times above, it's not that used car values are really "tanking" but rather just returning to normal. I bought my first new vehicle 20+ years ago and one of the first economics lessons learned was to expect a new car to depreciate by a significant amount as soon as you drove...
  12. Unrepairable 2021 wrangler

    I understand the frustration with having a newer vehicle still under warranty and a dealer claiming they can't fix it. Start with contacting Jeep corporate to discuss the issue and the solutions. Regardless of how frustrated you are now try to be nice and keep an open mind.....there are people...
  13. Atlas 4 speed in jlur

    Realistically it only has 3 useful gears in most applications. Either the two mid-low ranges are close enough together they don't make a lot of difference, or the low-low range is too low to be of any real use. It's still a good case and does give you at least 3 good gearing options, you just...
  14. TPS not sold with Tires & rims...Am I missing something?

    It shouldn't take a tire shop more than 15 minutes to remove the sensors from the stock tires, slap on stock valve stems, and re-seat the outer bead. Just to clarify, you do not need to completely dismount and remount the tires to remove the sensors, and thus also do not need to balance them...
  15. Talking Lockers, Gears, and Axles -- for when I lift and add 35s to my JLW 2-Door

    Here are my comments: For gear ratio, assuming you have the factory 32ish" tires and 3.45 gears should calculate out to around 1,600 RPM at 65 mph. In my opinion this gear ratio is more biased to freeway driving and optimum fuel economy to begin with. The factory Rubicon 33's and 4.10 gear is...
  16. Reservoirs worth it?

    As mentioned above reservoirs themselves do nothing for ride quality. They were originally intended for racing applications where the increased shock oil increased cooling and kept the shocks from fading during extended hard use. I'm talking about miles and miles of rough terrain at higher...
  17. Demand is changing and inventory going up on dealers lots

    I completely agree that you need to shop around and look for special offers. The closing costs I stated are simply based on what different sources, such as the Federal Reserve, state are average in the U.S. It does vary wildly based on the location of the home.....New York is typically a lot...
  18. Demand is changing and inventory going up on dealers lots

    In regards to the comment about dating the rate and marrying the cost (in regards to homes) I do understand that to a certain extent. Sure, you can always refinance down the road but there are two issues to consider. 1. You are making the assumption that rates will go down within a reasonable...
  19. Maximum load for reverse pulling in a recovery.

    Typical internet trend when the difference between two different things gets way exaggerated! It starts out as "method A is a little better than method B" but quickly turns into "method A is the only way to do it and method B will cause the vehicle to explode and kill a bus full of nuns....."...
  20. Demand is changing and inventory going up on dealers lots

    Inventory has greatly changed recently. Just as said above the local Jeep dealership had very few JL 4 doors on the lot as of this summer. Talked with one of the salesman and he basically said they would get a few in during the week but were always sold by the weekend. Drove by the other day...
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