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  1. trying to piece together low budget sounds for 5" base radio.

    Here's my speaker upgrade. Get your speakers from Crutchfield while they are 1/2 price and pick which sound bar speaker adapters you prefer. https://www.jlwranglerforums.com/forum/threads/base-system-speaker-upgrade.75015/post-1562924...
  2. Bubbles in Paint at Door Hinges

    I have had personal experience with rusty steel JK doors.
  3. Bubbles in Paint at Door Hinges

    The steel doors on the JK's could still have corrosion (rust) issues.
  4. Bubbles in Paint at Door Hinges

    I've been waiting several months (since before the strike) for a set of doors for the approved good will repair of my 2018 JLU. About a month after those were ordered, a set was also approved and ordered for my 2020 JT. After seeing reports of tens of thousands of dollars spent on some of...
  5. Experiences repairing the infamous paint bubbling / corrosion

    There's some discussion on it in this thread https://www.jlwranglerforums.com/forum/threads/thoughts-on-aluminum-panel-galvanic-corrosion-mitigation.110847/post-2301791 The hinge corrosion seems to start where water gets trapped in the seam between the steel hinge pin and the aluminum hinge.
  6. Dead Rubicon - Help Please

    Check the N3 fuse of the fuse array and/or swap the wire connected to the N3 terminal to the N4 terminal. If the issue is a blown N3 fuse, moving the wire to the N4 terminal will get it going.
  7. Anyone else with transmission leaks on 4xe?

    Makes you miss our favorite former service advisor Dan, doesn't it. My JL was there at the same time getting some hinges repainted.
  8. Remote keyless entry

    This thread reminds me that some early 2018 sports with manual locks had keyless enter and go listed on the window sticker.
  9. Looking to order a JL and asking general advice.

    I don't think any of the leaks I've heard of were attributable to the soft top, most were door seal or A pillar related.
  10. Alternator out due to pressing the ignition button too many times with dead battery?

    Maybe a blown N3 fuse that finally drained the aux battery, so no power to the electronics.
  11. Poll: Bubbles in Paint??

    I reported on my white, there's a lot of reports to keep track of.
  12. Poll: Bubbles in Paint??

    I looked and didn't find any, but the experienced eyes of the dealer's estimator found baby bubbles on all 4 doors. Hopefully the replacements will be less susceptible.
  13. Door Issue

    I just saw this reply. There is a large aftermarket for JK hinges, so depending on how rusted the hinges are, you might want to look at replacing them. Kentrol makes black powder coated stainless steel replacements. I expect that before long there will be aftermarket black powder coated...
  14. Door Issue

    Are the hinges corroded or replaced? Does the door lift off easily?
  15. Door Issue

    JK doors can have issues with weather stripping failing and water leaking in. Aftermarket weather stripping does not compress easily, making the door harder to close. Before you mess with the hinges, try to determine if the weather stripping was changed.
  16. Poll: Bubbles in Paint??

    Be sure to look real close. After the reappearance of corrosion led to ordering all 4 doors on my JLU, I carefully inspected the inside edges of the doors on my JT and after finding no corrosion, I applied preventative wax to the inside edges. Then I found severe bubbling on the bottom of...
  17. TPMS Situation...

    Reach out to your dealer, they're probably interested in swapping sensors with you.
  18. The correct way to repair Wrangler Corrosion

    It's not a rock chip problem, it's water getting trapped in the seam between the aluminum hinge and the pressed in steel pin that exacerbates the galvanic interaction between the aluminum and steel. What is your acid etch process? I'm curious if it will work for repairing small areas.
  19. Does anyone here have a base Sport manual JL that is still completely stock, with no intention to upgrade?

    I've had my 0 optioned JLU for around 5.5 years and my minimally optioned JT Max Tow sport for around 3.5 years. I bought them to modify, so that happens from time to time, but nothing major.