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  1. Jeep Girl analysis

    "Jeep Girl! I don't know who fed what creature after midnight that infectulated this country with Jeep Life Girls...but I swear to God that Scentsy and ItWorks ought to take cult-building lessons from whoever did that. It's a Jeep Thing and I damn sure don't understand."
  2. It's the little things

    There are and will continue to be any number of threads that parse out what substantive changes may or will accompany the next generation Wrangler (allegedly, the "J70"); e.g., available powertrain combinations. Taking a different tack for a moment: What are the modest changes and/or...
  3. Fuel choice buys power in the Bronco 2.3L. Not so for our 2.0Ts?

    Being curious, I recently faffed around a bit with the Build-a-Bronco configurator. Per the image, the Ford equivalent of our 2.0T engine provides additional horsepower and torque ratings when Premium fuel is used. That's something that I don't ever recall being discussed on this site, nor is...
  4. Wheel and tire choice -- feedback (learning as I go)

    I've been consistently conservative where wheels and tires are concerned. To date, I've never replaced a factory wheel with an aftermarket selection, and replacement tires were always the same size (and oftentimes the same brand and model) as what the factory installed. I've decided to push the...
  5. A good start to a sunny Saturday

    Happy Veteran's Day. -------------- The Senator for our district arranges an annual Veteran's appreciation event. I had intended to go on the motorcycle that wears the state-issued Veteran's plate. As it was below freezing, though, the allure of the Jeep's heater won and that's what I used...
  6. The UAW strikes against the Big 3 [ADMIN WARNING: NO INSULTS, NO POLITICS]

    And so it begins. "The workers are striking at a GM plant in Wentzville, Missouri; a Stellantis plant in Toledo, Ohio; and a Ford plant in Wayne, Michigan. Plants that were not called upon to strike will work without a contract, UAW President Shawn Fain said. 'The UAW Stand Up Strike begins at...
  7. Speed-sensitive whine diagnosed as failing wheel bearing

    Per the thread title. O/A 25th August, with 56K on the odometer, I began to notice a speed-sensitive sound, in the form of a medium-pitch whine, coming from the front of the vehicle. A concurrent, mild vibration in the steering wheel also began to occur. I couldn't isolate the sound from the...
  8. Covid, The Sequel

    It's worth wondering if there's a opportunity for those folks who could be convinced to sell their Wranglers to the buyers who are desperate for a given powertrain configuration, but are now unable to place a factory order for a thus-far indeterminate period of time. As should be plain to all...
  9. Level 3 bulletproofing is a $25,000 option

    Bear and bulletproof travel trailer is ready for the roughest stuff In for a penny... Be sure to peruse the comments that follow the article, too.
  10. What have you delayed modding on your Wrangler until right after warranty expiration?

    As it concerns my powertrain warranty, I'll easily reach 60K before the five year anniversary rolls around. With that thought in mind, I have wondered what I might be tempted to do to my Jeep after the mental block of any remaining factory protection has fallen away. Here's what I've considered...
  11. New interior options: Vinyl flooring and vinyl seating surfaces

    Now evident on the Jeep configurator site are two new options: Black vinyl floor covering for $995.00; and Heavy duty vinyl seats for $1,695.00. It's nice that Stellantis has decided to finally make available what was for many years the standard fitments for vehicles with what we might refer...
  12. Lasfit All Weather Floor Mats (Receipt, Installation, Review)

    I was selected to test the Lasfit All-Weather floor mats, as originally announced here. My review follows. --------------------- The mats were packed in a sturdy box, which provided reasonable protection against the rigors of shipping. I decided to frame this review as a sort of comparison...
  13. The adventures continue...

    Concerning family, we split the difference during the holidays. My wife's family live in northwest-ish PA, so we visit them for Thanksgiving, where an early gift exchange also occurs. Christmas is spent with my people here in South Central. Anyway, my sister-in-law tucked an Amazon gift card...
  14. Gasoline Direct injection -- valve deposits

    I recently had a good conversation, covering a variety of automotive-related subjects, with a retired mechanic who seemed to be pretty squared away. Wanting to use him as a sounding board on the issue, I mentioned my long-term concerns regarding GDI-derived carbon build-up and, e.g...
  15. $1,959.00 in 1961

    ...translates to $18K in 2022. Coincidentally, a new base model Roxor (arguably, the spiritual successor of this 1961 Jeep) retails for ~$20K.
  16. Handing over the keys

    I've been maintaining my vehicles, to include repairs and accessory installation, for 30+ years now. Continuing this M.O. with my Wrangler, albeit on a modest scale thus far, has compelled to think about how much longer I can reliably slide around on a concrete floor, or an asphalt driveway...
  17. Pennsylvania Sold: Hike It X9 electronic throttle controller

    Payment: PayPal Goods & Services Ships to: CONUS Ships via: USPS $110.00, shipped. For sale is a new-in-wrap Hike It X9 pedal controller. Model #HI-589. This device installs inline between the vehicle's accelerator and the ECU, using OEM-style connectors for quick plug-and-play installation...
  18. 15 used vehicles that [continue to] cost more than when buying new

    The Wrangler is surprisingly absent. I say that because I've two documented purchased offers (Carvana, Vroom) for my JLU that exceed the price that paid for it, new. I'm hardly the only forum member to have received such offers, too. Article The price premium follows the percentage. 1...
  19. Show us your motorcycle trailer

    Our Wranglers can't tow a 5th wheel, but pulling a loaded motorcycle trailer should be well within the vehicle's wheelhouse. How do you roll when four wheels pulls two? (or three, as I sometimes do.) ---------------------- Port-A-Chopper Dual motorcycle trailer. Torsion suspension, steel, 550...
  20. Motorcycle hitch carrier

    This isn't strictly an inquiry about towing, so I'll park the thread here for the time being. I've an almost-new Versahaul that I used just twice in conjunction with my now-sold truck. That vehicle had a 500 lb. tongue rating, which allowed me to safely carry a 350 lb-ish dual sport. The Curt...


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