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  1. Worst Gas Milage than a Ford Expedition

    Gotcha. It’s funny. I think of ND, SD, NE, KS, MO, NE, OK, and IL as the central U.S., like they appear on the map, but I guess if you’re from out east they seem like the west. As to the others, there are plenty of flat stretches, as there are in Oregon, Washington, and California, but when you...
  2. Worst Gas Milage than a Ford Expedition

    You lost me at “…the land out west was flat and straight”. Where were you driving? With the exception of Texas, which feels mostly midwest and central to me, all the western states I know are lumpy.
  3. Worst Gas Milage than a Ford Expedition

    My wife loved her diesel grand cherokee until the Gubmint-mandated reflash in year 5. After that, power and fuel economy both dropped sharply and the check engine light kept coming on. The dealership was unable to fix it after two visits, so we eventually sold it and bought a Lexus hybrid RX...
  4. Going Postal

    What part of Florida was that? Miami, right?
  5. Worst Gas Milage than a Ford Expedition

    We bought my wife a 4xe Grand Cherokee about 18 months ago. She loved how quick it was, but grew tired of fussing with plugging it in all the time. it was still a great solution if the daily average round trip was under 22 miles. Where it isn’t great is on anything over about 80 miles. In...
  6. Worst Gas Milage than a Ford Expedition

    Yup. News flash. Jeep Wranglers aren’t fuel efficient. I just bought a 2024 GMC HD with a Duramax* that has been choked to death with every EPA-mandated performance and efficiency impairment. It’s not broken in yet, so the fuel efficiency isn’t optimized. It also weighs more than half-again...
  7. What does this thingy do?

    Absolutely. I’ve been told that the length matters less that the roundth. As a general life principal, I mean.
  8. Stand Out on the Road: Unique Visuals with Front Bumper & Windshield Frame Cover

    I looked for a BMW with a cow-catcher on the front and couldn’t find one, but I did find these special rigs. Maybe there’s a market for multi-vehicle cow-catcher attachments? Like “The Gambler 500”, these rigs underscore the point that vehicle tastes differ a LOT. Hooke Road is in business to...
  9. Stand Out on the Road: Unique Visuals with Front Bumper & Windshield Frame Cover

    That’s not it. I can’t speak for most people, but I don’t like it because: 1) The jeep grill is iconic. In a world where everything is starting to look like everything else, it’s a defining part of the brand. Swapping out the Jeep grill for your part is kinda like putting a cow-catcher on the...
  10. Stand Out on the Road: Unique Visuals with Front Bumper & Windshield Frame Cover

    I bought one of their shelves too, and have no complaints. I subsequently upgraded to an American Adventure Lab shelf with an insert for mounting tool boxes, but the Hooke Road product was a good value.
  11. Took my 4xe to CarMax and ouch.

    Different kit, thank goodness. Yours will will out fine. For mine, I’m going to use a Garmin switch going through CarPlay. That should work fine — until GM stops supporting CarPlay. There’s some scuttlebutt about that, because GM wants to leverage use of its subscription services, and they...
  12. Took my 4xe to CarMax and ouch.

    Yup. In theory, we have control of how our tax dollars are spent, but not in practice — because less than 1% of the citizens know or care how the money is spent. As to being a cop, the money isn’t great, but that’s not the problem. The money isn’t great in the USMC either, and most know it’s a...
  13. Took my 4xe to CarMax and ouch.

    I don’t know who GM is polling for their market research… It seems like every guy I know wants to be able to add something to his truck or occasionally plug something in. The upfitter switch package can now be purchased for the 2024 trucks. The parts are over $500 with the required harness...
  14. Took my 4xe to CarMax and ouch.

    We have been increasing taxes. My payroll tax rates have increased twice in the last yen years. And, since 2018, we have a “privilege tax” on the purchase of a new vehicle — as in working an extra 10 hours of OT per week to pay for a new vehicle Is a ”privilege” you should be assessed for. The...
  15. Took my 4xe to CarMax and ouch.

    U.S. meth production grew quickly from the mid-80s through the 90s. In Oregon and much of the west the trade was initiated and controlled by motorcycle gangs, but U.S. production is virtually nonexistent now, because high quality meth flows across the border nearly unmolested from Mexican...
  16. Took my 4xe to CarMax and ouch.

    You couldn’t be more wrong. Oregon is VERY different from Idaho, statistically and otherwise, and impaired driving detection/enforcement has been a federal “requirement” (for highway funding) for decades. There are laws prohibiting impaired driving but, as it turns out, people don’t give two...
  17. Mod shops recommendations in Seattle area?

    Reviews on 4-Wheel Parts stores are a mixed bag. Some appear to be great, but we’ve seen some horror stories too. I guess it depends on the particular store. I’d connect with the local jeep and 4x4 clubs And ask for recommendations. The best shops in Oregon aren’t franchise operations.
  18. Stand Out on the Road: Unique Visuals with Front Bumper & Windshield Frame Cover

    Some other favorites in keeping with the theme: :
  19. Stand Out on the Road: Unique Visuals with Front Bumper & Windshield Frame Cover

    The three emojis I saw below the original post captured my reaction::LOL::mad::crying: I don’t know whether to laugh or cry. I support everybody’s right to do whatever they may wish to their Jeeps and trucks. I don’t ridicule others for their choices either, but since the thread asks for my...
  20. This lasted a day.

    I’ve never heard of police ticketing a jeep for going topless/doorless, perhaps because I’ve never known cops that had nothing more useful to do. (Although I did hear about FL beach police ticketing jeeps for “going 15 in a 10mph zone”, so I suppose anything is possible.)


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