Saw a Badlands winch install where several fuses were run in parallel. Didn't look at the amperage or sizes, but the guy said it was part of the install kit. I would think this would be better than a disconnect which might be forgotten. Haven't made it down to Harbor Freight to check it out yet, but definitely on my list of mods.Oh man I hope this all gets resolved for you.
Electrical stuff scares the crap out of me. I’m about to add a winch, compressor and run dometic wire kit to back for the fridge. Everything with fused out of the battery and I’ve got the power interrupt kit for the winch. But I guess you can’t put fuse n winch power given amperage.
Jeep prices are pretty high right now if you really wanted to get out of it.Im jealous. Wish my jeep would burn up!
Unfortunately f350 prices are even higher right now. A non dually king ranch is 103k last time i checked, and thats only if you can find one. Then add the cost of a 10 inch lift and 40s and next thing u know your truck is worth 135k…. Ill stick to my jeepJeep prices are pretty high right now if you really wanted to get out of it.
Very curious to see if anything comes out of it although I agree that it'll probably be deemed an electrical fire and written off through insurance.
I understand “that’s a Ford”. I was merely demonstrating that spontaneous electrical fires happen.Well yeah, but that’s Ford.
seriously though, it does look to have started in the engine bay but a fire starting like this is suspicious. Hopefully it is accidental and not foul play. Watch out for yourself, just in case…
This can't possibly be a serious post. Does that mean that only people with garages can own Wranglers? I mean I have a garage and have never parked mine in there.why the hell are you parking that jeep in front of your house like that where everyone of ill intent can see it. Garage it. or something.
If it was a battery cable that was rubbed through the fuses won't help. I almost lost my old 66 Impala due to a bad cable, not lose, just rubbed through at a bracket, a little grease and POOF!That's weird, man. If it was something like a short (unlikely, because fuses) or gasoline leaking onto a hot turbo, you'd be on fire within minutes upon arriving home. But an hour after going to bed? That's suspicious AF.
Is that based solely on the photos that show the fire on the driver side, or is there something more that makes you think that? I have absolutely no idea what I'm talking about but the first thing that I saw in the photos was the hood appears to have completely melted away on the passenger side, but not on the driver side. My first thought was that area burned longer and may have been where the fire started, then it moved over to the driver side. In my mind it seems like the fire was moving through the driver side engine compartment at the time it was put out, but isn't that where the lithium battery lives (assuming this was etorq equipped)? To me that explains why the driver side door is gone and how the fire got so intense in that area, but ahead of the firewall I thought it looked like the passenger side was burning for a longer period of time. Just based on photos and pretty much no understanding of how fire works. I flick my lighter and fire happens like magic, that's about all I know.The batteries and relays are on the opposite side that was burning though. Where did you run lighting the wires through the firewall?
Agree, no need OP should hide his Jeep. That being said, the worst design flaw is the easy open hood. It begs maleficence. It's so easily fixed, too...like they did for the gas cap.This can't possibly be a serious post. Does that mean that only people with garages can own Wranglers? I mean I have a garage and have never parked mine in there.
I have been doing a lot of research on the 2.0 e torc turbo and under the truck is a 48 volt liDoes anyone have any information or facts as to why my 2018 Jeep Sahara would burn up in flames , Mods 3 inc lift, 35 inch nitto tires brand new as of this July. Front Bumper , winch, 50 inch light bar all older mods with no problems. Drove tru some floods on September 2 in NJ water about middle of rims for the most part slow 5 miles per hour nothing I have not done since I bought it new in 2018. Jeep drove fine been to dealer 1 time for service about 1.5 years ago vacuum line got pinched they rerouted it and everything was fine 36,000 miles oil changed very 5 thousand miles with royal purple oil and gear lube. Well maintained by me all work done by me including electric. Im am sick I loved my Jeep and enjoyed it soft top, hard top. Parked it in my driveway and went to bed and about 1 hr later fire dept in front of house putting out jeep.
After a week of investigating so far it looks like the Ion Lithium batteries under the jeep could have caused the fire when they were submerged in flood water. The motor in this jeep is the 2.0 e torque turbo which has 48 volt Ion Lithium batteries 12 inches off the ground even with a lift and 35 inch tires . Spoke to the fire dept today and they said they could not get the fire out it took forever. Fire inspector for insurance called me today and did a back ground information call, if this is true Jeep has a big problem they state 30 inch of water you can go through. spoke to dealer today also and was not to happy with what they told me about the 2.0 that was in my truck!!!