After waiting 110 days for my JL to show up, I took it for a swim!

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Thanks for details on the bumper! As a follow up (sorry to hijack your thread into a thread about your bumper!), did you compare to the FS-13? I’m having trouble understanding the differences between the 13 and the 15.

It looks like the 19 might be getting phased out, and I had been planning on that but yours looks so good that now I’m considering it :)
Only difference between the 13 and 15 that I can tell is that the 15 is smooth bodied. The 13 looks like it has more bulk and contours to the sides/face.

They are very similar though.

I am into the stubby's. The 19 looks like it's caught up between a stubby and a full width. Mid's look strange to me. But that's just my little old opinion.





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Only difference between the 13 and 15 that I can tell is that the 15 is smooth bodied. The 13 looks like it has more bulk and contours to the sides/face.

They are very similar though.

I am into the stubby's. The 19 looks like it's caught up between a stubby and a full width. Mid's look strange to me. But that's just my little old opinion.
Very helpful, thank you!
 

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The bumper is heavy - especially with my `100 pound winch. I used two buddies to hold it in place as I bolted it down.

It was easy, other than the weight, of course.

I don't have the LED lights - the fogs bolted right up with no problems. I believe the LED lights have a different bolt pattern than the standard halogens do, so they might be an issue. I am not entirely sure though.
Cool. Thanks.
 

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For anyone tempted to try this with a manual: don't shift gears underwater if you can avoid it.
Thanks for mentioning that. I have a mt JLU and I've never driven a mt off-road, I appreciate this type of advice.
 

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I’d guess that it opens things up during the shift (exposing to water).
Is it not all sealed up and water tight? Outside of some sort of breather? I’m honestly not sure but it would seem ilogical to me if it weren’t. I’m a MT type of guy and would be a bit heartbroken if it were inferior to a slush box in that regard.
 

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Is it not all sealed up and water tight? Outside of some sort of breather? I’m honestly not sure but it would seem ilogical to me if it weren’t. I’m a MT type of guy and would be a bit heartbroken if it were inferior to a slush box in that regard.
I can’t speak to that - honestly just speculation on my part.

Wouldn’t be surprised if AT and MT are equal in this regard - where you don’t want either to shift... but I’ll stop speculating now and let those more knowledgeable than me chime in :)
 

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I had the Mopar all weather mats installed. And had the drain plug in place in the mats themselves.

And yes, water got in from the drain port.

I removed the carpet under both seating areas. It all removes without removing anything else. There are perforated tear areas where you have to separate the carpet that wraps around certain things. You'll feel the perforation when you get there.

I have since just kept the drain plugs in the floor itself. And the mat's drain ports just sit on top.
Glad I saw this. I wondered how the carpet would come out without pulling the seat bolts. Maybe it’s in the manual. I should probably read that
 

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Did you drain the axles after or do anything to reroute the air breathers?
The air breathers on my JL sport are at about 31in in height, thats part of where the 30" limit comes from from factory.
 

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