What did you do TO your Jeep JL today?

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The Grinch came home today (I was having withdrawal symptoms LOL). What a $%@!* difference between 4.10 and 4.88 gears. For anyone familiar with the Houston area, I was able to go up the ship channel bridge and it did not drop into 7th until just before the top and rapidly shifted back into 8th. Massive difference from 4.10 gears where I would have been in 6th (possibly 5th).

The axle trusses came out amazing as did the remainder of the work on the axles and the lift kit.

Now to break everything in...

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Installed rough country tailgate table. Last week a buddy and I went fishing and it was a pain not having more space to put stuff on when getting rods rigged and waders on. While I had the tail gate trim panel off I covered the vent hole with a tight woven shop towel. I hope it will help keep some of the dust out.

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Added a few more things today (things I already had and finally got around to installing):
Mopar Tailgate - initially I was going to return it because I thought it was the source of my rattle towards the rear only to realize it was the lock release cable for the soft top making all the racket. Happy I was able to get it back on and I wrapped the support cables in black cloth tape to avoid any potential for rattling with the hard plastic wrap on the metal...
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Next up is the 5" Mopar pillar lights with the Mopar mounts - stupid easy install with the factory default Aux setup. Added a little loom to the outside of the cable just to protect it a bit and just to do something with the loom I had from another project. A little showing off @pixeldecals awesome work he has been doing for me too here =)
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Last is probably the most simple but yet the most awesome idea that I got from someone else here like just about everything I do to my Jeep - Wixgear flat mount magnets for a phone mount on the vents (one for my side and one for my wife's side). I tossed that tray that goes into the grab bar in the process...was never super comfy with her sitting her phone in there anyway.
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I couldn't install a key-matched hood lock because it's not compatible with the front camera, so I had to get hood latches, which have a separate key.
I debated just sending a PM here, but this information is pretty important for the general Jeep owner population, so...

Tubular key locks are easily defeated with a pen barrel.

Some years ago, Kryptonite was forced to recall many of their bicycle and motorcycle disk brake rotor locks that used a tubular lock design. They were replaced with locks that used a more secure flat key design. I received a new disk lock as part of that recall, and I use it to this day.
 

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This is on my list.

Did you have to lift the hardtop to install the Sunrider?
Hey Aldo, no, super easy, remove the freedom tops and the frame of the Sunrider basically replaces the freedom panels in one piece, pop it in and like 8 bolts altogether, took me an hour and half of that was reading the instructions 5 times and watching an install video. They suggest a helper, which would be very nice, but even solo a piece of cake. Drove it around today and it is really nice, so much better than humping those freedom panels around!!!
 

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I debated just sending a PM here, but this information is pretty important for the general Jeep owner population, so...

Tubular key locks are easily defeated with a pen barrel.

Some years ago, Kryptonite was forced to recall many of their bicycle and motorcycle disk brake rotor locks that used a tubular lock design. They were replaced with locks that used a more secure flat key design. I received a new disk lock as part of that recall, and I use it to this day.
They are also easily defeated with a crowbar :)

It's better than no lock at all. And also I have insurance.
 

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American Outlaw 17x8.5 0 offset wheels and BFG 315's on the Rubi. 2" Mopar lift next week...then I can start saving money on spray paint.

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Installed the @Bestop Sunrider last night, super easy install, even solo. Top down (or up in this case) this morning, absolutely love it. Color on a the Sting Gray looks great, black and gray always looks good.

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When it is open does it flap at highway speeds?
 

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Added a few more things today (things I already had and finally got around to installing):
Mopar Tailgate - initially I was going to return it because I thought it was the source of my rattle towards the rear only to realize it was the lock release cable for the soft top making all the racket. Happy I was able to get it back on and I wrapped the support cables in black cloth tape to avoid any potential for rattling with the hard plastic wrap on the metal...
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Next up is the 5" Mopar pillar lights with the Mopar mounts - stupid easy install with the factory default Aux setup. Added a little loom to the outside of the cable just to protect it a bit and just to do something with the loom I had from another project. A little showing off @pixeldecals awesome work he has been doing for me too here =)
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Last is probably the most simple but yet the most awesome idea that I got from someone else here like just about everything I do to my Jeep - Wixgear flat mount magnets for a phone mount on the vents (one for my side and one for my wife's side). I tossed that tray that goes into the grab bar in the process...was never super comfy with her sitting her phone in there anyway.
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I have purchased some lights to install, I'm kind of a mechanical moron.
Is it hard to do the wiring installation ?
 

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I have purchased some lights to install, I'm kind of a mechanical moron.
Is it hard to do the wiring installation ?
If have the Aux switches from the trailer/tow group package so it's basically cheating. Not sure how it's done without the aux switch setup but I can't imagine it's terribly difficult. Hardest part for me was routing the driver side wire over to the battery...yes it's just that easy.
 

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American Outlaw 17x8.5 0 offset wheels and BFG 315's on the Rubi. 2" Mopar lift next week...then I can start saving money on spray paint.

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Wow, your jeep is gonna look real good with that Mopar 2" lift. That 35" tire looks real big on the back of your tailgate. I'm still debating on getting 35's now or waiting until my 33's are worn out.
 
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