What did you do TO your Jeep JL today?

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How long did the install take? How is the engine handling the boost and what parameters are you monitoring? Any concerns for longevity? I have been wanting to do this but worried it would cook the engine.
i mean, i guess its always a risk. Im not worried about it with Dave’s tuning much. He has been running the same file on his truck for a while, and has a ton of experience. He is one of the few tuners left that I know of that still uses knock ears. Most people these days dont even know what those are.

this ecu is so complicated that getting a PD blower to do what you want is really difficult.

install can be done in a day and half in your garage, i allotted 3. Ended up letting my local shop (Bull Run 4x4) do it for me while i was on a short deployment, because time was at a premium for me. It isnt hard to install if youve got some wrenching experience. I wouldnt recommend it if your only other instal was say, an intake or whatever, or if you arent comfortable extracting broken bolts etc. but if youve got some background and a good set of tools it isnt hard.
 

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Other than looking pretty, is there any lubrication advantages to changing the differential covers to ARB? The added strength is understood. Thanks
There could be a lubrication disadvantage with aftermarket diff covers
 

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Other than looking pretty, is there any lubrication advantages to changing the differential covers to ARB? The added strength is understood. Thanks
The ARB covers have a magnetic dipstick and drain plug to easily check levels and metal shavings to quickly determine fluid/gear health. Plus, the bolts are recessed so you can’t hit them as easily.
 

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Rear end maintenance… changed out diff oil and switched diff covers from Motobilt to ARB.
Is a new gasket suggested (and/or provided) when changing differential covers?
 

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The ARB covers have a magnetic dipstick and drain plug to easily check levels and metal shavings to quickly determine fluid/gear health. Plus, the bolts are recessed so you can’t hit them as easily.
Nice. Oddly enough my Honda Pilot from long ago had magnetic plugs but Jeep doesn’t. If you put the ARBs on do you have to do anything to the factory drain on the axel(I think it’s there). I know some folks seal that off.
 

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Is a new gasket suggested (and/or provided) when changing differential covers?
I always replace mine with a new lube locker. Some folks use RTV. Whatever your personal preference is. They both function the same.
 

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Nice. Oddly enough my Honda Pilot from long ago had magnetic plugs but Jeep doesn’t. If you put the ARBs on do you have to do anything to the factory drain on the axel(I think it’s there). I know some folks seal that off.
I left it as is!
 

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Very nice. I know you have a sport, but what headlights and taillights do you have?



Nice picture, sir.
I put the Rough Country 9Inch LED Headlights. I likes the X style and were not too bad on price.
 

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Installed the Mopar sun bonnet.
pros: tight fit(really tight)
Less wind noise
Eliminates UV rays

cons: really tight fit. Almost need a come-along to pull the back corners(pic).
Obviously doesn’t have door surrounds so not water tight.
The snap screws are a bit larger and won’t thread all the way in.

I like running naked as much as possible🤣. But wanted something for pop ups and trips back home from running with the top off all day. It does give a more “relaxed” ride after a day of top/doors off all day. We will see how much my theory becomes reality.
cheers 🍻
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Please let me know pros/cons vs K02”s. Just too note, being in Florida I tackle lots of rain…. Thx.
I had 37 KO2's on my JK and now I have 35" Baja Boss A/Ts on my JL. The MIckey Thompson's feel much much more planted and responsive. I would say road noise is comparable. I live In the Seattle area and so far I would say they do well in the rain, I've never felt a lack of confidence with them, even on the freeway in the wet. My only knock with them (and frankly most A/Ts) is they like to collect rocks.

The BFGs are still a great tire, if anything they are lighter and feel more transparent. This may sound silly but the best way I can describe it is the Ko2's are like a pair of sandals and the Baja Boss's are like a pair of sneakers.
 

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Finished installing Clayton Off-road 2.5" overland lift with Teraflex 3.3 adjustable shocks. Great piece of kit and customer service was terrific as I had a couple questions through the build. Getting ready to order Icon rebound pros with Nitto Ridge Grappler 37s x 12.50. For now, its looks a bit awkward with 33s.

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Finished installing Clayton Off-road 2.5" overland lift with Teraflex 3.3 adjustable shocks. Great piece of kit and customer service was terrific as I had a couple questions through the build. Getting ready to order Icon rebound pros with Nitto Ridge Grappler 37s x 12.50. For now, its looks a bit awkward with 33s.

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Interested to hear a review on the lift after you’ve had a chance to drive it for awhile. That‘s currently my front runner…
 
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