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12-31-2015 06:19 PM
b_c
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Originally Posted by Kev M View Post
I got the max tow package so it came with the hitch. But good job involving your son with the install!.

Dash cam looks fun, I could see where they could be handy.

BTW, so where are you on mileage. I've been driving it so much I've already got about 1350 miles on mine (which is very out of character, the 2011 I just sold to my eldest daughter only had 32k miles).

I'm really enjoying mine, and it sounds like you are too.

just shy of 1500 miles. I put 24k on my company truck in 11 months in 2015. I'm working for myself now, so hopefully I won't be putting that much on the beast. we will see.


b_c
12-31-2015 04:36 PM
Kev M I got the max tow package so it came with the hitch. But good job involving your son with the install!.

Dash cam looks fun, I could see where they could be handy.

BTW, so where are you on mileage. I've been driving it so much I've already got about 1350 miles on mine (which is very out of character, the 2011 I just sold to my eldest daughter only had 32k miles).

I'm really enjoying mine, and it sounds like you are too.
12-31-2015 01:16 PM
b_c
they see me rolling...

i've done a lot of driving for my job over the last 2 years...with that being said, i've seen some pretty wacky stuff. i'm not crazy, but sometimes people just don't believe my "big fish" stories...

mod 3 - black box g1w-c dashcam - ($69.95; plus 32gb sd card @ $11.04) - so a dashcam is what i got for christmas in 2014...yeah, i'm a little slow with this install. lol.

not a hard install. pretty much just run wire from under carpet on passenger's side and up the dash and across the windshield. i just tucked it away behind the plastic all professional-like i would suggest starting your wire from where you want the unit placed on your dash. the 12 ft cord is too long and you don't want that wire hanging out on your dashboard.





happy new year's to all, and to all a good night
(don't drink and drive!)


b_c
12-12-2015 10:06 AM
b_c
put your tongue in my receiver...

mod 2 - jeep tow hitch receiver and wiring harness - (harness: $34.25; amazon) - posted on a Houston Jeep Freaks (facebook) that i was in search of a tow hitch receiver for blue beast. a guy responded and said i could have his take-off for free; thanks chris! (it's a jeep thing; hopefully y'all understand!). then i ordered the wiring harness off amazon. installed the receiver earlier this week and finally got around to helping my 9yr old install the wiring harness today (gotta teach them young ). everything seems to be working fine; even hooked up the trailer to test the lights. the way the instructions said to run the wiring was a little awkward (said to go below the frame rail), so i opted to run it above...don't want to bang it on rocks or snag it on brush in the future. everything lined up with the tabs into the premade holes in the frame either way.











b_c
12-10-2015 06:53 AM
b_c
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Originally Posted by sportcoupe View Post
Half doors are available on the 2 door JK Rubicon, not the 4 door JKU Rubicon. At least for now.


i've been seeing a lot more half-door options these days compared to when i had my 2008. back then, the only option was to order all parts from factory and assemble then paint...i think when i was researching then it was like $6k+ to get it all done. there's comparable options for 1/2 that much these days.

on another note, i've got a mod i need to install (hopefully today). nothing huge, but a mod nonetheless. as soon as i get it in place, i'll post up some pics and deets.


b_c
12-09-2015 06:34 PM
sportcoupe
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Originally Posted by b_c View Post
nothing is ever free

...i'm still not seeing the half door option on the rubi, though.


b_c
Half doors are available on the 2 door JK Rubicon, not the 4 door JKU Rubicon. At least for now.
12-09-2015 05:00 PM
b_c
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Originally Posted by lumpster View Post
After checking the jeep site, you could get half doors with a rubi, and you paid 1600 for power locks, Windows, remote entry, alarm, auto dimming rear view mirror and power heated mirrors

nothing is ever free

...i'm still not seeing the half door option on the rubi, though.


b_c
12-09-2015 12:47 PM
lumpster
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Originally Posted by b_c View Post
saleslady that was helping me said there was an option she checked off for manual windows...but i guess it was overridden by the standard feature? it's okay, they're definitely more convenient than the manuals.

half doors were a no-go on a rubi. i was wanting to order them, but according to saleslady, the only way to get them was to order a sport. (i'm sure there's a way, but not through her access)



thanks! feels great to be back in a wrangler, for sure.

After checking the jeep site, you could get half doors with a rubi, and you paid 1600 for power locks, Windows, remote entry, alarm, auto dimming rear view mirror and power heated mirrors
12-09-2015 12:41 PM
lumpster
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Originally Posted by sportcoupe View Post
Just the unlimited comes with power windows and locks standard. The 2 door does not, it's extra.



I thought for sure any rubicon can with power windows and locks, just an upscale package with upscale features like the Sahara. But I see it's the power convenience group package for 1595 that gets you the power locks and windows
12-01-2015 08:04 AM
b_c
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Originally Posted by lumpster View Post
Surprised the dealer didn't tell you, the rubicon comes standard with power windows and locks. I have never seen where you can take a standard feature off. Could have gone half doors?

saleslady that was helping me said there was an option she checked off for manual windows...but i guess it was overridden by the standard feature? it's okay, they're definitely more convenient than the manuals.

half doors were a no-go on a rubi. i was wanting to order them, but according to saleslady, the only way to get them was to order a sport. (i'm sure there's a way, but not through her access)

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Congrats on the new jeep!!! You'll love it
thanks! feels great to be back in a wrangler, for sure.
12-01-2015 03:13 AM
sportcoupe
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Originally Posted by lumpster View Post
Surprised the dealer didn't tell you, the rubicon comes standard with power windows and locks. I have never seen where you can take a standard feature off. Could have gone half doors?


Congrats on the new jeep!!! You'll love it

Just the unlimited comes with power windows and locks standard. The 2 door does not, it's extra.
11-30-2015 09:23 PM
lumpster Surprised the dealer didn't tell you, the rubicon comes standard with power windows and locks. I have never seen where you can take a standard feature off. Could have gone half doors?


Congrats on the new jeep!!! You'll love it
11-28-2015 10:59 AM
b_c jeep gonorrhea?






was riding around with my son yesterday on a pretty humid day here in h-town. anyway, windows down and a/c on a bit. we got home from our errands and getting out of the jeep i hear a sizzle like eggs frying. then silence, then eggs frying, then silence, etc, etc. look under the jeep and right at the joint at the t-case above the exhaust there's a little drop coming down and dropping on the exhaust. at first i thought it was tcase fluid/oil, but when i put my finger on it and smelled it, it wasn't oil. i believe it was water. (see pic/vid above)

so questions:

1. wtf is this liquid and where is it coming from? ...it was pretty humid out, so i'm guessing it was condensation discharge from the a/c?

2. anyone else see/hear this before on their wrangler?

3. dripping cold water on the exhaust doesn't seem very conducive to the longevity of the exhaust at that location. my third eye sees a hole forming over time...aka exhaust leak...aka problems in future...should i take in to dealership?


hmmmm...


b_c
11-19-2015 10:34 PM
Bayrat Congrats!! Mine took just about a month to arrive after I ordered it, took delivery on the 16th. My Unlimited was loaded, stickered at over 42K, had to get back to basics with this one, only option is the connectivity group. Slightly regretting not ordering leather again though. Love that color blue!
11-19-2015 06:33 PM
b_c finally had good weather and some time...

the family all just played in the jeep while i had some music on and installed a mod.




mod 1 - grab handles & hanger straps - (included w/ jeep) - lots of stuff i never got with my 2008 x sport. grab handles for the front and back, coat hanger straps, and a tool kit for the doors. installed the grab handles and coat hanger straps today. ( yes, i'll count this as a mod)






the grab handles seem a little less sturdy than the mastercraft ones that i had on black jeep, and the rear ones that were included are strapped and not bolted like the mastercraft ones. for $free.99, i really can't complain.

already looking at bumpers and flares...


b_c
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