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    Spoon feed me on Jgay Rubicons

    I hate jeep forums, especially the VS kind. Just bought a 2010 JKU Rubicon autotragic for the woman. The engine runs fine with no noises and the a/c is cold. 63k miles and bone stock. I have a slew of plastic interior pieces and such to buy.

    However,

    1. Sway bar light blinking
    2. P0750 ... shift solenoid code but it shifted fine
    3. Lockers do what they want. Was playing around then somehow I had the front locked in, no light, while in 2wd. Had to furiously move shifters and hit buttons till it unlocked.
    4. Cheapest non-cheesey, non-angry, farthest from on-all-fours fab looking, winch bumpers. Both are dented up and looked like a shit.
    5. Same for flares. May just search CL/FB for some good takeoffs
    6. Body roll is awful, I'm sure it needs shocks but damn. My TJs were never this bad.

    Are there any other must do mods or upgrades that need to happen?

    The only thing I've done is modified the tray to fit a group 65 AGM. Because that's what the rest of the fleet runs.

    #2
    Not my area of expertise, I’m too poor/and/or not gay enough to desire the JK platform.

    However I know that the lockers from the factory only should engage in 4lo, same for the front sway disco. It may not be re-engaging Check to see that the rear is even there. I’ve had a few customers come in with JKs they’d just bought complaining about roll and the rears were taken out.

    Bumpers and flares there are about a million companies to choose from, we sell a shit load of Rough County and ShittyBuilt at work, decent not outrageously priced stuff. The Poison Spyder is the best looking but pricey.

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      #3
      VKS Fab for the bumpers.
      https://www.vksfab.com/product-category/jeep-jk/

      Take the front sway bar motor out and see if its dirty inside the housing. Sometimes it just gets stuck and needs cleaning. If it's broken, buy an EVO manual sway bar disconnect and a cheapish AEV programmer to turn off the light.

      Like Byro said, check to make sure it has a rear swaybar. If it's there the front is probably stuck in the unlocked position.

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        #4
        Originally posted by Byro View Post
        Not my area of expertise, I’m too poor/and/or not gay enough to desire the JK platform.

        However I know that the lockers from the factory only should engage in 4lo, same for the front sway disco. It may not be re-engaging Check to see that the rear is even there. I’ve had a few customers come in with JKs they’d just bought complaining about roll and the rears were taken out.

        Bumpers and flares there are about a million companies to choose from, we sell a shit load of Rough County and ShittyBuilt at work, decent not outrageously priced stuff. The Poison Spyder is the best looking but pricey.
        Yeah, I'm not a huge fan of it (jk platform).

        Right, it had to be in 4wd low to engage lockers. I'm playing with it to see how it all works. Hit the top of the switch, lights go off, throw in 2wd. Pull back out on the road and cant turn because the front is now locked in. I'm shifting the tcase, shifting the trans, and the front locker switch turns on and/or flashes. Finaly after rubbing my stomach and patting my head it disengages. Said fuck it and parked it.

        Havent figured out multi-quote on phone. SLOWPOKE693 I'll pull the motor, inspect, clean and hope for the best. Maybe its stuck open and the cause for body roll as well.

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          #5
          Originally posted by Byro View Post
          ... I’m too poor/and/or not gay enough to desire the JK platform.
          That's a bad combination for damned sure sir. It does for a fact take a buttload of money to remove the gayness from a JK ... but it can be done. I did it. Least mine only has 2 doors tho.

          And to the OP ... sell the fuckin' thang immediately. Buy a TJ that also has cold a/c.

          I ain't drunk ... I'm just drinkin'.

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            #6
            First step is stop denying and embrace the gheyness. There is no woman that you bought this for, you bought it so you could drive it around and wave at other dudes driving theirs around.

            I have a 16 Rubicon with a 6 speed. I'm not too impressed with the engine power as I'm used to Jeeps with low end torque, the 3.6 is not that. Mine is totally stock and will probably stay that way. I sure wish there was a 4 door TJ, I would have bought one in a heart beat.

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              #7
              Originally posted by shortbus4x4 View Post
              First step is stop denying and embrace the gheyness. There is no woman that you bought this for, you bought it so you could drive it around and wave at other dudes driving theirs around.

              I have a 16 Rubicon with a 6 speed. I'm not too impressed with the engine power as I'm used to Jeeps with low end torque, the 3.6 is not that. Mine is totally stock and will probably stay that way. I sure wish there was a 4 door TJ, I would have bought one in a heart beat.
              An exhaust, air intake and a TB spacer really wake up the 3.6L engine. Our 3.6L 6spd JKUR isn't slow and it rolls around on 40s. When it had 37s and the stock 4.10s it was still respectable with those mods.

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                #8
                Originally posted by SLOWPOKE693 View Post

                An exhaust, air intake and a TB spacer really wake up the 3.6L engine. Our 3.6L 6spd JKUR isn't slow and it rolls around on 40s. When it had 37s and the stock 4.10s it was still respectable with those mods.
                I've been eyeballing the Banks system for mine, air and exhaust. Mine just got out of the bumper to bumper warranty so I might do that. Once it needs tires I'll probably get some that are just a wee bit taller for lower rpm at 70.

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                  #9
                  CEL popped back up first thing this morning. P0750 and stuck in 2nd gear/limp mode. Looks like I get to drop the pan and replace a solenoid pack. Doesnt look like fun since the Y pipe is in the way.

                  Rear sway bar intact and bushings look fine. Need to pull off the front disco motor.

                  I'm going to strip it down, degrease, and powerwash the first 1" of dust off before I even think about turning another bolt.

                  I've never searched for Jgay parts before, there's an outstanding amount of people parting them out. Looks like I can clean this up on the cheap.

                  Originally posted by shortbus4x4 View Post
                  First step is stop denying and embrace the gheyness. There is no woman that you bought this for, you bought it so you could drive it around and wave at other dudes driving theirs around.

                  I have a 16 Rubicon with a 6 speed. I'm not too impressed with the engine power as I'm used to Jeeps with low end torque, the 3.6 is not that. Mine is totally stock and will probably stay that way. I sure wish there was a 4 door TJ, I would have bought one in a heart beat.
                  If you want to throw the rainbow around, then this is the proper sub forum to make fun of my toyota hoarding. I have no interest in joining your handy club

                  When I had a CJ7, no one waved. When I worked for a CDJ dealership and occasionally stole a JK to go to lunch, I swear people would go out of their way to wave. Fucking clowns
                  Last edited by TRINDU; 06-06-2020, 11:32 AM.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by TRINDU View Post
                    CEL popped back up first thing this morning. P0750 and stuck in 2nd gear/limp mode. Looks like I get to drop the pan and replace a solenoid pack. Doesnt look like fun since the Y pipe is in the way.

                    Rear sway bar intact and bushings look fine. Need to pull off the front disco motor.

                    I'm going to strip it down, degrease, and powerwash the first 1" of dust off before I even think about turning another bolt.

                    I've never searched for Jgay parts before, there's an outstanding amount of people parting them out. Looks like I can clean this up on the cheap.



                    If you want to throw the rainbow around, then this is the proper sub forum to make fun of my toyota hoarding. I have no interest in joining your handy club

                    When I had a CJ7, no one waved. When I worked for a CDJ dealership and occasionally stole a JK to go to lunch, I swear people would go out of their way to wave. Fucking clowns

                    Some genius engineer thought it would be a brilliant idea to make everything electronic on the JK's. Would have worked if he knew what he was doing...............he didn't.
                    Kevin

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by gt1guy View Post


                      Some genius engineer thought it would be a brilliant idea to make everything electronic on the JK's. Would have worked if he knew what he was doing...............he didn't.
                      I hear they got a guy named Lucas to do the electrical design on the JKs.

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                        #12
                        Here's the best place for the fuckin' electrical system on a JK ... piled up on the shop floor right before hittin' the dumpster. Ev'ry single piece of wire removed.

                        One of my favorite pics of the build on my jeep.


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                        I ain't drunk ... I'm just drinkin'.

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                          #13
                          The only nice thing I can say so far, is the water pump is easy to change.

                          Solenoid pack fought me the whole way, dropping the y pipe was the easiest part.

                          The center console is roached, would a 2012(?)+ center console look alright in the hole?

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                            #14
                            The 2011 and up console is different. Likely the elocker got wet. Mine went out on the Rubicon just past Buck Island. The whole CANBUS thing is over rated and problematic, but it is happening on everything, anymore,

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                              #15
                              Taking a break from the heat. The sway bar was full of water and rusted together. Cleaning up the gears and fork and hoping for the best

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