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Stairgod

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Nice. Congratulations

On a separate but related note, my neighbor has a 2019 Wrangler Sport, manual windows and door locks that she would like to electrify.

I found a kit at Crutchfield that will do the doors, that is her priority, but what do most folks do?
No clue.
Scavenging from a junkyard might be tough but probably cheaper.
Door lock switches are on the door I believe, but window switches are on the dash.
 

Stairgod

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Did you swap out your rear coils?
Hate the way it feels with weight in the back. Added Air Lift bags and I was almost able to get ride height back to normal with a load of firewood. Can't wait to feel what it's like with 400# of tongue weight from the camper added to it.
 

Arcticelf

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Did you swap out your rear coils?
Hate the way it feels with weight in the back. Added Air Lift bags and I was almost able to get ride height back to normal with a load of firewood. Can't wait to feel what it's like with 400# of tongue weight from the camper added to it.
Yes, I have the Dobinson C29-229V in the back. Completely empty it gives a little lift, but ride is pretty normal with my tools and gear loaded up.
 

Stairgod

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How much weight you figure you added out back?
Trailer towed ok this weekend but the airbags could not even get me back to ride height even maxed out on pressure.
Definitely think I need beefier coils and retain the bags.
 

Arcticelf

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How much weight you figure you added out back?
Trailer towed ok this weekend but the airbags could not even get me back to ride height even maxed out on pressure.
Definitely think I need beefier coils and retain the bags.
I can check actual weight later his week, but my tent is 200#, tools are easily another 150#, and that's before trailer, camping gear, etc.

I weighed it on the way home from takeover this summer, just don't remember the numbers
 

Stairgod

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I figure I was close to 1k# between shit in the bed and tongue weight.
She handled way better on the return without all the firewood and water. It was a chilly weekend. Next trip is early November so I need to get it configured before then.
 

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I figure I was close to 1k# between shit in the bed and tongue weight.
She handled way better on the return without all the firewood and water. It was a chilly weekend. Next trip is early November so I need to get it configured before then.

I'm not towing, but with all my camping gear, fridge, water, etc I'm running 800# (or something I forget) coil. Granted that's on my runner but that's taking into consideration the swingout, spare 35, full gas tank, loaded cargo, shit on the roof rack, etc.
 

Arcticelf

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#LegendaryMoparReliability

Just got the gladiator back from getting the intake cam replaced after a rocker failure wiped a lobe off the cam. Apparently this is a thing... Hopefully the knocking and the cylinder 1 misfire goes away.

Separately, anyone know of a good O2 sensor simulator for the Penstar 3.6? ,
 

Stairgod

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How many miles you have on it now?
 

Octanejunkie

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Wow, what a travesty..sorry for the hassle and headache.

Is the dealer doing an oil consumption test? My gf got her engine replaced under warranty by Subaru after hers failed one...
 
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