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A little seasonal weight reduction project. 😅

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So Oki/Balrog (depending on who you talk to) got a bit more work done on the rear end (if you know what I mean ;)). A custom DIY fuel caddy that can work with both my Wavian gasoline cans and my FrontRunner Water Tank.

 

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47,500 miles. Performed some routine maintenance and changed my transfer case fluid.

 

The JL service manual recommends changing the fluids on the 8-speed automatic at 60,000 miles (30,000 miles for the 6-speed manual transmission). At 47K, I'm a little early. However, I'm thinking of switching to a 30K cycle for all future changes, now that I've got first-hand experience with the change now. It's about a 2 hour job for me - so a nice Saturday afternoon project once ever year or so (I don't put many miles on the Jeep since I have been, and will continue to, work remotely on a permanent basis).

 

I needed to drop one of my skid plates to gain access for draining the fluid, which was a bit of a chore as the t-case skid plate shares some fasteners with the fuel tank skid. All in all, it took about 30min to get it pulled apart.

 

The only reason I need to drop the skid plate is to prevent ATF from draining all over the top of the skid.

 

Replacing the fluid was a simple job, 20-25 min max including drain time. Replaced with STP ATF+4 fluid (MS-9602 compliant). Used some Permatex High Temp thread sealant to button her back up.

 

Replacing the skid plate was another 20min job.

 

I'm on the lookout for a Fumoto-style quick release valve to install on the drain for the T-Case. Would make this a 15min job, tops. There's a ton of room to get to the drain and fill plugs. Flip the Fumoto valve, drain through a clear plastic tube into a container. Refill with a quart pump. Boom - done!

 

Dropping the skids allowed me to check out the belly more thoroughly - which was nice. No findings, so double nice!

 

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For having 47,000 miles on the fluid, it was remarkably clean.

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A quart pump always comes in handy! The thread sealant is visible around the drain plug in this shot.

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Big thanks to @SonoranWanderer for this photo of Oki/The Balrog (it's a constant identity crisis around here) on the rocks out on Terminator.

 

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Walking out to the Jeep this evening and just noticed that I suffered a bit of dino-damage!


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Need to beat it up a bit more to justify an upgraded high clearance exhaust! 🤓

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4 hours ago, 4x4tographer said:

Walking out to the Jeep this evening and just noticed that I suffered a bit of dino-damage!


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Need to beat it up a bit more to justify an upgraded high clearance exhaust! 🤓

 

let me know if you need help with that - i've got an exhaust expander that can put it back to nearly perfectly round, or a reciprocating saw to just trim it a little shorter so it's not as likely to happen again! ;)

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Installed a little update that I've had sitting in my office the last week or so:

 

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My older Tuffy Tailgate Lockbox will be put out to pasture. We had many good times! But I was looking for a much larger tabletop surface and the Trailgater makes it happen in a nice, high quality package. Might be up for sale sometime soon 😉

 

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Spent some time today giving the Jeep a bath to get the last 2 weekends and 3 trips worth of mud out of all the nooks and crannies :)

 

Also opened up a new "awning" that I can carry with me on various trips and for camping. Made by King Camp (a cheap-o camping brand) - you can find more about it here (link) - I purchased the "grey-upgrade" version.

 

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Having a soft top, my awning options are pretty slim. To date, I typically carry a pop-up shelter with me, but it's heavy and takes up quite a bit of room. Here's the new awning, fully deployed and displayed by my in-house lifestyle model ;). The new awning simply "rests" on the roof of the Jeep. I can roll-up the rear window to access the trunk and all that. If it rains, I won't need to worry about it draining into the Jeep.

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The shelter has a roll-up screen window and has vents in apex of the roof. It comes with a total of 4 ground poles, but you can run it with just 2, but I'd use 4 in the wind for extra stability. It also ships with a bunch of stakes and guy-lines.  It was pretty easy to set up - takes about 5 minutes solo.

 

It rolls up nicely into a bag about 6in x 6in x 2ft:

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Big bungees and hooks for the end of the shelter that rests on the Jeep's roof. You can hook them on your wheels, a pinch-seam, fender - whatever you trust to secure it. Ignore the rock rash! :P 

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Poles are nice quality - could be thicker - but we'll see how it holds up in the wind.

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View from the front

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View from the side. The shelter is about 10ft on the long and about 6ft wide.

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Plenty of room for the tailgate to open, even with my traction boards and spare fuel tank, and allows tones of headroom for working around the tailgate area.

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What a cool set up!!

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