PDA

View Full Version : VIDEO : JL JOURNAL - Dawn of a New Age



wayoflife
02-04-2018, 10:30 PM
It's been exactly 99 days since Cindy and I placed our order for an all new 2018, Jeep JL Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited and while the wait was grueling at times, it sure had a way of making us feel like kids on Christmas day when it finally came in. In this episode of the JL Journal, you'll get to see raw, unscripted footage from the moment we got a text from Carson City Jeep and all the way to the point where we brought our JL home for the very first time. We hope you enjoy.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NxoVlpBgTc&feature=youtu.be

See more pics of our new JL Wrangler here:
JET Li - 2018 Jeep JL Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited (https://wayalife.com/showthread.php/51556-JET-Li-2018-Jeep-JL-Wrangler-Rubicon-Unlimited)

A BIG Thanks goes out to Carson City Jeep and our salesman, Jeff Callister for helping us to order up our JL Wrangler, offering it to us at an incredible price and for making the whole purchase process so easy. If you live in the Reno, Carson City, Tahoe, Minden or Gardenerville area, we would highly recommend you give them a look for your next Jeep or RAM purchase. Be sure to tune in again as we continue to chronicle the life and adventures of our JL Wrangler. :cool:

JL JOURNAL is a WAYALIFE Production with a focus on the all new Jeep JL Wrangler. This YouTube video series will highlight the build process of our JL and of course, all the adventures that it takes us on. We hope that you'll follow us along on our journey.

Clearskies
02-04-2018, 10:42 PM
So exciting!! When's the first mod scheduled??:thumb:

19YJ94
02-04-2018, 10:43 PM
Congrats on the new JL.

jeeeep
02-04-2018, 10:50 PM
really like the features of the head unit - especially able to change settings without having to go thru a sequence of key on/off, pedal...combinations

I wish I hadn't test driven it because it's got my new jeep itch raging!

but, they are very nice, I think the JL drives better that the 2015 I got to drive before my daughter abducted it lol

Nice video! :thumb:

TrainWreck618
02-04-2018, 10:53 PM
Awesome[emoji106] looking forward to watching Jet Li grow up


Sent from my iPhone using WAYALIFE mobile app (http://r.tapatalk.com/byo?rid=73415)

Moose92YJ
02-04-2018, 10:55 PM
Awesome stuff. Looking forward to following along


Sent from my iPhone using WAYALIFE mobile app (http://r.tapatalk.com/byo?rid=73415)

TrailHunter
02-04-2018, 10:55 PM
Fantastic!! Looks so Clean as it sits! Thereís Nothing like a New Rig... Especially when you know it will be part of great Adventures. Congrats again! Really enjoying these Journals!

wjtstudios
02-04-2018, 11:06 PM
Thatís was pretty cool to be able to share that event with you guys! Congrats


Sent from my iPhone using WAYALIFE mobile app (http://r.tapatalk.com/byo?rid=73415)

OverlanderJK
02-04-2018, 11:07 PM
Cool video! Looking forward to more.

Oh and btw, you have a chip in your windshield on moby.


Sent from my iPhone using WAYALIFE mobile app (http://r.tapatalk.com/byo?rid=73415)

wayoflife
02-04-2018, 11:21 PM
So exciting!! When's the first mod scheduled??:thumb:

Outside of adding decals and removing the front bumper end caps? Hard to say. As soon as we can find parts available for it :yup:


Congrats on the new JL.

Thank you :cool:


really like the features of the head unit - especially able to change settings without having to go thru a sequence of key on/off, pedal...combinations

I wish I hadn't test driven it because it's got my new jeep itch raging!

but, they are very nice, I think the JL drives better that the 2015 I got to drive before my daughter abducted it lol

Nice video! :thumb:

Oh, without question, acceleration is much nicer and I honestly think the suspension rides way nicer than a stock JK too. :yup:


Awesome[emoji106] looking forward to watching Jet Li grow up

Thanks and glad to hear it :cool:


Awesome stuff. Looking forward to following along

Thank you, we hope you enjoy the journey :cool:


Fantastic!! Looks so Clean as it sits! Thereís Nothing like a New Rig... Especially when you know it will be part of great Adventures. Congrats again! Really enjoying these Journals!

There really is nothing nicer than that new smell! Thanks for watching and we hope you enjoy :cool:


Thatís was pretty cool to be able to share that event with you guys! Congrats

We're so glad you enjoyed following us along on this special occasion :yup:


Cool video! Looking forward to more.

Oh and btw, you have a chip in your windshield on moby.

yeah yeah :rolleyes2: :crazyeyes:

JAGS
02-04-2018, 11:24 PM
Will be great to follow along the journal. [emoji106] hope you share as much as possible.

TOPLESS
02-04-2018, 11:24 PM
Way cool! Still nice to see and hear Moby! Lol

wayoflife
02-04-2018, 11:30 PM
Will be great to follow along the journal. [emoji106] hope you share as much as possible.

You can count on it. Thanks for the support :thumb:


Way cool! Still nice to see and hear Moby! Lol

You'll be seeing and hearing plenty more from him, I can assure you that. :cool:

mudmobeeler
02-04-2018, 11:37 PM
Congrats on the new JL. [emoji1303]


Sent from my iPhone using WAYALIFE mobile app (http://r.tapatalk.com/byo?rid=73415)

Rascal3
02-04-2018, 11:41 PM
Awesome video and congrats on Jet Li cant wait to see him grow.:thumb:

Ortiz73ca
02-04-2018, 11:46 PM
Awesome looking JL I love the options you got with it.

Markel1
02-04-2018, 11:55 PM
Congrats on the JL, looking forward to see more.


Sent from my iPhone using WAYALIFE mobile app (http://r.tapatalk.com/byo?rid=73415)

West coast
02-04-2018, 11:57 PM
Congrats on the new rubecon. What's the new name of her/ him?

Timritchie
02-05-2018, 12:01 AM
Congrats, very nice options, and color.

GraniteCrystal
02-05-2018, 12:12 AM
Great video. That's super exciting. Congrats Eddie and Cindy.

Random, but what is in the upper right in this shot? Right by the grab handle

292194

blacker1
02-05-2018, 12:21 AM
Beautiful!

wayoflife
02-05-2018, 12:23 AM
Congrats on the new JL. [emoji1303]

Thank you :cool:


Awesome video and congrats on Jet Li cant wait to see him grow.:thumb:

Thank you. While we're eager to have him grow up, we're actually pretty happy with him the way he is too :crazyeyes:


Awesome looking JL I love the options you got with it.

Thank you :)


Congrats on the JL, looking forward to see more.

You can count on more coming your way for sure :yup:


Congrats on the new rubecon. What's the new name of her/ him?

Jet Li! Check my first post and you can see a link to the photos I posted of him.


Congrats, very nice options, and color.

Thank you :)


Great video. That's super exciting. Congrats Eddie and Cindy.

Random, but what is in the upper right in this shot? Right by the grab handle

You mean the Aeroforce gauge?

wayoflife
02-05-2018, 12:23 AM
Beautiful!

Thank you :cool:

jeffj
02-05-2018, 12:27 AM
Congrats!!


Sent from my iPhone using WAYALIFE mobile app (http://r.tapatalk.com/byo?rid=73415)

GraniteCrystal
02-05-2018, 12:30 AM
Thank you :cool:



Thank you. While we're eager to have him grow up, we're actually pretty happy with him the way he is too :crazyeyes:



Thank you :)



You can count on more coming your way for sure :yup:



Jet Li! Check my first post and you can see a link to the photos I posted of him.



Thank you :)



You mean the Aeroforce gauge?
I think so. What does that do?

RESURECTIONJK
02-05-2018, 12:43 AM
These have been growing on me and honestly, we were on the fence about adding a second JK to the family or waiting for the JL to finally hit. Thanks for bringing us along for the ride. May just have to take a serious look at a JL now.

longarmwj
02-05-2018, 12:44 AM
Awesome video as always! Canít wait to see the JL progress!


Sent from my iPhone using WAYALIFE mobile app (http://r.tapatalk.com/byo?rid=73415)

rumblebee3
02-05-2018, 12:53 AM
Awesome video and can't wait to see what happens!!!! Congratulations to both of you 👍

Sent from my XT1585 using WAYALIFE mobile app (http://r.tapatalk.com/byo?rid=73415)

cozdude
02-05-2018, 12:58 AM
Love it! Was great to see the details on the rubicon! Thanks for the great video!

cozdude
02-05-2018, 12:58 AM
Great video. That's super exciting. Congrats Eddie and Cindy.

Random, but what is in the upper right in this shot? Right by the grab handle

292194

Most likely a gauge for the LS

wjtstudios
02-05-2018, 01:03 AM
I think so. What does that do?

Itís a read out display from the OBDll port. I run one on my JK. It cycles between all my temps, voltage, etc. pretty cool little screen.


Sent from my iPhone using WAYALIFE mobile app (http://r.tapatalk.com/byo?rid=73415)

Trail JK
02-05-2018, 01:05 AM
Awesome look at the JL! A lot of nice new upgrades. Congratulations! [emoji322]


Sent from my iPhone using WAYALIFE mobile app (http://r.tapatalk.com/byo?rid=73415)

Andy5160
02-05-2018, 01:32 AM
Awesome video and once again congratulation on the new jeep.

sipafz
02-05-2018, 01:38 AM
Really nice Jeep! Congratulations!Iím looking forward to seeing all your adventures for years to come!

Clifford33
02-05-2018, 02:01 AM
What a beautiful Jeep. Congrats Eddie and Cindy! Looking forward to the JL adventure. [emoji4]


Sent from my iPhone using WAYALIFE mobile app (http://r.tapatalk.com/byo?rid=73415)

scrhino
02-05-2018, 02:33 AM
Was getting my airbag replaced at dealership and test drove one. Liked all of the new features and how responsive the touch screen is.

wayoflife
02-05-2018, 02:37 AM
Congrats!!

Thank you :cool:


These have been growing on me and honestly, we were on the fence about adding a second JK to the family or waiting for the JL to finally hit. Thanks for bringing us along for the ride. May just have to take a serious look at a JL now.

LOL!! If you can swing it, get the JL - you won't regret it :yup:


Awesome video as always! Canít wait to see the JL progress!

Thank you. More pics and vids coming your way soon :cool:


Awesome video and can't wait to see what happens!!!! Congratulations to both of you 👍

Thank you :)


Love it! Was great to see the details on the rubicon! Thanks for the great video!

Thanks, we're glad you liked it :cool:


I think so. What does that do?


Most likely a gauge for the LS


Itís a read out display from the OBDll port. I run one on my JK. It cycles between all my temps, voltage, etc. pretty cool little screen.

What cozdude and wjtstudios said. :yup:

wayoflife
02-05-2018, 02:38 AM
Awesome look at the JL! A lot of nice new upgrades. Congratulations! [emoji322]

Thanks Rachel. We really love this thing :yup:


Awesome video and once again congratulation on the new jeep.

Thank you :cool:


Really nice Jeep! Congratulations!Iím looking forward to seeing all your adventures for years to come!

Thanks! We're eager to share them with you too :D


What a beautiful Jeep. Congrats Eddie and Cindy! Looking forward to the JL adventure. [emoji4]

Thank you :)


Was getting my airbag replaced at dealership and test drove one. Liked all of the new features and how responsive the touch screen is.

The new touch screen is super cool for sure :thumb:

WJCO
02-05-2018, 02:47 AM
Thanks for bringing us along. Congrats on the new Jeep. Nice to see a salesman that actually has some product knowledge.

notnalc68
02-05-2018, 03:04 AM
Iím sure the hard top is coming off, soon! Nice video. Thank you! You made me go to Jeepís website and build one.


Sent from my iPhone using WAYALIFE mobile app (http://r.tapatalk.com/byo?rid=73415)

wayoflife
02-05-2018, 04:00 AM
Thanks for bringing us along. Congrats on the new Jeep. Nice to see a salesman that actually has some product knowledge.

Funny you would say as much. I totally agree that Jeff knew a thing or two and much to my surprise. Other salesmen I've dealt with in the past have been painful to listen to. :crazyeyes:


Iím sure the hard top is coming off, soon! Nice video. Thank you! You made me go to Jeepís website and build one.

LOL!! Too funny :D

OverlanderJK
02-05-2018, 04:09 AM
Funny you would say as much. I totally agree that Jeff knew a thing or two and much to my surprise. Other salesmen I've dealt with in the past have been painful to listen to. :crazyeyes:



LOL!! Too funny :D

I was surprised by that too. At first I thought you told him what to say.


Sent from my iPhone using WAYALIFE mobile app (http://r.tapatalk.com/byo?rid=73415)

wayoflife
02-05-2018, 04:21 AM
I was surprised by that too. At first I thought you told him what to say.

LOL!! It's funny because I had asked him if he could walk us through the JL and tell us about it and his initial response was, "you probably know more about it than he does" :crazyeyes:

OverlanderJK
02-05-2018, 04:22 AM
LOL!! It's funny because I had asked him if he could walk us through the JL and tell us about it and his initial response was, "you probably know more about it than he does" :crazyeyes:

[emoji23][emoji23]


Sent from my iPhone using WAYALIFE mobile app (http://r.tapatalk.com/byo?rid=73415)

Taz81
02-05-2018, 04:40 AM
Congrats, Loving to looks. Fenders are eh to me but rest of him looks great. Can't wait to see what You & Cindy do to him and watch as he grows.

benatc1
02-05-2018, 05:04 AM
Great video, nice to see more features and get good info. I really was impressed by how much he knew, might have to take a trip to carson when the time comes for me to make it happen, working on inception with Alex right now, so far so good.


Sent from my iPhone using WAYALIFE mobile app (http://r.tapatalk.com/byo?rid=73415)

RockingK
02-05-2018, 05:55 AM
Congratulations Jet Li, you landed yourself two of the best parents a Jeep could possibly wish for:rock:

wayoflife
02-05-2018, 03:20 PM
Congrats, Loving to looks. Fenders are eh to me but rest of him looks great. Can't wait to see what You & Cindy do to him and watch as he grows.

I can almost guarantee that even the fenders will grow on you. :crazyeyes:


Great video, nice to see more features and get good info. I really was impressed by how much he knew, might have to take a trip to carson when the time comes for me to make it happen, working on inception with Alex right now, so far so good.

LOL! :thumb:


Congratulations Jet Li, you landed yourself two of the best parents a Jeep could possibly wish for:rock:

Why thank you :D

Ddays
02-05-2018, 03:27 PM
Cool thread. Looking forward to following along. Jeep did a very nice job with this model of the Wrangler. Refreshing to see that they took the upgrade so seriously. My one and only real issue with the JL is that I'd hate like Hell to start tearing things out and apart in that interior - its so nice! :cheesy:

wayoflife
02-05-2018, 03:29 PM
Cool thread. Looking forward to following along. Jeep did a very nice job with this model of the Wrangler. Refreshing to see that they took the upgrade so seriously. My one and only real issue with the JL is that I'd hate like Hell to start tearing things out and apart in that interior - its so nice! :cheesy:

LOL!! Couldn't agree more regarding the interior. We like it so much, I just ordered a pet cover for the rear seat and this is something we've never done before. :crazyeyes:

RanchoRubi
02-05-2018, 03:29 PM
Really exciting times. Nothing better than a brand new project on what you guys are passionate about. Congratulations and I look forward to seeing and learning about Jet Li and his progress.[emoji106]


Sent from my iPad using WAYALIFE mobile app (http://r.tapatalk.com/byo?rid=73415)

Ddays
02-05-2018, 03:30 PM
LOL!! Couldn't agree more regarding the interior. We like it so much, I just ordered a pet cover for the rear seat and this is something we've never done before. :crazyeyes:

Had a chance to try that heated steering wheel out yet? :brows:

wayoflife
02-05-2018, 03:31 PM
Really exciting times. Nothing better than a brand new project on what you guys are passionate about. Congratulations and I look forward to seeing and learning about Jet Li and his progress.[emoji106]

Oh yeah, super excited! I think you'll be wanting one soon too ;)

wayoflife
02-05-2018, 03:35 PM
Had a chance to try that heated steering wheel out yet? :brows:

:cheesy: As a matter of fact... on our maiden voyage, I started getting hot and ended up turning on the AC. Sure, it was warm for February but there's no way it was that hot out. After a while, I realized that even with the AC on, my ass was getting super hot and the steering wheel was too and then I realized, the heater for both must be on. Fortunately, turning them off was easy enough thought. Fast forward to the next day - same thing happened, my ass started getting hot as well as the steering wheel but I know I turned the heaters off so it was weird. After giving things a closer look, I found that there's a setting where you can have both turn on automatically on start up. :doh: :crazyeyes: :D

Ddays
02-05-2018, 03:40 PM
:cheesy: As a matter of fact... on our maiden voyage, I started getting hot and ended up turning on the AC. Sure, it was warm for February but there's no way it was that hot out. After a while, I realized that even with the AC on, my ass was getting super hot and the steering wheel was too and then I realized, the heater for both must be on. Fortunately, turning them off was easy enough thought. Fast forward to the next day - same thing happened, my ass started getting hot as well as the steering wheel but I know I turned the heaters off so it was weird. After giving things a closer look, I found that there's a setting where you can have both turn on automatically on start up. :doh: :crazyeyes: :D

:cheesy: I've also found the newer seat heaters to be a little on the hot side for me. I usually turn it off after a short while. Funny - the steering wheel heater is usually warm enough that it compensates. When its in the single digits, man it's great!

KICKROX
02-05-2018, 04:11 PM
Very cool guys! congrats.. I'm sure you know but the USB port he was referring to is the new USB Type C port which is a new Micro USB port. I know the new GoPro Cameras are using that cable now.

Tylersilverjku
02-05-2018, 05:12 PM
Love the new look! Super excited to see it grow! First mod? Remove those bumper end caps!!


Sent from my iPhone using WAYALIFE mobile app (http://r.tapatalk.com/byo?rid=73415)

Jsouder53
02-05-2018, 07:01 PM
Congrats on the JL! Canít wait to see it out on the trail!

Sent from my iPhone using WAYALIFE mobile app (http://r.tapatalk.com/byo?rid=73415)

Woverland
02-05-2018, 08:33 PM
Your dealer is a good one- when we were traveling out that way a couple of years ago, 2012 JKUR developed serious Death Wobble. 2500 miles from home they took us in late Saturday morning, put on a new track bar and checked the toe for not much more $ than the parts would have cost me!
Even so- may the new JL spend as little time there as possible!

JKbrick
02-05-2018, 11:31 PM
:cheesy: As a matter of fact... on our maiden voyage, I started getting hot and ended up turning on the AC. Sure, it was warm for February but there's no way it was that hot out. After a while, I realized that even with the AC on, my ass was getting super hot and the steering wheel was too and then I realized, the heater for both must be on. Fortunately, turning them off was easy enough thought. Fast forward to the next day - same thing happened, my ass started getting hot as well as the steering wheel but I know I turned the heaters off so it was weird. After giving things a closer look, I found that there's a setting where you can have both turn on automatically on start up. :doh: :crazyeyes: :D

Lol, our Grand does that on remote starts only and my Ram does it automatically on any start under 40į. I probably missed it somewhere but does the hardtop come apart more than the jk? As in do the sides come off without the top


Sent from my iPad using WAYALIFE mobile app (http://r.tapatalk.com/byo?rid=73415)

JJP
02-06-2018, 01:56 AM
Grats on the new rig, you have to be jazzed about that!

DINKELROC
02-06-2018, 06:15 PM
Congrats on the new Jeep!

wayoflife
02-07-2018, 12:32 AM
Lol, our Grand does that on remote starts only and my Ram does it automatically on any start under 40į. I probably missed it somewhere but does the hardtop come apart more than the jk? As in do the sides come off without the top

The standard hard top is still just 3-pieces like the JK. The rag top version does have side panels that do come out but the top itself is not recommended to be removed.

AZ Explorer
02-07-2018, 01:12 AM
Way cool, congrats! It will be fun to see how fast you go with the build. The aftermarket is more ahead of the game than usual on this one but there is so much more to come, I'm sure.
For me it's always a battle to keep it stock and enjoy it that way before going big... It never lasts as long as I originally plan for.

wayoflife
02-07-2018, 01:46 AM
Way cool, congrats! It will be fun to see how fast you go with the build. The aftermarket is more ahead of the game than usual on this one but there is so much more to come, I'm sure.
For me it's always a battle to keep it stock and enjoy it that way before going big... It never lasts as long as I originally plan for.

The aftermarket industry really is just picking up where they left off on the JK. It's almost as if they are one in the same. We plan to wheel our JL stock or at least for a bit. :yup:

Exodus Jeeps
02-07-2018, 06:51 AM
Looked over a few today that some of the vendors have on display here at KOH. I gotta say, Iím a little more impressed than I thought Iíd be.


Sent from my iPhone using WAYALIFE mobile app (http://r.tapatalk.com/byo?rid=73415)

fmdualexhaust
02-07-2018, 01:33 PM
Very nice! Best of luck with it.

Jr.Rubi
02-10-2018, 07:12 PM
Loved itó and seeing. ONLY 54 MILES on it 😍