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wayoflife
02-12-2018, 12:36 AM
It was all that Cindy and I could do to not take JET Li, our brand new 2018 Jeep JL Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited out on the trail immediately after buying him. And, after spending 3 days of documenting everything we could and taking photos inside and out, it was finally time give him his very first taste of dirt! As luck would have it, that dirt is just down the street from us and in this episode of the JL Journal, you'll get to see us do some basic testing off road such as: shifting into 4WD, testing out the suspension and ride quality of the JL on rough terrain, shifting into 4-Low, disconnect the sway bar and taking some baby steps up some bigger rocks. It isn't much but we even locked up his axles and pushed him just a bit further, resulting in his very first cuts and bruises. We hope you enjoy.


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

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

OverlanderJK
02-12-2018, 01:01 AM
This is becoming a nightly occurrence.

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19YJ94
02-12-2018, 01:03 AM
Way to break in Jet Li, looking good, great video!

JokerJ420
02-12-2018, 01:04 AM
Awesome to see Jet Li out and about having fun in the wild. Great video. Thank you for documenting his journey. 🖒👋

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chrisswank
02-12-2018, 01:06 AM
Great video! Definitely very capable right off the showroom floor.


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MattAlpha
02-12-2018, 01:10 AM
Great video! I was happy to see that you actually needed to use the lockers before you engaged them. I am liking the JL more and more with each video!

wayoflife
02-12-2018, 01:17 AM
This is becoming a nightly occurrence.

LOL!! It's been a whirlwind for us the past week. We've practically been working on filming, editing, posting day and night since getting our JL. It'll slow down a bit soon. :crazyeyes:


Way to break in Jet Li, looking good, great video!

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


Awesome to see Jet Li out and about having fun in the wild. Great video. Thank you for documenting his journey. 🖒👋

Glad you liked it and yes, this is where he belongs :yup:

wayoflife
02-12-2018, 01:19 AM
Great video! Definitely very capable right off the showroom floor.

Not just capable... WAY MORE CAPABLE than any new Jeep we've ever driven off the showroom floor. Hell, more capable than some mildly built JK's. Best part is, they're super comfortable too. :yup:


Great video! I was happy to see that you actually needed to use the lockers before you engaged them. I am liking the JL more and more with each video!

LOL!! I was definitely trying to see how far I could push him before needing lockers. There really is a ton to love about the new JL :yup:

Clutch
02-12-2018, 01:21 AM
Great video, itís good to see that youíre concerned with Trail rash.

My wife commented that you are very articulate.


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wayoflife
02-12-2018, 01:35 AM
Great video, itís good to see that youíre concerned with Trail rash.

My wife commented that you are very articulate.

LOL!! I'm flattered that she would say as much.

Regarding trail rash, I know it isn't manly but no, I'd prefer not to jack up my Jeeps. I know it happens and I don't cry about it when it does but if I can help it, I always try my hardest to do no harm. Anyone can crash their Jeep into things - it takes skill not to.

Mountainjk10
02-12-2018, 01:42 AM
This is becoming a nightly occurrence.

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You going to open that Christmas gift?
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OverlanderJK
02-12-2018, 01:51 AM
You going to open that Christmas gift?
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Itís not for me. Itís for my 4 year old cousin. Might just wait until next year to give it to her now.


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Trail JK
02-12-2018, 01:55 AM
Too cute! [emoji4]. It always amazes me just how well a stock Rubi handles things. Definitely loving these videos and the JL!


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jeepn0811
02-12-2018, 01:55 AM
Love the Jeep but very jealous of the natural terrain. Beautiful. Nothing like that here in Florida


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Brute
02-12-2018, 01:55 AM
It's amazing how capable a stock Rubicon is...all of them. With the JL having the lowest 1st gear in both auto and manual (4.71 in the 8 speed 850RE, compared to 3.59 in the W5A580) of all the Rubicon models, and with 4.10 gearing & 4:1 NV241OR tcase, it has an incredible crawl ratio above 77:1...which is better than my JK6 with 4:88, 3.59 1st gear and a 4.3 Atlas ending up with a 75 crawl ratio...

Just throw on some 35"s, a mild (if any) lift, and your pretty much going anywhere you want...I think Jeep hit a home run with this.

wayoflife
02-12-2018, 02:02 AM
Too cute! [emoji4]. It always amazes me just how well a stock Rubi handles things. Definitely loving these videos and the JL!

LOL!! "Cute" is definitely the word to be used. :D
It really amazed the hell out of me just how well this stock Rubicon did out there. :yup:


Love the Jeep but very jealous of the natural terrain. Beautiful. Nothing like that here in Florida

Yeah, we love it here. It's nice that the Rubicon is just a hop skip and a jump away too. :yup:


It's amazing how capable a stock Rubicon is...all of them. With the JL having the lowest 1st gear in both auto and manual (4.71 in the 8 speed 850RE, compared to 3.59 in the W5A580) of all the Rubicon models, and with 4.10 gearing & 4:1 NV241OR tcase, it has an incredible crawl ratio above 77:1...which is better than my JK6 with 4:88, 3.59 1st gear and a 4.3 Atlas ending up with a 75 crawl ratio...

Just throw on some 35"s, a mild (if any) lift, and your pretty much going anywhere you want...I think Jeep hit a home run with this.

It is crazy when you do the math and see just how awesome these new JL Rubicons are stock. :crazyeyes:

TrailHunter
02-12-2018, 02:33 AM
Iím really enjoying these Stock Jeep videos... I can finally watch you wheel and think to myself, ďHey, I can do that!!!Ē ... instead of watching Moby and thinking, ďDam it, I need to sell one of my kids.Ē :crazyeyes:

wayoflife
02-12-2018, 02:37 AM
Iím really enjoying these Stock Jeep videos... I can finally watch you wheel and think to myself, ďHey, I can do that!!!Ē ... instead of watching Moby and thinking, ďDam it, I need to sell one of my kids.Ē :crazyeyes:

LOL!! I ain't gonna lie, the challenge of wheeling stock is a lot of fun. Enjoy it while you can. :)

Taz81
02-12-2018, 02:43 AM
Loving the videos, And really love seeing how well it performs. But then again Farrier & I got a slight sneak peak with few of these stock in moab last year in april. Jeep was up there on Hell's Revenge and let us all watch them bring them up Hell's Gate. Handled just like that all stock. I'm very impressed with them. Keep the video's coming i'm enjoying watching this Journey for You & Cindy

jeeeep
02-12-2018, 03:10 AM
ahh great!!! I just had to watch!!

Way to feed my addiction ...really, way to feed my addiction! :thumb:

That looks like a fun playground! jealous how easy it is to get to playgrounds like that.

I will escape Texas! lol

wayoflife
02-12-2018, 03:32 AM
Loving the videos, And really love seeing how well it performs. But then again Farrier & I got a slight sneak peak with few of these stock in moab last year in april. Jeep was up there on Hell's Revenge and let us all watch them bring them up Hell's Gate. Handled just like that all stock. I'm very impressed with them. Keep the video's coming i'm enjoying watching this Journey for You & Cindy

Way cool that you were able to see that out in Moab. Glad you're enjoying the videos :cool:


ahh great!!! I just had to watch!!

Way to feed my addiction ...really, way to feed my addiction! :thumb:

That looks like a fun playground! jealous how easy it is to get to playgrounds like that.

I will escape Texas! lol

Couldn't be living the WAYALIFE if we didn't live a mile away from serious off roading. :cool:

Judesign
02-12-2018, 03:37 AM
Man right on! Lol love the christening of jet li. We were waiting for that. Very impressive first day out. Happy for you guys.


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Four Flusher
02-12-2018, 03:40 AM
Very enjoyed this video, very well done. I really like guessing the different locations you've filmed. Awesome

WranglerWilly83
02-12-2018, 03:59 AM
Great job you are guys are going with running the site and giving us footage etc! I know itís hard work, just wanted to say thanks!


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Wethy
02-12-2018, 04:00 AM
Watched the video as well! Looks like it worls well! I was wondering eddie, if the JL will let you turn the traction control off completely in 2wd unlike the 12+ JKs i know its a pain in my JK in 2wd because the ESP just eats the rear pads in the winter here

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rumblebee3
02-12-2018, 04:30 AM
Another awesome video.. I know it keeps you guys busy but hopefully this is a nightly thing! We're all enjoying this. Definitely imagine you were grinding teeth when the sliders started doing their job.... At least they were there!
Definitely looks super capable. Thank you guys for bringing us along and can't wait to see what you guys tackle next.

Awesome way to christen Jet-Li
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wayoflife
02-12-2018, 05:02 AM
Man right on! Lol love the christening of jet li. We were waiting for that. Very impressive first day out. Happy for you guys.

LOL!! We were waiting for it too. Thanks :cool:


Very enjoyed this video, very well done. I really like guessing the different locations you've filmed. Awesome

Glad to hear you enjoyed it :)


Great job you are guys are going with running the site and giving us footage etc! I know itís hard work, just wanted to say thanks!


Thank you, we appreciate you taking notice how hard it really is to do all this :blush:


Watched the video as well! Looks like it worls well! I was wondering eddie, if the JL will let you turn the traction control off completely in 2wd unlike the 12+ JKs i know its a pain in my JK in 2wd because the ESP just eats the rear pads in the winter here

Honestly, I don't know but I will try to look into it.


Another awesome video.. I know it keeps you guys busy but hopefully this is a nightly thing! We're all enjoying this. Definitely imagine you were grinding teeth when the sliders started doing their job.... At least they were there!
Definitely looks super capable. Thank you guys for bringing us along and can't wait to see what you guys tackle next.

Awesome way to christen Jet-Li

What I can tell you is that we'll keep cranking these videos out as we finish them up. We been working day and night on them and will most likely have to ease up a bit but for now, we've just been having so much fun :crazyeyes:

Samuelh3
02-12-2018, 05:06 AM
Ah yes. I remember my first scratches. Still puts a smile on my face. Nice video!


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JAGS
02-12-2018, 05:06 AM
I know it's been a while since rubicat was stock, but what differences do you notice on first impression. Anything you can call out? Any possible concerns?

wayoflife
02-12-2018, 05:11 AM
Ah yes. I remember my first scratches. Still puts a smile on my face. Nice video!

They are always good memories :cool:


I know it's been a while since rubicat was stock, but what differences do you notice on first impression. Anything you can call out? Any possible concerns?

"Concerns"? I don't know if I have any on the JL. This thing is way more comfortable on rough terrain and crawls better too. You're gonna love it. :yup:

RockingK
02-12-2018, 05:58 AM
You two are putting a raw series together here that is totally unique and it shows that you guys are a living example of this Wayalife, totally digging it:pop2:

2014UnlimitedRubicon
02-12-2018, 06:06 AM
Great video, Eddy. I always enjoy watching your videos, they are very informative.

Ron

JAGS
02-12-2018, 06:15 AM
"Concerns"? I don't know if I have any on the JL. This thing is way more comfortable on rough terrain and crawls better too. You're gonna love it. :yup:

Was more curious I guess about the FAD and if you could sense anything different. Or the new steering. Probably will take more runs and bigger tires, etc. LOL. You did show the Rubi rails work though. [emoji51] ha ha

Hope to be out there with ya soon. [emoji106]

Zevulin
02-12-2018, 10:46 AM
Thx to you both for all your hard work making these stellar videos![emoji631]


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Wethy
02-12-2018, 02:26 PM
Honestly, I don't know but I will try to look into it.



Ha ha alright. Itll be interesting to know. If i recall on my jk in 2wd even pressing the traction button leaves it partially on all the time. But in 4wd you can hold it to have the escoff pop up like kn 4low.

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wayoflife
02-12-2018, 03:11 PM
You two are putting a raw series together here that is totally unique and it shows that you guys are a living example of this Wayalife, totally digging it:pop2:

To be honest, we weren't sure how it'd fly or if anyone would like it. Certainly, it's vastly different than anything else we've done in the past. We literally had to strip everything down and keep it "raw" as you put it just to try and keep up with the pace. But, documenting our JL is something we've been wanting to do and like the title suggests, it's a journal - more for us than anything but we're glad to hear people like you are enjoying it too :yup:


Great video, Eddy. I always enjoy watching your videos, they are very informative.

Ron

Thank you. We really do appreciate it.


Was more curious I guess about the FAD and if you could sense anything different. Or the new steering. Probably will take more runs and bigger tires, etc. LOL. You did show the Rubi rails work though. [emoji51] ha ha

Hope to be out there with ya soon. [emoji106]

Couldn't feel or tell that we had an FAD. Steering was great but like you said, might take running bigger tires to tell.


Thx to you both for all your hard work making these stellar videos![emoji631]

We're so glad you're enjoying the new series :)


Ha ha alright. Itll be interesting to know. If i recall on my jk in 2wd even pressing the traction button leaves it partially on all the time. But in 4wd you can hold it to have the escoff pop up like kn 4low.

In 4LO, it's off for sure and chimes at you every time you start the engine. I do believe there is a button to turn it off in 4HI as well.

Hohertz
02-12-2018, 05:18 PM
Loving these JL videos. Great to get your honest and raw feedback as you experience each new part of the Jeep, like taking it to the dirt for the first time. It looks just awesome and I can't wait to get one myself. I notice at first in the video you mentioned leaving the tires at street pressure. Did you air down prior to some of the harder stuff on the rocks?

DH2002
02-12-2018, 05:20 PM
Iím not gonna lie I cringed when I heard the sliders hit. I know itís suppose to do it but being so new.....lol

Wethy
02-12-2018, 05:27 PM
To be honest, we weren't sure how it'd fly or if anyone would like it. Certainly, it's vastly different than anything else we've done in the past. We literally had to strip everything down and keep it "raw" as you put it just to try and keep up with the pace. But, documenting our JL is something we've been wanting to do and like the title suggests, it's a journal - more for us than anything but we're glad to hear people like you are enjoying it too :yup:



Thank you. We really do appreciate it.



Couldn't feel or tell that we had an FAD. Steering was great but like you said, might take running bigger tires to tell.



We're so glad you're enjoying the new series :)



In 4LO, it's off for sure and chimes at you every time you start the engine. I do believe there is a button to turn it off in 4HI as well.
Based on that it sounds just like the JKs then. Which doesnt surprise me, lol. Why would they revert back. Lol

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wayoflife
02-12-2018, 05:32 PM
Loving these JL videos. Great to get your honest and raw feedback as you experience each new part of the Jeep, like taking it to the dirt for the first time. It looks just awesome and I can't wait to get one myself. I notice at first in the video you mentioned leaving the tires at street pressure. Did you air down prior to some of the harder stuff on the rocks?

Well, we appreciate it. All we hope to do is share our experiences with guys like you. Regarding our tires, we ran everything you saw at full street pressure which is 45 psi.


Iím not gonna lie I cringed when I heard the sliders hit. I know itís suppose to do it but being so new.....lol

LOL!! Trust me, I cringed too :shock: :crazyeyes:

Battle Born JK
02-12-2018, 05:42 PM
Nice video. The new JL Rubicon is pretty amazing.

DR DPE
02-12-2018, 07:29 PM
Great video, you guys are two of the best at putting these together.


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aggrex
02-13-2018, 03:05 AM
Glad I tuned into the latest JL videos. I felt the same way with my first trail rash but it was just my JK's rock rails doing its job on the rocks. Jeep could have used this video to demonstrate the JL capabilities without all the background noise. Again thanks to you and Cindy!

Basscat
02-13-2018, 04:11 AM
I really like the way you guys are taking these video clips one step at a time. When you factor in each little feature or function plus the upgrades sure to come this will be a chronological encyclopedia for future JL owners! Nice job.


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PatyWagon
02-13-2018, 11:38 AM
Liking the JL journal very much, you're letting us all in on your discoveries of the new version of the wrangler. True observations, not a commercial and not a salesman point of view. Thanks for the great videos.

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wayoflife
02-13-2018, 02:43 PM
Nice video. The new JL Rubicon is pretty amazing.

Without question, it's the nicest Wrangler we've driven right out of the box.


Great video, you guys are two of the best at putting these together.

Thank you, we really do appreciate that. :blush:


Glad I tuned into the latest JL videos. I felt the same way with my first trail rash but it was just my JK's rock rails doing its job on the rocks. Jeep could have used this video to demonstrate the JL capabilities without all the background noise. Again thanks to you and Cindy!

We're so glad that this short video helped demonstrate the capabilities of the JL well for you. :yup:


I really like the way you guys are taking these video clips one step at a time. When you factor in each little feature or function plus the upgrades sure to come this will be a chronological encyclopedia for future JL owners! Nice job.

LOL!! The videos are raw and unpolished and so we weren't sure if people would like them but we're happy to hear more and more of find them useful :)


Liking the JL journal very much, you're letting us all in on your discoveries of the new version of the wrangler. True observations, not a commercial and not a salesman point of view. Thanks for the great videos.

Thank you. That really is all we're hoping to accomplish with this video series - just share our discoveries with all of you :)

longarmwj
02-13-2018, 02:52 PM
Ahhh the joyous sounds of metal meeting rock. Iím very familiar with that sound, and ironically Iíve smashed almost the same exact spot on my frame as yíall did.

Great video!! And my prediction was correct. Now I have to have one lol


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AlexJL
02-13-2018, 05:52 PM
Great video ! Thank you for documenting this , it is definitely better than any other videos out there ! It is really helps to understand the Jeep from a professional point of view.
Every new video you are posting ,Iím automatically adding extra $1000 for my down payment lol


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wayoflife
02-13-2018, 08:22 PM
Ahhh the joyous sounds of metal meeting rock. Iím very familiar with that sound, and ironically Iíve smashed almost the same exact spot on my frame as yíall did.

Great video!! And my prediction was correct. Now I have to have one lol

LOL!! Be sure to post up pics once you do have one :cool:


Great video ! Thank you for documenting this , it is definitely better than any other videos out there ! It is really helps to understand the Jeep from a professional point of view.
Every new video you are posting ,Iím automatically adding extra $1000 for my down payment lol

Thank you, we're so glad to hear you say as much and appreciate the compliment. Hope you're able to get yours soon. :yup:

Andy5160
02-14-2018, 02:09 AM
Now I am even more puzzled. JK or JL [emoji848][emoji848][emoji848][emoji848]


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wayoflife
02-14-2018, 04:45 PM
Now I am even more puzzled. JK or JL [emoji848][emoji848][emoji848][emoji848]

If you even considering it and have the budget, I'd say JL.

notnalc68
02-14-2018, 06:45 PM
Jet Li is a little bad ass! You two live in such a nice area!


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wayoflife
02-14-2018, 06:59 PM
Jet Li is a little bad ass! You two live in such a nice area!

Need to live in an area that helps us to feed the habit :crazyeyes:

Zo6
02-22-2018, 04:27 AM
I enjoy your videos keep videos coming. Please measure the rake your JL Rubicon.

IgotaWoody39
02-25-2018, 12:55 AM
Yep, great videos, pleasure to watch & informative....Keep up the good work..thks !!

Brute
02-25-2018, 01:54 AM
Watching you run a trail in your stock JL Rubi reminds me of one the first things I learned driving off road...."as slow as possible, as fast as necessary "...at first you do your best to control resettling on your suspension to prevent hearing the small hits...but after awhile, you just keep it rolling. One can tell you definitely enjoy your new toy...but I was beginning to feel sorry for Cindy running up and down the hills to get the shots...I guess that's how you stay young!

wayoflife
02-25-2018, 02:06 AM
I enjoy your videos keep videos coming. Please measure the rake your JL Rubicon.

Glad to hear you like them and sure, I'll see what I can do.


Yep, great videos, pleasure to watch & informative....Keep up the good work..thks !!

Thank you. It's always nice to hear that our videos are fun to watch and informative. :)


Watching you run a trail in your stock JL Rubi reminds me of one the first things I learned driving off road...."as slow as possible, as fast as necessary "...at first you do your best to control resettling on your suspension to prevent hearing the small hits...but after awhile, you just keep it rolling. One can tell you definitely enjoy your new toy...but I was beginning to feel sorry for Cindy running up and down the hills to get the shots...I guess that's how you stay young!

LOL!! Cindy's being super nice by letting me do so much of the driving right now. But, that'll change :crazyeyes:

woof359
02-25-2018, 01:27 PM
looks like you have a bunch of local trails to choose from, great seeing another trail video from you and Cindy, many Thanks
looking forward to your mods on the new rig

cozdude
02-25-2018, 01:36 PM
Once again another great video!

woof359
02-26-2018, 12:49 AM
watched this a couple times and was wondering if you could have made that last hill with out lockers ?

wayoflife
02-26-2018, 12:51 AM
looks like you have a bunch of local trails to choose from, great seeing another trail video from you and Cindy, many Thanks
looking forward to your mods on the new rig

It's why we live where we live :yup:


watched this a couple times and was wondering if you could have made that last hill with out lockers ?

Never said I was using lockers :cool:
Or, did you mean the rocky wedge? That, sure, I could have done it with momentum.


Once again another great video!

Thanks! Glad you liked it :yup:

Zstairlessone
02-26-2018, 01:03 AM
Canít afford a new JL, didnít think I would want one but you have me thinking about selling some toys now. Great video, the JL looks like a definite JK killer.


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wayoflife
02-26-2018, 01:04 AM
Canít afford a new JL, didnít think I would want one but you have me thinking about selling some toys now. Great video, the JL looks like a definite JK killer.

Bone stock, yes, the JL is a JK killer. But, there are a lot more aftermarket options for the JK right now.

SDBackcountry
03-13-2018, 03:42 PM
I was surprised the front drivers side u joint or axle didn't break when you were in full stuff with it. A stock JK would have definitely left you swearing there after enabling your lockers.

wayoflife
03-14-2018, 12:41 AM
I was surprised the front drivers side u joint or axle didn't break when you were in full stuff with it. A stock JK would have definitely left you swearing there after enabling your lockers.

I dunno. For sure the driver side front u-joint is typically the first thing to go but I've been able to push my JK's pretty hard back when they were still running factory shafts and without them instantly self destructing over obstacles like you see in this video. :idontknow:

kirame2
04-19-2018, 05:34 PM
It was all that Cindy and I could do to not take JET Li, our brand new 2018 Jeep JL Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited out on the trail immediately after buying him. And, after spending 3 days of documenting everything we could and taking photos inside and out, it was finally time give him his very first taste of dirt! As luck would have it, that dirt is just down the street from us and in this episode of the JL Journal, you'll get to see us do some basic testing off road such as: shifting into 4WD, testing out the suspension and ride quality of the JL on rough terrain, shifting into 4-Low, disconnect the sway bar and taking some baby steps up some bigger rocks. It isn't much but we even locked up his axles and pushed him just a bit further, resulting in his very first cuts and bruises. We hope you enjoy.


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

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

So economics dictates that continued stories, rides etc with Renegade are pointless?

WJCO
04-19-2018, 05:36 PM
So economics dictates that continued stories, rides etc with Renegade are pointless?

Huh? Is that what you got out of this video?

wayoflife
04-19-2018, 05:51 PM
So economics dictates that continued stories, rides etc with Renegade are pointless?

Funny, I don't recall ever saying that but you're free to "guess" that if you want. :idontknow:

woof359
09-04-2018, 04:28 PM
being from the mid west and following all your off road trips I was wondering about off road use, can you just leave the hiway any where you want and just drive cross country ?? I see some of this on the Motor Trend channel too Dirt Evert Day guys just going for it, looks fun but what about hidden holes and rocks , Towing it back ? Love your videos, Thanks for taking the time to make and post them.