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Thread: VIDEO : JL JOURNAL - Protect Your JL Front Axle Drain Bolt with a Rancho Glide Plate

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    easy peasy..minus the ratchet juggling

    Cindy needs hazard pay - or a hardhat

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    Good video Cindy and Eddie. It’s always nice when a simple part like this makes life a lot easier.


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    Poor Cindy.


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    I think I’ll start here and VERY slowly make my way up to the driveline install. Lol.

    Great vid. Not sure how osha feels about the site safety. Lol.
    I think I may consider lifting my Jeep. Or not.
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    Such a dumb design from factory to put it there, glad to see the plate works well tho

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    Wink

    I started the video, said "What?"
    Watched it again.
    And said to myself, "Hope Cindy is OK!!!!"
    Great video and #RanchoRed4life

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeeeep View Post
    easy peasy..minus the ratchet juggling

    Cindy needs hazard pay - or a hardhat
    LOL!! Fortunately, she was quick enough to avoid a direct hit to the face

    Quote Originally Posted by Bear_JKU View Post
    Good video Cindy and Eddie. It’s always nice when a simple part like this makes life a lot easier.
    Yup, even nicer when the part in question costs so little

    Quote Originally Posted by OverlanderJK View Post
    Poor Cindy.
    Always putting herself in harms way for the art of the craft

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAGS View Post
    I think I’ll start here and VERY slowly make my way up to the driveline install. Lol.

    Great vid. Not sure how osha feels about the site safety. Lol.
    Too funny.

    Quote Originally Posted by hinrichs View Post
    Such a dumb design from factory to put it there, glad to see the plate works well tho
    It really is so stupid. I mean, when the JK came out, I thought the inclusion of drain plugs was brilliant and well thought out. Hell, the rear axle is still that way. What would have convinced Dana to put the drain plug on the very bottom of the front axle is just beyond me.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rancho View Post
    I started the video, said "What?"
    Watched it again.
    And said to myself, "Hope Cindy is OK!!!!"
    Great video and #RanchoRed4life
    Fortunately, she's okay and thanks again for making such a great solution to a stupid problem. I fully expect you guys should be selling a ton of these

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    Nice video highlighting a useful product. I can’t believe Jeep put the drain plug in such a vulnerable position.




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    Quote Originally Posted by wayoflife View Post
    I don't know who the boy genius was that thought it would be a good idea to locate the front axle drain bolt on a Jeep JL Wrangler, directly underneath it but in my opinion, this is one of the dumbest things I've ever seen. Sure, I get that it would help to make servicing the axle a lot easier but being that this is on a Jeep, a vehicle designed to go off road and play on big rocks, it really makes no sense at all. Certainly, it isn't where they put it on the previous JK Wrangler and it isn't even where they put it on the rear axle of a JL Wrangler - on the side and out of harms way. Of course, it should be of no surprise that after a year of playing hard on trails like the Rubicon, the drain bolt on our JL Wrangler front axle finally got hit enough to damage the threads and cause it to leak. Needless to say, this is something I wanted to protect and did so with a Rancho JL Wrangler Front Axle Glide Plate. While I'm not exactly thrilled about the bright red color it comes in (something I intend to fix with some black paint), the Rancho Front Axle Glide Plate is designed to take on big hits, has a port on the bottom for easy servicing and the best part of it is, it only costs about $150. In this episode of the JL JOURNAL, you'll get to see just how super simple it is to install, using basic tools and in just minutes.



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    • 13mm Socket & Wrench
    • 10mm Socket
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    Thanks for sharing this slider video it really helps to know whats available to solve certain problems.

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