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    Cool VIDEO - JL JOURNAL : Understanding the FAD - How the JL Front Axle Disconnect Works

    In an effort to help improve fuel economy on the all new JL Wrangler, Jeep went through great lengths to lighten up it up as much as they could, reduce drag where possible and make it operate more efficiently. Of course, one of the things they did to help make this possible was to add a front axle disconnect or what most people refer to as, an FAD. But, what exactly is an FAD and how does it work? Is it tied into the JL computer and what if you were to upgrade your axle to something like a ProRock 44? Will getting rid of it be a problem? In this episode of the JL JOURNAL, Jim McGean, the owner of Dynatrac will answer all these questions and more. We hope you enjoy and find the information to be useful.



    This is the 2nd in a series of JL JOURNAL's that we've made to help educate people about JL Wrangler axles and why you might want to consider a Dynatrac ProRock 44. We hope that you'll find them to be informative. Please check back soon for our next installment.

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    Very helpful. I had a pretty good idea how this worked but now I can see how it works. These videos are great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ddays View Post
    Very helpful. I had a pretty good idea how this worked but now I can see how it works. These videos are great!
    Awesome! We're so glad that we can share some of what we've been learning

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    like all other "FAD"(s) hopefully this one will be short lived

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeeeep View Post
    like all other "FAD"(s) hopefully this one will be short lived
    yes, let's hope it's short lived indeed

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    Really interesting to see how that actually worked in an honest advantage/disadvantage discussion. As always, Nicely done!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wjtstudios View Post
    Really interesting to see how that actually worked in an honest advantage/disadvantage discussion. As always, Nicely done!
    Thank you. All we would hope to do is share what we learn with others like you.

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    Too bad most people can’t figure out locking hubs. I guess, as Jim said, the FAD may be cheaper.


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    Quote Originally Posted by notnalc68 View Post
    Too bad most people can’t figure out locking hubs. I guess, as Jim said, the FAD may be cheaper.
    I think the bigger issue is that people are lazy. Most don't want to get out in the weather or the muck just to have 4WD. They just want to push a button and go. And really, I totally get it or at least, for most people. For us, Jeepers, it sucks to not have.

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    VIDEO - JL JOURNAL : Understanding the FAD - How the JL Front Axle Disconnect Works

    Very nice and informative
    Is that your new axle being made at the end of the video


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