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 on: June 22, 2018, 10:24:32 PM 
Started by DAMTALL - Last post by Passe-Partout
I disassemble and reassemble for antennas regularly on my ham radio contesting rig.  I precion measure losses with a spectrum analyzer regularly.  The assembly and disassembly has no effect as long as no moisture gets in.  I use water proof caps to prevent that.

Keep everything dry, dont bugger the threads and you will be just fine.  Do check for corrosion of any sort each time you take it apart.

Your fine.

John

What John says! He knows his stuff 😉

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 on: June 22, 2018, 10:21:48 PM 
Started by Iceman - Last post by Passe-Partout
Had my water pump replaced under warranty. It was leaking and I could smell coolant. The coolant bottle was always in need of refilling. A pretty common issue on these engines.

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 on: June 22, 2018, 10:12:50 PM 
Started by ctferrarajr - Last post by Passe-Partout
Do they allow primitive camping off of PetersMill?

Yes they do - the trail is in the GW National Forest. There is a campground at the north end of the trail. First come, no reservations.

I would suggest that Flag Pole is a much better location. Only about an hour further than Peters Mill. You can camp alongside a stream right next to your Jeep. Enter at Switzer Lake and the campgrounds are all just off of the trail. Many are within a short distance from the lake. The trail is very easy around there so just go and have fun!!

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 on: June 22, 2018, 09:08:50 PM 
Started by z4iken - Last post by z4iken
I know this is going to get a lot of heat - if you don't wheel more than a few times a year, a Warn winch is unnecessarily expensive. There are plenty of other winch brands that will work just as well when you need them, and the kicker is once your other brand winch dies, you can just buy a new one and it'll probably still be cheaper overall than buying a Warn.

That being said, out of pure stupidity I managed to fray some of the cables on my M8000, and the bolts holding the winch tierods had completely rusted in place and had to be forcibly removed via hammer.

Sent a picture to Warn support and got contacted in less than an hour by an American-based Warn support person who sent me replacement parts for free, along with a detailed diagram of how to rewire the winch. I highly doubt many of the other major winch manufacturers would be so awesome (would love to be proved wrong)

A+++ service

By chance did you have to provide proof of purchase for them to send you replacement parts? I also managed to fray some of the cables on my M8000 lol. I can't even find the receipt for it.

Nope. Emailed them saying I have an M8000 and this is what connectors are frayed, they emailed back details on how to fix it (and also provided contact for their local authorized repair shop, which wanted to charge me about ~$60 for the replacement cables); bought the equivalent cable new off Amazon for $18.

They sent out the necessary nuts and bolts for free, but the actual cabling that I needed I had to pay for.

Can you PM me the amazon link?

What cable did you need? They use 2/0 wire with ring connectors for 6' for the black and red cables, so I just ordered some generic off Amazon, but you can go to most auto stores and get the needed parts there

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 on: June 22, 2018, 08:23:16 PM 
Started by z4iken - Last post by matstclair
I know this is going to get a lot of heat - if you don't wheel more than a few times a year, a Warn winch is unnecessarily expensive. There are plenty of other winch brands that will work just as well when you need them, and the kicker is once your other brand winch dies, you can just buy a new one and it'll probably still be cheaper overall than buying a Warn.

That being said, out of pure stupidity I managed to fray some of the cables on my M8000, and the bolts holding the winch tierods had completely rusted in place and had to be forcibly removed via hammer.

Sent a picture to Warn support and got contacted in less than an hour by an American-based Warn support person who sent me replacement parts for free, along with a detailed diagram of how to rewire the winch. I highly doubt many of the other major winch manufacturers would be so awesome (would love to be proved wrong)

A+++ service

By chance did you have to provide proof of purchase for them to send you replacement parts? I also managed to fray some of the cables on my M8000 lol. I can't even find the receipt for it.

Nope. Emailed them saying I have an M8000 and this is what connectors are frayed, they emailed back details on how to fix it (and also provided contact for their local authorized repair shop, which wanted to charge me about ~$60 for the replacement cables); bought the equivalent cable new off Amazon for $18.

They sent out the necessary nuts and bolts for free, but the actual cabling that I needed I had to pay for.

Can you PM me the amazon link?

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 on: June 22, 2018, 08:12:52 PM 
Started by VA6489 - Last post by JK_HVGC
All,
Updated list  and launch tiem . Location is lower trail head ( camp ground)

See you all there.

Cheers
R3
Lower trailhead and campground are 2 different spots.  I recommend campground.

I'll be there, as the TRC lead we can talk more about TRC.

Jeremy

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 on: June 22, 2018, 07:56:26 PM 
Started by Iceman - Last post by Iceman
Whelp... Picked it up from the dealership earlier. They still couldn't replicate the noise. No harm no foul since it didn't cost me anything. Guess I will pick up a new water pump to keep on hand. Any particular after market brand recommended? Crown? Omix-ada? Napa? Or just roll with the updated Mopar?

-Clayton

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 on: June 22, 2018, 07:30:05 PM 
Started by z4iken - Last post by ///BHRpowered
Purchased a Warn VR10000S for my WL 3 years ago. I feel I'v gotten my money out of it and been quite happy with the product. Never had an issue of any kind. I believe I paid 900 shipped w/synthetic line

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 on: June 22, 2018, 07:26:44 PM 
Started by Gr8Dain - Last post by ///BHRpowered
Oh, and sometimes when going from Drive to Reverse it will forget its a transmission. It will display 2 dashes "- -" on evic and feel like it's in neutral. Happens more in winter.

I guess it's just stressful, usually bad cars at least have some sort of...soul? The WL just seems like a toaster that can't toast. They lemon law case didn't go through because of things like the park sensors that are "designed" that way and therefore are not considered repairable issues.

OH, and recalls, I believe they highlight the examples of poor quality control and rushed to cut corners.

Fuel relay - Claims cars were cutting off in intersections because of fuel pump relay...so maybe 99 cents saved?
Mirror wiring - Claims sun visors and wiring for vanity mirror can be a fire hazard
Brake booster shield - Claims brake booster can rust somehow and cause booster to fail/no brakes.

I will add that the terrain control/traction is impressive, was able to pull my poor 2WD F150 up a wet muddy hill while loaded with mulch, no issues.

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 on: June 22, 2018, 07:01:22 PM 
Started by Gr8Dain - Last post by Gr8Dain
I can't speak for the 2017, but just the overall WK2/WL

I'v had my 5.7l Summit edition for 3 years now and haven't been impressed. Poor build quality and seems rushed, as evident by the types of recalls they have had. I had the starter motor go out at 38k, wouldn't cover it under warranty and because they changed to a new style it took weeks to get replacement (this was in 2015)

- Extremely soft paint, like 1960's italian sports car soft.
- Leather started to crack at around 20k on drivers seat
- Speaking of seats, possibly the most uncomfortable to exist and I don't know why. Even an hour's commute I feel in my buns when getting out.
- Electronics are a joke, both in quality and design, to the point I actually attempted to lemon law the car but failed because they were designed a certain way and not all broken.
To expland on that

- The TPMS system would flash a tire as low at 34 psi, but not another tire at 31psi. I'v had as low as 28psi and not light or warning, but 2 wheels will go crazy if they drop below 35psi.
- Every now and then when I start the car it will decide it wants to be at a different height (quadra-lift system) I'v left it in park mode, remote started it and had it be in off-road2.
- ACC system/radar whatever you want to call it is so bad I consider it dangerous and removed it from car. If you go down a dip then up a hill (like liberia ave) it will cut the music, flash, beep and go crazy on an empty road. Kind of scary actually. In terms of keeping distance under cruise control that just flat doesn't work
- Park sensor system. I cannot stress this enough that I go apeshit bat crazy insane throwing feces at Jeep. I keep the system turned off, both in the evic and via button....When I reverse OUT of my garage with NOTHING but grass behind me the system makes the EXACT same invasive loud beep to tell me the system is off. If I come to a stop it will just keep beeping, lock out the evic with a warning message etc. Pure insanity
- Sirius radio has issues, every time it updates subscription I lose half or more of my presets.
- Electronic nanny, so many things are limited, very poor throttle response, power seems to "flow on" but is never there when I want it, no feedback in steering wheel.
- Why, just why. If I get out and try to lock the door by pressing door handle button it will blink, clearly knows I'm pressing button, but I'll have to hit it 3-4 times, or wait a few seconds for it to lock. So I look like an idiot standing by car trying to figure out how to lock it
- Never fear, if your washing the car and spray one of the front windows with enough pressure it will flash and unlock to lock. Because why not?

All that and I still have the traditional shifter and solid 6-spd tranny. The new style shifter is a cluster and took a celeb death, lawsuit, and lost sales to fix. NO ONE needs 8 spds. A 200mph F1 car only has 7, you'll be fine with 6.


That all being said, it has great power for towing, great brakes, love the massive sunroof, air cooled seats work better then most cars I'v been in, plenty room for people, love the reclining rear seats, beautiful sound system, super quiet interior on highway.

All this and I'm only at 47k, don't drive it in the winter and rarely drive other times except maybe a roadtrip or travel meeting.

Wow. I knew you had issues, but I had no idea. I will pass this info on. Thanks.

As for the sirius channel update, i dislike when it does it on my Wrangler, as it seems to take a while, but I never lose my presets. That would really annoy me.

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