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Skyler7381

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Getting there, still debating to lift or not to lift? That is the question.

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if you plan to run 35s and want full articulation then a 2.5" lift would be good but otherwise you dont really need one.



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WildJD

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My favorite color. My favorite truck.
My GCM JTLE is the only GCM I’ve seen in New Mexico... in fact only one I’ve seen anywhere! When I picked it up in Albuquerque, my dealer said it was the first one they’d seen... and yesterday I stopped by the dealer in Santa Fe (I’ll be using for servicing), and they said it was the first one they’d seen too!
Got my Warn ‘BullBar’ today and installed it! (Winch hasn’t come yet!)
Some shots of my typical “roads” around the ranch.
‘Big Buck’ the ranch truck! Haulin’ hay!
If you look close you can see my FlyRod across top of gun rack... (above Winchester 30/30 Saddlegun)... seats down to accommodate Kreel and cooler.
Mounted my MaxTrax, Shovel, and Axe, in the bed.
Still haven’t gotten my personalized ‘Big Buck’ plate, yet, to match ‘Lil’ Buck’s (TJ) plate! For those who haven’t read all my posts, ‘Lil’ Buck’ my TJ Golden Eagle, likes to “Crow Hop” (Rodeo bucking term) across washboard roads. Hence his name.
When my JT came along, he just naturally became ‘Big Buck’! :turkey:

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Trauma PA

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Had a gator colored Rubicon on order until this morning.

Saw this at the dealership and decided I didn't want to wait any longer...

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That's drop dead gorgeous! Congratulations.
Do you happen to know what make and model wheels those are? I haven't seen them before.
 

AC_1960

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My favorite color. My favorite truck.

Got my Warn ‘BullBar’ today and installed it! (Winch hasn’t come yet!)

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Does the Bull Bar block your trail camera view at all? Could you post a screen shot? Thanks
 

WildJD

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Does the Bull Bar block your trail camera view at all? Could you post a screen shot? Thanks
I only use the front cam when I come up to the top of a steep rise, that drops off on the other side, and I can’t see anything over the hood. Then I’m just concerned with what’s directly in front of me, and the TrailCam sees about 15, 20, feet ahead... plenty! ;{

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I only use the front cam when I come up to the top of a steep rise, that drops off on the other side, and I can’t see anything over the hood. Then I’m just concerned with what’s directly in front of me, and the TrailCam sees about 15, 20, feet ahead... plenty! ;{

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Yeah, the camera is so fish eyed that the bars don't really distract from anything...

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AC_1960

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I only use the front cam when I come up to the top of a steep rise, that drops off on the other side, and I can’t see anything over the hood. Then I’m just concerned with what’s directly in front of me, and the TrailCam sees about 15, 20, feet ahead... plenty! ;{

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Yeah, the camera is so fish eyed that the bars don't really distract from anything...

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Thanks for the replies. The trail cam is one feature I'm looking forward to very much as I think it will help on the rocky trails in the Colorado mountains I frequently travel on. Being able to see where to place my tires is a huge benefit to avoiding damage and not getting stuck in certain situations.
 

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I used to chuckle to see so many write, here on the forum, how they fall more in love with their JT everyday...

now that I’ve driven my GCM JTRLE for a month... I’m still chuckling... chuckling... and giggling... and walking around grinning from ear to ear... like a friggin love-sick teenager!

This rig is everything I dreamed it would be, times a bazillion! It surprises me with more capability, everyday! I swear, it’s like the truck is learning my driving style, what it needs to do, and getting better at doing it daily! I know all engines break in, and MPG improves... but my engine feels more powerful today, has more jump off the line, than it did the first week I had it! And I’ve said this before, but the steering... handles just like an MG, or a Morgan, or an Austin-Healy... it drives like a genuine sports car... the kind we used to love to drive back in the day! And my MPG is beating the sticker... with 99% mountain driving! Up one mountain, down the next. I hardly ever get it on an open freeway, where the MPG spikes up to 25, 27! At 80 mph!

I take back any mocking I did of folks swooning over their Gladiators! I confess, I’m totally, and completely, enraptured with the latest, greatest, love of my life! ;{

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I used to chuckle to see so many write, here on the forum, how they fall more in love with their JT everyday...

now that I’ve driven my GCM JTRLE for a month... I’m still chuckling... chuckling... and giggling... and walking around grinning from ear to ear... like a friggin love-sick teenager!

This rig is everything I dreamed it would be, times a bazillion! It surprises me with more capability, everyday! I swear, it’s like the truck is learning my driving style, what it needs to do, and getting better at doing it daily! I know all engines break in, and MPG improves... but my engine feels more powerful today, has more jump off the line, than it did the first week I had it! And I’ve said this before, but the steering... handles just like an MG, or a Morgan, or an Austin-Healy... it drives like a genuine sports car... the kind we used to love to drive back in the day! And my MPG is beating the sticker... with 99% mountain driving! Up one mountain, down the next. I hardly ever get it on an open freeway, where the MPG spikes up to 25, 27! At 80 mph!

I take back any mocking I did of folks swooning over their Gladiators! I confess, I’m totally, and completely, enraptured with the latest, greatest, love of my life! ;{

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Curious what you’re doing to get that MPG... or what I’m not doing...I’m averaging about 14.
 

WildJD

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Curious what you’re doing to get that MPG... or what I’m not doing...I’m averaging about 14.
Don’t know... I’m beating the sticker (19) with basically no highway driving! All mountain up & down! I’m averaging 20! When I hit a long, straight, high speed, highway... it shoots way up! I’m sure if I regularly split highway and mountain driving the average would fall somewhere in the middle! When I first got him, for a week or two, I averaged 17, 18. Then a little past 1500 miles, it started creeping up, and now it hovers around 20. Around 2000mi, I’m going to get the first oil change, and take a Roadtrip to Colorado Springs... I’ll get more of a feeling for the true average after 6 hours on the freeway! BTW I am still using Start/Stop... it doesn’t bother me at all... can’t even hear it start... so I never disabled it! Just FYI. ;{
 
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