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    JL JOURNAL : AFTERMATH / A Post Rubicon Trail Damage Report

    Aside from the broken exhaust hanger, smashed steering stablizer, jacked up front differential drain bolt and of course, the bit of body damage that I gave our Jeep JL Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited on our most recent Rubicon Trail run, I've had a number of people ask if maybe we found anything else that might have got damaged as well. Being that it had been over 8 months since we gave JET Li a thorough once over, we thought now would be a good a time as any to rack him up and give everything a closer look. And, in this episode of the JL JOURNAL, you get to see how things have been holding up. We hope you enjoy.



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    Canít wait to watch. Right now itís beer time!


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    I'm suprised, not as much damage as I thought there would be. Over all it faired very well

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    I like these updates, good to see where the weak points are.

    other than the body damage, good to see it's taking the trail damage in stock form.

    are the fenders fiberglass? seems like the JK fender would have flexed

    Stinger definitely saves the tailgate by letting the spare slide off obstacles

    the muffler hanger, no comment... POS casting part

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    Looks like a pretty good body shop, if you trust them--they do good work !

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    Looks like she held up well. Kind of surprised the oil pan got hit based on how high up it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WiscoHR View Post
    Canít wait to watch. Right now itís beer time!
    LOL!! Enjoy

    Quote Originally Posted by Rubinot View Post
    I'm suprised, not as much damage as I thought there would be. Over all it faired very well
    It really is surprising and a BIG part of why we decided to make this video. I constantly get people trying to tell me that I need to by X, Y or Z made by who the hell ever they've seen on YouTube and I really just don't understand why. If I start breaking things, I'll look into addressing those areas. Anything else is just a waste.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeeeep View Post
    I like these updates, good to see where the weak points are.

    other than the body damage, good to see it's taking the trail damage in stock form.

    are the fenders fiberglass? seems like the JK fender would have flexed

    Stinger definitely saves the tailgate by letting the spare slide off obstacles

    the muffler hanger, no comment... POS casting part
    The fenders are plastic but they seem a hell of a lot more rigid than the JK ones.

    Quote Originally Posted by JIMBOX View Post
    Looks like a pretty good body shop, if you trust them--they do good work !

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    Oh yeah, they do EXCELLENT work and for a reasonable price.

    Quote Originally Posted by WJCO View Post
    Looks like she held up well. Kind of surprised the oil pan got hit based on how high up it is.
    eh, just touched it. Must have been a fluke. I'm still more concerned about my transmission cooler lines than my oil pan.

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    Great video, glad they could get that ding out of the body. Overall the bottom doesn't look terrible but certainly has taken its beating. Surprised to see the drive shaft making all that contact but in sure itll get swapped at some point anyway

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    Another great video. I donít have as many underbody hits as you, but can say the big areas you pointed out have definitely taken some good shots. Front control arm brackets and rear shock mounts more than anywhere else. And you know those are the ones you feel.


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    Thanks for the follow up video. This was the info I was looking for. The body repair turned out great and was reasonable in cost.

    The transmission cooler lines worry me. I have wondered if I can adapt my EVO JK skid. Haven’t really put much thought into it though.
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