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Old 06-29-2016, 04:26 PM
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Where did you get those towing mirrors? Do they work with Jeeps controls to aim them and/or have heaters to work with the defroster?
Hi Hammerhead,

They are from a friend of mine, Mike Cowan from Clearview.

clearviewmirrors.com.au

Mike has been designing these for some years, started out doing them for Toyota 100 series and now does them for just about every 4x4 model in Australia.

Yes they emulate all the Jeep functions including heating, blind spot etc. The ones I ave are the original prototypes and I have had them on my Jeep for about 2 1/2 years. About the only thing they don't do is fold in electrically. One has to fold manually if you need to do that. They are pretty much the same design as the Chev Silverado mirrors of a few years back.

They are not cheap as his set up costs for each model are very high. It is something like $10k for the die work for the connectors to plug directly into the vehicle loom and of course the individual manufacturers won't sell him the plugs etc.

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Re: finally did some real off roading!

After seeing those pics... I need to correct myself: I have NOT done any off roading yet...; )
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I have a 2012 with 20 inch wheels, no electronic locker on the rear and terra graps, had to add the skids and hooks myself with this package.. Was in CO and took my family off road for some distance. Was the hairiest trails I've seen in a WK2 (my '97 TJ does fine!) I was really impressed with the TC kicking in on steep ups in the very dry dusty rocks and the downhill assist coming down. Probably about 10-12% grade. For an SUV weighing probably 6K # with cargo, it did a nice job not ruining my marriage or making my kids cry (daughter fell asleep ).
Which trail in CO?
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Re: finally did some real off roading!

This takes me back to the trails in San Bernadino.
But I have a question to all. Can all WK2 handle most trails? I have WK2 Laredo with regular spring suspension and the 3.6L V6 engine. I've added the Rocky Road spacers for the added 2" lift, but before i look into adding more I'm worried it might not be enough power to handle anything other than easy trails. Any comments?
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Old 07-15-2016, 06:47 PM
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This takes me back to the trails in San Bernadino.
But I have a question to all. Can all WK2 handle most trails? I have WK2 Laredo with regular spring suspension and the 3.6L V6 engine. I've added the Rocky Road spacers for the added 2" lift, but before i look into adding more I'm worried it might not be enough power to handle anything other than easy trails. Any comments?
I've climbed some pretty steep loose gravelly trails with selecterrain set to auto and without needing to go to 4low. Quadralift was set to normal. Plenty of power. Be careful going to too large a tire which can kill your bottom end power. In mud, too much power and weight on the front end can get you stuck fast. You want to avoid wheel spin. I had a 70 Blazer in the late 70's with a 454 from a Corvette. That SOB stayed stuck. I switched to a 307 and it eased through the mud much easier.
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Re: finally did some real off roading!

Now, mine doesn't have the select terrain option. I think it runs 4high by default. I didn't have any real problems running in the dirt, but now I'm in the northeast and Rausch Creek in PA looks like i won't be able to handle it.
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Now, mine doesn't have the select terrain option. I think it runs 4high by default. I didn't have any real problems running in the dirt, but now I'm in the northeast and Rausch Creek in PA looks like i won't be able to handle it.
I'm not familiar with the area. What kind of terrain is it and what are your concerns? Super deep mud was about the only thing that could stop those old 4 cylinder jeeps back in the day. V6 should have more than enough.
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Re: finally did some real off roading!

Its plenty of mud and some water, i don't think it's too deep. i guess you could say i felt a bit emasculated by all the wranglers and V8s with all the extras and options. so i worried that my stock setup (minus the spacers) would not be enough. but thanks for the boost of confidence
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Re: finally did some real off roading!

Hi xxdelx,
Check my posts, pics and videos, my wk2 is stock, only changed tires for better grip, i have AT, never had a problem in sand, water, mud or snow, you have more than enough power, some people like to prepare their Jeeps as if they were going to the end of the world, but rest assure you will be ok.
Our GCs are great machines, not only for the road but for offroading also.
Go out, enjoy, and then share your pics.
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Its plenty of mud and some water, i don't think it's too deep. i guess you could say i felt a bit emasculated by all the wranglers and V8s with all the extras and options. so i worried that my stock setup (minus the spacers) would not be enough. but thanks for the boost of confidence
I don't think the V6 would be your limitation.... that is the best engine you can even buy on new $50k Rubicon's.

The limitation would probably be based on the 4x4 system, depending on what you have. If you don't have select-terrain, you don't have 4-LO. You can still do some offroad stuff, but not as much as a Wrangler or better equipped WK2 (Quadra-Drive, Quadra-Trac II).
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Re: finally did some real off roading!

Between marble and crystal co.. Not technical but enough to test the tc system and dh assist..
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Re: finally did some real off roading!

My girlfriend and I did that a few weeks ago. Amazing area and the Crystal Mill is so awesome.

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Between marble and crystal co.. Not technical but enough to test the tc system and dh assist..
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