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I think it's good they are bringing the 3 ltr diesel out in the new wrangler.My jk with the diesel cost 46k back in 2009 now they are over 50k. Wonder how much the new Jl is I bet over 60k and will it be able to tow 3500kg

I went down the road of buying a wh crd limited with 100k on the clock.it only cost 16k . this sorted out my problem with towing and off road.
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You say mount the auto trans cooler away from the grill? Is there anywhere else to mount one? Always thought up in front was the best place for it.
Also your tune to delete the egr, how much was that and where did u get that done. I am from perth.
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The gill area is the most logical area to mount a trans cooler, but it's just too cramped already with the intercooler there etc. Some people do still mount a small cooler there and have had positive results though. Others with much better results have mounted the cooler somewhere else on the vehicle and usually with its own thermo fan (turns on/off at a set temp), the most common place I've seen people choose to mount them is above the rear diff (big cavity there that is somewhat away from potential damage). The most common argument as to why mounting above the rear diff is bad idea is because it can fill with mud if you like driving through that stuff, if not then its prob a non issue, also mounting it up there is pretty much the same height if not higher than where water/mud would reach on the grill area as you enter a mud hole anyway, so it would still get covered/caked in mud if mounted behind the grill. Also creating space to mount it behind the grill usually means switching to an angry grill style that is 'hiflo' (bigger grill opening), which may or may not be your thing...

For tuning, I highly recommend Infinitech Tuning in Wangara, Roger is the owner/tuner and he is really nice to deal with. For us Perth guys there's not much choice in tuning our CRD's and I did a fair bit of ringing around and asking on FB groups etc, and discovered where other's had bad experiences etc and everyone who had used Infinitech was very happy. There was a guy from Kalgoorlie who had is JK CRD with a EGR issue and booked into ECU West (very well known diesel tuning place) in Mandurah for a day to have it tuned and the EGR program deleted, he drove his family to Perth for an overnight round trip, ECU West stuffed up and couldn't sort it at all, so returned his ECU to stock and sent him on is way, he was devastated. He asked around for help and a couple of us told him to speak to Roger at Infinitech, who was fully booked but squeezed him in after hours and got his JK CRD tuned and EGR sorted.
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Well, after waiting, waiting, have had to make a decision for our new 4wd.

JK/JL is too small with storage for our extended family outback trips. Was hopeful about the Scrambler JT but really it would take a couple of years for it to be sorted so 2019/20 and maybe it won't even be suitable.

Placed an order now for the Cruiser 79 series. Will arrive and be setup by mid year with luck. It aint no Jeep, but it is a useful outback 4x4, and lots of options available. Apart from being a front/rear live axle system, it has less tech than the modern 4x4's which I consider is a benefit offroad in the outback.

Ours will be somewhat like this one, but the rear canopy will be for storage etc, not a camper built in.
https://www.4x4australia.com.au/revi...ble-cab-review

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Interesting reading;

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Well, after waiting, waiting, have had to make a decision for our new 4wd.

JK/JL is too small with storage for our extended family outback trips. Was hopeful about the Scrambler JT but really it would take a couple of years for it to be sorted so 2019/20 and maybe it won't even be suitable.

Placed an order now for the Cruiser 79 series. Will arrive and be setup by mid year with luck. It aint no Jeep, but it is a useful outback 4x4, and lots of options available. Apart from being a front/rear live axle system, it has less tech than the modern 4x4's which I consider is a benefit offroad in the outback.

Ours will be somewhat like this one, but the rear canopy will be for storage etc, not a camper built in.
https://www.4x4australia.com.au/revi...ble-cab-review

Happy to post about it if anyone is interested when it arrives and I don't cop too many insults. Yep, I like Jeeps, but too long to wait for something for us
Nice, congrats on the purchase! Always exciting when you have a new vehicle on the way.
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my understanding is the 3.0 TD is a few years away even for the USA. Honestly the 3.6 petrol with an 8 speed auto in a Rubicon would be an awesome package. I might be biased but I've been really happy with my fuel economy and the way it drives after years of driving TD four wheel drives. Maybe the mega issue I had with my previous TD 200 series Cruiser put me off. I hope the 3.0 TD comes out here though as it would be an awesome wrangler with that engine.
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But ?

"But we won’t get the complete package as some new technology – including a new 2.0-litre turbo-petrol and overhauled 3.0-litre V6 turbo-diesel – either isn’t available or has been ruled out for Australia."

"Instead we will get an updated version of the current Pentastar 3.6-litre petrol V6 and a new 2.2-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine to replace the current 2.8-litre oil-burner."

From https://www.motoring.com.au/la-motor...vealed-110010/
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