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Ilya Golubinsky

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    Jepp Wrangler White JLU
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  1. I was shown today how easy is to remove the fuse, disabling ABS/ESP. After this, I don't really understand why the killer switch is even discussed (the official costs ~1500 AED). I am waiting to see (or not to see) the difference comparing with disabling it from the cabin by pushing ESP off button
  2. BTW in my case it's a warranty case (but part to be shipped from the US). So, guys, you can drive with no roof safely
  3. Will find out tomorrow. I expect it should
  4. On my JL after winter without a roof, the buttons of the central panel began to stick, where the climate control is (while I always had a very clean interior). Pretty annoying, I'll see what Jeep offers as a solution during the next service. Vacuum cleaners / compressed air didn't help at all
  5. Hi @Ale Vallecchi, please remove me from the drive, I didnt manage to get the car back from the workshop
  6. I want to say a huge thank you to the whole team for their help today! @Islam Soliman, @Mohamed Seidam, @MUHAMMAD Kashif RAZZAQ, @Ashok chaturvedi, @Ahab Shamaa, @Foxtrot Oscar and everyone who kept the ropes! Today was a great reminder that off-roading even in Al Qudra is associated with risks if you don't follow the technique and overestimate the capabilities of the car. @Ale Vallecchi thank you so much for your leadership and coordinating the whole operation, only because of this the car got off so easily As luck would have it, the only visible damage is a broken mirror. The pol
  7. Guys, based on your experience, how much time should I plan for a DPI test at the Abu Dhabi border at 5-5/30 am Friday? To be completely on a safe side. Never did it before
  8. Hi Angela @Foxtrot Oscar , looks like I can't attend tomorrow's drive as well :(((((( See you next drive!
  9. Rubicon has stronger front axel (not reinforced, but stronger - you still may want to reinforce it). Not sure about the rear on It has more power due to the gear ratios, so if you go for larger wheels it's an advantage. Higher fenders to work with stock's 33". But its more design staff, you still can't put 35" there As it was mentioned here, sway bar release, front locking diff, and a nice red metal front panel If you plan to go for a extreme drives - go to Rubicon, if not and you care about the TCO - no need
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