Fairly New to the Forum....My 392

V8Venom

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What's up everyone? Bought my 392 back in October, just been busy working. Here's a few shots of her. Will probably add some 35's here soon, and who knows after that. Cheers.

Mike
 

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What's up everyone? Bought my 392 back in October, just been busy working. Here's a few shots of her. Will probably add some 35's here soon, and who knows after that. Cheers.

Mike
You must be a professional photographer 🔥🔥🔥
 
Welcome @V8Venom ! Those are GREAT photos! Why didn't you get those in for JOTM?
You better submit them for March or I'll submit for you! :LOL:
Thanks to all for the comments. I’m not a pro photographer although I aspire to be and I didn’t submit cause I was late to the party lol. I’ll take some new pics for next month or just submit these. My GT500 has had most of my attention lately and the wife loves this thing so much she drives it more than me lol Might be throwing 35’s on today so good chance I’ll get some new photos soon.
 
What's up everyone? Bought my 392 back in October, just been busy working. Here's a few shots of her. Will probably add some 35's here soon, and who knows after that. Cheers.

Mike
Awesome jeep and awesome pics.....I almost pulled the trigger on the red and those pics don't help my color choice remorse.........Also not to be critical but may be helpful for other members working on color choice but it does seem that Jeep quality control failed to match your half door color properly?
 
What's up everyone? Bought my 392 back in October, just been busy working. Here's a few shots of her. Will probably add some 35's here soon, and who knows after that. Cheers.

Mike

Welcome to the forum Mike! Awesome photos!
 
What's up everyone? Bought my 392 back in October, just been busy working. Here's a few shots of her. Will probably add some 35's here soon, and who knows after that. Cheers.

Mike
I believe you have JOTM shots.
 
Awesome jeep and awesome pics.....I almost pulled the trigger on the red and those pics don't help my color choice remorse.........Also not to be critical but may be helpful for other members working on color choice but it does seem that Jeep quality control failed to match your half door color properly?

Thanks @jeepstin and @willy and there are quite a few paint issues on this thing with overspray, bubbling and consistency, but being this is my 2nd Red JL, which had similar paint issues I kind of expected it. I honestly do not trust giving this back to Jeep to correct, so I just sucked it up. I will probably have a shop do paint protection and PPF on it, but have not decided yet since we do go wheeling and expect to acquire bumps and bruises. We had a 2 door Rubicon JL the last four years and took that little guy everywhere to include the Rubicon and Moab.

Mike
 
Thanks @jeepstin and @willy and there are quite a few paint issues on this thing with overspray, bubbling and consistency, but being this is my 2nd Red JL, which had similar paint issues I kind of expected it. I honestly do not trust giving this back to Jeep to correct, so I just sucked it up. I will probably have a shop do paint protection and PPF on it, but have not decided yet since we do go wheeling and expect to acquire bumps and bruises. We had a 2 door Rubicon JL the last four years and took that little guy everywhere to include the Rubicon and Moab.

Mike
That just really sucks to think paying this kind of $$ for a vehicle that one has to just expect such sloppy finish work. I don't have mine yet but for those of you that have yours and issues, it really is something that we shouldn't have to "expect" from a modern car manufacturer. Regardless, I do still think your ride looks awesome!!
 
What's up everyone? Bought my 392 back in October, just been busy working. Here's a few shots of her. Will probably add some 35's here soon, and who knows after that. Cheers.

Mike
Same Color as mine :)
 
That just really sucks to think paying this kind of $$ for a vehicle that one has to just expect such sloppy finish work. I don't have mine yet but for those of you that have yours and issues, it really is something that we shouldn't have to "expect" from a modern car manufacturer. Regardless, I do still think your ride looks awesome!!
I could not agree more with this. And remember the photos above are edited so it's not noticeable like you would think. There's light hitting the vehicle that I emphasized so it is not something you would just say oh man those are two different color doors.
 
I could not agree more with this. And remember the photos above are edited so it's not noticeable like you would think. There's light hitting the vehicle that I emphasized so it is not something you would just say oh man those are two different color doors.
My red 392 was one of the first ordered and built…I couldn’t order half doors because they weren’t available in red at the time
 
What's up everyone? Bought my 392 back in October, just been busy working. Here's a few shots of her. Will probably add some 35's here soon, and who knows after that. Cheers.

Mike
Amazing shots!
 
That just really sucks to think paying this kind of $$ for a vehicle that one has to just expect such sloppy finish work. I don't have mine yet but for those of you that have yours and issues, it really is something that we shouldn't have to "expect" from a modern car manufacturer. Regardless, I do still think your ride looks awesome!!
I think part of the quality control stuff comes down to work ethic and pride in your job. A lot of this younger generation, just wants a check. They show up to work and play on their phones and have to be hounded to get them to do their job. 5 years ago they would be fired in a heartbeat, but now it seems that companies just need the warm bodies. We have people at our company that are marginal and would be let go if we could find a decent worker to replace them. The worker shortage seems ridiculous. I don't know where folks are getting the money....

I went to check my windshield washer and the bolt that holds the filler neck down was quite loose and the bottle moved when I went to open the lid. Can't help but wonder how many other screws are loose.......I'm going to get under there and check all the suspension stuff when my lower control arms get here. I ordered a set of the mopar lcas that come with the 2" lift kit to correct caster. Insufficient caster is part of the reason for the lack of self centering on the wranglers. Helps the the steering wander that many people experience. Mine is not bad and I'm mostly used to it, but every time I drive my wife's land cruiser I notice the difference. The slightly longer LCA's will add 1-1.5 degrees of caster back. They are only $30 each and look just like the stock LCA's so dealer won't notice them. Hopefully will not change pinion angle enough to cause any vibrations. If they do, I'll go back to stock. Not going to fool with adjustable LCA's at this point.

These are not Lexus. The quality control and the engineering is just not on the same level. Jeep could have made the axles different where the C's on the axle were welded on at the proper angle where you could have proper pinion angle and caster, but they chose to use what they had (which is closer to correct for an unlifted jeep). Cheaper that way and jeep owners just write off these little anomalies as being a jeep thing.. The tilted muffler bothered me. Easy fix, but if the people putting it on gave a crap, they would've put it on level.

Having said all that I still like Jeep's and my JK served me well. The 392 is an absolute hoot and I enjoy it more than any vehicle I've ever had. Almost every day, some poor soul has their doors blown off by my big, loud, green jeep on my way to work....and it just makes me grin.

++on the photography above :)
 
I think part of the quality control stuff comes down to work ethic and pride in your job. A lot of this younger generation, just wants a check. They show up to work and play on their phones and have to be hounded to get them to do their job. 5 years ago they would be fired in a heartbeat, but now it seems that companies just need the warm bodies. We have people at our company that are marginal and would be let go if we could find a decent worker to replace them. The worker shortage seems ridiculous. I don't know where folks are getting the money....

I went to check my windshield washer and the bolt that holds the filler neck down was quite loose and the bottle moved when I went to open the lid. Can't help but wonder how many other screws are loose.......I'm going to get under there and check all the suspension stuff when my lower control arms get here. I ordered a set of the mopar lcas that come with the 2" lift kit to correct caster. Insufficient caster is part of the reason for the lack of self centering on the wranglers. Helps the the steering wander that many people experience. Mine is not bad and I'm mostly used to it, but every time I drive my wife's land cruiser I notice the difference. The slightly longer LCA's will add 1-1.5 degrees of caster back. They are only $30 each and look just like the stock LCA's so dealer won't notice them. Hopefully will not change pinion angle enough to cause any vibrations. If they do, I'll go back to stock. Not going to fool with adjustable LCA's at this point.

These are not Lexus. The quality control and the engineering is just not on the same level. Jeep could have made the axles different where the C's on the axle were welded on at the proper angle where you could have proper pinion angle and caster, but they chose to use what they had (which is closer to correct for an unlifted jeep). Cheaper that way and jeep owners just write off these little anomalies as being a jeep thing.. The tilted muffler bothered me. Easy fix, but if the people putting it on gave a crap, they would've put it on level.

Having said all that I still like Jeep's and my JK served me well. The 392 is an absolute hoot and I enjoy it more than any vehicle I've ever had. Almost every day, some poor soul has their doors blown off by my big, loud, green jeep on my way to work....and it just makes me grin.

++on the photography above :)
I also own a 2020 GT500, 82k vehicle and my windshield washer nozzles were both broken upon delivery lol So yea quality control is definitely an issue with quite a few manufacturers.
 
Freakin' beautiful. Well done and welcome to the forum!
 
Freakin' beautiful. Well done and welcome to the forum!

Thanks man I appreciate it! Love the blue color of your Jeep. I wanted that but the wife nixed it and wanted Red lol
 
Thanks man I appreciate it! Love the blue color of your Jeep. I wanted that but the wife nixed it and wanted Red lol
I was originally sold on the black. Saw the blue for the first time in person and knew it was the right one for me. I honestly think the 392's look great in every color and you can't go wrong with any of them.
 
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