Everything wrong with an Electric Jeep Wrangler

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Today we troubleshoot an electric Jeep Wrangler that came into the shop.
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  • HJ
    HJMuaj më parë

    14:25 Are you guys starting a EDM band?

  • Nicholas Coffey
    Nicholas Coffey2 muaj më parë

    The title of this video is misleading...

  • captainofiron
    captainofiron6 muaj më parë

    I would love to get an old 90s Caprice wagon, make it look like 90s Impala SS and slap done Chevy volt packs in it and a driveline from a model S P

  • Jesus Castro
    Jesus Castro6 muaj më parë

    Also put the Jeep on a diet

  • Shane Salsi
    Shane Salsi8 muaj më parë

    Love love love those safety shoes at end of vid 😂

  • Winticket7
    Winticket78 muaj më parë

    Just get your math right this time. Dork!

  • M owler
    M owler8 muaj më parë

    50 miles why bother...I know you use it for short distances but so cold a cheap 4 cylinder car.

  • Dave Mitchell
    Dave Mitchell8 muaj më parë

    Looking at the weight of the transmission, transfer case, and both differentials points out the advantage separate wheel motors would have. At least a dual motor Tesla setup.

  • Sjors de bruijn
    Sjors de bruijn8 muaj më parë

    0:30 and you've made a video using that thing as an example why ev's are so bad. You've build a bad car yourself, then blame the industry

  • Joshua Salter
    Joshua Salter8 muaj më parë

    Anyone else hear Infected Mushroom popping off? 14:40

  • Chef Alex
    Chef Alex8 muaj më parë

    You dont even smoke, we saw you on Joe Rogan.

  • Chef Alex
    Chef Alex8 muaj më parë

    You're an insurance nightmare

  • Zurkster
    Zurkster8 muaj më parë

    I'd love to see that birds nest pass an MOT test! 😂

  • Phil Rudd
    Phil Rudd8 muaj më parë

    Warning, don't buy that coffee. Its absolutely dreadful.

  • Jeremy Gill
    Jeremy Gill9 muaj më parë

    I Like your Jeep Go green Just an idea before your battery died u can get this attachment for the front of the jeep that lets it get towed behind RVs it’ like a trailer hitch for the front So if your battery dies at anytime you can have anybody with a hitch pull you home friends and family

  • Sigbjørn
    Sigbjørn9 muaj më parë

    There's a lot of repetition in the videos nowadays... I enjoy the videos, and wish you could post more often, but seeing the same thing, and the same backstory on every other video is getting a little annoying

    ABOXofMONSTERS9 muaj më parë

    Rich What about on a Jeep or truck Adding something like a nice 9 hp generic gas single and a generator under the hood and when your not driving ekectric you start the generator and charge while driving or parked ? Like a cheap easy hybrid. That way your not limited to 30 miles drive time. To me that would be interesting set up. You could probably run the 220 genset while driving the roads and charge or run your main electric engine cruising at 55. Just have like a 5 gal fuel tank and all hidden tucked away as gas reserve power.

  • Tom Webster
    Tom Webster9 muaj më parë

    I would love to have a ev jeep!! But one of the things I would like to tackel is ev conversions and 4wd? I always wonder if using the old manual locking hubs in a 4wd set up would make a diffrence in 2wd over a modern setup like some chevys were everything is always spinning?

  • Thomas Weatherford
    Thomas Weatherford9 muaj më parë

    Uncle Rich and his steel-toed flip-flops. Safety third.

  • Ryan Garber
    Ryan Garber9 muaj më parë

    Just moved from Virginia to yee-yee ass NC and Rich announces a NC location? It's a fucking sign from the gods. Hope it's near Greensboro/Raleigh/Winston

  • Shekhar Moona
    Shekhar Moona9 muaj më parë

    Samcrac has more subscribers...get back to work.

  • Khalil Muhammad
    Khalil Muhammad9 muaj më parë

    Yo! Uncle rich! When you droppin some new videos?! Where the new videos at?!?! With respect! 🧘🏿‍♂️

  • Aj Anonymous
    Aj Anonymous9 muaj më parë

    Man u need to keep the videos going... u r missing your growth potential

  • Mel Ivey
    Mel Ivey9 muaj më parë

    Hey Rich. Your people care about you, man. We hope you are doing ok. Is fam still part of your life?

    DELTACX109 muaj më parë

    So how do electric motors work with transmissions? Can it be coupled straight to the transmission without the clutch or torque converter or are they required?

  • Envy
    Envy9 muaj më parë

    do you like kfc

  • ChrisNVegas
    ChrisNVegas9 muaj më parë

    An electric jeep, to be used as a Jeep? I live near Death Valley. No electrical outlets in the desert. LONG remote trails. No cell service. More miles from a paved road than can be walked in a day of two. One wrong turn and it's life or death. I'll keep my gas range.

  • Sondre Adler Guriby
    Sondre Adler Guriby9 muaj më parë

    haha 30 miles? And I think a Tesla with 300 miles is WAY to low.

  • Matt Halpain
    Matt Halpain9 muaj më parë

    wow, when I watched my first video or yours I thought you where only a Tesla owner but now I see you specialize in working on electrical cars.

  • Danny
    Danny9 muaj më parë

    RICHH. What happen to your video about driving that autonomous racing car?

  • mylesgifford8988
    mylesgifford89889 muaj më parë

    1 no indestructible god like 4.0l inline six so basically like modern fiat jeeps junk

  • HiPpY BoAtErS
    HiPpY BoAtErS9 muaj më parë

    I love the jeep

  • Mr Shadow
    Mr Shadow9 muaj më parë

    The future for electric cars! For a long time I’ve been thinking about a project, combine an electric motor and a variator!

  • Paul Adams
    Paul Adams9 muaj më parë

    I love to see a modern electric version of a Kettenkrad which is a cool half motorbike half tank vehicle. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sd.Kfz._2

  • Steven Carpenter-Graham
    Steven Carpenter-Graham9 muaj më parë

    What about a MD location near DC there are far more Teslas in the Northern VA , DC, MD metro Area than the whole state of NC......

  • Matt H
    Matt H9 muaj më parë

    11 miles per gallon is what jeeps get... thats not uncommon

  • JulienB
    JulienB9 muaj më parë

    Sam hasn't released a video in a while. Guess I'll watch this.

  • Steve
    Steve9 muaj më parë

    Love the zipties!

  • Tom & Inga Foley
    Tom & Inga Foley9 muaj më parë

    Your sponsor; Coffee, the harder drug that weed leads to.

  • D. Scott
    D. Scott9 muaj më parë

    Hook a brotha up make my girls a Tesla power wheel !!

  • Blaine Rohlfs
    Blaine Rohlfs9 muaj më parë

    When you open in Texas I’ll work for you uncle rich!!

  • mobilemowers
    mobilemowers9 muaj më parë

    Anyone else see whats wrong with $11,000 to go 30 miles on a charge ?

  • Nor Dic

    Nor Dic

    9 muaj më parë

    Diy mate. The fun is in the journey, the build, the learning, the improvements. Worth every cent.

  • olderbut wiser
    olderbut wiser9 muaj më parë


  • Jose Delmonte Almansa
    Jose Delmonte Almansa9 muaj më parë

    0:29 XD ajajaj i love you jajaj .

  • Alpha SOOMAAL
    Alpha SOOMAAL9 muaj më parë

    Bro i really enjoy your videos very much. Please Keep them coming... also if you do work experience please let me know. I am based in the Uk, london city.

  • Googadis Beotches
    Googadis Beotches9 muaj më parë

    Nothing beats having steel toe sandals... Or is it no toe sandals?

  • Gerlinde G
    Gerlinde G9 muaj më parë

    I want to do this!

  • Nisco Racing
    Nisco Racing9 muaj më parë

    needed more footage about the motor, you ended the video so soon.

  • Jeff Sadowski
    Jeff Sadowski9 muaj më parë

    Poor Uncle Rich can't even afford shoes.

  • Charles Silas
    Charles Silas9 muaj më parë

    How much would one of these costs?

    SVTWRC9 muaj më parë

    Want to convert my 2003 Subaru WRX Wagon to a 2014 Chevy Spark EV motor , battery w cooling thermal intact w the Traction unit but keep it AWD by an adapter plate to the trans . Working out little details and sourcing the EV from a wreck , already have the WRX.

  • cjhawk67
    cjhawk679 muaj më parë

    I wonder how this would hold up to the things ive done with my jeeps where i had water coming over the hood.

  • weeral1


    14 ditë më parë

    Yeah I will need to figure that out too if I do a swap. scary

  • kiel 367
    kiel 3679 muaj më parë

    he can only do 50 miles in it???? what the hell is the point???

  • MrSavon42
    MrSavon429 muaj më parë

    Is Rich an engineer?

  • Stoneyburke
    Stoneyburke9 muaj më parë

    11k ,way less than some kits at 50k.....which is ridiculous.

  • Aron McInnes
    Aron McInnes9 muaj më parë

    I have a 1995 YJ that I want to convert for the same use. Thanks for the video as it is great to see these jeeps getting converted.

  • Tsunauticus III
    Tsunauticus III9 muaj më parë

    He seems like a really cool guy

  • SJW libtard wrecker
    SJW libtard wrecker9 muaj më parë

    “i baited you on that one”. 😂😂

  • Cliff P
    Cliff P9 muaj më parë

    So what is it? No that big sign on the front of the vehicle give 0 information on the car.

  • Zachary Nevitt
    Zachary Nevitt9 muaj më parë

    I want to EV swap a first gen mr2 or rx7 I think it would be neat.

  • Jaggeh 33
    Jaggeh 339 muaj më parë

    I was hoping to see more info on this rig

  • Donut Soft
    Donut Soft9 muaj më parë

    You know that's an electric jeep Wrangler when you see all those LED's in one light

  • PlanetMotoLA
    PlanetMotoLA9 muaj më parë

    Rich I didn't know your movie star? I just saw Amy Schumer's "I feel Pretty" and I cracked up in every scene you showed up. Nice job! Can't wait to see you in your next film. Lol.

  • Worthless Whips
    Worthless Whips9 muaj më parë

    Lol the eyeglasses store. Great episode btw!

  • Slo jo Go jo
    Slo jo Go jo9 muaj më parë

    We should be friends, as old as I am I still trip myself up just walking around we can compliment each other haha! By the way I believe a 4x4 EV is an excellent idea if you get rid of the drive train and send power directly with 4 smaller motors directly into each wheel the drive train is a power drainer when it goes through gears!

  • God Is good
    God Is good9 muaj më parë

    Congratulations on your success rich hope I can do something cool in my next life

  • J. Bentley
    J. Bentley9 muaj më parë

    I wouldn’t tell anybody that I’m expanding until I’ve actually expanded.

  • Adrian Nel
    Adrian Nel9 muaj më parë

    New location opening soon? Guard your kitchen knives, Rich gonna need more tools.

  • Cdnsn0w Cdn
    Cdnsn0w Cdn9 muaj më parë

    Nice to see you uncle rich.

  • ChrisBow Piloto
    ChrisBow Piloto9 muaj më parë

    This is really cool! Now if only we could make this stuff more affordable...

  • David K
    David K9 muaj më parë

    A whopping 30-50 miles with all that investment. Dummy.

  • Anthony Bha
    Anthony Bha9 muaj më parë

    I live in Schenectady NY, the city that Baker motor was made. We were the city Edison and Tesla went to war in. GE is still here. We lit up the world. I wish another impactful industry returned at that level.

  • coolman72891
    coolman728919 muaj më parë

    The owner looks alot like Louie C.K.

  • James Miller
    James Miller9 muaj më parë

    Rich used to wear glasses with no glass in them,purely to look more intelligent.These days he can afford glass but still looks and acts like a dafty.Tesla limited edition yeezys are his prefered foot ware.

  • Ed Wilko
    Ed Wilko9 muaj më parë

    tripple ur range on the jeep link three old prius batterie pack together. we see them on ebay in the uk for as little as £150 per pack ($240ish)

  • wcjeep
    wcjeep9 muaj më parë

    It's possible to convert front axle to 1997 + style axle shafts to eliminate vacuum requirement. Also, please get rid of the old style brake master cylinder and booster. Upgrade to 1997 + dual diaphragm brake system. The old style was barely adequate.

  • Zantrop64
    Zantrop649 muaj më parë

    This is a cheap wrangler

  • Repair Update Repeat
    Repair Update Repeat9 muaj më parë

    That coffee hit you hard In the face 😂

  • Adam Payne
    Adam Payne9 muaj më parë

    Cool video but please let your buddy know those vacuum actuated Dana 30s are very trouble prone. There are many kits available to remove them or as he seems to be a pretty handy guy, make one yourself with a drill and a bike cable.

  • Mike Browne

    Mike Browne

    9 muaj më parë

    @Adam Payne Thanks for the insight. I'll keep that in mind. Haven't had any problems yet - knock on wood.

  • Adam Payne

    Adam Payne

    9 muaj më parë

    @Mike Browne There's a bunch of tubing that actuates a fork and draws a coupler over the 2 halves of the axle shaft. The tubing gets old and brittle and leaks and can't actuate the fork anymore. Easiest way to fix it is get the passenger side axle shaft from an XJ of the same vintage. It's the same size but without the coupler in the middle. I think the idea with the 2-piece was to keep the center section from spinning when the front drive wasn't engaged but it's dumb.

  • Mike Browne

    Mike Browne

    9 muaj më parë

    Thanks for the tip. How do they fail?

  • Bryan St.Martin
    Bryan St.Martin9 muaj më parë

    That motor is unfit to use as is. The internal cooling fan is showing axial runout which is a source of imbalance. Also indicating a problem internally. A better motor would be a Mars 3PH. Much more efficient, and when you're running from a finite power source (AKA Battery) it matters.When considering system efficacy, the combination of losses needs to be carefully calculated. A 75% efficient motor times a 85% efficiency controller leaves 63% of available power from your battery bank. Most likely cause of the motor damage is the radial runout of the drive coupling. You could complain of the shipping of the motor, but several years of use tends to negate that. Once you correct the motor and drive, replace the input shaft bearing of the transmission as it has most likely been damaged as well, and since you are in there...

  • magic man
    magic man9 muaj më parë

    They have a new Tesla in Chicago it just went under water today and was pulled right out

  • Scot NAA
    Scot NAA9 muaj më parë

    I want to see this Jeep YJ in action off-road (mud, sand , dirt, light obstacles)...then at least light to moderate rock climbing... Of course those tires aren't really off road tire, but should still be inpressive...

  • ian5576
    ian55769 muaj më parë

    Jeep guy is dope.

    TRICKSTA9 muaj më parë

    15:47 NO!

  • Manz
    Manz9 muaj më parë

    American ingenuity!!

  • Fizi Enviro
    Fizi Enviro9 muaj më parë

    Eventough Im against electric vehicles,I still love watching Rich's electric cars videos

  • Andre T
    Andre T9 muaj më parë

    Havent paid for gas in 11 years...so I take it electricity comes for free? This guy has some killer math skills...

  • TWiST
    TWiST9 muaj më parë

    Knocking out teeth in that motor, ugh.

  • Anthony Bha
    Anthony Bha9 muaj më parë

    Congratulations on the expansion!

  • infinitycrops
    infinitycrops9 muaj më parë

    I’m happy you got the A&E deal. As far as watching the show however..... well. Unless it’s on their ALthe channel, the only opportunity I’ll have is if I’m in a waiting room at a hospital or something. Linear TV is a bit like landline telephone service nowadays.

  • wickedxe
    wickedxe9 muaj më parë

    It's so badly done it looks like a fire waiting to happen. I can promise if that was Victoria, Australia where I live the police would defect it straight away

  • Brad Miles
    Brad Miles9 muaj më parë

    11 mpg in a Wranger isn't "tired", it's "average".

  • KD 0078
    KD 00789 muaj më parë

    Chad is the man Uncle Rich. You have a great crew. Keep up the great work bro. 👍

  • Kevrek
    Kevrek9 muaj më parë

    Get yourselves a good life insurance before working on more home made electric vehicles.

  • SheepShearerMike
    SheepShearerMike9 muaj më parë

    Did he say 11,000 for the conversation? How is that cheap, or did he mean 1,100? You can buy a second hand EV for that, or have I miss understood something?

  • S


    9 muaj më parë

    First time DIY, will always be big. Heck that's life, you learn to streamline with experience no one does these perfect the first time.

  • dragade101
    dragade1019 muaj më parë

    congrats on the expansion!

  • Martin Bogomolni
    Martin Bogomolni9 muaj më parë

    re-upload? I could swear we’ve seen this footage.

  • Rich Rebuilds

    Rich Rebuilds

    9 muaj më parë


  • Mikey8567
    Mikey85679 muaj më parë

    Gotta love the Squares! Love the YJ! Shared this on some of the YJ Wrangler Facebook groups I'm part of!

  • Brian Lynch
    Brian Lynch9 muaj më parë

    50 miles!? I'm gonna go ahead and put this 87 in my ride

  • Declan O'Cuidighthigh
    Declan O'Cuidighthigh9 muaj më parë

    I could conceivably do something like this, but I’m addicted to snorting dick pills. So idk if I could make time in my schedule despite that.

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