We bag on the 42RLE because we have one and hate it. About the only good thing about that transmission is that you can put a Rubi-Crawler 2.72:1 low-range gearbox in place of the tailshaft housing. The other thing that came with the ’03-and-up Jeeps was this skidplate that could replace a grader. It hangs so low, whether you are in rocks, mud, or sand, you’ve likely hit it on something. Replace it with any of the many high-clearance options from the aftermarket, but note you might need a body lift to do so.