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Jeep Wrangler



  • nkelly1nkelly1 Posts: 105
    To even the playing field, a little, here is "some" history on our jeep. Although it has, indeed, evolved into what it is today…. it has definitely NOT forgot where it came from.

    I like the part where…..

    "In 1942 Ford built a limited number of amphibious Jeeps, known as the Seep. This little vehicle was basically an MB with a boat tub on the bottom(with cutouts for the wheels) and a PTO propeller.Seeps were not the most seaworthy things in the world, but one highly modified Seep, called "Half-Safe," did manage cross the Atlantic in 1950 and then continued on to circumnavigate the globe."

  • ottowrkrottowrkr Posts: 778
    We call it Canada Day , not Independence Day as you call it.Our Canada Day is July 1st . We are 134 years old .Funny thing ,even being your neighbour for 134 years most Americans have no clue about us.
  • twylietwylie Posts: 619
    nkelly - great links. It's a pretty amazing history the Jeeps carry with them.

    OK, I finally got around to pulling off our half doors. I didn't have any problems getting them off and I'm estimating they weigh somewhere between 15-20 lbs each. While the ease of getting in and out in fantastic, and the feeling of being more "open" to the earth is nice, the feeling with the half doors on is about 70% of what it feels like to ride around without any doors. I can see where doorless would be great at the beach or in the woods. I need to check GA law to find out if one mirror is enough. Once again, a testament to the versatility of Jeeps.

    I guess that has to go on "my" list of what a "real" Jeep is.
    - Ability to go anywhere the owner wants to take it (at least anywhere any other 4wd truck/car/SUV can go). This includes mud, rocks, snow, sand, 2' of water...
    - durable (able to take reasonable off road punishment without breakage)
    - customizable/configurable through factory options and aftermarket to make the vehicle personal and unique.
    - has the rugged Jeep "look". Kind of like pornography to the govt... you know it when you see it.
    - ability to remove the top
    - fun to drive (probably a function of short wheel base, small turning radius, high visibility for us)
    - 7 slots in the grille

    Other than that, I'm good. I may not like the future styling directions, but fundamentally, those are my criteria. I'm not a complete purist. I like the I6 but understand the need to be able to use a 4 speed auto, so the 3.7 V6 will see its time soon. I think solid axles offer better durabilty, clearance, and flex, but if the engineers can figure out a way to get IFS/IRS to achieve my requirements of "go anywhere I want to", and "durable", I'm good.

  • twylietwylie Posts: 619
    isn't Canada that country we're going to invade once we run out of natural resources? Please know I'm only joking, but sadly, the only reason I know anything about Canada is that I have a few friends working in a couple of the larger cities. It must be an American thing... I did some consulting with Royal Bank a few years ago, and spent time in Toronto and Monkton. It's really a beautiful county and is on our list for an upcoming camping/fishing vacation. Happy belated Canada Day!

  • ottowrkrottowrkr Posts: 778
    . Hey man ,if we can get your U.S dollar as our currency you can take us over any time you want. Was that Moncton, New Brunswick you visited ? Toronto ,that's were I live
  • tsjaytsjay Posts: 4,591
    Happy Canada Day a little late.

    I guess we don't know much about your history, but we do know that you guys are cool and that you are our buddies. We also know that you have a huge, beautiful country.

    Join us in the wrangler chat tonight at 8:00 PM CDST.

    So glad you are posting again!


    Have you hugged your Jeep today?
  • "Ok everyone I need HONEST opinions on this. My wife is not cutting me any slack. How does everyone feel about driving with a four year old in a toddlers seat in the back seat of a wrangler?
    Top up of course."

    Honest opinion? I think you should keep the top down, just use sunscreen. I see a Dad and his boy tooling up and down my road all the time. Two bald heads in a red Wrangler having the time of their lives! Just do it!
  • To the person saying they were going to throw in the towel on getting a Jeep. DON'T DO IT!!!

    I just got a good deal (arguably) on a 1997 Wrangler TJ Sport.

    If you can't do it new, go used. Get an older model (CJ?) and work with it from there.

    Hang in there.
  • rosnovtrosnovt Posts: 2
    Does anyone have this in their jeep? How does this sound? Is this worth buying
  • twylietwylie Posts: 619
    yep, it was Moncton, NB. I munged the spelling in my last message. Toronto is a great town; I enjoyed myself every time I was up there. Great summer weather and really friendly people. I've heard the winters can kind of suck, but after 10 years in GA, I'd like to see snow on occasion again...

  • dwranglerdwrangler Posts: 127
    Sorry, but I completely forgot about Canada Day. I went to school with someone from Canada in high school and the told me a little bit but it's been so long (20 years ago) that it completely slipped my mind.

    I also have a friend that went to Montreal but didn't have the time or money to get to Toronto. Since I met her she's become quite the hockey fan...I guess I'm a bad influence huh?

    Hug your Jeeps for me today. ;o)

  • kwilson4kwilson4 Posts: 21
    The new subwoofer makes A BIG difference. I bought my Sport off the lot, and it didn't have one in it. I negotiated the subwoofer with the dealer as part of the sale. For the extra couple hundred bucks, I'd say it's worth the price.
  • bamatazzbamatazz Posts: 311
    Hello All..Saharanut here...
    Since I dont have the Sahara..I thought I better change my name..
    Thanx to tom..I've gotta a new name..
    Bama( Roll tide) Tazz (Jeep)

    BamaTazz..but all of you van still call me nut

    Got Jeep?
  • nkelly1nkelly1 Posts: 105
    Good list of things. I haven't finished "hashing" it over, I think my "real jeep" list will be based on more on what it was vs. what it is (and where it is going). Once I get it thought out I will post it. I can see the auto tranys need for the V6, this is why I am glad I got one when I did.

    Never though about the mirror thing and taking the doors off, maybe I can "rig" up some mirrors if I have too. Don't know much about Canada, only been there a few times (BC). I have usually found that people are people, it is only governments that set them apart.
  • drew_drew_ Posts: 3,382
    image 6-7pm Pacific/9-10 pm Eastern. Hope to see you there!

  • dwranglerdwrangler Posts: 127
    Remind me though I might forget...don't have the Sahara huh, refresh my memory...what do you have?

    Sorry that I didn't get to the chat for today. Went to eat with my parents and sent a former coworker a ecard to congratulate her on the new edition to her family, a baby boy.

    See ya next chat, maybe sooner.

    Hug your Jeeps for me today. ;-)

    time to get some shut eye {-O

  • jacorobjacorob Posts: 37 fair. that's my jeep's name. :) been looking for some good tazz decals to put on. Anyone know of a good place?

  • tsjaytsjay Posts: 4,591
    Thanks, Ned, for the link you posted to the article about the history of the Jeep.

    That was some interesting reading.

    Where were you last night? We missed you in the chat. It was another good one, with quite a few people participating and the chat room working properly.


    Have you hugged your Jeep today?
  • rosnovtrosnovt Posts: 2
    I apologize, I should have been more specific. I was not talking about the one that is placed in the center console. I was referring to the aftermarket one mopar makes and installs in the back of the jeep
  • saenzskisaenzski Posts: 50

    Later dude, Jeep on!
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