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  • tsjaytsjay Posts: 4,591

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SONNY!!

  • tsjaytsjay Posts: 4,591
    On the 01's like mine, the fuse for the power outlet is #19 and it's a 20 amp fuse. I guess it would be the same on your Jeep, but I can't be sure of that.

    Hope this helps.

    Oh, Geek, you didn't say how long you've had your Jeep, but did you know that the power outlet is only "hot" when the ignition is on? That's something I would like to change about my Thelma Jane. I wish that power outlet was hot at all times, so I could charge my cell phone without the engine running.

    Tom

    Have you hugged your Jeep today?
  • tsjaytsjay Posts: 4,591
    Ross Allen, Thelma Jane, and I went wheelin' yesterday over at Turkey Bay. We didn't find any other Jeeps to hook up with, so we stayed mostly on the main trail. It was still enjoyable. Even the drive over there and back was fun. Heck, anytime you are in a topless/doorless Jeep you are having fun!

    The new safari top is working out pretty well. It still leaves Ross Allen in the sun, unless he gets up close to the back of the front seats. I don't like him riding back by the tail gate anyway.

    After a day of Jeepin', RA and I took a nap, and then we took Thelma to the car wash and got the mud off of her. Next on the agenda was a good hand washing at home. That mud at Turkey Bay makes the white letters turn yellow, but an SOS pad works wonders to bring them back to white.

    After the hand washing job was done, it was close to dark and the temperature was really pleasant. So, loaded up the Mrs. and RA and headed for the Sonic Drive In. That was fun!

    I can't believe how much fun a Jeep is! Even after all these months, I am like a kid with a new toy. Why didn't I get a Jeep years and years ago? Man, all the money I have spent trading cars so often! I would have been happy with a Jeep and would have kept it for years. I might have traded for a TJ when they came out, if I had owned a YJ for a few years, but I would not have traded about every year like I have. The way I feel now, I can't see ever trading Thelma Jane.

    Tom

    Have you hugged your Jeep today?
  • goducks1goducks1 Posts: 432
    I bought the kit for cost (around $650) from a dealer in Texas--see http://www.ancira.com/parts/chrysler/, they still seem to be selling them at cost--and shipping was another $30. Give them a call, they seemed very nice on the phone. Make sure they don't charge you sales tax if you live outside of Texas, they accidentally did so to me but took it off when I made a fuss.


    Labor from an independent a/c specialist was about $300 (he gave me a discount for paying in cash). So altogether it was about $1000.

  • oceantoadoceantoad Posts: 186
    Tom, are you saying that you really like your Jeep? Was not sure if that is what you meant.:) Might be better to try and hook up on the backside of the trip, will talk to you more on that. Jean has redone the web page so it is quicker to get into. She got rid of the goat pictures and added one in your honor, I'll let you figure out which one.

    www.home.earthlink.net/~oceantoad/

    BigK, happy birthday you old timer. Jean also included a picture of a doily so that you can see what you are missing. I told you that she was mean like that.
  • I hope you have a good one today.
  • tsjaytsjay Posts: 4,591
    For a guy who was never gonna wash his Jeep, you sure seem to have a spotless one there???

    Looks GOOD! Looks like your center pieces are different than mine. Mine have black decals on the ends with "American Racing" written on them. Yours look like they are all chrome.

    I don't care if it's on your way up or on your way back, but let's try to hook up for a cup of coffee or a meal when you come through Bowling Green or wherever you are at your closest point to me. Heck, I might even buy. :)

    Tom

    Have you hugged your Jeep today?
  • bamatazzbamatazz Posts: 311
    This is my last post before I'm gone for a week. White..welcome aboard.. good to have ya.
    ALWAYS room for another JEEPER, I believe you will need that A/C
    TOM going topless & doorless at a sonic.. good idea.. i gotta try that.
    Wish i could take TAZZ with me to the BEACH that would be great. Maybe next time.
    I hope everyone has a GREAT week..Stay safe

    KEEP JEEPIN & POSTING!
    BamaTAZZ
  • Hey guys, thanks for the birthday wish. Even though I didn't get a doily for my birthday, I did get an E-card from Tom! Oh well, maybe by Christmas, Jean will have softened some. :)
    By the way, there is a fire somewhere in Canada and the smoke has traveled all the way to Philadelphia! The sky looked surreal today, it had a dark, orange look. Very weird.
  • tsjaytsjay Posts: 4,591
    a corvette pulled in next to thelma jane. In times past, I would have died for a vette, but since I was in thelma, I felt sorry for the guy since he only had a vette. :)

    Tom

    Have you hugged your Jeep today?
  • tsjaytsjay Posts: 4,591
    I know the boy ain't posted much in here lately, but I hope you all remember larry18. He has the sienna 02 Sport and lives in Oklahoma.

    He trailered his Jeep out to Colorado to do some Jeepin in the high country around Silverton and Telluride in the San Juan mountains.

    Man, that must be the ultimate!

    Get home safe, old lar!

    Tom

    Have you hugged your Jeep today?
  • wheelsdownwheelsdown Posts: 250
    Tom, I took my 2000 tj to the dealer where I bought it and asked if they could make the lighter live all the time. They screwed around with it for a couple of hours. I think the tech told me they finally figured out all they had to do was move the cigarrete lighter wire to the terminal for the un-swithced fuse on the fuse block. I think the owner's manual says which one it is. Anyway, they didn't charge me to do it.
  • tsjaytsjay Posts: 4,591
    Thanks old pal. Where in the heck ya been keepin' yourself? Bout time we heard from ya!!!

    How bout a little chatterooni in Gill's? I'm there now. Come on!

    Tom

    Have you hugged your Jeep today?
  • anonymous02anonymous02 Posts: 1,538
    "...I wish that power outlet was hot at all times, so I could charge my cell phone without the engine running."

    Yeah, but wouldn't that draw down your car battery?
  • anonymous02anonymous02 Posts: 1,538
    I live in Massachusetts. 90's here last week, and again today and tomorrow.

    I have NO USE for AC. That is why I got a convertible!

    Pulling the boat around, I have only seen one other Jeep towing. No problems at all with towing.
  • scmhockeyscmhockey Posts: 45
    I have been towing an 18 1/2 foot boat around and having no major issues. Only thing is that I need to plan way ahead for stops. The brakes just don't work anywhere near as well. And I try to avoid braking while turning. With the short wheel base, I can see jack-knifing as a real possibility.

    Steve
  • anonymous02anonymous02 Posts: 1,538
    I think you'll do OK in 4 cylinders. Heck, the original Jeeps we won the war with had what, less than 60 HP and the 2.5 4 cylinders have what maybe 115 at least? That's DOUBLE.


    If still not enough for you, there are mods you can make to add power. Look here for some help:


    http://homepage.mac.com/jyokomura/index.html


    and


    http://www.tricountygear.com/4_cyl__only.htm


    and

    http://www.dsuper.net/~timf/Techarticles/2_5l_power.htm


    on Jeep engines:

    http://www.angelfire.com/extreme/4x4COMANCHE/engines.html

  • anonymous02anonymous02 Posts: 1,538
    If you have the narrow wheels, I'd say go for new ones.

    If not, I'd say keep the stock ones to save money.

    I have a 1997 Sport with stock steel wheels with 31X10.50 inch tires.

    I'd say, based on your description of driving, that some generic AT or AP type tires would do you just fine. I'd probably say something in 235/75R15 to 255/70R15 would do fine. If you don't need the knobby offroad lugs, I'd recommend against them to keep the ride quieter, and provide better road manners, and maybe even mileage. Even a car tire on a jeep would do fine in sand and mild offroad conditions. I've seen Jeeps with fat performance tires, which are used in mostly dunes at the Cape. I'd guess they were BFG TA's or noname type "performance" tires in like a 285/60R15 size or something. They will still get you around town nicely, and also get you out on the dunes to your favorite fishing spot.

    Good luck.
  • huckhillhuckhill Posts: 20
    I just read in auto.com that DC will replace the temporary 7 yrs./100,000 mile warranty with a transferrable 7yrs./70,000 mile warranty on all Jeep vehicles. I am not sure when this goes into play, but at least the new warranty will be transferrable.

    Regarding a/c:
    I am considering it even though I do not plan on using it much, but I did read in the Jeep Owner's Bible that by ordering it, you would get some heavier duty engine components and that the defrost would work better with a/c since it would be able to remove humidity as opposed to simply blowing warm air on the windshield. Also, resale is always a possibility and a/c helps on the resale price.
  • tsjaytsjay Posts: 4,591
    OK, everyone, we need to keep Oceantoad's dad in our prayers. He has serious health problems and has taken a dramatic turn for the worse. Toad is on his way from Texas to somewhere in northern Ky near Cincinnati to be with his dad. Let's ask the Good Lord to watch over Toad as he drives and to be with Toad's dad and the rest of the family.

    Tom
  • tsjaytsjay Posts: 4,591
    #5991 of 5997 #5979 of 5990 Geek by tsjay by anonymous02 Jul 08, 2002 (09:32 am)
    "...I wish that power outlet was hot at all times, so I could charge my cell phone without the engine running."

    Yeah, but wouldn't that draw down your car battery?


    Don't think a cell phone would draw enough power to amount to anything, Nony Mouse. Maybe if it stayed plugged in for days on end without the engine being started and run for a while.

    Tom

    Have you hugged your Jeep today?
  • tsjaytsjay Posts: 4,591
    My post about toad's dad was 5998 while ago, and now it's 5997. Somebody do a no no?? :)

    Tom
  • tsjaytsjay Posts: 4,591
    Unless someone else is posting at the moment, I'm gonna get #6000! Yeeeehawwwww! :)

    Tom

    Have you hugged your Jeep today?
  • tsjaytsjay Posts: 4,591
    You messed up my 6000! :(

    Tom
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,189
    lol, now that I've explained the mystery of the missing post to your satisfaction, I'll delete mine!

    This is what the rest of you missed:
    Do you really want to delete this message?
    steve_ - 09:01pm Jul 8, 2002 PST (#6000 of 6003)

    Just a bit too much contact info in an earlier post - don't want the spammers to be able to use Town Hall as a place to harvest names, addresses and emails.

    Boy, you guys are suspicious :-) Expect a repost w/ a link to the contact info....


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  • tsjaytsjay Posts: 4,591
    You da man!
  • texasjeeptexasjeep Posts: 270
    Was my post deleted? I thought I posted earlier, but I don't see anything now.
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,110
    Check your mail.

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  • johnm75johnm75 Posts: 1
    Anyone have a suggestion on what type of cleaner I should use for the inside of the softop?

    Thanks,
    John
  • anonymous02anonymous02 Posts: 1,538
    I usually use the wind. (windows off, top up!)

    ;-)
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