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  • Thanks for the confirmation that limited slip is all I really need. Is there some marking on the diff or a tag I.D. that will tell me if the used Jeeps I'm looking at have the LSD?

    Thanks!
  • twylietwylie Posts: 619
    The limited slip diffs should have a small metal tag on one of the cover bolts that says something like "friction modifier required". This would only apply to the factory LSD, or Trac-Loc diffs. If you have the VIN, you can also ask a dealership or DC to give you a copy of the build sheet which provides all the options the Jeep was ordered with.

    Good call on the 33's guys; just ommited the "require a lift" part! Tonkadave has a great looking TJ with the 33 x 10.5 ATs but he's also running the OME lift to get clearance for them.

    -twylie
  • thats cool you got the photos. i might send you some more photos from one of my trips at hollister hills doing one of the hard trails .
  • I think if you jack up the rear, and turn one wheel forward, the other should go backward.

    Not sure on that one, though. I bet you'd find it on JU.
  • Well I finally got my new Jeep last Saturday! I haven't been wheeling in it yet, maybe this weekend. It is a Sweet Jeep. My buddy just bought the Jeep Apex yesterdady and loves it. I think the Orange leather seats are terrible, but who am I? It has most of the options that a Sport have, but I think not as nice.
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,184
    'bout time you were able to pick it up - Congrats!

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  • tsjaytsjay Posts: 4,591
    CONGRATS! Bet you're lovin' that 4.0 engine after having the 2.5 in your last Jeep, ain't ya?

    Get some pics up here in the photo gallery!

    Tom

    Have you hugged your Jeep today?
  • tsjaytsjay Posts: 4,591
    I have been pushing my luck with the topless/doorless thing, and today it caught up with me. Got WET!

    My Cuz, Ross Allen, and I drove Thelma Jane down to Turkey Bay this AM, a trip of about 70 miles one way. About half way there, it rained hard, and I guess we should have turned around and went back home. The rain slacked off and finally stopped as we got closer to Turkey Bay, and by the time we got there, it was not raining and had not even rained there at all.

    After a couple hours, here came the rain! We left Turkey Bay, and it rained hard for about the first half of the trip home. We all got a little wet, but poor old Ross Allen got the worst of it, though.

    Oh well, it was kind of fun in a way, and Thelma will dry out.

    Tom

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  • mtngalmtngal Posts: 1,911
    Congrats on finally getting that Jeep, lvchef. We should go 'wheeling one of the times we're in Vegas.

    tsjay - I hope you dried off Ross Allen and then gave him a couple of milk bones. He deserves lots of attention for getting soaked like that. I don't have to ask, I already know that you've dried out Thelma Jane. Have you ever thought about getting neoprene (the wet suit material) seat covers? Might help if you get caught in too many more rain storms.

    Can you send us some of that rain? There's no rain in sight and everything is dusty and dry. This morning I was hiking with the dog and noticed how much of a dust trail he raised just trotting along the dirt road we were on. A little mud would be fun about now...
  • i sent you 3 more photos from today . i was out at the 4x4 shop useing the flex ramp. i have'nt been out wheeling for like two weeks now. we could use some rain here too.
  • Here in Las Vegas, we really need rain. We went a record 115 days without any precipitation. Talk about dusty...But it rained about .8 of an inch two days after I got my jeep. It lost its viginity that day. I was babying it for a while, but not now. Going wheeling tomorrow at Mt. Charlston area. Looking forward to it...

    Tsjay: If I take some pictures, how do I post em? Is it easy? I am fairly computer suave, so we will see. I'll try to post some of all my past Jeeps. 94 YJ Sahara, 99 Cherokee Sport,01 TJ SE, 02 TJ Sport.

    Also I need to come up w/ a name for my jeep. I'm not very good at this naming part... Help me out...
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,184
    Get some lifts and call it "High Roller." Got to be a unique name in your neck of the woods, right? ;-)

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  • How about "Dry Roller"?

    "Hair Roller"?

    "Mountain Mama"?
  • A week ago, I caught about 1/2" in a downpour while I was in a mall. Drove home with what looked like an inch or so sloshing around in the front floor. Even had about 1/2" in the cup holders. Got home, pulled the mats out and threw them on the patio. Pulled the plugs and let it drain. Left it out in the sun the next day. Everything except the seats was dry by noon. Had a little more trouble putting the mats back in than I expected. Drove it around some that afternoon to finish drying out the seats (I was surprised how fast they dried, considering how wet they were). Red Ryder doesn't seem to be any worse off for the experience.
  • I share your excitement in getting a new vehicle. I hope you both have many many great experiences in your new Jeeps. Enjoy!!

    dwrangler soon to be smedcougar ;)
  • tsjaytsjay Posts: 4,591
    Just got back from an unexpected business trip, so I have only just now downloaded your pics. They were good shots, and thanks for sending them.

    What did you "score" on the ramp? I really don't know how that scoring works, but it looks like you were flexing pretty good there.

    Tom

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  • tsjaytsjay Posts: 4,591
    I recommend Photoworks.com for your film processing. That's who I use, and I am very pleased with their service and pricing.

    They develop your film and sent you duplicate prints up to 4" X 6" size, scan your pics and store them on their web site, and send you a CD with high resolution scans of your pics for about $18, which includes a replacement roll of film.

    You can email your pics to anyone you want to from the Photoworks web site. You are actually sending the thumbnails, which enlarge when the recipient clicks on them. They can download them to their hard drive, if they want to keep them.

    To post pics in the photo gallery here, you will need to find a web site to host your pics. You need one that allows hot links, which Photoworks does not do. You ought to take advantage of your ISP's web space, if they allow you some space with your account. I have AOL and am allowed a certain amount of space, which I used to make web pages for Ross Allen and for Thelma Jane.

    Once you have your pics hosted on the Net somewhere, then you can post in the photo gallery here.

    As far as a name for your Jeep, it really needs to be something that you come up with yourself, but I would be glad to offer general suggestions. One that comes to mind is some type of spice, since you are a chef and your Jeep "spices up" your life. Maybe there is some chef that you have always admired, and you could name your Jeep after him?

    Hope you come up with a good name. A Jeep deserves a good name!

    Tom

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  • i have to go back and do some math, i would like to know too. they just leave the ramp in the parking lot at the 4x4 shop. i can't wait to get my new tires this weekend ! there just some cheep mt's bt they should do real good . i'm going with the 31's . i can't wait to do the lost coast run with serob and the rest of them i'll send you some photos .
  • It's still me Deb...just changed my username to suit my new car ;) Tomster...what's this? You got wet? Say it isn't so man ;) Well, you're right it was bound to happen sooner or later...but you're all dry now right?

    SeRob...where ya been son? Everytime I get on at Gill's chat room you haven't been there. That baby's already got you wrapped around her figure doesn't she? ;)

    Well, you all have a great week and weekend and if ya go wheelin...stay safe and get pictures :)

    smedcougar
  • I get the cougar part, but the "smed"?
  • i've only seen serob here like once. he has his owen message board now. theres a bunch of use doing a trip up north on 10/19-20 . if you want to see where serob has been go to his site. i would give to you myself but the web cops won't let me.
  • I'm seeking some input and advice from Jeep owners.

    My son will soon be legally driving. (Run for the hills! LOL!) He has his eye on a '95 Jeep Rio Grande Wrangler, 5-speed, 4 cylinder. It appears to be in good condition even though it has 106,000. The asking price is $5500, which is close to Edmund's figures. Is this a good deal?

    Is a Jeep Wrangler a good vehicle for a novice driver?? The kid has no clue about driving a stick, but his father and I both think it's a good idea for him to learn how.

    Thanks for any advice!
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,184
    Defensive Driving School for Teenagers



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  • mtngalmtngal Posts: 1,911
    I think that learning to drive a MT as a kid is a good idea - then practicing starting in an empty parking lot seems like a big adventure.

    Not sure that the Wrangler is the best car for a beginner, though - would depend on the kid. There are a number of handling characteristics that have to be taken into consideration to drive one safely (for a long time, that is), and I love the idea of the defensive driving course given by a professional driver. I'd like to take one of those myself!

    If your son is not hooked on speed and showing off, it could be fine. My '98 has 106,000 miles on it and I haven't had any problems beyond the exhaust manifold (common problem for years before 2000). I'm planning on keeping it another 4 years or so.
  • A minor problem, for everyone's info: the '97 & '98 Wranglers had a sliding selector system. Beginning in '99, the Heater/AC selector is a rotary knob. Last week, I was unable to change positions on my '99 Sport. The Chrysler dealer said it was probably a broken knob. He pulled the old one off, and the plastic had split. The replacement only cost six dollars.

    J. Thurlow
  • FYI, the sliding knob on my 1997 TJ Sport doesn't work too swift, either.
  • tsjaytsjay Posts: 4,591
    I would prefer to have a new driver start with a Jeep rather than have a him/her get used to driving a car and then get a Jeep later.

    I say this because I would be afraid that a kid would get used to handling a car and then, if he got a Jeep later, would have trouble adjusting to the slower speeds, especially cornering speeds, needed for the safe operation of a Jeep.

    Also, hopefully, a kid would realize that he doesn't have a hot rod if he has a Jeep to drive and wouldn't feel compelled to see how fast it would go.

    Just be sure whatever the kid starts with that he gets proper instruction and is made to realize the responsibility he is undertaking when he gets behind the wheel.

    I wish you and the new driver the very best.

    Tom

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  • i did'nt start driving until i was 21 . kids don't need to drive ,unless you live miles from school . dose this kid have a job ? mebe you should buy him a real good bike . on a bike you can ride for miles and you still get the wind in your hair .
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,184
    Hey Tsjay, my old eyes are reading better this week (touch wood). Are you sure we didn't have our '03 TMV and invoice pricing up last week ? ;-)


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  • tsjaytsjay Posts: 4,591
    That wasn't me that said you didn't have it. Don't remember who it was, but it wasn't me.

    When you gonna get a Jeep??????

    Tom

    Have you hugged your Jeep today?
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