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  • tsjaytsjay Posts: 4,591
    There are two albums in this gallery for 3/23/02. That's the day I was there with the Central Illinois Jeep Club. The gallery is in their web site. There are about four or five shots of Thelma Jane in these sets of pics.

  • cklausingcklausing Posts: 16
    First off, a big congrats on getting past the "don't want to risk it" phase and actually hitting the dirt! I'm still not quite ready to do any real offroad yet myself. Right now my Jeep is still new enough to me that I'd rather just enjoy it as-is, and down the road once it's already got some "character" from other mishaps, or if I start to get a stale feeling, then I'll probably be making the plunge myself. If nothing else, I figure that should at least give me time to get some work done on it in preparation:)

    Already did the trivial stuff like stereo/speaker upgrades, and of course remounted the mirrors to let me get rid of the doors. This evening comes a tire/wheel upgrade (AR 767 w/ Dueller ATs). Just about out of the easy stuff, guess I'll need to start getting ready for the non-trivial stuff now....

    On another note, the link you posted for us to check out some of the new pics has issues. May only be for non-Windows users like myself, but the website you pointed to has links that have a bunch of spaces in the names. At least for me, I've got to go through the link once I click on it and add "%20" in front of each of the spaces to get the links to work. Don't know if you used some automated picture adding process to post the pics, or if you know the guy running the site, but if you've got some way of asking him to "adjust" the names of the links so they aren't full of spaces, it may save people the headache in the future!
  • tsjaytsjay Posts: 4,591
    Hi Chad. I don't know what you are talking about as far as the link, but I am a dummy about 'puters. I see that %20 thing on my screen, when I look at the link that I posted.

    Nice choice of wheels! I like those AR767s. What size tires are you getting and what size are those wheels gonna be? How wide are the wheels, I mean?

  • bamatazzbamatazz Posts: 311
    Hey yeller..I guess we are the last of the pavement jeeps...
    hmmm new club?

    Tom..ive been around..working & spending time with kids.. I'll be posting more..
    saw the pic..they look great... themla gets hurt...dont come crying to me...

    Keep Jeepin
  • cklausingcklausing Posts: 16

    With regards to the webpage, the link here on Edmunds is fine, it's when you follow that link and try to go anywhere else that I start seeing the spaces in the address, which makes the version of Netscape I'm using freak out. Not a huge deal really, just something that Windows probably knows how to get around and Unix still has issues with:)

    Anyhow, just got back from the wheel/tire install. The ones I am actually running now are

    AR-767 15" x 8"
    Dueller AT 30x9.50

    Definately love the look. The Jeep itself is tan/gold/whatever (what was that about guys being color-blind??), and my personal opinion was that a "chrome" look would appear kinda silly with this body color. Not sure if they had to adjust the bump-stops or not, but I've not noticed any rubbing at full-turn. I'll probably double check everything tomorrow when it is nice and sunny out, but for the whopping couple of hours that I've had them, I'm VERY happy:) The 'ole jeep just looked kinda silly with the rather small and cheap looking stock tires/wheels that it came with (I bought it used, and it had no wheel package upgrade).

    Come to think of it, I'm starting to finally reallize that one of the best things about Wranglers is that you can just keep on changing things around. And I'm only speaking for myself here, but each time I alter something, I get that same goofy look on my face that I got the first time I took one for a drive. Bad part is that I'm starting to think that upgrading is going to be worse than an addiction to crack......

    Going to have to get some digital pictures up here in the near future now that it is to the point where I consider it "presentable"!

  • tsjaytsjay Posts: 4,591
    Would definitely like to see some pics. Get em posted!

  • mtngalmtngal Posts: 1,911
    I'd like to see pics too!

    I also have the Dueller AT tires and think that they are a good compromise, but you can't use chains with tires that wide. The Duellers seem to stick to the road better than the standard Goodyears and they handle the off-roading I do very well. They also did well getting us up an icy hill this winter. They aren't winter tires, and our trip that night was definitely a white-knucke trip, but they got us home safely. This was on a mountain road that had not been sanded - CalTrans was too busy trying to re-open the I5 freeway to worry about our side road (we sat on the freeway for 45 minutes until we worked our way up to Gorman and stopped for dinner. Another 45 minutes and they finally opened the freeway for those already in the mountains - all so I could go about 3 miles to the next exit!).
  • saharagalsaharagal Posts: 88
    My Sahara's definitely still a pavement Jeep! Yep, I'm still around. Finally hit the 3,000 mile mark. Stop laughing Tom! Now I need my 1st oil change. I planned ahead -- I have all of Twylie's posts about oil changes saved. Better read them!

    Take care
  • tsjaytsjay Posts: 4,591
    Where in the world have ya been? We never hear from ya here or in gill's any more!

    Wow! Three thousand miles on that Jeep? Be careful, or you're gonna wear it out! :)

    Let's get back to communicating with our buddies, OK? We miss ya!


    Have you hugged your Jeep today?
  • bamatazzbamatazz Posts: 311
    Hey lady..
    where ya been...well I cant talk..ive been AWOL myself....
    Good seeing you again....Keep Posting
    Ohhh by the way
    7200 miles on TAZZ

  • <jeep wave>

    Just found you guys and thought I would give a hello. I'm very much into offroading and modding my 98 TJ...time and money always seems short though. We do get out quite often though and it seems like I'm always tinkering with something on the jeep. Anyhoo, here's how we do it UK style...

  • yellowmanyellowman Posts: 209
    Hey there

    Well, I had the repair done today for free. Not too bad - there's just a dot that looks like a small water droplet now. I was thinking about getting the entire windshield replaced for $50 (per my insurance) but now that you mention the potential for leaks, I don't want to open up a can of worms so I think I'll just sit on the glass repair. It's noticeable to me, but I'm sure no one else would ever notice it unless I pointed it out. I must say, I was impressed with the service. The repairman drove almost 50 miles one way to get to me at work and did the job in about 20 minutes. Not bad! I'm sure glad I bought the extra "mechanical breakdown" insurance for new vehicles through Geico. Had I needed to replace the windshield, it would have cost only $50 instead of the normal $500 deductable!

    I think it's about time for another nice wax job. This weekend should work fine for that :-)


    p.s. - One of these days I'll try a little simple offroading, and who knows...Maybe I'll get the bug too!
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 39,041
    Welcome to Town Hall. That's some mud you have over there :-)

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  • tsjaytsjay Posts: 4,591
    Welcome to "The Colonies," as you Brits would say!

    Glad you found us and hope you will post often.

    Nice web page, by the way.

    Just get a good snorkle on that Jeep and drive on over here to our side of the pond. :)


    Have you hugged your Jeep today?
  • mtngalmtngal Posts: 1,911
    Can you ship us some of the water that made all that mud? Loved your pictures! Looks like lots of fun! I have little experience with mud - it doesn't rain that much where I am. No snow, no rain. Very boring weather this year. It does make for golden hillsides (some would call them brown, but I'm trying to put a positive spin on it), but I would much rather have green.

    Yellowman - I keep telling ya to try some easy Forest Service roads just north of you. They are fun, have lovely views and won't hurt your Wrangler unless you do something dumb. Gets your feet wet easily! I am sorry to hear about your windshield. As you know, I drive those freeways for more miles than most, and the only stone chip we got was on a snowy road in British Columbia! That's including the Taco commuter vehicle.

    By the way, the Wrangler passed the smog check easily, thanks to the new exhaust manifold.
  • dillondogdillondog Posts: 14
    Does anyone know if anti-lock brakes can be disabled in 2002 Wranglers. I heard that there could be a fuse to pull but the fuse may be connected to other accessories. Thanks
  • anonymous02anonymous02 Posts: 1,538
    Does anyone know whether Wranglers were susceptible to the same front rotor/rear drum problems in Cherokees and Grand Cherokees?

    Also, has anyone done the brakes in their 1997 or newer Wrangler TJ?

    If so, what brand brakes did you use? What brand pads/shoes? Did you do it yourself? How easy? Are docs available online?

    Also, what do people recommend for front and rear differential fluid? Same applies as far as directions/self serve.
  • anonymous02anonymous02 Posts: 1,538
    Still wondering how I'd know which TSB's are more important of the thousands to pick from for 1997 Wrangler TJ Sport.

    In particular, looking for ones on computer, brakes, transmission, suspension, body, engine.

    Anything in particular to look for?

    My car makes a funny almost grinding noise out of the back. Could it be sand or dirt somewhere?
  • oceantoadoceantoad Posts: 186
    So much for my plan of ordering my TJ on the 15th of April for my mid life crisis birthday present.

    I called the dealer today to see if I could get stock tires and wheels on a Sport along with a dana44. I was going with the Canyon package, but figured why spend the extra money for tires that I was never going to use. So far I have only been offered $25 a tire from all the tire stores in the area. I intend to go with the BFG Mud Terrains.

    The Jeep dealer went through the build process to see if I could go stock with the dana44 and got to the color part. At this stage the Amber Fire Pearl came up as restricted. When I asked what that meant I was told that color was not available at this time, but they did not know the reason. Possible reasons could be the paint is not available, could be problems with that color, could be that color was discontinued.

    I talked to another dealer that showed an Amber Fire on their internet site and they told me that they thought the color was discontinued. They did give me an 800 number for DC which was for service contracts, but they were able to give me the DC customer service number. Called that number and they were closed for the Easter weekend and would not be open till Tuesday. More bad words from me at that stage.

    Now I need to pick another color and my roomie has already said she would not drive any other color of TJ. I guess that is one good thing to come out of this.

    Since this is all sort of a let down to me, I might just see what is out there with the options I want and go for it. If I get it this month I would get the two $500 rebates that are offered. That would take some of the sting away from not getting the color I wanted.

    The other option is a backup color with the options and order on the 15th and maybe not get the $1000 in rebates in May.

    Decisions, decisions.

    Bottom line, I hope it was not a problem with the paint for all the folks that already have Amber Fire.

    If any one knows the reason for the restriction on the color, please post.
  • tsjaytsjay Posts: 4,591
    It's probably just because it is late in the model year's production for the 2002's. They will be switching to the 2003's in a couple months. I'll bet they are not carrying Amber Fire over to the 2003's, so they have let the supply of that color paint run out.

    Sorry, Toady! :(

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