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  • bamatazzbamatazz Posts: 311
    Dude,
    you need move away from the left coast.
    anyway, im gald they didnt GET your jeep, just go the doors. I Wouldnt even wanna work somewhere that i couldn't keep a eye on TAZZ the whole day.
    Be careful out there..

    Keep Jeepin
    ROLL TIDE
    BAMA
  • likalarlikalar Posts: 108
    Tom wrote:<<Man, you be careful with that Jeep! I never heard anyone compare the handling of a Jeep to that of a sports car.

    The high center of gravity and short wheel base that make the Jeeps so capable offroad also make them very unstable ...>>

    Thanks. "almost like a sports car" is a relative comparison (and I admit a couple of so-called sports cars from bygone days handled poorly). I was using common sense, of course, and at those speeds on that road wasn't in any real danger. But I was impressed compared to my old Jeep and some other cars and trucks from years gone by. A Defender 90, by comparison, may have more wheel travel, but corners "mushier" than this WrangleSport. I can't tell you how much I'm enjoying it.
    Larry
  • likalarlikalar Posts: 108
    Anonymous02, Mac24 is right. email me if you need a copy of the page from the 2000 Wrangler manual that addresses this.
    Larry
  • div2div2 Posts: 2,580
    My 1999 Sahara also has the Canyon wheels and gas shocks. While I won't confuse the TJ with my track rat, I also thinks it handles extremely well for a short wheelbase SUV. I frequently travel a twisty road which features lots of elevation changes and off camber corners yet I can hustle the Sahara through at a surprising rate. Ditto for a long sweeper of an on-ramp I encounter in my drive to work. On my gravel farm driveway I love to hang the tail out around the corners, though I wouldn't advise that particular trick unless you have considerable experience driving at rather "aggressive" slip angles...:-o
  • likalarlikalar Posts: 108
    Div2, You think we're onto something? How about the sight of a lowered (for a change) Wrangler showing up at open track day? A few years back, I signed up with a friend for a motorcycle "safety" course at the nearby Sears Point Raceway. I was on a fast bike, but my friend had a bent wheel on his regular bike, so he brought his brothers Honda Valkerie, a monster of a 6 cylinder cruiser. At first, that thing looked totally rediculous on the track, but he made no excuses, payed attention to the lessons, and made huge improvements in the course of the day (while the sparks were flying. LOL!) What a sight!
    Larry
  • div2div2 Posts: 2,580
    I'd say a good driver could use a TJ to humiliate more than a few poseurs(and in a straight line as well-a few hundred posts ago I told about sucking the headlights out of a Stratus R/T driven by some backward-capped doofus...). I also suspect a set of Pirelli Scorpions would sharpen up the handling even more, though I still don't think I'd take it to a track school :)
  • lvcheflvchef Posts: 52
    Hey All:
    I attend the SEMA Show in Las Vegas this week and saw a bunch of cool stuff for our Jeeps! They had every possible thing you could want for a Wrangler. I have a bunch of pictures from the show, about 7 or 8 of Wranglers, but again I dont know how to post so all can see. I hope this process isn't too complicated, would love to post em...
  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 41,982
    Check the pic posting instructions in the Town Hall help file. Biggest problem is finding a place to "host" the photos, since we don't. Tom may have some ideas, but he's prolly out wheeling with Ross Allen :-)

    Steve, Host

    Moderator
    Minivan fan. Feel free to message or email me - stever@edmunds.com.

  • twylietwylie Posts: 619
    I can host photos for you on my server. Nothing crazy but a handful of pictures each is fine. Just email me to let me know that you want some photos hosted adn I'll give you an alternate eamil address where you can send them. Once I get them, I'll FTP them to my server and send you a URL back.

    -twylie
  • tsjaytsjay Posts: 4,591
    My friends, I saw something awful today at Turkey Bay. I am posting this so that if any of you operate a dune buggy, four wheeler, dirt bike, whatever, you will wear all the proper safety equipment and operate the vehicle in a safe manner.

    A guy was just flying down the long flat stretch at the entrance to Turkey Bay today, and he rolled his dune buggy.

    There is a huge, level field to your right as you enter Turkey Bay OHV Area, and this is where people park and unload their Jeep, four wheelers, or whatever. This is where a lot of people hang out and wait for others to arrive. Most of this area is grass, but on the northern side, there is a long, wide gravel and dirt area.

    This guy in the dune buggy was going really fast, and I guess he thought he didn't have room to stop before reaching the trees at the east end of the long gravel stretch. He locked up his brakes and turned the steering wheel hard left. This sent him into a roll, and he was apparently only wearing the lap belt portion of his harness.

    As the dune buggy rolled, his upper body and arms were hanging out of the vechicle. He looked like a rag doll being tossed around. It was NOT something anyone would want to see.

    I will skip the gorey details, but he was hurt so badly that they had to take him out in a helicopter.

    PLEASE BE CAREFUL! USE COMMON SENSE!

    Let's keep this guy and his family in our prayers.

    Tom
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,109
    I'll second that advice!

    tidester, host
  • tsjaytsjay Posts: 4,591
    Now that I have my new digi and am trying to learn some of the "tricks of the trade," I would like some recommendations for photo editing software.

    I would like to be able to shoot and store in higher resolution but be able to resize my pics to something suitable for emailing or posting on web sites. I don't think I will want to do much of anything fancy as far as editing, just maybe red eye correction and maybe some cropping.

    Thanks

    Tom

    Have you hugged your Jeep today?
  • twylietwylie Posts: 619
    Sorry Microsoft Photo Editor didn't work for you. It looks like the price has gone up since I bought it, but ACDSee is a full feature photo suite and can be bought over the web ($50) for download (15 meg I think). It offers everything you need and then some. Not the cheapest, but very nice software.

    -twylie
  • 01r101r1 Posts: 280
    Tom-
    Sounds terrible about what happened, it's unfortunate he wasn't strapped in better. Sometimes people get carried away 'having fun' and don't think about the safety of themselves and others, what a shame. We'll wish him the best from out West.

    I use Photoshop 7.0 for all my digital work, it's very powerful. But, it's not user friendly and takes considerable time to wade through all the functions/features to do what you want.

    For quick and dirty photo editing, including resolution changes and cropping, Microsoft's PhotoDraw is great. That came part of their Office 2000 Premium suite, if you have access to that.

    Of course there is a lot of shareware titles out there to choose from, some being better than others, check download.com. There are some small little freeware progs that will do batch resizing, which is really handy if you're about to post a bunch of pics.

    Later,
    Pete
  • tsjaytsjay Posts: 4,591
    Thanks! Will check out that link.

    Tom

    Have you hugged your Jeep today?
  • it's wheelerman, there's a lot of dumb drivers at hollister hills . i went to h.h. yesterday and man was it nuts! i have never drove my jeep in the mud before .so on sat. it was sunny so i went to h.h. and there was a lot of jeeps and whatever else . i had a lot of fun . tom did you ever go look at the photos from the trip ?
  • tsjaytsjay Posts: 4,591
    Which pics are ya talkin' about? I have seen some of the pics at Rob's site.

    Tom

    Have you hugged your Jeep today?
  • mtngalmtngal Posts: 1,911
    I use Photoshop 6.0, and far prefer it to Microsoft Photo Editor. I've been using it for a number of years - started with version 3.0. That version came with a lovely tutorial which I worked through (that was fun for me) and taught me the basics of controlling the program. You can do a fair amount (like resizing) by just looking at the menus, and some (but certainly not all) of it is intuitive. If you know someone connected to a school they can get the academic version at a very reasonable price (one of my favorite shopping places - the student store's computer department).

    I know what you mean about people getting into trouble through ignorance. I had a long conversation with some very nice people who tried to drive up one of the dirt roads around here. They had never been on the road before, and believed the mountain biker who said that someone else had gone up the road with a trailer. What the biker didn't say was that the previous driver was hauling a small trailer with quads on it - not a 30 foot travel trailer like what they had!

    Now that hunting season is over (well, it will be in a few more hours), and they've reopened the Angeles National Forest, things should settle down around here. My poor dog is going stir crazy with only getting walks around the block instead of hitting the trails. And that is because there are always a couple of stupid hunters out there. Like those 'wheelers who do destructive things, they give their sport a bad name.
  • I have a 94 Wrangler and I am getting water in the cab via the vent on the hood by the window. I guess the water gets vaccumed into the vent and leaks through the vent holes and heat box. Does anyone know what I could do to keep the water from coming in? And also, I just bought an Ultra top and I have an inch gap between the windsheild and the tophalf soft door in the corner that makes alot of noise along with a gap between the rear gate and plastic window(I installed the wether molding that came with the kit, but there is still a big gap). Any help would be awesome.
  • tsjaytsjay Posts: 4,591
    Welcome! Sorry, but I can't help ya, since I have never owned a YJ. My fist ever Jeep is the one I have now, an 01 Sport.

    Hope someone else in here has something for ya. All I wanted to do was say hi and welcome. Stick around and join the "family."

    Tom

    Have you hugged your Jeep today?
  • bamatazzbamatazz Posts: 311
    I hope everyone is safe from the weather last night..
    We had some fierce storms here in BAMA. 12 deaths so far.
    We dodged a bullet at the restaurant tornado missed us by 1 mile detroyed a westen sizzlin' & a dr's office.
    Tom I know Kentucky got some storms.

    Take Care
    Keep Jeepin
    BAMA
  • tsjaytsjay Posts: 4,591

    THANK YOU!

    Tom

    Have you hugged your Jeep today?
  • tsjaytsjay Posts: 4,591
    Fortunately, there were no tornadoes very close to my house or in our immediate area. There was some wind damage in various places. I don't think there was even much of that around here in my county.

    Glad you came out OK down there, but it sounds like many others were not so lucky.

    Tom

    Have you hugged your Jeep today?
  • mtngalmtngal Posts: 1,911
    Wow - that would be too close for comfort for me. Glad everything with you is OK, and I hope the same goes for all of the other folks on this board.
  • A great big DITTO to what tomster said! Thanks to all those who have served and are currently serving! Thanks for your sacrifice. Everytime I hear the national anthem sung at a hockey game or other sporting event I shed a tear of pride and rememberance of friends and family that made that sacrifice for many like myself...again thanks.

    I wish I would have felt like going to the Veterans Day Parade in Downtown St. Louis but was so miserable after using the leaf vac to get up all the leaves; I'm allergic to dust and mold; that I had a nasty migrane all day and into the night. I know that's not the smartest thing to do with allergies and all but I didn't want my parents to go out and try to do it themselves...they're both getting over the flu. I don't want them to suffer needlessly. Anyway, next time...I'm gonna use the mower...less dust flyin' around :).

    Welcome to the new and future Jeepsters in the family! I'm still hangin on to the future Jeep on down the road. Enjoy!

    smedcougar
  • mtngalmtngal Posts: 1,911
    I know this is off topic, but did you use one of those masks that cover your nose and mouth? I'm allergic to grass and weeds, and had a bad time last spring weedwacking the yard. Wondered if one of them would make a difference...
  • likalarlikalar Posts: 108
    Our rainy season started in a big way last week, and lasts untill April. Has anyone ever seen or built a hardtop sound insulation kit for the Wrangler hardtop? I'm thinking it just needs to cover the topmost flat inside surface, could be vinyl material over foam, easy to clean, and would go a long way to deaden the sound of the driving rain. Just curious. Maybe I'll build one if there's none available.
    I hope you all fared well in the storms, tornados, etc
    Larry
  • anonymous02anonymous02 Posts: 1,538
    LOL!

    Thanks, you helped cheer me up this rainy Mond...Tuesday!
  • shill3shill3 Posts: 124
    You can try JT Whitney. Don't give up if it is not on the web site. You can order a Jeep only catalog that may have it. I am sure that I saw it in their latest Jeep catalog. Otherwise, Home Depot may have what you need. Trouble will be finding an adhesive that can withstand the temp differences and moisture.

    Good luck.
  • dewarsdewars Posts: 58
    likalar,
    I once owned a 1952 Jeep pick up that had the same problem. There was nothing on the inside of the steel cab ! I lived in Eugene, Or.(rains alot) at the time and it was noisy and COLD.
    I was able to get some carpet pad and glue it to the ceiling. I don't remember what I covered the pad with but it made a HUGE difference. Carpet pad isn't very pretty so you would want to cover it with something. (maybe carpet?) The nice thing about carpet pad is that it has good insulating value for it's relative thickness, and it is very pliable and easy to work with. (also cheap)!

    Hope this helps,

    dewars
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