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Jeep Wrangler



  • bamatazzbamatazz Posts: 311
    Dude,,, where in BAMA are ya..
    Im in the Birmingahm area(Hueytown)
    My AIM in BamaTazz01.
    Good to see another BAMA boy.
    Jeep Decals- I orders the "TJ" decals a few days ago.
    Im gonna put them under "wrangler" on the sides.
    Twylie..dude..I wish I would have know your schedule to get with ya sometimes.
    Since you know about car steroes.
    I think Im gonna spend my $$ that way, not on a CB radio.
    I'll be leving for the ALABAMA gulf coast on Monday..
    I wanna see 100 post by thursday!!

  • I'm in the Birmingham (Inverness) area so we're pretty darn close. I added you to my AIM so hopefully we'll get to chat sometime. Stop by Gill's tonight if you get a chance.
  • whitespcwhitespc Posts: 4
    Just bought a 98 Wrangler SE. It has stock wheels and I want to replace these....

    What would be a good size replacement that offers a bit more width and height? I do not want to throw off the speedometer and I do not need any mud/swamp diggers since I will probably only get through some sand or dirt trails.

  • tsjaytsjay Posts: 4,591
    First off, welcome to the group. Congrats on getting that Jeep!

    I really like my AR767 wheels, and they are only about $40 apiece most places. They are the black spoke wheels. For tires, I really like the BF Goodrich All Terrain T/A's that I had before going to the BFG Mud Terrains I have now.

    You should be able to go with 31 x 10.50 tires, even if the Jeep has no lift of any kind. That's what I did for a while with no problem, even though I now have a 2" Procomp lift.

    I have some pics posted here in the Jeep Owners Photo Gallery, if you want to take a look at those AR767s.


    Have you hugged your Jeep today?
  • whitespcwhitespc Posts: 4
    Think I will be able to 4 wheel considering I bought only a 4 cylinder? Also, do you think the 4 cylinder can still drive the wheel size you mentioned?

  • mtngalmtngal Posts: 1,911
    I like the looks of the BFG all-terrains, but ended up getting the Bridgestone Duellers. I really like them, and they are definitely better than the Goodyears.

    4 cylinder is fine for most off-roading. You don't need to go very fast in the dirt. Don't know if it would matter to you, but you can't use chains or cables with wider tires, including the 30" tires that came on my Sport. When I bought mine, I wasn't worried about snow, however, while I was 4 wheeling in our local mountains I found a lovely community that is (more or less) within commuting range from work and moved. Now snow is a regular part of my winters, so I think I'll get the smaller tires on my next Wrangler.

    There is often a problem with the dash gauges in the '98. I called a dealer this morning and got a guy who said that it would be 3 hours of labor to fix, but I don't think he knew what he was talking about (there is a TSB out for the problem). I also had to replace my exhaust manifold, but I have the I6 - don't know if they are the same on the 4 cylinder.

    In any case, enjoy your Wrangler - I know I love mine. I'm really looking forward to taking it up to Washington this summer - I refuse to drive all that way in the Tacoma, even if we don't do any 4x4 stuff!
  • Hey all you jeep fans out there.....I have a 1998 jeep wrangler and I recently noticed my cigarette lighter is not working......I usually plug my phone in there.....but no you guys have any idea where the fuse is for this.........its not listed anywhere in the owners manual.....and I checked behind the glove compartment (it's not listed)....and I looked under the hood next to the battery......nothing states which fuse is for the lighter.....I even called the dealer....the service guy had no idea and wants me to bring it in ........I'd rather not spend that kind of labor charge for a simple fuse.......any ideas?.......
  • tsjaytsjay Posts: 4,591
    Sure, you can go with 31's with a four cylinder, especially if it's a five speed. And, heck yeah, you can sure wheel a four cylinder! They are just as good on the trail as a six, cause ya gotta remember, you're in four wheel low range when you are wheelin'. You don't begin to use all the power of a six cylinder when you are in four low.

    For wheelin and around town, the four cylinder is fine. It's just not good for highway driving of any distance.


    Have you hugged your Jeep today?

    P.S. Why don't ya join us in gill's for some chatting sometime?

  • tsjaytsjay Posts: 4,591
    Welcome! I'll try to do a little research for ya tomorrow. It's a little late tonight. :)


    Have you hugged your Jeep today?
  • thanks tsjay.........look forward to hearing from you .......
  • tsjaytsjay Posts: 4,591


  • 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.


    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.


    Have you hugged your Jeep today?
  • goducks1goducks1 Posts: 432
    I bought the kit for cost (around $650) from a dealer in Texas--see, 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.

    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. :)


    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

  • 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. :)


    Have you hugged your Jeep today?
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