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Jeep Wrangler

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  • bamatazzbamatazz Posts: 311
    thanx kahuna..
    Tom thanx for the e-card.. Tell RA thanx too
    IM Really dumb when it come to wiring thngs..
    how do you actually do it?. Just shove the hot lead in the fuse & ground the other? or can I splice the hot wire to another hot wire..
    I know..im a little dumb.
    Twylie. I know your the Stereo genius..help me

    Happy bday to me
    BAMA!
  • Hey man, happy birthday from your fellow Alabamian. I hope it was a good one. I'm glad to hear that the Jeep show is progressing. I'm definitely still planning on being a part of it once I get mine which should be in plenty of time for the show.

    Later,

    Rick
  • div2div2 Posts: 2,580
    OK, so my seven year old and I are driving into town to play a a little Putt Putt golf. At his request we're in my five-speed '99 Sahara(fitted with 31.5s on Canyon wheels). At a red light I pull up next to a "customized" Dodge Stratus R/T. It's got all of the tacky mods that are so popular these days: grotesque ground effects, basket handle deck spoiler, chrome wheels, "tuner" stickers, and-of course-the obligatory Folger's can muffler/exhaust tip. I'm sitting there with the top up and the A/C on(it was hot and HUMID in Louisville today) while the Stratus' shaved-head driver has his window down resting a heavily tatooed arm on the window sill. I hear Stratus dude revving his engine and I also notice that he's creeping forward- anticipating the green light. So I figure what the heck- when the light goes green I nail the throttle. So does the Stratus(with my cloth top I can easily hear his flatulent bumblebee exhaust). I pull ahead by a car length in first, and add another half a car in both second and third. Now thoroughly humiliated, the red-faced Dodge Boy backs off the loud pedal, gives me a dirty look, and oh-so-slowly turns off at a side street. I guess I taught him not to mess with a SERIOUS street machine...;)
  • tsjaytsjay Posts: 4,591
    If he wants a rematch, make it off the pavement, then you can REALLY show him who's boss! :)

    Tom

    Have you hugged your Jeep today?
  • tsjaytsjay Posts: 4,591
    Man, I have no personal experience, since I got the hard top only, but from EVERYTHING I have heard and read, you should defintely run one top or the other and not leave the Jeep like it comes from the factory. That is for shipping purposes only.

    That's all I can tell ya, but I would follow the factory recommendation and take the soft top off, if you want the hard top on.

    Tom

    Have you hugged your Jeep today?
  • wheelermanwheelerman Posts: 113
    we see alot of customized jeeps with chrome this and that that never leave the street. it's like thay buy them to look cool . my jeep gets a good work out every weekend. we had a lot fun at hollister hills again. this guy we met there took his jeep in to the mud pit like 5 times! the guy was nuts.
  • tsjaytsjay Posts: 4,591
    Remember my Bud at work, Mike, that had caught Wrangler Fever? I asked you guys to post messages of encouragement for him to go ahead and get a Jeep, and some of you did.

    Well, with less than 12 hours to go on the auction, Mike is currently high bidder on a 97 Sport on Ebay!

    Go Mikey!

    Tom

    Have you hugged your Jeep today?
  • bamatazzbamatazz Posts: 311
    Thats what I bought my jeep for..
    Too look cool.. :)
    Tazz never sees Dirty..ewww

    I know im not a jeep purist..but hey

    Tom tell MIKE congrats... I wish hi luck

    Thanx RICK..we need to get together on sunday afternoon.. let ya see tazz..

    Keep Jeepin
    BAMA
  • tsjaytsjay Posts: 4,591
    If you don't take Tazz wheelin', I'm going to turn you in to the S.P.C.J.! (That's the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Jeeps).

    Tom

    Have you hugged your Jeep today?

    Have you wheeled your Jeep today?
  • div2div2 Posts: 2,580
    Well, one reason I have a TJ is the fact that we live on a small farm at the end of a 1/2 mile driveway. When it snows a foot or two, it doesn't get plowed- so I want something that will get me out no question asked. That's where I'll have the rematch...;)
  • saharagalsaharagal Posts: 88
    Yes, I'm still here guys. Sorry I haven't posted in a while. Been busy enjoying the Jeep. July 12th was the 1-year anniversary of the day I bought my Sahara. I'm still loving it. I finally let my husband drive it for the first time a couple of months ago. Should have done it sooner--he loves it too now.

    Congratulations to all the new Jeepsters.

    Laura
  • mtngalmtngal Posts: 1,911
    I've never heard of a video interview - guess I live in a different world. But one suggestion - I freeze up when I see that red light go on if a video camera is pointing at me. One way to get over that is find someone with a camera and practice. Then you will be set up for the interview.

    There is nothing wrong with never taking your jeep off-road. The fact that you can enjoy a Wrangler on road as well as off road is to me the nicest thing about owning one. Today I got behind the wheel of mine for the first time in 2 weeks (we were out of town last weekend), and once again it was so much better than the Taco. I don't think my husband has been in the Wrangler in a month and he is now talking about how the Taco isn't so bad. He has forgotten how much better the Wrangler is!
  • wheelermanwheelerman Posts: 113
    one of the best things about going off road is all the friends we make .thats one thing you can't do when your driving on the road . you should the see trails i take my stock tj on .it would make most people wet there pants. my chevy friends get made becouse of all flex the stock jeep has. as long as you guys have fun in your jeeps on road or off i guss it's all good ! just don"t get it built for off road and then only drive it on road . don't be like chevy onwer . have you wheeled your jeep this weekend ?
  • aztjboyaztjboy Posts: 14
    Now that I've had my X for a good week, I've noticed that my driving habits have changed. I commute about 20 miles each way, mostly on freeways, and when I was in my Mustang, I would generally be a bit of a jerk, weaving in and out of traffic and such, and trying to shave off those precious minutes from my commute. Pushing a good 75 or 80 wasn't uncommon.

    Now in my Jeep, it's totally different. It's like I don't really care how long it takes me to get anywhere (especially as I'm trying to keep it below 55 for the engine break-in). I mean, I've always KNOWN that a Jeep is so much more than a daily commuter that gets you from point A to point B, but now that I've experienced it first hand, I'm truly amazed at the difference. The Jeep has brought a whole new level of enjoyment to my rather mundane commute.

    Talk about getting religion! Amen! :)

    Eric

    P.S. That Jeep Wave is something else! I feel like I'm part of a secret organization! Where can I learn the handshake?!
  • aztjboyaztjboy Posts: 14
    Well, by my watch, it's been twelve hours. Was Mike the highest bidder on the Sport? I know I was pulling for him, and I just love the fact that you single-handedly infected him with Jeep Fever.

    Good job! :)

    Eric
  • aztjboyaztjboy Posts: 14
    Well, last Sunday, I didn't have my Jeep because of a blown radiator. This Sunday, once again, I am Jeepless as my beloved TJ went back to dealer to get the side steps and center console installed that we worked into the original deal. It will be nice to have a little more storage area in that "cavernous" console, but now I'm stuck driving around in a Neon! Ugh!

    The things we go through for our Jeeps!

    Eric
  • Man, we do need to get together soon. It's not like I have that far to go :). So, you know, once I get my Jeep I'm going to convince you to get Tazz off road at least a little bit. I know you're shaking your head no right now, but you don't know how persistent I can be :).
  • tsjaytsjay Posts: 4,591
    Yep, you've learned that a Jeep is even fun to drive when you have to go somewhere yucky, like to WORK! You need to drive a Jeep slower than you drive a car, but the nice thing is that you WANT to drive slower in a Jeep. Heck, the faster you go, the sooner you get where you're going, and the sooner you have to get out of your Jeep. :(

    Glad you are enjoying that Jeep so much. Like I have told other new Jeepers, the really good news is that the fun lasts as long as you have your Jeep!

    With all of my previous vehicles, there was that initial excitement, then the "new" wore off, and that vehicle didn't thrill me any more. Not so with my Thelma Jane. After 19 months, it's still a real treat to drive her, and it is hard to leave her home and drive that little S 10 of mine to work, which was the idea of getting that truck to begin with. Thelma was my daily driver for the first seven months that I had her, then I got that S 10 to drive to work. I was doing a good job of keeping the miles down on Thelma Jane, until the nice spring and summer weather set in and the top and doors came off of her. Now I am drving her to work more than I planned to, and the S 10 sits in the driveway. I have been a bad boy. :(

    Thanks for asking about Mike's attempt to buy a Jeep. Unfortunately, the bid got higher than Mike was willing to go, so he dropped out on that one.

    He is still committed to getting a Jeep, so I know he will get one as soon as the right Jeep and the right deal come along.

    Let's all keep rooting for him, and when he gets one, I am going to do my best to get him to come here and join our family.

    Tom

    Have you hugged your Jeep today?
  • tsjaytsjay Posts: 4,591
    Since your post about the FIPK vs the factory air induction system, I took a close look for the first time at the factory system, and, Good Lord, you are right! The factory set up makes the air take a 90° turn to get into the filter box, then a gentler turn to get out of the box and across the top of the engine, then TWO 90° turns (a left turn and a downward turn) to get into the throttle body. I think the air has to stop and ask directions before it gets to the engine.

    Don't know when, but an FIPK is probably in Thelma Jane's future.

    Tom

    Have you hugged your Jeep today?
  • tsjaytsjay Posts: 4,591
    Boy, where have you been? Are you back in your "lurking" mode again? We haven't forgotten ya, so quit hiding on us!

    Tom

    Have you hugged your Jeep today?
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