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Isuzu Trooper

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  • jimmyp1jimmyp1 Posts: 640
    I assume you'll go through Denver and the mountains on I-70 when you go to Moab. I've been to Moab in a Jeep Wrangler about 50 times, but, more importantly, or more to my point anyway, I can tell you of about 50 incredible trails in Summit, Lake and Park Counties, Colorado (70 miles west of Denver). I would just need to think it all out and make you up a map that I could scan and email to you. Some of the trails are fairly season-sensitive. For instance, in order to "tread lightly" the forest service keeps some trails closed until the run-off is over, which can stretch out into late June and sometimes even into mid July. But most of the others I'm thinking of are accessible beginning in May/June. I can recommend trails ranging from nice scenic views to those that would rival the Rubicon Trail. Moab is great, it's just different (read HOT, while Summit County never gets above 90 degrees ((nice break from the rest of the country))and LOW humidity - although Moab has low humidity too). I can tell you where our favorite campsite is. The terrain and views in Colorado cannot be beat.

    Jim
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    Yeah, probably gonna caravan or ZooaVan out with a bunch of other Zoos for Zu Moab V :) You should come out for it, can't be too far from TX.

    -mike
  • sdc2sdc2 Posts: 780
    isn't too hot in May, that's why ZuZoo is held then...this year it ranged from kinda hot one or two days (nothing extreme, though) to pretty cool and windy one night.

    I understand it can get pretty hot in summer, though...
  • jimmyp1jimmyp1 Posts: 640
    now flies non-stop from Houston to Denver for as low as $179.00 RT (usually more like $220.00). Anybody care to divert 20 miles to DIA and pick me up? I really would consider this. We'd have a night's free lodging in the mountains too, if we wanted it. I'll keep checking in on dates.

    Jim
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    20miles/2000+miles is almost nothing. Definitely looks like next year will ba a ball. Do you use AOL Instant Messanger? There is usually an Isuzu chat happening 24x7. Just check http://isuzu-suvs.com/im for details.

    -mike
  • Thanks to all for the tips on the running boards and side steps.
  • sbcookesbcooke Posts: 2,297
    several hundred messages since I left.
  • gtroopgtroop Posts: 85
    Where is Moab anyway? And when is the trip everyone is talking about?
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    It's in Utah. I believe it's a National Forest, or National Park. It's where they hold the national Isuzu Off-road camping trip each year (or at least the past 4 years) Usually held in May.

    -mike
  • sdc2sdc2 Posts: 780
    Moab is in SE Utah, right near Arches National Park and many other scenic areas. It is a Mecca for all sorts of off-road activities, trucks, ATVs, motorcycles, mountain bikes, you name it. THey have events such as the Easter Jeep Safari which attracts over 1,500 Jeeps for off-road trail rides.

    The "main" Isuzu-related event is 'ZuZoo, which is held in May each year. This year (ZuZoo IV) there was about 80 vehicles participating. Check out zuzoo.org for ZuZoo V event news. For general area info check out moab-utah.com.
  • drew_drew_ Posts: 3,382
    You're being paged in the following topic regarding a good tint shop in NYC. IIRC, you wrote about this just recently, but I can't remember where.

    nypdau "Window Tinting" Aug 12, 2001 6:49pm

    barnone "Window Tinting" Aug 14, 2001 12:19pm


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  • car1988car1988 Posts: 1
    I have a '94 Trooper LS with all the options and it has become very costly in repairs now ( last 2 years $8K ... new a/c, new trans, etc ) = I want to buy a 2001 LS "4x4" (with a sun/moon roof ) ... asap to pull a 24' boat and to go snow skiing.

    I am in Orlando,FL and the dealer explained that Florida does not get any "4x4" Troopers .... only "2x2" !!??!!?? Plus, this dealer has contacted their distributor on 08/14/01 and was told that per the factory that there is only only one (1) "4x4" Trooper (Limited ... loaded opts) in the USA !!!???!!!???
    I am having a very hard time believing this dealer that there is now in inventory only one (1) "4x4" Trooper in the entire USA !!

    I need your help .... where do I look and/or who do you suggest I contact at Isuzu in order to get a Trooper LS "4x4" ? Thank you in advance for your assistance on this matter !!
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    Mark Jerrick @ SI Subaru/Isuzu in NY. He has 4wd Troopers in stock. I'm not sure how he'd work the shipping but tell him I sent you and maybe he can work it out. 718-979-9595

    -mike
  • sdavitosdavito Posts: 70
    It is true that 4X4 Troopers are hard to come by in Florida. My suggestion is to call the dealer in Jacksonville (I don't remember the name). That dealer can go directly to the port and hand pick the exact Trooper that you want. The way it works for the rest of the dealers is they basically get whatever comes in on the trucks - they can't order a specific Trooper for you. I hope this helps.

    David
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    That's 100% incorrect.

    1st, the troopers that come in from Japan go to Port of Baltimore, so that rules out your Jacksonville person as going to hand pick them.

    2nd, I did in fact order an LS 4wd last year, with the color and options I wanted, and I'm good friends with my dealer so I KNOW he ordered it.

    -mike
  • sdavitosdavito Posts: 70
    It is true that 4X4 Troopers are hard to come by in Florida. My suggestion is to call the dealer in Jacksonville (I don't remember the name). That dealer can go directly to the port and hand pick the exact Trooper that you want. The way it works for the rest of the dealers is they basically get whatever comes in on the trucks - they can't order a specific Trooper for you. I hope this helps.

    David
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    That's 100% incorrect.

    1st, the troopers that come in from Japan go to Port of Baltimore, so that rules out your Jacksonville person as going to hand pick them.

    2nd, I did in fact order an LS 4wd last year, with the color and options I wanted, and I'm good friends with my dealer so I KNOW he ordered it.

    -mike
  • sdavitosdavito Posts: 70
    <1st, the troopers that come in from Japan go to <Port of Baltimore, so that rules out your <Jacksonville person as going to hand pick them.

    Meybe in NYC, but when I purchased my 2000, it came from Jacksonville.

    <2nd, I did in fact order an LS 4wd last year, >
    <with the color and options I wanted, and I'm <good friends with my dealer so I KNOW he ordered <it.

    Again, in 2000 there was NO WAY to order a Trooper here in Florida. I called almost every dealer in the state, and they all had the same story. They only get what Isuzu choses to sends them.

    David
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    That's the line they told you, but it's complete BS. Unless Isuzu works the way Subaru does in the Northeast. In the Northeast Subarus are actually imported/distributed by a different company than SOA. They have different pricing and different rules for getting cars.

    I've heard that Atlanta dealers also have good deals on cars, so you might want to call them, and see what they can do for you, it's a shorter drive than to NYC, although I'd imagine they could ship from NYC to FL.

    -mike
  • raydahsraydahs Posts: 449
    Here's an inventory search engine for Isuzu's http://www.isuzudealers.com/
  • Just my two bits worth on this issue for car1988. I just purchased two weeks ago, in Alabama an LS 4X4 with moon roof, trailer hitch, bug guard, after market leather for $25,600 - I had the same offer from a dealer in Tennessee, via the Isuzu web site, - without the leather. If this pricing sounds good to you let me know and I will put you in contact with the dealer - or use this figure to influence the dealer of your choice - thats what I did. Good Luck.
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    Ever seen a group that loves their cars more than we do? We may not be high in #s, but I don't think I've found anyone on here who's been totally disgusted with their Troopers. Even the subaru people who are almost as dedicated as we are, just aren't at the same level!

    :)

    -mike
  • Hi,

    Does anyone know how I could reduce the wind noise on my 2001 Trooper? The noise is only noticeable on the expressway at 65 and over. It is not from a window or door leak, nor from the sunroof as I have none.

    I think it is due to the flatness of the windshield or mirrors. Would any kind of hood deflector help? How about those plastic things that go around the window frames?

    It bothers my wife more than me. (We sold an Odyssey to buy the Trooper and it was more aerodynamic).

    Thanks,

    Charles
  • I have read a few reports about excess wind noise during highway cruising. Now my 2001 is very quiet - in fact I was trying to figure out what there was that caused some owners to complain. But I have a factory Isuzu wind/bug delector that was installed at time of purchase - so just maybe this delfector does a great job of redirecting the air flow that causes the noise. I have installed aftermarket deflectors on other vehicles that do just the opposite plus they cause the outside mirrors to vibrate - not on this vehicle - give it a shot.
  • raydahsraydahs Posts: 449
    Like Paisan has referred to in the past, these trucks are aerodynamically BRICKS on wheels. I have the stock bug guard on mine, It won't deflect the air over the windshield. I've watched snow flakes come up and into the windshield about 2" above the wiper. They are good for keeping rock chips off the hood though.
  • The deflector may not push all the air up over the windshield but it may redirect the air away from the A-pillar and the mirrors where most wind noise is generated. Go buy the delector so we can all find out.
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    What Ray said.

    The stock defelector though, may help with the wind noise though by deflecting it ever so slightly. Just be fore-warned that over 65mph the stock bug-guard's edges will tap your fenders and be more annoying than wind noise.

    Most likely it's due to the aerodynamics of a BRICK WALL, that are causing the noise though or tire noise due to the more agressive treads than your oddessey?

    -mike
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    I'd get the lund bug-guard if you can find a place that stocks it. Then you won't get the tapping corners >65mph.

    -mike
  • sdc2sdc2 Posts: 780
    It has been my experience that "bug deflectors" increase wind noise by making the airflow more turbulent. And they do a crappy job of deflecting bugs, too.

    Charles, I suspect your door weatherstripping is not sealing properly.
  • I had read an earlier post from paisan about the deflector beating on the body and causing a ruckus - I read these posts closely from all you current owners to predict and analyze problems if they occur - its a great help. On a long trip last weekend at 80+ mph - all day long - no tapping - no buffeting - this delfector is hard mounted to the underside lip of the hood - I read in the Isuzu add-on pamphlet that the deflector was adhesive mounted - don't know if this is a different version or not - matches hood countour and is wrap around with soft taps between the deflector and body to dampen any contact. Hope this helps.
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