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Jeep Wrangler Wave and Meet the Owners

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  • Well... if at least we keep groaning and moaning, the total number of posts will climb and MAYBE the sheer number of posts MIGHT bring in new faces just to see what is being said?!?

    Not the MOST pleasant way to get 'em in the door, but it might work.
  • mac24mac24 Posts: 3,910
    I can't change the name to "Jeep Wrangler" (because it's already assigned).

    So why can't it just be re-opened. It wouldn't be a step backwards, so much as correcting a step that was going in the wrong direction.

    Since Jeep Wrangler was shut down the new alternative has collected a mere hundred posts, most of which are from the regulars to register their dissatisfaction. Jeep Wrangler had over twenty two thousand posts........I think it would be fair to say it was popular.

    Newcomers arriving in the past would generally want to ask the group a question, and would often stick around to become part of the group. They weren't drawn here for a warm and fuzzy "Wave and Meet" then, and they don't appear to be now either! :(
  • Once again, I agree with Tom and Mac. 22,000 speaks for itself.Also, the search window was always used by folks. It was like a dictionary of information and grew each day. There was pride in belonging to a "community" that had 22,000 posts. Everyday I looked forward to reading the posts. That excitement no longer exists. I referred other Jeepers to it all the time. I have not referred one person to this site. This is not working folks. John
  • Mac and TSJay is right, and Edmunds is simply wrong. Tidester, your towing the company line is admirable, but lets face it - in the land of capitalism, this forum is not as popular and therefore not as profitable as it was.

    Koolbreeze, you said it.
  • I'm going to take this one step further, and as an Internet professional, it is my humble opinion that Edmunds has never gotten Web 2.0. If Edmunds were doing this correctly, they would be using vocabulary and taxonomy to move forward, and not re-align their forums around some sort of 1999 web site forum hierarchy designed by the marketing department.

    Sorry if I seem like I am flaming, but I have been in this forum for years, and this is not the way to move forward. The make and model is the first level of division - after that, it creates problems to find general questions, issues, meet & greet, etc. when it is spread over 4 billion different forums. Might as well start a forum on "Jeep Wrangler - Mast Antenna Problems". Sheesh.

    Edmunds: Ever heard of RSS?
  • guy21guy21 Posts: 129
    How hard can it be to create a new thread name that is consistent with the old? May I suggest:

    Jeep Wrangler, con't
    Jeep Wrangler, part II
    etc.
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,109
    I'm reopening the main Wrangler discussion. :)

    Look at Forums Software! Your Questions Answered... for details.

    tidester, host
  • tsjaytsjay Posts: 4,591
    See everyone back at good old Edmunds Jeep Wrangler!

    Yeeeeeeeeeeehawwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Tom
    Have you hugged your Jeep today?
  • mac24mac24 Posts: 3,910
    Excellent!!!!! :)
  • Ok, now that we're open for business again I thought I'd contribute back to the community that has helped me out so much. I recently installed a Milemarker 10,500 lb. capacity winch. Thanks Mac for your winch recommendations that I found on this forum months ago using the SEARCH feature...go figure how a newbie could find info in a 22,000 post forum.

    Let me just say that I think the Wrangler installation kit provided by MileMarker is pretty worthless for a reasonable installation. Using the original power steering hose, resizing the hoses provided by MileMarker, a "rebent" fitting from the installation kit, a hose coupler and voila...a clean install.

    If anyone would like the install details I'd be glad to help out with info.

    It's good to have the community forum back. Thanks Edmunds!

    Dennis

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  • mac24mac24 Posts: 3,910
    As you say, a clean install. Good job!

    Milemarker do supply a good kit complete with the right fittings and correct length hoses, it's just that they don't supply any instructions on how to lay it out! Duh! I guess I'll have to take some pics. Instead of pointing the hoses to the passenger side, then doubling back and going under the grille, I led them toward the driver's side then along the frame rail and on up into the engine compartment. That way you remove the original HP hose and use both the MM supplied ones. I also mounted the supplied breaker inside the control box, then mounted the control box under the hood to protect it from the elements.

    I'll post pics in a day or so over in Jeep Wrangler.
  • erickplerickpl Posts: 2,735
    That's a nice hydraulic winch and installation! I like the power and consistent performance a hydraulic winch will provide. I just suck at plumbing and KNOW I would introduce a leak somewhere. :)

    -Paul
  • You guys spend a great deal of time on this thing and I wanted to thank you guys for participating in such a time consuming project as this appears to be. If it weren't for you guys the information available...well...wouldn't be. So thanks!

    Diego Texera
    Miami, FL
    July 18th, 1979
    98 Sahara w/73k
    Warn 8000
    Premier P680MP and Pioneer sub in locking trunk
    Optima Yellow Top
    a few political bumper stickers...my Venezuelan flag!
    ...and big ole grin on my face :)

    ...life is good
  • I uploaded a picture of the Wrangler to MyCarSpace. Take a look.

    http://www.carspace.com/middleageguy
  • mac24mac24 Posts: 3,910
    Very clean for an eighteen year old!
  • pkearpkear Posts: 26
    Not exactly here to meet with other wrangler owners as I am sort of a modified hermit. I like to keep to myself, family and close friends as far as real time stuff goes. I will however introduce myself and most likely hang out here but I will be in my corner only giving out what I know and asking what I don't.
    Name: Peter
    DOB: 3/15/70
    Location: Moncks Corner, SC
    Family: Married with two girls not quite teenagers yet thank God
    Education: College
    Occupation: Used to be teacher but now Santa in season and trying to grow my hobby into a buisness the rest of the time.
    Jeep: (my first) 2007 Wrangler 4 door Saraha edition 4X2 with 18 inch tires hardtop.
    Experience with cars: Been driving longer than legal because I grew up on a farm and have always owned a truck or SUV with a couple of them being 4X4s. I prefer the 2wd models now as fixing them when I took them offroad a little too hard got expensive and right now I have kids to support. Sooner or later I will have another 4X4 toy but it will not be a daily driver rather something to just play with.
  • Thanks for the comment on my eighteen year old Wrangler.

    Earlier this week, I was out in San Diego at a conference. Walking around the hotel, I came upon a 1990 Red Wrangler Sahara with a For Sale. Exactly the same as mine, except for the Sahara brown top and interior.

    Wrangler was in very good shape with a For Sale sign. No rust. Had new fog lights and wiring for towing behind a RV.

    This is hard to believe, but the Wrangler was listed for $5,500.
  • 1999tj1999tj Posts: 7
    Hi fellow jeepsters, i enjoy reading what everyone says,can't wait to see what mine handels like off payment,went fishing the other day and my cousin wouldn't let me get off the path to the pond,said it was too wet :cry: have to sneek back in later.
  • goducks1goducks1 Posts: 432
    Took pictures of me changing the top today on a lark. In the winter it has the factory hard top and full doors, but this time of year I'm down to a frameless soft top and 2-piece soft doors. Windows roll into the top and the doors go behind the rear seat, and I'm down to just the safari look.

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  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 41,634
    "If you can spin a good yarn or dream up a good-looking vehicle, you may have a crack at these Jeep contests."

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  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 41,634
    And no, I'm not fishing for WWII punchlines. :P

    Hello, Mudda: Euro Camp Jeep

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  • Has anyone swapped a diesel into their Wrangler or CJ? I'd love a 30 MPG vehicle like that!
  • cdrahoscdrahos Posts: 3
    Hey, I got your comment on the other diesel page. If you are interested we are starting to do diesel conversions in customers cars. As you read before we installed the Cummins on mine and it has been running perfectly. We have geared it way lower to 3.50 gears so 5th gear actually means something now. We run 35" tires on it which help it go about 70-75 mph on the highway. It's getting about 28 mpg around town and about 30 on the highway. I'm actually in PA outside Philly, in a town called Harleysville. Let me know if you have any questions
  • Hi, Thanks for the info. I just bought www.ebay.com item # 170141115406 - It has a 6 cyl Cummins. Scroll down a bit to see about 10 nice pic's.
  • Hey cdrahos,
    I live in PA and I'm very intereted in a diesel Wrangler that gets 30mpg hwy. The only thing that's stopped me from getting a Wrangler as my primary mode of transportation is the 15-16mpg that they get. My 4x4 Dakota gets the same. I've been looking to buy one but wanted to see if anyone had done a conversion to diesel. Have you done many others? I have a friend that lives in Paoli. If I knew I could have this done, maybe I'd look for a Wrangler with a bad engine somewhere near there. Only prob is I don't know much about diesels. I'm looking for better mpg and a longer lasting engine, not so much for torque and rock climbing. I like the idea of the VW Turbo diesel 4's. Some of them get like 40mpg. Probably wouldn't get that in a Wrangler with it's brick like areodynamics. Get back to me, I'd like to see/hear about what you've done.
  • Hi all;

    My name is deirdrebeth and I'm now (as of two days ago) the proud owner of a 2004 2.5L Wrangler. I'm based out of San Jose, CA and am really looking forward to some off-road driving! I have a friend who hang glides and the road up to the jump point is impressive.

    I'm glad this site is here as I'm SURE I'm gonna end up with questions.

    :)
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,109
    Welcome aboard, Deirdre! Be sure to check out the Jeep Wrangler discussion.

    tidester, host
    SUVs and Smart Shopper
  • Hi,

    My 93 Jeep Wrangler 4.0L wouldn't start this morning. It will try to turn over but won't actually start. I had this same problem almost exactly 1 yr ago and it was the ignition coil. I would like to try to replace it myself this time so does anyone know where it is located and how I would go about doing that?? :sick:
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,109
    You may be able to get some help in Jeep Wrangler Maintenance and Repair Questions (up to 1996).

    tidester, host
    SUVs and Smart Shopper
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