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Jeep Wrangler

meredithmeredith Posts: 577
edited February 2014 in Jeep
This topic is a continuation of Topic 2573....

Jeep Wrangler - III. Please continue these
discussions here. Thanks!

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  • tsjaytsjay Posts: 4,591
    Thelma Jane doesn't do that, and she's a 2001 Sport with the 5-speed. I thought maybe they had that fixed in the 2001's.

    I read in this group somewhere that the noisy tranny was due to misalignment of the engine and the tranmission, caused by a problem with dowel pins. At least I think it was in this group that I read that.

    There's no noise at all with mine when the transmission is in neutral and the clutch is out. I am not having any problem shifting, either, which I thought was supposed to go along with the noisy neutral problem.

    Mr. 2001wrangler has posted that his 5-speed 2001 Sport doesn't have the problem either.

    What about the rest of you guys (and gals)?

    Oh, by the way, mine was just built on Dec. 5th, since it was a factory order, so maybe the ones made after a certain date did not have the problem???

  • mac24mac24 Posts: 3,910
    I've re-read your post several times, and (although
    I understood the last part well enough), I really
    couldn't make any sense of the first section.

    Were you trying to hold it on a hill using first
    gear instead of the handbrake? I'm sure it's my
    fault for not grasping the concept properly, but
    could you explain it again please?
  • texasjeeptexasjeep Posts: 270
    Sounds like you are getting screwed.
    Get a hold of the salesman's boss and tell him how he is screwing you. You still may be able to work out a deal and get your jeep sometime soon.
    I paid 100 over invoice plus the BS advertising fees which was 2 something. There was no dealer prep fee and I have never heard of one. If you don't want the alarm then tell them.
    I would go to another dealership and see what they can do for you.
  • saenzskisaenzski Posts: 50
    anyone brave enough to run their wrangler thru one
    of those brushless car-washes? I was in a real big
    hurry once and I almost went for it. Is there just
    a danger of water leakage or damage to the top

    Go ahead and call me lazy, but anyone do this?

  • Thank you for responding. I just came back from the dealership and had them remove the alarm, drop the price 150 over invoice and remove the 299 dealer prep. So I'm happy with that.
    I'm picking up the Jeep tonight.
    I'm really excited!!!
  • bstone2bstone2 Posts: 5
    Skip the car wash - may not leak - but I have seen these "brushless units blow attached "things" (side moldings, antennas, side mirrors) off of other vehicles. A fabric top is just risky business - get to know your Jeep - hand wash that puppy.
  • peterskmpeterskm Posts: 79
    I certainly would not pay for the alarm. As for the insurance discount, get the Sentry Key for about $75. This is a passive alarm and should get you your insurance discount (did for me).
  • peterskmpeterskm Posts: 79
    There are a couple aftermarket companies that make a bar that goes across the roof between the doors. This is supposed to reduce flapping, but I can't confirm this as I've never used them. Also, some companies make an insulator that installs under the roof which is also supposed to cut down on road noise.
  • peterskmpeterskm Posts: 79
    When I upgraded my sound, I wanted to keep the stock headunit as a theft deterrent. first upgraded the stock speakers in the dash and the soundbar to Kenwoods (from Crutchfield). This made a huge improvement in sound quality, but the bass was still not there. Then, I added an amplified bazooka tube (which I got from for about $80, new). This did it. My sound is 1,000 times better and I still use the stock radio/CD player. I have an alpine, but I don't think I'll use it...too tempting to theives.
  • Where can I check on the ordering status of my new Jeep Wrangler 2001?

  • kmq102kmq102 Posts: 9
    Soem people say I can put 6 1/2's in the sound bar. Does this involved cutting? I am not a mechanic. Thanks
  • I put 6 1/2" boat speakers in my soundbar - -don't
    have to worry about them getting wet!

    The only thing I had to do was drill a couple new
    holes for the screws (I think I was still able to
    use 2 current holes for each speaker)
  • ottowrkrottowrkr Posts: 778
    Before shifting into rev. push the clutch in and go to 5 gear then go to rev.This works for me .Reverse is not synchronized as are the forward gears.
  • I finally picked up my 2001 Wrangler last night. I plan on taking pictures and put them on my web site. I'll let you know what the address is, once the pictures are in there.
    Let me tell you it's very exciting to pick up a brand new Wrangler when you've been waiting so long.
  • 4421244212 Posts: 1
    In July I bought a 2000 Sport with a hardtop. I want to buy an aftermarket soft top for summer driving. From what I read, bikini tops are not really useful in rainy weather, so I'm looking for more of a full size top. Does anyone have anything good or bad to say about Bestop? Do you recommend a regular soft top? I am looking at the Sunrider, which seems to allow one to easily open the top back to the rollbar - for trips to and from work, but still can be fully convertible for weekends and days off. Comments? How about installation? I'm leery about drilling holes into my brand new jeep!

    I appreciate your feedback and guidance.
  • Hey dpage,
    When did you order your 2001 Wrangler?
    My dealer just put the order in on the 29th and I am an anxious person, I wonder how long it will take. How long did it take for yours to come in and are you happy with it?
  • kdw278kdw278 Posts: 2
    For those few out there with a 2001, does the improved top make a huge difference?

    How about the other new features, make the 2001 that much better than the 2000?

    (reason for asking = considering buying the 2001 vs. the 2000)
  • I ordered mine on 5-28. I originally wanted the 2000 but the dealer couldn't locate one like I wanted and it was already too late to order a 2000 from the factory.
    Let me tell you, I'm so happy I waited for the 2001.
    I took a 2000 Wrangler on a trip last year and I tought that the roof was so loud. It was flapping like crazy at 75Mph. But I liked everything else about it so much, that I was willing to live with the flapping roof.
    I didn't get a chance to go too far with mine yet, but I took it up to 70Mph and it was so much quieter. The roof is actually much thicker this year, and it makes a big difference.
    The center console has been redesign with 2 cups holder for the back seat passengers.
    The seat color has been redesign. I can't say if it's nicer or not. It's just different.

    If you have any other questions about the 2001, don't hesitate to ask me

  • Hey Dennis,

    Did you get an auto or a 5 speed, if a 5, how does it shift. I have read comments that people say that they have had problems with the 5speeed. Maybe that was on the 98,98s. Did it also 3 months for your Jeep to come in.
  • I got the Sport 4.0L red with black soft top
    5 Speed
    25D Package
    30" Tires
    Rear track lock
    Fog and tow hooks
    Full metal doors
    Steps - Bodyside
    Cruise Control
    CD Player
    As far as the 5 speed, it seems fine so far. I also heard a lot of bad things. Hopefully the problem has been resolved for 2001.

  • Give me a list of the equipment you ordered
  • Hi. This is for the people that have already received their 2001s. I'm going to be getting a Wrangler next year, and I wanted your opinion. I will pretty much either get a used 2000 or a 2001. I was wondering if I should pay more to get the 2001 or not. Is the sound from the soft top reduced alot? Ok, thanks! -alee-
  • I don't know what your budget is, you'll probably pay between $1000 -1500 more for the 2001. I beleive the base price is only 800 more this year, but you should be able able to get a year end sale on the 2000.
    The problem is that you might not be able to find a 2000 the way you want it. You gonna have to settle for what they have.

    I just picked up my 2001 and the roof is much better this year. I'm glad I waited.
  • I ordered a black 2001, both tops, hard top is black. I ordered fog lights, cd with the five speaker,(subwoofer) included, sentry key, tow hooks, 5spd, 6cyl, air, cloth seats, grizzly wheels. Also, how long did it take for yours to come in afer you ordered it?
  • lose the "Steps - Bodyside" and get Rock sliders.

    Mine paid for themselves first time I went four-wheelin'
  • Seems like a nice one. I didn't order the dual top because I live in south Florida.
    I ordered it on May 25. It took three months. You have to remember that they start production till mid july.
    I beleive the average time is 4-6 weeks.
  • Check out this article about the new soft tops and how they've been improved. Pretty in-depth!

  • Dennis,
    What does the new dash look like in the 2001. That's the one thing I hate about the previous TJ's. They are too car-like. Is there a significant difference?


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