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  • 99tj99tj Posts: 187
    Just found the answer to my question. Comes in 3 pieces. That sounds a whole lot easier to install and store.

    Here's a spec sheet for the 2007 from

  • mac24mac24 Posts: 3,910
    Here's a spec sheet for the 2007 from

    Now that makes interesting reading!
  • steverstever Posts: 52,683
    Hey Tazz, I thought of you today (BBQ sauce was the sample giveaway at the food coop today, lol). There's another member here from Tuscaloosa or thereabouts that you should look out for.

    Everyone, there's also a 2007 Wrangler Replacement discussion that has some more recent links posted.

    Steve, Host
  • tsjaytsjay Posts: 4,591
    Now, who are you again??? :D

    Boy, why did you disappear on us for so long? Everyone doing alright?

    Good to hear from you, Terry. Hope you'll be sticking around.

    Have you hugged your Jeep today?
  • Are those power windows in the pictures of the full doors??? Interesting!!!
  • mtngalmtngal Posts: 1,911
    Hey, bamatazz! Great to hear from you - was wondering if you were still hanging in there. So you have a grand total of 44,000 miles on TAZZ - it seems like so long ago that I saw that number on either one of our Wranglers (still have to do something about plugs and wires for the 60,000 mile servicing on GiGi). It's nice that you are still enjoying your non-dirty, special 60th Anniversary Wrangler.

    Steve - thanks for posting the links. I loved the way Jeep introduced it. The only thing I wish is that they'd have it at the LA Auto show - I always have to wait until it comes out (on the other hand, we get to be the first to see such things as any new Lambourgini or Ferrari or other sports cars).
  • div2div2 Posts: 2,580
    Are those power windows in the pictures of the full doors??? Interesting!!!

    As I understand it, the doors are still removable thanks to a quick-disconnect harness socket at each door. I bet those suckers will be heavy, though...
  • steverstever Posts: 52,683
    Think that was sugar glass Mtngal?

    I keep waiting for one of y'all to tell Karl that it's a JEEP, not a car. :-)

    Steve, Host
  • Tom,
    Probably told you this before, but I love the way that Jeep looks. I used to work for a Dodge dealer next to the Jeep dealership, (where I bought my first 89) and I always hated the "postals"...they used to order a bunch in plain red and plain white, no carpet, no rear seat, 4-cyl and stick, tiny wheels and tires as well, and no air. In OKLAHOMA. Soft top. I guess it was the OU student packages. They were cheap (12k$?). In looking at yours, I sometimes think I should have gone with white again. My XJ was an ex-security jeep, and I swear they painted it with appliance white. I could go right through brush (not that I would... :P ) and it never left a scratch on it. My dad had the "olive"-ish green on his, and it scratched from five feet away. And, all the black accessories looked great on white paint. I know Jeeps aren't about looks, but I just think yours is well-done. Just a basic bumper and winch (been seeing a bunch of huge bull-bars lately). Tires big enough without having to have 35's just to wheel.
  • I've only been out once in mine all year, and already broke the strap out for an Explorer. He'd been there awhile before I came along. If you don't know how deep the mud is, your Firestone all-terrains are not the way to experiment...
  • Just bought a full frame lighbar and was wonder where the best place to run the wires inside the cab would be. The bar mounts to the hinge bolts, but does this mean i must drill a hole into the body of my Jeep? or is there a better way? :confuse:
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,059
    Hey, Bama! Welcome back. There is just no excuse for not visiting more often. :)

    tidester, host
  • tsjaytsjay Posts: 4,591

    Thanks for the compliments on Thelma Jane. You caused her to blush. :D

    Yep, she is set up real well, I think. She has enough mods to be pretty darn capable on the trails, but she is still very much street-worthy.

    I don't think I will ever want to go with more lift or bigger tires. I might replace the current 2" Procomp lift with a 2" OME lift, which can give close to 3" of actual lift, but I wouldn't go up any on tire size.

    Now you just can't have a Jeep and not spend money on it, of course, so I will be looking at on board air as my next mod, most likely. Another possibility is Rhino-lining the floorboard and cargo area. See, there are some really good ways to spend money on your Jeep without making it more off-road capable.

    One very important thing to consider in building up your Jeep is just how capable you really want it to be, considering where you will be wheelin' it. If you live near some really extreme wheelin' areas, then you would probably build your Jeep to the hilt. But, if you are like me and can only go places that have moderate wheelin' terrain, then you don't want to overdo it on the Jeep and take the challenge out of your wheelin'. A lot of the fun obstacles that I run now would be boring with 35" tires or bigger. Also, I can go places now that a taller Jeep would not be able to go.

    Have you hugged your Jeep today?
  • Looks like both power windows and door locks. I put those on my 01 Sahara, and that has been the main reason I never upgraded to the Rubi - it took all day to install the systems and it was a hassle. The 07 looks like a winner to me - V6 and all. I will probably wait for an 08 so they can work some of the kinks out.
  • goducks1goducks1 Posts: 432
    I think they did a good job overall styling-wise. I had been all prepared for non-removable doors, and was having a hard time imagining how you could improve on the TJ's exterior styling, but they handled it with aplomb. The grill reminds me of some of the early CJ-5s. The hard top and doors remind me of the early Ford Broncos, and I like the removable panels, especially because you can leave the front ones in and have a hard bikini top. I guess the V6 has been holding up with the Liberty though like everyone else I can't easily wrap my head around the end of the I6. So I guess there will be no 4-cylinder option?
  • mac24mac24 Posts: 3,910
    ..........I can't easily wrap my head around the end of the I6.

    The biggest difference will be noticed by those with a manual transmission. The torque multiplication effect of a torque converter will negate the low rpm torque difference between the I6 and the V6.

    I've not yet seen mention of which transmission and t/c will be used, except that a manual will be available for export on the diesel only, as will the diesel engine itself.........shame!

    Change is inevitable and I think they could have done a lot worse styling wise. However, I'd question the advisability of mounting the fog lights in the front bumper, and to me the new hardtop gives it the appearance of a Honda Element.
  • Tom,

    I was thinking about the power window option for my Rubicon. Door locks, too.

    Would you mind sharing what you did and where from? I figure it will take a day or so for me to do the installation, but since I have another DD, no problem.


  • Wrangler V6....NOT the V6 from the liberty. That engine is derived from the 4.7 V8...SOHC....3.7 liter.
    The wrangler V6 is from the Pacifica/Minivan family....3.8
    liter....pushrods and all.

  • Forgot to add.....Ain't nuttin' wrong with pushrods.

    ps....some of my best friends are pushrods
  • steverstever Posts: 52,683
    2006 Detroit Auto Show

    There's video of the new Wrangler and the breaking the glass window photos are fun too.


    Steve, Host
  • tsjaytsjay Posts: 4,591

    So, do you think the low RPM torque of that 3.8 V-6 will be comparable to that of the good old 4.0 L inline 6? I sure hope so.

    I am somewhat reassured by the pushrods, too. I associate overhead cams with high revving little engines. For wheelin' a guy wants lots of power at idle RPM.

    Have you hugged your Jeep today?
  • Great Video. I really like the look of the new wrangler.....wonder what they would give me on a trade-in of my 05 rubicon want one...especially the 4 door for the family...
  • mac24mac24 Posts: 3,910
    ......wonder what they would give me on a trade-in of my 05 rubicon want one...

    While it's always nice to be the first on the block, try to remember that huge improvements, both in build quality and design, come after they've been building them for eighteen months or so.
  • I think it would have to be better. One would imagine that the 3.7 was probably the first choice. After all, I'd imagine that you could essentially transfer the existing engine management, transmission, and axle setup (minus the IFS, but even the Liberty's IFS uses a D30 center section) straight over from the KJ. Even vehicle weight isn't all that different. With such a common powertrain being discarded, there must have been some advantage in taking a motor designed for a transverse fwd application and adapting it. After all, as demonstrated by the existing I6, Jeep do love commonality across it's line (the same engine used to power everything from the FJ wagoneer to the trucks to the XJ, YJ, TJ, LJ, and finally WJ Grand Cherokee). Adding an entirely new engine to the Jeep lineup doesn't happen that often. I hope they explain why they made that choice.

    Also, diesel for export only? What a horrible decision. I would think a diesel Rubicon capable of getting mid-twenties would be an untouchable segment-buster. About the only thing most of us are unhappy with was mileage to begin with. I hope that's not true...
  • keatskeats Posts: 412
    Mac, I think I read that the manual tranny will be a carry over from the current one. Also, I belive the New Venture transfer case from the Rubicon will also carry over.
  • According to UPS. Now to go home and install it! iPod capability at last...
  • As promised, here are some pics of my 97tj; first, when I first bought it 8 months ago, then with the new tires, rims, AND centre caps! The fender flares have really come around with STEADY use of Mother's Back to Black; it didn't happen overnight. Anyways, enjoy!
  • Sorry guys and gals, clearly I am having difficulty posting pictures! Can someone help!!?
  • tsjaytsjay Posts: 4,591

    It looks like you were trying to post pictures that are hosted on, right?

    Just get the URL from photobucket for the picture you want to post. Under your picture there should be URL, TAG, and IMG. Highlight and copy the contents of the URL box.

    Then just click on "Img" in the tool bar here in Edmunds, paste the URL, then hit "close all."

    See if that works for ya.

    Have you hugged your Jeep today?
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