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  • ilvdirtilvdirt Posts: 4
    Hi everyone.
    Shelton Stevens.
    Venture Capital researcher
    Richmond CA (20 min fron San Francisco)

    I recently bought a 2001 black TJ. Auto, 6cyl and every other option they could put on it at the factory. I want to start doing the mods, but since i've just graduated college and have to pay loans off, i have to make compromises. I've started eating top ramen so i can get my jeep cherry! If any one knows of a good 4" lift (that is easy on the wallets ) but yet still good for moderate wheeling, let me know. Oh yeah, if anyone knows of good web sites to get accessories, let me know too. :-) Previous cars, 93 white Bronco (ala O.J.), 89 cherokee.

    Drive Carefully!!
  • Colin Kingsbury
    South Boston, Mass.
    2001 Wrangler Sahara 4.0L
    -Forest Green w/ Tan dual tops
    -Canyon Tire Group
    -5/75 extended care warranty
    -Lojack (Hey, I'm happy to share, but you've gotta ask first!)

    Bought new, 2000 miles on it so far. Can't wait for the warmer weather so I can take the hard top off, but it's been great in all the snow, which we had a few feet of this winter. I commute 40-50 miles a day in hard city/highway traffic, which explains the automatic. I'm happy with my purchase and have had no real surprises with the car.

    My thoughts for prospective owners:

    The Wrangler is one of the last real trucks on the road. It sits up high, esp. with the 30" tires, and needs to be handled delicately. If you drive hard and aggressively this is a risky car, at least in any kind of traffic. If you are going to do highway or city driving anywhere you get heavy rain or snow, I strongly suggest you get the ABS option. It is an excellent modern safety system and if it saves your tail just once it's paid for itself many times over.

    Visibility is miles beyond any other car on the road, as you are sitting high up and have glass all around you. The seating position is good and there is plenty of room, evn for us big guys, evn in the back seat. The Wrangler is loud, with wind noise up the wazoo and the engine sounds very obvious. Oh, the tires make a lot of noise, too. Creature comforts? There's heat, and A/C if you order it, and a radio, which is pretty good with the optional subwoofer, and that's it. No power cupholders, climate-controlled doorhandles, or anything else of the sort.

    But there's a theme here, and it actually works because the Wrangler is authentic in every regard, right to the fold-down windshield. Most SUVs built today are cross-dressing minivans or jacked-up cars, and eventually it shows. The Wrangler is buit with a uniquely minimalist ethic, which you will either enjoy or not, and it's likely you'll know which pretty quickly. The only real "bad" characteristic is the fact that this car drinks more than its owner does, even if the owner's last name is Bukowski. But it says so on the window-sticker, so make your mind up going in.

    Overall I've definitely enjoyed my Wrangler, and I haven't taken th top off it yet, so I'm sure it will only get better. My advice: do it :)

  • jacorobjacorob Posts: 37
    Name: Bob
    Location: Austin, TX
    Age: 25
    Job: ex-dot commer taking an extended vacation before looking for another job

    My Jeep:
    2001 Red TJ
    Camel cloth interior
    Soft top only (tan)
    30" wheel tire group (including dana 44)
    no trak-loc cause dealership screwed up my order
    tow hooks & fog light group
    pry things i missed

    my mods (minimal for now):
    black rear dual tube bumper with hitch
    Thule bike carrier (awesome)
    husky floor liners

    planned mods in very near future:
    Black tube front bumper

    I plan on putting 31" tires on but wanna wait till i actually get a job again. :) Pry won't put a lift or anything major on it till another couple years. Wanna see what the bone stock can do first. I'm finally getting comfortable driving a stick so havn't taken it out anywhere. I never drove a stick before getting my jeep so was a fun experience - especially with the hill country of austin.

    I must say that once you go jeep you'll never go back! I've had very few problems with it and all minor - more annoyances then problems. Absolutely love it. Aside from the pain in the [non-permissible content removed] experience i had buying it (read that story in the dealer experience forum) i've had nothing but an absolute blast owning it.

  • spyrodragonspyrodragon Posts: 147
    2000 Black TJ sport
    4.0L auto
    olympic reverse-a-bar rock rails
    Garvin industy roof rack
    Smittybuilt outland brushguard
    Kilby gas skid plate
    4 KC daylighters
    fire extenguisher
    tow points front and rear
    (Teraflex three inch lift and 33x12.50 tires on the way this month)
  • loseitloseit Posts: 7
    Name: Dr. Rahul Sharma
    Age: 27
    Marital Status: SIngle
    Profession: Doctor
    Where I live: Chicago
    My baby :

    2001 Black Sport 4.0 L
    Black/ Charcoal Cloth Interior
    31" Tires Canyon Wheels
    Black Hard/ Soft tops

    What to i have to Say about my Jeep: Are you kidding me? Its real cool. But the dealer is not. Haha.
    What i need to know: How do you know if you have a Dana 44 rear end... I thought it was standard when you got the big wheels? Question no. 2: Where can i go offroading in the Chicagoland Area? Does that void the warranty?
  • Hey folks my name is Michael Cogle, I'm a Park Planning Manager from Kirkland, Washington just outside of Seattle. I'm anxiously awaiting my factory-ordered Wrangler, (delivery around April 1), specs as follows:

    Black Sport Model
    Black (agate) Interior
    Black Dual tops
    Auto Transmission
    Canyon Wheel Group
    CD w/subwoofer
    Deep tint windows
    Sentry Key

    I don't plan on doing a whole bunch of offroading, so I passed on a lot of those types of upgrades. Also felt that with the Seattle weather and my short (1 mile) work commute, I could live without the air conditioning.

    My wife has a '97 Outback Wagon which will serve as our family vehicle for trips and such. The jeep will be for fun and topdown cruising during our gorgeous Seattle summers.

    My 12 year old son is looking forward to the Jeep almost as much as me.

    Make every day a topdown day!

  • yellowmanyellowman Posts: 209
    Okay tsjay, here it is...

    Name: Mike Dobbs
    Age: 29
    Status: Single (any cute female Jeepers in LA?)
    Location: Los Angeles, CA
    Occupation: Website Designer and co-owner of LunchboxShopdotcom (shameless plug: anyone with kids - and even those without - we're the number one place on the internet to get a lunchbox...Hundreds of styles including Scooby Doo, Barbie, Powerpuff Girls, Superheroes, The Beatles, Hot Wheels, and many more!)

    Jeep details (due to arrive in early April):
    Solar Yellow SE
    Black Hard Top
    Manual Trans.
    4 cyl. engine
    Cloth seats
    CD Player
    Full Floor Console
    Rear folding seat
    Leather-wrapped tilt steering

    I'll be adding L.A. Laker decals to the sides, Safari Doors for when I take the top off, and a LunchboxShopdotcom spare tire cover.
  • name: Alee
    age: 15(yeah, yeah, I know)
    jeep's name: Sparx
    age: a tender 8 months old
    Sparx's specs:

    2000 Solar Yellow SE
    30" GSAs(yuck)
    Black soft top
    Tow Hooks, front and rear
    KC Daylighters on Windsheild Mounts
    Fog Lights
    Kilby Gas Tank Skid

    Hopefully coming this year: 2-3" lift, bigger tires, and rocker panels
  • scmhockeyscmhockey Posts: 45
    Name: Steve
    Age: 29 about to be the big three-oh
    Location: St. Louis, MO
    Occupation: Mainframe System Programmer -aka computer nerd.
    Hobbies: Hockey - Go BLUES!, Darts, Star Wars.

    Jeep info:
    1999 Chili Pepper Red Wrangler Sport
    Tan dual tops
    30 inch wheel package
    Cruise control - Was already on when I bought it, but it is nice to have.
    Tow hooks
    Cloth seats
    No ideas for a name
  • yellowmanyellowman Posts: 209
    Just 15? Is that old enough to drive w/o a learner's permit? :-D I just ask because here in California you have to be 16, and they just passed a law saying you have to have a person 24-or-older in the car until you're 18. I didn't get my license until 10 days before my 17th birthday!

  • I hope to order my Wrangler next week.
    Name: Mark Siniard
    Location: Al Kharj, Saudi Arabia + Atlanta, Ga.
    Age: 53
    Occupation: Manager of a technical school for Saudi Air Force: retired USAF
    I will be in Atlanta for a couple weeks starting Monday and if all goes well will order my jeep!
    I have driven a couple Wranglers here, though stuck with a Jimmy myself, and they are awesome in the sand. Dune driving, rock climbing and camping in the desert are a great way to spend the weekends.
  • Name: Rich
    Location: Kansas
    Happily married


    1999 Desert Sand SE
    Soft Top
    1/2 Doors
    5 Speed
    Sony am/fm cd
    Sure Pull 2" Hitch Receiver
    Hella 500 lights
    Super Speaker Shelf

    2000 Red Sport
    Soft Top
    1/2 Doors
    5 Speed
    Sure Pull 2" Hitch Receiver
    Cruise Control
    Factory am/fm cd
    Super Shelf

    1953 Willys CJ3A
    1943 Willys MB
  • tonkadavetonkadave Posts: 102
    Name: Dave
    Location: Aston, Pa.
    Age 36
    Married with 2 kids
    Just ordered my new jeep so i figure its ok to post here now. Heres what i got
    2001 sport 6cyl. steel blue
    black tinted softop
    trac loc with 3:73 gears
    Fog lamps
    cd with subwoofer
    bodyside steps
    30" wheel group
    Auto trans.
    Sentry Key
    Speed Control
  • Karen_SKaren_S Posts: 5,095
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  • wheelsdownwheelsdown Posts: 250
    Name: Terry
    Age: 62
    Occupation: Retired mechanical engineer.

    2000 Sport
    Red with black soft top.
    Full doors
    Security key
    Cloth seats
    AM/FM tape

    I have wanted a Jeep since I was in the service in the early 60's. I expected it to be noisy, rough riding, lacking in quality detail (paint, fit, etc....) and over priced for what you get. It met my expectations in all respects. I love it and hug it every day. Since I am retired, it is my run around car. I don,t expect to do any serious offroading.
  • Karen_SKaren_S Posts: 5,095
    Tonight is Wranglers Owner's Chat.

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  • tjytjy Posts: 39
    Name: Dr. TJ Young
    Age: 29
    Occ: Chiropractor
    Location: Rockville, Maryland (just outside of Washinton, DC)
    Happily Married, no kids...yet...

    My Jeep Maxx:

    2001 Wrangler Sport
    4.0L 5spd
    Sienna Pearl Coat
    Dual Tops (Black)
    30" Tire package w/Canyon Wheels
    Dana 44
    Fog Lights/Tow Hooks
    Bodyside Steps
    Factory Tinted Windows
    Speed Control
    Sentry Key
    CD Player w/5 speakers incl. factory Subwoofer

    We also have a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo (also loaded) that we love!
  • gotjeepgotjeep Posts: 2
    4.0L I-6

    Manual Trans

    Dana 44 Rear w/ Trac-loc

    30x9.5" Gooyear Wrangler GS-As on Canyon Wheels

    A/C - :(

    Fog Lamps

    Front/Rear Tow Hooks

    Dual Tops

    Swaybar Disconnects

    Oil Pan Skidplate

    Come meet my Scrappy 2000 TJ and all of his jeep friends at

  • Karen_SKaren_S Posts: 5,095
    Some of you will notice that your messages from yesterday no longer exist. There was a major hiccup in the system last evening. apologizes sincerely for the difficulties this situation poses. Please rest assured that every effort is being expended to rectify this matter as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience.

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  • texasjeeptexasjeep Posts: 270
    Name: Dave
    Age: 27
    Marital Status: Single
    Home: Houston, TX
    Occupation: Programmer
    Black Sahara 00'
    Basically comes with everything. I have the trac-lok and Dana44 and no ABS.
    2.5 Rancho Rockcrawler running 32x11.50s
    Mopar steering box skid
    Tera gas tank skid
    younger-brothers rear bumper with swing away tire carrier and trail rack, should be here soon.
    Lots of other mods planned. Just waiting on the money
  • wdubswdubs Posts: 27
    Name: Bill
    Age: 29
    Occupation: Network Specialist
    Location: Baltimore, MD
    Happily married with 2 dogs (Boxers: Harley & Paxie)

    I just ordered a 2001 Wrangler Sport on Friday the 13th. I ended up paying $200 over invoice. After the $500 rebate, I'm paying $300 under invoice. I was told it was going to take about 4 weeks. I can't wait! Here is what I ordered:

    Silverstone Metallic w/ black soft top & half doors.
    D package
    5-Speed manual transmission
    30 inch Tire/Canyon Wheel Pkg w/ Dana 44 & 3.73 ratio
    Trac-Lok Differential
    Air conditiong
    Floor Mats
    Fog lamps and tow hooks
    AM/FM w/ CD player and subwoofer
    Sentry key
    Bodyside steps
    Metal Add-a-trunk (not the plastic one)
    Tinted windows
  • twinklestwinkles Posts: 2
    I just ordered my new 2001 SE. White bottom / Tan top. I drove the SE and the Sport...couldn't justify spending almost $3,000.00 extra for what I'd get, so I ordered the SE at factory invoice less the $500.00 rebate ($500.00 under invoice). Hope that is a decent deal!?!?!

    I was undecided about getting the hardtop, but went ahead and got the dual top package. Really, I test drove both and the soft top made a little more noise at highway speed but not enough to justify the dual top price. I went ahead and ordered it anyway.

    And, I hope I did the right thing by getting the 4-cylinder. I drove both and true, the 4 is a little sluggish, but I'm not Jeff Gordon anyway! Any comments on the above, please respond. Equipment is as follows:

    Quick Order Pkg. N
    Convenience Group
    Full Steel Doors w/Roll Up Windows
    AM/FM CD
    Spare Tire Cover
    Body Side Steps
    Spend Control
    Front Carpeted Mats
    Nomad Cloth Seat Trim
    Dual Top
    Hard Top
    Auto Transmission
    Full Size Spare
    Deep Tint Glass
  • madman390madman390 Posts: 72
    Twinkles: I wish my jeep would come with "spend control," as I'm likely to spend a little bit of money on the extras! (just kidding, I'm sure you meant Speed Control)

    Anyway, I order my 2001 Sport and will take delivery in late July/early August. Here's the info on me and my jeep:

    Name: Marcus
    Age: 28
    Occ: USAF
    Location: Okinawa, Japan (soon to be Colorado Springs)
    Happily Married, 2 kids, 2 dogs

    2001 Steel Blue Sport, Soft Top
    Quick Order Package D
    Fog Lamps/Tow Hooks
    Tint Windows
    Full Metal Doors
    Sentry Key
    Bodyside Steps
    Subwoofer (No CD)
    Total Price: 20,686 + TTL

    Can't wait to get it. Only about 100 days to go!

  • adplusoneadplusone Posts: 66
    We are buying a 1999 Wrangler Sport (10k miles on it) for our son for graduation. I would like to move to a larger tire/wheel combo (it has the standard wheel/tire). What is the max size I can go to without getting into the lift business? Any specific recommendations on brand names, wheel offset etc???

    Thanks in advance?

    Alan Hofer
    Weslaco, Texas
  • Karen_SKaren_S Posts: 5,095
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  • spyrodragonspyrodragon Posts: 147
    Spyro the Dragon:

    >2000 TJ Sport BLACK everything

    >Auto, CD, A/C

    >Dual tops, but my hard top has an added metal pad, foam and vinyl linning that I added.

    >Kilby gas tank skid plate

    >Smittybuilt Outland brushguard

    >Garvin Industries roof rack

    >Olympic Reverse-a-bar rock rails
    >4 KC daylighters

    >3" Teraflex system lift

    >33x12.50 Goodyear M/T R's on AR 767 wheels.

    Heck I'll just show ya a pic.


  • f14jeepf14jeep Posts: 7
    Name: Jonathan
    Home: Virginia Beach, VA
    Occupation: Naval Aviator

    2001 Wrangler Sport 4.0L 5 speed
    Stone White Tan dual tops
    Grizzly tire group
    Cruise Control
    Fog lamps/ tow hooks
    Sentry Key theft deterrent
  • tsjaytsjay Posts: 4,591
    Hi! I am Ross Allen Johnson, the granddog of tsjay. I would like to be a member of Wrangler IV, if that's ok with everyone. (Doggies like Jeeps too, you know!)

    You can read all about me and see some pics at:

  • saharanutsaharanut Posts: 134
    Sure you can be a member...with a granddad like Tom you cant be too bad..
    Welcome to the club!
  • Karen_SKaren_S Posts: 5,095
    You seem like a fine addition to the Wrangler board! Your grandpa is a very respected member here, but I may have to differ with his opinion about your "best dog" status. You see, one of my children is a black Lab. Her name is B.D., which stands for "best dog". :-)

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