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  • bamatazzbamatazz Posts: 311
    you need move away from the left coast.
    anyway, im gald they didnt GET your jeep, just go the doors. I Wouldnt even wanna work somewhere that i couldn't keep a eye on TAZZ the whole day.
    Be careful out there..

    Keep Jeepin
  • likalarlikalar Posts: 108
    Tom wrote:<<Man, you be careful with that Jeep! I never heard anyone compare the handling of a Jeep to that of a sports car.

    The high center of gravity and short wheel base that make the Jeeps so capable offroad also make them very unstable ...>>

    Thanks. "almost like a sports car" is a relative comparison (and I admit a couple of so-called sports cars from bygone days handled poorly). I was using common sense, of course, and at those speeds on that road wasn't in any real danger. But I was impressed compared to my old Jeep and some other cars and trucks from years gone by. A Defender 90, by comparison, may have more wheel travel, but corners "mushier" than this WrangleSport. I can't tell you how much I'm enjoying it.
  • likalarlikalar Posts: 108
    Anonymous02, Mac24 is right. email me if you need a copy of the page from the 2000 Wrangler manual that addresses this.
  • div2div2 Posts: 2,580
    My 1999 Sahara also has the Canyon wheels and gas shocks. While I won't confuse the TJ with my track rat, I also thinks it handles extremely well for a short wheelbase SUV. I frequently travel a twisty road which features lots of elevation changes and off camber corners yet I can hustle the Sahara through at a surprising rate. Ditto for a long sweeper of an on-ramp I encounter in my drive to work. On my gravel farm driveway I love to hang the tail out around the corners, though I wouldn't advise that particular trick unless you have considerable experience driving at rather "aggressive" slip angles...:-o
  • likalarlikalar Posts: 108
    Div2, You think we're onto something? How about the sight of a lowered (for a change) Wrangler showing up at open track day? A few years back, I signed up with a friend for a motorcycle "safety" course at the nearby Sears Point Raceway. I was on a fast bike, but my friend had a bent wheel on his regular bike, so he brought his brothers Honda Valkerie, a monster of a 6 cylinder cruiser. At first, that thing looked totally rediculous on the track, but he made no excuses, payed attention to the lessons, and made huge improvements in the course of the day (while the sparks were flying. LOL!) What a sight!
  • div2div2 Posts: 2,580
    I'd say a good driver could use a TJ to humiliate more than a few poseurs(and in a straight line as well-a few hundred posts ago I told about sucking the headlights out of a Stratus R/T driven by some backward-capped doofus...). I also suspect a set of Pirelli Scorpions would sharpen up the handling even more, though I still don't think I'd take it to a track school :)
  • lvcheflvchef Posts: 52
    Hey All:
    I attend the SEMA Show in Las Vegas this week and saw a bunch of cool stuff for our Jeeps! They had every possible thing you could want for a Wrangler. I have a bunch of pictures from the show, about 7 or 8 of Wranglers, but again I dont know how to post so all can see. I hope this process isn't too complicated, would love to post em...
  • steverstever Posts: 52,683
    Check the pic posting instructions in the Town Hall help file. Biggest problem is finding a place to "host" the photos, since we don't. Tom may have some ideas, but he's prolly out wheeling with Ross Allen :-)

    Steve, Host
  • twylietwylie Posts: 619
    I can host photos for you on my server. Nothing crazy but a handful of pictures each is fine. Just email me to let me know that you want some photos hosted adn I'll give you an alternate eamil address where you can send them. Once I get them, I'll FTP them to my server and send you a URL back.

  • tsjaytsjay Posts: 4,591
    My friends, I saw something awful today at Turkey Bay. I am posting this so that if any of you operate a dune buggy, four wheeler, dirt bike, whatever, you will wear all the proper safety equipment and operate the vehicle in a safe manner.

    A guy was just flying down the long flat stretch at the entrance to Turkey Bay today, and he rolled his dune buggy.

    There is a huge, level field to your right as you enter Turkey Bay OHV Area, and this is where people park and unload their Jeep, four wheelers, or whatever. This is where a lot of people hang out and wait for others to arrive. Most of this area is grass, but on the northern side, there is a long, wide gravel and dirt area.

    This guy in the dune buggy was going really fast, and I guess he thought he didn't have room to stop before reaching the trees at the east end of the long gravel stretch. He locked up his brakes and turned the steering wheel hard left. This sent him into a roll, and he was apparently only wearing the lap belt portion of his harness.

    As the dune buggy rolled, his upper body and arms were hanging out of the vechicle. He looked like a rag doll being tossed around. It was NOT something anyone would want to see.

    I will skip the gorey details, but he was hurt so badly that they had to take him out in a helicopter.


    Let's keep this guy and his family in our prayers.

  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,059
    I'll second that advice!

    tidester, host
  • tsjaytsjay Posts: 4,591
    Now that I have my new digi and am trying to learn some of the "tricks of the trade," I would like some recommendations for photo editing software.

    I would like to be able to shoot and store in higher resolution but be able to resize my pics to something suitable for emailing or posting on web sites. I don't think I will want to do much of anything fancy as far as editing, just maybe red eye correction and maybe some cropping.



    Have you hugged your Jeep today?
  • twylietwylie Posts: 619
    Sorry Microsoft Photo Editor didn't work for you. It looks like the price has gone up since I bought it, but ACDSee is a full feature photo suite and can be bought over the web ($50) for download (15 meg I think). It offers everything you need and then some. Not the cheapest, but very nice software.

  • 01r101r1 Posts: 280
    Sounds terrible about what happened, it's unfortunate he wasn't strapped in better. Sometimes people get carried away 'having fun' and don't think about the safety of themselves and others, what a shame. We'll wish him the best from out West.

    I use Photoshop 7.0 for all my digital work, it's very powerful. But, it's not user friendly and takes considerable time to wade through all the functions/features to do what you want.

    For quick and dirty photo editing, including resolution changes and cropping, Microsoft's PhotoDraw is great. That came part of their Office 2000 Premium suite, if you have access to that.

    Of course there is a lot of shareware titles out there to choose from, some being better than others, check There are some small little freeware progs that will do batch resizing, which is really handy if you're about to post a bunch of pics.

  • tsjaytsjay Posts: 4,591
    Thanks! Will check out that link.


    Have you hugged your Jeep today?
  • it's wheelerman, there's a lot of dumb drivers at hollister hills . i went to h.h. yesterday and man was it nuts! i have never drove my jeep in the mud before .so on sat. it was sunny so i went to h.h. and there was a lot of jeeps and whatever else . i had a lot of fun . tom did you ever go look at the photos from the trip ?
  • tsjaytsjay Posts: 4,591
    Which pics are ya talkin' about? I have seen some of the pics at Rob's site.


    Have you hugged your Jeep today?
  • mtngalmtngal Posts: 1,911
    I use Photoshop 6.0, and far prefer it to Microsoft Photo Editor. I've been using it for a number of years - started with version 3.0. That version came with a lovely tutorial which I worked through (that was fun for me) and taught me the basics of controlling the program. You can do a fair amount (like resizing) by just looking at the menus, and some (but certainly not all) of it is intuitive. If you know someone connected to a school they can get the academic version at a very reasonable price (one of my favorite shopping places - the student store's computer department).

    I know what you mean about people getting into trouble through ignorance. I had a long conversation with some very nice people who tried to drive up one of the dirt roads around here. They had never been on the road before, and believed the mountain biker who said that someone else had gone up the road with a trailer. What the biker didn't say was that the previous driver was hauling a small trailer with quads on it - not a 30 foot travel trailer like what they had!

    Now that hunting season is over (well, it will be in a few more hours), and they've reopened the Angeles National Forest, things should settle down around here. My poor dog is going stir crazy with only getting walks around the block instead of hitting the trails. And that is because there are always a couple of stupid hunters out there. Like those 'wheelers who do destructive things, they give their sport a bad name.
  • I have a 94 Wrangler and I am getting water in the cab via the vent on the hood by the window. I guess the water gets vaccumed into the vent and leaks through the vent holes and heat box. Does anyone know what I could do to keep the water from coming in? And also, I just bought an Ultra top and I have an inch gap between the windsheild and the tophalf soft door in the corner that makes alot of noise along with a gap between the rear gate and plastic window(I installed the wether molding that came with the kit, but there is still a big gap). Any help would be awesome.
  • tsjaytsjay Posts: 4,591
    Welcome! Sorry, but I can't help ya, since I have never owned a YJ. My fist ever Jeep is the one I have now, an 01 Sport.

    Hope someone else in here has something for ya. All I wanted to do was say hi and welcome. Stick around and join the "family."


    Have you hugged your Jeep today?
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