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#13916 of 23397 Re: Camp Jeep Photos [dave__]
Aug 25, 2004 (5:10 am)
I'm not sure about the air bags in the 2004's. My '98 has the switch, but I know it has the old air bags, and they changed them to a different type a year or 2 later. I understand the current ones are less dangerous to smaller occupants (like me).
There isn't much reason to wait for the 2005's to come out mechanically, so if you like the black flares, then get the 2004. I can't think of any reason (other than perhaps financially) to wait, so go for it!
We've definitely decided to put the Taco up for sale early next month (we have to be home long enough to sell it and that won't happen until after Labor Day). So it looks like we are really getting closer to being a 2 Jeep home, probably a 2 Wrangler family - I think my financial caution will win out and we'll go with the Unlimited rather than the Grand.
Aug 25, 2004 (6:08 am)
Nice pics. Nice narrative too. My pics are up on webshots. I would have liked a sunset shot like yours, but my TJ had no windows and the paint was anything but reflective. hehe
My pics are now up in Webshots at http://community.webshots.com/user/skimblz_
#13918 of 23397 Re: Camp Jeep Photos [mtngal]
Aug 25, 2004 (6:44 am)
mtngal- Great pics and commentary! Sounds and looks like those new tires did the job.
Looking at all your pics (Paul's too) makes me want to play hookie and take mine out. It's been at least a month, maybe two, since my Jeep has seen dirt.
#13919 of 23397 Want some of my dirt? :)
Aug 25, 2004 (7:22 am)
Mine is still covered and probably will be until 2 weeks from now (Ensenada Mexico this weekend and Mexico, Missouri next weekend).
#13920 of 23397 Re: Camp Jeep Photos [mtngal]
Aug 25, 2004 (7:23 am)
Great pics! I'm thinking of going to next years. It sounds like you had a much better time than the folks who went to the east coast camp...
#13921 of 23397 I think mtngal's pics
Aug 25, 2004 (7:24 am)
were more artistic than mine. My son and I divided the photography duty (I didn't take any while driving on the trails. )
I'm still trying to figure out my flash on that thing too.
#13922 of 23397 Re: Camp Jeep Photos [dave__]
Aug 25, 2004 (7:25 am)
Unless you get an SE with no backseat you will not get a cut-off switch. The new airbags are two stage, I think. So they're much safer. An 11 year old weighing 80 pounds should be safe. Just move the seat all the way back...
Besides the flairs the only real difference for 05 is the 6 speed manual tranny.
Aug 25, 2004 (7:45 am)
Paul - My Wrangler is clean - we treated him to a bath on Sunday.
I thought your photos were great - I was envious of your pictures from the top looking down on the site. All of my trail photos were from the C trail - my other half drove which left me free to take photos. He didn't take any of me driving on the easy trail, he only sort of knows where the shutter is on my camera. And I was envious of the one you took of the obstacle course and the Jeep they are using in the movie Sahara - a far more interesting perspective than mine.
I highly recommend going to Camp Jeep - I want to return next year.
Thanks, keats, for bringing up the 6 speed manual tranny - I had forgotten about that. Since I'm looking at the Unlimited and will most likely get an auto, I didn't think about it. Besides, I have the 5 speed manual on my '98 and am perfectly happy with it.
Aug 25, 2004 (9:22 am)
as one who drove the steep hills, a manual was definitely interesting. When I stalled it (cuz I was in 2nd gear instead of first). Starting up again and rolling back a bit on that steep hill was interesting to say the least.
#13925 of 23397 Stopping and starting on a hill
Aug 25, 2004 (10:27 am)
Paul, the four banger may not be "torquey" enough at idle RPM to do this, but the 4.0 L sure is... You can keep your foot on the brake to prevent roll back while easing out on the clutch. As soon as you feel the Jeep trying to pull forward, take your foot off the brake and go to the gas pedal. The six cylinder engine makes enough power at just idle RPM to allow you to do that. Don't know about the four cylinder engine.
With just a little practice, you will be able to re-start up a hill with no roll back at all.
This can also be done using the emergency brake, but if yours is like mine, it wouldn't begin to hold you on a steep hill.
Have you hugged your Jeep today?