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#14588 of 23397 Couldn't find a red one..............
Sep 29, 2004 (4:57 pm)
..............but this black one shows the wheels, which are the main external difference.
As the legendary Jeep vehicle, Wrangler continues to deliver a one-of-a-kind feeling of fun, freedom and adventure. Building on that reputation, the Freedom Edition of the 2003 Jeep Wrangler is distinguished by body colored fender flares, a soft-top with full metal doors, fog lamps and tow hooks. Outlined white letter P225/75R15 Goodyear all-terrain tires mount on 15-inch chrome wheels.
Inside, the Jeep Wrangler Freedom Edition comes with air conditioning, Sentry Key® theft-deterrent system, easy access Fold-and-Tumble™ rear seat and a choice of Dark Slate Gray vinyl or cloth seating.
Under the hood is the legendary 4.0-liter Power Tech I-6 engine pumping out 190 horsepower (142 kW) at 4,600 rpm, and 235 lb.-ft (319 Nm) of torque at 3,200 rpm with a five-speed manual transmission. Jeep Wrangler Freedom Edition features the Command-Trac® part-time four-wheel drive system.
The entire Freedom Edition Jeep line will be available in red, silver, blue and black exterior colors. In addition, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Freedom Edition will also be available in Graphite Metallic.
Courtesy of: http://jeepin.com/news/freedom/index.asp
#14589 of 23397 the dealership called just to check on me.
Sep 29, 2004 (5:45 pm)
I was impressed, they called just to see that everything was ok, and ask if I had any questions. they also wanted to check to see that their staff was well trained. they also invited me to a sort of open house they have at the end of every month for all the people they sell vehicles to, to get acquanted with the dealership. its 2 hours away, in the middle of the week, so i passed on that, but they said if I was ever over that way at the end of the month to stop in.
I really never expected the service and follow up they have already given me and, they know their jeeps.
#14590 of 23397 Wiring suggestions?
Sep 29, 2004 (6:00 pm)
I like to mount an ag-style utility light to my back bumper to supplement the weak reverse lights. Any suggestions for how to safely (and as easily as possible!) wire something like this so it turns on when the factory lights turn on? Thanks!
Sep 29, 2004 (6:19 pm)
Hold on, are you SURE you would want that big light to come on automatically when you go into reverse? If you are in town, couldn't that be a problem? Looks like it would be better to have a switch for it on the dash???
Have you hugged your Jeep today?
#14592 of 23397 Re: Marcus [tsjay]
Sep 29, 2004 (6:26 pm)
Guess I'm not really sure why it would be a problem...I'm only thinking of a light somewhere in the range of 35-55 watts (no brighter than a common fog light). I guess I didn't think it would be all that big; I'm thinking roughly 5-6 inches in diameter. I'm open to input-what problems do foresee that I'm not thinking of? Thanks for the help!
Sep 29, 2004 (6:31 pm)
Just thought it might blind someone behind you in traffic, like if you were parallel parking or whatever. I guess I thought you were talking about a much brighter light.
Might not be a problem at all.
Have you hugged your Jeep today?
#14594 of 23397 Re: Couldn't find a red one.............. [mac24]
Sep 29, 2004 (6:40 pm)
Thanks. I appreciate the pic and info. John
#14595 of 23397 Re: Wiring suggestions? [mcrrt]
Sep 29, 2004 (7:29 pm)
Whether you want the more powerful lights to work together with, or independently of, your existing reversing lights, make sure you use a relay. Use a heavy gauge wire for the power and ground, and make sure to fuse the power wire close to the point it connects to positive supply. The relay can then be triggered either by your reverse light circuit, or an independent switch.
If you just connect the lights in parallel with the existing reversing lights you'll blow fuses........... or worse, you'll melt the wiring loom and have an interesting pyrotechnic display to boot!
#14596 of 23397 Re: Couldn't find a red one.............. [koolbreeze2]
Sep 29, 2004 (7:34 pm)
#14597 of 23397 Re: koolbreeze2 [koolbreeze2]
Sep 30, 2004 (2:57 am)
I think the Columbia Flares are a little darker than gunmetal. Their painted with a nice metal flake. No rack yet. Still refining my list of accessories. Will probably go with a Conga Cage.
Yours in Jeep Coolness,