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#16839 of 23397 Re: buying a used 1989 wrangler [jeepwannabe]
Apr 25, 2005 (12:38 pm)
You are most welcome.
If there is any way for you to spend around $7K, you could get yourself a TJ (1997 or up). TJ's have coil springs all the way around instead of leaf springs. This makes them much more capable in stock condition for off roading compared to a stock YJ or a stock CJ. Also, you get a much better ride with the coil springs. So, even if you don't plan to offroad, there is an advantage to the TJ.
Have you hugged your Jeep today?
#16840 of 23397 Re: Last Order Date for 05 Jeeps? [karlw90]
Apr 25, 2005 (1:08 pm)
Just called my salesman from four years ago when I bought Thelma Jane, and he says no cut off date has been announced yet for Wranglers.
He says you'd better be getting your order in before long, though. He said normally it would be May 15th or around that time for cut off. It depends to a large extent, I guess, as to how many orders they have. As soon as they have enough orders to get them to their summer shutdown, that's it.
Have you hugged your Jeep today?
#16841 of 23397 Re: Outside gas cans [mac24]
Apr 25, 2005 (1:45 pm)
I understand the expansion in the sun...these are tightly sealed cans with no breathers which are being sold and used by 4X4 shops and are used by the military on their Jeeps and other vehicles. (Can't imagine the military taking these things off all the time in the sun) I guess the questions would be how much will the gas expand if the cans are only filled to about 90% capacity and what is the danger except when trying to open one with all that pressure...could certainly let them cool down via driving. Hiding them and burying them is an option always. I just keep getting the answer at shops "never had that question, just leave them on in the sun" and I know gas expands greatly in high temperatures like 105 in Utah.
Apr 25, 2005 (2:50 pm)
I suppose you can call me a newbie also. I have owned and enjoyed my 2000 Wrangler Sport for 5 years and have been intrigued with the improved ride quality and storage space on the Unlimiteds. Got the "itch" about 2 months ago but simply could not find an Unlimited with the right equipment and color anywhere up down the East coast. I searched probably 200 dealer's inventory through Jeep.com to no avail. I wanted a lt. khaki or white Unlimited with auto trans (so my wife would also enjoy driving), hardtop, cruise, 7 speaker upgrade and security group. Just about every Jeep found was missing one of these deal breakers.
Finally found 2 possible candidates on the web on Friday in Chantilly, VA (1 white Unlimited with right equipment and a Unlimited Rubicon Sahara Edition) on Fair Oaks Chrysler-Jeep's website. Loaded up the wife and away we went early Saturday morning for the 350 mile round trip. Upon arrival, the white Unlimited was gone already and sitting at the front door was the khaki Unlimitied Rubicon Sahara. Looks exactly like the one on Jeeps website. It was love at first site but $32,600 MSRP it was a hard swallow. Oh well, got the keys, opened the door for the new vehicle smell, and others started gathering around. Took out for the test drive. I was impressed with the machine....really impressed. It was equipped right, color right and looks just like the one on Jeeps website.
Salesman was not pushy and asked how I liked it. I basically told him that if they could make the numbers work, they could mark it sold. I knew better than cloud the waters with a trade. You just aren't going to get your best deal when a trade is involved. Bottom line is they sold the Rubicon Sahara to me for 1% below invoice and deducted $2,250 in rebates. Although still much more $ than I originally planned on spending on a whim, I am the happy owner of another awesome Jeep....at 54 yrs old. Wife loves it too. Our driveway now looks like a Jeep convention. 2005 Rubi Sahara, 2002 Liberty Ltd and 2000 Wrangler Sport loaded ...now for sale.
Advise.....the itch is hard to overcome for Jeep lovers because my Sport is still like new with only 26,000 miles. Did I really buy another one? Someone please tell this ol' fart that I am not stupid or ready for the home yet. Hey Tom, got 3 of these puppies to hug today.
Harlan in Maryland
#16843 of 23397 Re: Finally bit the bullet [05rubisahara]
Apr 25, 2005 (3:20 pm)
Camp Jeep '05 at Harlan's Place!!!
No one here's going to tell you to check into the home. Sounds like you got an awesome deal, so how can you possibly go wrong? Just make sure you leave enough room in the driveway for a Jeep Rescue if they ever build it.
Happy Jeeping (and Jeeping and Jeeping).
#16844 of 23397 Re: Finally bit the bullet [05rubisahara]
Apr 25, 2005 (4:02 pm)
Ok Harlan,,,someone has to ask this ....how much for the 2000 and what color
///yeah ..color is important.....and congrats on the new one....
our we allowed to do this on this site? tooo late!
#16845 of 23397 Re: Gearing vs. tire size [tsjay]
Apr 25, 2005 (4:03 pm)
Thanks for the reply Tom and Mac. I figured that would be the response. I am currently running 28" and may stay with that but move from the GSA's to something else without the raised white lettering.I hate to lose ANY power. I will probably keep talking to other Jeepers I meet and see if any are running bigger tires with the 3.07 and listen to what they have to say. I have printed out your response Tom for any future decision I may make. I appreciate the time and effort on your part to explain the ups and downs of any changes. Welcome to all the new Jeeps folks. This is a great forum with useable information from honest and enthusiastic people. A rarity nowadays. Have Fun & Go Easy. John
Apr 25, 2005 (4:20 pm)
Tom, Thanks for all your help, I appreciate it alot, Im not very mechanically inclinded.
Mac, not sure which service schedule..i just drive...change oil every 3000 miles..etc i currently have 36K miles on tazz right now, and its a automatic tranny. Had tazz for 4 years in June.
Apr 25, 2005 (5:10 pm)
The coolant thing and the tranny fluid change are biggies, if they have not yet been done.
You will prolong the life of that auto tranny by having the fluid changed about every 30K miles. Mac? Agree or not?
Have you hugged your Jeep today?
#16848 of 23397 Re: Finally bit the bullet [05rubisahara]
Apr 25, 2005 (5:13 pm)
You are a man after my own heart! You are totally awesome!
Best of luck with that puppy and best of luck in selling that 00. Sounds like it would make someone a fine Jeep, with only 26K miles on it.
Have you hugged your Jeep(s) today?