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#17354 of 23397 wrangler1 and demon
May 18, 2005 (5:12 am)
Wrangler1, yep satellite is the way to go. Most of the stuff on my Jeep is aftermarket. It was in pretty sad shape when I got it, but I knew I could do something with it. I have pics in my Webshots about it (with before, during, and a few recent pics) at http://community.webshots.com/user/skimblz_ Just look for the 97 Wrangler album. If you have any questions about stuff I've done, feel free to ask. While I've bought and installed most mods, a few things I've built - hand throttle, rear trunk under the tonneau, things like that..
demon, under the hood, there really isn't TOO much you can do. A snorkel will get you cleaner air from higher up, but if you want to use it for water crossings, you really need to waterproof your electricals. Dry air w/o water won't do a thing if your wiring is soaked under muddy water. Air intakes MIGHT provide a little cooler air, but that is about it. K&N filters are generally a bad idea for offroad vehicles unless you really like dirt in your air intakes by your throttle body. Throttle body spacers won't really help a fuel-injected engine too much.
Probably the best thing you can do to get more power to the wheels is to regear, especially if you have 3.07 or 3.73 gearing with larger tires.
As for Camp Jeep on the road, I went to the first Camp Jeep CA last year in 2004. So did mtngal. We finally got to meet! I have some pics at the above link under .... drum roll... Camp Jeep! The On the Road version may be a bit scaled back and may not have the trail rides, but it was a blast. The food, the entertainment, the vendors (loved Warren Miller's tent!), the exhibits and historical Jeeps, the activity stuff, and of course, the TRAIL RIDES! were truly a wonderful experience that brings smiles to my face just thinking about it. Take the family and enjoy it!
May 18, 2005 (5:16 am)
It doesn't look like the Camp Jeep on the Road will have as many great things to do as the full Camp Jeep, but if you've never been it sounds like it might be fun. It looks like it will mainly be the Jeep 101 course where you can drive their vehicles on an off-road course they've set up. That did help me decide to go with the Unlimited and got me to seriously consider the Liberty, and I would never have bought the electric green if it hadn't been for one that was parked right by the entrance, and I kept thinking how sharp it looked.
If I lived closer to Penn. I'd love to go to the Camp Jeep they are having there. Because they won't have all the extras there are at the real Camp Jeeps (trail rides, Corporate people to talk to and camping surrounded by other Jeep owners at the event campground) I probably won't go to the one in San Diego. But if someone were to twist my arm...
#17357 of 23397 Re: My Jeep [oldscout2]
May 18, 2005 (6:00 am)
Thanks, Old Scout, mine is an '04. The Rubicon flares are different than the flares on a standard TJ. They are wider. There is a debate about Rubi flares. Are they painted black or just black plastic? I think they're painted black just like the early 05's were painted dark khaki. You probably won't find black tops on the light khaki metallic readily available on a dealer lot, but you can order an 06 when they switch over.
#17358 of 23397 Re: Lift Fabtech vs. Rubicon express [tsjay]
May 18, 2005 (6:23 am)
Ya I may go with just 33' tires and a 4 to 4.5" lift. I'm not looking for a jeep that looks like it could climb boulders on mars just a jeep that will get me through the Rubicon once or twice a year. We only live 1 1/2 hours away and I'll need to be driving this to work (only 10 miles twice a week). Mainly have you heard anything about going with the Fabtech lift or the Rubicon Express lift? I was told that if some parts break on the RE lift that you have to go to RE to get them but not true for the Fabtech lift? and also it would be about $700 cheaper for the Fabtech installed. p.s. are there any of you here near me in the Turlock/Modesto area? thanks again for your time, Mike A.
#17359 of 23397 Re: Hard Top Storage Hoist - Purchase or Build? [rankinhub]
May 18, 2005 (8:12 am)
Hey rankinhub - Thanks for the link to the hard top storage hoist product. I just ordered the manual pulley system. Based on the website, looks like a nice system and for the money, seems hard to beat even if I tried home-brewing something myself. Thanks again. Now, if I could just get the Wrangler Unlimited to go with it, I'd be all set!!! Man, waiting for delivery sure is tough!!!
#17360 of 23397 Re: Hard Top Storage Hoist - Purchase or Build? [jimlw2]
May 18, 2005 (11:20 am)
Hey, where is that link? I'm thinking of getting a sport w/dual tops, and was curious what hoist would cost, and how difficult they would be to install.... Would appreciate if you can post the link again!
#17361 of 23397 Re: Window Roll [embeeduece]
May 18, 2005 (11:36 am)
Thanks for the response. I am trying the window roll again. I believe that I did everything correctly but I have said that many times and I have been wrong. I just looked at my windows and the wrinkles on the side windows have disappeared and the rear window has one place that is wrinkled. Will follow your directions and see what happens. The concept is too good to not keep trying. Don't feel bad, its all fun. Go Easy, John
#17362 of 23397 Re: Window Roll [koolbreeze2]
May 18, 2005 (11:51 am)
Maybe heat has something to do with the wrinkling. I stored my windows in the window roll for 6 months during the winter and didn't have a single wrinkle, but the window roll was inside under a bed...
#17363 of 23397 Re: Window Roll [keats]
May 18, 2005 (12:07 pm)
Very possible. Will let you know how it works out. John