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#21970 of 23393 Re: Jeep Wrangler with kids in car seats [cjurica]
Aug 23, 2006 (8:04 am)
I drive a Wrangler Sport and have since 2001. My first daughter was born in 2001 and my second in 2002. I have driven them to daycare everyday in the jeep. Is it hard to get them in and out? Yes, but it is all in what you are used to. I have to physically climb into the back and unbuckle them from their seats and get them out. I am used to it and it's no problem. I have lost the ability to remove or fold and tumble my backseat very often because that means complete removal and eventual reinstallation of their car seats. This means the lack of storage issue faced in all Wranglers is compounded. We use my wife's car for almost all weekend errands and trips etc.
One other issue is don't expect a young child or baby to love that open air as much as you will. It is much windier in the back than the front and they are much more dlicate in terms of that as well as sun etc.
I love my jeep or I would have long ago traded it for something more practical. It is do-able and I have never felt like my kids were unsafe but there are some "issues" you will have to be willing to put up with. Worth it for me when I do get to take the top down and enjoy a beautiful day. Or slip into 4wd and enjoy a crappy day.
#21971 of 23393 Re: Jeep Wrangler with kids in car seats [jplyman]
Aug 23, 2006 (8:26 am)
That Unlimited is awsome, it is a lot cooler then my Tahoe.
#21972 of 23393 Re: Jeep Wrangler with kids in car seats [cjurica]
Aug 23, 2006 (9:54 am)
I think the Unlimited is awesome - and with my 4 year old I find it easier to get him in and out of his car seat than the my old Audi A4 - lot more room
Also, you should be able to pick up an Unlimted at a great price I paid 22,500 for my Unlimted with the H package and 6 CD changer - that one now could probably be had at 21,500 to 22,000.
Look at Jeep.com and you can the different models and dealer search - you can also see the 2007 Wrangler - I perfer the 2006 unlimited model and it will soon become a classic - I'm not wild on the 4 doors - and being a new model could be buggy (I used to own a 2000 GC and it was buggy).
Once you get bit by the "wrangler fever" you can't get rid of it.
#21973 of 23393 Shifter problems
Aug 24, 2006 (4:50 pm)
I have had my 4" lift on my 06 unlimited for a while now and I was having trouble with the shifter not staying in 2nd and 4th gear. I did lower the transfer case when I got the lift, so im assuming thats thats the problem. How hard is it to either adjust the shifter or get a longer one so that I can fix the problem so that the shifter will not hit the body and get knocked out of gear. I didn't want to take it apart without knowing how in depth a project it would be. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.
#21974 of 23393 Re: Shifter problems [brettz]
Aug 24, 2006 (5:01 pm)
The best solution is to return the t/c to its original position, which will return the lost ground clearance and aleviate and t/c shifting problems, then deal with the vibration issues using a correctly engineered solution i.e. drivetrain modifications.
However, you may get away with modifying the trim around the shifter boot, or possibly bending the shifter itself. There is no adjustment. A local welder may cut and sleeve the shifter for you. Also, both B&M and Hurst make a short throw shifter for earlier models so you might want to check with them.
#21975 of 23393 Re: bummer [steve_]
Aug 25, 2006 (12:46 pm)
I would have bought one. Always did like the look of the old style Jeep truck.
#21976 of 23393 Re: Shifter problems [mac24]
Aug 25, 2006 (12:49 pm)
Thanks Mac. I checked it out and found out from the manufactuer that I can bend the shifter 2-4 degrees to the front and that should fix the problem and would be the easiest.
Aug 26, 2006 (12:56 pm)
Martin, Tom, Paul and anyone else who can help.
I have been hearing a clunking noise from the right front of my 2000 TJ when I hit moderate bumps. I have traced it to the connection between the top of thelink you disconnect(I don't know it's name) and the sway bar. I tried to tighten it, but the nut seems to be bottomed out or out of treads. It looks like there is a grommet between the bar and the link. My guess is I need to replace it (probably both sides). So, what do I need to buy or fix?
Remember, I don't do off road stuff, so I have never messed with that area. I would like to have any parts before I take it apart.
#21978 of 23393 Re: Sway Bar Noise [wheelsdown]
Aug 26, 2006 (2:34 pm)
Martin, Tom, Paul and anyone else who can help.
The Tomster has been way too quiet lately - maybe this will prompt him to get back into the fray!
#21979 of 23393 Re: Sway Bar Noise [tidester]
Aug 26, 2006 (2:45 pm)
Yep, I hope so.