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#22478 of 23397 2001 Jeep Wrangler Sport Features
Jan 13, 2007 (11:42 pm)
Just bought 01 Jeep Wrangler Sport for $11,500 w/53K miles. Was this a good deal? Also, can any one tell me what the standard features are? This one has no console, automatic, sound bar w/Polk Speakers, and aftermarket radio/CD. Also, can anyone suggest best cleaner for soft top and proper way to clean windows? Last, can anyone tell me best way to store windows and top when it is taken off? Thanks. Any advice is appreciated.
Jan 14, 2007 (7:24 am)
I'm really having a tough time figuring out the best way to air up and air down my tires for the trails (32"). I saw the post about the Truck Air, but I've seen mixed reviews of it and most other electrical compressors.
Has anyone used the PowerTank? It looks like a great product, just a little on the pricey side.
What do most of you use? Or do you just drive back to the local gas station to air back up?
Thanks for the help,
#22480 of 23397 BF Goodrich tires
Jan 14, 2007 (9:23 am)
I own a 2002 Wrangler X. My original tires on it are I believe 215 75 15. I would like to upgrade the tires to possibly 30X9.5X15 or 31X10.5X15. My question is which will work? I am curious if things like the odometer and speedometer will still be accurate. Also, which would be best to stay closest to my current fuel economy.
Jan 14, 2007 (4:04 pm)
the weather has been so mild here in new england i'd been driving around topless a few days here and there. two nights ago i left her out without putting the top back on. it rained. the next morning she started up fine, i just had a wet jeep (and behind). during the day my horn started going continuously until i unplugged it under the hood. when it was time to go home at the end of the workday she started up but the airbag light was now on. this is where it gets interesting... later in the night i had to move the jeep to let my roommate out of the driveway, but the jeep wouldn't start. the interior lights work. the stereo works. the headlights work. the key doesn't turn.
my service station can sort me out monday morning, but i was wondering if anyone could guide me through a fix if it was a simple one.
keeping my fingers crossed,
#22482 of 23397 Re: Onboard Air [jeepgreen]
Jan 14, 2007 (4:13 pm)
The Truck Air is probably the best value in small 'plug in' type compressors, but it's certainly not the best choice.
To get a more efficient (i.e. faster) solution, you need to spend more money, period. Possible options are 'On Board Air' which uses an A/C compressor driven by the engine, the same compressor driven by a heavy duty electric motor, the Power Tank (or put together your own COČ system using component parts), a similar system but using a scuba tank and compressed air, and of course there are many h/d electric systems like Viair.
All the different systems have fairly obvious pros and cons, but it's hard to say one is 'better' than the other, just a question of which pros and cons suit you best.
Of course the ultimate solution is buy an AMG H1 which comes with it's own CTIS (Central Tire Inflation System), which allows you to inflate and deflate the tires on each axle independently on the fly. It does cost a little more than a Power Tank though!
#22483 of 23397 Re: BF Goodrich tires [briolence]
Jan 14, 2007 (4:28 pm)
My question is which will work?
Either will be fine.
I am curious if things like the odometer and speedometer will still be accurate.
No, but it can be corrected by changing the speedo drive gear in the transfer case.
Also, which would be best to stay closest to my current fuel economy.
#22484 of 23397 Re: caught in the rain [eastcoastdiver]
Jan 14, 2007 (4:32 pm)
That's a text book example of what happens when the dash, steering wheel and column get wet. Drying out is required obviously, but you may end up having to have the clock spring replaced. The clock spring resides at the top of the column and allows the wheel to remain electrically connected while turning.
#22485 of 23397 A #$%^ driving a hummer 2
Jan 14, 2007 (5:05 pm)
I was showing some friends where I go wheeling. We where on top of a hill where you can look down on the entire area. I saw and Jeep Cherokee muddying and from my stand point he should not have been out there. Look like dad's daily driver going for a joy ride. Well sure enough they got stuck! A hummer and Mercedes SUV drove past him on a dry parallel trail and never stopped to help. So... I drove down into the mudpit to pull him out. A 16 year old boy rolls down the window and says... I am from arkansas. Like that is suppose to be an excuse for being an idiot. Got him out but not happy with those to inconsiderate fatherless people in the Hummer and Mercedes... maybe there were afraid of getting stuck. Have pictures... not sure how to post them. I have a 4-door JK
#22486 of 23397 Re: A #$%^ driving a hummer 2 [2climbbig]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jan 14, 2007 (5:10 pm)
The easiest way to post pics is to host them on your CarSpace album and either send people there or link to them. There's even a copy/paste linking box there for pasting your photos in here.
Lots of the mudholes down South have rocky bottoms, so maybe that's his excuse? Not too swift driving through something when you don't know what's underneath you though. Good karma (Jeepma?) for you!
#22487 of 23397 Re: A #$%^ driving a hummer 2 [steve_]
Jan 14, 2007 (5:32 pm)