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#22489 of 23397 Need Advice 2001 Jeep Wranger
Jan 14, 2007 (8:47 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,soft top, 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.
#22490 of 23397 Re: V6 by arizonajoe
Jan 15, 2007 (7:22 am)
The "new" 3.8L pushrod OHV V-6 is the Chrysler minivan standard motor, and has seen a lot of service in that application. I put 130,000 miles on a '95 van and I have 40,000 on my current van - no major problems. Since this motor has only been mounted transversely in front wheel drive vehicles, the fan is driven by an electric motor, not belt-driven. Under he hood, I have seen that the V-6 fits nicely in the Wrangler, with pretty good access to many maintenance items.
#22491 of 23397 Re: Need Advice 2001 Jeep Wranger [tkeith30]
Jan 15, 2007 (10:36 am)
Prices vary throughout the country, so it's hard to say. However, you'd better just take it for granted that the answer is 'yes', as anything else is going to make you unhappy.
As far as I remember you should have a console in a Sport, but I can't recall which were standard features and which were options. You can probably pick up a brochure for your model year on eBay.
You can buy a cover to protect the top when it's folded, and there are various bags, rolls, and cases to hold the windows. You can also put the windows between soft towels and either lay them flat or roll them up.
#22492 of 23397 Re: Need Advice 2001 Jeep Wranger [tkeith30]
Jan 15, 2007 (3:29 pm)
I have kind of a strange philosophy when it comes to prices of vehicles. I once owned a Toyota Tacoma that I absolutely hated. I bought it new for several hundred over invoice, so got a reasonably good deal but I couldn't wait to get rid of it (took 4 very long years before I could afford to dump it). As far as I was concerned, it wasn't worth the "good deal" - it wasn't worth 2 cents to me.
On the other hand, I bought a '98 Wrangler (early version) for $500 over dealers invoice. Even though I had guessed that it was an unwind, the dealership didn't actually admit it until we had already struck a deal. Since the vehicle had over 700 miles on it, it was legally a used car, so I got a lousy deal on it. But I loved that Jeep - it was worth every penny I paid for it and then some to me. I sadly sold it this summer (didn't need two Wranglers and we had bought a Fit to deal with the high price of gas). That vehicle was definitely worth the money I paid for it, no matter whether the "deal" was good or not.
#22493 of 23397 Re: Need Advice 2001 Jeep Wranger [mac24]
Jan 15, 2007 (6:36 pm)
you outta be able to find a used console out there on ebay or a salvage yard. I did a quick search for "jeep console" on EBAY and came up with many returns...factory and aftermarket.
#22494 of 23397 Re: caught in the rain [mac24]
Jan 16, 2007 (6:24 am)
Thanks mac. I brought it to the dealer, they said the problem could be caused by a number of things, rent a car from us it'll be a few days. I said a friend had the same problem and it just needed a new clock spring, and to start there first. My jeep was ready in 2 hours. $0 b/c still under warranty. Thanks again mac.
#22495 of 23397 Re: Need Advice 2001 Jeep Wranger [tkeith30]
Jan 16, 2007 (6:52 am)
As for console, if there is no center console, fork over the ponies for a Tuffy security console. It replaces the stock one completely, so if you don't have one, installation is a LOT easier .
You can securely store things in it and it looks good too!
Best soft top cleaner would be something formulated for that kind of stuff. I use some simple green with water, scrub with a soft brush. Rinse, repeat. Then I use 303 Protectant to keep the UV from messing it up.
For the windows, a CLEAN SOFT rag with SOAP and WATER. Do NOT use ammonia based cleaners.
For the windows, I usually keep them in back and roll them up. My roll has soft cloth between the layers. When I have my top OFF and am running the safari top, I have a storage bag I keep all that in.
#22496 of 23397 Re: A #$%^ driving a hummer 2 [2climbbig]
Jan 16, 2007 (6:55 am)
Keep in mind, those GC's are very capable offroad, but a number of factors can affect it.
1. Driver skill. Looking at their expressions, I suspect they thought they knew what they were doing, but were in a bit over their heads.
2. Tires. No stock tire for the Grand Cherokee is gonna work in mud like that. Boggers or Mud Terrains are required.
That you stopped and helped is admirable. That the others didn't is deplorable. Realize that there are new folks to wheeling and not everybody knew it all when starting, especially those who are just wanting to see how much their Jeeps can take!
#22497 of 23397 Re: Onboard Air [jeepgreen]
Jan 16, 2007 (8:24 am)
As mac mentioned, there are options:
1. CO2 tank.
Easily transportable and can be used for other vehicles.
Properly equipped with adjustable regulator, can be used to run air tools.
Can be cheaper to build
Have to refill
Limited amount of CO2 to use
Needs storage space to carry
2. On board compressor - this would be like using an old AC compressor, like a York 210 compressor to inflate tires and such.
Very efficient and fast
Doesn't require additional storage, unless you use a tank to store air ready for use instead of directly from the compressor
Unlimited air supply
Can be very costly for proper installation
More possibilities for leaks in system
Requires more labor/effort to setup
Requires (usually) modification to engine air box setup
I went with CO2 as I don't wheel often enough to justify a full OBA setup. Nor do I run air tools. I got my setup built (did it myself) for:
$75.00 for a 10 LB CO2 tank (NEW)
$45.00 for a 150 psi fixed regulator (NEW)
$10.00 for a 25' coil hose and air chuck
Compared to over $200-$300 for a 'name brand' CO2 setup, I like my setup.
So for about $130, I have a good working setup. I have a friend who is going to make me a storage rack that will mount up to my Jeeperman bumper and sit outside the Jeep.
#22498 of 23397 Re: Onboard Air [erickpl]
Jan 16, 2007 (9:04 am)
I still like my last option!