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Jeep Wrangler, SUV
#23353 of 23393 Re: sort top tru the car wash? [staceken]
Dec 18, 2011 (7:08 am)
Can I bring my sort top TJ through a car wash?
You should be ok with the 'touchless' type.
P.S. Proof reading before posting is always a good idea.
#23354 of 23393 Re: My New Jeep [staceken]
Dec 23, 2011 (9:41 am)
Hello! I too, am about to buy a Wrangler [mid 90's]! Do you mind telling me what your bargain price was you paid? I am looking at 4000.00 for mine. Higher mileage than yours and older, but it looks and runs sharp. Any thoughts would be welcomed.
#23355 of 23393 I can try to help!
Dec 27, 2011 (8:57 am)
Good luck and welcome the the world of "Jeep Pride".
We searched for a long time to find the right Jeep at the right price. We also had a wonderful friend help us out who is an Auto-Broker of sorts and deals with car buying and selling all the time.
We traveled from our home in Connecticut; 2 hours South West to New Jersey to look at a CJ. (too expensive) Then we traveled 3 hours back North to Massachusetts to look at another CJ. (Junk) On our way home, we got a call from someone 15 minutes from our house selling a '99 TJ. We bought that one cash on site for $3,500
The most challenging part of the ordeal was sticking to our budget. My experienced friend, Bill, was very helpful. Our budget was between 3,000 and 4,000...not a penny more. You'll find junks with rotted frames for 1,000, 2,000 or even 3,000...and you'll find nicely restored CJ's for 7,8,9K! You'll see some TJ's at $5,000 to $15,000...Stick to your budget!!!! There is one out there!
If your looking for a TJ, I suggest looking in a lot of places, and take your time. Craigslist; local papers; specialized Jeep sites; and keep posting in the blogs, you may find a seller who has your interest in mind.!
I'll speak to my friend, Bill and see if he is willing to help you out (via email and/or phone). (He does have a lot of experience...and connections!) Let me know your contact info and I might be able to put you in touch.
Good luck and have a great holiday.
PS: The coolest thing about Jeep ownership is the "wave". Check it out! (Jeep owners wave to each other almost always!)
Dec 27, 2011 (1:57 pm)
I have a 2001 Jeep Wrangler with a 4.0L engine. I bought it from an individual who had started the process of installing single exhaust headers. He did have the dual oxygen sensors installed into the header where the front 3 and rear 3 cylinders would see the correct sensor. My question and problem is this; if I install both downstream o2 sensors in the single exhaust pipe downstream of the header, will this prevent the computer from regulating fuel enrichment correctly.
My fear is that the oxygen sensors downstream of the header in the comingled exhaust gases will trigger 1/2 of the injectors to add fuel and the other sensor will see the exhaust as too rich and lean out the opposite 3 cylinders.
Is there a fix for this problem or will there be a problem with this setup?
#23357 of 23393 Re: Checking In [mac24]
Jan 09, 2012 (12:07 pm)
I've been out of the loop for a bit, but I'm still here too.
Kermit is still running and finally back in the garage. Had a runin with another Jeep a few years ago and hosed up my front bumper and light hoop a bit, but my friend and I built a custom stinger and grille hoop for it. Also built a rear deck setup that now holds a cargo basket above the tonneau cover. GREAT for holding my recovery gear and cooler and making them easily accessible.
Also got a new passenger fender and hood to fix the messed up ones from my flop a few years ago. Plans this year include a new belly up setup, flat fenders, and an upgraded front cage with reinforced stock cage in back.
TSJAY sold his Thelma Jane TJ a few weeks ago. He lost the love for offroading after Ross Allen (his dog) passed away. He still frequents another site though.
#23358 of 23393 Re: Checking In [erickpl]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jan 09, 2012 (9:13 pm)
Pretty slick. Say hi to Tom for us.
#23359 of 23393 Re: Checking In [steve_]
Jan 10, 2012 (7:17 am)
This past year was really busy so I didn't get to play in the dirt as much as I wanted. My one big trip saw my TJ get flooded inside with mud halfway up the back of the tub. Had to totally take the interior out to clean it up and spray out the mud. Fortunately, the amplifiers survived.
#23360 of 23393 Re: Checking In [erickpl]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jan 10, 2012 (7:53 am)
My '74 Jeep was good for me in lots of ways. I had the shop weld on some pipes to the front and rear bumpers and kludged together a canoe rack out of pipes. When the wipers failed, I tore into the motor housing, and replaced the rotting gas tank myself. Never was especially handy with cars, but everything is "right there" with a Jeep.
So when I needed better racks for my little Tercel, I had no problem drilling holes in the roof to attach some homemade rack brackets. First thing I did with my new Quest was to screw in a bunch of D rings on the inside to hold cargo out of the way. 9 hay bales inside? No biggie.
The CJ-5 taught me that there's not much use keeping a new car pristine if you want to get some utility out of it. Plus you may get rear-ended any time, so why sweat it?
Somehow I doubt that I'll ever get that much mud in the van, but I do know how to take the seats and carpet out.
Winches, brush catchers, can holders, radio rigs, lifts and roll bars. Those are the popular mods I can think of off-hand. What else?
#23361 of 23393 Re: Checking In [steve_]
Jan 10, 2012 (8:17 am)
So when I needed better racks for my little Tercel, I had no problem drilling holes in the roof to attach some homemade rack brackets.
OHHHHHHHH! That made me cringe big time!
While I often mod our vehicles, I always do it in such a way that it can easily be returned to original, even if a panel or piece of trim has to be replaced.
It's pretty hard to go back from a bunch of holes drilled in the roof.
Still, you're entitled to do what you like to your own car, so I'm making no personal critisism here.
#23362 of 23393 Re: Checking In [mac24]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jan 10, 2012 (8:46 am)
Well, it's not like it's a structural alteration. And even Yakima makes brackets intended to be permanently attached to the roof. A little silicone and you're good to go. Safer than a sunroof for avoiding leaks down the road.
C'mon Mac, even my minivan has factory drilled holes in the roof for the (mostly worthless) OEM rack.
Just measure twice before drilling.