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Jeep Wrangler, SUV
#3533 of 23397 Still potential Jeep owner
Jul 18, 2001 (2:56 pm)
Hey Jeffer2 here. I was here earlier this year asking questions about Wranglers, and I still read the posts every so often. I've been preparing for a career change so I probably won't get a Jeep until next year, however I'm still interested.
These posts about the front seats have me wondering if the 2002s will have the same problem.
Glad to see the number of Jeep owners has increased quite a bit in the last few months.
Later - Jeffer2
#3534 of 23397 cam sensor.. formerly distributor
Jul 18, 2001 (4:38 pm)
That is why I got the extended warranty, if that electronic crap strands us some where at least I know I will get towed to where I can get it fixed/replaced and get subsidized for the motel bill.
We checked out the seats, they don't seem to be askew.
#3535 of 23397 Jeffer2
Jul 18, 2001 (6:23 pm)
Hi, Dude! Nice to hear from you again. How you been?
Get a Jeep!!!!
Have you hugged your Jeep today?
Oh, the Jeep seats are made that way so that the ladies can ride side saddle.
#3536 of 23397 Spare Tire Cover
Jul 18, 2001 (10:42 pm)
Hey Mary Ann
First of all, welcome to the board! I think you'll find this place a priceless wealth of information about your Wrangler. It's gotten more and more popular, to the point that it's getting hard for me to keep up!
To answer your question, I went to a sign and banner place here in L.A. and told them what I wanted. They said I should provide them with the artwork/design and they had a number of options for doing this. I don't recall them all, but I opted to give them an Adobe Illustrator file since I work with graphic design a lot. If you aren't familiar with Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop or other computer graphics programs, you might be able to simply draw what you want and then they could do the design for you. As for the cover itself, I got it from Quadratec and had the option of a denim finish or a vinyl finish. The sign place recommended vinyl, since I believe they will be doing a plastic or acrylic transfer to actually make the image. Another option I've heard of is to have someone do an airbrush design. I thought that would look a little too "Hey look what my cousin did for me" as opposed to looking professional, so I opted for the plastic transfer. I'm currently waiting for the cover itself before I take it to the sign place, so I'll keep you updated as the process moves along. I'm still wondering if a 28" cover will fit my P225/75 R15 tires, but the guy at Quadratec said I can exchange it if it doesn't fit. Hope that helps!
Again, welcome to the board.
Jul 19, 2001 (4:03 am)
I looked at my seats yesterday, and they appear to be turned outwards also. Weird.
Jul 19, 2001 (7:03 am)
Check out this link. The cover should work fine. Just make sure you check it before you have the work done to it.
I think the shocks that come with procomp lifts suck. Unless you want rather stiff ride the lift will work fine. If you don't look at another kit or different shocks for it.
Why not do a spring spacer lift? Rubicon Express or Teraflex both have them.
Jul 19, 2001 (11:43 am)
Hey Tom or anyone who goes to Gill's site, what's up with the site? I got this strange thing when I tried to get on the site that said Hacked by the Chinese, no lie. It also said a website address called 'worm'. let me know if anyone else has noticed this.
#3541 of 23397 peeling paint
Jul 19, 2001 (12:20 pm)
I have a '99 Sport and both side mirrors are losing the paint off the metal bracket that mounts to the door. I've noticed other Wranglers having the same problem. Each time I visit the car wash (manual) I lose more paint. It appears the bracket is a cast metal which doesn't provide a suitable surface for painting. Will the dealer replace these and has anyone else had this happen?
Secondly, I have the vinyl seats which are miserable in the summer. I would much rather have the cloth seats, but it's obviously too late for that. I don't like seat covers because they never stay in place and don't make the seat any cooler. Is it possible to buy cloth replacement seats from an aftermarket?
#3542 of 23397 dfahy68 - mirrors & seats
Jul 19, 2001 (12:50 pm)
I've read on JU that the mirrors peeling is a common occurance and your dealer should replace them during your warranty period. After that, you'll have to remove them and paint them yourself.
As far as aftermarket seats, the catalogers such as quadratec.com or 4wd.com offer many different kinds of replacement seats. Generally the seats and the mounting brackets are sold separately so that each seat can be used in a CJ, YJ, or TJ depending on which mounting kit you get. The aftermarket seats look nice, but a lower cost alternative might be to call around to some junkyards to see if they have a TJ with seats in your color choice. Just make sure you dont' get the crooked ones <grin>. They may even give you trade on your vinyl ones.
Good luck with both items.