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Jeep Wrangler, SUV
Oct 22, 2002 (9:51 am)
When I ordered my 02 Sahara last December I paid invoice and still received the option of the rebate or the 0% financing. The 7/70 warranty was also included. I ordered the 5 speed with the Dana 44 and trac lock, even went for the dual top option. Being a Sahara it came with most of bells and whistles. I haven't found anything I would change if I ordered another Wrangler. I just wish the 4 wheel disks were an option in 2002.
The Wrangler has been over the mountain passes near Ouray, CO and on the trails at Camp Jeep 2002. It is amazing what these vehicles are capable of doing! I would recommend a trip to next year's Camp Jeep for any Jeep owner. It was well worth the money and the time.
#7174 of 23393 TOO QUIET!
Oct 22, 2002 (5:49 pm)
Everyone run out of something to say?
Gosh, I liked all the posting we were having the last couple days. Why is everyone so quiet all of a sudden?
Have you hugged your Jeep today?
#7175 of 23393 What a Weekend!!!
Oct 22, 2002 (6:23 pm)
Boy oh boy did I have a Terrible weekend! I went off roading in the BLM land near my house. i was doing some average wheelin, when I saw a trail heading up one of the numerous mountians. I went up it and stopped on a flat plato to take some pics. The next stage of the hill was VERY aggressive with lots of LARGE Rocks. I was over 3/4 the way up when BAM!!! My tire blew out. This quickly became a huge problem as I had almost zero space to back up and turn around. This was a chore, I creept down the hill to the place where I took the pictures and got out to evaluate the situation. While I was going up the hill, the side wall of my tire slammed into a VERY large pointed, sharp rock and punctured the tire. I began to look for my Jeep supplied Jack and get to work.Granted this is not a big deal, but I am out of Cell phone reception, no water, no gloves, I was wearing shorts and tennis shoes, and miles from a road and the sun is going down. To make a long story short, I jacked up the Jeep w/ the jack supplied changed the tire and went home Very Pissed. I have learned a very valuable lesson:
1. Never go off roading in the Desert without Water!
2. Never go off roading with out long pants and boots. (Scorpions, snakes and sharp rocks)
3. Always have a off road emergency kit with you. Mine now consists of gloves, a flashlite, knife, tow straps, Duct Tape and Zip Strips (never know when you'll need zip strips or Duct tape)
4. I have replaced my stock Jack with a HiJack!
The stock jack is made for paved roads, not the desert..
This has been my most important lesson in my short off roading adventure and I hope this information will help to prevent this from happening to anyone else.
Oct 22, 2002 (6:52 pm)
MAN! I'm glad you made it back OK! I guess you pretty much violated every rule of wheelin', huh?
Thanks for sharing that adventure, and I hope we all take heed to what it teaches.
Have you found very many wheelin' buds out there? That's my problem a lot of the time. I am free to go and dying to go, but my buds are all unavailable. I HATE it when that happens!
Have you hugged your Jeep today?
Oct 22, 2002 (8:13 pm)
'Wheeling without water??!!!?? I know better and I do it all the time (dumb!).
I have also had occasion to change a tire when I was several miles from any paved road and over 10 miles from the closest phone or community. Luckily I was on a dirt road that wasn't too sandy, so the stock jack worked out. My biggest problem was breaking loose the lug nuts. I ended up standing on the handle of the jack and bouncing (gently). The last time I tried that was on a pickup truck and I ended up stripping the threads on one of the bolts - not a good thing. I really need to get a hijack - while I'm very cautious, I do enough stuff alone that I should have some ability to self-recover.
Boots and gloves are great ideas. If the sharp rocks, snakes, and scorpions don't get you the cactus and yuccas will!
#7178 of 23393 Jeep Wrangler Rear Ends
Oct 22, 2002 (8:29 pm)
I was lurking and came across the Dana 35/44 discussion. I learned something new today as I never had a clue about rear ends ratios. When Im in the market for a Jeep Wrangler at least I know what to look for and its about time they put a 4 speed auto in the wrangler. Thanks.....
Oct 22, 2002 (8:43 pm)
I will reiterate along with the others - NEVER EVER NEVER go off into the desert without water and supplies! Never!
Oct 22, 2002 (8:44 pm)
Welcome aboard! We're glad you decided to step out of the shadows and join in the discussion!
#7181 of 23393 Desert and H2O
Oct 22, 2002 (10:13 pm)
The Funny thing is I am a Very avid hiker. I have done numerous hikes here. I wasn't planning on doing any real off roading. But something overcame me when I saw that mountian. I wont make that mistake again with the water! On the other hand I could have broken off a piece of Cactus and drank the fluid from it...Just joking...
Oct 22, 2002 (10:17 pm)
I have a few friends who I can go wheelin with and they are off on the same days as me. 2 buddies have Jeeps and 1 has a Range Rover Defender 90 - real hardcore. The bad thing about going in groups here is it is so dusty following the leader. By the time you take a break for lunch you are covered in soot. Anyways I wish I was in your neck of the woods to go to that Turkey Bay place and hit some mud and terrine that is not all rocks....