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#8522 of 23397 Please help my mom.
Mar 26, 2003 (12:58 pm)
My mom, being 65 years old of all things, is buying her first Jeep Wrangler! She would like to order the 4 cylinder because of the price difference, but people have been telling her to go with the 6 because of the lower noise level. Unfortunately we can't find a single 4 to test drive anywhere. She will only be using the Jeep to putt around town in and I was wondering if there really is that much of a difference in noise levels between the engines and if there are any other negative issues with the 4 cyl? Being a 2003 it will be the newer model 4 cyl. by the way and any help will definitely be appreciated.
#8523 of 23397 shane202
Mar 26, 2003 (1:45 pm)
Noise level? It doesn't make any difference which engine as far as noise. I never heard that one before.
If she will be around town only, then the four should be OK. For highway driving, the six is the far better choice, especially in hilly country.
Good luck to your mom in getting just the right Jeep! She must be one super, super cool lady to want a Jeep at 65 years of age. I think it's GREAT!
Have you hugged your Jeep today?
#8524 of 23397 shane202
Mar 26, 2003 (1:52 pm)
Hmmm... noise isn't usually the governing factor. The 4.0 has about the same fuel comsumption, much more power, and is more sought after when it comes to resale time.
If those things are of no real importance compared to the price difference, then go for the 2.4. Even to 'putt around town' it will have to be driven harder, but it will keep up with traffic ok. Can't imagine you'd notice much difference in noise between the two, although a Wrangler isn't a quiet vehicle compared to a car.
#8525 of 23397 Doors... just my 2 cents
Mar 27, 2003 (4:29 am)
I like driving in the open-air mode and since I live in a camper during the week, storage is a real problem for me so I have ½ doors with sliders. My brother in law Jeep has full doors, he think that is the way to go. like Bama Said It's a personal preference. BTW My wife's CJ is already top and door less.
Have a Great Day Walt
#8526 of 23397 Shane202 Noise
Mar 27, 2003 (7:23 am)
There may be a bit more noise due to the 4 banger having to rev harder to give the desired performance. Once the top is off though, she won't hear anything other than wind anyway.
Wish I could talk my Mom into a Wrangler! She would only ride in my old CJ if she was desperate to get somewhere, but the Wrangler is much more comfortable and it keeps your feet dry!
#8527 of 23397 Shane202
Mar 27, 2003 (10:08 am)
Is your mom after standard or automatic transmission? If it's an auto, you will probably be hard pressed to find any dealer with one in stock. When trying to decide whether to buyout the lease on my Sahara or get a new trimmed down (read: "cheaper") model, I called every Jeep retailed within 60 miles, and not one had the 4 cyl. w/ auto trans. that I could test drive. The consensus was that after driving the 6 for three years, I'd hate the 4 - even with the newer model. Since it's her first, she really wouldn't have anything to compare it to.
Not sure how true this is, however one dealer suggested test driving a Chrsler mini-van. Supposedly the weight and torque are similar, and you'll get a feel for the "pick-up". Of course, the ride itself will be a bit different in a Wrangler.
Congrats to you mother!! Mine's only 50 and she has trouble getting into mine
#8528 of 23397 Well I ordered the B&M
Mar 28, 2003 (10:40 am)
Short throw shifter. I call them and it turns out that the sifter is exactly the same lenght as the stock shifter but the throw has been reduced by 30%. This should eliminate my 2nd and reverse gear issues.
It should also make it shift more like a sports car than a truck which will be fun!
I will report once I get it installed.
#8529 of 23397 Body Lift on TJ w/AC?
Mar 30, 2003 (1:35 pm)
I just bought a 2001 Sport (AT w/AC). I'd like to put some 33in tires on it. I don't use the vehicle for off road purposes, so from what I have read, a 3" body lift would work out for me just fine.
However, as I looked at them in the Quadratec catalog, I noticed that all of the ones they have listed for TJ where listed for TJs w/o AC. Does anyone know if there if I should be able to put a 3" body lift on my TJ w/AC?
Thanks! So far I am LOVING my new Jeep!
#8530 of 23397 Body Lift on TJ w/AC?
Mar 30, 2003 (3:08 pm)
The reason is that the condenser is attached to the frame (in front of the radiator), and that the hard lines to it are attached to the body.
A 3" body lift is extreme, although it's the cheapest way to fit 33" tires. In terms of both appearance and practicality, I'm afraid that you'll get what you pay for!
Mar 31, 2003 (7:37 am)
Hi, I have an 02 Sport and I have a few questions:
1) Anyone have faded fender flares? Will DC cover new ones under warranty?
2) The paint on my driver's door handle is flaking off, I assume this would be covered?
3) A while back (1 year + maybe?) someone had a link to their website that showed you how they had painted the underside of their wheel wells black. Anyone have this link?