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Isuzu Trooper, SUV
#1292 of 11964 Tohoe vs. Trooper use of space
Jun 22, 2001 (5:09 am)
My 1995 Trooper takes up the same amount of parking lot as a Camry car, yet I have transported a 18.5 cubic foot refrigerator inside with the doors closed and all seats still inside the Trooper.
The Trooper frame is wide, the Tahoe frame is narrow, so there is much more room for stuff under there between the frame on a Trooper.... So the Trooper has ground clearance without being too tall for garages. Also Chevy has had the pickup lawsuit about a gas tank outside of the frame, so the TahoeTrooper will move the gas tank to the middle of the frame away from the rear end, reducing ground clearance again.
I hope if the TahoeTrooper actually happens Isuzu makes it less tall and less wide than the Tahoe but with more interior space and better ground clearance. I am OK with a longer Trooper, well maybe up to a foot longer.
#1293 of 11964 Trooper Motor Size
Jun 22, 2001 (5:11 am)
If you want to "feel" acceleration, get a motorcycle. Let the Trooper have an economical to operate engine that is adaquate but not overkill.
Jun 22, 2001 (5:16 am)
The Trooper engine is adequet. Although, as we've gone over a few times in the owner's area, we'd like to see a 1-1.5ft longer trooper, a slightly wider one, and a bit more grunt for when it's loaded with 7 passengers + gear + 6K-8K trailer. For acceleration, I think it adequet, not outstanding. I also drive a small sports car so, for real enthusiastic driving I take that out.
#1295 of 11964 Interesting
Jun 22, 2001 (5:17 am)
I didn't realize that the frame of the trooper was set out farther on the body than the GM trucks. That makes sense though. Also I think that the GM frame rails hang down way low, cause you can always see them sitting below the body, whereas on the Trooper I can barely see my frame rails.
#1296 of 11964 Trooper's Clutch
Jun 22, 2001 (10:35 am)
Hi, everyone. I have 2000 Trooper with a 5 speed manual. I bought this car about a year and half ago and now I have 24k miles on it. Few months ago I noticed that the clutch was slipping so I took it to a dealership. They told me that my clutch has worn out and they suggested me to get a new one which will cost me about $1400 soon. I've been driving 5 speed all my life and this is the worst clutch that I've ever faced with. I had a Honda before this Isuzu and it had 130,000 miles with its original clutch. Anyone out there experiencing the same clutch problem as I am?
#1297 of 11964 $1400 for a clutch?
Jun 22, 2001 (10:44 am)
Can't you get a new tranny for around $1400?
Jun 22, 2001 (11:30 am)
My brother inlaw has a 87 Trooper 5speed with over 120k+miles on the original clutch! Yes it slips but works fine still. I would suspect that something was out of wack and cause the clutch to wear out. Granted, some cars do need new clutch at that miles. I would contact Isuzu and tell them your story and see if they will atleast prorate the repair or replace it for free. You are kinda in the grey area of normal wear and tear though. But as for a 98+ wearing out that early, I have not heard of anyone complaining about this so yes 25k seems low for a Trooper clutch to go out.
Jun 22, 2001 (1:11 pm)
I have put 201K on an original 1984 Trooper II clutch, sold it and the clutch was still working perfectly. I smoked it once when stuck up to the rocker panels in mud while the tire pressure was low for sand, but it did not seem to hurt it.
I have put 109K on my 1995 Trooper clutch and some of that towing and retrieving a boat up the ramp, the origianl clutch is working perfectly.
I have heard of other vehicles going through clutches, but I thought Trooper clutches were good for the life of the Trooper. Only to be changed when the engine is overhauled about once every 300K or so.
Do you or another driver of your Trooper rest your foot on the clutch petal all the time? How about holding position on a hill by feathering the clutch? If there is a teen driving your Trooper I would expect a short life on the clutch and some odd looking patches of rubber on nearby roads.
#1301 of 11964 Stripped Lug Nuts & Wheel Studs
Jun 22, 2001 (5:32 pm)
Is anyone out there having a problem with Trooper or Rodeo having the wheel studs and/or
lug nuts stripping?