I have a 1995 Trooper-S. I am very impressed with the quick cool down from hot parked all day in the sun condtion. I use an inside windshield sunshade that keeps the steering wheel from getting hot. I think the A/C in my 1995 Trooper is plenty, when I get out of the car my glasses fog in summer. On hot humid days, the outside of all the windows fog up when I get to warmer air on the way to work, so, in mid summer on a hot day I run the A/C with 1/3 to 1/2 heat added to prevent fogging the widows on the outside.
Do I have an unusual Trooper? Do the 1995's have better A/C than newer Troopers? I suspect that a lot of cost cutting has been done over the years, the 2wd Trooper is a failed cost savings. If they made limited slip standard on 2wd they could have sold some, but instead limited slip was not even avaiable on 2wd Troopers. Sounds like a bean counter accidentally got in on the decision process where an engineer should have been. 2wd Trooper would have been a great place to introduce an awsome clutchless limited slip like the Torsen-Gleason which is all gears and no special maintenance.
I told my wife about the paison rumor of the 2003 Trooper being a re-badged Tahoe or Suburban. She suggested (she suggested!) that I should get a 2002 Trooper instead of my usual 200K miles and 10 years minimum between new Troopers.
Is my 1995 Trooper better than a 2002 Trooper? Is the A/C better? What else might have been cost reduced?
If they make the Trooper a Tahoe, will they also introduce the GBX? The Isuzu web site lists the GBX with and ultra clean 3.0L 4cyl. Diesel. That is the engine that I want and I think I would like the GBX's practicality.
You must be running NT on your website if you are getting the Code Red virus. Last week my home PC, Windows 98, was infected with the Sir Cam 2 virus -- This is the second time my PC has gotten infected. Good luck.
#1799 of 11966 boxtrooper - 95 vs newer Trooper AC
Aug 08, 2001 (5:28 am)
I would guess that your 95 does indeed have "better" AC than newer Troopers. The difference is in the freon - the old R-12 freon is more efficient at the AC thang, but alas, depletes the ozone layer. Manufacturers switched to HC-134a freon in recent years...don't know which year the switch occurred for Troopers, but the new freon just doesn't cool as well.
You could check that on one of the engine compartment stickers, I believe, or perhaps the owners manual.
One of the downsides to R-12 these days is the cost of recharge. R-12 costs something like 10 to 20 times what HC-134a does now...
Guys - I got to say something about this air conditioning issue. My 2001 a/c is just fine. I currently live in Huntsville, Al and the heat and humifity this time of year is legendary. It takes a few minutes to cool off a hot interior - all that surface area inside - especially leather seats - is adding to the cooling demand. I've owned enough vehicles down here - ones with the old freon and the new stuff to be impressed by the performance of the Trooper a/c. The Tahoe I just sold took longer to cool down the the Trooper - biggest difference is by cracking open the sunroof during the day most of the intense hot air goes out the top. Also, when I try to log on to the isuzu-owner.com site I'm getting some strange looking page - waz up ??
I finally got my server back in order, but my DSL provider shut down port 80 on the http side, which is the port which is std for web pages to hit a server with. So now I'm working on a work-around so that it can be seen again from the outside world. It'll be back up hopefully tonight, but maybe not for a day or 2.
My AC works fine in my 01 LS in humid northern VA. After explaining the issue to a coworker, he said the the principles AC allow for units to be more efficient with more humidity. As Phoenix has such low humidity, that may be why we have such a difference here in the east and south. He and someone else that has lived in the southwest said normal AC in homes is pretty useless and that most use a unit called a swamp cooler which adds moisture to the air or nothing at all.