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#2147 of 11966 Transmisson Cooler
Sep 09, 2001 (5:18 pm)
A friend of mine recently had a transmission cooler installed on his Honda Rodeo. It was a bright aluminum color - almost white - and it is directly behind the grill. The rest of the stuff behind the grill is black. So there is a great view white on black of a transmission cooler when you see the front of his Honda. You can see him coming a half mile away. His A/C has suffered a little from the transmission cooler getting first dibs on the cool air.
I think it is worth asking for a black transmission cooler or getting it mounted somewhere out of site. By the way, Isuzu says the Trooper will tow all 5000 lbs. without any additional cooler. My buddy has a 3.2L in his Honda Rodeo and the automatic transmission, he says that it is a far better tow vehicle than the Jeep Grand Cherokee it replaced. Never overheats.
I have a 1995 Trooper-S and pulling my 26 foot 4000 lb. boat is not problem, but I have a manual transmission so I can use any gear that does not lug the 3.2L SOHC 175hp engine.
Please post on how well your Trooper tows that trailer.
Sep 09, 2001 (5:21 pm)
I have not got them yet but I think the OME rear coil springs would be a help. My Trooper rear end droops an inch or two with the trailer on it.
#2149 of 11966 Transmission Cooler
Sep 10, 2001 (9:54 am)
Well, I just spoke with the Isuzu Service Manager at Brown's Buick-Isuzu in Fairfax, VA and he recommends NOT installing an auxillary transmission cooler as long as I stay within the towing limits of the vehicle. He said that they can put it on for me, but that the internal (to the radiator) transmission cooler is designed to handle towed loads up to the 5,000 limit. He said there are some things that can be done to increase that 5,000 limit but since I don't plan to exceed it, I didn't ask him what they would be. He said that I should have the auto trans serviced more frequently than the "normal usage" 30,000 mile interval - as often as 15,000 depending on how many towing miles I rack up. I don't expect to do more than a couple thousand miles a year, so I'll shoot for the service every 20,000 miles.
Sep 10, 2001 (10:01 am)
Yeah never heard of an external tranny cooler put on a trooper either.
2002 trooper announced. No major changes, just some minor ones:
1) S model gets privacy glass, inglass antenna, and arm rests
2) S model loses auto-climate control
3) Limited gets side tubes
4) LS gets moonroof and outside temp/trip built into clock
5) rear cargo accessory outlet and additional in-dash acc. outlet added.
6) cup holders built into center arm rest in rear seat
Sep 10, 2001 (10:02 am)
Hey all, NJ Pine Barrens pics are up from the Pre-run. Check out http://isuzu-suvs.com/events for the 15th info and pics.
Sep 10, 2001 (12:53 pm)
i wanna get into a trooper 2000 or 2001. i have never bought a used but gotta start playing it smart.
i know i want a 4wd with leather interior with the wood look dash and with the big sunroof. what can i steal this at? is it just the limited that would carry all these options? or can the S make this happen?
am totally leaning towards the 2001. whats the cheapest 2001 new out the door with these options?
if its just a matter of another 1500k of lost equity i would be willing to do that. i live in san diego if that makes a difference. are the dealers here ready to give the 2001 ones away?
thankis in advance
Sep 10, 2001 (1:26 pm)
so msrp is over 35k at edmunds and carsdirect for 2001 limited 4x4.
but looks like loaded u can do one for under 29k with gold package. so its like 31500 out the door with everything?
i couldn't find a used limited on autotrader.com. bunch of 2001 s with cloth for less than 20k. then there are some 2000 ls(my guess is the l stands for limited here) for up to $25900. big jump going from 2000 used $24900 and 2001 $19995.
am i to stay away from these rentals? i always beat my rentals up. usually on business with free gas(comany pay) and free wear and tear on someone else's vehicle.
love the trooper look and need to get in new or used bottom at the bottom.
Sep 10, 2001 (1:48 pm)
looks like a few got a limited loaded for under 29k. mabe with some hot incentives i can get the 2000k cash back or some crazy 0.0% financing.
i will look this week at the dealer. anyone know what the current new suv deals are.
#2155 of 11966 2001 Limited 4X4 Price
Sep 10, 2001 (2:01 pm)
To budddddylee - From your requirements you need to buy the Limited. I know the dealer here has two or three he will sell at a big discount. Based on the price I paid for a 2001 LS last month (no trade) - with leather - I would guess he would part with one for $26,500. If interested let me know and I will point you in the right direction. They have a lot of troopers on the lot - and now is the time to buy. Good Luck.
#2156 of 11966 LS/Limited/S
Sep 10, 2001 (2:10 pm)
S: No moonroof available, no factory leather, no power folding mirrors, no privacy glass (except rentals), no in glass antenna (except rentals), no arm rests (except rentals), downgraded seats, no stock 6-disk in-dash changer (optional) 2-tone paint.
LS: Best bargain IMHO, adds power retracting mirros, heated, upgraded power seats, optional Moonroof, no leather, Privacy glass, in-glass antenna, different rims, 6-disc in dash, monotone paint
Limited: Adds leather, std. moonroof, and overhead multimeter (temp, altitude, barometer, compass)
I believe that the Limiteds go for around $29K after you take the $4-$6K rebate, LS for around $26-$27K, S for around $22-$24K These are rough #s, but very ball-park conservative. You won't likely find an LS or Limited 2K car around, possibly an S. 2001, you should be able to get any of the 3. They did announce the 2002s on www.isuzu.com, no major changes, except in 2002, the S gets privacy glass, in-glass antenna, arm rests, LS gets moonroof std, outside temp and trip built into the clock, and all get rear acc. outlets.
I find the LS to be the best deal around. You can always have your dealer add aftermarket leather for around $1200 which is a lot cheaper than the Limited package. Also the prices I quoted above on the LS are with moonroof (no point to buy a Trooper w/o the moonroof)