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#2427 of 11966 Well, I did it...
Oct 23, 2001 (5:37 am)
I just purchased a 1995 Isuzu Trooper LS 52k miles. It's in great condition and I love it.
Now, I'm just waiting to take it off road. I've never owned an SUV or any 4wd vehicle before, so there's gonna be a learning curve.
I'll let you all know if I run into any problems with this, but from all accounts these are strong vehicles, very reliable. Thanks for some of the info in this forum, it helped me decide on the Trooper as my SUV of choice.
#2428 of 11966 Don't go alone
Oct 23, 2001 (5:43 am)
Never off-road alone. Best bet is to find a local club or group and go with them. They'll be able to give you pointers etc.
#2429 of 11966 Thanks for the tip Paisan
Oct 23, 2001 (8:42 am)
I'd never go alone. I'll look into finding a local club/group. Don't want to go too crazy with the machine anyway, since it's my daily driver too. Do you know of any sites that would list clubs or groups by region?
#2430 of 11966 Where are you located?
Oct 23, 2001 (8:46 am)
There are a bunch in the west, PNW, and East coast. Not sure of any in the mid-west though.
Oct 23, 2001 (9:31 am)
a lot of new names showing up on this message board. Thats a good sign. Isuzu, are you taking notice?? One comment on the Axiom, its not hard to see why its a bust. The things are terribly small, and very overpriced!!
I have a question about the 01' models you new owners are picking up. I see someone got privacy glass with their S Trooper. I didn't know the S model was offered with darkened glass. Is it factory installed glass or was it tinted after getting to the dealer lot?
Question for you 96' & 97' Trooper owners. Do you experience a dip in your voltage if you accelerate quickly? I see about a 2 vdc drop from 14v to 12v. It's only momentary and recovers after a couple seconds. Dealer says it is there by design to give maximum acceleration capability to the 3.2L engine. Something about a clutch in the alternator and reducing load on the engine. It doesn't happen if the lights are on, which would tend to substanciate the dealers claim. Feedback please from 96 & 97 owners.
Other notes about the 97' since maintenance. The LSD noise is gone now. They added more treatment to the diffy and it took care of it! The whine is gone also since the ring and pinion replacement. The engine tapping seems to be gradually going away since driving a few days with 0W-30 Mobil one. If it continues to go away, this will be the only oil I'll use in the future. How are you new folks doing on oil consumption with your new Troopers? Keep a check on that oil level for the 1st couple thousand miles. Let us know.
Anyone out there got a extra keyless entry remote they would be willing to part with for a reasonable price. I need one that will work with my 97' Trooper. I assume the programming instructions posted a couple pages back will work with any Trooper.??? Happy Trooping !!
#2432 of 11966 Oh, I forgot......
Oct 23, 2001 (9:36 am)
to mention one other thing. My 01' Trooper window sticker listed "4 way adjustable captian seats" on the standard equipment listing. In fact, only the driver seat is adjustable as far as height and tilt is concerned. There are 2 knobs on the side that allow you to make some adjustment in the seat portion. Do any of you new owners with S model Troopers, have both front seats with manually adjustable seat bottoms?? Happy Trooping!!!
Oct 23, 2001 (10:18 am)
I'm in the Northeast/Baltimore area. Oh, one other quick question to anyone who knows. I don't have an owner's manual with the vehicle. What is the recommended octane for the 1995 3.2 engine? I usually use 87 for all my other vehicles, but does this vehicle require higher?
Oct 23, 2001 (10:34 am)
4 way adjustable is what your passenger seat is.
They count ever direction. That is how you get 8 way on the drivers seat
Height Front: U<->D
Height Rear: U<->D
Oct 23, 2001 (10:35 am)
On my '97 Rodeo, the voltage would drop as well. I always wondered about that, but since it worked like that for 120K miles I didn't worry too much.
#2436 of 11966 Off Roading
Oct 23, 2001 (10:40 am)
If you are in the Balto area, you should come to one of our Pine Barrens runs. We do em usually bi-monthly down in south New Jersey. Good fun, and relatively easy for newbies.