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Isuzu Trooper, SUV
Aug 18, 2002 (7:31 pm)
It seems the MonoMaxs sound pretty good. How about the Monroe Reflex? I have a 2001 LS 2WD, and don't go off road except for a few beach excursions. Since I can't seem to find Trooper listings past 1999, would the shocks for a '99 fit my '01? I assume they would but would like conformation. By the way, I've diven every which way I could and average 15 mpg!! Jeez!! Finally, anyone taking bets Isuzu pulls out of the US light truck market within 15 months? The writing is on the wall with 1) GM targeting their diesel technology; 2) a weak model line up that needs strong incentives to move (especially witht eh Trooper bowing out...).
#5479 of 11966 Isuzu's future in the US
Aug 18, 2002 (10:45 pm)
If Isuzu pull out of the light truck market in the US, it could spell the end of Isuzu globally.
I admit their strength is the medium and heavy truck markets. But I don't believe they can take another hit in any truck segment and survive it. They are cash-strapped and very vulnerable.
#5480 of 11966 Aren't they
Aug 19, 2002 (3:32 am)
The 2nd largest truck maker in Asian/Japan?
As for shock info, yes any shocks that fit on '98-'99 will fit on '00->'02 as well, most parts places haven't updated their books for the Troopers.
#5481 of 11966 re:re: 5316 of 5317 Trooper MPG ...my 2 cents by boxtrooper
Aug 19, 2002 (5:13 am)
Yes it was a Calmini version, but the material in my drop in K&N looks like an oily tee shirt too. I do think it filters well.
#5482 of 11966 re:privacy glass
Aug 19, 2002 (9:04 am)
Thanks for the info.
Aug 19, 2002 (10:14 am)
If I remember right, the material in the K&N filter looks like an oily Tshirt sandwiched between two layers of reinforcement... It does seem to filter well. Crap on one side, none on the other.
Aug 19, 2002 (3:56 pm)
What's the latest consensus on tires? I have 45K miles on my 99 Trooper. My girlfriend just ran over a nail with my Trooper. The tires were starting to look pretty bad anyway, so I figure I should replace them now. I don't go off-road, just maybe a few dirt roads and one in a blue moon over sand at the beach. I was thinking about something a little "beefer" looking like 265/70. I know the speedometer will be off...and I won't be able to use my spare. Should I consider 75s? Any brands you guys would recommend? Pirelli? Goodyear?
All comments are appreciated.
Aug 19, 2002 (6:12 pm)
I just read a million posts about tires. Sbcooke, are you still happy with your Dueler 693's? I don't know a lot about tires. Am I correct in assuming that you go off-roading often? Is the 693 an "all terrain" tire? After reading the many posts about tire size - I'm sold on a 265/70. I don't want to lose much power, mileage, etc.
I have a stock 99 trooper (no lift, std shocks).
What do you guys recommend for someone that stays on-road except for an annual camping trip with the kids?
Aug 19, 2002 (6:12 pm)
Goodyear makes some good tires, but they are overpriced, IMO. Pirelli makes some good choices. Some of the Yokohamas are pretty good too, though many of them are not good in snow.
We replaced the Bridgestone Dueler 684s on our 98 Troop around 52k miles with P245/70R16 Michelin LTX M/S. Got a real good price at Discount Tire (they matched Sam's Club / Costco). You really can't go wrong with Michelins.
I've read good things about the Cooper Discoverers, which is a pretty attractively priced tire.
Aug 19, 2002 (6:21 pm)
I like Michelins but they seem to be expensive. Tirerack lists them at $129 each vs. $91 for the Dueler 693 in a 265/70 size. Do you think its worth the price difference?