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Isuzu Trooper, SUV
Jun 30, 2003 (7:46 am)
Just got back from vacation in Gulf Shores, AL. This topic has really stirred things up
My friend who owns the Precision Tune was the first victim of his own T-Tech flush machine. After getting the machine in, he had his guys flush his Maxima (90k miles). His tranny lasted about a week before dying. $2800 dollars later, he was back on the road. I made the same mistake with a 96 Mazda 626 (84k miles). Seeing that black fluid come out and the pink fluid go in made me think I was adding life to the transmission. It died less than a week after the flush. Fortunately, I had an extended warranty and only had to pay $50 of a $2900 bill. If you get on the program early, (30k 60k 90k 120k), it seems like a good thing to do, but don't try it on a high mileage tranny with no prior flush. The old fluid has had no working detergent or cleaners in it for a long time. The new fluid is full of it and and begins to slowly clean and break loose all of that crud that has built up over time. That would explain why it takes a week or so for it to fail.
The filter change with a few quarts of new fluid doesn't seem to shock a high mileage tranny like the flush does, but like everything else in life, do so at your own risk
#8071 of 11964 2001 Trooper 5-speed replcement for totaled 1995
Jun 30, 2003 (8:40 am)
The 2001 in 5th gear at 70 MPH, 2700 RPM, 21 MPG.
The 1995 in 5th gear at 70 MPH, 3100 RPM, 19 MPG.
The seller told me they normally get 21 MPG on highway. So far for me the fuel gage covering the half tank mark after about 230 miles.
I was also told that there were other offers made to buy my Trooper and the seller kept his word even turned down more money from other buyers to sell it to me. I am very thankful for that.
The 2001 has a far quieter and smoother engine, more responsive and a lot more low end torque also.
The manual transmission has a crisper feel to shifting, but also the clutch travel is a little longer but the actual engagement happens in less of the clutch pedal travel towards the top. Shifting somehow feels more precise, not easier or harder just significantly different than a 1995.
So far I have only driven it home, and there it waits until proper registration documents are complete.
#8072 of 11964 Djweber. Revos!!!
Jun 30, 2003 (8:57 am)
I've had the Birdgestone Revos on my Trooper for about 7000 miles now. They are incredibly quiet. I would say silent. I know they look pretty aggressive, but somehow they have managed to make them quiet, as well. You can drive down the road with the window open and you'll not here a sound from these tires. I imagine as they wear they will become a little noisier, but for now they are greeeat!
I previously had the Pirelli Scorpions. They were much noisier than the Revos. I never was particularly thrilled with them, and found the snow/ice traction to be marginal, although others on this board have liked them. I haven't had a chance to try the Revos in the snow, yet. They do seem to work very well in the rain.
I'm running 265/75's in a standard load rating. They are not only quiet, but run exceedingly smooth. No shimmy, no shake, nothing. They actually seem to be round. What a concept in a truck tire.
I always had probelms with the Scorpions. They just never were really smooth -always had a little vibration here and there. I had 265/75's in a "C" load rating. When I got the Revos I was stunned by the difference. Going from a "C" load rating to a Standard Load rating may have helped the ride a little - I don't know.
After 7000 miles, I would have to say that I would recommend no other tire than the Revo.
#8073 of 11964 Revos were good in snow last season
Jun 30, 2003 (9:19 am)
I had them on for a trip up North and had not troubles. I was getting much better traction than a friend's new Suburban on snow over ice over pavement on a steep hill, and he had limited slip while I did not.
Jun 30, 2003 (9:24 am)
Oh my. I cannot remember the last time I got over 17 with my Automatic. I typically get 12-16...on good days.
#8075 of 11964 Re: Fortera vs Revo ...mpg
Jun 30, 2003 (10:33 am)
Thanks for quick feedback...looking to order today or tomorrow b/c trip coming up and no spare. I have Bridgestone Revos on my Maxima SE and am pleased. Much better snow/wet grip and highway ride than orig Goodyears, but did give up some cornering performance. Of course, the OEMs were a more dry pave sports oriented category tire.
Side question: Notice any change in MPG with Revos? ....My mileage is on the low side as is with GY Wrang APs now.
Jun 30, 2003 (11:29 am)
I have Bridgestone Dueler A/Ts (not Revo's just the regular A/T). They are very quiet on the highway. However, they are more sensitive to road variance and grooves than standard highway tires. So sometimes I get a little feeling in my steering around 55 MPH. Higher speeds seems to smooth it out. So just be ready that an agressive A/T tread may adjust the overall ride you get. I am happy with my A/Ts. I would buy A/Ts again.
#8077 of 11964 1995 totaled payoff and buyback amounts
Jun 30, 2003 (11:58 am)
Hey some of you were wondering what the insurance company was going to offer for totaling my 1995 Trooper, so here it is. Their first offer was $5300, I asked for a recount, and their second offer was $5500 after input from two local dealers. Then they add $165 tax and $55 tag for a grand total of $5720 out the door.
To buy back the "salvage" as they call it, would cost me $1050 and somewhere the taxes get lost so they would take $5720-$1050 and get $4434.75.
I have a visit scheduled from the local truck salvage yard to let them bid on buying the "salvage" of my 1995. If they offer more than $5720-$4435=$1285 plus a margin to make it worth my time to sell it to them they will get it. Otherwise the insurance company will pick it up after the title has been signed over to them.
#8078 of 11964 Serpentine belt
Jun 30, 2003 (12:41 pm)
Does anyone out there have any recommendations for a quick way to change the belt on a 2000 Trooper? Dealer wanted $145.00 but the belt only costs about $20.00!!
Any recommended manuals, books, etc?
Jun 30, 2003 (1:54 pm)
Did the sway bar bushing replacement last summer and it made a big difference. As the Trooper approaches 30,000 miles would also like to replace the shocks. Like "djweber" above, would also like a recommendation on new shocks. I've searched and read posts regarding Monroe, KYB, Bilstein, Rancho, etc... just not sure which would be the best for a trooper that rarely gets offroad. I'm leaning towards the KYB Monomax myself unless someone knows of a newer/better. Also, the Rancho 9000's might be nice for their adjustability? What do you think?