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Jeep Wrangler, SUV
Feb 02, 2007 (8:19 am)
Not exactly here to meet with other wrangler owners as I am sort of a modified hermit. I like to keep to myself, family and close friends as far as real time stuff goes. I will however introduce myself and most likely hang out here but I will be in my corner only giving out what I know and asking what I don't.
Location: Moncks Corner, SC
Family: Married with two girls not quite teenagers yet thank God
Occupation: Used to be teacher but now Santa in season and trying to grow my hobby into a buisness the rest of the time.
Jeep: (my first) 2007 Wrangler 4 door Saraha edition 4X2 with 18 inch tires hardtop.
Experience with cars: Been driving longer than legal because I grew up on a farm and have always owned a truck or SUV with a couple of them being 4X4s. I prefer the 2wd models now as fixing them when I took them offroad a little too hard got expensive and right now I have kids to support. Sooner or later I will have another 4X4 toy but it will not be a daily driver rather something to just play with.
#214 of 277 Re: New Wrangler Owner [mac24]
Feb 09, 2007 (8:03 am)
Thanks for the comment on my eighteen year old Wrangler.
Earlier this week, I was out in San Diego at a conference. Walking around the hotel, I came upon a 1990 Red Wrangler Sahara with a For Sale. Exactly the same as mine, except for the Sahara brown top and interior.
Wrangler was in very good shape with a For Sale sign. No rust. Had new fog lights and wiring for towing behind a RV.
This is hard to believe, but the Wrangler was listed for $5,500.
#215 of 277 new wrangler owner
Apr 27, 2007 (7:40 pm)
Hi fellow jeepsters, i enjoy reading what everyone says,can't wait to see what mine handels like off payment,went fishing the other day and my cousin wouldn't let me get off the path to the pond,said it was too wet have to sneek back in later.
#216 of 277 98 Jeep Wrangler
Jun 04, 2007 (4:28 pm)
Took pictures of me changing the top today on a lark. In the winter it has the factory hard top and full doors, but this time of year I'm down to a frameless soft top and 2-piece soft doors. Windows roll into the top and the doors go behind the rear seat, and I'm down to just the safari look.
#219 of 277 Diesel Powered Wrangler or CJ
Jul 18, 2007 (8:42 pm)
Has anyone swapped a diesel into their Wrangler or CJ? I'd love a 30 MPG vehicle like that!
#220 of 277 Re: Diesel Powered Wrangler or CJ [jeepdiesel]
Aug 25, 2007 (9:36 pm)
Hey, I got your comment on the other diesel page. If you are interested we are starting to do diesel conversions in customers cars. As you read before we installed the Cummins on mine and it has been running perfectly. We have geared it way lower to 3.50 gears so 5th gear actually means something now. We run 35" tires on it which help it go about 70-75 mph on the highway. It's getting about 28 mpg around town and about 30 on the highway. I'm actually in PA outside Philly, in a town called Harleysville. Let me know if you have any questions
#221 of 277 Re: Diesel Powered Wrangler or CJ [cdrahos]
Aug 26, 2007 (4:15 am)
Hi, Thanks for the info. I just bought www.ebay.com item # 170141115406 - It has a 6 cyl Cummins. Scroll down a bit to see about 10 nice pic's.
#222 of 277 Re: Diesel Powered Wrangler or CJ [cdrahos]
Aug 28, 2007 (6:39 pm)
I live in PA and I'm very intereted in a diesel Wrangler that gets 30mpg hwy. The only thing that's stopped me from getting a Wrangler as my primary mode of transportation is the 15-16mpg that they get. My 4x4 Dakota gets the same. I've been looking to buy one but wanted to see if anyone had done a conversion to diesel. Have you done many others? I have a friend that lives in Paoli. If I knew I could have this done, maybe I'd look for a Wrangler with a bad engine somewhere near there. Only prob is I don't know much about diesels. I'm looking for better mpg and a longer lasting engine, not so much for torque and rock climbing. I like the idea of the VW Turbo diesel 4's. Some of them get like 40mpg. Probably wouldn't get that in a Wrangler with it's brick like areodynamics. Get back to me, I'd like to see/hear about what you've done.