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#55 of 277 Purchasing a 2007 Wrangler this fall '06
Jul 07, 2006 (10:27 am)
Living in New York City
I've always loved Jeeps but they were not "practical"
for the family back in the day.Son is grown and is on his own.So....I'm hopefully going to purchase the newly redesigned Jeep Wrangler this coming fall.
I've owned a Bronco II when I was in the service in the late 80's.Did a lot off-roading with my fellow soldiers.
I currently own a 1990 Toyota Camry,but last winter the poor thing was having fits in the snow.So,this winter she will be kept in the garage and the Wrangler will take up those duties and whatever else I can think of.
Jul 10, 2006 (6:38 am)
I just found this group while reading the mail on the Hyundai Elantra group to which I belong.
I own a 1990 Wrangler with the 4 cylinder engine which I bought used off a buy here pay here lot on Phoenix, in 2000.
Right after I bought it, it would occaisionally refuse to start when hot. After it would cool down for a couple of hours, it would start just fine. At first, the dealer thought "O.K., dumb female" untill it happened to HIM after it was towed to his shop. They rolled it off the wrecker, and he tried to start it, no luck. It was late so he waited till the next morning, tried again with the tech. standing with him, no dice. So they pushed it to the tec's bay, hooked it op, turned the key and it fired right up. He told me that unless it did it while on the machene, they could not troubleshoot it.
Sooo... I went to the local wrecking yard, and bought an intake manifold for a CJ-7, went to Checker auto parts and got a rebuilt CJ-7 carb, pulled the fuel injection off, and installed the carb system. I then took the engine management computer out of the car, and threw it in my burn pit.
The induction system taken care of, I went back to the Checker store, and a sixty year old parts clerk there told me that a distributor off a 1968 Ford pinto would drop right in, so I bought it, along with the spark control box, dropped it in, and rewired the engine harness, installing mechanical guages. The Jeep runs better that new. (Guess I'm not such a dumb female after all).
I'm going to keep the jeep till they come out with a 4 cylinder diesel powered Wrangler. I rock collect, and have had mine in places where only mountain goats would tread.
Name: Sabrina Hill
Occupation: Retired Army
Location: Salt Flats, Texas, ofer by Guadeloupe Peak.
Single, always been, I'm married to my 1940 Taylorcraft
Aug 15, 2006 (9:34 am)
Hey guys just found this forum. Newish to Jeep ownership, but I have always always always wanted one.
Black 2001 sport, no mods (yet-bwahaha).
Name is Ben. Live in Atlanta. What's up with so many of you in Atlanta not waving? Jeez, I have only been driving mine for a couple of months, but I figured it out.
#58 of 277 just to say hello from new jeep wrangler owner
Sep 24, 2006 (11:08 am)
I wanted to say hello to all my fellow Jeep Wrangler owners out there. I love riding with my top off. I recently suffered a serious motorcycle accident and Dr's say I can't ride anymore. So I was looking for next best thing and this is it. I love it so much. Not like being caged in a normal vehicle.
I also have a question, I hope someone can answer. I bought a 2005 Wrangler 'X'. I have been looking for a "cover" that I cn put on it to keep the weather out when my soft top is off. All I can find say they fit submodel TJ. Is my jeep considered submodel TJ?
Any ideas or suggestions out there is greatly appreciated.
Best regards and hope to wave at you on or off the road, -graywolf
#59 of 277 Re: just to say hello from new jeep wrangler owner [graywolf]
Sep 24, 2006 (6:23 pm)
I have been looking for a "cover" that I cn put on it to keep the weather out when my soft top is off.
Something like this?
#60 of 277 Re: just to say hello from new jeep wrangler owner [graywolf]
Sep 25, 2006 (4:40 am)
Graywolf, glad to see ya here and glad you survived!
Wranglers come in 3 flavors:
- YJ's have the square headlights and were made from 86-95 IIRC.
- TJ's have the round headlights (like the older CJ's and tradtional Jeeps) and have model designations 97-06).
- JK's are the new kids on the block and you can surely tell them.
Bestop, as mac pointed out, makes a cover. If you want a cover you can use when the doors are off, try http://www.jeepcovers.com. They are about the ONLY ones I know of that cover the open door area.
The image above is a YJ, but they make a version for the TJ and even the TJ Unlimited (longer wheelbase version).
It works VERY well and is the top I use on mine during the summer months.
#61 of 277 Thanks for the info
Sep 25, 2006 (9:37 am)
Thanks for the info on the covers for the Wrangler. I wasn't sure whether to order it because it said it fit submodel TJ and I wasn't sure if it would fit on mine. It looks like you guys are saying that it will. I had the impression that mine was somehow "extended", but not sure. Thanks for the info. I definately will order one because putting the top on for every little rain shower is not what I want to do. I like driving with it off.
Take care -graywolf
#63 of 277 Re: Thanks for the info [graywolf]
Sep 25, 2006 (10:11 am)
They do have the extended version... called the Wrangler Unlimited. If you have a slightly longer than normal TJ with a fair amount of storage it is an Unlimited.
This is an unlimited...
This is a standard Wrangler (TJ) - okay not so 'standard' but standard length
Notice the difference in the sheetmetal right behind the door and before the rear wheel. If you have an Unlimited and don't tell them you have one, the cover you get will be too short.
BTW, the Jeepcovers.com Rain Gear cover sells for right around 100 AND you generally get a free hat with it.
#64 of 277 Thanks Again
Sep 26, 2006 (12:05 pm)
Thanks Paul. I looked at my jeep compared to the pics you sent, and I definately don't have the unlimited. It helped to look at the distance between the door jam and the rear "fender". I'm just confused about the "X" designation on my Wrangler. Have you seen those? Apparently something new in 2005. Let me know if you have any other info on this. Thanks, -graywolf