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#58 of 274 just to say hello from new jeep wrangler owner
Sep 24, 2006 (12:08 pm)
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 274 Re: just to say hello from new jeep wrangler owner [graywolf]
Sep 24, 2006 (7:23 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 274 Re: just to say hello from new jeep wrangler owner [graywolf]
Sep 25, 2006 (5:40 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 274 Thanks for the info
Sep 25, 2006 (10:37 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 274 Re: Thanks for the info [graywolf]
Sep 25, 2006 (11:11 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 274 Thanks Again
Sep 26, 2006 (1:05 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
#65 of 274 Re: Thanks Again [graywolf]
Sep 26, 2006 (1:20 pm)
The X model is just another package for the TJ's... Basically you have:
SE - 4 cylinder model - basic
X - Like the SE but with 6 cylinders
Sport - most popular 6 cyl and lotsa other goodies
Sahara - the 'luxury' version of the Wrangler, if there is such a thing
Rubicon - the offroad ready, D44 front/rear loaded Jeep
TJ X will use a standard TJ jeep cover. You are good to go.