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Old 07-04-2012, 07:08 PM   #31
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I have only had my Wrangler for little over a month but can tell that the heater in her will be exceptional. My old Cherokee, God bless her, would still have you a little chilly wih the heat on in August! HA!

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Old 07-04-2012, 08:22 PM   #32
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Live in Kansas, not known for mild winters, having said that, the heater in my JK has the nickname of Nuclear Reactor. It flat out cooks. Your mom should have no problems with it providing enough heat.

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Old 07-04-2012, 08:34 PM   #33
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What do you mean the highest setting causes problems? I haven't herders this before.
There has been some discussion that TJs known resistor problem comes from poorly designed wiring system that allows too much voltage which in turn burns out resistor, and than it will only work on HIGH.... IDK I just replaced the resistor and kept going.

It does matter a little bit if she is looking at a TJ or JK.

Mt Tj has heated seats but they are aftermarket, and it also has a halftop which means a much smaller area to heat.

However my JK is nicer than a lot of new "cars" IMO and a whole lot different than my TJ...but both are warm even hot in Northern IN
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Old 07-04-2012, 08:35 PM   #34
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Are there heat/AC ducts going to the back seat area in a JKU?

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Old 07-05-2012, 05:07 AM   #35
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Are there heat/AC ducts going to the back seat area in a JKU?

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Old 07-05-2012, 06:59 AM   #36
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Are there heat/AC ducts going to the back seat area in a JKU?

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Nope.
But the air still gets to the back - as long as the top isn't down. I've had the kids tell me they're cold and turn the vents off. At night with the top off, though, the heat didn't really get back to them.
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Old 07-05-2012, 07:06 AM   #37
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plenty warm enough up in Michigan through a few winters. First one was with my soft top. Stayed warm, no problem. I was annoyed with the noise of the soft top personally, I like being able to talk to the person next to me when travelling at 70mph on I 75.

But for heat, yeah the YJ has been great. Exceptional with the Inline 6 engine... You could run with the top off and it would still throw out enough heat to keep you warm for sure.
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Old 07-05-2012, 07:57 AM   #38
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But the air still gets to the back - as long as the top isn't down. I've had the kids tell me they're cold and turn the vents off. At night with the top off, though, the heat didn't really get back to them.
Thanx...what about the heat in winter?
If we use the JKU for one of our ski vehicles will our Son be freezing in the back?
We plan on running a hard top in winter...
Oh yeah, we are in New England...not unusual to see temps below 0 deg F...

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Old 07-05-2012, 09:02 AM   #39
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Thanx...what about the heat in winter?
If we use the JKU for one of our ski vehicles will our Son be freezing in the back?
We plan on running a hard top in winter...
Oh yeah, we are in New England...not unusual to see temps below 0 deg F...

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I just set the output to mixed vent and floor and angle the center vents up and towards the center. Plenty of heat gets to the back. The same goes for the AC.

Also, you may want to look into adding one of teh brands of head liners. The one thing I noticed with the hardtop (and moreso with the soft) is that the heat escapes very quickly. Hotheads seem to be the liner of choice.
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:26 AM   #40
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The only issue you will have is fogging. Jeep windows fog and you have to baby sit them constantly. Especially very cold raining conditions. So if you are doing Vents/Floor or Floor or Vents only, your windshied or Doors windows will fog real fast. I dont know why I am responding to this considering you are in Florida.
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:48 AM   #41
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Heated seats are awesome if you live in cold weather areas.
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:15 AM   #42
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Thanx...what about the heat in winter?
If we use the JKU for one of our ski vehicles will our Son be freezing in the back?
We plan on running a hard top in winter...
Oh yeah, we are in New England...not unusual to see temps below 0 deg F...

Bill
I've only had mine since May, so I can't speak for that. Sounds like the heater really kicks, tho, from other posts.
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Old 07-05-2012, 12:31 PM   #43
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Heated seats are awesome if you live in cold weather areas.
Yes...heated seats...DW won't drive anything that doesn't have them!

A must in New England....
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Old 07-05-2012, 04:58 PM   #44
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Are you S@#*ing me??????? They actually put heated seats in a wrangler???????? Last I heard JEEP was a division of Chrysler. Sounds more and more like they've sold out to Cadillac. Can't wait to see a new JEEP Esca-J sitting in front of Starbucks.
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Are you S@#*ing me??????? They actually put heated seats in a wrangler???????? Last I heard JEEP was a division of Chrysler. Sounds more and more like they've sold out to Cadillac. Can't wait to see a new JEEP Esca-J sitting in front of Starbucks.
You don't have to pay for it. Do yourself a favor and stop worrying about what some else does with their money.

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Old 07-05-2012, 05:13 PM   #46
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Are you S@#*ing me??????? They actually put heated seats in a wrangler???????? Last I heard JEEP was a division of Chrysler. Sounds more and more like they've sold out to Cadillac. Can't wait to see a new JEEP Esca-J sitting in front of Starbucks.
Hey to me it was just another MOD that I wanted....granted there aren't too many TJ's with heated seats...but it does make it nicer when it is 50° at night with the top off. But hey you can be cold or "cooler" with your top on all closed in covered up.....but I still say, "It's your Jeep do what you want."
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:05 PM   #47
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The heated seats will likely be a mod that she will want, have a link to them? thx
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Old 07-06-2012, 06:33 AM   #48
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I had no problems with a soft top in NJ. I'm always cold. 60 degrees requires heat. In a two door, the cabin is small and doesn't take much to get warm. I didn't even have to keep mine on full blast or full heat to keep it warm. Once it warmed up, heat was on the second level, and just above middle temp and it maintained very nicely. She should have no problem. I can't talk about a 4 door, but I don't see how it would be much more of an issue.
I haven't spent a winter with my Unlimited yet but if the heater is anywhere near as efficient as the A/C, it's gonna be one toasty winter.
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Old 07-06-2012, 06:45 AM   #49
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The heated seats will likely be a mod that she will want, have a link to them? thx


Yes and no...not computer savy enough for a "link"...Corbeau seat heaters. Easy install. If you can wire lights you can do these. I ordered mine from Quadratec...but am sure there are many other outlets. I think mine were only $100 per side.

The big Q website is the most friendly for shopping...once you find out what you want..start shopping ebay craigs list etc.

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