Not a present Jeep owner but hope to be within a year or so. I love them. Have some questions I have wondered about. This seems like the best place to have them answered.
Live in Indiana and I have to deal with cold winters. Do soft top jeeps stay warm? I heared they do but i'm looking for more than one person's opinion.
One thing I really think i'd want to do is put a diesel engine in it. What are your thoughts on this? I am a big fan os diesel powered vehicles and would be willing to spend the extra dollars to make a diesel powered jeep. What diesel engine would you recommond in a jeep? How much do you think it would cost?
Main reasons for wanting a diesel is improved MPG and the fact that they last longer.
Any other general suggestions you would give to a first time jeep owner?
the soft tops stay just as warm as the hard tops in the winter. i can't answer you questions about the diesel, but i do know that there are some guys who have done that swap. you can do a search for the threads and possibly get some answers there too.
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Not really. There are a lot of people swapping diesels into their rigs with manual transmission. You can get adapters to go from the 4bt to just about anything. I prefer manuals over autos, and when I do my Cummins swap, I'll be running a manual transmission or 2.
im from kokomo and i have no problems in the winter with my softtop.. but ive only ran it like once or twice in the winter with the softtop.. mainly bc my mom broke my back window to my hardtop.. either way the heaters in the jeeps are AMAZING..
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I upgraded to the Sailcloth Replace-a-top Huge improvement over stock. Had it for 2 winters and love it.
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I don't think there is any difference either. Mine came with both soft and hard top and i sold my hardtop about a year after i got it. So much easier just being able to drop the top whenever you feel :o)