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Old 06-07-2010, 02:37 PM   #1
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Two newb questions

One, is this color something that you would see a guy drive or is it it girlish? Also, do hard tops down south hold in the a/c a drastic amount better that a soft top?

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I know a couple of guys with that color. It's a nice color! (it is that blue grey color.. right?)
If you make just a couple of changes to "man it up" a bit you'll be amazed at the transformation.



Get rid of the steps and flare extentions, take a heat gun to the flares and blacken them back up. Little bigger tires and some black wheels, drop the , milk jugs and it will look like a whole different beast.

Oh ... and lose the chrome mirrors they bring the ghey big time.


Hard tops hold in the heat a little better than soft tops in the winter but as far as holding in the AC I can't say I know because I run a soft top in the summer and a hard top in the winter.

I think that the way a Jeep looks ins entirely dependent on what the owner does to it. I have men walk up to my husband constantly and tell him how much they like his Jeep.
He always tells them "Thanks, but it's HER Jeep" and grins all over.
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That color looks fine to me, what is it? Like a medium-dark blue? Whatever it is, yeah it's a good color for guy or girl. And the newer soft tops like come on TJs are fine with a/c, as is the hard top. I run my a/c out in the desert and never really noticed any difference between how well it worked with either my hard top or soft top.

Edit: I agree with the above "lose the chrome mirrors" suggestion.
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A/C with a hard top or a soft top holds the temperature the same. The only Jeep color I think if feminine is pink, but I am yet to see a pink Jeep except for those 12V ones. It is what you do to the Jeep that make it masculine in my opinion.
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Hard tops hold cold or heated air better than soft tops. But lots and lots of people use the AC and soft top combo. I've been using AC last couple days on a TJ with a Bikini top and a windjammer. It works fine.
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Geoff...
I thought I had you chained down better than that! Dang it, get back in there!


I use my AC even topless. It makes for a nice breeze on a hot day.
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My buddie runs his a/c with the top off as well. Doesn't that put a big drain on your a/c?
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Why would it?
It's not controlled by a thermostat like your home unit. It just blows however hard you tell it to.
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I guess your right Kate, I didn't think of it that way. It runs the same either way.

The guy wants 9k for the above mentioned Jeep and it's an 01' 5 speed 4.0L with 80k miles. I think the price is right and leaves me some money to "man" it up a little.
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Do it! Face it Pink is the only really girlie color, and thank God and Chrysler they haven't added it as a factory color...... yet!
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I guess your right Kate, I didn't think of it that way. It runs the same either way.

The guy wants 9k for the above mentioned Jeep and it's an 01' 5 speed 4.0L with 80k miles. I think the price is right and leaves me some money to "man" it up a little.
Oh hon... grab that little beauty and make it into a real Jeep!
The great thing about it is low miles, and it looks like it's never left the pavement. You will have a blast customizing it.

Here ya go, some inspiration.

My Jeep when I got it - looked like a girl Jeep:


Today... not so much.... and it's still a girls (ok - WOMAN's) Jeep
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Some azzhole once told me that yellow Jeeps were "Girly Jeeps"
I convinced him otherwise!

I like that color, go for it. What color was your Harley that you sold?
I would love to have found a chili pepper red one, that would be my favorite color.
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i have not sold my Harley as of yet (black). I've decided that it may be easier to let go of the Beamer. I'm getting a decent check for the car if I sekk it. I think it's better to go that route at the moment. The bike will not lose it's value as fast as the car.

My concern is commuting in a Jeep after I've been driving my nice car around. Oh well, it's just a car, and I really want a Jeep!
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My concern is commuting in a Jeep after I've been driving my nice car around. Oh well, it's just a car, and I really want a Jeep!
I'm in outside sales, drive a TON, and I sold a Lexus LS400 just before buying my TJ 13 years ago. I have several cars in my garage to choose from but would much rather drive my TJ on a daily basis. My realtor wife has a Lexus LS430 and guess what we take out to dinner or drive over to friends houses... my TJ. Only in really crappy weather do I take a car to work and then only because my TJ doesn't have its soft top on very much.
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I have to say Jerry, that helps a bunch. I really nervous that I will not be happy. I'm leaning towards a hard top to soften the blow and buying a full soft top on the side.
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I love having a hard top and a soft top, but then I am in Utah and it gets pretty cold and only a little warm.
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I have to say Jerry, that helps a bunch. I really nervous that I will not be happy. I'm leaning towards a hard top to soften the blow and buying a full soft top on the side.
Since around 2000 or perhaps 2001, Jeeps have been shipping with a soft top made by Bestop from a multi-layer fabric called Sailcloth. Sailcloth is a 3-layer fabric that is darned near as quiet as a hard top. One more thing, it's sure a heck of a lot easier to take a soft top down or even completely off than it is to get the hard top off.
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My TJ is that color. I get compliments all the time.

Ditch the mud-flaps and get some paint or maybe some armor-all on the fender flares.
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I would find out if it has the dana 44 rear end.. metal fill plug as that would be a big plus.. I would offer way less it has the dana 35 round plastic fill cap.
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Blue is a good color for anyone. You can take a couple cans of Krylon spray paint for plastic (your color choice). and put a light coat of paint on anything plastic and even metal. all the plastic, and metal pieces were all faded on my 2000 tj- frame cover, bumpers and end caps, fenders, license plate holder, side steps, door handles. I hit them all with a light coat of black paint. It really makes a big difference, almost looks new (I still need to paint the wiper arms & hood latches) x2 loose the chrome mirrors.
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The color is fine, I think the jury has voted-loose the mirrors. That's a good price, spend a little more and man it up. Looks really clean, go for it.
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I would've loved my jeep to be that color but it was a light blue/purple color that made me gag. It's rustoleum flat black now and will soon be rhinoliner black.

Its a 97 and the color was "lappis blue" ::vomit::
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Oh, it's grey, not blue! Nice color!

Ok, I see something you need to look at closely.

See how the front flare & extention doesn't match the back one?
That means a repair of some kind, prolly body damage.

Not that it's a bad thing, stuff happens but I'd look at it carefully, and DRIVE it before I bought it. Also drive it with someone following you to look at it going down the road. Take it to a body shop and ask them to just have a look at it if you aren't sure of what you should be looking for.

If the seller admits to repairs ask to see a copy of the work order so you know what's been done to it or get the name of the shop that did the work and talk to them. Some shops give warrantys with their work, if this is the case, you want that too.
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Nice catch Kate. It's possible they were in the process of painting or heat treating the flares and quit for some reason.... Not likely, but possible. I too would inquire as to the reason for the difference in the condition of the flares.
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Here ya go...
1) Lose the side step
2) match up the flares
3) 4" lift
4) 35" tires and some new wheels

Looks like a whole different Jeep.
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It's blue.
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LOL, that is the BEST color ever, the elusive color changing blue/gray! It's a nice looking Jeep, try to find out the story on the one dark flare, tho'....

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