|05-04-2013 11:25 AM|
|05-04-2013 10:52 AM|
|jokerchief462||Welcome to the forum!!! My 89 YJ hasn't been on its top in over 20 years.|
|05-04-2013 07:57 AM|
|dabolt55||Since I did not say Welcome back then. WELCOME....|
|05-04-2013 06:12 AM|
|05-04-2013 05:11 AM|
|RevCo666||hehehe a 6 year old thread just bubbles again... Only with a jeep|
|05-04-2013 04:33 AM|
|Robert Olson||i'm going to put a NASA approved sticker on my jeep.. engineered to resist environmental impacts. like going the speed limit.. like off-road-ing... like not having silly lights that stick up to be crushed in a roll over.. like not having protection from rocks when driving with no doors.. rocks can fly at you any time.. so wear a helmet. have a correct harness.. not a silly cheap seat belt designed to be replaced..|
|05-04-2013 04:28 AM|
|MrSig||and enjoy the forum!|
|05-04-2013 04:23 AM|
|PhotoWrangler||Wow. You joined the forum to resurrect a thread from 2007??? Well played sir!|
|05-04-2013 04:19 AM|
|Robert Olson||well jeeps are wider then most vehicles.. PUT ON SOME SPACERS.. PUT ON SOME WIDE TIRES.. PUT ON THE CORRECT WHEELS.. NOT FLASHY WHEELS THAT CONNECT ON THE FACE.. YOU NEED MORE TOWARDS THE INSIDE.. I see a lot of silly stuff here.. yes the roll cage is very weak and is design light weight. The jeep is designed light weight.. so why are you putting so much junk on it.. put some big tires on them to save gas.. its low geared for a reason.. the front grill is the major issue. all sorts of twigs and things can get into the cooling system.. No A-arm protection for liquid systems in the wheels.. No protection for block heaters or transmission heaters.. ... the list goes on.. The jeep is not ready to go offroad-ing from the start.. if you want a ready to go off-road rig then spend 50+k on one prebuilt.. I would never buy a rubicon.. it for flashy idiots.. the sport is the best. you decided your style and your safety features for 23,000.. The 30,000 is over priced..|
|10-05-2007 11:54 PM|
|debruins||a new jeep wrangler has the same tendency to rollover as a ford ranger, adn the same roll over rating for when it does happen, now go ask your husband for a ford ranger, i be he wont think that they are unsafe because of roll overs!|
|10-05-2007 09:39 PM|
|blue2184||I have to say I had all the same questions before getting my first wrangler...So drove very carefully until I got use to it and I must say they are alot more stabil than you think. I commute in mine everday to work about 32 miles one way. Also, in my first 95 Jeep I was clipped by a little car going pretty fast and it spun me completely around, it tore the whole side of her car off and it just barely dinted my bumper and my fender. After this incident I was so suprised on how tuff and well built these wranglers really are. Her car was 2007 model...POS. As far as the roll over rate...I use to own a 2004 Ford Expedition and I think its roll over rate was alot worse.|
|10-05-2007 09:09 PM|
This isn't his car is it?
|10-05-2007 09:06 PM|
|binaryking||I got rear-ended by a Miata once at a stoplight. I'm pretty sure you can imagine how that worked out. Have no fear though, the green paint came right off of my tow hook.|
|10-05-2007 07:05 PM|
Of course dhe was drunk with no insurance or valid license, but thats another story
|10-05-2007 05:06 PM|
|4Jeepn||had my wrangler hit and totaled by a semi.. I walked away with no issues, If I had been in say a Mitsu evo... I would have been dead.|
|10-05-2007 02:51 PM|
|10-05-2007 02:36 PM|
|10-05-2007 02:34 PM|
Don't forget that the new JK Wranglers have stability control and a bunch of other safety features. And the 4-Door is a much better choice because of the longer wheel base.
Hope you get what ya want!
|10-05-2007 02:25 PM|
|beila00||thanks a lot guys!|
|10-05-2007 02:24 PM|
|02Prove||Now there's dedication... you'll make a fine Jeeper some day.|
|10-05-2007 02:23 PM|
|beila00||oh i just remember what he said when i brought up getting this jeep! He said that if I get a jeep then he will get a bike cause that is just as dangerous. ha. I always told him if he got a bike i would divorce him. Well, looks like I will just have to get a divorce and live happily ever after with my jeep!|
|10-05-2007 02:21 PM|
|myanarchy||Divorce him, find someone with sense and get your Jeep.|
|10-05-2007 02:17 PM|
|10-05-2007 02:09 PM|
|10-05-2007 02:07 PM|
Your husband is basing his opinion off of old information. He is just part of the public that thinks Jeeps roll if you breathe on them hard, that the heaters don't work, they ride too rough and that the soft top is too loud.
My suggestion would be to go and at LEAST drive one first. The new wrangler four door has a longer wheelbase for added stability AND has traction control with roll mitigation. So if it feels any of the outside wheels lifting, it will lock the inside wheels to allow them to slip and the vehicle will settle itself again. As long as you aren't trying to drive it like a sports car you'll be fine.
Also, tell him that I heard the EVO's come with a nice compartment for your makeup case and curling iron.
|10-05-2007 02:06 PM|
|beila00||right now a Mitsu Mirage...he's in the process of doing a Evo conversion on it|
|10-05-2007 02:03 PM|
Check the rollover ratings for other SUV's
3-4/5 is about normal. You can get aftermarket bolt in cages that are stronger for most jeeps if you are really worried about it. Im not sure about JK's but for sure TJ's and older.
What does your hubby drive?
|10-05-2007 02:01 PM|
|beila00||haha i know huh? im jealous every time i see one! i let him do whatever he wants to his car...he's just one of those that wants me to buy an Evo so he can have all the fun|
|10-05-2007 01:59 PM|
Tell your hubby to quit being a party pooper... Ever noticed that when you see people driving down the street in a Jeep they all seem to have that stupid looking half grin on thier face?
You want that grin... you NEED that grin.
|10-05-2007 01:58 PM|
|beila00||yeah i understand..i really want one so i don't think this has really deterred me from looking into getting one. i just want to make sure that it will be worth the buy. i want to be able to have a nice looking car, something i can have fun with and take wherever, but also be safe for the kiddies.|
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