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07-09-2008 08:21 AM
marc1kim Pros: You are driving the best looking, most capable off road vehicle on the planet.

Cons: If you get into modding, you're looking at having an empty wallet. (it's an addiction)
07-08-2008 02:53 PM
Triple88a the last time i filled up i got like 16.3 mpg however that is with lots of idling and hard driving. i installed the electric fan when my odometer was reading about 210. Currently my tank is about at the 3/4ths full mark and my odo reads in the mid 80s...all city driving and since my job is 10 minutes away, i start it up, drive 2-3 miles and stop it, start it drive 2-3 miles and stop it.. etc
07-08-2008 02:43 PM
bpowa tripp what are you getting in mpg with the new spedo gear..

for me cons are just gas... nothing else.. because i would like to drive it more than my civic..

but i dont see myself getting rid of it.. not yet at least..

its gives me a feeling i can go anywhere.. and prepare to do anyting.. even in an emergency situations.. i sound like a jeep commercial.. hahah

I dont really mind the noise and IMO its no bmw but it is comfortable to me, even more than my civic..
07-08-2008 02:08 PM
Triple88a
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Originally Posted by mac3kuby View Post
My I6 is sluggish on the interstate, especially uphill. I get 17-19 mpg, but then again I don't care.
mods the engine up to free it up and you will be happy. Mine opened up very nicely after the exhaust and the intake and bored out throttle body.

as far as 17-19.. lol look at what the rest of us get
07-08-2008 09:45 AM
mac3kuby IMO pros:
Its a jeep and everyone loves riding in it with the top down.
Fun to take off road if that's your thing.
Only thing like it on the road, and you will get waves from fellow jeepers.

Cons:
My I6 is sluggish on the interstate, especially uphill.
I get 17-19 mpg, but then again I don't care.
Storage sucks if you want more than 1 passenger.
Fender flares FADE!
There are so many upgrades/customizations you won't know where to start and will be overwhelmed with the $16.86 you have to spend after you do get an upgrade.
They are kinda noisy on interstate, but that is expected because of the tops and the shape of the front.

Overall, I'd recommend it, but be prepared to toss out most creature comforts like quite ride, ultra smooth ride, storage space. The 97-99 are better than the old ones for everyday driving and interstate, at least in my experience.
07-07-2008 06:26 PM
Triple88a i donno the only stuff i've seen is that thin tape looking stuff that you tape on the metal. I have no experience with anything else.
07-07-2008 06:22 PM
Jerry Bransford Think of that insulation I described as a thin blanket, there's something in between the foil exterior that adds to its sound and thermal insulation abilities.
07-07-2008 05:39 PM
Triple88a
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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford View Post
I'd like to install some in my TJ but it hasn't yet made it to the top of my priorities that are limited by funding (aka wife).
lol usually its backwards

I'll take a look around and see what i can find. Thanks for your response.

The other day i made some food on aluminum foil in 550 degree oven and took it out without anything (bare hands) it felt cold to the touch. Freaked me out as i've never taken stuff out of the oven without gloves on. perhaps a thick layer of aluminum sheet metal might help with heat? Sort of like the heat shields over the cat and muffler but around the tranny to lower cab temps? Just thinking out loud here.


that it?
http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku
07-07-2008 05:34 PM
Jerry Bransford
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Originally Posted by Triple88a View Post
Jerry, you dont know any kind of heat blockers and perhaps some thing to dampen the noise?.. 2 hits = 1 stone...
Yes but it's not cheap... it's that shiny aluminum foil backed (both sides) insulating blanket that does a pretty good job at both tasks. The last time I saw any, not that it should be hard to find, was in the JC Whitney catalog. Maybe www.summitracing.com/ has it too. I'd like to install some in my TJ but it hasn't yet made it to the top of my priorities that are limited by funding (aka wife).
07-07-2008 05:07 PM
Triple88a Jerry, you dont know any kind of heat blockers and perhaps some thing to dampen the noise?.. 2 hits = 1 stone...
07-07-2008 04:54 PM
Jerry Bransford
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Originally Posted by tenntj04 View Post
I am wondering how many people here have did the spray in liner to their jeep. My biggest question is can you still put your carpet in over it? I was thinking of doing it myself, using Herculiner. I would appreciate any help and opinions.
Certainly, the carpet fits sloppily enough that it fits fine over even the thicker Rhinoliner. Carpeting is nearly a necessity due to how hot the floor can get from the transmission and catalytic converter. Every time I take my carpeting out and plan to leave it out permanently, I put it back in within a few days just to keep the interior from getting too hot and from burning my feet.
07-07-2008 04:36 PM
jeepcop1
Once in the blood it stays in the blood!

I've had 4 over my Jeep history. A 97 with the 2.5L, an XJ with the V8, a CJ7 with a 304, and the newest one to me an 01 with the i6. Out of all of them, having driven both the 4 banger and the 6, I'd say the 6 is my favorite. I had a 3" lift with 33X12.50's on the 2.5L and needless to say you needed a stong wind to go 70MPH downhill but it wheeled great! The i6 has the power I was looking for though, and so far I haven't had to replace an engine like I did with the 2.5L. Whatever you go with though you'll love it! It's a Jeep! My Captain is even getting the "Jeep Envy"! You just can't get past that feeling when you drop the top, put on some good tunes, and ride! Like they said... Don't forget to wave !
07-07-2008 02:18 AM
bpowa man im glad your happy..^^^.. its wonderful you took the whole family out to buy the jeep.
07-06-2008 02:40 PM
brownie65 I would say about everything has been covered. I have only owned mine for a couple of months but love it. Looked for a long time before finally finding one I wanted in the price range I had set. Some have said they are not good for interstate driving. I disagree with this. I like driving mine on the interstate. Have run 70 -75 mph but usually just cruise 55-60 with the top down & enjoy it. Mine is stock & drives/rides great. Sure it depends how it is setup, lift, shocks, tires, etc. Also happy with my gas mileage, get between 18-20+. Kids & wife love it as much as me. That can also be a con, the wife is always wanting to take it. You do need to invest in a Tuffy console or something like it. Nice to be able to take stereo head unit off & lock up. Mine has what is called a trunk also. I like it because a few things can be put in there & locked up. Some people told me I wouldn't like one because they have no room & a few other things but I was really wanting one. My opinion is that they have plenty of room for the driver / paasenger. I have plenty of leg room. Yes there is not alot of room in the back. I have 3 kids , 2 of them can go with us at a time. The room issue is something you know about before buying one so that shouldn't be a issue. I would like to get a unlimited &/or a 4 door one someday. Haven't been in one but thinking they would have more passenger leg space,etc. Shop around. Ebay & Kelly Blue Book are great places to look. I searched them & the local ad finders for a few months before getting what I wanted. Well worth the wait. I ended up making a 4 hour round trip to get mine. Was a enjoyable/fun ride home for myself & my daughter, my boys & wife had to follow us in our other vehicle so it wasn't near as enjoyable for them, lol. My whole family couldn't be happier with our jeep. Buy one & have fun.
07-06-2008 12:49 PM
Triple88a
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Originally Posted by Dare2BSquare View Post
You guys quit hating on the 4 banger autos!
they are worse with the v6 lol
07-06-2008 08:52 AM
soupy1957
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Originally Posted by Lost in Space View Post
Get rid of the rear seat and you have the equilalent of a fair sized trunk, just no security. Don't expect a lot of comfort or luxury. Don't expect to go real fast. Don't expect to hear the stereo real good at highway speeds.

But do expect your face to hurt from all the grinning you are doing while driving it, ESPECIALLY if you take it off road.
Dana,
Even though my rear seat folds up.....just how hard is it to get the rear seat OUT of the 08? Let's take a look at that and see, eh?!
-Soupy1957
05-23-2008 11:01 AM
Dare2BSquare You guys quit hating on the 4 banger autos! I find mine to be quite capable. It gets me where I want to go and with 130k I have had no problems with trans or any other driveline components. (knock on wood).
05-23-2008 10:48 AM
KicknJeep thats easy
Pro's---having a Jeep
Con's--Not having a Jeep
05-21-2008 10:53 PM
tenntj04
New here, question about spray in liner

Hey all, I'm new here. I'm from Tennessee and drive a 04 TJ Wrangler, silver with some bling on it not much tho. I am wondering how many people here have did the spray in liner to their jeep. My biggest question is can you still put your carpet in over it? I was thinking of doing it myself, using Herculiner. I would appreciate any help and opinions.
05-21-2008 12:47 PM
MOz
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Originally Posted by freaky73 View Post
gas mileage how is it i drive 30miles 2 work on the highway
I have an auto w/45K and no problems.

PRO's - Very well built and easy to work on. Great opportunity to exlore the outdoors with your kids (if you have them).

Con's - The wife starts to borrow my Jeep more often now. The more you push yourself into the challenges that the trails offer, the more you have to pony up the cash for upgrades.
05-21-2008 11:39 AM
47MTP Btw

Can anyone back up that comment because mine is just fine.

~Lev[/QUOTE]

I bought my 2000 Sport w/I-6 and A/T with 73,000 on it. The trans. slipped a bit from 2nd to 3rd, so I had it flushed and the bands adjusted. It's still doing ok w/95,000. Having driven both a 3-speed and the A/T offroad, the automatic is a bit easier, especially on hills and in the rockpiles. I wouldn't turn down a sweet Jeep with an automatic...it's really all about personal preference though. BTW, I have started to budget for a tranny rebuild next summer, just in case.
Bert
05-21-2008 05:59 AM
freaky73 gas mileage how is it i drive 30miles 2 work on the highway
05-21-2008 05:56 AM
upinar pros:easy to accessorize, parts are everywhere and cheap, multi-purpose vehicle, the inline 6 is the most reliable motor i know. looks badass when setup right

Consoesnt have the wheelbase to back the motor up for towing, gets addictive and makes you spend all your money,
05-21-2008 02:49 AM
Levinoss My 98 is mostly stock with 31 A/T's. I just drove 18 hours highway few weeks back and I didn't start to hurt till about 15 hours of driving so it's not that bad on the highway with A/T's.

Welcome

Btw

Quote:
For those years I'd also recommend the manual b/c the old autos start to have problems once you get up into the 150K range, and they also are pretty sluggish
Can anyone back up that comment because mine is just fine.

~Lev
05-21-2008 01:16 AM
midwestTJ
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Originally Posted by soupy1957 View Post
jpoutlaw says: "Don't buy it if you want good fuel economy. But hey, I own a Jeep."

To that, I politely say BUNK!! My 2008 gives me 25.4 avg. M.P.G.!!

-course, over rock piles I'm SURE it's worse...

-Soupy1957
v6
04-27-2008 04:42 PM
Triple88a the frame is where you will find the most rust. While you're looking look for a rear D44 differential (metal plug, not black plastic)
04-27-2008 03:54 PM
4.0l sahara
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Originally Posted by yaka6690 View Post
thanks for all the help guys very much appreciated

rust check was mentioned alot any specific areas to look for and what is to be expected

problems w/ auto trans?

and its mostly a daily driver but i will be doing some off roading no crazy crawling or anything like that just your basic screwing around easy trails and what not at least for now
For rust lift up the carpet and look at the floor pans, look under the jeep and the uderside of the body. Check the frame for rot. Some surface rust is fine and can be cleaned up.
04-27-2008 02:57 PM
UNLIMITLESS Pros: Every one has already said it!

Cons: I have 2 kids, after car seats not much room left.
Security-None
I would love a soft top in the warmer months because the top is too heavy/awkward to handle by myself. Hard top rocks in the cold though.



Mine has the 2.5 with a 5 speed and gets 17-19 MPG But I don't really consider that a con because my last vehicle was a Hemi Quad Cab 4x4 1500 Ram 11-12 MPG. Next time I'm going I-6. The motors are tough as nails and last forever with maintenance. My 97 2.5 has 189K and runs like a top.

Good luck!
04-27-2008 01:54 PM
Triple88a my main con is the mpg. everything else is fine.
04-27-2008 01:52 PM
yaka6690 thanks for all the help guys very much appreciated

rust check was mentioned alot any specific areas to look for and what is to be expected

problems w/ auto trans?

and its mostly a daily driver but i will be doing some off roading no crazy crawling or anything like that just your basic screwing around easy trails and what not at least for now
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