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07-06-2012 06:45 AM
jp2611
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Originally Posted by LilYeller View Post
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.
07-06-2012 06:33 AM
Con Artist
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Originally Posted by KittyPrawn View Post
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.
07-05-2012 10:05 PM
LilYeller The heated seats will likely be a mod that she will want, have a link to them? thx
07-05-2012 05:13 PM
jp2611
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Originally Posted by Yoshiltz View Post
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."
07-05-2012 05:02 PM
KittyPrawn
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Originally Posted by Yoshiltz
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.

PS jeep is owned by Fiat.
07-05-2012 04:58 PM
Yoshiltz 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.
07-05-2012 12:31 PM
BillTex
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Originally Posted by fallingrock70 View Post
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....
07-05-2012 11:15 AM
Scarlet Begonia
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Originally Posted by BillTex

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.
07-05-2012 10:48 AM
fallingrock70 Heated seats are awesome if you live in cold weather areas.
07-05-2012 09:26 AM
johnpmcelroy 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.
07-05-2012 09:02 AM
termite
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Originally Posted by BillTex View Post
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 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.
07-05-2012 07:57 AM
BillTex
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Originally Posted by Scarlet Begonia View Post
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...

Bill
07-05-2012 07:06 AM
sevenservices 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.
07-05-2012 06:59 AM
Scarlet Begonia
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Originally Posted by BillTex View Post
Are there heat/AC ducts going to the back seat area in a JKU?

Tx, B
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Originally Posted by KittyPrawn View Post
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.
07-05-2012 05:07 AM
KittyPrawn
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Originally Posted by BillTex
Are there heat/AC ducts going to the back seat area in a JKU?

Tx, B
Nope.
07-04-2012 08:35 PM
BillTex Are there heat/AC ducts going to the back seat area in a JKU?

Tx, B
07-04-2012 08:34 PM
jp2611
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Originally Posted by Brew View Post
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
07-04-2012 08:22 PM
JayHawker45 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.
07-04-2012 07:08 PM
Maritimer 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!
07-03-2012 05:17 PM
Brew
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Originally Posted by jameslee97206

My old jeep. I run a soft top year round in Oregon, heater in a TJ kicks ass just don't run it on the highest setting as it will cause problems. The TJ in my avatar pic has a soft top, I bought a hard top last year but sold it as I really don't need it. The heater works that good Tell your mom to go for it.
What do you mean the highest setting causes problems? I haven't herders this before.
07-03-2012 05:00 PM
desertrat04 The heater in my TJ is the better heater I have ever had in any of my previous vehicles. I drove from LC, NM to Dallas/Fort Worth in the middle of winter and I only had it on the second speed because it was making me sweat. Even my oldest son told me to turn it off.
07-03-2012 02:22 PM
computeruser
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Originally Posted by LilYeller View Post
I know wranglers are efficent in the snow and they are great for driving in the snow and very capable in the snow BUT.. is the heater that comes in the wrangler good enough to keep a person warm? I have used the heater in my Jeep when it got all the way down to below 50 and it worked great... But thats hardly snow weather and she is in the snow belt. Also she gets cold very easy and I know these are pretty drafty with just soft tops.
Yes, it kicks out too much heat much of the time, actually. No shortage of warm, for sure.
07-02-2012 08:39 PM
2003 wrangler I live in Ohio and I think the heater is great and really throws a lot of heat out in my tj. As soon as the thermostat hits operating temperature it will throw out an extreme amount of heat. I would go for it if I was her. Just make sure she keeps it in good conditiion because the northeast ohio winters are very rough on a vehicle thats why I need to get rid of a little rust on my tj this summer. I dont have a lot of rust but its actually in good condition for being in pa all its life but it needs to be done before the winter. She will like it in the snow storms we get up here. lol
07-01-2012 09:17 PM
Hockeygeek21 Yesterday it got around 50 at night and I cranked the heat in my YJ just to keep my feet warm and o had to turn it off because it was hurting my feet it was so hot...
07-01-2012 04:19 PM
LilYeller Thanks for all the input folks! Thats the only thing she was worried about, keeping warm in the winter. Otherwise she was sold on it the second I took her out in the Jeep with the top in safari mode and doors off.
07-01-2012 02:00 PM
bobjenkins Its 113 degrees today. I really wish I had the same problem as your mom!
07-01-2012 01:16 PM
TJDave The heater in my TJ is the best heater I have had in any vehicle I have owned. That's a lot of vehicles because I'm old. 50. lol.

In fact, it works too good if you do not use it properly. It may crack your windshield on sub-freezing temps if you let it warm up with the defroster on hot/hi. Mine did.

It kept me toasty on the last snow run with just a Safari top, half doors, and soft uppers.

I know nothing about JK's, but I don't see why it would be any different.
07-01-2012 01:01 PM
Renaissance_Redneck I was driving around the Sierra Nevadas (California) at the end of May, with the top off (though I did have my front doors and Freedom Panels installed). We kept toasty warm, even though these were the conditions:



06-28-2012 10:56 AM
lindel Coldest day this last winter was around 17*F. Was plenty warm enough with a soft top.
06-28-2012 09:19 AM
iluvshoes Milwaukee, WI here and my BF has a bikini top on his and during the winters that cabin (being so small) gets hot quick. I love it because I too get cuper cold. I just got my Wrangler (hardtop) so I haven't had the pleasure of testing mine out yet. I can tell you the AC rocks. That thing blows out some serious air.

I would tell your mom to get a hardtop. It will keep the heat better. I have some serious air tight seals on mine. I have to make sure I shut my doors hard enough or the door message will stay on.
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