well, before i got too excited about it, i'd tap on the reservoir a few
times, make sure the float isn't stuck in the down position from when the
fluid was low.....of course, if it hasn't already been done, find out the
reason the fluid was low in the first place........
Some locations of the rental companies have jeeps, models differ
based on city, and they really won't guarantee a jeep, but you
can usually talk the customer service agent into a genuine one.
Sometimes you can get a demo from a dealer for a day or two, especially if
you look like you are really serious about buying. It is a good idea to try
it out. I love my Jeep Wrangler but they are not for everybody...
A few years ago my wife's friend had just let her husband buy one, and came
over to talk to me about mine. Hubby sold real estate and wanted to use her
BMW during the week, new Wrangler for skiing on the weekends. How does this
sound to you, placing yourself in the position of devoted BMW owner? Then I
told her the Wrangler's back seats might be a trifle cold for their little
ones with the soft top in Pacific Northwest winter. Next week they were
driving a Grand Cherokee. Happy ending though. They loved it.
Yes -- Find a dealer willing to let you take a demo model out for
a 24hr or so test drive. In my opinion as the buyer you shouldn't
have to fork over any cash to rent a vehicle your evaluating for
a purchase really..
The first dealer I went to wouldn't let me -- granted I don't look
much older then 19-20ish even though I'm 26ish... They didn't
even seem to want me to take it for a test drive period -- the
salesmen kept trying to push me on an old rusty YJ.. Suffice to
say I walked out -- it's their loss..
The second dealership I walked into allowed me to after verifying my
insurance coverage with no problems what-so-ever, they were quite
willing to accomidate me. All I had to do was provide a credit card
to cover any possible photo radar\red light tickets during the test
drive and return it with a full tank of gas -- I was also limited to
stay within 25Km's of city limits and keep it on the pavement --
all fair restricitions in my opinion..
The next day when I returned it, I purchased a new one from
them..That was just over two weeks ago.. Had they not allowed me
to take it for the 24hr test drive I would have simply moved on to
the next dealership, jeep or not..
My neighbor went to the local steel yard and bought some 2x3 box channel and
a length of 6" plate steel. He cut a slot in the box stock, and slipped the
plate into it and welded in in place, then he drilled holes in the plate and
attached to the side of his YJ. The box stock will have to bend in order for
the tub to bend, and he gets the benefit of having a sidestep.
No, I have no pics. Sorry.
Envision, invision, pretend in your mind, a cross between the Tomkin style
bars and the Sun Performance panels that wrap around the bottom of the
He used a chopsaw with a metal cutting blade to cut the slot, so the blade
is the same thickness as the plate steel. He also used some sort of drill
bit that cut countersunk holes, then used a tapered screw. His bars extend
from wheel well to wheel well, and he closed them at both ends. Frankly, I
think he could make some money selling them if he could get them poweder
coated somewhere for cheap.
I saw a powder coating outfit @ eastwood tools for a pretty reasonable. I am
trying to practice my welding until I get enough experience to make my
bumpers, rocker panel guards, etc - next expense w/b to purchase the powder
Was the rocker panel guard strong enough to be a jack point like the ones
made by Sun?
Those spyders look really good. I got to look at an unpainted set a few weeks
my buddy had just got them ups - all they did was slap a shipping label on the
and send them out. they looked nice, beefy too.
I've been trying to get some, but none of their suppliers, nor they, will
ship anything other than UPS and Fedex and I'm not paying 300 bucks for
postage. Carriers like BAX Global charge just over 1/3rd of UPS.
Dave Milne, Scotland
'99 TJ 4.0 Sahara
: >>: >Any
: >>: >recommendations one way or another?
: >>: Sun Performance or FourXDoctor (www.fourxdoctor.com)
: >>: Robert Bills
: >>: KG6LMV
: >>: Orange County CA
: >>: http://www.outdoorwire.com/4x4/jeep/home/jeep-l/billsr.htm
: >>: http://www.RobertBills.com
Drop by my site (Mesa 4x4)... I have one each (TJ, YJ, CJ7) of the Spyder
Customs Rocker Knockers with Slider Bar in stock... I'm sure we can work out
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