Jeep Wrangler

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by orlgheenoer, Jan 24, 2009.

  1. orlgheenoer

    orlgheenoer Well-Known Member

    Think a V6 jeep would be a good vehicle for towing the skiff between Orlando and The lagoon? I put something like 40,000 miles and allot of wear and tear on my parents Honda element last year and my little truck doesn't have the power to pull my boat.
  2. orlgheenoer

    orlgheenoer Well-Known Member

    I was thinking something like this...

  3. skinny_water

    skinny_water Well-Known Member

    They don't come in a v6...just to let you know. And if you go that route you should end up with a cherokee, because you can lock up your stuff. But the I6 is a great motor. Worked on several of them. Only had to replace water pumps, and a starter. Oh, and stay away from manual.
  4. orlgheenoer

    orlgheenoer Well-Known Member

    sorry i ment I6 not v6;) stay away from manual? why do you say that?i can't to automatic :(
  5. skinny_water

    skinny_water Well-Known Member

    Hard shifting with that motor. Automatic is less to fool around with when you have your girl with you.
  6. orlgheenoer

    orlgheenoer Well-Known Member

  7. skinny_water

    skinny_water Well-Known Member

    I had a stick was nice for racing...bad for everything else.
  8. skinny_water

    skinny_water Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah, and it would suck if your clutch went out when you are at the ramp with your boat looking like a real d-bag. Chickies love that too.
  9. orlgheenoer

    orlgheenoer Well-Known Member

    That would suck but, I got Pals in low places that could hep me;)
  10. skinny_water

    skinny_water Well-Known Member

    Found one today in the same color, but it had a V8 in it. Lift kit, custom front bumper with fog lamps, stick shift. 5,900
  11. orlgheenoer

    orlgheenoer Well-Known Member

    Nice sounds like what i am after then v8 is appealing.

    got his #?
  12. tom_in_orl

    tom_in_orl Founder of Microskiff, Member of the Gheenoe Army

    Tanner, Give me a call. Lots to explain.

  13. cal1320

    cal1320 Well-Known Member

  14. orlgheenoer

    orlgheenoer Well-Known Member

    That picture is behind my grampas RV
  15. iMacattack

    iMacattack busy, too busy

    I loved my Jeep. Wish I never got rid of it... but with that said... short wheelbase vehicles do NOT make good towing platforms. The heavier the tow the worst the problem...
  16. tom_in_orl

    tom_in_orl Founder of Microskiff, Member of the Gheenoe Army

    They do for a true micro ;D But I told him the same thing for his boat. Especially for any towing that covers longer distances.

    I have no problems with stick when launching my boat. I installed the appropriate gear ratios for my 33" tires and I use 4wd low on the ramp. Its very easy on the clutch.
  17. HighSide25

    HighSide25 Well-Known Member

    you still need a snorkel for the just in case times, like two weeks ago :D
  18. Fuzzy_Bruce

    Fuzzy_Bruce Well-Known Member

    I pulled the Gldesmen with a Wrangler for a year. The short wheelbase and 4X4 was great for backing into interesting areas to launch with out the need for a ramp.

    The jeep with near a 100,000 miles had a standard stick tranny that was never a problem, including the clutch.

    I did upgrade to a Cherokee and really like the assumed security of being able to lock up the tackle.
  19. The_Skiff_Shop

    The_Skiff_Shop Well-Known Member

    Had a Rubi with an I6 / auto.  Great for towing up to 2K lbs short distances (5 miles or less) and the bomb for backing at the ramp.  However, with the short wheel base, I experienced a huge pucker factor on slimy ramps.  Wheel base is just too short and found myself towing a Gheenoe with an F250 4x4 7.3 diesel (you get the picture) on days I was launching at low tide.  Only way I could insure the Rubi would be around to drive another day. ;)

    You've been given good advice.  Go the Cherokee instead so you can take your GF to lunch and still have your rods when you come back out.  Chicks hate it when your lost rods take your attention away from them. ;)
  20. Flyline

    Flyline Won "Do More With Less" Award!

    My pops owned a 2 CJ-7 with 304 V-8's and 4 speed tranny manual are badazzes jeep but 256 or 286 I-6 engine are even better motor....more relialable engine.

    He said he wish he should never sold these jeeps.

    Becareful what u look for Tanner........Don't' buy offroad Jeeps and look for the owners took seriously care for their jeeps tht's last longer.