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Unread 02-25-2014, 02:26 PM   #1
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Tsi

Saw my first tsi today,what did they have that any other gc doesnt have?

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Unread 02-25-2014, 02:28 PM   #2
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Some different badging with a purple stripe and ugly wheels.
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Unread 02-25-2014, 06:48 PM   #3
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Lol,thanks polka
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Unread 02-26-2014, 06:19 AM   #4
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They also had the Highlander leather interior, had the darker faux wood before the Niner got it, they all had a 249 unless otherwise ordered with a 242 or 2WD. It came with all the same standard options as the Limited (I have the 97 sales brochure to prove this) but had colored plastic cladding, not the standard gray cladding the Laredo had. Here's some pics of mine and some good interior pics so you can see the difference in seats...

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I can't find any pics in my Photobucket from before I pulled off the purple pinstripe. The interior was swapped in lieu of manual cloth seats because cloth is far superior to leather. I no longer have the wheels either. I sold them to some guy with a WJ who was certain they'd fit regardless of how many times I tried to assure him ZJs and WJs have different bolt patterns. His money eventually won that argument.
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Here's your purple stripe... Saw this guy last time I was at the JY.

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Unread 02-26-2014, 07:25 AM   #6
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I think they also sat just a little lower then the others cause i went and looked at one and my limited had 2 inches on it
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Fancy trim and some snazzy interior features are the only differences that I know of
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Unread 02-26-2014, 10:52 AM   #8
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]It came with all the same standard options as the Limited (I have the 97 sales brochure to prove this) but had colored plastic cladding, not the standard gray cladding the Laredo had.
It's the same plastic, with the same lackluster fade resistance. All they did was shave the Laredo emblems from the molds and put a purple pinstripe on.

Actually I quite like that pinstripe on a TSi.

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I think they also sat just a little lower then the others cause i went and looked at one and my limited had 2 inches on it
They don't, actually. You may have seen a modified TSi or one with badly sagging springs.
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Unread 02-26-2014, 11:11 AM   #9
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Ride height is identical and the plastic is different. If I were home, I'd take a picture of the cladding "options" from the sales brochure. They have different color names. Black TSi models had a darker colored cladding while the other two colors had a lighter colored cladding when compared to the standard Laredo cladding.
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Unread 02-26-2014, 01:11 PM   #10
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Oh right on well I just know mine sits higher
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Unread 02-26-2014, 04:07 PM   #11
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Some different badging with a purple stripe and ugly wheels.
I have a TSI and I don't have the Purple stripe. I do however have some ugly gold rims lol.
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Unread 02-26-2014, 04:50 PM   #12
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The TSi never came with gold rims. Check my picture above. It only came with those. Also, for colors, it came in inly black, a purple color, and a silver kind of color (I'm colorblind and can't remember the exact name of the color, silver is what it appears to be to me).
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Unread 02-26-2014, 10:48 PM   #13
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It may be a different color, but it's the same injection-molded textured styrene, and not the smooth finish painted plastic of the other models.

It came in 3 different colors: Black, Deep Amethyst Pearl, and Silver Mist Pearl.

Why is it every electrician I know is colorblind?
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Unread 02-27-2014, 05:16 AM   #14
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I'm not an electrician. lol. I'm an electrical engineer. I deal with commercial and industrial power. Every control wire is normally gray or sometimes red so I'm good.

And yes, it's molded, textured plastic but it's not the same as it is on the Laredo, it's slightly colored. And thanks for the colors. I have black, which is the best of the 3 anyhow, and quite possibly the best for a ZJ all around.
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Unread 02-27-2014, 11:00 AM   #15
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I'm not an electrician. lol. I'm an electrical engineer. I deal with commercial and industrial power. Every control wire is normally gray or sometimes red so I'm good.

And yes, it's molded, textured plastic but it's not the same as it is on the Laredo, it's slightly colored. And thanks for the colors. I have black, which is the best of the 3 anyhow, and quite possibly the best for a ZJ all around.
You spend your days prodding things with a multimeter and can't see color. This makes you an electrician. Like every other colorblind electrician I know.

In any case, it's well-known that the best TSi color is Deep Amethyst Pearl, and that the best overall ZJ color is Moss Green Pearl.
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