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post #1 of 19 Old 06-03-2004, 11:49 AM Thread Starter
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best place to learn about jeeps...

Hi.

Well, I've been posting here for a couple weeks now; and I know absolutely nothing about Jeeps or cars in general... I'm wondering what a good resource would be to learn about my ZJ...

Sure I can pop the trunk; but I don't know what anything is

I really want to deck this baby out soon with a new paintjob, tint, new lights, etc Thinking about a k&n and some other enhancements.

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post #2 of 19 Old 06-03-2004, 12:22 PM
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to know the jeep, i recommend getting a Helms manual. If youre looking for mods, read the FAQ. There are some references for some online retailers within.

I recently purchased a 95 Grand Cherokee V8 and i love it. at the moment, im just interested in restoring it to "new" condition for drivability sake. so there's plenty to do.

Good Luck and Enjoy the ride!
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http://auto.howstuffworks.com/ is a good site to learn the basics of how things work on a car

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Hey,

you've got a rear lift gate not a trunk!

If you've got questions, you can ask here or PM me. If you want to see modded street and trail jeeps and be able to PM those owners, take a look at www.nagca.com under photos.

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you've got a rear lift gate not a trunk!

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As opposed to the front lift gate perhaps?


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Hey,

you've got a rear lift gate not a trunk!

He probably means the hood, this french dude I know calls the hood a 'trunk'

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He probably means the hood, this french dude I know calls the hood a 'trunk'

Yeah I met an English Gent that called the trunk a boot!

It doesn't matter what you drive as long as it is a JEEP.

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I surprised that ANYONE from West BG Virginia knows what the liftgate is!


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I surprised that ANYONE from West BG Virginia knows what the liftgate is!


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here we call a trunk a 'boot' and a hood is a 'bonnet'........ but at least we call the liquid that our cars run on petrol instead of inexplicably reffering to it as 'gas'
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I guess it's funny to know all of us here in the States want more (and cheaper) gas

If you want to know more about ZJ's, definitely get a Haynes manual.

For accessories and info, check out www.quadratec.com and www.kevinsjeepparts.com

www.nagca.com (north american grand cherokee association) is a great site, as suggested - also check out www.automotiveforums.com - there's a Grand Cherokee forum there that's also helpful...

Good luck and welcome to the forum!
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here we call a trunk a 'boot' and a hood is a 'bonnet'........ but at least we call the liquid that our cars run on petrol instead of inexplicably reffering to it as 'gas'
djorkboy:
Do you guys, from down under, use the term “wanker”? I work for a British company. They use it all the time. I find it a great word to use…and a funny one at that.

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indeed wanker is a very common term here, probably one of the top three random insults. i keep forgetting that americans dont say it and they all look at me funny when i call them wankers (which is better than the english who look at me like they are going to kill me when i call them wankers)

I had a girlfriend who was french (yes she was hot, and a ballerina) and taught in a high school out here, she was obsessed with australian slang, I probably still have some of her lists of bizarre australian words if you would like me to post some?

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in the US you are currently paying around the same amount for petrol that we have been paying for the past few years, while we are now paying about 25-30% more than that, it costs me $90 to fill my tank
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