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Unread 04-25-2013, 08:56 AM   #16
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I appreciate the feed back guys, looking for this combo later on for another project because parts are so plentiful just love the power of the inline 4.0 litre the tone and torque is what grabs me and also up here in maine I've seen 2wd xj's but never seen 2wd zj's
Maybe in a lawnmower or small buggy.... but if the vehicle weighs more than 1500 pounds don't waste your time

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Unread 04-25-2013, 09:45 AM   #17
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I own a 2wd 98 zj. It was bought down in Texas and they had an option of 2wd since it's pretty much flat down there.

Now that I live where it snows... Winters are bearable I just take my time so the rear doesn't fishtail too much
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Unread 04-25-2013, 10:24 AM   #18
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Well I'm in Florida and its my dd I wouldn't have it any other way either it very flat here and I very rarely go off road but when I do I'm always aware that its still a 2wd haha so I don't do anything crazy
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Unread 04-25-2013, 11:11 AM   #19
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Here in Austin I see a lot of 2wd ZJs, including my daily driver. I bought it because it was the best vehicle I could find at the time I was looking for the money I had to spend. My girlfriend says I'm slowly replacing every part.
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Unread 04-29-2013, 08:34 PM   #20
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all over the place around here. in my particular area there seems to be a lot of them with big *** chrome wheels too. looks like ****
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Unread 04-29-2013, 09:44 PM   #21
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I guess I should pay closer attention...most of the ZJs i've seen in DFW and Houston have been 4wd, including mine. Though lately I haven't paid much attention.

It's really odd that ZJs are mostly 4WD around here, because there are a LOT of Patriots and other newer Jeeps around here that are almost all 2wd, I haven't seen but maybe 1 4wd Patriot around here, in Boston it's totally opposite (I know because of snow).
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Unread 04-29-2013, 10:11 PM   #22
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all over the place around here. in my particular area there seems to be a lot of them with big *** chrome wheels too. looks like ****
Haha, isn't that just sad.
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Unread 04-29-2013, 10:48 PM   #23
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in a way im a 2wd in disguise too lol, my front cv driveshaft blew apart so its taken out right now
I rolled like that for a year after mine grenaded and then one night i got my front tire stuck in a hole and had to be pulled out by a ford. So the hunt began( i was determined for that to never happen again). It took 4 months of junk yard and CL searching and it paid off got one off CL that had less than 90k miles on it for 40$.
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Unread 05-14-2013, 12:30 PM   #24
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I own a 2wd 98 zj. It was bought down in Texas and they had an option of 2wd since it's pretty much flat down there.

Now that I live where it snows... Winters are bearable I just take my time so the rear doesn't fishtail too much
I can't control myself in the snow so i need the 4WD lol!!
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Unread 05-14-2013, 03:48 PM   #25
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There are a few around here. One in particular I used to see sit in front of a tire shop. It was lifted, ARB bumper, roof rack, everything. I wanted mine to look like that one! I finally stopped by one day to ask about the lift and tires: 4.5" with 32s. I asked him how it did off road. He said "Offroad? I never take it offroad!" I asked why not and he said it was a 2wd, for looks only...
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Unread 05-14-2013, 03:52 PM   #26
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There are a few around here. One in particular I used to see sit in front of a tire shop. It was lifted, ARB bumper, roof rack, everything. I wanted mine to look like that one! I finally stopped by one day to ask about the lift and tires: 4.5" with 32s. I asked him how it did off road. He said "Offroad? I never take it offroad!" I asked why not and he said it was a 2wd, for looks only...
Mall crawler. haha

I honestly have maybe seen 2 or 3 2wd zj's or xj's. Living in Utah, Arizona and now Mass 4wd is the norm.
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Unread 05-14-2013, 05:24 PM   #27
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Mall crawler. haha

I honestly have maybe seen 2 or 3 2wd zj's or xj's. Living in Utah, Arizona and now Mass 4wd is the norm.
id say 60% of the ZJs and XJs i see here are 2wd
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Unread 05-14-2013, 06:06 PM   #28
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id say 60% of the ZJs and XJs i see here are 2wd
that's because it's phoenix haha! sorry I hate phoenix. Tucson/Flagstaff far more 4x4's
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Unread 05-14-2013, 06:12 PM   #29
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that's because it's phoenix haha! sorry I hate phoenix. Tucson/Flagstaff far more 4x4's
Im right with you, phoenix is kind of a **** hole lol. i actually live in the ahwatukee suburb of phoenix though
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Unread 05-15-2013, 11:26 AM   #30
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Which is quite the opposite of out here.

I don't think I've seen a single 2WD ZJ in Utah. And I see at least 10 a day.
up here i have seen one but not a 4.0 it was on craigslist with a 5.2, but over here 4x4's are the only suv or trucks worth buying
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