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post #25861 of 44375 Old 09-28-2013, 01:13 PM
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Finally got off my butt and put in the sound bar that I removed two years ago because the speakers were blown. I lost the plastic center fastener so I had to fab one out of a plastic all anchor. Ghetto style. Sounds good. 6.5" polks fit in there without widening the holes. The screens didn't fit though.

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post #25862 of 44375 Old 09-28-2013, 01:26 PM
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Bent Tube.

bumper work on mine





j/k tacked on to see what it looked like. What i actually did



and cage work on another

1998 ZJ-- lowered a touch

2005 GMC 2500HD 496 C.I.

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post #25863 of 44375 Old 09-28-2013, 02:11 PM
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Priced out everything I'd need to rebuild the Jeep how I'd like. $20,000. I don't have $20,000 nor do I really want to spend that much on a 16 year old Jeep. At the same time, I feel like, if I don't go through everything with a fine-tooth comb like that, I won't be happy with it.

So now I have to ask myself: Is it time to give up the ghost and sell it? If I did, I could probably afford to buy that motorcycle and not have to worry about reliability for awhile. But it's kind of heartbreaking to contemplate. I mean, she's my baby, can I really just get rid of her?

I don't know, guys. I don't know.

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post #25864 of 44375 Old 09-28-2013, 02:29 PM
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I've gone through that dilemma with my car a couple of times. How long have you owned your ZJ? My car ended up staying both times I thought about selling it because of two reasons. my grandmother gave me the car after My grandfather died; it was his car. I've also owned the car for 9 years and have a lot of blood, sweat, tears, and money into it which I'll never get back.

97 ZJ - 5.2L, 242, 4" IRO lift w/short arms & adj. TBs, JKS Discos/BPEs, DT3000s, Aussie'd 44A, sliders, bumpers, bunch o' skids, 31" Duratracs on 15x8s
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post #25865 of 44375 Old 09-28-2013, 03:02 PM
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Went to the stealership and ordered a new ignition cylinder to replace the one the PO broke.

Then I'll finally have one key for the whole jeep, and the ignition wont fall out.

Started tearing down the acura, it's not worth the money to rebuild so it's going away.

1996 ZJ Green Laredo V8, 2.5" OME and Bilsteins, 33's, Holes drilled in the roof.
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I heard someone yell "mall crawler" from the back porch. I'll go see who said that. Be right back.
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post #25866 of 44375 Old 09-28-2013, 03:15 PM
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Drained my catch can and I'm surprised only a teaspoon worth came out. Figured it would've been a lot more.

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post #25867 of 44375 Old 09-28-2013, 03:44 PM
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What will it be like in snow and mud, RWD only?

It is coming up for winter Anyone experienced this?
It's not bad. I generally don't go for 4wd in the snow until it gets pretty bad. I've done 6 inches on A/Ts in 2wd with no issues.
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post #25868 of 44375 Old 09-28-2013, 04:00 PM
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It's not bad. I generally don't go for 4wd in the snow until it gets pretty bad. I've done 6 inches on A/Ts in 2wd with no issues.
Same here. I usually keep the 4wd for the really deep or slushy stuff.

Today I cleaned the windows, inside and out. Put on my ET/JF decal, then applied Rain X to the outside glass.
Still trying to decide where to put my large black Thundercats logo decal though.
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post #25869 of 44375 Old 09-28-2013, 04:39 PM
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Got the stock Mopar T stat today since the 180* is too cold for winter times. Spidertrax 1.25" spacers are on the way, OME 2.5" HD coils put in some "like new" 789 injectors, just put in a new Kenwood head unit and partially installed the sirrius/xm. I need to finish running the antennae wire to the rear and out the hatch. I almost have this thing perfect.
The irony is that we may be taking a job out of the country indefinitely so I may be selling it which kind of bums me out. At this point it's a 50/50 coin toss with the call on tails. I'll know in a few weeks. I was about to get an SCT tuner from Flyin' Ryan until I heard. Now everything is on hold.
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post #25870 of 44375 Old 09-28-2013, 04:41 PM
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If you have good tires and aren't too heavy in the foot it should be fine. They are overall pretty well distributed for weight.

I've got a heavy foot so I end up putting the back out on the niner in 2wd when it rains. Always comes back when I want it to though.

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I heard someone yell "mall crawler" from the back porch. I'll go see who said that. Be right back.
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post #25871 of 44375 Old 09-28-2013, 05:07 PM
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Drove it 80 miles got my Gf a engagement ring and drive back why are diamonds so ****ing expensive!
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post #25872 of 44375 Old 09-28-2013, 05:08 PM
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And I got a 500$ bridal certificate I don't wanna spend anymore money lol
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post #25873 of 44375 Old 09-28-2013, 05:51 PM
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Went to my friends work for lunch and the parking lot was packed. Called her and asked if I could park in the grass and she said yeah. So I did what any of us would do. Found a rock and parked lol
Came outside to leave and her manager had parked his jk up there with me
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post #25874 of 44375 Old 09-28-2013, 05:52 PM
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Drove it to the store this evening with the headlights, the e-fan, and the defroster going.
Man, I need to hurry up and get a 136A(or larger) alternator....
Before I totally melt this 90A unit it came with....

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post #25875 of 44375 Old 09-28-2013, 08:29 PM
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Not in the zj, but took the wife out for her birthday dinner. Now she's not so mad about the front diff needing rebuilt.

Sent from...wait, where am I?

1995 Grand Cherokee Ltd., 5.2, 249, stock (for now)
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