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Unread 10-18-2013, 04:45 PM   #26326
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To be fair, the only cars I've ever had problems with were non-OHC cars. This Jeep and my RX7. Also, it has like 100 more hp and gets out of its way a lot more easily than my Jeep can. On the upside, I do think the Pentastar is chain-timed, which means basically maintenance-free and that's always a win.
haha you use the 2 most maintenance intensive vehicles i know of to compare against a new wrangler but really though you should think about the diesel

lol

guess im just salty about one of ours selling his ride and going new

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Unread 10-18-2013, 05:14 PM   #26327
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Bought her Thursday, 10/17/13. Original owner, 139,xxx miles, 2in BB lift, 31x10.50xR15 BFG A/T KO. 5.2L V8 w/ 249 (all paperwork) and every whistle in between all for the low price of $2,500 US dollars!

I love the COLOR by the way too!
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Unread 10-18-2013, 05:21 PM   #26328
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Bought her Thursday, 10/17/13. Original owner, 139,xxx 2in BB lift, 31x10.50xR15 BFG A/T KO. 5.2L V8 w/ 249 (all paperwork) and every whistle in between all for the low price of $2,500 US dollars!

I love the COLOR by the way too!
Congrats. I love that color too.:thumbup:

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Unread 10-18-2013, 06:38 PM   #26329
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Added spacers in the rear, cleaned up my trimming in the rear as well
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Unread 10-18-2013, 07:37 PM   #26330
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I used to be in the mid 140 dB range in my Caprice before I swapped out my subs. I was running a couple of 12s in 4.5 net cubes tuned to 28Hz on 1 kW. It surprised a lot of people. It would definitely move your hair. You've got to be in the 155+ range for it to start affecting your breathing. I've only been in a handful of cars with that kind of range and they were 4 kW +, at least 2 18s, and walled off. Also, batteries aren't the best way to help with voltage issues. They'll help deliver the extra current you need, but if the alternator can't keep up with the current demand at 14.4 or 13.8 V (whatever it charges at), you're going to get a voltage drop. Your charging system needs to be sufficient as well as the battery(ies).

156.2 DB in a friends 2001 Pathfinder slot ported box 4 12" Rockford Power HX2 subs and 4 Kole Audop 1000 watt RMS amps.

151.6 in my 2003 Ram standard cab 4 10" Type R subs and a single Power 1000 Rockford amp.

More installs than i can list

I ran a car stereo shop for 9 years, done it all seen it all.
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Unread 10-18-2013, 07:40 PM   #26331
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Did this for my sister a few weekends ago. Took me about 8 hours start to finish. Single Diamond audio 12 and a mono Pioneer amp in a 2011 Genesis Coupe Turbo
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Unread 10-18-2013, 07:53 PM   #26332
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I test drove a JKU Rubicon today. Some time next year, the ZJ is getting sold. Gonna save up some money and buy a new Rubi. I'll come back to ZJs some day, but I just can't justify the money pit this one has become.
Don't get so lost in after market parts that you end up with another money pit!

......when you get it, ill hate you, nothing personal!
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Unread 10-18-2013, 07:57 PM   #26333
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The first gen JK's have more engine and axle problems than anything else. The new JK seems to have solved these problems atleast for now. We'll see how well they are holding up in a few years.
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Unread 10-18-2013, 08:30 PM   #26334
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Don't get so lost in after market parts that you end up with another money pit!

......when you get it, ill hate you, nothing personal!
I already hate myself for liking it so much. My pride as a ZJ guy stings deep at the thought of a JKU being "trading up".

But OH GOD THE AFTERMARKET. Quadratec sends me a bunch of catalogs, and they all have a couple pages for XJs and the rest is TJ and JK as far as you can flip pages. I'm drooling already.
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The first gen JK's have more engine and axle problems than anything else. The new JK seems to have solved these problems atleast for now. We'll see how well they are holding up in a few years.
The new JK doesn't use the 3.8 junker and has D44s at both ends. It's at the very least an improvement.
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haha you use the 2 most maintenance intensive vehicles i know of to compare against a new wrangler but really though you should think about the diesel

lol

guess im just salty about one of ours selling his ride and going new
I wish they were making a diesel. It'd be neat as hell. It'd also be expensive and push a $40k Jeep to $46k.

Believe me, my pride as a Grand Cherokee guy is hurt because this JK is so good. If I could afford a WK2, I'd be going that route, but I can't, but I can afford a JKU and I don't think that would be settling either.

So there's my plan.
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Unread 10-18-2013, 08:49 PM   #26335
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Looked at it. Sitting there. All alone and cold.
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Unread 10-18-2013, 11:41 PM   #26336
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it has a 136 amp alternator for now

i may look at adding a 160 amp for some extra power
I have a 160 amp i am looking to get rid of.
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Unread 10-19-2013, 12:16 AM   #26337
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Busy weekend. K&N intake, 62mm throttle body and spacer, ported & polished "keg" intake swap, wrapped stainless header, Firepower ignition, new plugs. Runnin like a champ.
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Unread 10-19-2013, 12:58 AM   #26338
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I drove in the Jeep, sat in the Jeep and slept in the Jeep for the last 24 hours while traveling to the northwest region of Iowa to pick up a motorcycle my uncle had given me for free.

The Jeep drove flawlessly for the 1200 mile round trip, not one hiccup and it was basically driving for at least 20-22 of the hours. 211,XXX miles and I couldn't be happier with it, honestly. Averaged somewhere around 17-18 mpg throughout the entire trip, various drivers with different driving habits.

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Trade ya!
Pretty darn tempting.




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What's in Iowa? Lol
This! (My brother and father are in the picture)

Pretty beat up and crusty, but it should be a pretty interesting project and learning experience.



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Unread 10-19-2013, 08:18 AM   #26339
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Bout ta go wheelin
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Unread 10-19-2013, 08:44 AM   #26340
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Bout ta go wheelin
Remover to take pics!
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