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post #12706 of 43857 Old 06-20-2012, 06:30 PM
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pics of the cut bumper and the evap relocate complete.

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post #12707 of 43857 Old 06-20-2012, 06:59 PM
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post #12708 of 43857 Old 06-20-2012, 07:18 PM
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OT: Took a pic of it, i have some adj. lower control arms coming from IRO, still need to get uppers and an adj. rear track bar, im riding around on a trackbar bracket right now . Oh and found an old picture on photobucket of what it used to look like about a year ago.

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Iv got all blue. Other than the map lights. Those will be white,maybe blue. No sure. Kinda leaning towards Blue now cause the white will take away from the blue.

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post #12709 of 43857 Old 06-20-2012, 07:19 PM
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It's pretty cool actually. They send you a rule book with codes for extra privileges at certain places. There are freebees, secret meetings, glamorous after hours parties all expenses paid. Of course you have to look like none of this happens and manually work on your niner as it falls apart. All part of the exclusiveness though.
If I wasn't so against V8s by nature, that would be perfect for me. Especially the working on it part.

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post #12710 of 43857 Old 06-20-2012, 07:26 PM
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If I wasn't so against V8s by nature, that would be perfect for me. Especially the working on it part.
Ah well I have only owned V8 ZJ's so I stuck with what was familiar.
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post #12711 of 43857 Old 06-20-2012, 07:38 PM
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Ah well I have only owned V8 ZJ's so I stuck with what was familiar.
I've owned cars with all kinds of engines, and V8s are by far my least favorite to work with. They're also the worst at sucking down fuel and the noise they make is just noise. Now, I6's on the other hand. I love 'em. I love 'em more than rotaries, and I used to own an RX7.

To me, a V8 is a thrashy combination of 2 inline 4's welded together. I just don't like it. No finesse.

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post #12712 of 43857 Old 06-20-2012, 07:45 PM
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Ah well I have only owned V8 ZJ's so I stuck with what was familiar.
I just got my first V8 97 5.2l TSi, Robbed them blind for it too. After a front axel replacement and drive shaft cut down still a steal!
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post #12713 of 43857 Old 06-20-2012, 07:47 PM
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I've owned cars with all kinds of engines, and V8s are by far my least favorite to work with. They're also the worst at sucking down fuel and the noise they make is just noise. Now, I6's on the other hand. I love 'em. I love 'em more than rotaries, and I used to own an RX7.

To me, a V8 is a thrashy combination of 2 inline 4's welded together. I just don't like it. No finesse.
I've always loved working one my 4.0s!
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I've owned cars with all kinds of engines, and V8s are by far my least favorite to work with. They're also the worst at sucking down fuel and the noise they make is just noise. Now, I6's on the other hand. I love 'em. I love 'em more than rotaries, and I used to own an RX7.

To me, a V8 is a thrashy combination of 2 inline 4's welded together. I just don't like it. No finesse.
Couldn't disagree more. V8 rules for sound, and being every race engine in every class, except a couple that have to run something else, is a v8, I would say they have plenty of finesse lol. Never seen a 6000 Hp top fuel i6, or an 850 Hp i4 in NASCAR.

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Decided my zj needs to be taken off the road for a while since I'm moving out soon.
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post #12716 of 43857 Old 06-20-2012, 08:17 PM
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Couldn't disagree more. V8 rules for sound, and being every race engine in every class, except a couple that have to run something else, is a v8, I would say they have plenty of finesse lol. Never seen a 6000 Hp top fuel i6, or an 850 Hp i4 in NASCAR.
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post #12717 of 43857 Old 06-20-2012, 08:22 PM
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Couldn't disagree more. V8 rules for sound, and being every race engine in every class, except a couple that have to run something else, is a v8, I would say they have plenty of finesse lol. Never seen a 6000 Hp top fuel i6, or an 850 Hp i4 in NASCAR.
I on the other hand have seen 1700hp rotaries. And superpower I4s.

Of course, NASCAR is more about who's the luckiest driver; the cars are all basically identical, due to the class's restrictions.

Also, it should be noted the engineering that goes into a race V8 is far superior to that of any production model. NASCAR Chevies aren't using LS-series. Toyota's engines aren't 1UZs. A large number of European and Japanese racing series don't use V8s at all. Mazda's Furai was a 3-rotor that kicked ***. Nissan built the Skyline GT-R as a racecar first and then de-tuned its I6 to make it a production car so they could enter it in various racing leagues.

Besides, nothing beats the sound of a Nissan V6. The sound of a VG30 is enough to make my pants tight, on its own. V8s just sound like a barrel rolling down a hill.

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I on the other hand have seen 1700hp rotaries. And superpower I4s.

Of course, NASCAR is more about who's the luckiest driver; the cars are all basically identical, due to the class's restrictions.

Also, it should be noted the engineering that goes into a race V8 is far superior to that of any production model. NASCAR Chevies aren't using LS-series. Toyota's engines aren't 1UZs. A large number of European and Japanese racing series don't use V8s at all. Mazda's Furai was a 3-rotor that kicked ***. Nissan built the Skyline GT-R as a racecar first and then de-tuned its I6 to make it a production car so they could enter it in various racing leagues.

Besides, nothing beats the sound of a Nissan V6. The sound of a VG30 is enough to make my pants tight, on its own. V8s just sound like a barrel rolling down a hill.
Love the deep rumble of a v8

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post #12719 of 43857 Old 06-20-2012, 08:34 PM
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Let me just say it like this:

I was a tuner before I was a Jeeper. I worked on Japanese cars with all sorts of engines (including V8s) before I ever touched a Jeep. I saw all kinds of crazy things done with inline-6's and inline-4's. Superchargers, turbochargers, nitrous oxide, mechanical. All kinds of ways these people pulled power out of engines. It took me a good while to get over the idea that 2.4l is not a big engine, because you can't go much over that in an I4. Hell, I used to own an RX7. The engine in that is a 200hp 1.3l. (The final model in 2002 had the same engine, boosted to 300hp by sequential turbochargers) The power-weight ratios on these engines is phenomenal. A lot of people also did LS1 swaps for easy horsepower, which threw off their cars' weight balance and really ruined it. V8s seem like the thrashy easy way out to me. They're not the fruit of personal ingenuity and labor. They're a cheap lay.

I don't like them. At all.

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