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Unread 03-21-2013, 06:20 PM   #31
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The 9'ers are nice. My buddy has one. It can boogie, but I love my 4.slow. I didn't buy a jeep so I could go fast.

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Unread 03-21-2013, 06:21 PM   #32
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Unread 03-21-2013, 07:05 PM   #33
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I have almost got mine in tip top shape and I got it in 8/11, just a few more things to fix.
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Unread 03-21-2013, 07:50 PM   #34
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Its a combo of "it's a Jeep thing... You wouldn't understand" and "if you have to ask, you can't afford it". Put em together & you get "if you have to ask, you wouldn't understand?"

I think... I just made that up. For me, there was no other ZJ I would have bought.
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Unread 03-21-2013, 07:55 PM   #35
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I would say power is not the only thing you gain...you also get a crappy transfer case that most people downgrade.
Unless you have an Atlas, I'll put my personal 242 against your case any day... Oh, and most ZJs have the 249, of those that don't they are mostly 242s. So, since we're talking about why. 5.9s are the best in the ZJ world, the 249 isn't an issue.
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Unread 03-21-2013, 07:56 PM   #36
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The 9'ers are nice. My buddy has one. It can boogie, but I love my 4.slow. I didn't buy a jeep so I could go fast.
With it's massive torque, It goes slow better too! ;-)
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Unread 03-21-2013, 08:27 PM   #37
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You'll understand when you come up to a light next to one in your I6.
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Unread 03-22-2013, 12:00 AM   #38
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Y'all only put 1k into your V8? I must be doing **** wrong, I put in 6k. That was after my buddy blew the engine and trans though.
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Unread 03-22-2013, 06:55 AM   #39
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Unread 03-22-2013, 07:15 AM   #40
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I got mine for $1400. I've put more than $1500 into it and probably a couple hundred man hours. It's been totally, 100% worth it. Don't regret it a bit. If I found another one for that price, I'd buy it just to have two of them.
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Unread 03-22-2013, 07:23 AM   #41
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Any V8 ZJ you buy you will probably have to sink 1000 dollars into it just fixing the worn out parts. Viscous coupler, bushings, plenum gasket, ect. I have almost got mine in tip top shape and I got it in 8/11, just a few more things to fix.

Yea I bought mine in Oct of 2010 i believe.. I have spent about $1,000+ on repairs over the last 2 years. Lots of things.. I feel like half my Jeep is new.. lol

Waterpump, timing chain, gaskets, powersteering, tensioner, pully's/belts, viscous coupler, control arms.. axle shafts ect.. Not going to count tires and brakes as thats a given . I still need to fix my plenum this spring, and probly should get new shocks, then gatta have my rear looked at to see why its making noises at 65-70mph.

You know I sware I see more Silver niner's then anything.. Guess Silver was a popular color. If you look at the specs between the engines... 4.0 has what 225ft lbs of torque, the 5.2 has 300 that 75 more.. Then the 5.9 has what 350 or something thats almost as much of a diff from the 4.0 and 5.2 and we all know how slow the 4.0 is lol.. You know until we got the camaro i didnt realize how slow the 5.9 is tho compared to a real sports car lol.. This camaro blows my 5.9 out of the water and after driving it for awhile and going to my 5.9 i feel my 5.9 is really slow lol.. I beleive the camaro is 4.2 seconds 0-60 lol 5.9 is 6.9-7.2 seconds lol thats almost 2x faster... Only thing is i still dont like the visibility in the camaro compared to my Jeep. I also didnt realize how bad the brakes are compared to it.. the camaro stops from 100mph in like 2 seconds.. so hard it feels like your eyes are poping outa your head.. my 5.9 if i hit the brakes hard lol.. the front wheels squish almost and the Jeep feels like its gonna move sideways
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Unread 03-22-2013, 11:25 AM   #42
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The look on the asshat's face in the fancy tuner/bmw/etc that thinks he is gonna be slick and pass you at a light cause its a 'slow jeep'. Then you go wot at the green. That was enough reason for me. With a properly working VC the 249 is actually stronger than the 242. In winter climates, I prefer the 249 as a DD over the 242. On paper, it was hard to justify the extra cost of one. Test drive one and you will see. My wife was a little pissed when she found out it drinks premium until she drove it. Now I practically have to battle her to drive my own Jeep!
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Unread 03-22-2013, 12:12 PM   #43
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[QUOTE="leadfootny"]With a properly working VC the 249 is actually stronger than the 242./QUOTE]

Unless you custom build your own 242! ;-)
The bad thing about the VC is even when it's functioning properly, you have to be meticulous about rotating tires. If they get more than a 3/32" variance with each other, the VC won't be functioning properly for long.
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Unread 03-22-2013, 12:17 PM   #44
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With a properly working VC the 249 is actually stronger than the 242./QUOTE]

Unless you custom build your own 242! ;-)
The bad thing about the VC is even when it's functioning properly, you have to be meticulous about rotating tires. If they get more than a 3/32" variance with each other, the VC won't be functioning properly for long.
You should be meticulous about rotating tires anyways along with proper pressure.
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Unread 03-22-2013, 12:23 PM   #45
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5.9 sounds like lots of power, but wondering if the rest of the Jeep is up to it, as far as the stress to the transmission/rear end is concerned?
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