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Unread 05-16-2012, 04:18 PM   #1516
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When you have lost count of the # of times you have been pulled over for "improper takeoff" because of the locker chirping the tires around the corner as you take off.

When you ask yourself "Why wash it? I'm just going to get it dirty again."

When your $450 ZJ, in which you have a total of $1500 into (at the time) wins Top 20 award at a Jeep show over the high dollar Wranglers...

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Unread 05-16-2012, 04:19 PM   #1517
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When you realize you're driving a car that cost $30,000 when it was new, 15 years ago ($40k after inflation), had all sorts of awesome standard features (A/C, automatic, and power windows STANDARD?), and you bought it for $1200.
And that the majority of that stuff still works as good as new or better than newer cars with the same or less features
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Unread 05-16-2012, 04:21 PM   #1518
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when you realize you're driving a car that cost $30,000 when it was new, 15 years ago ($40k after inflation), had all sorts of awesome standard features (a/c, automatic, and power windows standard?), and you bought it for $1200.
x2!!!!!!
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Unread 05-16-2012, 04:26 PM   #1519
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When you realize you're driving a car that cost $30,000 when it was new, 15 years ago ($40k after inflation), had all sorts of awesome standard features (A/C, automatic, and power windows STANDARD?), and you bought it for $1200.
Bought mine for 1420$ LOL
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Unread 05-16-2012, 04:59 PM   #1520
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Found yet another use for it.
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Unread 05-16-2012, 05:22 PM   #1521
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And that the majority of that stuff still works as good as new or better than newer cars with the same or less features
True facts. My dad's Saturn was $12,000 in 2002, the A/C is wimpy and not cold, it's a stick, with manual windows and locks. My Jeep was $1200 in 2012 and has beautifully cold A/C, automagic, power windows, et cetera.

He yelled at me when I got it (I still live with him) because he thought it was a piece of crap. (15 years old, blown muffler, bad door) Personally, I think he was just jealous. I remember back in the 90s, he used to want a green Grand Cherokee Laredo. Then I go and get one...

Actually, there's a funny story regarding green ZJ Laredos and my family...
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Unread 05-16-2012, 05:40 PM   #1522
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you spend more on it in the first month than it cost

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Unread 05-16-2012, 05:50 PM   #1523
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They're so rare around my area.. Well modded Jeeps in general, so sad.
every time i turn around theres another modded xj yj tj cj but not too many ZJ's
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Unread 05-16-2012, 06:04 PM   #1524
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every time i turn around theres another modded xj yj tj cj but not too many ZJ's
X2...i think my zj was the biggest and baddest in town. Since ive lowered it to 3.5", I've only seen one more with bigger tires than mine, but less lift. Looks ridiculous if u ask me.
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Unread 05-16-2012, 06:45 PM   #1525
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every time i turn around theres another modded xj yj tj cj but not too many ZJ's
Yeah same here. Sadface.
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Unread 05-16-2012, 08:45 PM   #1526
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Yeah same here. Sadface.

i will not go to the darkside an drive a wrangler ZJ for life well maybe alittle WJ too but still a grand cherokee wife has a WJ but wont let me lift it lol



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Unread 05-16-2012, 08:53 PM   #1527
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I want a JK. I'll admit it. I would most definitely miss my ZJ though.
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Unread 05-16-2012, 08:55 PM   #1528
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I want a JK. I'll admit it. I would most definitely miss my ZJ though.
Best thing about them is 3" lift = 35" no problem
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Unread 05-16-2012, 09:00 PM   #1529
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i just dont like the 4 door wranglers idk i would love to buy a WJ for my self an jack it up but i would also miss the ZJ
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Unread 05-16-2012, 09:01 PM   #1530
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They've really got a lot of cool attributes. They all come standard with brake lock differentials which act like lockers. It's not quite as good as a locker, but it monitors wheel spin and applies the brakes accordingly to get the differentials to send equal power to both wheels. They all come with 32"s except for the base sport model. And one of my personal favorites is they're body on frame. It's not a ZJ, but they're cool vehicles. I really want one if my wife doesn't let me get another vehicle and keep the ZJ when I get start a career. If I can keep the ZJ, I'll probably end up with a WK2 or maybe, dare I say it, a car...
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