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Unread 05-21-2012, 03:20 PM   #1591
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... when you show off your new trail damage with pride.

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Unread 05-21-2012, 03:54 PM   #1592
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Unread 05-21-2012, 05:52 PM   #1593
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... when you show off your new trail damage with pride.
Hey man, Wilmington eh? Right on same here!
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Unread 05-21-2012, 07:55 PM   #1594
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Owned one?? No.... But i have driven one on many occasion as my neighbor has one that he frequently lends me. I hate the way it rides...I hate the way you have to get in...I hate the view from the drivers seat, as if you have to look around that windshield support on the sides.. Dont like it one bit, everytime i borrow it i remember why I have not sold my ZJ or changed to a wrangler....

The only thing i like about it is the turning radius..... Now dont get me wrong, they are very capable rigs, and they look great when the owners know how to fix them up..I love the way they look, just hate the way they ride.....
My ZJ and my buddy's TJ.
Those look like ND license plates (from looking on my phone anyways) is this true?
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Unread 05-21-2012, 09:03 PM   #1595
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You know you drive a ZJ when....

... when you can find an online forum (jeepforum dotcom ) that actually has knowledgeable peeps with generous advice.



Am currently taking an overnight break from doing the timing belt and water pump on my '03 Hyundai 2.7L Sonata. The online forums I've found S***!!
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Unread 05-21-2012, 10:34 PM   #1596
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when just as this thread has been beat to death, someone revives it with something witty
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Unread 05-21-2012, 10:35 PM   #1597
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Those look like ND license plates (from looking on my phone anyways) is this true?
Negatron sir. Texas..


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Unread 05-21-2012, 10:57 PM   #1598
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when every time you hear a noise while driving you look in the rear view to make sure you didn't loose anything.........
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Unread 05-21-2012, 11:23 PM   #1599
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When you purposely don't wash it after offroading because you're proud of all the dirt and mud on it, and all your neighbors give you dirty looks.
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Unread 05-22-2012, 06:55 AM   #1600
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When you purposely don't wash it after offroading because you're proud of all the dirt and mud on it, and all your neighbors give you dirty looks.
I had a very elderly woman exit her truck with her husband on Sunday( wheeled on Saturday) and asked " how fresh is your paint job" to which I replied only a day old. She laughed and said I did a good job.
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Unread 05-22-2012, 10:28 AM   #1601
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I had a very elderly woman exit her truck with her husband on Sunday( wheeled on Saturday) and asked " how fresh is your paint job" to which I replied only a day old. She laughed and said I did a good job.
hahaha, people around here are less tolerant of things like that


you know you drive a ZJ when at some point during ownership, you need a new transmission
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Unread 05-22-2012, 12:31 PM   #1602
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you know you drive a chrysler when at some point during ownership, you need a new transmission
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Unread 05-22-2012, 12:38 PM   #1603
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when you hate working on anything else
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Unread 05-22-2012, 12:48 PM   #1604
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ftfy
True, I don't understand how for 25 years Chrysler hasn't been able to build a good transmission. You'd think after the issues they'd fire the head guy and find somebody that could build something that will last!

A friend has already had to rebuild his trans on his 2006 Ram with 80k miles on it. My buddy rebuilt his WJ trans at 20k miles... Just terrible!

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when you hate working on anything else
I wouldn't want to work on anything else if I had your ZJ too... My favorite color, tires, motor, etc... Keep it up man!
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Unread 05-22-2012, 01:23 PM   #1605
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True, I don't understand how for 25 years Chrysler hasn't been able to build a good transmission. You'd think after the issues they'd fire the head guy and find somebody that could build something that will last!

A friend has already had to rebuild his trans on his 2006 Ram with 80k miles on it. My buddy rebuilt his WJ trans at 20k miles... Just terrible!



I wouldn't want to work on anything else if I had your ZJ too... My favorite color, tires, motor, etc... Keep it up man!
Yeah, my whole maternal family has the same problems with all their Dodges over the last 20 years. They should just let Borg Warner design the transmissions, instead of just contracting them for assembly.

For that matter, they should start moving to CVTs instead of 8 and 12-speed autos. There's a point when having more gears is ridiculous.
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