When you upgrade the suspension and need to grind every bolt off and use a torch for almost everything. made 5 trips to lowes for nuts and bolts/grinding wheels
Lowe's = BIG MONEY and
Next time look up your local bolt/ nut company. You can always find stuff that's stronger, cheaper and actually made here in the USA. With these three reasons, I'll never buy hardware at HD or Lowe's again unless it's an absolute emergency. Sorry to inform you that most of their grade 8 hardware is overseas garbage anyway.
Sorry that came off wrong. Not trying to dog ya, just trying to help from making the same mistake I did. When I first upgraded my control arms, I ended up using hardware from Lowe's and Home Depot. One of the LCA bolts snapped right as I arrived at hidden falls. Lucky for me, I was carrying the old spares and tools so I was able to fix it on the spot and not have my weekend of wheeling ruined.
Back on topic:
When you don't even consider the fact that every ZJ you buy has a sagging headliner.
When everybody prefers to ride with you due to comfort on the trails or beach!
Or when there is Cheetos and rootbeer spilled all over the interior from "the everybody".
00 4.7 Laredo...KYB gas shocks, ADDCO rear sway bar and Firestone Destination tires.
08 Z71 Suburban, front leveling kit with rear spacers. 285/65 18s Nitto TerraGrappler G2s
94 5.9 Laredo 6.5 RE lift with 35 Maxxis Bighorns
and 33 Bridgestone Duelers
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Haha mine was in the garage for 3 months with the block out. Meanwhile I was running a 84 bronco on 38s, then traded to a yota on 33s. GOD am I glad to be back in a jeep. I will take all the sagging headliners and years and years of VIC beeep beeep beeep as long as I keep my comfy zj
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.
yep my 1992 lebaron convertible ate through 3 before i sold it (at 193k)
my dads sebring on the other hand. in 60k of ownership has eaten an engine, 5 sets of tie rods. 4-5 brake calipers, a upper ball joint (broke and the wheel fell off) and something else i'm sure i've forgotten
and to keep on track. (true story lol)
when you roll up to an intersection with another ZJ to your left and another on the opposite side topped off with an XJ in front of you, as a friendly reminder they made billions of them and they never die (really i never noticed until now that i have one they're EVERYWHERE)
When your neighbor who never talks to you walks up, after getting his mail, at 8:30pm, as you're getting out of it, and says "I like your Jeep" and he's a tad jealous, despite having a much newer model.
1997 Grand Cherokee Orvis Edition
1998 Grand Cherokee 5.9 Limited
when its 12:50 am and you just finished cleaning the ENTIRE jeep. outside, inside vac. windows, all the plastics- everything. mainly because it was a hot mess from the previous owner and i an a touch insane and must have clean cars.
like i told my neighbor who was watching me (for some reason) a clean jeep is a happy jeep, unless its muddy.