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Unread 07-01-2013, 11:21 AM   #7921
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When you dream of ordering all the parts you need for a suspension rebuild.
I thought I was the only one that did that lol. Woke up this morning and had to check my bank account to make sure I didn't have a lift on the way

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Unread 07-01-2013, 11:41 AM   #7922
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I thought I was the only one that did that lol. Woke up this morning and had to check my bank account to make sure I didn't have a lift on the way
I just want stock replacement. Around $464 shipped from rock auto. Now if only my sad hasn't lost the front track bar I bought.
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Unread 07-01-2013, 04:01 PM   #7923
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When your sitting in the mall parking lot wishing there was an autozone in the mall!
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Unread 07-01-2013, 04:11 PM   #7924
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I dislike it when people don't call mine the Jeep. because it's the same idiots that call a Frontera (Isuzu wizard) or other 4x4 a "Jeep" and that really annoys me.
Omfg same! My friend has an Isuzu Rodeo and calls it a jeep. Im all like "Bro, that couldn't be a Jeep if you did a full swap of everything in it with my Jeep."
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Unread 07-01-2013, 06:17 PM   #7925
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When you fix something that has almost always been broken and you think the normal behavior meant something was wrong.

Fixed my A/C not too long ago, one of the lines had a leak. I started noticing the jeep being more sluggish and kicking down more frequently up hills on cruise control...couldn't figure out why until it dawned on me that now that the a/c has no leak, the system actually has to work hard and saps power to keep the air cold lol.
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Unread 07-01-2013, 07:40 PM   #7926
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Omfg same! My friend has an Isuzu Rodeo and calls it a jeep. Im all like "Bro, that couldn't be a Jeep if you did a full swap of everything in it with my Jeep."
haha! I know, right?

ZG is better on all levels. It's needed basically no parts in the last 2.5 years.

Frontera/Rodeo, snapped door handles, welding every year, excessively noisy. quality wasn't great.
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Unread 07-01-2013, 07:49 PM   #7927
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when vandals cant vandalize because it too tough and manly

dont ask , its still pissing me off that someone even tried it
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Unread 07-01-2013, 08:01 PM   #7928
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I'm 220k on original axles engine and.trans sitting in the jeep so I hope it doesn't curse me
I'm at 278,000
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Unread 07-01-2013, 08:29 PM   #7929
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haha! I know, right?

ZG is better on all levels. It's needed basically no parts in the last 2.5 years.

Frontera/Rodeo, snapped door handles, welding every year, excessively noisy. quality wasn't great.
My buddy's Rodeo's driver door handle just won't stay connected to the linkage, it's kinda hilarious
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Unread 07-01-2013, 09:19 PM   #7930
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when vandals cant vandalize because it too tough and manly

dont ask , its still pissing me off that someone even tried it
I know how you feel, a few months ago someone shot out my rear window with a pellet gun. I was ready to kill someone
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Unread 07-02-2013, 05:55 AM   #7931
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I'm at 278,000
310k and just blew up the original 249. Also had third gear band and torque converter replaced at 290k. Still runs like a charm.
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Unread 07-02-2013, 06:36 AM   #7932
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310k and just blew up the original 249. Also had third gear band and torque converter replaced at 290k. Still runs like a charm.
I'm just under 152k. Top end of the engine has been redone and the trans has a modded valve body, but everything else is original.

Also, if you want a new 249, PM me. I've got the one that came out of my niner at 105k sitting and collecting dust. VC is still good, it's yours for whatever it takes to get it to you.
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Unread 07-02-2013, 08:17 AM   #7933
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when vandals cant vandalize because it too tough and manly

dont ask , its still pissing me off that someone even tried it
When I got the ZG, it had a massive primer deep score from the wing all the way to the back panel

I used one of those mini black paints, humbrol, for an airfix model I had in the house. did a good job hides it quite well.

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My buddy's Rodeo's driver door handle just won't stay connected to the linkage, it's kinda hilarious
Had to be the drivers door! lol I've only ever broken the ones for the rear doors myself





My 249 is on its way out I think, only 135k. You can hear the tyres scrubbing on tight bends. Unless of course it's the rear diff...

think I'll just leave it until it breaks. it's hard to sell these things for spares in the UK. especially when the majority are in Eng-gah-land and I'm in Scotland lol
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Unread 07-02-2013, 10:21 AM   #7934
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I'm just under 152k. Top end of the engine has been redone and the trans has a modded valve body, but everything else is original.

Also, if you want a new 249, PM me. I've got the one that came out of my niner at 105k sitting and collecting dust. VC is still good, it's yours for whatever it takes to get it to you.
Thanks, but my father got one from a local yard with a six month warranty while I was away last week.
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Unread 07-03-2013, 08:38 AM   #7935
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There is only one thing I'd ever own a Wrangler for, and that's to make a Jurassic Park Jeep. I'm super into movie cars, you see. I also want the JP tour Explorer, the Mach Five, the Delorean Time Machine, and the Warthog from Halo.

Other than that, I really don't see the point in a Wrangler. What can it do that my ZJ can't do better? And, sure, ZJ aftermarket is more expensive, but when a YJ would cost me 5 times as much as what I bought my ZJ for, and with only a 4-cylinder engine, why would I even go that route? Not to mention the TJ's huge price. For the price of a 6-cyl TJ, I could get a niner, lift it, put big tires and better axles with lockers in them, and still have comfy seats and an air conditioner. So I really don't see the appeal for an uncomfortable, overpriced, open-air dumpy thing.

I mean, see my sig.
i wouldn't mind having a TJ but only because i like the styling... when someone says jeep the first thought everyone has is of the MB/CJ/Wrangler styling... and for the classic styling i'd rather go the full way and get an MB

and some would argue wranglers have manual without being stuck with a 93/94 or doing a swap... though my answer to that argument is "i'd rather get an XJ"
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