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Unread 07-11-2013, 12:33 AM   #8026
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When you stop to think, the good parts left on it are worth more than you paid for it, and you have had no car payment for 2 years, yet you baby it like a new car when driving around town, and off road think, let's try this new way!
That would be 8 yrs no car note here!

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Unread 07-11-2013, 05:02 AM   #8027
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The lightest 2wd 4-cylinder manual XJ weighs 3300lbs, versus the lightest 6-cylinder ZJ 2WD at 3500lbs. A fully-equipped V8 ZJ 4WD weighs 3900lbs, and adding the weight of an automatic transmission, transfer case, driveshaft, and axle, to that of an XJ, plus the weight difference of the 4.0 vs the 2.5, you're looking at at least 3700lbs by my calculations. And even then, the ZJ has a heavier engine, tranny, and t-case. Similarly-equipped XJs and ZJs have similar weights.

I'll give you nimbler, but XJs aren't much lighter. They're just smaller and squarer. All the XJ has over the ZJ is its aftermarket and cheapness. Even as cheap as ZJs are, XJs are often cheaper.


You know you drive a ZJ when lacking aftermarket can take a backseat to every other great thing about the Jeep.
Come on bro, you're from the "racing" world. You know every 100 pounds is a 10th of a second. Lighter is lighter. It doesn't matter if win by an ounce or a ton.
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Unread 07-11-2013, 07:04 AM   #8028
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The weight difference between XJ and ZJ is a lot bigger than 200 - 300 pounds. A 2wd 2dr 4cyl XJ can be as light as 3k lbs (3300 gets you a 4wd 4.0). The lightest ZJs are around 3700 - 3800 lbs (93 2wd). A loaded niner as about 4300 lbs.
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Unread 07-11-2013, 07:07 AM   #8029
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when a very rough craigslist zj with almost nothing new or replaced is still going for $1,900
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Unread 07-11-2013, 07:18 AM   #8030
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when a very rough craigslist zj with almost nothing new or replaced is still going for $1,900
Kbb puts mine at $2400, and its far from rough. But you know how CL is.....list high, take the first reasonable offer.
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Unread 07-11-2013, 07:21 AM   #8031
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Kbb puts mine at $2400, and its far from rough. But you know how CL is.....list high, take the first reasonable offer.
right now there are 3 including a niner with almost everything already done to it ( stock c/a's ) from 2800 - 4600

superclean ones like those make me and want to take out a loan

and 8 or so ( clears throat ) less than mint ones
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Unread 07-11-2013, 07:27 AM   #8032
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right now there are 3 including a niner with almost everything already done to it ( stock c/a's ) from 2800 - 4600

superclean ones like those make me and want to take out a loan

and 8 or so ( clears throat ) less than mint ones
4600!!! Better be on 35's,front and rear off road bumbers and a winch atleast.
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Unread 07-11-2013, 07:41 AM   #8033
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4600!!! Better be on 35's,front and rear off road bumbers and a winch atleast.
nope just a ultra clean niner with damn near every mod you could think of on a street niner , id pay it for all the stuff done to it i think its a steal

but then again there would be hardly anything left on it to mod hahaha

not having something to mod or fix is boring sometimes
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Unread 07-11-2013, 07:48 AM   #8034
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not having something to mod or fix is boring sometimes
True statement^^

But it IS a jeep........something will arise.
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Unread 07-11-2013, 12:36 PM   #8035
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The weight difference between XJ and ZJ is a lot bigger than 200 - 300 pounds. A 2wd 2dr 4cyl XJ can be as light as 3k lbs (3300 gets you a 4wd 4.0). The lightest ZJs are around 3700 - 3800 lbs (93 2wd). A loaded niner as about 4300 lbs.
Mine weighed in at 4400 pounds pretty much on the dot on the scale at Bundy Hill. That's with steel wheels, 31s, IRO control arms & trackbars, and my tools in there. Normally I have my sub in there instea of my tools but the bag weighs about the same as the sub. I'll be adding another 100 pounds for the sliders when I get them installed and another maybe 20 pounds when I get my rear diff skid completed and installed. It actually weighs less than I thought it would.
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Unread 07-11-2013, 08:57 PM   #8036
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it didn't come with a v8 lol
shoulda had a V8
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Unread 07-11-2013, 09:01 PM   #8037
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shoulda had a V8
X's 2!!!^^^
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Unread 07-12-2013, 10:28 AM   #8038
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Couldn't you just stick a V8 into it? How hard can it be. A days work?
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Unread 07-13-2013, 03:15 AM   #8039
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If the lightest ZJ is 3700 then why is mine 3420 on the title. It also has 4wd and a 5.2L V8. 1998
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Unread 07-13-2013, 07:52 AM   #8040
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If the lightest ZJ is 3700 then why is mine 3420 on the title. It also has 4wd and a 5.2L V8. 1998
Go weigh yours, it's over 4,000# guaranteed
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