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Unread 03-02-2012, 06:17 PM   #796
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Why the hell a Honda element?!?!?! Makes no sense!

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Unread 03-02-2012, 06:34 PM   #797
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when you know every torque spec by heart and you have exactly the right tools for any fix in the back of your ride!

oh and when you save a grand or so for upgrades and right when you get anough $ something breaks lol just happen to me i have 1500 to get a new lift kit and guess what my rear end needs a rebuild

when your conversation with your wife of even gf ends up talking bout your jeep and what your wanting to do with your tax $ to it


zj if you dont know you cant afford it !!(beerfest movie) lol
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Unread 03-02-2012, 08:35 PM   #798
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You know you drive a ZJ when you live a life of wonder.




You wonder if (item) will work when you try to activate it.

You wonder what that new noise is.

You wonder how much it's gonna cost to repair.


You never wonder if you're having fun, though.
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Unread 03-03-2012, 04:53 AM   #799
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Funny, in four years of dumping time sweat and blood into my heep, ive never once even come close to feeling that. Maybe a civic at the very least, but an element? Thats like, a scion but without the reliability of toyota or any aftermarket support.
Funny! I just went with it. I think The Element is kind of fun. I wouldn't buy one but they're not bad.
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Unread 03-03-2012, 04:53 AM   #800
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blasphemy! Burn him at the stake!

Hmm... I could could go for a steak... Let him live if he bring me a steak.
lol
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Unread 03-03-2012, 05:04 AM   #801
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How dare you! I'll glad take your ZJ then.
I may have no other alternative then give it away. Haha or maybe I just have bad luck. I have way more money into this thing then it's worth or I'll ever get out of it. I bought in last March. So 1 year ago. When I bought it I expected some things. Bought it for $1500, dropped $1000 in repairs & tune up, bought Rubi wheels and brand new tires ($1000(this shouldn't count, haha)). And just yesterday authorized a mechanic to do $700 more in work.

Now the Valve cover was leaking, new calipers and brake pads are needed, water pump was dying and the tranny mount was shot.

I love driving the ZJ. Just saying.... When I was younger and owned a Honda all I ever did was change the oil every once in a while. Haha.

So a $1500 car for the winter has quickly become a $4500 car.
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Unread 03-03-2012, 05:04 AM   #802
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Haha
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Unread 03-03-2012, 05:05 AM   #803
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And the flaming begins
I know, what a bunch of Flamers!!!!
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Unread 03-03-2012, 05:06 AM   #804
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Why the hell a Honda element?!?!?! Makes no sense!
But putting way more money into a car then you'd ever get out of it does? No! But, we do it anyways.
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Unread 03-03-2012, 05:17 AM   #805
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I may have no other alternative then give it away. Haha or maybe I just have bad luck. I have way more money into this thing then it's worth or I'll ever get out of it. I bought in last March. So 1 year ago. When I bought it I expected some things. Bought it for $1500, dropped $1000 in repairs & tune up, bought Rubi wheels and brand new tires ($1000(this shouldn't count, haha)). And just yesterday authorized a mechanic to do $700 more in work.

Now the Valve cover was leaking, new calipers and brake pads are needed, water pump was dying and the tranny mount was shot.

I love driving the ZJ. Just saying.... When I was younger and owned a Honda all I ever did was change the oil every once in a while. Haha.

So a $1500 car for the winter has quickly become a $4500 car.
Well if you have the time. Changing all of that is relatively easy man. Saving you labor money.
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Unread 03-03-2012, 05:18 AM   #806
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What did i do? Came up with around 2000 to spend upgrading. Front la, shocks, ss brakelines, etc.
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Unread 03-03-2012, 05:29 AM   #807
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Well if you have the time. Changing all of that is relatively easy man. Saving you labor money.
I'll be the first to admit. I don't know what I am doing in regards to mechanics. I'm learning though. You're right though.
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Unread 03-03-2012, 05:31 AM   #808
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What did i do? Came up with around 2000 to spend upgrading. Front la, shocks, ss brakelines, etc.
Oh, I forgot about the Bilsteins from Kolak. I bought and installed those. So add that tithe bill. Haha. Oh well, I like driving it....... Fun car.
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Unread 03-03-2012, 05:31 AM   #809
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What did i do? Came up with around 2000 to spend upgrading. Front la, shocks, ss brakelines, etc.
Nice upgrades. SS brake lines?
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Unread 03-03-2012, 05:37 AM   #810
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Stainless steel extended braklines
.lol
Man you will learn that working on your vehicle, or at least hanging with the mechanic while hes working on the zj, is pretty simple with the right tools..
Brakes and such are the most simple.
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