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post #8131 of 10778 Old 07-21-2013, 07:31 AM
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I work on the ZJ in a 40x80 shop.


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post #8132 of 10778 Old 07-21-2013, 08:41 AM
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Wow. I feel lucky to have a huge, shaded driveway and garage. With 90% of it all to myself. (Could probably fit 6 vehicles in the unused space). Now if only I had more of the experience to know what i'm doing rather the muddleing through bit by bit...

You know you driver a zj when you never even changed your own oil before, but now you've had to learn how to swap transfer cases, fix u joints, wheel hubs and oil leaks, just to afford to keep it running. And when the list of things needing work is longer then the list of things accomplished....
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post #8133 of 10778 Old 07-22-2013, 08:27 PM
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When flicking the radio with your finger gets it to turn back on.
My aftermarket stereo didn't want to play CD's one day. Kept kicking it out with an error code, so I punched it like I was an MMA fighter...

Has worked right ever since!!

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post #8134 of 10778 Old 07-22-2013, 09:36 PM
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I only had my jeep ZJ for a month... But I think we are getting along so far. Not sure, why everyone calls it a "she", but this is a GUY. Totally he.
Like that old joke: "You know what is the difference between good friend and a best friend? Good friend will bail you out of jail. Best friend will be sitting next to you in the cell laughing and saying THIS WAS AWESOME, DUDE!"
Well, ZJ is like best friend. Toyota land cruiser, might be your good friend, but ZJ will be your best friend. And what best friends do? They troll each other. So I'm ready for tons of trolling. I love my charger A LOT, but I don't want to do anything with it, I want to keep it as it is, all stock, everything. I am afraid what if I break something? But my ZJ made me want to start fixing it, make me want to get dirty, get tons of tools and parts and start spending weekends with it. Don't know how? Well get on it and do it! No other cars did this to me. ZJ has tons of charisma, but definitely a male. He is like your male friend you can do stuff with you'd never do around women
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post #8135 of 10778 Old 07-22-2013, 09:58 PM
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I only had my jeep ZJ for a month... But I think we are getting along so far. Not sure, why everyone calls it a "she", but this is a GUY. Totally he.
Like that old joke: "You know what is the difference between good friend and a best friend? Good friend will bail you out of jail. Best friend will be sitting next to you in the cell laughing and saying THIS WAS AWESOME, DUDE!"
Well, ZJ is like best friend. Toyota land cruiser, might be your good friend, but ZJ will be your best friend. And what best friends do? They troll each other. So I'm ready for tons of trolling. I love my charger A LOT, but I don't want to do anything with it, I want to keep it as it is, all stock, everything. I am afraid what if I break something? But my ZJ made me want to start fixing it, make me want to get dirty, get tons of tools and parts and start spending weekends with it. Don't know how? Well get on it and do it! No other cars did this to me. ZJ has tons of charisma, but definitely a male. He is like your male friend you can do stuff with you'd never do around women
Mine is a dude most the time too! Only dudes do cool **** like this thing does......but sometimes it becomes a needy lil *****, that's the rest of the time!

96 ZJ sittin up 6" on 35's with 4:56's and a 12k winch. Cuz...why the hell not!?
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post #8136 of 10778 Old 07-23-2013, 01:03 AM
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heh, dudes can be demanding and needy little **** too
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post #8137 of 10778 Old 07-23-2013, 08:42 AM
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Not sure, why everyone calls it a "she",
Mine is definately a "she". Tends to be tempermental, and I find myself getting into rather "intimate" places I haven't gone with other cars.... Now if only she wasn't so high maintanence.
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post #8138 of 10778 Old 07-23-2013, 01:20 PM
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Hey, I bought a 3/4" & 13/16" 1/2" drive sockets & a 5" 1/2" drive extension Wednesday night. Now I just have to find my torque wrench again so I can re-torque my lug nuts....
You actually torque lugs nuts?......And my wife says I'm anal retentive........?

Okay, I've been known to use Torque sticks, but never on my own stuff....
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post #8139 of 10778 Old 07-23-2013, 01:25 PM
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i started torquing my lugs after i almost had a wheel fall off at highway speeds

Reliability is relative
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post #8140 of 10778 Old 07-23-2013, 01:28 PM
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How the hell do you have a car loan on a 15 year old ZJ!?
Simple: He borrowed money from a bank.
I did the same thing, but I've been working on rebuilding my low credit score, I'll borrow money for a vehicle, pay on it for a year, and pay it off. My credit score went from a 300 to a 625 in the past 2 years, first loan was a cosign by the missus(great credit score, I've got 2 divorces inder my belt already, which messes up your credit) Second loan was on my signature alone, and we just bought a house, hence the huge jump in scores.
But now I get credit card offers everyday in the mail, I just tear them up and toss 'em. I don't need that much credit. The payment on the jeep is 96.00 a month. But I borrowed more than I needed so I could buy a tractor too.......
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post #8141 of 10778 Old 07-23-2013, 01:36 PM
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You actually torque lugs nuts?......And my wife says I'm anal retentive........?

Okay, I've been known to use Torque sticks, but never on my own stuff....
My dad was an ASE certified master technician. I'm used to using good tools and hate my crappy ones.....
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post #8142 of 10778 Old 07-23-2013, 01:41 PM
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When you drive your jeep back INTO alignment

Kid you not, had mild wheel wobble around 45 when I started my 600-odd mile trip, then getting off the interstate at our destination, the speed limit was 45. No shakes. Checked my alignment when we stopped, and it was as close to perfect as I could humanly measure I love my ZJ!
Just had this happen...weird. Before beach trip, vibration at 45, after beach trip, running jeep through deep soft sand, no more vibration.
But, FYI, a vibration at 45 is indicative of a wheel balance issue, less of an alignment issue....
Still doesn't make sense.....
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post #8143 of 10778 Old 07-23-2013, 01:45 PM
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Just had this happen...weird. Before beach trip, vibration at 45, after beach trip, running jeep through deep soft sand, no more vibration.
But, FYI, a vibration at 45 is indicative of a wheel balance issue, less of an alignment issue....
Still doesn't make sense.....
the hot sand mustve remolded them to spec

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post #8144 of 10778 Old 07-23-2013, 08:42 PM
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Just had this happen...weird. Before beach trip, vibration at 45, after beach trip, running jeep through deep soft sand, no more vibration.
But, FYI, a vibration at 45 is indicative of a wheel balance issue, less of an alignment issue....
Still doesn't make sense.....
45mph is the beginning of the speed range where the harmonic oscillation that causes ZJ death wobble, just saying.

To the other discussion, my ZJ is a she. Can't go feeling intimate with a dude or saying "come on baby, hold together". Her name is Cheyenne and I love her.

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post #8145 of 10778 Old 07-23-2013, 08:43 PM
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My ZJ is Samantha. Sadly, she needs a heart transplant at the moment :'(

Reliability is relative
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