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Unread 07-31-2013, 04:57 AM   #8206
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I don't want to know how much fuel I have put into mine. I'd imagine I'm pretty high with that. Total cost between my Jeep itself, my lift, repairs/maintenance, and my system is roughly $11k. I'm okay with that. I'm happy knowing I have that money in a reliable vehicle... that I really can't daily drive... (note the sarcasm)

In all honesty though, because I keep up on maintenance and do repairs as needed (well, almost as needed) it is actually pretty reliable, knock on wood.

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Unread 07-31-2013, 05:32 AM   #8207
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When the paint on the roof has cracked, and after a rainstorm you notice that the roof has started to leak.... Because there is a rusthole where the paint has cracked..
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Unread 07-31-2013, 09:50 AM   #8208
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In all honesty though, because I keep up on maintenance and do repairs as needed (well, almost as needed) it is actually pretty reliable, knock on wood.
Dont say that! I did about my.Trans Am and my fronk crank oil seal went and now i cant get the hub off to change it
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Unread 07-31-2013, 07:03 PM   #8209
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Dont say that! I did about my.Trans Am and my fronk crank oil seal went and now i cant get the hub off to change it
I need to do my intake manifold gasket, again. I'm hoping or a seamless repair. Hopefully it goes as smoothly as last the last time.
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Unread 07-31-2013, 07:36 PM   #8210
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you notice there arent many people driving ZJs anymore.
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Unread 07-31-2013, 07:47 PM   #8211
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you notice there arent many people driving ZJs anymore.
And most ZJs still on the road are pieces of **** battered to death by dolts who wouldn't do maintenance even if it was an iPhone app.
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Unread 07-31-2013, 08:27 PM   #8212
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And most ZJs still on the road are pieces of **** battered to death by dolts who wouldn't do maintenance even if it was an iPhone app.
Most cars over 7 or 8 years old unfortantely fall into this category for this reason.
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Unread 07-31-2013, 08:37 PM   #8213
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Most cars over 7 or 8 years old unfortantely fall into this category for this reason.
Though in another 5-10 years...those jeeps will be put out of their misery...and then it will just be all of us lol.
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Unread 07-31-2013, 09:51 PM   #8214
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When you have a front brake caliper freeze up and you think its just the DW. lol Yep happen the other day, Thank god remanned ones are only $20.
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Unread 07-31-2013, 09:55 PM   #8215
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Though in another 5-10 years...those jeeps will be put out of their misery...and then it will just be all of us lol.
look on the bright side, all of those ZJs will end up in junkyards for us to scavenge parts from!
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Unread 07-31-2013, 10:06 PM   #8216
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Though in another 5-10 years...those jeeps will be put out of their misery...and then it will just be all of us lol.
We will still be here griping about the same old problems.

There's quite a few ZJ's in my county, but they're either teenage girls or old men. Except for a fellow JF member that has his lifted ZJ. We work at Serta together and have the coolest Jeeps in town.

On topic...

YKYDAZJW you haven't had to fix anything in over a month so you start doing interior detailing and random undercarriage inspections just to spend some time with it. While waiting for something catastrophic to happen because it's been running to well.
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Unread 08-01-2013, 07:28 AM   #8217
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We will still be here griping about the same old problems.

There's quite a few ZJ's in my county, but they're either teenage girls or old men. Except for a fellow JF member that has his lifted ZJ. We work at Serta together and have the coolest Jeeps in town.

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YKYDAZJW you haven't had to fix anything in over a month so you start doing interior detailing and random undercarriage inspections just to spend some time with it. While waiting for something catastrophic to happen because it's been running to well.
Me!!!!!
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Unread 08-01-2013, 08:27 AM   #8218
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And most ZJs still on the road are pieces of **** battered to death by dolts who wouldn't do maintenance even if it was an iPhone app.
Or. They are Elderly Women.. atleast in my area that seems to be who mostly drives ZJs
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Unread 08-01-2013, 02:56 PM   #8219
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I know I drive a zj when I'm the only lifted one in my town, and as I'm driving around I see one of many shined up, mall crawling, lifted wranglers (this one with the same rims as me) so I wave and he doesn't even acknowledge my existence. He thinks he's too good to wave at a lifted grand Cherokee, yet no one blinks at lifted wranglers and I get 10+ verbal compliments every day, and probably 100 stares plus my v8 exhaust growl makes his sound like a kitten. So ya, I know I drive a zj when I feel like a boss no matter what fellow poser wrangler drivers think.
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Unread 08-01-2013, 02:59 PM   #8220
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You know you drive a zj when the police in town stop you and ask if that year cherokee came stock with a v8. And you politely remind them it's a grand Cherokee.
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