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Unread 09-01-2013, 10:38 AM   #8431
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You need to start purchasing Pitbull or Interco tires then! Your Jeep is going to stay at that height for at least 50,000 miles!
It's cool. It'll take me that long to save anyways! Lol (horrible with $$!)

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Unread 09-01-2013, 11:24 AM   #8432
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jeez where have i been? lol
Lost haha. IIRC, he got rid out it about 3-4yrs ago? I imagine he'll chime in soon.
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Unread 09-01-2013, 12:59 PM   #8433
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jeez where have i been? lol
Sold it in August of 2010 before my year vacation to the Stan to a freshman in college who drove it to Colorado. He kept it for about six months and couldn't afford to feed it. Now some undocumented central american drives it.
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Unread 09-01-2013, 05:03 PM   #8434
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You need to start purchasing Pitbull or Interco tires then! Your Jeep is going to stay at that height for at least 50,000 miles!
about to say the same thing... one thing BFGs are very good at is lasting forever
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Unread 09-01-2013, 06:28 PM   #8435
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Now some undocumented central american drives it.
What a shame! But a great way to refer to illegals. I prefer something a little more derogatory myself, but funny none the less.
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Unread 09-01-2013, 09:56 PM   #8436
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about to say the same thing... one thing BFGs are very good at is lasting forever
I know, I love them!
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Unread 09-03-2013, 02:16 PM   #8437
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I agree 100%
When I blew the TC on my 97 I was 100 miles from home with the family on board, it would only move in 4 low if I was really gentle on the gas, or it would pop and just start grinding. 4 Low got me to the next exit, where I removed the front driveshaft to see if that would get me rolling, nope, even worse. So, I called a cab, and paid close to 250 bucks for the ride. Then, I arranged, through a friend of a friend, to get a car trailer and go back to get it, grab some popcorn, this gets funny.......

Buddy shows up at my place, no trailer, have to go and pick it up, 50 miles out of the way. Go get trailer, 2 flat tires, limp off and get them filled and hit the road, but the trailer lights don't work, and it's dark. Spend a couple of hours and a few bucks figuring out that mess, and get back on the road, arrive at the destination and discover that the lights, which were magnaetic are no longer attached to the trailer..... so far we are 3 1/2 hours into what should be a 1.5 hour trip.
Load up the Jeep, put on the 4 ways and head for home, at this point we are a t minus 4 hours, for a 1.5 hour trip, one way.
Abou 15 minutes into the return trip, we hear a noise and all of a sudden the trailer is dragging down the highway showering sparks all over the place. We have to drag it about a mile to get a place to safely pull over, and it turns out a wheel fell off the trailer. A car has followed us and he pulls in front of us, the wheel hit his car. The driver is obviously upset, but I noticed that he has been drinking heavily, so, being the nice guy I am, I offer to call the cops so we can fill out an accident report. At this point he decides that he would offer us his spare, but he needs to go, now!
I unhook the trailer, and my friend goes back to find the missing wheel. He comes back 30 minutes later, no wheel. Ok, so, I unload the jeep, transfer the rear wheel to the forward ward axle, reload and head back off again, another 2 hours lost.
Things go fine for about 30 minutes when I look back and see small sparks, so we pull over, a bearing has blown on the other side. Offload the jeep, remove the offending assembly, and swap out the forward unit, so now we have a double axle trailer running on a single axle. Reload the jeep. The weight of the jeep is now pushing the back of the trailer onto the road. Unload the jeep, transfer both wheel to the forward axle, reload the jeep, but when the jeep is centered correctly it's still too much weight for the single axle, so, we move the jeep as far forward as we possibly can, allowing the truck to carry some of the weight, but I notice the trailer is sagging at the right front, so I climb underneath to look. Someone has cut a section of the A frame out!! So, the only thing holding the trailer together on one side is sheetmetal!!!!
I look at him, he looks at me, I shrug, he shrugs, I latch the jeep down and off we go, lost another two hours.
1 hour later we finally pull into my driveway.

I found the missing wheel a month later, lying against a road sign, spotted it quite by accident. Looking at the wheel it's apparent the lugs were not tight.

Turns out my TC developed a leak and it ran dry, blowing the whole thing to pieces internally, and because it took out the planetaries and chain, I could not get power to the rear wheels.

In the future, if I have to trailer, I'll rent one from Uhaul.

The moral of this story is: You know you drive a ZJ when you go through hell and highwater to get the bloody thing home so you can fix it.
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Unread 09-03-2013, 02:23 PM   #8438
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When I blew the TC on my 97 I was 100 miles from home with the family on board, it would only move in 4 low if I was really gentle on the gas, or it would pop and just start grinding. 4 Low got me to the next exit, where I removed the front driveshaft to see if that would get me rolling, nope, even worse. So, I called a cab, and paid close to 250 bucks for the ride. Then, I arranged, through a friend of a friend, to get a car trailer and go back to get it, grab some popcorn, this gets funny.......

Buddy shows up at my place, no trailer, have to go and pick it up, 50 miles out of the way. Go get trailer, 2 flat tires, limp off and get them filled and hit the road, but the trailer lights don't work, and it's dark. Spend a couple of hours and a few bucks figuring out that mess, and get back on the road, arrive at the destination and discover that the lights, which were magnaetic are no longer attached to the trailer..... so far we are 3 1/2 hours into what should be a 1.5 hour trip.
Load up the Jeep, put on the 4 ways and head for home, at this point we are a t minus 4 hours, for a 1.5 hour trip, one way.
Abou 15 minutes into the return trip, we hear a noise and all of a sudden the trailer is dragging down the highway showering sparks all over the place. We have to drag it about a mile to get a place to safely pull over, and it turns out a wheel fell off the trailer. A car has followed us and he pulls in front of us, the wheel hit his car. The driver is obviously upset, but I noticed that he has been drinking heavily, so, being the nice guy I am, I offer to call the cops so we can fill out an accident report. At this point he decides that he would offer us his spare, but he needs to go, now!
I unhook the trailer, and my friend goes back to find the missing wheel. He comes back 30 minutes later, no wheel. Ok, so, I unload the jeep, transfer the rear wheel to the forward ward axle, reload and head back off again, another 2 hours lost.
Things go fine for about 30 minutes when I look back and see small sparks, so we pull over, a bearing has blown on the other side. Offload the jeep, remove the offending assembly, and swap out the forward unit, so now we have a double axle trailer running on a single axle. Reload the jeep. The weight of the jeep is now pushing the back of the trailer onto the road. Unload the jeep, transfer both wheel to the forward axle, reload the jeep, but when the jeep is centered correctly it's still too much weight for the single axle, so, we move the jeep as far forward as we possibly can, allowing the truck to carry some of the weight, but I notice the trailer is sagging at the right front, so I climb underneath to look. Someone has cut a section of the A frame out!! So, the only thing holding the trailer together on one side is sheetmetal!!!!
I look at him, he looks at me, I shrug, he shrugs, I latch the jeep down and off we go, lost another two hours.
1 hour later we finally pull into my driveway.

I found the missing wheel a month later, lying against a road sign, spotted it quite by accident. Looking at the wheel it's apparent the lugs were not tight.

Turns out my TC developed a leak and it ran dry, blowing the whole thing to pieces internally, and because it took out the planetaries and chain, I could not get power to the rear wheels.

In the future, if I have to trailer, I'll rent one from Uhaul.

The moral of this story is: You know you drive a ZJ when you go through hell and highwater to get the bloody thing home so you can fix it.
You're scaring me...time to check my TC level.
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Unread 09-03-2013, 02:41 PM   #8439
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You're scaring me...time to check my TC level.
I've got a perfctly good 242 casing that would be a gread candidate for rebuilding at the house, if you are interested. You can have it, cheap.
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Unread 09-03-2013, 02:45 PM   #8440
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I've got a perfctly good 242 casing that would be a gread candidate for rebuilding at the house, if you are interested. You can have it, cheap.
So the whole TC needs rebuilt? Hmmm....I do need to do the swap. My 96 V8 is closing at 112k and I can feel the VC starting to lock up. PM me with a price.
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Unread 09-03-2013, 07:59 PM   #8441
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When your anger gets to you and you really see the power it has. I was leaving my apartment due to mom arguments and around a 90degree turn you end up drifting around it.... I do have the np249 and I got her drifting. <3 5.2L she was like that Durango in the Firestone commerical.
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Unread 09-03-2013, 08:44 PM   #8442
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When you only have one type of brake calipers and know exactly what kind of brake pads fit...with my " new " wj, you have to remove the pads and then you know if they are the teves or akebono calipers..... what the crap!
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Unread 09-03-2013, 08:47 PM   #8443
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When you only have one type of brake calipers and know exactly what kind of brake pads fit...with my " new " wj, you have to remove the pads and then you know if they are the teves or akebono calipers..... what the crap!
Sounds like a PITA. Come back to the ZJ side. Any lift plans for the WJ?
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Unread 09-03-2013, 08:51 PM   #8444
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When your anger gets to you and you really see the power it has. I was leaving my apartment due to mom arguments and around a 90degree turn you end up drifting around it.... I do have the np249 and I got her drifting. <3 5.2L she was like that Durango in the Firestone commerical.
raining the other day, i was taking my sisters friend (who is very attractive i might add ) back to her house. coming around a corner, i gave it a little too much gas and swung the back end out

i looked over at her and she says "that was cool! do it again!"
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Unread 09-03-2013, 08:54 PM   #8445
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raining the other day, i was taking my sisters friend (who is very attractive i might add ) back to her house. coming around a corner, i gave it a little too much gas and swung the back end out

i looked over at her and she says "that was cool! do it again!"
If she likes your ZJ, she's a keeper. If she says do it again, do it again dammit.
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