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post #9571 of 10778 Old 01-16-2014, 09:40 PM
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Ykydazjw: You weigh the cost of replacing the engine, and rebuilding the entire drive line, against a new zj, and you still want to keep YOUR zj.

I have another 100k to go on mine before I really need to start worrying, but Im looking, and I like the idea of having an (internally) brand new zj.

Replace the engine with an ATK, rebuild the tranny, put in a dana 44 in the rear, 35 upfront. All told, I could put a substantial down payment on a new rubi, but it wouldn't be MY ZJ.


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post #9572 of 10778 Old 01-16-2014, 09:50 PM
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Ykydazjw: You weigh the cost of replacing the engine, and rebuilding the entire drive line, against a new zj, and you still want to keep YOUR zj.

I have another 100k to go on mine before I really need to start worrying, but Im looking, and I like the idea of having an (internally) brand new zj.

Replace the engine with an ATK, rebuild the tranny, put in a dana 44 in the rear, 35 upfront. All told, I could put a substantial down payment on a new rubi, but it wouldn't be MY ZJ.
Haha! Jus put 3k in mine last yr for a crate and tranny "refresh"! Lots of new mopar parts!

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post #9573 of 10778 Old 01-18-2014, 01:42 PM
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When this gets you excited! Sway bars are still connected. I can definitely push for more flex.





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post #9574 of 10778 Old 01-18-2014, 01:46 PM
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When this gets you excited! Sway bars are still connected. I can definitely push for more flex.
And then break your sway bar end links or bushings like I did going off road with my sway bar still connected.

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post #9575 of 10778 Old 01-18-2014, 01:53 PM
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And then break your sway bar end links or bushings like I did going off road with my sway bar still connected.
I have JKS quick discos. Didn't feel like pulling the pins lol. Everytime I pull the pins, I gotta have a buddy sit on the fender to push the link down far enough. I was solo, just flexed on the hill outside of my work.

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post #9576 of 10778 Old 01-18-2014, 02:16 PM
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Sounds like you don't have their lengths adjusted correctly.

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post #9577 of 10778 Old 01-18-2014, 02:26 PM
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Sounds like you don't have their lengths adjusted correctly.
Probably, this was a bought not built type thing, so I need to adjust some things. But so far, it looks like it was done right and not half assed.

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post #9578 of 10778 Old 01-21-2014, 03:53 PM
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You know you drive a jeep when you look for excuses to play in the snow

Gotta love $500 jeeps that run perfect and has no rust on it..........
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post #9579 of 10778 Old 01-21-2014, 03:57 PM
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YKYDAZJ when you constantly look at your newly acquired ZJ and already plan on upgrades.
Its even worst when you are still in school and you cant afford everything you want to do to it. Ykydazj when your classmates laugh at your zj right before you out perform a yj

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post #9580 of 10778 Old 01-21-2014, 04:38 PM
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Its even worst when you are still in school and you cant afford everything you want to do to it. Ykydazj when your classmates laugh at your zj right before you out perform a yj
I'm going to college, and I work full time at a mechanic shop, I know the feelings.

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post #9581 of 10778 Old 01-21-2014, 04:56 PM
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Its even worst when you are still in school and you cant afford everything you want to do to it.
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I'm going to college, and I work full time at a mechanic shop, I know the feelings.
It doesn't get better after you graduate. Haha. Real life and bills suck.

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post #9582 of 10778 Old 01-21-2014, 05:47 PM
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It doesn't get better after you graduate. Haha. Real life and bills suck.

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Then after that..... you have kids and THEY want all your money!

Jeepers jus plain have it hard!

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post #9583 of 10778 Old 01-21-2014, 09:29 PM
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When it breaks down either as soon as you get a little extra money or when your budget is extremely tight

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post #9584 of 10778 Old 01-21-2014, 10:56 PM
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When it breaks down either as soon as you get a little extra money or when your budget is extremely tight
Yep, there it is there... I got laid off and may need a new battery, just ran a screw over my right rear tire without a matching spare, and possibly may need to look in my parking brake issue (hopefully just needs tightening)
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post #9585 of 10778 Old 01-21-2014, 11:00 PM
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Yep, there it is there... I got laid off and may need a new battery, just ran a screw over my right rear tire without a matching spare, and possibly may need to look in my parking brake issue (hopefully just needs tightening)
Just patch the tire duhhhg
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