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Unread 05-09-2012, 07:40 AM   #1411
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I didn't realize there was a group of us. Shoula figured lol.

Though, I may or may not be trading the ZJ for a YJ. I consider myself lucky if I do, because I can nab another ZJ a lot cheaper than I can get a YJ on its own.
When you learn enough about every single Jeep out there that you'd settle on a square headlight Wrangler because it's not as expensive as the others and just as capable off-road.

When you ponder getting a YJ, then realize you can build an equally capable ZJ on long arms for the price of a stock, ragged out YJ.

When you beat yourself silly trying to reason between a Wrangler and the ZJ, then common sense takes over and you pull the trigger on a unibody with 4 doors, AC, creature comforts, options, and craft a plan to put it on 35s.

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Unread 05-09-2012, 08:22 AM   #1412
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When you learn enough about every single Jeep out there that you'd settle on a square headlight Wrangler because it's not as expensive as the others and just as capable off-road.

When you ponder getting a YJ, then realize you can build an equally capable ZJ on long arms for the price of a stock, ragged out YJ.

When you beat yourself silly trying to reason between a Wrangler and the ZJ, then common sense takes over and you pull the trigger on a unibody with 4 doors, AC, creature comforts, options, and craft a plan to put it on 35s.
I'm not getting it because it's better than a ZJ, I'm getting it because I'm a prop-maker by hobby, and I want to do this:


The ZJ happens to be my only liquid source of enough equity to start this plan. Otherwise, I'd keep it for its air conditioning.
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Unread 05-09-2012, 08:24 AM   #1413
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When you learn enough about every single Jeep out there that you'd settle on a square headlight Wrangler because it's not as expensive as the others and just as capable off-road.

When you ponder getting a YJ, then realize you can build an equally capable ZJ on long arms for the price of a stock, ragged out YJ.

When you beat yourself silly trying to reason between a Wrangler and the ZJ, then common sense takes over and you pull the trigger on a unibody with 4 doors, AC, creature comforts, options, and craft a plan to put it on 35s.
Yea buddy.
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Unread 05-09-2012, 08:34 AM   #1414
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I'm not getting it because it's better than a ZJ, I'm getting it because I'm a prop-maker by hobby, and I want to do this:


The ZJ happens to be my only liquid source of enough equity to start this plan. Otherwise, I'd keep it for its air conditioning.
There was a time when I really liked those Jurassic Park Jeeps, but looking at it now I know I'll high center it way too often to be able to take it offroad. It's still pretty IMHO though. Best of luck with the prop build.
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Unread 05-09-2012, 09:01 AM   #1415
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Thanks, man. And if I was gonna do any serious offroading, I wouldn't do it in a stock Wrangler. Stockest thing I'd do any serious wheeling in would be a WD21 Pathfinder on knobbies.

But it's pretty and I've always loved Jurassic Park, so that's my plan. (Besides, how cool is it to drive a movie car?)
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Unread 05-09-2012, 09:44 AM   #1416
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Thanks, man. And if I was gonna do any serious offroading, I wouldn't do it in a stock Wrangler. Stockest thing I'd do any serious wheeling in would be a WD21 Pathfinder on knobbies.

But it's pretty and I've always loved Jurassic Park, so that's my plan. (Besides, how cool is it to drive a movie car?)
This would be a sweet movie ride... not that I like the movie that much but the car is unique. I'd still trash it offroad though, but I probably wouldn't get very far once those min-guns get a lock on my ZJ.
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Unread 05-09-2012, 10:04 AM   #1417
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It's pretty cool. Personally, this:

This:

and of course this:


are all on my list, but the JP Jeep comes first.
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Unread 05-09-2012, 10:44 AM   #1418
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When you learn enough about every single Jeep out there that you'd settle on a square headlight Wrangler because it's not as expensive as the others and just as capable off-road.

When you ponder getting a YJ, then realize you can build an equally capable ZJ on long arms for the price of a stock, ragged out YJ.

When you beat yourself silly trying to reason between a Wrangler and the ZJ, then common sense takes over and you pull the trigger on a unibody with 4 doors, AC, creature comforts, options, and craft a plan to put it on 35s.
Your dead-on about the comforts of a ZJ. Wife has a 2000 TJ Sahara as her DD and we take my 96 ZJ everywhere because I can barely stand to drive the thing. Even with a fairly new ragtop it has to be one of the noisiest top-flapping vehicles on the road. Pass a semi-truck and feels like it's going to blow you off the road. And colder than hell in the winter.

But her TJ sure holds it's value a whole lot better than a ZJ.
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Unread 05-09-2012, 10:51 AM   #1419
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When your front cladding is held on with zip ties because most of the tabs were gone when you bought it.
X2 haha
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Unread 05-09-2012, 10:58 AM   #1420
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And there are no light laws here either. Some places if you have roof lights the must be covered. That would suck.
It does suck! Here in pa they have every damn law in effect for vehicles. Ultimate goal is to move to a less caring state. Ohio has no inspections and less laws on vehicles. Ideal for my zj haha
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Unread 05-09-2012, 11:49 AM   #1421
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It does suck! Here in pa they have every damn law in effect for vehicles. Ultimate goal is to move to a less caring state. Ohio has no inspections and less laws on vehicles. Ideal for my zj haha
Yep, you're right and Ohia just doesn't care! LOL. Just don't move to Cleveland (who would?), or the 6 surrounding counties, if your vehicle can't pass a yearly emissions test. No safety checks and just for pollution output (E-check) there.
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Unread 05-09-2012, 06:12 PM   #1422
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Kinda off topic lol. But I took my first ride in a wrangler today and lets just say it'll be the last compared to my zj with 161000 on it that thing rides way better than the wrangler that had a fairly new rc lift
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Unread 05-09-2012, 06:34 PM   #1423
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you know you drive a zj when the thought of selling it makes you sick to your stomach.
This is how I feel. I have a 94 grand cherokee limited 5.2, I stopped driving it cause I've got tranny problems so I bought this 97 grand Cherokee limited, I've thought and thought and thought about selling my 94. But I just can't bring myself to sell it. So since thanksgiving it's just been sitting in my yard and I've got plans for it, they just haven't happened yet.
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Unread 05-09-2012, 06:49 PM   #1424
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Kinda off topic lol. But I took my first ride in a wrangler today and lets just say it'll be the last compared to my zj with 161000 on it that thing rides way better than the wrangler that had a fairly new rc lift
ZJs have coils and dampers. YJs and TJs have leaves. It's not hard to imagine why the bigger, coilier ZJ rides better.

But I'm not looking for ride comfort right now either
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Unread 05-09-2012, 06:54 PM   #1425
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TJs have leaves.
Wrong! coils all the way around
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