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post #601 of 8103 Old 10-27-2008, 08:40 PM
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when you see a guy with a huge lifted truck, then you laugh because you realize while he could easily roll over most cars he still has an open dif (spent 1000s on a lift and all the things to go with it but couldnt spend 400 on a LSD or noslip )cause he is spinning tires left and right, then think " i could totally go more places than him"

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post #602 of 8103 Old 10-27-2008, 09:55 PM
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when you get in your jeep after it rained and your floorboards are soaked

when it is louder inside the jeep than outside the jeep

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post #603 of 8103 Old 10-27-2008, 11:17 PM
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when you see a guy with a huge lifted truck, then you laugh because you realize while he could easily roll over most cars he still has an open dif (spent 1000s on a lift and all the things to go with it but couldnt spend 400 on a LSD or noslip )cause he is spinning tires left and right, then think " i could totally go more places than him"

-matt
Ive done that many times.... Even my rear is open i autolocked in the front.

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post #604 of 8103 Old 10-27-2008, 11:19 PM
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when you get in your jeep after it rained and your floorboards are soaked

when it is louder inside the jeep than outside the jeep
Had that happen more than once.. I had a leak where the rubber plug at the main harnest going through the fire wall. After cutting it enough to get extra wires it has never been the same.. and the second time is when i left my windows crack half way and the sprinklers desited to wash my interior.

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D30 Aussie Locked Chry 8.25 open
TNT Belly Pan installed TNT Long Arm Kit ( Soon to be installed )
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post #605 of 8103 Old 10-27-2008, 11:53 PM
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my floor is always damp after a rain...i dont know what it is either

you know you drive an XJ when more that 70% of the interior rattles

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post #606 of 8103 Old 10-28-2008, 12:06 AM
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i must be a freak of a jeep owner i spent half a day tracing leaks. one was the spot weld holding the ecu bracket on. pop the header panel pop up the wiper motor its under there. the only place my jeep leaks now is the stupid door gasket thats gotten flattened.

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post #607 of 8103 Old 10-28-2008, 10:32 PM
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In the summer people ask you to turn on the air conditioning....... so you roll down the windows.

my a/c still works perfect (knock on wood)

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post #608 of 8103 Old 10-29-2008, 05:20 PM
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Wow. What a great thread. I haven't read the whole thing, but these caught my eye:


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When you can not explain why the carpet in the front passenger foot well is wet.
Yup. It's still doing that!

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-your jeep never leaves you stranded

-you love your jeep no matter what
Stupid O2 sensor grounded it once. Speed sensor grounded it once. But I still love that Jeep no matter what!

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...when your jeep can leak a huge puddle of oil everywhere you park, but is NEVER more than 1qt low. i can fill it up and within a hour its back at the "fill" mark on the dipstick, but never goes lower than that.
You know you drive an XJ when you keep an oven liner on the garage floor to catch the leaked oil.

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In the summer people ask you to turn on the air conditioning....... so you roll down the windows.
I'm getting good at re-charging the freon. My poor pregnant wife had to ride around for an hour without the AC working.
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post #609 of 8103 Old 10-31-2008, 06:43 AM Thread Starter
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even if you dont have anti lock brakes, you do have anti lock brakes - because its almost impossible to lock those oversize tires up with that under powered brake booster.

you consider running two batteries - not in parallel or separately to power winches or extra lights, but in series because that way with 24 volts maybe, just maybe after all the voltage drops with the undersized factory wires your headlights might actually see 12 volts and be the proper brightness.

when your 4.0 is idling with its typical noises in the school/store parking lot people are like "hey I didnt know they had diesel jeeps here!"

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post #610 of 8103 Old 10-31-2008, 10:34 PM
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when the yj tranny takes a dump and you drive moms xj you get introduced to the world of xj's.

When the radio is cranked all the way up and the rear is still humming louder.
When you don't know that you can't take a on ramp at 50 and you do and you feel like your speeding up the ramp in a radio flyer wagon.
When you have a new motor and tranny and coil and plugs wires cap and it still runs like its hurtin.
When you have to do the ace ventura key wiggle on the back hatch for 10 minutes to get it unlocked, man that key is worn.
When the turn signal just stays lit so you have to jiggle the handle around
When you replaced the steering column with one out of a commanche because it was falling apart and the new column doesn't have intermittent wipers. You have to do your own intermittent wipers by hand and the wipers don't return down when you turn them off.
When it won't start and you have to ask the gurus on the jeep forum why and they tell you ballist resistor. you say ballist what?
When the power windows take 5 minutes to go down or up.
When mom calls you and says "the jeep won't start." you say "hold the key to start and pull the shifter back a 1/8th of a inch" then you hear vroooom over the phone.

Then you find a cheap 2 door xj for yourself and buy it and theres new findings

When you look over your shoulder to change lanes and you can see outside through the gap in the door.
When the old owner was kind enough to leave the 2x4 that is specificly cut to size to hold up the back hatch

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your XJ seems to make less noise than normal, so you schedule an appointment with a ear doctor to have your hearing checked.

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post #612 of 8103 Old 11-01-2008, 11:58 AM
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when you let someone else drive your xj and they keep looking nervous like they broke something every time it makes a noise. you just smile and turn the radio up.
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post #613 of 8103 Old 11-01-2008, 08:51 PM
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When the old owner was kind enough to leave the 2x4 that is specificly cut to size to hold up the back hatch
i use my ice scraper haha

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post #614 of 8103 Old 11-01-2008, 09:23 PM
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my a/c still works perfect (knock on wood)
same, and mines an 88' haha
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post #615 of 8103 Old 11-01-2008, 10:07 PM
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my a/c works but the belts squeal when i turn it on?? i dont know why

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