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post #1 of 25 Old 06-05-2013, 06:38 AM Thread Starter
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Chrystler refuses ZJ recalls.

See news article here:

http://www.money.cnn.com/2013/06/04/...ight&hpt=hp_t2

Apparently the gas tanks can't hold up to catastrophic, high speed impacts. Go figure.

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post #2 of 25 Old 06-05-2013, 06:50 AM
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I think it would be cool to get a brand new oem skid plate on someone else's dime, but at the same time I have to agree with chysler is saying that the fuel tank location does not pose any more of a threat than other similar models. Imho.

Hell skid plate of not, you hit a zj hard enough the tank will still rupture

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post #3 of 25 Old 06-05-2013, 06:56 AM
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where are they supposed to put it? i feel perfectly safe driving my 98
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post #4 of 25 Old 06-05-2013, 07:46 AM
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where are they supposed to put it? i feel perfectly safe driving my 98
same here.
Will probably track down a gas tank skid plate from the junk yard, keep a recovery shackle in my tow hitch, and cross my fingers if a ford taurus rear ends me at 80mph while I am at a dead stop.
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If a Lamborghini spears my tank while breaking the ground speed record I would be disappointed not to burn alive.
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post #6 of 25 Old 06-05-2013, 08:30 AM
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Out of how many vehicles affected (2.7 million) only 237 blew up. I'll take my chances.
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post #7 of 25 Old 06-05-2013, 09:35 AM
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same here.
Will probably track down a gas tank skid plate from the junk yard, keep a recovery shackle in my tow hitch, and cross my fingers if a ford taurus rear ends me at 80mph while I am at a dead stop.
the last thing i'd be worried about would be a fire at that point. well. you might have to pry that gas tank out of your *** because thats where it would end up. either that or the other cars engine might be that close too.....

decades later they deem it unsafe........... crazy.

whats next, in a 2 decades will they deem V8 motors 'fuel inefficient'?

jeeze. is it me or is the world getting stoopider every day?

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post #8 of 25 Old 06-05-2013, 09:37 AM
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Maybe they'll recall all the 4.0's and 5.2's and retrofit them with 5.9's so that there's less fuel in the tank at the time of impact.
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post #9 of 25 Old 06-05-2013, 09:42 AM
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Maybe they'll recall all the 4.0's and 5.2's and retrofit them with 5.9's so that there's less fuel in the tank at the time of impact.

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post #10 of 25 Old 06-05-2013, 09:52 AM
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If a Lamborghini spears my tank while breaking the ground speed record I would be disappointed not to burn alive.
Chances are the Lamborghini would be on fire before it hit you anyways.


Also, search, noob.

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post #11 of 25 Old 06-05-2013, 10:26 AM
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Chances are the Lamborghini would be on fire before it hit you anyways.


Also, search, noob.
Do you just look for threads to flame or what?
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post #12 of 25 Old 06-05-2013, 10:28 AM
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I read and posted this also. I got flamed and called a nooblet. LMAO. We might get a free gas tank skid at least. If not, oh well. I feel safe in mine also.
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I feel safe in mine as well. Would love a 'free' gas tank skid though

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post #14 of 25 Old 06-05-2013, 10:33 AM
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Do you just look for threads to flame or what?
When the same thing has been posted multiple times within several hours, sure why not?

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post #15 of 25 Old 06-05-2013, 10:34 AM
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Maybe they'll recall all the 4.0's and 5.2's and retrofit them with 5.9's so that there's less fuel in the tank at the time of impact.
thats an excellent idea

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