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Hemi WK 6 11.32%
4.7HO WJ 14 26.42%
Get a truck and keep the ZJ as a wheelin rig 33 62.26%
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post #1 of 62 Old 02-18-2010, 10:40 AM Thread Starter
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help zjzach poll

Im finally working a little more steady again, and want to start thinking of some options as far as different vehicles.

Towing as become a factor as my gf and I recently got a 16' tent trailer. My 4.0 ZJ tows it, but I want something with a little more power.

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Get a truck and keep the ZJ as a wheelin rig

edit: getting a WJ or WK I would get rid of my ZJ, still wheel and dd whichever I get, just have a better rig for towing. Also if you vote truck post what kind. thanks

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post #2 of 62 Old 02-18-2010, 10:54 AM
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I'm going to say...see how the job goes and what the income is like, how your finances do over the next few weeks, and what the long-term opportunities of the position truly start to shape into before you get too far ahead of yourself. I know you're excited to have a job and income again, but all of your options are going to be pretty expensive for someone who's not had income for a while. Get your head above water first.

That said, a truck would be better for towing no doubt. A WK maybe otherwise, as you could tow with it. The ZJ will be easier to build up, cheaper, too. So keeping it would be a good idea. Overall, I direct you back to my first paragraph.
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post #3 of 62 Old 02-18-2010, 10:56 AM
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i voted truck im a fan of ford or dodge

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post #4 of 62 Old 02-18-2010, 10:57 AM
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I say get a diesel truck to haul it around. Other thing is, it'll prolly get more gas mileage than the zj will around town as a DD

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post #5 of 62 Old 02-18-2010, 12:36 PM
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Get something that you can do everything with (i.e. tow, camp, and wheel). I hate to say it, but a hemi WK is probably best with a nice lift and tires on it.

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post #6 of 62 Old 02-18-2010, 12:53 PM
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3.0 crd wk
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post #7 of 62 Old 02-19-2010, 02:19 AM Thread Starter
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I'm going to say...see how the job goes and what the income is like, how your finances do over the next few weeks, and what the long-term opportunities of the position truly start to shape into before you get too far ahead of yourself. I know you're excited to have a job and income again, but all of your options are going to be pretty expensive for someone who's not had income for a while. Get your head above water first.

That said, a truck would be better for towing no doubt. A WK maybe otherwise, as you could tow with it. The ZJ will be easier to build up, cheaper, too. So keeping it would be a good idea. Overall, I direct you back to my first paragraph.
yeah your right man, thats definitely more of the plan i have to realistically look at.

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Get something that you can do everything with (i.e. tow, camp, and wheel). I hate to say it, but a hemi WK is probably best with a nice lift and tires on it.
this is the way im leaning too, i dont hate to say it, WKs look sick lifted, and yea it'll do everything i need a rig to do.

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3.0 crd wk
too expensive, and not many around for sale in general, plus i dont really like the fact that they stopped making them. im sure it'd be a great rig and every time i see one i drool over it, but with my luck id be the one that gets mechanical issues with expensive hard to find parts
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3.0 CRD WK if you can find one.

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post #10 of 62 Old 02-19-2010, 09:01 AM
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I voted WK. I love the looks of those lifted, and they seem to be well rounded for what you are demanding. My friend has one of those and he tows his boat very well with that HEMI :smile: even up hills it tugs like a champ. Plus they are just sexy jeeps. If only they werent IFS...

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post #11 of 62 Old 02-19-2010, 09:06 AM
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I say keep the ZJ and get a truck. If you are buying a truck strictly to haul that camper then pretty much any 1/2 ton should do well with a v8.
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I noticed that your ZJ is currently stock. If you have no intentions of modifying it, you might as well sell it and buy a WK, although a truck will tow the camper a lot better with the increased wheelbase.
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get a cummins, my buddy has one and its awesome. Plus you won't have to worry about breaking the zj as much since it wont be your dd.

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post #14 of 62 Old 02-19-2010, 11:40 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks everybody, right now Im keeping all options open. I just started working selling Hyundai's, but I have access to the Chrysler, Jeep, and Dodge dealership next door too. I sort of am leaning towards a diesel WK or pickup, but not ruling out that the right WJ could come into the picture. And yea the ZJ is still stock, so if I did get a truck that opens a lot of options and other concerns on what to do with it.
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post #15 of 62 Old 02-19-2010, 11:57 AM
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There are only two things I don't like about the diesel WK. First, it doesn't come with QD for some friggin reason. Why? The second, since it was such a short production model there's likely a lot less support for it, and parts will be harder to come by and cost more. Well, there's actually another reason. The cost is still pretty darned high for the age and average mileage of these vehicles. Even with all that said...I like them. And if you could install Tru-tracs, I'm not sure that you can in those axles, it'd rock.
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