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Unread 04-18-2013, 07:43 AM   #316
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There's always next year for that 408

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Unread 04-21-2013, 07:01 PM   #317
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God dammit. I've been working 80-90 hour weeks and have a good bit of fun money. I already ruled the 408 out in favor of a bike but then... Our neighbor just put his ZJ up for sale. A white 97 Limited with all the options. Some cosmetic damage up front but I can just throw another purple bumper on it and call it a day.

He'd give it to me for $900. Only 110,000 miles and fewer issues than my niner. It's listed for $2,000.

Gah. Lift the white one and DD it? Keep the niner stripped and make a go fast Jeep? Or build another street fighter? Or, what the hell, bring the 408 back into the picture?

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Unread 04-21-2013, 07:20 PM   #318
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Buy the white one. Get it up to par and dd it. Of your going to lift it. Lift it right. And then keep the niner stripped down and build it to go fast. Build a 408 for it when you can though.i just want to see. 408 go in your niner lol
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Unread 04-21-2013, 07:28 PM   #319
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If nothing else, I'd take the 44a (with trackoc ) out if the white one and put it in the niner. I'm getting married in two weeks. What do you think? Another ZJ for a wedding present? To myself...

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Unread 04-21-2013, 07:30 PM   #320
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Do it!!!!
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Unread 04-21-2013, 07:40 PM   #321
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So you'd swap the 44a to the niner and the 35 in the white one and lift it?
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Unread 04-21-2013, 07:43 PM   #322
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I say 44a in the niner and build a 8.8 for the white one
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Unread 04-21-2013, 08:22 PM   #323
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So many solid options. And I'd rather not lift anything with a Dana 35. I don't even want to drive it on the street. I'd like to get rid of that thing forever.

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Unread 04-21-2013, 08:32 PM   #324
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Ahh. Makes much more sense
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Unread 04-23-2013, 02:29 PM   #325
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Buy that other zj yet?
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Unread 04-29-2013, 06:44 AM   #326
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Buy that other zj yet?
Taking delivery May 10th as long as nothing changes.

The wife to be has all sorts if plans for it. Most of them involve the color pink... I told her that's fine, but it's getting a good set of A/Ts and a lift. At least one of us should have a ZJ that we can drive in the dirt or snow without being totally helpless.

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Unread 04-29-2013, 07:50 AM   #327
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And this new zj is a 5.2 right? So when you build a 408 for your niner you are going to put the 5.9 in your 5.2 right?
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Unread 04-29-2013, 08:00 AM   #328
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And this new zj is a 5.2 right? So when you build a 408 for your niner you are going to put the 5.9 in your 5.2 right?
Something like that. And I'm getting my 8.8 then supercharging both of them. The front bumper on the new ZJ (Project Princess) is cracked. I assume that means the header panel is too. So before any engine swaps we're doing bumpers, headlights, tires, brakes, a BB, steering linkage, and a stereo.

You'd have to be either rich or stupid to buy two ZJs. I'm not rich, so... It's kinda like having two girlfriends. It seems like fun until you open your wallet.

On the other hand, after all the repairs and stuff these two ZJs are still going to be cheaper than what I bought my WJ for. Never mind what I spent on modifying it.

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Unread 04-29-2013, 08:27 AM   #329
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I won't judge a pink boosted zj
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Unread 04-29-2013, 02:40 PM   #330
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God dammit. I've been working 80-90 hour weeks and have a good bit of fun money. I already ruled the 408 out in favor of a bike but then... Our neighbor just put his ZJ up for sale. A white 97 Limited with all the options. Some cosmetic damage up front but I can just throw another purple bumper on it and call it a day.

He'd give it to me for $900. Only 110,000 miles and fewer issues than my niner. It's listed for $2,000.

Gah. Lift the white one and DD it? Keep the niner stripped and make a go fast Jeep? Or build another street fighter? Or, what the hell, bring the 408 back into the picture?

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Buy it, fix it, sell it

Done this 2 3 different ZJs, always get em cheap because death wobble, new track bar and bolts and it's sold
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