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Unread 06-05-2013, 02:55 PM   #31
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Why should I care if someone else dies because they rear ended me?

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Unread 06-05-2013, 03:00 PM   #32
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Does any remember when GM was forced to recall most of its late 70's-80's pickups because the gas tank(s) were out side the frame rails. I owned one of those trucks and got a $1000 certificate on top of the trade value if I upgraded trucks. That was a boom for GM's truck sales. Best part of the whole thing was "Dateline" did a huge investigation which prompted the recall. They claimed trucks leak and cause a fire from a side impact. They showed a video of a truck burning after a side impact. Turns out Dateline could not get the tank to leak during tests so they attached a small explosive to the tank and ran a car into it. Very dramatic, they got the recall started on false information just for the rating and the show is still on the air.

I believe you have a wwwaaaayyy greater chance of killed in the rollover vs burning to death. Just my two cents
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Unread 06-05-2013, 03:17 PM   #33
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Did some moron actually say that?
Yep, in the linked article. I was skimming the text and that little gem caught my eye.

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OT side note My mother called to tell me about it today lol
Ha, my Mom called me too. At least I know she still cares.
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Unread 06-05-2013, 03:48 PM   #34
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Hmm...51 deaths out of 2.7 million? I'm going to make a crazy assumption and say that more people have been killed in off road accidents then this is impacting. All vehicles are death traps regardless of how safe they try to make them.
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Unread 06-05-2013, 03:51 PM   #35
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I'm glad to see that the general consensus is that this is getting blown up (no pun intended) way out of proportion. I came here to check this out, because I only just read about it in the paper today.

I've got a factory tow package, so I hope I'm a little better off - mental note: research skid plate for tank.

All in all, I just thank god I didn't end up backing into that Pinto in the Walmart parking lot this morning - I don't even want to imagine the carnage.
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Unread 06-05-2013, 04:35 PM   #36
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People have been trying to get this and death wobble recalled for years. Both are design choice that have their drawbacks, but under most circumstances are completely safe.
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I heard someone yell "mall crawler" from the back porch. I'll go see who said that. Be right back.
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Unread 06-05-2013, 04:41 PM   #37
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I've got factory tow package original with the ZJ and I have a factory skid plate for the gas tank, just not installed yet - so I suppose that will make my ZJ "safer".

Like others have said, you can worry about one thing - and then get hit by a bus walking to your Jeep anyway. Not making light of the issue - just the facts.
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Unread 06-05-2013, 07:15 PM   #38
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I'm totally making light of the issue. Didn't realize it was that time again, but I'm glad it is. These threads are funny and full of fear mongering, people wanting free stuff and safety nazis that want to eliminate all danger from a dangerous world. If your scared of your jeep, sell it.


BTW, why don't wranglers wave to me?
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Unread 06-05-2013, 07:32 PM   #39
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if you really want a laugh, check out the wj's whining about it in gc general discussion. they are chickens. or you can check out jeep's facebook page
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Unread 06-05-2013, 07:45 PM   #40
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Screw everyone else.... It was new info to me. Thanks for posting. I only search for answers to questions I have before posting. If its cool I am going to post and not search first
RELAX Peps...
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Unread 06-05-2013, 07:49 PM   #41
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all this over 32 incidents resulting in fire in ZJ's. 32 out of how many are out there?
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Unread 06-05-2013, 07:51 PM   #42
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if you really want a laugh, check out the wj's whining about it in gc general discussion. they are chickens. or you can check out jeep's facebook page
well i mean, they did buy a wj instead of zj..what else is there to expect.
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Unread 06-05-2013, 07:52 PM   #43
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all this over 32 incidents resulting in fire in ZJ's. 32 out of how many are out there?
Stand by... looking up production numbers.
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Unread 06-05-2013, 07:53 PM   #44
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all this over 32 incidents resulting in fire in ZJ's. 32 out of how many are out there?
51 deaths and 3.4 million vehicles affected (ZJ, WJ and KJ)
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Unread 06-05-2013, 07:55 PM   #45
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1,428,095 zj's alone.
I really like my odds, I just may double up.
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