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Unread 08-22-2013, 10:44 PM   #496
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Wow that's a steal man. Good luck.

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Unread 08-22-2013, 11:06 PM   #497
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You want to wheel Moab in something else?
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Unread 08-22-2013, 11:26 PM   #498
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Wow that's a steal man. Good luck.
Thanks! I've been following your build, it's really coming together nice!
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You want to wheel Moab in something else?
Well, I think I would enjoy it more if I was wheeling something that I wasn't going to sell when I got back.
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Unread 08-23-2013, 12:37 AM   #499
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Well, I think I would enjoy it more if I was wheeling something that I wasn't going to sell when I got back.
Better get to work then buddy

Plenty of trails that need more than a Land Rover
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Unread 08-23-2013, 10:39 AM   #500
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Better get to work then buddy

Plenty of trails that need more than a Land Rover
I think I've ruled out the LR3 more for being too big than not capable enough. Youtube LR3 off road. They are very impressive. I am trying to do a Moab like trip once a year. Probably never make it to the hammers. 98% of the stuff here in Washington can be done with a XJ on 31's with a locker. For me wheeling gives me a chance to see amazing sights and get outdoors. It's not as much crawling the most difficult trails in the world. If I want that kind of feeling, I'll hop on my snowmobile.

That said, I think I have it narrowed down to a ZJ or WJ. That will leave me with a pretty good budget to transform it into a great expo rig.

Pretty torn between them though... Thoughts?
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Unread 08-23-2013, 10:56 AM   #501
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That's totally understandable man.

I have no experience with ZJs or WJs so I'm no help there.
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Unread 08-23-2013, 05:43 PM   #502
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I did quite a bit of research on the two. I read that ZJ suspension components are pretty much interchangeable with TJ components. WJ lifts are expensive. 4.7's are crap (good until they get cooling issues, then your pretty much SOL, also parts availability). 5.9 is a gas hog and had cooling issues as well. I concluded that the 4.0 with towing package was the best bet, avoiding 99-00 or 01 for head issues. The WJ interior is much more solid, so I was thinking about getting a low mileage 02-04 to keep the wife happy. I've driven both and the WJ is pretty damn quiet inside. The center console on the ZJ just intensified my hatred for plastic. Jeep started using independent front suspension 05 and up, Blah!

But, you may have been the one who gave me most of this information, so why I am I telling you?
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Unread 08-23-2013, 05:47 PM   #503
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Forgot to mention the 5.2. From what I've read they're just as bullet proof as the 4.0, but what do I know? I've never owned one!
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Unread 08-23-2013, 08:45 PM   #504
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Unread 08-24-2013, 12:29 AM   #505
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i love my 97 5.2 zj. i plan on building that into an overlandy vehicle once my yj is sold as well. theres an appeal to a sweet wheeler but i also wanna be able to go places in it.
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Unread 08-24-2013, 12:51 AM   #506
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I did quite a bit of research on the two. I read that ZJ suspension components are pretty much interchangeable with TJ components. WJ lifts are expensive. 4.7's are crap (good until they get cooling issues, then your pretty much SOL, also parts availability). 5.9 is a gas hog and had cooling issues as well. I concluded that the 4.0 with towing package was the best bet, avoiding 99-00 or 01 for head issues. The WJ interior is much more solid, so I was thinking about getting a low mileage 02-04 to keep the wife happy. I've driven both and the WJ is pretty damn quiet inside. The center console on the ZJ just intensified my hatred for plastic. Jeep started using independent front suspension 05 and up, Blah!

But, you may have been the one who gave me most of this information, so why I am I telling you?
I'm leaning toward the ZJ. The 4.7 is a pretty fragile motor and I'm not thrilled with the electronics. Also the ZJ is a little skinnier so that will be a plus.
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i love my 97 5.2 zj. i plan on building that into an overlandy vehicle once my yj is sold as well. theres an appeal to a sweet wheeler but i also wanna be able to go places in it.
That's exactly what I'm going for. Light to moderate wheeling, but more important - exploring, getting lost, and seeing where the end of the road takes me.
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Unread 08-24-2013, 02:23 PM   #507
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That's exactly what I'm going for. Light to moderate wheeling, but more important - exploring, getting lost, and seeing where the end of the road takes me.
Thats what its all about , no matter what rig your in ...
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Unread 08-24-2013, 03:05 PM   #508
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Thats what its all about , no matter what rig your in ...
Exactly. My simple wk takes me everywhere i want to go exploring.
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Unread 08-24-2013, 09:40 PM   #509
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Ive owed a ZJ 5.9 and now an WJ 4.7ho. I prefer the WJ.... I have had no dependability issues with the 4.7 and am happy with the quadradrive system other than being picky with $ fluids. 3" lift 32" tires and some armor it does well. Its not extreme by any means but works for what I want right now.
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Unread 08-25-2013, 11:10 AM   #510
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The WJ is a little more comfortable in my opinion... No experience with the 4.7L. But my buddies ZJ was beat on pretty good in stock form and then hit 100 mph on the highway the same day. With a little work they can make great overland rigs IMO.
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