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post #1 of 17 Old 04-11-2009, 11:49 AM Thread Starter
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Welcome ZJ "Fart"

Well the time has finally come. I have been on Jeep forum for almost two years now and my post count isn't very high because I haven't had much to contribute or ask because I didn't even have a Jeep yet, I was just absorbing as much info as possible for when the time came.
So onto the Jeep, I came home from work (drving my moms car) and walked into the house at about 11:00pm and my family was all in the same room looking at me and sorta having a ****-grin. So about 10 mins goes by and they say go outside and we all do and there was a Jeep in the driveway. I was pumped, it was the color I wanted and the year and everything. I was surprised that they had got it since we agreed I would save up and pay for it on my own.
Well now to picture time so I can describe as I go. I have a lot of questions so here we go.

Specs: 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo V8 5.2L Leather interior 255,100mils
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A little rust on wheel well but i can handle it for now


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I dont even know what Qudra-Trac is soo...


Ok so now for the sweet part, guess how much i paid.....$900 buckaroos
So now to my questions. 1. with those screws holding the trim on what should I use to hold it on without the screws? 2. I hear when I drive a slow wooshing sound, as i go faster is becomes a little louder. It sounds like its coming from the back, sounds like stuff is rubbing or grinding. 3. the tailgate won't open, the PO got tapped in the back at a light and now I cant budge it so any ideas ? 4. the speaker in the back sounds like its crackling so i need to get to it this means opening the door panel right? how do i get the off? 5. When I accelerate going into first gear i get a bit of a lurch. The PO told me not to use OD, and something about bands what does he mean by bands?
So far thats all I have, I know this isn't GC technical so sorry for the questions I figured two birds one stone. Well all in all i say not to bad for a first car for a High schooler eh? oh and theres a vid for why its called the "fart"


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post #2 of 17 Old 04-11-2009, 12:01 PM
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congrats on the zj! looks like a good start cant wait to see it go threw changes
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post #3 of 17 Old 04-11-2009, 12:10 PM
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I think Quadra-trac means that your ZJ is all time 4wd instead of the Selc-trac which is selectable 2wd or 4wd. It looks great though, reminds me of my ZJ when I first got it. I love the champagne color, at least thats what mine was called.

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I think Quadra-trac means that your ZJ is all time 4wd instead of the Selc-trac which is selectable 2wd or 4wd. It looks great though, reminds me of my ZJ when I first got it. I love the champagne color, at least thats what mine was called.
Ok thats what i figured, oh and I told the lady at the DMV that it was champagne/tan/light brown/sandstone and she said how about green?

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Ok thats what i figured, oh and I told the lady at the DMV that it was champagne/tan/light brown/sandstone and she said how about green?
well thats plain retarted...

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Yeah she's an idiot it's definitely not green. I'm pretty sure it's called champagne but I just told people gold. Sometimes it looks silver in the rain.

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Bump for some help

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bump for some more HELP, i think i might post my problems in a diff. thread

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Bump. Im kinda sad being my first vehicle and all, i wanted more feedback.

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Congratulations on the new Jeep hope it's as good to you as my TJ is to me.
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Congratulations on the new Jeep hope it's as good to you as my TJ is to me.
Finally, thanks it means more than you think.

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Answers are found in tech threads not 'hi my name is....' threads.

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Answers are found in tech threads not 'hi my name is....' threads.
good point... good point..

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