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^ Ban! ^ No more thread jack

But let me jack my own thread of talking about camaros.

I do really hope they come out. They are saying the first quarter of 09' they will be out.


On Topic: I dont know if I will still have the jeep or not. Might be selling then buying small car. Then but a ZJ w/ 4.0 or a XJ.
IMO if you are thinking of switching from a v8 ZJ to a 4.0 ZJ, dont. The MPG wont be different enough to be worth it.
Its not really the MPG. Thats what the mazda is for. Im wanting something lighter that the V8. Plus I see many 4.0 do just as much as a V8. Plus insurance would be cheaper.
Well sounds like you have some decent reasoning for it:cheers:
Just my .02. But IMHO the XJ with the HO 4.0 is the perfect power to weight ratio. Besides, IMO only, it doesn't matter how heavy it is as long as the parts I have on it can take it. :)
Do yall think it would be smart?? I love my jeep. But I would also feel bad for tearing up a V8. I would rather work on a I6 all day that a V8. Easier and not as much to replace.
I might stick with the 4.0 ZJ. I like all the room and how beast they look lifted.
I guess as long as you gear it right, it wouldn't be too bad. But it will have a lot less power behind your foot than the V8, so be prepared.

Don't quote me, but I think the ZJ weighs quite a bit more than the XJ does....:dunno:
I personally wouldn't make the switch. The weight difference is really a pretty small factor between the 2 vehicles, I don't think there is much difference in the cost or difficulty of working on a 4.0L vs. a 5.2L,and you'll probably lose money on selling the one Jeep to buy another.Money that could be tossed into other stuff...Unless the insurance savings is substancial, of coarse...

If you want to lighten it up, break out the sawzall and start slicing the fatty parts off! :D

But that's just my opinion...
Can anyone chime in and let me know?? I would like the best wheelin and reg driver I can get. nothing extreme but fun to play with. Oh and I know the power difference. I can tell you who is pushin a V8 or who is not. But im not into going fast in the jeep. just want to go anywhere. Going fast is for the sports car.
Well I am in a 4.0 :D But I would assume you are referring to the GC owners.
Me with a sawzall is not good. I will take everything!!!! ME and my dad love cutting stuff up. But I want to keep a pretty nice ride as well. I have been finding some good deals on 4.0 Zj's ALOT better than what I paid for my ZJ. As I do the figuring I should come out better in the end. But I wanted some more opinions. MY main problem is I used to have a MX-3 and that car was amazing. I have came up on a dang good deal on one. And I should be coming up on a good deal on a 4.0 ZJ later on. I think everything will play ok. Just need some other opinions.

Thanks


This was started to be talked about in my lifts thread. It needs its own thread. That way we get back to lifts in other thread.
 

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That's alot of quotes meng!
 

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indeed. lots of quotes. lol. Just trying to move the thread to is own home.
 

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I was kinda joking about the sawzall. But if you're planning on doing much in the way of trail runs, be warned the ZJ's with the 4.0L are very prone to overheating. Not anything that isn't unmanageable, just something to be aware of. I know you said you've got a line on some good deals, but what are V8 Grands selling for where you live? I know around me, a lot of people are trying to sell and downsize to more efficient vehicles, so selling their V8 SUV's is kind of tough at the moment. In any case, you've got to decide what works best for you, but I'd be most concerned about what the cost would be after everything is said and done. One other thing is that if you have a Jeep that runs good now, you risk trading it for one that has some problems that may not be evident at first.

Whichever way you go, good luck, and I hope it works out well for you!

Later.
V8's are going for a lil more right now that gas is down. So I figure that I can really get my money back if not more. And I will do some major shopping before just jumping into a vehicle. Plus the mazda im looking for I know very well. So nobody is going to sell me junk. I thank you guys for all the help and support. I just want the best of both worlds. Street and wheelin.
 

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V8's are going for a lil more right now that gas is down. So I figure that I can really get my money back if not more. And I will do some major shopping before just jumping into a vehicle. Plus the mazda im looking for I know very well. So nobody is going to sell me junk. I thank you guys for all the help and support. I just want the best of both worlds. Street and wheelin.
Then do what I'd do.....Sell the wife's cars!! HA!
 

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She would have my head if I sold her cars.

On a better/bad note. I think I might be keeping the jeep. I had a sign last night. I was going to tulsa to see that car I was going to buy. And out of nowhere the jeep dies 1 mile away from where the car is. So I get em pushed over to the side and I can start him. but wont stay started. So I pulled the fuel filter off. It was plugged bad. So my daddy came to the rescue. Took me to the parts store (autozone :brickwall:). Only one open at 9 at night. And put fuel filter on. And he started right up. No problem. But with all the time it took to get all this done. The car I was going to look at sold. So I think it was a sign that I should just keep my jeep and not buy another car.

Second note:
After getting him all running good and everything. We stop by QT to get a drink and go potty. and we go back outside to leave jeep wont stay started again. So my fuel pump went out. bad filter caused it I believe. :brickwall:
 
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