^ 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!
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 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.
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.