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Old 03-27-2012, 09:05 PM   #2851
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Right? A 'Deal With It' decal would be great right above the door sill.
Nice.

You'll need to break out the step stool for that beast!
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:05 PM   #2852
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Nice.

So you had 0 vibes prior to that installation?
Not much of any...

Now I have too much pinion angle at the rear axle.

I am doing a 4 link rear this weekend so that should solve it... Although my drive shaft ended up short.
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Old 03-28-2012, 02:51 AM   #2853
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I want the Mighty FC now. Portal axles and 40"s, and the American-Unimog cabover.

http://www.autoblog.com/2012/03/27/j...fari-concepts/

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Just came here to post that.

****ing. Awesome.

This.
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Old 03-28-2012, 08:49 AM   #2854
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This.
Seriously guys?

Go buy a pinzgauer, a unimog or a Volvo for 8 grand or so.

If you buy the mog, make sure you get the one with the 2500:1 crawl ratio.

The only downside is, stock tires were a measly 39".
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Old 03-28-2012, 11:08 AM   #2855
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Seriously guys?

Go buy a pinzgauer, a unimog or a Volvo for 8 grand or so.

If you buy the mog, make sure you get the one with the 2500:1 crawl ratio.

The only downside is, stock tires were a measly 39".
Those are all 25 years or older to be legal here, right? Having a current tech, current model alternative would be incredible.
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Old 03-28-2012, 11:48 AM   #2856
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I want the Mighty FC now. Portal axles and 40"s, and the American-Unimog cabover.

http://www.autoblog.com/2012/03/27/j...fari-concepts/

Ehh that is nice and all but it doesnt look like it can take sweet jumps. I mean why would you even want that if it cant take sweet jumps bro?
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Old 03-28-2012, 12:26 PM   #2857
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Those are all 25 years or older to be legal here, right? Having a current tech, current model alternative would be incredible.

They do. But how is a turbo diesel past its prime?

How exactly have portal axles changed in the last 25 years?

Current tech "refresh" of a mog would really be left to how much fancy crap you wanted to jam into the cab.

i also would not want a heavy duty vehicle based off of a JK platform. talk about polishing a turd
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Old 03-28-2012, 12:40 PM   #2858
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So I'm thinking of trading in my 05 WK for a new 2012 Grand Cherokee. For those of you that have the WK2, how do you like it so far?
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Old 03-28-2012, 12:43 PM   #2859
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So I'm thinking of trading in my 05 WK for a new 2012 Grand Cherokee. For those of you that have the WK2, how do you like it so far?
I sat in a Limited when I purchased my JK and drove a relatively base version as a rental car. Nothing about it is remarkable, I'd consider pretty much anything not made in the U.S. over it.
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Old 03-28-2012, 12:49 PM   #2860
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I sat in a Limited when I purchased my JK and drove a relatively base version as a rental car. Nothing about it is remarkable, I'd consider pretty much anything not made in the U.S. over it.
It's for my wife. My 05 has 69k miles on it so it won't be driven to much. I'm partial to Jeeps because I know i can negotiate a great deal with them. I believe I paid $23k for my 05 brand new.
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Old 03-28-2012, 12:52 PM   #2861
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It's for my wife. My 05 has 69k miles on it so it won't be driven to much. I'm partial to Jeeps because I know i can negotiate a great deal with them. I believe I paid $23k for my 05 brand new.
I still wouldn't spend money on something I didn't particularly care for. It's mundane, vanilla, numb. As a rental car, it's fine. I'd just never own one. You have to consider that the vast majority of posters in this thread have lifted vehicles with larger tires... we may not necessarily be the first to advocate for the vehicle. Now... if you were considering a 2012 JKU, plenty of opinions there.
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Old 03-28-2012, 04:54 PM   #2862
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So this Pinzgauer is for sale near me.



Finally pulled over to check it out and cringed when I saw the $15,000 asking price.
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Old 03-28-2012, 06:33 PM   #2863
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So this Pinzgauer is for sale near me.



Finally pulled over to check it out and cringed when I saw the $15,000 asking price.
Way Way Way too much.


Hell there's been a 91 80 series landcruiser on volvo portals and 39s thats been changing hands for the past few years that ALWAYS sells for less than that.


you can also pick up a 6x6 for that price, which IMO is far cooler.
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Old 03-28-2012, 10:53 PM   #2864
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Old 03-28-2012, 11:00 PM   #2865
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Definitely thought he wasn't going to make it!!
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Old 03-29-2012, 12:34 AM   #2866
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So this Pinzgauer is for sale near me.

Finally pulled over to check it out and cringed when I saw the $15,000 asking price.
This is my buddy in one he picked up a couple of years ago for around $12k. Low-ish miles, excellent mechanical shape, quite the attention getter, and it is unbelievable off-road. If you can bargain that price down, I would look into getting one of these things. They are a blast. He lives in Lake Tahoe and has taken it on mud, sand, trails, and in deep snow, and nothing seems to stop it.

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It looks like it would be a blast, but mileage and mechanical condition is unknown. Outside was very worn and weathered, but no visible rust or obvious damage. Interior resembled the outside, worn but not damaged. Almost completely bare inside with the exception of a couple of very haggard racing buckets. The top actually looked pretty new. Unless I sold my car, my budget would only be about $5k, but I can always hope. I'll probably end up with a ZJ/WJ and a cheap Saab to DD if I can get rid of the Subaru.
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Old 03-29-2012, 12:52 AM   #2868
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It looks like it would be a blast, but mileage and mechanical condition is unknown. Outside was very worn and weathered, but no visible rust or obvious damage. Interior resembled the outside, worn but not damaged. Almost completely bare inside with the exception of a couple of very haggard racing buckets. The top actually looked pretty new. Unless I sold my car, my budget would only be about $5k, but I can always hope. I'll probably end up with a ZJ/WJ and a cheap Saab to DD if I can get rid of the Subaru.
If you only have 5k or so, I'd go with something else, especially if the Pinzgauer you're looking at is in rough shape. Some solid 4runners can be had around that range. The only reason my buddy got his Pinzgauer is because he is a perpetual man-child who makes great money and has no responsibilities, so he spends it on toys like this.
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Old 03-29-2012, 08:44 AM   #2869
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If you only have 5k or so, I'd go with something else, especially if the Pinzgauer you're looking at is in rough shape. Some solid 4runners can be had around that range. The only reason my buddy got his Pinzgauer is because he is a perpetual man-child who makes great money and has no responsibilities, so he spends it on toys like this.
I swear if I was single, I'd live in a 1 bd apartment over top of a 6 car garage and probably have 2 or 3 cars parked outside.

I've been wanting an h1 hummer, but I'd end up divorced and missing half of it if I bought one.
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Old 03-29-2012, 08:57 AM   #2870
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My girlfriend and I live in a one bedroom loft above an extra tall two stall, four car garage. Firehouse style. I love my house.

In my dreams I can afford to properly fill it with cars.
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Old 03-29-2012, 11:32 AM   #2871
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I swear if I was single, I'd live in a 1 bd apartment over top of a 6 car garage and probably have 2 or 3 cars parked outside.

I've been wanting an h1 hummer, but I'd end up divorced and missing half of it if I bought one.
3 acres will park a lot of cars.

I pared it down but I had 7 a few years ago.

Just down to the suby, the jeep, and my camper.

of course I have 4 other jeeps and a samurai in my lot
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Old 03-29-2012, 11:46 AM   #2872
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Chrysler to offer Hemi conversion kits beginning this summer for '07-'11 JK's:

http://www.toledoblade.com/Automotiv...Wranglers.html

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AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Sales of the Toledo-built Jeep Wrangler have surged since Chrysler Group LLC began installing a more powerful V-6 engine at the beginning of the 2012 model year, but for some hard-core Jeep fans that's still not enough moxie.

Although a factory-ordered Hemi isn't in the works, those folks can still rejoice. Mopar, Chrysler's in-house parts unit, unveiled a conversion kit Tuesday that will help enthusiasts place Chrysler's much more powerful 5.7-liter and 6.4-liter V-8 engines into the Wrangler.

"There's definitely been a growing demand," said Jim Sassorossi, director of Mopar parts sales operation.

The kit, to be available this summer for 2007-11 models and this fall for 2012 models, was on display at Jeep's annual preview of concept and specialty vehicles built for the Moab Easter Jeep Safari, where thousands of off-roaders meet in the Utah desert to test their driving and machines. Pricing on the conversion kit hasn't been set, but the swap won't be cheap. A new engine costs several thousand dollars.

Jeep executives said the Moab event is a way for them to connect with their brand's base, listen to customers' needs, and try new ideas.

"I get a zillon questions on Hemi, and our Mopar guys came up with a conversion kit to be able to do a Hemi conversion," said Mike Manley, chief executive officer of Jeep. "The passion for Jeep is not just with our engineers here, but with our customers. We get pushed all the time, whether it's a pickup truck, a diesel, can we get a bigger lift kit, what can we do in terms of accessories?" he said.

There was no new word on a Wrangler pickup, but Mr. Manley confirmed a new special-edition Wrangler would be rolled out before the end of the year and hinted it would be related to the off-road-packaged Rubicon model.

"At the end of this year, you're going to get the 10-year anniversary of the Rubicon. And the Rubicon is from a capability perspective clearly the icon of Wrangler," he said. "It would be a shame to let that go without celebrating it in one way or another."

Mr. Manley, responding to a reporter's question, said gas prices are a concern, but he's pleased with the start to this year. Through February, Jeep sales are up 30 percent over the same period last year.

"I think me and the team are focused on trying to keep the momentum going and balance the production we have. … " he said.

Other models on display Tuesday included a Wrangler-based interpretation of the Forward Control of the 1950s and '60s and a Grand Cherokee Trailhawk concept. Executives said they are considering building the Trailhawk, which was exhibited at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in 2007.
While it will be nice to have the option and for Chrysler to stand behind the work. I am not sure how many $60,000 Hemi-powered Rubicons they will sell.
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Old 03-29-2012, 12:33 PM   #2873
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Old 03-29-2012, 12:50 PM   #2874
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My girlfriend and I live in a one bedroom loft above an extra tall two stall, four car garage. Firehouse style. I love my house.

In my dreams I can afford to properly fill it with cars.

::hate:: ::hate:: ::hate::


I have a 2 car garage with a 3rd "stall" outside that's covered.

now, if my wife could decide where it is she wants to live long term and i could actually buy a house instead of renting, I would be able to actually drag home some of the cars that i'd like to.

for now i'm relegated to my galaxie, my truck and a vehicle to be named later ( probably an 09 3 series bimmer) for my wife so she stops cracking up my truck.

i started on the right path, but have had to sell in no short order the following in the past year:

65 chevy pickup
08 c63 AMG
66 sunbeam alpine
65 ford country sedan


i also gave my dad a tr6.

that doesnt count the trucks that i chose to sell on my own:

77 fj-40
86 fj-60
94 fzj-80
98 discovery

I swear once we move to new orleans, i'm buying a damn warehouse to start my own version of american pickers in.
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Old 03-29-2012, 01:08 PM   #2875
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