Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Southeast Iowa
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Re: CJdave: ZJ Upgrades??
]laugh] You know, Bob.....we actually SPENT MORE TIME on the ZJ BEFORE we got it than we have since. Yep....all I have ever done to this GC is install a hitch and the trailer wiring, and at 90 K I had to replace a leaky tranny fluid line. BEFORE WE GOT IT....I spent three weeks at least in my spare time poring over the specs to get the "perfect" ZJ for our job.....which of course was driving twisty mountain roads in SNOW! We hit it right on! Everything we ordered was perfect for us. We were adamant about keeping the weight down, so no skid pans;....we needed good fuel mileage so we got the highest gears;...we DID NOT order the trailer hitch with the Jeep because they only come with low gears[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif[/img] and that pukes away fuel. We only tow occasionally, and I'm pretty aware of how to handle the Jeep when towing to I don't burn something out. I routinely get 21 MPG up here in the rocks and trees, and if I really concentrate, 25 MPG is easy to get on flat ground. Ours is a Laredo 4.0 SELECT-TRAC(best case for snow EVER!)automatic(w/Overdrive...29% over)and NO flip out rear window[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif[/img]
I never believe any statistics unless my moonguys [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img][img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img] made 'em up themselves.