Random Thoughts Thread

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Bennett, Aug 12, 2006.

  1. Marlon_JB2

    Marlon_JB2 Kombat Edition Jeep

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    That's how I felt about the KK. I had an issue with a drivetrain "knock" or "bump" that would come and go. I couldn't figure it out and neither could anybody else. Started throwing parts at it. Nothing. Got tired.

    Ah well, it was a fun 170k.
     
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    It has 180k on it. It's been on the downward spiral for a bit; nickel and dime type stuff. Wheel bearings, suspension, heater core all were having issues. Died on her way to work on Thursday.

    She bought a 2015 Escape yesterday. AWD, 50k, The options she wanted for $14k. She's pretty excited about it. She has been shopping for a while already, drove just about every make/model of smaller SUV and liked the Escape the best.

    We stopped at Pishke afterward and drove a Compass Trailhawk and got lease numbers. $330/mo for 12k/yr with $4000 down. I liked it, but probably not going that route; I just wanted to check out the possibility.
     
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    Who you calling old?:icon_razz:
     
  4. HoosierJeeper

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    I like the new Compasses a lot. Saw them at the Jeep show last fall and they were nice.
     
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    Saw you heading north by the South Lax Walmart. About 3PM. I was in the KL
     
  6. Marlon_JB2

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    WHAT?!

    I can lease a Compass for under $300/mo with 15k/yr with $0 down!!!!!

    Oh, forgot to mention, that knock/bump turned into a bad wobble at 80MPH. So bad, ESP/BAS, TC, ABS would disable until restart.

    ...any ideas? lol lol3.gif
     
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    profdlp On The Ledge

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    You can have my General Grabbers when you pry them from my cold dead...

    ...What's that? Oh, I see. OK - go ahead, you can have that one.


    (Zooms off)

    Of course, the Trash Panda never lets go:

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  9. Marlon_JB2

    Marlon_JB2 Kombat Edition Jeep

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    "I CAN'T AFFORD A GRAND CHEROKEE!"

    Um, wat?

    I had one before I started working here. What's your excuse?
     
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    Why do they call space walks, walks? They just kinda float there and hang on.
     
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    The 12 year old. Every time.
     
  13. ltd02

    ltd02 Comfortably numb KJ Supporting Member

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    "Out for a walk" sounds better than "Out for a float" or "Hanging out".
     
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    Not if the 12 year old has a bank account like mine ...:Insane:
     
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    Maybe, I am going to look at it Saturday. Have to see the lift and winch; if it has a Dana 44, frame and rocker panel rust, etc. If it's really clean I might really be tempted, I've always liked the TJ Unlimiteds.... wonder if I can find a set of Rubicon wheels for it??

    It would be REALLY fun some of the time, but I think actually living with it day in/day out might actually be a pain.... I guess we will see.
     
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    Looks pretty cool! The 4.0 is a fun engine. My XJ feels so much peppier than the KJ. My WJ was peppy too.
     
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    My dad’s agency had an XJ with the 4.0. It was the truck that moved me in and out of BU - great little truck. Fun to drive, too ;)
     
  19. Jo6pak

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    I had a 96 XJ with the 4 liter before my KJ. It had 240k on the odo when I got rid of it.

    On another note, what are KJ trans and TC skids going for these days? No matter what I find about the Wrangler, I'll likely be posting up some Liberty goodies before too long.:blah:
     
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    I want to say new I paid $50-70 each from Pischke for them.