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Old 09-28-2012, 03:24 PM   #61
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hi mackie i use mansfield 4x4 as well there realy good and very helpfull,i wont use chrysler scrapies ever again there a rip off etc etc
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Hi Surfer, welcome 30 years in Africa, so I guess you had no choice but go off road most of the time?
Surely any competent mechanic with a good reputation in your area could work on your zj, unless maybe for warranty purposes.
I was under the impression that the 2005 Grand Cherokee with the Merc engine was a bit specialised. I think it is known as a WK and not ZJ. I guess if they put in the correct grade fluids i.e. transmission and axles there probably won't be a problem. However will they be aware of preventative maintenance, i.e. checking specific parts for wear?
In Africa my BIL had a sixties Jeep Wagoneer pick up with column gear change and a whopping great V8. The column gear change kept jumping out of its socket and you would need to climb underneath to free it. It was mainly used for towing the ski boat around.
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I was under the impression that the 2005 Grand Cherokee with the Merc engine was a bit specialised. I think it is known as a WK and not ZJ. I guess if they put in the correct grade fluids i.e. transmission and axles there probably won't be a problem. However will they be aware of preventative maintenance, i.e. checking specific parts for wear?
In Africa my BIL had a sixties Jeep Wagoneer pick up with column gear change and a whopping great V8. The column gear change kept jumping out of its socket and you would need to climb underneath to free it. It was mainly used for towing the ski boat around.
Found an old advertisement, thought was interesting.
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Found an old advertisement, thought was interesting.
My former BIL had one of those in South Africa, but the pick up version. The local garage had one that was a breakdown truck with the crane etc.
Notice the column gear change. That was the biggest let down on an otherwise rugged and tough vehicle. The linkage underneath by the gearbox used to keep coming apart. The weakest link!
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Yeah whatever happened to the weakest link?
I'd be well happy with one of those wagoneers.
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:15 PM   #66
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My dad has a 1989 Wagoneer. Its amazing!! AMC 360 V8, TF727 auto, NP229, and Dana 44s front and rear from the factory!! We added new paint, refreshed the interior, and added a 5'' lift and 33'' BFG A/Ts and im in love with it lol
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Amazing! To have a late (~'87-'91) Grand Wagoneer is my dream. As soon as (if!) I can afford one, I intend to import one over here to be my daily driver!
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Old 10-03-2012, 06:04 PM   #68
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Anyone see wheeler dealers last night? they bought a *****'s jeep (nice one) and made it back to original.
They got 16000 for it, was a peach mate, they got it from North California, even got the old war time original first aid kit under the dash.
Well worth a watch on catch up tv, or stick around on discovery and it will probably be repeated in two weeks.
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Amazing! To have a late (~'87-'91) Grand Wagoneer is my dream. As soon as (if!) I can afford one, I intend to import one over here to be my daily driver!
In the states you can pick up a Grand wagoneer in good shape for around $3000 usually. I had a '76 J-20 pickup before I moved here, and I really think I screwed up by selling it lol But im trying to buy my dads Grand Waggy right now
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In the states you can pick up a Grand wagoneer in good shape for around $3000 usually. I had a '76 J-20 pickup before I moved here, and I really think I screwed up by selling it lol But im trying to buy my dads Grand Waggy right now
Amazing!! In that case, it looks like getting one may be closer than I thought!!
I'm not sure if I can think of anything that I want more than a Grand Waggy!

J-20's are awesome too, I'd love one of them. I'd be happy to have any FSJ, but a GW would be perfect.
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Munchkin, look in cherokee oem tech, you got a thread in there, Munchkin needs to keep her feet warm.
It will give you some more ideas on your heater issue.
I need to trim my plastic wheel fenders a bit loud rubbing on big turns well annoying.Since putting wider wheels on, tempted to take arches off.
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I just removed my plastic inner fender panel completely. I also cut and folded the pinch seem down. Got a hole lot more tire clearance out of it. It was perfect for my 31s back in the day, but when I stepped up to 33s, I had to cut the arches off, and I still rub lol I need bumpstops... BAD!!!
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Did you do loads of slits and tap it under like a thread on here?
And have you had any grief from police since doing it?
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Amazing!! In that case, it looks like getting one may be closer than I thought!!
I'm not sure if I can think of anything that I want more than a Grand Waggy!

J-20's are awesome too, I'd love one of them. I'd be happy to have any FSJ, but a GW would be perfect.
DUDE!!!! buy this right now!!!!

http://www.cherokeeforum.com/f70/198...goneer-150374/
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Did you do loads of slits and tap it under like a thread on here?
And have you had any grief from police since doing it?
For my fenders I actually cut them off completely and used seam sealer and bolts to reattach the rear lol the fronts are just cut up really high (but still rub).
The inner fender in the front has a pinch seam in the rear that is common for cutting up tires, and with that I cut a bunch of slits in it and beat it down flat with a hammer
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