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Just how much do we love our zu's #840298 10/08/07 01:44 AM
Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 1,528
barak Offline OP
Body Damage is Cool
Hi guys , haven't posted in a while due to being so busy with work and traveling all over the place.Anyway , I was thinking how much effort people put into their rigs , and just what it would take for us to part with them.So , lets hear everyones idea of just what it would take to get rid of the zu.

For me , with the amount of work I put into mine , even though its not done yet , and all the brand new parts and goodies , of course money would do it , but I don't think I would get a reasonable amount for the work and parts because of the age of the truck ,and the poor resale value.

Other than money , the only other thing I can think of that would make me part with it , other than prying the keys from my cold , dead hands <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/zombie.gif" alt="" /> would be if I found my dream car and had to sell it or trade it to get it.This of course would be a 1970-73 cuda , with a big block , 340 , 440 , or preferably a 426 hemi <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />.

So , for you others out there that love the rigs you have , what would it take to make you get rid of it?Inquiring minds want to know <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/nana.gif" alt="" />

1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.2 with mods.Hughes Air gap intake , 52MM TB , ford injectors, 2 3/4" lift, Doug Thorley headers , HID headlights with LED , HID fog lights , glow gauges , a few others
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Re: Just how much do we love our zu's [Re: barak] #840299 10/08/07 02:46 AM
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rodeoredd Offline
not sure what would make me get rid of the zoo. maybe a family financial crisis.

or if someone offered me enought to go buy a new one and start over...

'99 Rodeo V6 4x4 w/ 8" lift, 33" TrXus MT
4.77, Aussie Locked rear, 8500lb winch, custom rack, custom winch bumper, ProComp lights, 230,000km
Re: Just how much do we love our zu's [Re: rodeoredd] #840300 10/08/07 04:29 AM
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onebadtrooper Offline
Body Damage is Cool
3 million and I would still have to think about it. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/shiner.gif" alt="" />

89 trooper, tera low t-case gears,5.38's, 3" indy4xsus lift3"body lift,safari snorkle,warn winch,custom bull bar,custom rock sliders,warn hubs,35x13.50r15,custom rear bumper trooper pics
Re: Just how much do we love our zu's [Re: barak] #840301 10/08/07 02:23 PM
Joined: Jun 2000
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BigSwede Offline
Roll Me Over
I don't love my 'Zu...I do however respect it. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/pfft.gif" alt="" />

Steve Carlson - 95 Trooper LS expo rig
Serenity now!
Re: Just how much do we love our zu's [Re: barak] #840302 10/09/07 02:32 AM
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TrailMystic Offline
Body Damage is Cool
I would trade it for a nicely restored IH Scout, or a fully funded expedition to summit Vinson in Antarctica .

Last edited by TrailMystic; 10/09/07 02:37 AM.

'01 Rodeo Sport, 5 Speed Softie, Indy 4X rocker bars, OME 912's, Rancho 9000X's, Superwinch hubs, custom tube bumper with Warn 9000i , Flowmaster 50, TeraLow t-case gears, ARB front & rear lockers, TrXus MT's, Sway bar disconnects
Re: Just how much do we love our zu's [Re: TrailMystic] #840303 10/10/07 04:59 PM
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blackdemon Offline
Getting the Wheeling Fever
Well, I have my Amigo since my last year in High School… few years later my wife (girlfriend at the time) and I were going to have a baby… one of the things she said to me was that I might have to sell it, because I needed a 4 door… <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/scared.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/scared.gif" alt="" /> I said “NOPE… You need a 4 door… That Migo is NOT going anyware” <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/mrt.gif" alt="" /> I still enjoy driving the Migo everyday just like the frit time I drove it from the dealership… Now, even more since I have a 3.2L under the hood. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/evil.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/evil.gif" alt="" />


~1992 Isuzu Amigo 4x4~
* 3.2L DOCH V6
* 01 Rodeo Dash-board swap
* 32's
* custom roof rack
* custom exhaust
Re: Just how much do we love our zu's [Re: barak] #840304 11/08/07 12:14 AM
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Rust_in_Peace Offline
After 17 years and 300,000+ miles, my '89RS went to my step-son. Why? A new Triumph, a Z71, an RV, but most of all... that dang urban sprawl that paved over all the trails and beaches I used to drive.

He got it with the provision that I get first chance to buy it back if he ever wanted to get rid if it.

<img src="/forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" /> Now, how did that happen when I gave it to him for free? <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" />

If you go to the Zoo, always take something to feed the animals - even if the signs say "Do Not Feed The Animals". It wasn't the animals that put up those signs!
Re: Just how much do we love our zu's [Re: barak] #840305 11/15/07 01:15 AM
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Trooperfreak Offline
I have an '05 Rubicon Unlimited that splits time with my beloved '86 Trooper...I use the Troop for hauling my boat and for day trips up to about 300 miles. It just took me and my buddy camping from N FL to NE GA without a hiccup, including a stream crossing and some serious trail running. She's a beast, and I wouldn't sell her for anything. The Jeep is great, but the Trooper is my "Swiss Army Knife"...

'86 Isuzu Trooper II, Durabak coated exterior, 4ZE1 2.6L, Weber 32/36, K&N, Rancho RS9000, Indy4X shackles, BJ flip/T-bar crank, Pacesetter header, dual core radiator, Mazda seats, 31x10.5 BFG TAKO's
Re: Just how much do we love our zu's [Re: barak] #840306 11/15/07 10:12 PM
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 1,628
Paddler Offline
Body Damage is Cool
just what it would take for us to part with them.So , lets hear everyones idea of just what it would take to get rid of the zu.

Replacing the 4L30 twice, the entire top end at the tune of $4,000................05 Rubicon/Unlimited and not looking back.

1995 Honda Passport;
Some people wait a life time for their ship to sail in, while others simple grab the oars and begin paddling
Yours truely
Re: Just how much do we love our zu's [Re: barak] #840307 11/16/07 01:06 AM
Joined: Jan 2000
Posts: 1,926
Body Damage is Cool
Part with my Isuzu? NEVER!

I enjoy wheeling my Isuzu for several reasons:
1) When you are driving a Isuzu on the trail, you are wheeling a uncommon 4x4. I find alot of enjoyment in that, and I have heard other Isuzuoids tell me the same thing.

2) When we get to wheel with another Isuzu on the trail, it means alot to us, because it's such a rare occurence.

3) The annual Moab Zu Zoo event put faces and personalities to "screen names", and gives me another reason to enjoy wheeling an Isuzu.

4) The market for Isuzu aftermarket support was really non-exsistent when I started wheeling in my Isuzu. The Isuzu friends/family that I developed during my Isuzu wheeling adventures ended up creating their own companies to fix this problem. They have gone beyond alot of people's early expectations, and made modifying my Isuzu easier, which made my wheeling enjoyment even better.

My Point:
Selling your Isuzu is difficult because your not just selling a car. Your selling a collection of memories, and a unique wheeling connection that you have with some really cool people/family.

So I will not be selling mine. I'm going to keep it, wrench on it with my son, and then let him earn it as he gets older. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/patriot.gif" alt="" />

Of course if he doesn't want it, then I'm going to be the old fart in the rusted Amigo, showing the Isuzu "Kids" how to wheel properly. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/ignore.gif" alt="" />

"AIR AMIGO!" aka 1994 Isuzu Amigo SAS with Toyota axles, 5.29's, dual ARB's, IROK's, WARN HS9500 winch, and etc.
Pacific NW Isuzu Off-Roaders
Timber Tamers #172
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