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Old 10-06-2010, 08:29 AM   #121
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...Wranglers have an off road heritage that many folk hold sacred. To not take your Wrangler off the pavement seems blasphemous to many.
One word...Hummer

I then quote one of my favorite movie lines...."OH MAAAN!!! Now I gots dirt in my wheels!!!"

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Old 10-07-2010, 01:49 PM   #122
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saw a jeep yesterday that had just about everything on this list.

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#7 is bs, I have tail light protectors & they have provided protection on a number of occasions. Branches smacking them would otherwise damage the light & I would have been up for new ones time & time again. So some people don't like them.....(like I give a stuff what anyone else really thinks)
But thats the only argument I have, the rest are unecessary
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#7 is bs, I have tail light protectors & they have provided protection on a number of occasions. Branches smacking them would otherwise damage the light & I would have been up for new ones time & time again. So some people don't like them.....(like I give a stuff what anyone else really thinks)
But thats the only argument I have, the rest are unecessary
Agreed, I think some look cool everyone is different and like different things that list is bogus LOL
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what Jackwagon wrote this list? It's a jeep and our individuality is what makes our Jeep our own!!
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I respectfully disagree. Jeep Wrangler vehicles really aren't meant to be used as mall crawlers. They are meant to go off-road. If you want to pretty something up then get a ride like a Cherokee, FJ or Tahoe. Wranglers have an off road heritage that many folk hold sacred. To not take your Wrangler off the pavement seems blasphemous to many.
Another example of someone trying to tell someone else what to do with their property or why they shouldn't own something they want... I love America.
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Old 10-08-2010, 09:00 AM   #127
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Interesting list... Should the "Rock" shifter knobs have made the list or no? Cuz I was considering one of those, and I don't want to be "un cool".

Now... about my chrome girlle, front bumper, and rear bumperetes??? Being the novice that I am, and wanting a YJ for the square headlights & old school interior... what can I do about my chrome(which I didn't even have an opinion on when I bought the Jeep) in order to fit in? lol

But seriously... The longer I have the Jeep the more the chrome just doesn't "fit".
I LOVE my rock shift knob! But then, when I bought my Jeep it had a T-handle shift knob that said "Redneck Girl" on it. It had to go.

Oh, and I have tube bumpers. They came on the Jeep and I think they look great.
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I think the whole thing is just a bunch of ball bashing bullchit written by some elitist prick.

If a person buys a Jeep, they can do whatever they darn well please to it, It's no one elses's business.

Our tastes may not be the same, but that's what makes us all individuals.
When I read stuff like this it makes me want to take my trail rig out, yank the bumpers, corners, hi lift and steps, have them chromed, and plaster it with decals proclaiming that it's MY Jeep thing and I'll do with it as I dang well please!

I'd like to see what that guy's Jeep looks like and furthermore - I wonder how his living room looks.
10-4 if you shell out the money for the rig make it look any way you want. Its your money its your rig if you don't like chrome don't buy chrome. what kills me is these guys that leave the mud on their rigs ya know Wednesday middle of town hasn't rained in two weeks and there setting in the parking gagage a mud covered jeep. You knoe the guy can pay 30 k for a jeep but not 20.00 for a wash,
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As being one of those guys that leaves the mud on, it's not that at all. Here in GA, leavin the mud on any rig is a way of showing accomplishment or showing that we got out of something crazy.
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i always leave the mud for several days, cuz if im going back im not going to spend 2 hours at the car wash everyday.
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Old 10-09-2010, 03:27 PM   #131
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Colored flowers all over your jeep could be a jeep thing. For the record, I think those are the ugliest jeeps ever, but hey, that's somebody's jeep thing, and I can respect it. (if you don't know what I'm talking about, I'd recommend against googling... it's pretty graphic)
You're forgetting the tire covers that say "Silly boys, Jeeps are for girls!"

I don't know why you would want a cover for your spare in the first place....


And I agree with the chrome/tubular bumpers (Although I do like them on a cj7...)
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Old 10-09-2010, 04:29 PM   #132
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I don't know why you would want a cover for your spare in the first place....
To keep them from getting sun rot
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To keep them from getting sun rot
Most tires have built in UV protection...
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I just read an article of BS from a who knows what of Jeep knowledge. I can agree with some of it to a point, but a lot of it is just personal opinion and personal preferance and that's fine if he doesn't like it, who cares. This one was good though:

"4. High lift jacks mounted to the face of the front or rear bumpers. We see this situation all the time and it just screams "I don't take my Jeep off road". Those few individuals we have seen on the trail with their jacks mounted this way really haven't thought things through. Heavy duty trail bumpers are made for a reason, to protect the front or rear of the Jeep from impact with rocks, trees, your buddies Jeep, etc. Mounting one of the arguably most important tools you can carry in harms way is just plain foolish. On one outing we warned a guy with us that having his high lift jack on the bumper was asking for trouble. Sure enough he got a flat and proceeded to remove his jack from it's ridiculous mounting location only to find out that the beam of the jack was bent (from bouncing off a large boulder earlier in the day) and therefore the jack was rendered useless. He soon started asking for someone to loan a jack so that he could change his tire. Good thing he wasn't out on some lonesome forest service road alone or he would have been out of luck."

That is exactly where I carry mine, on the rear bumper for a reason, it's out of the way. To date, and this is since about 1975 when I started wheeling, I have never damaged the back of a vehicle, or the front for that matter. Plenty of running gear mishaps and snapped axles but never drove it into anything, rolled it or backed into anything. And that's a pile of miles off roading and racing off road. As far as being rear ended by the guy behind me? Right. Apparently that guy goes out to play off road bumper cars.
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Old 10-11-2010, 09:30 AM   #135
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HiLifts are an unnecessary accessory as it is. Not only unnecessary, but potentially dangerous as well. Mine lives in the garage and has since I installed a lift with too much flex for the HiLift to even pick a tire off the ground. Useless to me as anything but a hat rack.
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HiLifts are an unnecessary accessory as it is. Not only unnecessary, but potentially dangerous as well. Mine lives in the garage and has since I installed a lift with too much flex for the HiLift to even pick a tire off the ground. Useless to me as anything but a hat rack.
Oh I don't know about that. Years ago we carried jacks from Olds 98 wagons or other boats out on the road and a Pinto or Vega wheel as a base to set the jack base in if we were in soft sand or mud. That was what we had, but it worked well. The HiLifts are as stable as the way they are set up to use and much better than the old way.
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Oh I don't know about that. Years ago we carried jacks from Olds 98 wagons or other boats out on the road and a Pinto or Vega wheel as a base to set the jack base in if we were in soft sand or mud. That was what we had, but it worked well. The HiLifts are as stable as the way they are set up to use and much better than the old way.
I would like to clarify my previous statement. A HiLift jack is useless to ME. You may have a use for one, but I do not. My suspension flexes too much to use a HiLift to change a tire. I have a winch, so a HiLift's (very limited) use as a winch is moot. My HiLift is literally being used as a hat rack in my garage. I'm not arguing anyone's opinion of the HiLift, I'm just saying that for the stated reasons, a HiLift is the worst $$$ I've spent on my Jeep so far.
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As being one of those guys that leaves the mud on, it's not that at all. Here in GA, leavin the mud on any rig is a way of showing accomplishment or showing that we got out of something crazy.
Or in my case- to prove that yes a woman does take her Jeep off road
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I would like to clarify my previous statement. A HiLift jack is useless to ME. You may have a use for one, but I do not. My suspension flexes too much to use a HiLift to change a tire. I have a winch, so a HiLift's (very limited) use as a winch is moot. My HiLift is literally being used as a hat rack in my garage. I'm not arguing anyone's opinion of the HiLift, I'm just saying that for the stated reasons, a HiLift is the worst $$$ I've spent on my Jeep so far.
That makes sense.

I like the Barrett sig line, I can only dream of having one of them in my collection right now.
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Not a big fan of negative threads... but, whatever... I'll do me, you do you...
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My suspension flexes too much to use a HiLift to change a tire.
I carry a hi-lift to lift a tire out of a rut/boulder/whatever so I can put some stuff underneath and escape. I have a strap thing made by hi-lift that goes over the snout of the jack and has two short straps with hooks that hook into the wheel. That way, you lift the wheel, not the frame.
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A hater is someone who is jealous and envious and spends all
their time trying to make you look small so they can look tall.
They are very negative people to say the least. Nothing is ever
good enough! When you make your mark, you will always attract some
haters…That’s why you have to be careful with whom you share your
blessings and your dreams, because some folk can’t handle seeing you
blessed…
It’s dangerous to be like somebody else…
If God wanted you to be like somebody else, He would have given
you what He gave them! Right? You never know what people have gone
through to get what they have.
The problem I have with haters is that they see my glory, but
they don’t know my story… If the grass looks greener on the other side
of the fence, you can rest assured that the water bill is higher there
too!
We’ve all got some haters among us!
i´ve seen this somewhere
just be yourself,and if you like,go for it
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Another example of someone trying to tell someone else what to do with their property or why they shouldn't own something they want... I love America.
Sorry pavement princess. Enjoy your mall crawler.
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I respectfully disagree. Jeep Wrangler vehicles really aren't meant to be used as mall crawlers. They are meant to go off-road. If you want to pretty something up then get a ride like a Cherokee, FJ or Tahoe. Wranglers have an off road heritage that many folk hold sacred. To not take your Wrangler off the pavement seems blasphemous to many.
. . . ^ I agree. I feel sorry for the jeeps who are confined to asphalt.

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Another example of someone trying to tell someone else what to do with their property or why they shouldn't own something they want... I love America.
. . .^ lighten up.
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i am guilty of the trailer thing, but i fit into the 99% club because it is a lifted CJ7 that is a death trap at any speed over a crawl.

i am guilty of the super swampers, but the are mounted on said death trap, so they are only used off road.

i was not only stupid enough to buy one set of the dome light clips, i actually bought 2 because i didn't realize they came in a set of 2 :duh:. i gave one set away, used the other set once, and then tossed them in the glove box never to be used again. then i went ahead and bought the fancy light switch that gets wired in, i spent $50, and THAT didn't work either. now i pull the fuse. :duh:

i am also guilty of the tail light guards, but in my defense, they were given to me for free.

i have no light bar on any vehicle

i do have a snorkel, but it is necessary when you actually drive through deep water

my hi-lift is mounted safely inside the jeep

my 15" rims are black and they have 34" swampers wrapped around them, not lo-pro's

"it's a jeep thing" sticker....guilty as charged (it's a sticker thing, you wouldn't understand)

all of my jeeps have been de-chromed


Those jeep thing stickers are gay.

I have never bent my high lift jack on my bumper.

Snorkels are mostly used in high dust areas and if you water fording you will need a fully enclosed engine system or your engine will fail electrically.

Light bars are useful if you live in the outback and actually need them.
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. . .^ lighten up.
Just commenting on the "you don't have it like I think you should, so you shouldn't own it" attitude around here.

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Ha, I don't shop at the mall. And I think you just proved my point... Here's a couple shots of my princess getting dirty for you...







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Wow, what a write up.

I guess my "new jeep" experience may quickly come to a screeching halt if Jeep owners are expected to be similiar, versus being individuals. I just bought what appears to be a "Mall Crawler", because it looks nice and I dont plan on any serious off-road activities. To be honest, up until last week, I never had any interest in a Jeep whatsoever. One day last week, I came across this 2007 Sahara and had to inquire. Ok, so it has some huge off-road mud lovers, and a chrome Jeep gas cap. But certainly by no means would make this less worthy of a Jeep.

To each his own, and I have learned this very well on the Corvette forum I am a member to. I don't go with being popular or cave in to peer pressure. I just do what makes me happy. Hell, ain't nobody else making the payments for me! But if you volunteer to fund my new ride over the next 60 months, sure.....I'll dress it up any way you like.

So with that being said, I am plagerizing and changing the decal motto.....

"It's a Jeep thing and I'm having fun!"

Now let me go....

I have to Armor-All my tires and polish my chrome gas cap.
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I think everyone for the most part needs to lighten up a bit. Who cares if someone doesn't like a mod on your Jeep? Why get so defensive? Some mods work for some people and don't for other people. I don't see why everyone wants to take comments ON THE INTERNET so personal. It's human nature to like different things, that's part of what makes up our individual personalities. I think stingers and snorkels and stupid and a waste of money. You may think tube fenders and Baja Claws are stupid and a waste of money. It's our personal tastes coming through. We all have a common denominator here, otherwise we wouldn't be part of a Wrangler forum. Other than that, we're all different, so lighten up. Don't get mad and pout when someone doesn't like a mod of yours. This post isn't aimed at anyone in particular, btw. It's for everyone who's gotten a little butt-hurt on this thread.
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My whole mindset is pretty simple. You're going to find something you like and or dislike about every jeep you come across. Jeepin' is something I am relatively new to, and found that I love it. I have found that people in the jeep community are just like family, quick to compliment, but also quick to criticize. Which is ok in both cases. You don't have to conform to what people want or suggest, it's all just opinions. Take it as face value, and do with it what you will.... THAT'S a jeep thing!

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