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Old 04-22-2012, 08:11 PM   #1
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Story Time - When's the last time you said "Man, I simply love my Jeep"?

I just finished a 5 hour drive in heavy rain and high wind...the last 2 hours in the dark. Part highway, mostly back roads with lots of farmland, so significant run-off into the roads, sometimes up to about 6 inches worth of water. I arrived home not only very safe and sound, but completely relaxed. I have never felt more comfortable driving in adverse weather conditions, in some 25 years of driving.

I finished the drive, and said to myself, "I simply love my Jeep."

When's the last time you said that to yourself?

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Old 04-22-2012, 10:26 PM   #2
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My story is like yours. A friend and I were coming home from a party where the parents made all the boys leave by 11. I scrambled to get the top on the Jeep while everyone else was watching the storm roll in. I got it on in plenty of time but then we had to leave when the worst part of the storm hits. I had never been down any of the roads and I didn't have a GPS so I had to rely on my buddy, whom I trust with my life, and my Map on my iPod. Old school meets new. Didn't have Wifi so we had to read it like a regular map. Every time there was standing water on the road I could feel the Jeep wanting to hydroplane. We eventually got out of the back country and onto a state high way where I pulled into a gas station for some gas and said eff this and just put it in 4H for the rest of the drive. a 30 minute trip to the party and it was a little over an hour back because I had to drive that slow. If it wasn't for the Jeep and it being 4X4, who knows how that trip would have ended.

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Old 04-23-2012, 07:31 AM   #3
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I love my jeep

I'm a motorcycle guy - have been for years, and for years there wasn't a damned thing on 4 wheels that could get me excited. Not when, for $10,000, I can strap on 2 wheels and experience a better power to weight ratio than an F1 racecar. Not when there isn't a vehicle under $250,000 that can hang with me. Not when I can get through brutal city traffic faster. Not when I can spend less money on gas. Not when I can hit the road for 2 weeks and come back with stories that my cager friends think are outright lies. Not when every single set of 4 wheels on the road seems to be trying to kill me.

But my Jeep? It makes me very, very happy - in a way I never really expected it to. I love that it's built for a purpose - function over form. I love that it makes no apologies. I love that, being 6'4", I don't look like a clown in a funny car getting in and out of it. I love that I don't feel like I have to drive aggressively to get around. I love the noises it makes, how unrefined it is.

I finally found 4 wheels that fit.
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When's the last time you said "Man, I simply love my Jeep"?

Every morning - first thing I look out to check the weather, look at the ledge to check the tide and look down at my little Lionhearted TJ waiting for me in the dooryard.
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:06 AM   #5
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Just yesterday. Took the top and doors and went for a drive, and said to my wife now thats the way a Jeeps supposed to be. Finally warm weather.
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:36 AM   #6
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Yesterday!

I stood back and looked at the progress I have made on my rear bumper/tire carrier and said to myself, "I love that thing". I miss driving it as it has been down since last Tuesday afternoon working on the bumper.

I enjoy driving my Duramax but not like the Jeep. The weather this past weekend was absolutely gorgeous and I said to the wife how much I wish the bumper was done so I could take the top off and enjoy the spring weather.

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Old 04-23-2012, 12:03 PM   #7
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Yesterday, I've been living in this apartment complex for about 3 weeks now, and there's been this dirt road that I could tell had some potential for adventure. Well yesterday I got tired of not knowing what was down that road, so I threw the Jeep in 4L, and began climbing up the first dirt hill. Little did I know that there were about 5 bigger hills right after that, each one having some serious ruts in it. I finally reach the top of the last hill, and I was presented with an awesome view of the Chattahoochee and Columbus. The exit of my new trail was right on top of a road in a residential area, and as I was perched atop my newly conquered trail, a girl in a silver slugbug drove by and had the most priceless look on her face when she saw my mighty Wrangler waiting to get back on the road. At that moment, I knew for sure, that I loved my Jeep.
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:41 PM   #8
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I am 17 years old and i was wheeling with 2 of my boys at his hunting cabin and we wanted beer so we went to the local corner store and asked this guy if he could buy us some beer and his respose was only because you drive a jeep and we talked about jeep for 20 minutes and he walked out with a 12 pack of keystone and at that moment I knew I loved my jeep
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Old 04-24-2012, 05:57 AM   #9
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I am 17 years old and i was wheeling with 2 of my boys at his hunting cabin and we wanted beer so we went to the local corner store and asked this guy if he could buy us some beer and his respose was only because you drive a jeep and we talked about jeep for 20 minutes and he walked out with a 12 pack of keystone and at that moment I knew I loved my jeep
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:59 AM   #10
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I say it everyday, but one of the best moments was at the lake when it was super crowded and we had to park up in the parking lot

We had tons of stuff to carry down that fit nicely in the extra room of my LJ. We had two kiddos, two lab puppies and it was priceless parking next to the packed SUVs, jumping out all directions (no top or doors on) grabbing stuff and going. I love that its still big enough for family trips, but nothing compares to showing up in STYLE!
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Old 04-24-2012, 11:45 AM   #11
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Yesterday after spending the day in Everglades National Park.
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Old 04-24-2012, 01:46 PM   #12
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Since im a new "Jeeper" mine wont be as memorable. But I'm pretty sure this is only the beginning.

Pulled up to get all the fluids changed and inspected yesterday. The manager of the shop walks up to me and offers to give me $2000 more for the Jeep than i paid 1 week ago.

Now i go through vehicles.....BAD, but i honestly didnt think twice when i told him no. This one is a keeper....

The other reason I say Man i love my Jeep. Is that the Jeep has me and the wife getting back in shape for this summer so we can pull the top off and cruise down to the Gulf and spend some time on the beach!

If the Jeep is enough motivation to get her back in a bikini! Then I LOVE THIS THING!!!!
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Old 04-24-2012, 01:57 PM   #13
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Yesterday when my girlfriends dad (who is still trying to intimidate me) said my jeep couldnt tow a big load of trash to the dump to whitch i replied oh yes it can and then proved him wrong I was very proud
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Yesterday!

I stood back and looked at the progress I have made on my rear bumper/tire carrier and said to myself, "I love that thing". I miss driving it as it has been down since last Tuesday afternoon working on the bumper.

I enjoy driving my Duramax but not like the Jeep. The weather this past weekend was absolutely gorgeous and I said to the wife how much I wish the bumper was done so I could take the top off and enjoy the spring weather.

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sunday when I took a wrong turn but was able to U turn over a curb into rocks and gravel and easily be on my way lol.

can't wait to see this bumper, mike!
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Old 04-24-2012, 03:39 PM   #15
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Usually after Ive been wheeling in crap that I thought i wouldent be able to get thru .Or just cruising along on some back roads.Or when Im just driving along on paved roads,or when Im just looking at her.Or when............
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Old 04-24-2012, 05:40 PM   #16
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Yesterday when my girlfriends dad (who is still trying to intimidate me) said my jeep couldnt tow a big load of trash to the dump to whitch i replied oh yes it can and then proved him wrong I was very proud
Looks like he played you . Doh!
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Old 04-25-2012, 07:29 AM   #17
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Looks like he played you . Doh!
Thats kind of the feeling i got there as well! BUT, he could have had 2 thoughts, either "HA HA, SUCKER!" or your hope that its "Well at least he isnt a lazy bum" For your sake i hope its the latter.

if it was me i would be thinking, "Honey Do List CHECK" Fishing time!
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Old 04-25-2012, 11:30 PM   #18
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My Jeep is my week end driver, as there is no way in hell I would put that kind of miles on my baby, but every day I get to drive her, she reminds me how much I love her. I live in Sin City, but am never more than half an hour from the desert. She takes me every where I want to go and delivers my ass with a smile on my face.
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:22 AM   #19
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Talking My first outing with my NTM Jeep

Here is part of an email that I sent my non-jeep friends after my very first 4x4 outing and yes, I Love My Jeep!
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Over the weekend of April 14 and 15 I went to Beatty Nevada with the Gear Grinders 4X4 club for their Lady Bug Run and let me tell you the name does not do it justice, it was far from lady like, well parts of it anyway. This will be my first 4X4 run in my new-to-me Jeep and I am really looking forward to it.
Everyone but ME went to Beatty on Friday the 13th while I went to Beatty Saturday morning. I went to the meeting place at 6 am as the flyer stated and when nobody else showed up I was on my way by 630 am. It was cold, dark, and very windy but I was prepared, I had on some riding pants for an extra layer on my legs, several shirts and 2 jackets plus gloves and I was OK for the most part.
Now let me give you a little background, my 1988 Jeep Wrangler is totally open except for a bikini top which covers the driver and passenger only which works great for sunshine and some light rain but that’s about it. Think convertible with no doors and you will get the point.
So as I get thru Trona and onto hwy 190 and as I am going up and over Towne Pass, elevation 4956, it’s snowing and the wind quit for a little bit, it was very pretty and very cold. Then I went to Stovepipe Wells and made a bathroom break and continued on. Then as I am going up and over Daylight Pass, elevation 4317, it was foggy, snowy, rainy, and the wind was blowing from left to right clear thru the Jeep. Hell I had to keep wiping the INSIDE of my windshield so I could see where I was going. All the while I am saying in my head, I Love My Jeep!
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:00 AM   #20
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I've had my LJ for over 8 months now, and every time I get in it, at some point, I pat it on the cubby hole to the right of the instrument panel and think, "I love this Jeep!" I love that when it floods, as long as I know it's safe, I can simply drive right through the water or climb up on the curb to give myself a bit more clearance. There's nothing like having a vehicle built for this sort of thing.

Yesterday, I went to the store for food, and there was this station wagon/hatchback (brand new) in front of me about to turn into the parking lot, and he eeaaasssssed the front end over the "V" dip in between the parking lot and the street surface, and then the same thing for the rear end. "Hurry up already! I've got traffic coming right at me." What a tool! When I have a clear shot, I get the hell off the road so traffic can go by. Bump-bump I go without worries over that V dip.
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when I meet new people almost everyday because I get so many comments on my jeep. happened yesterday at a local custard place.
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At work a water pipe broke and flooded the only road out of the lot and it was at the base of a hill that was about to go up another hill so there was a lot of water and all "normal cars" couldn't get threw...there was actually a couple of stalled civics that were trying to pass......needless to say my jk plowed threw it like it was nothing
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For me, I have bought lots of vehicles and toys through the years, but the Wrangler has been the first purchase that I have not felt any buyer remorse over. Money well spent!
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Looks like he played you . Doh!
Na he didn't play me I don't think anyways he drove his truck to the dump to just had to much stuff hanging out to hook up the trailer so he was going to do 2 trips but I handled the trailer just fine and I did go fishing the day after that on way back from saint George island now almost caught a shark it was fun but he bit through 150 test lead still caught lots of speckled trout and a few other things it was nice
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Granted I am new to the Jeep scene but every time I drive it I find myself saying I love my Jeep. I've owned allot of nice rides (Trailblazer SS, Z/28, Mustang Gt's, Magnum etc) but never in my 18yrs of owning vehicles have I after a month of owning still be giddy when I get behind the wheel. It's a keeper that's for sure!
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The other day, shortly after I took my doors off and put my top down, I was driving down the freeway. Halfway home, an SUV pulls up along side me (@ 65 MPH) and they roll down their windows, point to my rig, and give me a thumbs up.

That really made my day.

If I am down I just go for a drive. With no othe vehicle I have ever owned, have I ever gotten the looks or compliments I do as with my Jeep.

The Germans have a word: "Fahrvergnügen" translated it means "The Joy of Driving", or driving for driving sake.

Most people now adays just look at cars and trucks as something to get them where they need to go. I feel we are losing one of the things that helped to make America what it is.

I love my Jeep, it's the best vehicle I've ever owned.




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my current TJ? Everytime I come home for lunch and then again home for the end of the day. I have a very steep hill getting to where I live and feeling that torque from the 4.0 is encouraging. Hard to believe but I am looking forward to snow again.

My last Wrangler? It was a YJ. Went to a camping event in Wisconsin. Swung through the Twin Cities on the was back to So. Dak. to pick up my son. Just me, my son and my now ex step-nephew in law. Late at night we rolled through a huge thunder storm. Heavy rain, light hail, wind and lightning. You remember the part in twister at the drive in where the TV gets that strange noise and the weird lines in the screen? The YJ's FM stereo made the same noise and the wind suddenly stopped.... There we were, out in the flats of SW Minnesota, no where to hide.... So, I slapped her into 4H and punched it. After seconds we hit wind again, but, going the other direction. My ex step-nephew in law looked at me from the front passenger seat with a knowing look. My son in the backseat sensed something changed and asked what was up. I told him we just punched the core... As soon as the FM reception cleared up we heard the tornado warning on the radio. Long live Jeeps. Mine was much luckier than the Honcho from Twister.
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The last time I said that out loud was a couple of Weeks so I went out with a Toyota Tacoma on 40s and a 07 2 door Jeep with 37.... I have an 06 unlimited rubi on 4.5 lift and 33's ... I showed up late on Thetis trip so I was in the back of the pack... We were going and and came to this hill ... The Tacoma tried it and got stick half way and had to use his winch... The Jk went and got suck in the tacomas ruts and had to get pulled out by the Tacoma... It came to be my turn so I started up the hill waiting to hey stuck but I didn't... I made it up the hill the Tacoma with 40s and the jk with 37s couldn't make it up... And I was even gong though there ruts
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Na he didn't play me I don't think anyways he drove his truck to the dump to just had to much stuff hanging out to hook up the trailer so he was going to do 2 trips but I handled the trailer just fine and I did go fishing the day after that on way back from saint George island now almost caught a shark it was fun but he bit through 150 test lead still caught lots of speckled trout and a few other things it was nice
Yummy! Any keepers?

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