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Old 06-28-2012, 02:49 PM   #91
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Well I sold the Nitroused Race bike. And bought a 2.5 YJ. And I am digging it. And the wife is so happy I got rid of the bike she is budgeting mod money for the TJ Rubi I am getting. I think I just might have caught a case of MODAHOLIC. Who thought slow could be fun.
Also Jeep is the Harley Davidson of the car world. They are slow,don't handle well, stop's like a city bus, loud, vibrates and people will pay 40,000 bucks for the privilege of driving a 4 door Rubi off the lot. Yeah Jeep is one smart cookie.

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Well I sold the Nitroused Race bike. And bought a 2.5 YJ. And I am digging it. And the wife is so happy I got rid of the bike she is budgeting mod money for the TJ Rubi I am getting. I think I just might have caught a case of MODAHOLIC. Who thought slow could be fun.
Also Jeep is the Harley Davidson of the car world. They are slow,don't handle well, stop's like a city bus, loud, vibrates and people will pay 40,000 bucks for the privilege of driving a 4 door Rubi off the lot. Yeah Jeep is one smart cookie.
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Old 06-30-2012, 06:09 PM   #93
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I have also learned that driving in 100+ degree weather topless doesn't feel so much like driving a jeep as it does a convection oven.
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Old 07-01-2012, 09:58 AM   #94
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That I have found a wonderful new dimension to my life, and an enjoyable way to spend my money. It's great to be alive, happy and excited.
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Old 07-01-2012, 10:12 AM   #95
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I've learned that it doesnt matter if you get the top Chrysler stereo option (2012 Infinity/730N) if you like to listen to music & have it sound good you have to go aftermarket. $2000 down the drain for me!
Wow, I have read many posts putting either or the 430n and 730n down. I have the 730n and the u connect is flawless. Don't ever have to take your hand off the steering wheel. You can change volume, stations, make calls and enter a address via voice. And the infinity BLOWS away the Harmon I had in three prior vehicles!
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Old 07-01-2012, 10:45 AM   #96
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I'm a master of:
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Sunblock...some simply doesn't work.
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Trees and what may leak, drip or otherwise have a big enough bird above my driver seat to leave me angry.
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Old 07-01-2012, 12:27 PM   #97
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That I have found a wonderful new dimension to my life, and an enjoyable way to spend my money. It's great to be alive, happy and excited.
X2! I'm LOVING the little pointless treks I've been taking in the Jeep!
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Old 07-01-2012, 12:41 PM   #98
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The weekends are no longer spent with friends but up random trails seeing where they go. Because all my friends drive cars!
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Old 07-01-2012, 10:45 PM   #99
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Spending 100 bucks on the jeep isn't depressing like spending the same 100 bucks on a hoopty is
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Old 07-01-2012, 11:00 PM   #100
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To me a Jeep is a Jeep. I wave at them all! LOL Personally when I started looking I wanted a Wrangler YJ. No ABS, no air bags, etc. Keep it simple with less crap to break. I learned that had been with out one for entirely too long.
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Old 07-03-2012, 03:21 PM   #101
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after owning my second jeep, a 97 TJ this time. I'm normally building it more then driving it, but I have a great time doing that as well. I've had my jeep for just about two years now.
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Old 07-03-2012, 03:51 PM   #102
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1)i've learned to read my weatherbug radar better than any paid weatherman ever could

2)i've learned that even after a yuck morning (husband did switch over laundry as promised so no clean scrubs for work, and new puppy poo'd then rolled in it meaning my hands were covered in dog crap as washing him off, and so on and so on) i was still taken to another place on the drive to work.

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Old 07-03-2012, 03:54 PM   #103
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I have also learned that driving in 100+ degree weather topless doesn't feel so much like driving a jeep as it does a convection oven.
couldn't agree more
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Old 07-03-2012, 03:57 PM   #104
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I have also learned that driving in 100+ degree weather topless doesn't feel so much like driving a jeep as it does a convection oven.
Oh my gosh! It's hotter when your driving than stopped!
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Old 07-03-2012, 04:11 PM   #105
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I have learned that:

birds love my jeep as well, they like to perch on the sound bar when it's topless (i.e. cover the seats when topless)!

I too, have never loved a vehicle as much as my Jeep.

My husband can't wait for the weekend so he can get behind the wheel. God only knows where we end up!

ALWAYS know of a place to duck into to put the top up when it starts to pour!

I am the coolest mom ever by my son and his friends, too.

When guys want to look in my Jeep, they are ALL shocked I can drive a stick

Same here, apparently a girl that can drive stick is kinda......awesome???
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Old 07-03-2012, 05:14 PM   #106
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Same here, apparently a girl that can drive stick is kinda......awesome???
Climbin' the old "Respect-o-meter" with the men, right!? I've had my Jeep 4 days now, and my husband isn't the only jealous guy I've come across! LOL
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Old 07-05-2012, 12:00 PM   #107
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I own a 4 door and ALWAYS wave. I have told my husband he cannot drive my Jeep unless he partakes in The Wave every time! So far I have only been waved back at about 4 times including one head nod if that counts.
I bought a 4 door because I love the way it looks and the space I get out of it for long road trips. I don't really get the Jeep segregation thing regarding 2 door vs 4 door, and the various makes and models - I love Jeeps, period - and I wave at them all regardless.
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Old 07-05-2012, 12:28 PM   #108
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So last year my wife (60 years old) said she wanted to get a jeep since she had always wanted one and if she didn't get it now, she never would. Now we have a 99 TJ with a 4 banger and stick shift. She loves to go tooling with the top down and I have to admit it is fun for me too.
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Old 07-05-2012, 01:06 PM   #109
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I learned that:

swapping gears from 3.07 to 4.56 generates a new learning curve in driving style.

1st gear is now only used for 4wL and crawling out of the sand.

rear lockers sometime unload and sound like a gun shot and kick the back end a bit. (Funny as hell when it happened with the wife in the passenger seat, she almost jumped out and crapped her pants)

said gear swap now makes it easier to keep the wife from driving my jeep
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Old 07-05-2012, 01:11 PM   #110
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After 15 years of owning her, I still find out the hard way... When she isn't happy I won't be happy.............. Tow truck, seeing my girl on a flat bed( tear to my eye). A lil sweet talking and wrenching, and she's a screaming daisy again. My $150 coil is now a paper weight
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Old 08-19-2012, 12:20 AM   #111
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- Learned I don't own a real Jeep because it has four doors.

- Learned not to wave at anything but JKs because waves from any other generation will just thumb their noses at my 4dr, fake Jeep.

- Learned my Jeep isn't worthy of a wave because it doesn't have aftermarket wheels and a lift.

- Learned to not give a damn about the wave rule.

- Learned I shouldn't have bought a Jeep because I don't wave at people who probably wouldn't wave to me anyway for all the above reasons.
Just learned there was a wave rule...shit sorry I'll wave from now on even know I have a 2dr JK. ......nobody waved at me yet in other jeeps
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Old 08-19-2012, 12:42 AM   #112
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Just learned there was a wave rule...shit sorry I'll wave from now on even know I have a 2dr JK. ......nobody waved at me yet in other jeeps
I wouldn't hold my breath on waves from previous generations. They have chips on their shoulders about us JK owners.
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Old 08-19-2012, 06:56 AM   #113
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I've learned that maybe my wife could be right sometimes, she is the one that wanted to buy one.

I also learned about the wave. My first few hours of ownership was me asking the wife, who was that? LOL. Now I wave at everybody.
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That there are two kinds of people in the world. People that drive Jeeps and people that wish they drove Jeeps.
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Old 08-19-2012, 09:59 AM   #115
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JK or not, I've learned that all guys will wave no matter what model Jeep they are in and that most girls don't wave.
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Old 08-19-2012, 01:03 PM   #116
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Sixteen year old daughters love jeeps too
That was part of my justification for buying my JKU. It was part my 40th birthday present and part my daughters first car. She is 8 so I have a few years to break it in for her
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Old 08-19-2012, 08:54 PM   #117
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The Wave

There is just something different about having a paid for old jeep that you work on yourself and love to mod vs. a brand new "jeep shaped car" with a payment and a service plan.

Personally, I wave to the JK's and would hope they realize they're in a club, but they don't seem to notice.
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Old 08-19-2012, 09:07 PM   #118
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There is just something different about having a paid for old jeep that you work on yourself and love to mod vs. a brand new "jeep shaped car" with a payment and a service plan.

Personally, I wave to the JK's and would hope they realize they're in a club, but they don't seem to notice.
Well guess what bud, some of us are perfectly happy with our "Jeep-shaped cars," which will also put a hurting on some of those "old Jeep you work on yourself."
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Old 08-19-2012, 09:22 PM   #119
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I have learned its a good thing I have d rings on the BACK of my jeep shaped car.........
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Old 08-19-2012, 09:26 PM   #120
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I have learned its a good thing I have d rings on the BACK of my jeep shaped car.........
You coulda gotten'em for a lot cheaper if you'd just bought an old Jeep and fixed it up yourself...

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