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Old 03-07-2013, 02:29 PM   #181
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I love how these forums wander...But back to the root of the post

I have learned;

I should have never waited until 50 years old to buy a Jeep

My grandson's first vehicle will be a Jeep if I have any say in the matter (and I do).

The heater resistor pack is a pain in the ass to replace.

But the answer to how to do it (and to basically every thing that can go wrong with a Jeep) is found right here on the Wrangler Forum.

My wife loves riding shotgun but will not drive it (a good thing)

A rolled car is totaled--a rolled Jeep now has character.

The Arizona desert is best seen with a Jeep off the beaten path.

Wave at all Jeeps--regardless of doors (or lack thereof). A wave back is a bonus but I don't expect it--their issue, not mine.

Besttop Supertops are the best!

The faster you go, the higher you need to turn the volume

Keep the mud and dust on the Jeep as long as you can--rare desert rain makes it a great day to wash it off.

You don't need automatic windows--I forgot how much I missed the crank.

If you cannot get the back seat out as the latch mechanism is somehow broken then it was not meant to come out anymore--just learn to live with it.

If you cannot learn to live with it there is always a blowtorch solution.

Old grayed out fenders can be made black and new looking again with that same blowtorch (just go easy on the flame).

I will own a Jeep until the day I die--and then the kids can fight over it!

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Old 03-07-2013, 03:48 PM   #182
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I love how these forums wander...But back to the root of the post

I have learned;

I should have never waited until 50 years old to buy a Jeep

My grandson's first vehicle will be a Jeep if I have any say in the matter (and I do).

The heater resistor pack is a pain in the ass to replace.

But the answer to how to do it (and to basically every thing that can go wrong with a Jeep) is found right here on the Wrangler Forum.

My wife loves riding shotgun but will not drive it (a good thing)

A rolled car is totaled--a rolled Jeep now has character.

The Arizona desert is best seen with a Jeep off the beaten path.

Wave at all Jeeps--regardless of doors (or lack thereof). A wave back is a bonus but I don't expect it--their issue, not mine.

Besttop Supertops are the best!

The faster you go, the higher you need to turn the volume

Keep the mud and dust on the Jeep as long as you can--rare desert rain makes it a great day to wash it off.

You don't need automatic windows--I forgot how much I missed the crank.

If you cannot get the back seat out as the latch mechanism is somehow broken then it was not meant to come out anymore--just learn to live with it.

If you cannot learn to live with it there is always a blowtorch solution.

Old grayed out fenders can be made black and new looking again with that same blowtorch (just go easy on the flame).

I will own a Jeep until the day I die--and then the kids can fight over it!
Love this post! I traded a 4runner Lmtd loaded for my little stock 4cy TJ so I could enjoy the journey of building it the way I like it. Wife asked how long I will have it for, I said that depends on how long the kids will hold onto it after I'm gone. I'm done with cars, motorcycles? I have one, maybe another after I finish my build

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Old 03-07-2013, 10:43 PM   #183
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I asked him about his rims and tires. Shoot back with he didn't know they were there when he bought it. Then I asked how long he had it. Tells me long enough. So I tell him about these forums, says he don't need them. Try to give him a card for our jeep club, crumbles it and throws it on the ground and to go ruin my own f-ing jeep. He drives off, left his gas cap. Oh well that's what you get for being an a-hole
Wow. Just wow.
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:54 PM   #184
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I learned waiting to get a Jeep you ordered stinks. I should have purchased one before.
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:23 PM   #185
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I now feel that 50F is warm enough to drive topless and doors off.

Even if it is a 500 ft away in a parking lot, park next to a jeep so that we can have a friendly chat and exchange ideas on different mods.
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:37 PM   #186
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The 4 door grows on you. I hated them when I saw them, not because they weren't "true jeeps", but because they looked so awkward.

Now I drive one
Jeeps in general grow on you. My dad had a TJ for a little while I was little and I hated the thing. No leg room, it was noisy, there was no room in the hatch, any little thing. Now I own a TJ and I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world.

I've learned you don't need speed. Especially on really windy days.

I've learned how to fit five people in my jeep.

I've learned how to be ok with the gas mileage.

I've learned to be really proud when you get a bunch of guys asking how much you want for it and if they can drive it.

I've learned my jeep is my baby and he will always be my baby.

I've learned my dog is smart enough to jump in and stay in even with the top off.

I've learned it takes a lot of money for parts and everything. And I haven't even gotten to any big mods yet!

I've learned that inspiration for what you're going to do next to your jeep is everywhere (I have a wish list for him a page and a half long)

I've learned to be patient. And I will get there eventually but not fast.

Definitely to always have fun where ever I'm going.

And my jeep will be nice to me if I am nice to him. And he has a mean side to. Lol
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Old 03-09-2013, 03:00 AM   #187
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That shows an inability, on her part, to learn.
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Old 03-09-2013, 07:40 AM   #188
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Since I have had my 2010 JKU Sport, I have found the following:

This thing is a tank! Like a tank, it will go anywhere's I need to go.

I have never loved a vehicle like this one!

Running boards are awesome for height challenged people such as myself.

The Jeep loves gas stations; but soooo worth it!

4x4 hi and lo works amazingly well.

The Jeep does not like cold weather at all!

Going fast and my 3.8 engine do not go together in a sentence.

The wife loves it but needs to learn to drive a manual.

Freedom panels are a nice treat to have when you don't have time to take the whole hard top off.

Jeep wave is cool and most folks wave regardless of model, mods or gender.

Air conditioning is missed.

Heater could melt cheese.

Vehicle clean or dirty looks freaking good!

Tons of room for everything from a bag of groceries to a dead deer.

When my Jeep gives up the ghost ( God willing not for a loooong time) I will have another, no question!
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Old 04-25-2013, 04:02 PM   #189
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That @holes who use their wiper fluid in front of you going 55 are even bigger @holes when your top and doors are off with your leg out the door. Got a nice windex shower so did the jeep. (Glad I didn't just wash the jeep)

1:clean your damn windshield when you start your damn car
2; if you forget to clean your damn windshield when you start your damn car use the washers at a stoplight you jerks!!!!
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:47 PM   #190
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My jeep loves me.

My stock jeep can keep up easily with built jeeps easily.

Spring time weather here hates topless jeeps.

Every penny put into a jeep is definitely worth it!
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Old 04-25-2013, 11:32 PM   #191
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I've learned that my local Jeep club doesn't discriminate. They don't mind the me or my stock JK!
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:56 AM   #192
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What I've learned over the 9 months of teenage jeep 'ownership'

- That the more open the Jeep is, the happier I become.

- That I will always have 1 or 2 Jeeps in my life from now on.

- 4LO is the most addicting thing ever

- I'm always happy in the Jeep

- Always be on the lookout for other Jeeps on the road.

- ALL Jeeps are cool.

- Getting a "Who the heck are you?!" look from someone when you wave is fairly amusing.

- I can't wait for my summer job to start so I can start saving for mods.

- I can't wait to get my own jeep this summer!!!!

- Tires are interesting and one of the first things i look at on any car, truck, or jeep.

- Having a wave returned is very satisfying.

- Cruising is the only way to travel.

- I don't like driving mid to large sized SUV's any more.
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Old 04-26-2013, 10:25 AM   #193
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I learned that I get all kinds of nasty looks when people see my 9 month old sitting in his carseat with the doors and widows off! Then they try to tell me how to parent while sitting at stop lights!

Also learned that my 9month old has never laughed and giggled as much as he does than when we're cruising doorless and windowless!!
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Old 04-27-2013, 12:01 AM   #194
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I learned that I get all kinds of nasty looks when people see my 9 month old sitting in his carseat with the doors and widows off! Then they try to tell me how to parent while sitting at stop lights!

Also learned that my 9month old has never laughed and giggled as much as he does than when we're cruising doorless and windowless!!
Good! You're getting the jeep love going on young!!! Last time I went wheeling there was a couple who had a year and a half year old and brought the dog along to. I just laughed and said watch- that'll be me in ten years... Lol
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Old 04-27-2013, 01:25 AM   #195
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Jeeps in general grow on you. My dad had a TJ for a little while I was little and I hated the thing. No leg room, it was noisy, there was no room in the hatch, any little thing. Now I own a TJ and I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world.

I've learned you don't need speed. Especially on really windy days.

I've learned how to fit five people in my jeep.

I've learned how to be ok with the gas mileage.

I've learned to be really proud when you get a bunch of guys asking how much you want for it and if they can drive it.

I've learned my jeep is my baby and he will always be my baby.

I've learned my dog is smart enough to jump in and stay in even with the top off.

I've learned it takes a lot of money for parts and everything. And I haven't even gotten to any big mods yet!

I've learned that inspiration for what you're going to do next to your jeep is everywhere (I have a wish list for him a page and a half long)

I've learned to be patient. And I will get there eventually but not fast.

Definitely to always have fun where ever I'm going.

And my jeep will be nice to me if I am nice to him. And he has a mean side to. Lol
both my old '97 TJ and my '12 JKU MW3 are both "he's" the '97 = "the lil guy", the '12= "the big guy"
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Old 04-27-2013, 07:13 PM   #196
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First off, this is a GREAT THREAD! Anyways, I just sold my first Jeep (93 YJ) and bought a TJ. The things I've learned are:

1. A Jeep is a Jeep I don't care who you are, what you drive or where you're from, I WILL always wave and not care if you wave back...because I still feel very good.
2. Rock chips? Who the hell cares
3. My windshield will always be new
4. My happiness increases exponentially depending on how many pieces I take off my Jeep.
5. The check engine light is my nemesis
6. I swerve to hit puddles
7. The ATM was never easier then when driving doorless
8. I purposely take the long routes
9. I look out my window just to get one last glimpse of her before I go to bed
10. You're never satisfied with the mods
11. Its easy to jump out of a Jeep when you're being chased by bees
12. This site is awesome!
13. Chicks dig Jeeps. Period! The End!
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Old 05-10-2013, 12:18 PM   #197
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I learned that when you remove the top for the first time (I've never owned a vehicle with a removable top before this Jeep) for your drive to work heading east that when the sun rises above the visor, the visor doesn't help anymore. Same thing for the drive home to the west.
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Old 05-12-2013, 12:13 AM   #198
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What I learned today is when it flips on its side (like mine did today!!) you and two guys is all it needs to flip back over and it'll start right back up! I was lucky- only bent up my soft top frame!
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What I learned today is when it flips on its side (like mine did today!!) you and two guys is all it needs to flip back over and it'll start right back up! I was lucky- only bent up my soft top frame!
Never flipped mine in 3 years of owning it
Come close but never gone over
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Never flipped mine in 3 years of owning it
Come close but never gone over
I was being ballsy and trying to keep up with built jeeps and mines stock. It just flopped on the side. Not really flipped.
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Old 05-12-2013, 12:27 PM   #201
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I was being ballsy and trying to keep up with built jeeps and mines stock. It just flopped on the side. Not really flipped.
Worst I've come to a flop or even a flip was when. I hydroplaned into a fence last yr

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