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Old 09-24-2007, 01:21 PM   #31
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Hmmm...a lot of DD!!! How do you like them handling on the road. I know they are great for offroad, but the majority of them I am sure are used for regular road driving. Handling, topspeed, acceleration...yada yada

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Old 09-24-2007, 03:48 PM   #32
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Daily driver, and toy. It was either a new Jeep or prozac and it's hard to add mods to prozac.

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Old 09-24-2007, 04:32 PM   #33
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indeed...I believe u made a wise decision
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Old 09-24-2007, 10:21 PM   #34
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1989 YJ Nearly Stock Trail rig and trailer queen.
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Old 09-24-2007, 10:25 PM   #35
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Old 09-24-2007, 11:12 PM   #36
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Competition rig.
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Lots of mall crawling competions out there in Texas? Those speed bumps must be hell!
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I heard there going to have several speed bumps in the parking lot at your next comp.. good luck...
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Old 09-24-2007, 11:23 PM   #37
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They all seem to start out as DD's for me... we'll see how long this one stays that way.
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Old 09-25-2007, 12:50 AM   #38
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Holy crap TeeJay...thats a lot of jeeps
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Old 09-25-2007, 12:54 AM   #39
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Holy crap TeeJay...thats a lot of jeeps
Yeah, there are actually two more that it wouldn't let me fit on there. a '91 YJ that only ever got used as a parts getter do to its auto trans. and my '98 XJ I used to use as a daily driver until I sold to my father in law.

I guess my dad didn't realize the can of worms he was opening when he suggested we get an old rusted out CJ-5 as a high school project.
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Old 09-25-2007, 01:01 AM   #40
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Nice. I just wish the new ones weren't soo damn expensive!!! No offense to anyone, but wranlgers are simple vehicles, so why so damn expensive.
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Old 09-25-2007, 01:14 AM   #41
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here's the work flow


Jeep owners need more 'x' so they design it. in designing it they decide they need more 'y' so they sell design 'x' to corporation or form their own company to market and make more money for 'y' wich gets made buy someone else who can't afford part 'x' and thereby increases his prices. this happens on a much larger scale of course causing most of us to support our local tractor supply co. and make things up as we go along.
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Old 09-25-2007, 01:46 AM   #42
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interesting theory. any others to compete with that
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Old 09-25-2007, 02:08 AM   #43
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but wranlgers are simple vehicles, so why so damn expensive.
simple.. supply & demand. there are enough people out there that will pay dearly to be in a Jeep.. myself included. I bought mine on a complete impulse and it doesnt suit my needs (5K lbs boat & 2K lbs tow rating = dumb purchase ).
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Old 09-25-2007, 03:54 AM   #44
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simple.. supply & demand. there are enough people out there that will pay dearly to be in a Jeep.. myself included. I bought mine on a complete impulse and it doesnt suit my needs (5K lbs boat & 2K lbs tow rating = dumb purchase ).
But is that a weekend toy buy or used as your DD?

Are you upset you bought it now or still somewhat happy with it?
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When most people buy a Jeep it is b/c of the sense of freedom and capability you get with it, not praticallity. Then they start building more stuff into it, which adds up pretty quick and can get expensive
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I bought my first jeep when I was 17 it was a rusted out 79 cj-5 I paid $500.00 for. I used to go to remote swimming and partying spots most vehicles wouldn't make it to out here in the mountains. I also used it to go wheeling with my dad like he used to do with me when I was 10 in his old jeep. Now 15 years later I still buy Jeeps b/c of nostalgia from those origninal days, even though I only wheel about once every 2 months due to work and responsibilties. Gas mileage isn't even that great and I commute 50 miles a days for work and sometimes 300 miles if a coal mine has a emergency.

My brother bought his 06 rubi last summer after I took him wheeling. He was so impressed with how good it did offroad and what we went through ( a 20 ft wide 4 ft deep river/creek that ended at 100 ft hill with a 80 degree incline coming right out of it.) He was hooked after that one time so much so that he called me next weekend ready to go in his brand new rubicon. After a couple of times needing pulled out by my Tj that second time, He ordered a 4 in. lift and 34 in.tires wich we through on the next weekend.

We both have atvs we ride also, but with those we have to hook up our trailers load them up and then drive to the nearest spot and unload and do it all over when done riding. our jeeps we just jump in and go.

So if you are thinking of buying a jeep ask yourself what it is your looking for. Freedom to go play and enjoy a great lifestyle whatever that entials for you or do you want something more pratical and cheeper (ie. VW bug).
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When most people buy a Jeep it is b/c of the sense of freedom and capability you get with it, not praticallity. Then they start building more stuff into it, which adds up pretty quick and can get expensive.

I bought my first jeep when I was 17. It was a rusted out 79 cj-5 I paid $500.00 for. I used it to go to remote swimming and partying spots most vehicles wouldn't make it to, out here in the mountains. I also used it to go wheeling with my dad like he used to do with me when I was 10 in his old jeep. Now 15 years later I still buy Jeeps b/c of nostalgia from those origninal days, even though I only wheel about once every 2 months due to work and responsibilties. Gas mileage isn't even that great and I commute 50 miles a days for work and sometimes 300 miles if a coal mine has a emergency.

My brother bought his 06 rubi last summer after I took him wheeling. He was so impressed with how good it did offroad and what we went through ( a 20 ft wide 4 ft deep river/creek that ended at 100 ft hill with a 80 degree incline coming right out of it.) He was hooked after that one time so much so that he called me next weekend ready to go in his brand new rubicon. After a couple of times needing pulled out by my Tj that second time, He ordered a 4 in. lift and 34 in.tires wich we through on the next weekend.

We both have atvs we ride also, but with those we have to hook up our trailers load them up and then drive to the nearest spot and unload and do it all over when done riding. With our jeeps we just jump in and go, After were done and hopefully nothing breaks we just clean our windshields and drive home.

So if you are thinking of buying a jeep ask yourself what it is your looking for. Freedom to go play and enjoy a great lifestyle whatever that entials for you or do you want something more pratical and cheeper (ie. VW bug).
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weekend toy!!! I have too many rides as it is.....Ford Lightning, Trans Am WS6, Ford Fusion, Ford Bronco, and the YJ (oops..didn't realize this was Jk)...guess I should read before posting!
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Old 09-25-2007, 09:55 AM   #48
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Even though our JK is our DD and weekend and vacation toy, it will eventually become more toy and less DD. A few years down the road we plan to add a second JK (or whatever it may be by then) to the driveway.
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But is that a weekend toy buy or used as your DD?

Are you upset you bought it now or still somewhat happy with it?
I am using it as a DD now and I do not regret it. I am happy with my JK and enjoy modding it. I got rid of a loaded Hemi Durango so I miss some creature comforts like leather, heated seats, power everything, and room /ability to haul. In hindsight, I probably should have kept the Durango so I can still get my boat out and used it as a DD and used the JK as a weekend warrior. It looks like I'll be in the market for a tow rig early spring `08 or I may just sell the boat. For my situation, the JK would be a fine DD if I did not have the boat. Everything else like leather, power, etc I dont care about because I enjoy driving my Jeep.

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