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Old 03-02-2012, 08:42 PM   #1
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Holy smokes, what a machine!

The drive home was sublime. Almost like a daydream.

Sitting at a light about halfway home with the Doobie Brothers riding shotgun, I caught a reflection of myself as I flipped over the rear view mirror.

I was grinning like an idiot.

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"I was grinning like an idiot. "

know the feeling.....did you wave back?

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Old 03-02-2012, 09:04 PM   #3
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The drive home was sublime. Almost like a daydream.

Sitting at a light about halfway home with the Doobie Brothers riding shotgun, I caught a reflection of myself as I flipped over the rear view mirror.

I was grinning like an idiot.
Wait until you take the top & doors off. You'll need a bib.
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:16 PM   #4
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Wait until you take the top & doors off. You'll need a bib.
I'm gonna be honest. I bought the Rallylights upgrade, the Ace Sliders, and the Q-Tec floor liners as well as a few other odds and ends, but I can't conceive of why I'd wanna change another thing on it.

Okay, maybe the stereo......but it all feels almost perfect to me.

I guess I'll have to acquire more than 29 miles on it before I render a real opinion.

But still.
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"I was grinning like an idiot. "

know the feeling.....did you wave back?
Now, that is funny!
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:25 PM   #6
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I'm gonna be honest. I bought the Rallylights upgrade, the Ace Sliders, and the Q-Tec floor liners as well as a few other odds and ends, but I can't conceive of why I'd wanna change another thing on it.

Okay, maybe the stereo......but it all feels almost perfect to me.

I guess I'll have to acquire more than 29 miles on it before I render a real opinion.

But still.
Yup, I had a garage full of stuff waiting on mine. Literally.

The best part though, was that it took over a month after I got it for my tires to come off backorder. So I had time to play around with it, stock. You definitely don't need a lift and big tires to make it go just about anywhere you point it.

Friggin awesome.

Before you crash every night, massage your cheeks for a few minutes. They'll be a little sore from all the grinning.
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Yeah and just wait until you wheel it. I can't believe what it can do basically stock.
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Yeah and just wait until you wheel it. I can't believe what it can do basically stock.
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Old 03-02-2012, 10:13 PM   #9
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That's what I call self control!!! Only 29 miles on it for her maiden voyage?
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That's what I call self control!!! Only 29 miles on it for her maiden voyage?
There were already 10 miles on it so to be honest, I've really only done 19 miles.

Also, I promised to be home by dinner time with the wife's favorite take out.

Did I mention that I bought it without talking to her first?
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There were already 10 miles on it so to be honest, I've really only done 19 miles AND I promised to be home by dinner time with her favorite take out.

Did I mention that I bought it without talking to her first?
Good for you! It's ok, my first trip was also short, only 14 miles... Took her on a niiiiiice long trip and got her dirty too!
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There were already 10 miles on it so to be honest, I've really only done 19 miles.

Also, I promised to be home by dinner time with the wife's favorite take out.

Did I mention that I bought it without talking to her first?
Lol, I called the wife after I already made the deal but wasn't final..... Had to judge her reaction. Well, I'm still alive...lol
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That's what I call self control!!! Only 29 miles on it for her maiden voyage?
Shoot, I put over 29 miles on my test drive.
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Old 03-03-2012, 01:10 AM   #15
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That's funny because I didn't tell my woman either. Landed me in the dog house for a week. I, aswell, am still alive.
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lol @ the many who bought their jeeps without the woman's consent. guess it really is true that it's better to ask forgiveness than permission.
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Old 03-03-2012, 01:38 AM   #17
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I put 330 on her before the first 24 hours..I didn't want to get out I was having so much fun...or it could have been because it was -5 out..either way, 3 Jeeps later and I catch myself smiling on the way home every morning from work. It gets better watching the misses and her 5ft frame try to get into it with a skirt and heels...that's when the smiles turn into utter laughter
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Old 03-03-2012, 05:09 AM   #18
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Welcome, and congrats!

I barely remember my drive home. It was also dreamlike.
I remember the words "holy crap" being repeated quite a few times.

I bought it in August and a couple still slip out from time to time.
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Old 03-03-2012, 05:32 AM   #19
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Sir, you are suffering from Jeep Madness. There is no cure.
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Old 03-03-2012, 06:07 AM   #20
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I believe that when the grins stop...something is dead...either you or the JEEP!!
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Old 03-03-2012, 06:14 AM   #21
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Congrats on the new JK.

My wife was pissed off too. I just went for a test drive and one thing lead to another and I bought the 12 JK Sport four hours later.

The only way i got out of trouble this time, was to buy her the car she wanted. 2012 GMC Terrain (fully loaded of course).

Now everybody is happy, except Mr. Checkbook
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Old 03-03-2012, 06:20 AM   #22
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bought mine 80 miles from home only saw it on the inet drove my 2010 toyota trd to the dealer deal already done over the phone other than doining paperwork drove in the parking lot with my budy and it was sitting there all white w/ blk hrd tp 2dr jksport i was grinning like an IDIOT I did not even do a test drive drove it home on the dredded I.4 here in FL the wind was blowing at 35-45 mph what a first ride but still grinned all the way home 5k on it now and I have the ticking in the engine but still grin every time i get behind the wheel
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lol @ the many who bought their jeeps without the woman's consent. guess it really is true that it's better to ask forgiveness than permission.
I bought mine w/o discussing, she was super pissed! Silly thing is it was for work, and I get reimbursed.... She made me get another bank account just to pay the payments! So I auto deposit, auto pay..... I was in for service and looking at a new Rubi.... Hummm shall I cheat death again?
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after having a 05 & 07 the 12 is the bomb. i also had a big grin bringing it to its new home.
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The drive home was sublime. Almost like a daydream.

Sitting at a light about halfway home with a Doobie.

I was grinning like an idiot.

You should really wait until you're in the privacy of your own home for that.
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You should really wait until you're in the privacy of your own home for that.
With a web cam and KY....
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lol @ the many who bought their jeeps without the woman's consent. guess it really is true that it's better to ask forgiveness than permission.
I can positively tell you it is the most awkward phone call you ever make. Even though the number was stored in my phone, I dialed each number individual to drag it out. There's just no good lead in to "oh yea, btw"
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I wanted another Jeep for years. When it came time to replace the family hauler I didn't even bother to bring up the word Jeep as I didn't think the conversation would go anywhere. My wife brought it up and not only did she bring up Jeep she wanted a Wrangler. She had listened to my accounts of adventures and time I spent with my father working on his Jeep. She wanted my sons to have the opportunity for the same. Our Rubi has improved our family life. My 12 year old is with me whenever I'm checking the oil, rotating the tires, mounting accessories. We'll be out in it today, probably to take us ice fishing with the comfort of knowing we can get in and back out. Our lives do not rotate around the Jeep but I credit it with making our weekends a lot more fun.
Holy smokes, what a machine!
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Wait until you take the top & doors off. You'll need a bib.
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I see that rule 18 is in full effect here. "It is better to ask for forgiveness than seek permission."

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