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Old 01-07-2014, 04:36 PM   #1
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So a Wrangler generally is kind of an "enthusiast" vehicle, a "dream car" for some folks. But the JK is the newest of the bunch, and often "car guys" aren't so into having one of the latest and greatest. I am just wondering how many of you JK owners count yourselves as car guys generally? Also, just into older Jeeps or other cars as well?

I'll start - 2013 JKUR for daily usage, 65 GTO in the garage for banging gears, and just picked up a 72 Chevy K10 4x4 for truck usage.

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I'm with you. Always had a classic vehicle from GTO's to Corvettes, but currently a 65 Mustang GT. Hard for me to believe at times but my wife actually introduced me to Wranglers. We have two, an 89 YJ and a 10 Rubicon. The Mini Cooper also works for gas mileage. They actually handle pretty well too. It's not trail rated though.

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So a Wrangler generally is kind of an "enthusiast" vehicle, a "dream car" for some folks. But the JK is the newest of the bunch, and often "car guys" aren't so into having one of the latest and greatest. I am just wondering how many of you JK owners count yourselves as car guys generally? Also, just into older Jeeps or other cars as well?

I'll start - 2013 JKUR for daily usage, 65 GTO in the garage for banging gears, and just picked up a 72 Chevy K10 4x4 for truck usage.
I'm a car guy via my love for auto racing, so I love the latest and greatest race and production cars. That being said, there is a spot in my heart for old cars, I especially love 30's vintage cars. There's a sleekness to the body work that has rarely been replicated since. 1930's Ford, Benz, Rolls Royce, Bugatti all have such beauty that very few modern cars can replicate
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I always tell people that I grew up on a farm....except that instead of animals, we had a stable of muscle cars and exotics, my Dad loved and owned them all.

I guess that something rubbed off....my current vehicles

FJ40 (in process of finishing after 3 years)



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Old 01-07-2014, 05:25 PM   #5
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I am a car nut. Muscle cars mostly but anything with 4 wheels interests me. I just sold my 79 Mustang 5.0 over the summer (horsepower on a budget) but my current truck is faster so the Mustang went bye bye. Before that I had a 70 Nova SS BB 396/375hp 4 speed numbers car that was in show condition when I sold it. I also hepled my brother build his 67 Nova ll. Someday when time allows I will have another Mustang.
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Very cool, glad there are some fellow enthusiasts on here. Attached are some pics of my other rides. I also have a TW200 which is a really nifty little dual sport for guys who ride like old women
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Old 01-07-2014, 06:48 PM   #7
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Yep, Count me "car crazy"

Driveway is full of uninteresting right now.... 12 Ford Explorer Limited for wife, 05 Jeep Wrangler Sport for me, 02 GMC Sonoma extracab (grampaws truck, RIP), but



1994 Audi S4 (full sized, 4000lb, 300hp 2.2liter, 20 valve 5cyl turbo, quattro, manual). Was referred to as a supercar when it was in production (only 3650 reported to be imported between 92 and 95)



85 Bertone. mid engine, Italian from an coachbuilder. (I have another of these undergoing race prep in the garage, and a third in a friends pole barn waiting for a uno turbo swap.)

I also have a 68 mustang conv under restoration for Mrs. bluevr6, and she also has:


like that.

Miss my 67 Plymouth Belvedere GTX (440, 4v, 4spd) pretty bad


and my Scout II (304, 4v, 3spd)
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Old 01-07-2014, 06:52 PM   #8
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Came from a Lexus ISF, definitely a car guy.

Needed to downsize a bit at the moment and get something more practical for daily driving. Will probably get back into something else a few years down the road once the Jeep is paid off but will be keeping it as well. New RC-F looks promising.

Here is my previous car
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Old 01-07-2014, 07:21 PM   #9
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Car guy here.
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I have owned sports cars for nearly 20 years. Mustangs and camaros mostly. A big fan of speed...however can't fit the young ones in the back seat and am figuring on the jeep opening up new avenues of adventure not just for me but for the family as a whole.
When the jeep is paid off and college expenses too for that matter...I have a 2025 ish v8 mustang with my name on it....but plan to keep he jeep.
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Car guy here.
Wow that's quite a stable! Congrats!

Im a car guy as well. Love anything fast, interesting, badass, etc. I have no prejudices or loyalties when it comes to cars (similar to Jay Leno.) If it's cool, I'd rock it.
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Yep,,, car guy here..

1960 Ford Falcon 428cj nitrous 850 hp
2002 Corvette, supercharged 622 hp
M923a2 turbocharged, "stock for now"
2012 Ford F250 turbocharged 400 hp
2007 Ford Focus "bone stock" Wife's car will stay stock.
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Yep,,, car guy here..

1960 Ford Falcon 428cj nitrous 850 hp
2002 Corvette, supercharged 622 hp
M923a2 turbocharged, "stock for now"
2012 Ford F250 turbocharged 400 hp
2007 Ford Focus "bone stock" Wife's car will stay stock.
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2010_1115Image00012.jpg Photo by Maxtor427 | Photobucket

If you have netflix streaming, I recommend you watch a movie called "Love The Beast." As a falcon owner, you will enjoy it (great movie regardless.)

(This is NOT a hollywood movie, it's a documentary.)

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Started when I was 15, did a frame off for my first car. A '73 Bug, also '57 Chevy and my Jeep plus a A4 Audi.
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I have always been a car guy. Rebuilt and upgraded my '65 GTO engine, suspension, engine compartment. Owned it or 12 years. Love jeeps for the mountains though, and as a DD. Had an '06 LJ, now shopping for a JKU because I want the extra doors for the little one. But if it just up to me, would probably just want my LJ back. Definitely more of an "enthusiast" vehicle IMO.
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So a Wrangler generally is kind of an "enthusiast" vehicle, a "dream car" for some folks. But the JK is the newest of the bunch, and often "car guys" aren't so into having one of the latest and greatest. I am just wondering how many of you JK owners count yourselves as car guys generally? Also, just into older Jeeps or other cars as well?

I'll start - 2013 JKUR for daily usage, 65 GTO in the garage for banging gears, and just picked up a 72 Chevy K10 4x4 for truck usage.


65 GTO eh? I like those too



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I am certainly not a mechanic but I do consider myself a car guy. My "other car" is a 2000 BMW Z3 Roadster. I bought my 2013 JKU because I wanted a fun vehicle that I could drive in the winter as well as another fun warm weather car for the days when my wife takes the Z3. Here is a pic of my other dream car.



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So a Wrangler generally is kind of an "enthusiast" vehicle, a "dream car" for some folks. But the JK is the newest of the bunch, and often "car guys" aren't so into having one of the latest and greatest. I am just wondering how many of you JK owners count yourselves as car guys generally? Also, just into older Jeeps or other cars as well?
I'm a car guy and have had many. I recently sold my "built" 2008 Dodge Charger Daytona. Great car, but really limited by the rear end gearing which isn't cheap to tinker with. Not sure what I'll grab next. I've been going back and forth between an early 1993 Mustang GT or Cobra and a Porsche 911/964. The GT is an easy hobby, the 911 not so much. I like 60's and 70's cars, but I don't have the time and space and tools I once had to really enjoy them. The Porsche is probably a bad idea given that... Maybe a Pantera would be a compromise?
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I just pulled my father-in-laws 57 out of the barn on Thanksgiving. Literally. Sat for last 6 years. Also got my Dad's 76 TA he bought in 76 and a70 Nova (also from father-in-law.)



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Some very cool cars and trucks in this thread. I really expected to see a bunch of CJs. I guess maybe most folks are like me and figure their JK satisfies their Jeep kick and do something a little different if they have another vehicle.

Still, I do spend way too much time on Craigslist looking at CJs!
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Or have a CJ too! I don't have a JK yet, but it is on my list.



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Old 01-07-2014, 09:40 PM   #24
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definite car guy here.......
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and some more........i've had way too many but, I can't stop.
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Do jeep guys like cars or do car guys like jeeps? Just asking because in another thread someone got their a$$ chewed for calling a jeep a car!
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This our first Jeep. We had a 2004 F350 SRW, a 2010 Ford F350 Dually, BMW Z4. Current stable is two Mini Coopers, a JCW Roadster and a GP.
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Just asking because in another thread someone got their a$$ chewed for calling a jeep a car!
Yeah, that seems to happen once a day around here or more. Someone's pet peeve I guess.

I can only speak as a car guy that likes jeeps, but I like jeeps because they are one of the only modern vehicles that still supports the shade tree mechanic. I like working on my own vehicles, but the major manufacturers have all but engineered the hoods shut on most new vehicles. There is still a thriving aftermarket for tinkering with your jeep, as well as abundant community support like this forum. Hell, jeep even gives you all the error codes by turning your key and popping the codes in google, no OBD port scanner to buy. Try learning to work on your Honda online and see if you ind anything other than how I install a fart can or NAAAAWWWZzzzzzz.
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and some more........i've had way too many but, I can't stop.
Hey, you have my Sahara wheels on your VW!!!!
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If you have netflix streaming, I recommend you watch a movie called "Love The Beast." As a falcon owner, you will enjoy it (great movie regardless.)

(This is NOT a hollywood movie, it's a documentary.)

I will have to rent it. Sounds like a fun documentary.

Our Falcon is a 1/4 drag car, so turning and stopping are not it's best points. The s/c Corvette has Z51 suspension, so it will turn and stop great. The weak point is the driver.

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