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Old 10-29-2013, 12:49 PM   #1
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If you see a JK you really like. Is it against JK etiquette to leave a note on the Jeep and inquire about the lift kit size and leave your number for a text? I just bought my first JK and so of corse I am keeping my eye out for what looks nice to me. The more I learn the more I see that this is a sub culture in itself and I wanted to learn etiquette before I became "That Guy" and have the comments of "who does that" Uttered as they toss my note out the door. Thanks and I have two pics I took is anyone good enough that if I posted them and the tire size would be able to estimate the lift size? Thanks a million.

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post the pics. we'll give you a good guesstimate of what it is.

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I'd love it if someone left a note saying nice jeep. However, inquiring about stats and leaving a point of contact seems extreme. I guess an email address is ok, but still it is a bit too hipster/trendy/the-world-is-a-giant-party type behavior.

dawhiteJKU is right - take a pic and post it on here. The experts can probably tell you more about the jeep than even the owner can!
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Old 10-29-2013, 01:06 PM   #4
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I am okay with folks asking about my rig. The medium is moot.

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Old 10-29-2013, 01:07 PM   #5
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I'd be fine with it. Some people are less open to interacting with strangers, but they can always just choose not to contact you. No harm IMO.
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I've had 2 different jeep clubs leave a card on my jeep, it didn't seem strange. From an individual... I'm not sure.
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Seems weird to me. That is what the world wide web is for. Just search on here. Or take pics and post it like others have said.... wait, unless you are a hot 26 year old chick...
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Personally, I would encourage it. I have received several notes left on my jeep about how nice it was, but never one inquiring about specifics. I HAVE on the other hand had a lot of direct inquires while re-fueling or getting out of my jeep. I am happy to answer the questions in person, so why not in some other medium. Anything that shares knowledge is a good thing, right?
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Look, if somebody leaves a note on my 89 Cavalier asking me where I got my replacement hubcaps, I ain't calling them back. Somebody leaves a note on my 13 JKUR asking about an aftermarket part on my Jeep, I might just be in touch.
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YES, leave the note. Suggest giving your email address versus phone number.

With various vehicles I have owned over the last 50 years, I have had people leave notes with phone numbers asking where I got this add on, how I did a mod and such. I also have had a few different local young guys ask how I went about a specific mod, etc. and if I would be interested in helping them do the mod, etc. to their similar vehicle. In each case I called, spoke with them and actually had them come over and we did the add on install // mod in question. Got a real big smile and a sincere thank you from each after the work was done. Made me feel real good to help, meet owner's owning a vehicle like mine, etc..

RECENTLY, I left an email message for a forum member here asking about lift install concerns and he stepped right up and offered to assist. So, I think just possibly I was paid back in a way for my helping others in the past and now it was my turn/reward to see help coming my way. Long story short, the forum member is helping install a lift on my son's JK this weekend.. My Son and I are driving 100+ miles to get to his place.. Do know that assisting with a lift install with someone is really stepping up to the plate so my plans are to give the forum member a few hundred for his efforts.. also he will see the big smiles on my son's face and my face when the lift is completed. He will have our deepest gratitude.. SO, in closing, we only are here on this planet once so ................. 8-)
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With various vehicles I have owned over the last 50 years, I have had people leave notes with phone numbers asking where I got this addon, how I did a mod and such. I also have had a few different local young guys ask how I went about a specific mod, etc. and if I would be interested in helping them do the mod, etc. to their similar vehicle. In each case I called, spoke with them and actually had them come over and we did the addon install // mod in question. Got a real big smile and a sincere thank you from each after the work was done. Made me feel real good to help, meet owner's owning a vehicle like mine, etc..

RECENTLY, I left an email message for a forum member here asking about lift installs and he stepped right up and offered to assist. So, I think just possibly I was paid back in a way for my helping others in the past and now it was my turn/reward to see help coming my way. Long story short, the forum member is helping install a lift on my son's JK this weekend.. My Son and I are driving 100+ miles to get to his place.. Do know that assisting with a lift install with someone is really stepping up to the plate so my plans are to give the forum member a few hundred for his efforts.. also he will see the big smiles on my son's face and my face when the lift is completed. He will have our deepest gratitude.. SO, in closing, we only are here on this planet once so ................. 8-)
Great story.. The good side to"what comes around goes around"
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Personally, I would encourage it. I have received several notes left on my jeep about how nice it was, but never one inquiring about specifics. I HAVE on the other hand had a lot of direct inquires while re-fueling or getting out of my jeep. I am happy to answer the questions in person, so why not in some other medium. Anything that shares knowledge is a good thing, right?
Yup. Ditto. Texting isn't too personal and is often easier and more convenient than typing an email. I have responded to half a dozen notes on my jeep over the years and met one really good college buddy that way. He became a Jeep addict. I felt guilty, till I saw his finished rig. Then proud! Lol
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I'd be pretty PO's someone touch your vehicle? In particular if they stick it under the wiper, means they got to grab it, lift it put it under release it. You think they babied it while doing that? In the same vein a parking ticket, its not the ticket it the punk sitting it under the wiper. Now all of a sudden its leaving steaks when it rains? Don't touch anyone's property if you don't have to. Stick it on a light post next to the vehicle, or under a rock or stone at the drivers door on the ground. Nothing worse that someone touching your "stuff".
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I'd be pretty PO's someone touch your vehicle? In particular if they stick it under the wiper, means they got to grab it, lift it put it under release it. You think they babied it while doing that? In the same vein a parking ticket, its not the ticket it the punk sitting it under the wiper. Now all of a sudden its leaving steaks when it rains? Don't touch anyone's property if you don't have to. Stick it on a light post next to the vehicle, or under a rock or stone at the drivers door on the ground. Nothing worse that someone touching your "stuff".
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I'd be pretty PO's someone touch your vehicle? In particular if they stick it under the wiper, means they got to grab it, lift it put it under release it. You think they babied it while doing that? In the same vein a parking ticket, its not the ticket it the punk sitting it under the wiper. Now all of a sudden its leaving steaks when it rains? Don't touch anyone's property if you don't have to. Stick it on a light post next to the vehicle, or under a rock or stone at the drivers door on the ground. Nothing worse that someone touching your "stuff".
Wow. This isn't soliciting here. It's a brotherhood. Your attitude leaves a lot to be desired. Although, I dig your honesty, and have had much worse then streaks you speak of. Some solicitor put a 4x6 card on my jeep which blew onto the paint got snowed on and plastered itself into the hood. Nearly ruined the paint, but I lived. And today I can laugh about it. But I'd laugh even harder to see someone put a note on a tree or a rock near my rig. I welcome any brotherhood communication- paper, note, thumbs up, intraweb, etc
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Lol. Definitely. Nice
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It crosses the line to go touch and stick things on someone else's Jeep. if you are so enthralled hang around till the owner returns. It's obnoxious to go jam a piece of paper under their wiper blade: 'love the wheels holler back!'. Either wait around or stick the note not on the jeep. You could have just spent 200 dollars on a detail job or spent 8 hours yourself doing it, and some sh!thead comes and leans into your car to stick a note on it. How is that acceptable? Big deal they like what you have. It's plain rudeness to go touching it. No different if you saw some scum bag trying the door handles as he lurked around the parking lot. Don't touch it. It could get you killed.
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I'd be pretty PO's someone touch your vehicle? In particular if they stick it under the wiper, means they got to grab it, lift it put it under release it. You think they babied it while doing that? In the same vein a parking ticket, its not the ticket it the punk sitting it under the wiper. Now all of a sudden its leaving steaks when it rains? Don't touch anyone's property if you don't have to. Stick it on a light post next to the vehicle, or under a rock or stone at the drivers door on the ground. Nothing worse that someone touching your "stuff".
Wow, im a hermit and even im not that antisocial!

Do you yell "GET OFF MY LAWN" multiple times a week?

GET OFF MY LAWN!

I have never left a note on a vehicle that said anything nice on it. I have left notes that say "did you get your drivers license out of a cracker jack box?", "thanks for parking so close to me i had to climb in my jeep through the window", and "learn how to park!!".

Got a note from a cousin once, who i had been pissed off at and stopped speaking to. She missed me.
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it crosses the line to go touch and stick things on someone else's jeep. If you are so enthralled hang around till the owner returns. It's obnoxious to go jam a piece of paper under their wiper blade: 'love the wheels holler back!'. Either wait around or stick the note not on the jeep. You could have just spent 200 dollars on a detail job or spent 8 hours yourself doing it, and some sh!thead comes and leans into your car to stick a note on it. How is that acceptable? Big deal they like what you have. It's plain rudeness to go touching it. No different if you saw some scum bag trying the door handles as he lurked around the parking lot. Don't touch it. It could get you killed.
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I seriously want to find this guy's Jeep and stand right next to it with my finger .5 cm from the paint saying "I'm not touching it ..."
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I seriously want to find this guy's Jeep and stand right next to it with my finger .5 cm from the paint going "I'm not touching it ..."
Lol. I hope it's not windy that day. You could wind up dead!?! Ha ha
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^how so?

let me ask you this, would you leave a note on someone's jeep extending niceties? Or would you respect it enough not to 'touch' it? The whole invasion is by design for nasties, if someone boxed you in, if they parked to close. That's what gets the driver or owner more than the message; the fact someone had the audacity to affix their scribbly note onto their property. I just do not see or know where just because it is a compliment it is appropriate to go mess around with someone else's property.
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lol @ this nonsense, the dealer / doctor is trained to fix the jeep yet most do not want them touching it for fear of creating more issues, yet a weirdo stranger with a goof ball compliment is wholeheartedly welcome to molest your jeep.
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Gotta be. In my humblest of opinions, if you are worried about a gnat farting on our Jeep then you don't need one. You clearly are not using it the way it was intended to be used. I am just glad when mine doesn't get a scratched as I thought it was going to get.
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I left a note on the windshield of a girl's car once and we've been married 26 years so be careful what you write.
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Nice, but was it a jeep?

results may have been different.
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Gotta be. In my humblest of opinions, if you are worried about a gnat farting on our Jeep then you don't need one. You clearly are not using it the way it was intended to be used. I am just glad when mine doesn't get a scratched as I thought it was going to get.
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Nice, but was it a jeep?

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If it was a jeep he woulda been dead not married eh?
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Dude, Posi, stop while your behind......the hole is deep enough
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You're right, keep a stick-note pad on hand and go around parking lots complimenting people and their cars, and if we never hear back from you, we'll know what happened.

bottom line: don't touch other people's "stuff" compliments or otherwise.
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It crosses the line to go touch and stick things on someone else's Jeep. if you are so enthralled hang around till the owner returns. It's obnoxious to go jam a piece of paper under their wiper blade: 'love the wheels holler back!'. Either wait around or stick the note not on the jeep. You could have just spent 200 dollars on a detail job or spent 8 hours yourself doing it, and some sh!thead comes and leans into your car to stick a note on it. How is that acceptable? Big deal they like what you have. It's plain rudeness to go touching it. No different if you saw some scum bag trying the door handles as he lurked around the parking lot. Don't touch it. It could get you killed.
Wow, I bet hardly anyone else on this forum will agree with you 100% on this. I'm not overly happy about the idea of people messin with my vehicle, but seriously a note ?!? Talk about sweating the small stuff !

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