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Old 11-30-2012, 12:39 AM   #1
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Why I am a poser

I purchased a 2012 MW3 spending thousands more than I could have built up a Sport for.
I will lift it and outfit it with lots of toys.
My Jeep will see more malls than trails.
I will add all kinds of accessories.
I like the leather heated seats.
It will be constantly clean.
It will be able to climb rocks, but will mostly climb curbs.
I will customize my Jeep because I enjoy it and because I can.

However much as I would love to spend my weekends Jeeping, I would much rather spend it with my beautiful 6 and 9-year-old daughters - coaching soccer, watching them dance, taking them to birthday parties, teaching them how to ski - moments in life that mean everything to me.

So my Harley will barely see 1500 miles in a year, the golf clubs may get out once or twice, and lots of other hobbies that would otherwise take up precious time have been placed on hold for that time with my family that is so much more important. Yes, I will sneak out here and there for a selfish excursion. Heck, I may even find a few afternoons to take the kids on a trail run, but alas my newly beloved Jeep will mainly crawl malls and look cool. I have the rest of my life to cruise the woods.

If that makes me a "poser", I am proud to bear that label.

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Power to ya I'm in the same boat minus the kids lol

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Old 11-30-2012, 05:48 AM   #3
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Well said! Enjoy your Jeep however you see fit. You are the one paying the bills.
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Your Jeep, your money do what you want and don't worry about what people think about you and your Jeep, that's what I do.
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:14 AM   #5
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Your Jeep, your money do what you want and don't worry about what people think about you and your Jeep, that's what I do.
X2 family first in any case. Your kids will only grow up once. Youll have the rest of your life to go offroad. Personally im trying to get into offroading before the kids start coming lol
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:23 AM   #7
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Your dughters might love to camp and be adventurous also. Never know till you try.
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:49 AM   #8
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power to ya i'm in the same boat minus the kids lol
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:50 AM   #9
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X2 family first in any case. Your kids will only grow up once. Youll have the rest of your life to go offroad. Personally im trying to get into offroading before the kids start coming lol
If and when you do have kids you dont have to stop. It is a great family sport if you find the right group to wheel with.
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:51 AM   #10
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There's only a small handful of people who would call you a poser...and those are by and large people who need to feel better about themselves.
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:26 AM   #13
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Nicely put.
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:48 AM   #15
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"Why I am a poser"

They say the first step is admitting you have a problem.

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Raise your kids right, give them the skills to be independent, and when the time is right you can pursue as much time as you want to with your Jeep, motorcycle, and whatever you choose.

It worked for me and I'm having the time of my life.
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I guess I'm a touch lost.

Your paragraph about not spending as much time with your hobbies because you are spending time with your family does not make you a poser. It makes you a good father, husband, and human being.

But your list of items about buying an "already enhanced" Rubicon (COD) and lifting/modding it while knowing it won't hit too many trails is another story. If you really want to hit the trails, but simply can't find the time, that is life. Family comes first. But if you really had no plans of hitting the trails in the first place (I'm not saying this is you), but are modding up a Rubi anyway. Well yeah...that is a poser.

I say...it is your cash, you do what makes you happy. I'm a proud mall crawler.

But I wanted to point out that those are two different trains of thought going on.
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I guess I'm a touch lost.

Your paragraph about not spending as much time with your hobbies because you are spending time with your family does not make you a poser. It makes you a good father, husband, and human being.

But your list of items about buying an "already enhanced" Rubicon (COD) and lifting/modding it while knowing it won't hit too many trails is another story. If you really want to hit the trails, but simply can't find the time, that is life. Family comes first. But if you really had no plans of hitting the trails in the first place (I'm not saying this is you), but are modding up a Rubi anyway. Well yeah...that is a poser.

I say...it is your cash, you do what makes you happy. I'm a proud mall crawler.

But I wanted to point out that those are two different trains of thought going on.
If you could get unpainted fenders on a Sahara or all the creature comforts in a Sport, less people with no intentions of off-roading would probably buy Rubicon. Since Jeep designed their trims that way, I don't think it is necessarily fair to call people a poser because they spent extra money on the looks and package they like.
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:07 AM   #19
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I guess I'm a touch lost.

Your paragraph about not spending as much time with your hobbies because you are spending time with your family does not make you a poser. It makes you a good father, husband, and human being.

But your list of items about buying an "already enhanced" Rubicon (COD) and lifting/modding it while knowing it won't hit too many trails is another story. If you really want to hit the trails, but simply can't find the time, that is life. Family comes first. But if you really had no plans of hitting the trails in the first place (I'm not saying this is you), but are modding up a Rubi anyway. Well yeah...that is a poser.

I say...it is your cash, you do what makes you happy. I'm a proud mall crawler.

But I wanted to point out that those are two different trains of thought going on.
Thanks Panther. I was being facetious. I love the looks of a modded Jeep and I would love to take this thing off road more, but simply don't at this time. Like my motorcycle, I actually enjoy the process of building up my vehicles even if I may not take advantage of all the mods. I was merely poking fun at the few people on forums who use "poser" in a negative manner. Luckily, the majority of the people on here are awesome and have been a tremendous resource of info. And I am a poser (for now
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It's the same thing as someone buying a Superleggera, a Scuderia Challenge (whatever they are called), or an M3 GTS etc. and never autocross/track them. People like the looks and go for aesthetics over function. Happens all the time.
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Why not wheel it hard and take your daughters with you? that's what I do
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I take my three daughters wheeling every chance we get, they love it. Now the Harley is a different story but I still take the oldest (9) with me when acceptable.
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I purchased a 2012 MW3 spending thousands more than I could have built up a Sport for.
I will lift it and outfit it with lots of toys.
My Jeep will see more malls than trails.
I will add all kinds of accessories.
I like the leather heated seats.
It will be constantly clean.
It will be able to climb rocks, but will mostly climb curbs.
I will customize my Jeep because I enjoy it and because I can.

However much as I would love to spend my weekends Jeeping, I would much rather spend it with my beautiful 6 and 9-year-old daughters - coaching soccer, watching them dance, taking them to birthday parties, teaching them how to ski - moments in life that mean everything to me.

So my Harley will barely see 1500 miles in a year, the golf clubs may get out once or twice, and lots of other hobbies that would otherwise take up precious time have been placed on hold for that time with my family that is so much more important. Yes, I will sneak out here and there for a selfish excursion. Heck, I may even find a few afternoons to take the kids on a trail run, but alas my newly beloved Jeep will mainly crawl malls and look cool. I have the rest of my life to cruise the woods.

If that makes me a "poser", I am proud to bear that label.
Well said !!!! Kids, Wife, Family, Jeep, Fishing, Harley, Golf and Guns makes a Happy Man. We do each as much and whenever we can. 😎
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Why not wheel it hard and take your daughters with you? that's what I do
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I purchased a 2012 MW3 spending thousands more than I could have built up a Sport for.
I will lift it and outfit it with lots of toys.
My Jeep will see more malls than trails.
I will add all kinds of accessories.
I like the leather heated seats.
It will be constantly clean.
It will be able to climb rocks, but will mostly climb curbs.
I will customize my Jeep because I enjoy it and because I can.

However much as I would love to spend my weekends Jeeping, I would much rather spend it with my beautiful 6 and 9-year-old daughters - coaching soccer, watching them dance, taking them to birthday parties, teaching them how to ski - moments in life that mean everything to me.

So my Harley will barely see 1500 miles in a year, the golf clubs may get out once or twice, and lots of other hobbies that would otherwise take up precious time have been placed on hold for that time with my family that is so much more important. Yes, I will sneak out here and there for a selfish excursion. Heck, I may even find a few afternoons to take the kids on a trail run, but alas my newly beloved Jeep will mainly crawl malls and look cool. I have the rest of my life to cruise the woods.

If that makes me a "poser", I am proud to bear that label.
Since you're the one sending the pictures of dead presidents to the lending institution every month it's nobody's business what you do with that Jeep. Hell mount it above your fireplace and stare at it; it's yours!

Loving to spend time with your daughters, getting in an ocasional round of Golf and taking a spin to the Dairy Queen on your Harley? Also your perogative and again only your business.

Sounds like the only thing you're doing is being true to yourself and that's a beautiful thing.
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I am in the same boat. I have 2 little ones 4 and almost 5 years, they love the Jeep and we cannot go anywhere without going on a Jeep adventure. I pick them up from the sitters every day when I am home and it is impossible to drive back the 2 miles without hitting some trails.

I am doing my Jeep not to climb rocks but to be capable enough to take my boys out and have some fun without much risk of getting stranded or being "that guy" on the runs that always needs to be winched or pulled along.
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Mogulbum great post!
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not everyone can be a man!
Well I guess over 20 years in the Army and completing Ironman Lake Placid makes me less of a man. Or maybe it is because my girls have such full schedules that there is not much time left for Jeeping. Its not that I wont take them when time allows, but thank you for proving my point. I feel more of a man with the choices I make.
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It's your Jeep. Use it the way you want. Haters gonna hate no matter what you do.

We all make different choices in how we use our Jeeps. None of them make us more or less of a person.
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I am in the same boat. I have 2 little ones 4 and almost 5 years, they love the Jeep and we cannot go anywhere without going on a Jeep adventure. I pick them up from the sitters every day when I am home and it is impossible to drive back the 2 miles without hitting some trails.

I am doing my Jeep not to climb rocks but to be capable enough to take my boys out and have some fun without much risk of getting stranded or being "that guy" on the runs that always needs to be winched or pulled along.
I envy you! I live in the People's Republic of MA where I would need to drive an hour or more for even basic trails. I find myself looking for shortcuts over median strips.

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