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Old 08-25-2006, 04:13 PM   #31
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I don't get it. What's so bad about the way it looks? It is only an extended wrangler. It isn't like it's one of those stretch limo Hummers or something. Everything about it looks like a wrangler to me. If it meets the needs of the people who buy it, and it's a jeep, what's the big prob?

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thank you dare2bsquare thats what im saying i like owning a lj cause its a jeep and i have lots of room when i offroad.

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Old 08-25-2006, 07:14 PM   #33
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its still a jeep...some people prefer LWB and some prefer SWB...i like my SWB but i don't think theres anything wrong with the unlimited...its still a sweet jeep tj
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Don't take offense. Some of us are just traditionalist. Feel free to make fun of my square headlights.
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Why would I do that? Mine are square too. (obviously)
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Old 08-26-2006, 02:14 AM   #36
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Ya dont be upset. Everyone has different views on different stuff. We have said this many times! SWB just looks better, nothing wrong with the lwb besides it looks funny. And as far as the stretch hummers go they look stupid too.
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Most everyone is saying the LWB jeeps look funny. Do you all feel that way about CJ8s? I sure don't. Also, why is it that most of us own a SWB jeep and then eventually get to the point that we are considering stretching the wheelbase? I've seen LWB jeeps walk obstacles that our shorter jeeps end up steeply inclined and hopping on the back axle. I say its a good compromise of open aired jeep with the WB of an XJ. Doesn't get any better in my book.
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Old 08-26-2006, 05:34 AM   #38
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I alway preferred the SWB but Jeep is still on the Side of the LWB so I will respect the LWB'ers as much as I respect all jeepers.
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Old 08-26-2006, 06:20 AM   #39
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Most everyone is saying the LWB jeeps look funny. Do you all feel that way about CJ8s? I sure don't. Also, why is it that most of us own a SWB jeep and then eventually get to the point that we are considering stretching the wheelbase? I've seen LWB jeeps walk obstacles that our shorter jeeps end up steeply inclined and hopping on the back axle. I say its a good compromise of open aired jeep with the WB of an XJ. Doesn't get any better in my book.
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i would never consider stretching my wheel base. Whats the point and everyone of those jeeps in the pictures looks stupid!!!
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Old 08-26-2006, 09:26 AM   #41
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Opinions are like buttholes...everyone has one, and every one, except mine stinks.
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Old 08-26-2006, 10:18 AM   #42
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I know everyone has strong opinions, but let's not get carried away. We're all Jeep people here. All Wranglers are better than driving a pathfinder. We're all on the same team here!! Let's not put down our brothers and sisters-in-arms.

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Old 08-26-2006, 11:00 AM   #43
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i would never consider stretching my wheel base. Whats the point and everyone of those jeeps in the pictures looks stupid!!!
The point of stretching your wheelbase is to add stability on the rocks. It is also a HUGE advantage on climbs because your front end will get to flat ground to pull while the rear is climbing. Take a look at a competition rig sometime (especially the winning ones) and see what the wheelbase is. You won't find one as short as a stock Wrangler unless you are looking at the stock class (where they restrict the wheelbase to only 3" longer than stock).
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i would never consider stretching my wheel base. Whats the point and everyone of those jeeps in the pictures looks stupid!!!
Bro you got to be F'ing kidding me right? Please say that you were drinking on your keyboard and woke up to say, did I really say something that stupid?

Stretching the wheelbase on your jeep is probably one of the best mods you can do when you've built your jeep to a point that the obstacles you climb are taller longer and harder.

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if you rock crawl then a stretched wheelbase definitely helps with the stability...the longer it is the more it has to go up to roll for example therefore it is more stable
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if you rock crawl then a stretched wheelbase definitely helps with the stability...the longer it is the more it has to go up to roll for example therefore it is more stable

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Old 08-28-2006, 08:52 PM   #47
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WOW! That's a Lot of Water Over the Dam!

After all the stuff written on this thread, I think we've all forgotten that life is too serious to take it seriously. And, don't base your self-esteem on your vehicle - you'll outlive the vehicle and it will never matter in the big scheme of things when it's all said and done. When you get to heaven, God's not gonna ask if you had SWB or LWB!
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Old 08-28-2006, 09:02 PM   #48
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But at least having had a jeep should count for extra points!
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You may have something there though I can't find anything in the Bible to be sure. However, we can get closer to God because we can get to some pretty high places no other vehicle can even begin to get to. There's a bad joke going around that Jesus' disciples all rode around in a Honda because "they were all in one accord" but I figure God to be an offroad kinda Guy or He wouldn't have made it for us Jeep junkies. I can't even begin to think of God in a Honda but I can sure see Him with the top down, side off, and the doors missing suckin' in the fresh air.
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Old 08-28-2006, 09:17 PM   #50
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yeah, i pulled a hard u turn to squeeze into a parking spot the other day. my friend was with me and as i jumed out, he was like, "i can't believe you just made that turn". i've been very impressed with the turning radius.
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Old 09-03-2006, 10:51 PM   #52
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SWB is the way to go

Let's face it a SWB jeep has a better turning radius than my lawn mower. On the trail maneuverability is paramount. LG's are designed for wannabe's to drive to starbucks.
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Old 09-03-2006, 11:13 PM   #53
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Hey why are you being so harsh we are all jeep drivers if want talk like that about jeeps why dont u just go and buy a toyota or nissan. i have a LJ and i off-road every chance i get and i never had a problem out on the trail maybe even do better than the SWB jeep. But its a jeep and you shouldnt talk bad about jeep like i said go and buy a toyota or nissan if you want to talk that much crap. I like all jeeps SWB or LWD it does not matter their still the best off-road rigs out there.

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Old 09-03-2006, 11:24 PM   #54
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Let's face it a SWB jeep has a better turning radius than my lawn mower. On the trail maneuverability is paramount. LG's are designed for wannabe's to drive to starbucks.
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Old 09-03-2006, 11:39 PM   #55
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Old 09-04-2006, 12:01 AM   #56
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I cannot believe I timed out. I had a beautiful post going here. What is up with this timming out crap. I was just trying to say that this argument between LWB vs. SWB is mute. Different Jeeps for different life styles, and body styles. My B-I-L is 6'-6" and over 350lbs. Does he like his LJ............no..........he loves his LJ. At least Jeep recognized that all people are not created equal. Neither are their tastes. Yes, a LJ will high center, and hit the back bumper, before a SWB. For rock crawling, a strecthed WB will prevail over a stock SWB Jeep everytime. You cannot beat your front tires hitting a vertical wall before your bumper does. You cannot beat a 90 deg. departure angle. Does everyone worry about that...........no..........not hardly. Let the people that like their scramblers, and LJ's enjoy their Jeeps without ridicule. At least they have a Jeep, and that is all that anyone on this forum should worry about. I have a regular Rubicon TJ, and a stretched out 106" wheelbase YJ, and love them both. They both have their purpose, and they both fit different wheeling styles. This is a forum of Jeep'n, and I would think that would include the ones that like one WB over the other. This is such a great forum, and should not discriminate over petty things like personal preference on Jeeps.
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Old 09-04-2006, 12:15 AM   #57
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well it is Sunday. preach on brother!
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Old 09-04-2006, 12:31 AM   #58
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yeah, come on with it. you are almost in the grand club. 1000 posts!! You're now in the elite. There is only three of us, including you blu.
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Well Said. bluvikng
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I cannot believe I timed out. I had a beautiful post going here. What is up with this timming out crap. I was just trying to say that this argument between LWB vs. SWB is mute. Different Jeeps for different life styles, and body styles. My B-I-L is 6'-6" and over 350lbs. Does he like his LJ............no..........he loves his LJ. At least Jeep recognized that all people are not created equal. Neither are their tastes. Yes, a LJ will high center, and hit the back bumper, before a SWB. For rock crawling, a strecthed WB will prevail over a stock SWB Jeep everytime. You cannot beat your front tires hitting a vertical wall before your bumper does. You cannot beat a 90 deg. departure angle. Does everyone worry about that...........no..........not hardly. Let the people that like their scramblers, and LJ's enjoy their Jeeps without ridicule. At least they have a Jeep, and that is all that anyone on this forum should worry about. I have a regular Rubicon TJ, and a stretched out 106" wheelbase YJ, and love them both. They both have their purpose, and they both fit different wheeling styles. This is a forum of Jeep'n, and I would think that would include the ones that like one WB over the other. This is such a great forum, and should not discriminate over petty things like personal preference on Jeeps.

Well said a Jeep is a Jeep no matter what it looks like. We all have different taste's and we all have the right to those taste's without persecution.

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