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Old 04-22-2014, 02:50 PM   #1
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My cousin just purchased a tj. What a dink. he is so picky with it. wont take it on a dirt road little own a trail. I heard a quote from someone saying that never taking a jeep off road is like owning a drag car and never taking it to the track. Why does this piss me off?

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He purchased it, not you. Why would it piss you off that he values his things?

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Old 04-22-2014, 02:57 PM   #3
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He is all for getting in other peoples rigs and going off road but wont take his own. Just not cool.
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He is all for getting in other peoples rigs and going off road but wont take his own. Just not cool.
If their willing to take their rides on the trail I don't see the problem.
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Some people are more neurotic about keeping their stuff unblemished. I think you should look at this as an opportunity to talk Jeep and share a hobby. My old man trail rides with me but even scratch I get on MY jeep and not his kills HIM. Kind of funny.
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My cousin just purchased a tj. What a dink. he is so picky with it. wont take it on a dirt road little own a trail. I heard a quote from someone saying that never taking a jeep off road is like owning a drag car and never taking it to the track. Why does this piss me off?
Life is too short to let that bug you. Just admire his Jeep and let him enjoy it.
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Old 04-22-2014, 03:29 PM   #7
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...... I heard a quote from someone saying that never taking a jeep off road is like owning a drag car and never taking it to the track. .....

I got a chuckle out of that portion of your post because I know 100+ people who built very fast, very high horsepower cars and yet never ever take their "fast" cars to the track or the dyno to back up their claims and really wring the car out......like your friend is doing with his Wrangler.

It's not posing, its just being careful and happy with the capability.
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Old 04-22-2014, 10:00 PM   #8
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Who cares? I hardly take mine cause I don't want to break something since it's my only vehicle.
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Old 04-22-2014, 10:23 PM   #9
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I see where you're coming from, but I dont beat on mine because I cant afford to fix it and cant stand scratches or dents in my paint/body
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Old 04-22-2014, 11:17 PM   #11
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I love wheeling mine. Maybe let the newness wear off a bit and he'll be right behind ya on the trails.
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Old 04-22-2014, 11:34 PM   #12
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my cousin bought a 2014 rubicon unlimited after she saw my tj, im happy that she loves the jeep thing, but she doesnt built anything on it nor takes it off road.
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Old 04-22-2014, 11:56 PM   #14
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I did not buy my Jeep to tear the sxxt out of it. It is a DD and exploration vehicle. I do not "wheel" it. It goes off road when there is a reason to and that reason is not to tear the sxxt out of it but to get somewhere. No poseur parts on my Jeep, it is all real:



Y'all realize that when all the TJs are torn the sXXt out of, there are no more, unless you want a station wagon with leather and power doors. Soon as I can, afford it, I am getting me a nice spare TJ.
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I relate a lot of this "mall crawler" or "poser" mentality to something I deal with in my personal life. I am an executive in retail and in my work clothes (button downs and slacks) you would never know but I am covered in tattoos.

Most people are shocked when they see me in short sleeves for the first time. A lot of people judge me when they meet me in casual clothes on the street but yet I never judge any of those un-tattooed people for not having any tattoos.

My tattoos are personal and were collected all over the world while serving my country in war and peace time. And they are none of your business.

Let people do what they want with their Jeeps. If they want to build huge mega rigs with every upgrade known to man and stand in the driveway and wax them every day, they have probably earned that right. Just because you choose to think your way is the "right" way to treat a Jeep doesn't mean it is.
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My cousin just purchased a tj. What a dink. he is so picky with it. wont take it on a dirt road little own a trail. I heard a quote from someone saying that never taking a jeep off road is like owning a drag car and never taking it to the track. Why does this piss me off?
Sounds like you need to mind your own business. His $$$ his choice. Not yours.
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[QUOTE="3X4X4;10086305"]I did not buy my Jeep to tear the sxxt out of it. It is a DD and exploration vehicle. I do not "wheel" it. It goes off road when there is a reason to and that reason is not to tear the sxxt out of it but to get somewhere. No poseur parts on my Jeep, it is all real: Y'all realize that when all the TJs are torn the sXXt out of, there are no more, unless you want a station wagon with leather and power doors. Soon as I can, afford it, I am getting me a nice spare TJ.[/QUOTE

You have a beautiful Jeep sir
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Old 04-23-2014, 12:03 AM   #18
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Mine is mostly a DD, but it gets me back on USFS and BLM roads to hunt. If I get a deer or pig, it's going in the rear on the way to the butcher. I took off the P205 tires that came stock on it and went all the way up to P215's.
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Old 04-23-2014, 12:07 AM   #19
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I DD my TJ. There are times when i go up into the woods and just cruise the fire roads. There are times when i push it further. There are times when I break stuff then end up fixing it. I spend my money on my jeep, not yours. If i were your cousin i'd tell you to pound sand
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Old 04-23-2014, 08:13 AM   #20
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My friends and I Used to love playing in the mud. I rode with them, we had a great time, If they got stuck, we always knew we could go get mine, When there's was broke I would drive them to the parts store, So I guess driving a 4X4 truck and not playing in every mud hole is like your friend. I got my TJ top play with, But if I Had to depend on it for getting my son to school, Me to work so I can Keep a roof over my Family, I would not be so ruff on it Either, Tell your friend about this Web site, He sounds like he may have a good head on his shoulders. As for YOUR friend I think he need to find better friends that don't trash talk him on the Internet. He paid for it, Maybe if you pay a payment or two you can have an option about how he uses his vehicle, but until then you probably should keep your options to yourself about other peoples possessions.
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Old 04-23-2014, 11:26 AM   #21
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Why does this piss me off?
I'm wondering why this would piss you off too. Who cares?
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Old 04-23-2014, 11:31 AM   #22
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I am a little picky on my jeep. I still take it trail riding but I don't want to get heavy till I own it. I still owe 10k and as long as I'm not upside down on it value, I'm ok. I kinda agree tho it aggrivates me when people do a bunch of work to theirs for looks (lift, lights, bumper and winch) and never use it with those aftermarket parts. But that's about it.
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Old 04-23-2014, 11:47 AM   #23
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If i understand you correctly your cousin wants to boast about owning a jeep and enjoying off road adventures. Only trouble is he wants to enjoy those off road adventures at someone else's expense. I seriously doubt he would be the first one to volunteer his jeep and time to drive you in parts to repair your rig broke down on the trail.

I would let him enjoy his mall crawler but I would seriously consider not letting him ride shotgun in my jeep off trail. I would be more incline to take someone who would be more of an asset. I don't know your cousin but have experience with opportunist willing to have fun at everyone else's expense. They're nothing but dead weight to me.
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Old 04-23-2014, 12:14 PM   #24
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I relate a lot of this "mall crawler" or "poser" mentality to something I deal with in my personal life. I am an executive in retail and in my work clothes (button downs and slacks) you would never know but I am covered in tattoos.

Most people are shocked when they see me in short sleeves for the first time. A lot of people judge me when they meet me in casual clothes on the street but yet I never judge any of those un-tattooed people for not having any tattoos.

My tattoos are personal and were collected all over the world while serving my country in war and peace time. And they are none of your business.

Let people do what they want with their Jeeps. If they want to build huge mega rigs with every upgrade known to man and stand in the driveway and wax them every day, they have probably earned that right. Just because you choose to think your way is the "right" way to treat a Jeep doesn't mean it is.
Oh my god! LOGIC! i couldnt agree with you more. I bought my latest Wrangler because i love Jeeps, i wanted a new one, and i thought it looked cool with the lift, 20 inch wheels and 35 inch tires. Will i have it offroad? I have and will continue to. Will i "wheel" it? Depends... if by "wheel" someone means beat the crap out of it every weekend, then absolutely not. If on the other hand , it means taking it offroad for whatever enjoyment or purpose i see fit (however mild it may seem to those that like seeing mud fly), then by all means, i "wheel"... (although i have to admit, i despise that term).

I can relate to the tat issue as well. I have several, and people at work are a bit surprised to learn that initially (i work in HR).
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Why does this piss me off?
It shouldn't piss you off, but feel free to ridicule him.
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Some people work hard for their money and in some cases the money they get isn't all that much. So eventually when they save enough they go out and buy something they have really wanted, regardless if they use it for what it was intended for or not. If I were to invest a majority of the money I have into an item, you're damn right I am going to baby the hell out of it and try to make it last as long as possible. It's called responsibility. Just because he doesn't wheel his rig and thrash it around on the trails, doesn't mean he is a poser. It shows that he values the money he has invested in it and wants it to last. Some people don't have the financial means to replace things at the drop of a hat.
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I've wheeled my FSJ Wagoneers, Cherokees and J-trucks, I wheel my TJ when the chance and time come together. It's my daily driver and if I break it, I fix it.

If someone doesn't want to wheel his/her Jeep, it's their business, doesn't affect or bother me one way or the other. I've been both a passenger and a driver on trails, no big deal.
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My cousin just purchased a tj. What a dink. he is so picky with it. wont take it on a dirt road little own a trail. I heard a quote from someone saying that never taking a jeep off road is like owning a drag car and never taking it to the track. Why does this piss me off?
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