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Old 05-04-2013, 06:17 PM   #1
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WTF, five pairs of pants and counting

I've owned a jeep for a month. I have ripped the left rear belt loop off five pairs of pants. I thought I was going to be spending money on upgrades, no just repairing f'ing pants!

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Old 05-04-2013, 06:24 PM   #2
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It gets better. I haven't lost a belt loop in quite a while now.

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Old 05-04-2013, 06:29 PM   #3
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I've had my TJ for over ten years now.... and it still grabs me by the belt loop once in a while.
Maybe only once a year now though, I've gotten better.
It only eats the belt loop if they're 'new' jeans... TJs feed primarily on fresh jeans.
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Old 05-04-2013, 06:32 PM   #4
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Owned my TJ for two months and 3 pairs for me!
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Old 05-04-2013, 06:37 PM   #5
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You'll get the hang of getting in without hurting anything before too long. My belt loops have been fine for the past 15-16 years now.
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Old 05-04-2013, 06:45 PM   #6
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I tore three pairs of shorts in the first few months of ownership. I eventually adapted and haven't torn any in the last five years. You shall overcome!
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Old 05-04-2013, 06:49 PM   #7
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I've had my jeep for a year and a half now and I've never snagged a belt loop.
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Old 05-04-2013, 06:55 PM   #8
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I just stopped wearing pants!
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Old 05-04-2013, 07:03 PM   #9
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I know this has been talked about in the thread 'you know you drive a TJ when' but where are you actually snagging your belt loops?
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Old 05-04-2013, 07:12 PM   #10
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First time I got out, I hit the latch and got a nice sized bruise. I learned my lesson from then.
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I know this has been talked about in the thread 'you know you drive a TJ when' but where are you actually snagging your belt loops?
Door latch
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Old 05-04-2013, 07:26 PM   #12
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I just stopped wearing pants!
I like it! I know no one else will, though.
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I still have yet to do this after a year of ownership. I still don't completely understand how it happens. Maybe my is designed differently? Could someone take a picture of the part in question?
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I think the loop catches on the door lock striker. I dunno i've never had it happen either but I also don't tuck my shirt in.
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Heres the part in question.

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I know I've told this story before, but when I bought mine, I was wearing an old pair of cargo shorts that had seen better days. I get in to drive home and snag the beltloop over the left rear pocket and rip pretty much the entire ass out of the shorts. All the way home, I was praying I didn't have to stop for anything
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Heres the part in question.

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If it's in the way...just remove it! Problem solved, pants saved and let the real mods begin...
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Old 05-04-2013, 09:10 PM   #18
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I haven't torn any pants on this thing yet, knock on wood. But I did have to stop using lanyards on my keys. This thing was notorious for grabbing the lanyard on my way out and jerking the keys back inside of the now locked jeep as the door shut.
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Ive never had this happen.
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That's actually pretty funny, because the joke around my house is that if you're going mountain climbing, I'm the guy you want climbing with you. I could snag a marble on another marble.

Nice to hear I'm not alone.

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Old 05-04-2013, 09:24 PM   #21
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If it's in the way...just remove it! Problem solved, pants saved and let the real mods begin...
Because who needs door latches anyway? Lol
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Never snagged a belt loop...but definitely a couple hits on the hip bone, which resulted in screaming profanity...followed by bruises
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Old 05-04-2013, 09:35 PM   #23
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Never snagged a belt loop...but definitely a couple hits on the hip bone, which resulted in screaming profanity...followed by bruises
The bruises are worse than the belt loops, I've only ripped one belt loop but I have had multiple bruises. bruises hurt like a b****
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maybe b/c i'm short, i've never had this happen. i'm on my 7th wrangler too, lol.
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Old 05-05-2013, 03:55 AM   #25
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maybe b/c i'm short, i've never had this happen. i'm on my 7th wrangler too, lol.
Could be. I'm 6'3" and for me to get my leg in the jeep I'm standing by the rear part of the door. Then I start to fold myself in, I drag my butt along the door frame.
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I'm 6'3" and for me to get my leg in the jeep I'm standing by the rear part of the door. Then I start to fold myself in, I drag my butt along the door frame.
I'm two inches taller than you; I sit inside and then swing both legs in. Looks a little strange, but that's the price we pay for being tall, dark, an handsome!
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Old 05-05-2013, 07:56 AM   #27
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I tore a bunch at first, then I started leaning forward while sliding in and it helped a ton.
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Has only happened to me once. Did you know this is the reason why Bo and Luke used to climb into their car? You can try that method.
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Because who needs door latches anyway? Lol
Ok... That's a WHOLE different problem!
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Did you know this is the reason why Bo and Luke used to climb into their car?
That and the fact the door was welded shut.

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