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Old 08-20-2013, 03:55 PM
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Question Favorite Memory of your YJ.



Ok guys, I dont know if this has been done or not, but what is your favorite memory of your YJ?

I can remember the day my dad brought it home when I was little. top down, doors off, radio blasting. it was better times back then. Taking it out to the country and just riding in dairy ponds and down to the river for camping out.

so whats YOUR favorite memory of your YJ?
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I am pretty sure I have not yet made my favorite.......
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I have two. 1. before the build and one after.

1. Thanksgiving at my parents cabin in Ruidoso NM. Me and dad went out in my YJ while the ladies went shopping. Snow covered trails and we just had a blast. Went on this one trail that when its clear is no big deal, throw in some snow and ice and its very tricky. We did not say a word to each other the whole time we were on it but could not shut up once we were down it. Then we decided to go back over it again.

2. This past Easter down in Sanderson TX. Was doing some wheeling will some buddies in the jeep can got into a "rock garden" if you will. My passenger looked at me and asked "man are we stuck?" I said nope, and hit my air lockers and climbed right out. The rest of the trip all he kept saying was "LOCK EM UP" Great times indeed.
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For now, the day I bought my yj I drove it home about 80 miles and the steering wheel would move between 10 oclock and 2 oclock and there was absolutely no response to the wheels.I was on an interstate part way, every time someone would pass me it would push me 1 whole lane over before I could correct it. All the while my wife was following me trying to figure out how I got drunk so fast! Turned out the PO didn't tighten the pitnum up enough when he put the lift kit in.It now has a new steering box! "Best memories yet to come"
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wow tough ? had a flood of memories flood threw my head ....but when a couple of us from the forum met up at carter caves here in ky, and hit the trails in rush , had a blast//////////.hillbillyjeeper,mudslut and unclejessie are great to wheel with.....
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My favorite memory of my YJ is when i first bought it we got a bad blizzard. i was out for 4 hours just riding around in 4WD!
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The day I drove it home. Hasn't run too well since then and can't figure out why.
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My best memory is my dad's nonjudgemental support and understanding of why I bought something so totally impractical. He even gave me the money to have the engine rebuilt. He passed away six months later, so my Jeep is really special, I can envision him smiling down on me every time I drive it.
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Roll off the flat bed and realizing it had no brakes, as I hit pavement the gas tank fell though the rusted shield.
Sorry about your loss CyndiB My dad also helps me out a lot with my jeep and I think of him every time I drive in it.
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My favorite memory is when I had one that I could actually drive and not just sit and look at it. But I think just owning one is the best part... The memories come standard with most makes and models. Lol
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Roll off the flat bed and realizing it had no brakes, as I hit pavement the gas tank fell though the rusted shield.
Sorry about your loss CyndiB My dad also helps me out a lot with my jeep and I think of him every time I drive in it.
Thanks Wrangler. The first year I had my Jeep so many things went wrong I named her Pandora. I was down to my last allowable AAA tow, lol. In fact, one time, a young tow truck driver came out to pick me up when I was stranded on the side of the road. He asked me if the Jeep was mine (meaning did it belong to my son or husband), and I said was mine. Then he said "wow, I wished my mom drove a Jeep like this!" Even though I was old enough to be his mom, it's always a reality check when you're reminded of how old you are vs how old you feel, but I chose to take his comment as a compliment. So that's a favorite memory too.
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First trail ride after the build. Wife didn't like the area called the rock garden here on Potatoe Ridge so she says I am out and walking to the other end. While she was out she got one of the best pictures I have of Recycled on the trail.
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I only recenlty purchased my YJ a few months ago but so far spending the weekend in the driveway under the jeep installing a lift with my 16 year old son. I look forward to many more father/son projects and some great wheeling together!
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My favorite memory was when my son turned 2 I figured he was old enough to drop the top with him in it. We drove down the road and he threw his hands in the air like it was a roller coaster just giggling. He now prefers riding in Ol'Gloria more then any other vehicle the wife and I own.
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Years ago, when I was young and dumb (17 years old or so) and thought I could do anything in the Jeep, we had a blizzard and I was at a friends house. Getting ready to leave I head to the front of the complex to find a 6 foot wall of snow that the plows had left right in the entrance. Normally everybody would just leave through the back exit. Well I thought I'd have some fun, so I backed up, gunned it (as fast as I could get it going in the snow) and plowed straight into the 6 foot wall of snow in my at the time stock Jeep thinking I'd just push through to the other side. Well news flash, I didn't. I got stuck about half way through and so started the digging. After digging for 45 minutes, soaking wet at 9pm in this blizzard a ford explorer pulls up behind me, chuckles a little and asked if I would like a hand. I said yes and once he pulled me out I left out the back entrance and headed home. Oh to be young and dumb. I don't know if that is my FAVORITE memory, but it is definitely one that will stick with me for the rest of my life.
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My favorite is when I myself was giving it fresh new paint job, I remember just waiting so anxiously to get out of school and head over to a family friends paint booth to lay on some more coats of paint and fix it up little by little.
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I love the idea of this thread, because for most of us the memories are not so much about the JEEP but about the times we have with people and family in our Jeeps!!!

Folks that's what it's all about!! If you just love spending time with YOU and YOUR Jeep..Get a life!

My favorite memory is about 2 weeks after I got home with my Jeep. My youngest daughter(12 yrs old) wouldn't ride in it because I immediately took the top and doors off and she was a little scared of it. So, when my oldest daughter came home from college she wanted to go for a ride. So both my kids get in and we go for a little drive. Next thing i know my oldest ask if she could drive and my youngest asked if she could get in front. We went down some old roads with hills and turns and both my kids in front having a blast and laughing and saying they love the Jeep. I was just sitting in the back seat taking it all in. I don't think anything could top that memory for me, but my family and i have a lot of plans for this things, so good memories are in our future!
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Thanks Wrangler. The first year I had my Jeep so many things went wrong I named her Pandora. I was down to my last allowable AAA tow, lol. In fact, one time, a young tow truck driver came out to pick me up when I was stranded on the side of the road. He asked me if the Jeep was mine (meaning did it belong to my son or husband), and I said was mine. Then he said "wow, I wished my mom drove a Jeep like this!" Even though I was old enough to be his mom, it's always a reality check when you're reminded of how old you are vs how old you feel, but I chose to take his comment as a compliment. So that's a favorite memory too.
HAHA That's great! I named my jeep piggy, She has faded red paint and eats the cash out of my wallet.
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So far I would say other than seeing the reaction my dogs have had to riding in it I would have have to say one day last month, a friend of mine and his girl in their TJ, and my girl and I in the YJ went out for a little four wheeling nothing major but with everything I do everyday and not really having an actual day off in the last five years it was nice to just get out in the woods and not have to think about anything in the "real world". As I stated at the begining of this comment though. SO far.........
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I have 2...first was my test drive before I bought it/driving it home. The jeep had both rear shock mounts broken so just worn out reversed arced leafs as the suspension. Test driving it I banged through the gears n it chirped till 4 gear because the rear end was jumping around ha. Driving home it was bouncing every where.

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