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Old 08-14-2014, 11:14 AM   #1
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New YJ owner anxiety

Any newbs out there like me have an instant anxiety attack after reading the 1000s of problems on the technical forum?

After a day or 2 of reading I thought SHIT all these things are gonna go wrong on mine dear god what have I gotten myself into!! LOL

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Old 08-14-2014, 11:47 AM   #2
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Nope, When it goes you get to buy better parts and make it bigger, better, more powerful, and look really F***ING cool!!

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Old 08-14-2014, 11:51 AM   #3
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what would you expect from something 20 or more years old?
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Old 08-14-2014, 12:07 PM   #4
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It's not that I don't expect things to go wrong, it's the sheer number of things that can and probably will go wrong...
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Old 08-14-2014, 01:31 PM   #5
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You cant think like that. That's like me thinking I will get every type of cancer cause people in the world have had it or thinking I will be in a plane, boat, or car crash that will kill me cause it happens to people in the world. Every jeep was taken care of differently. We all hope we purchased something taken care of, but some of us choose to buy ones neglected to start a build on or buy a junker cause they enjoy the challenge of bringing it back to life. Don't get freaked out, of course something will break, fail, or go wrong with the vehicle. Something will break, fail or go wrong with any vehicle at any point of its life... new or old. Just know that you have a resource (WRANGLERFORUM.COM) to reach out to if you get stumped trying to fix it. I cant tell you how long I used to carry two tool boxes in my jeep, one with spare parts that I knew I could possibly have to replace, and one with the tools to fix it. Now I travel with a couple of parts I may break doing something daring on the trails and the tools I might need to repair it. But don't sweat it man, you own a jeep, half the fun is working on it and if nothing ever breaks how would you learn how to fix it? Point is drive it, enjoy it, break it, fix it, & repeat. That is how we live!!! Now quit freaking out about the unknown future of your YJ and go have some fun with the top off.
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Old 08-14-2014, 01:56 PM   #6
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When you put it that way it makes sense. It's currently immobile due to me doing some work on the drivetrain but in the next 2 weeks I'll be rolling around in my fun-buggy. I'm excited for my first road trip in it.
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Old 08-14-2014, 02:01 PM   #7
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You cant think like that. That's like me thinking I will get every type of cancer cause people in the world have had it or thinking I will be in a plane, boat, or car crash that will kill me cause it happens to people in the world. Every jeep was taken care of differently. We all hope we purchased something taken care of, but some of us choose to buy ones neglected to start a build on or buy a junker cause they enjoy the challenge of bringing it back to life. Don't get freaked out, of course something will break, fail, or go wrong with the vehicle. Something will break, fail or go wrong with any vehicle at any point of its life... new or old. Just know that you have a resource (WRANGLERFORUM.COM) to reach out to if you get stumped trying to fix it. I cant tell you how long I used to carry two tool boxes in my jeep, one with spare parts that I knew I could possibly have to replace, and one with the tools to fix it. Now I travel with a couple of parts I may break doing something daring on the trails and the tools I might need to repair it. But don't sweat it man, you own a jeep, half the fun is working on it and if nothing ever breaks how would you learn how to fix it? Point is drive it, enjoy it, break it, fix it, & repeat. That is how we live!!! Now quit freaking out about the unknown future of your YJ and go have some fun with the top off.

^^^^ this and also that 20 year old thing....But fixing it is also half the fun of it IMO
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Old 08-14-2014, 08:33 PM   #8
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Great post! I am researching jeeps. I want a YJ, and sometimes reading on here gives me second thoughts, but then I keep reading and I want one even more. Hopefully front loading my expectations will help me buy the right jeep. I am getting a better sense of what to look for and what to avoid.
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Old 08-15-2014, 12:17 AM   #9
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I was putting my top up the other day and a guy in a sebring looked over and said u need a switch to put that top up... think of it this way your not gonna have to fix power window locks convertible top motors.. I just recently sold a dodge truck for this smelly old yj.. I would never turn back.. just pick at the problems little by little do the maintinence like u should... enjoy the fact that a torx set and some wrenches will get your jeep disassembled. ..

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