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Old 09-11-2012, 10:48 PM   #1
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Lift or Germany Trip

I was wondering if i should lift my jeep and get new wheels and tires or go to germany for 3 weeks.

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Old 09-11-2012, 10:54 PM   #2
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only you know the importance of each of those choices

whats in Germany? if there was a particular event that you'd regret missing or someone you need to see within a certain time frame, then i'd chose the trip. If there isn't much drawing you there, other than going "just cause" and you know you'd get more long-term enjoyment out of the mods, then choose the jeep!

I'd choose the jeep, but thats only because i've already been to Germany LOL

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Old 09-11-2012, 10:58 PM   #3
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yeah. Im a senior in high school and have studied german for 4 years now. The class is going there for 3 weeks and it is around 4 grand. On the other hand, I bought my jeep in april after working hard for it because ive wanted one ever since i could talk! only if i could do both!
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every car I have owned I have come across these decisions........ so far the results were, built motor, turbo setup, new truck, new jeep, lift and wheels, now gears........ I can go on trips when im old and crippled
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thats what i was starting to think. I can always go to germany another day! My jeep needs me to stay with her for 3 weeks instead of leaving her for 3 weeks!
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hmm, given that situation i'd choose the trip. Take it from someone who went to Germany for 2 months by myself when i was 20, i'd MUCH rather have gone with a group of friends (instead of living with family). You'll most likely have a blast and make amazing memories.

I realize its super tempting to dump all of the money into tires and rims, but think about when you'll get the opportunity to travel somewhere like that again - even in your 20's and you have money to go, its hard to find other people with money to go places with you, lol.

there will always be time to make mods on your truck that you can do a little at a time, but there isn't always an opportunity to go explore new places.. just sayin!
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I went to Rome with my Latin class for 2 weeks in high school and would never trade that for any jeep mods. I also had 4 of my best friends go on the trip with me so it made it even better. Choose the trip
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Old 09-12-2012, 05:21 AM   #9
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hmm, given that situation i'd choose the trip. Take it from someone who went to Germany for 2 months by myself when i was 20, i'd MUCH rather have gone with a group of friends (instead of living with family). You'll most likely have a blast and make amazing memories.

I realize its super tempting to dump all of the money into tires and rims, but think about when you'll get the opportunity to travel somewhere like that again - even in your 20's and you have money to go, its hard to find other people with money to go places with you, lol.

there will always be time to make mods on your truck that you can do a little at a time, but there isn't always an opportunity to go explore new places.. just sayin!
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dude, go for Germany. i used to have the same line of thought. i could go on a trip whenever, etc. as you get older, you start working, bills get in the way, etc. I would love to have an entire summer break to travel and such. next month, im going on my first real vacation in 4 years.
enjoy your youth while you can, cause it is going to fly by a lot faster then you think.
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Ok, unless you plan on going into the military, after high school and letting Uncle Sam pay for your travel, then go to Germany. You can always save up your money for mods later and the jeep will be there when you get back.
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Germany. I spent two years there for the Army and loved it. Visited many castles, cathedrals, rode the train a lot. It's awesome! Got to spend 4 days skiing in Austria for less than $200.00.

You can always get a lift kit but you may not always get the chance to travel like that.
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Old 09-12-2012, 07:28 PM   #13
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jeep mod's are price less,,,Germany is just a place we bombed the crap outta back in the day.
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dude, go for Germany. i used to have the same line of thought. i could go on a trip whenever, etc. as you get older, you start working, bills get in the way, etc. I would love to have an entire summer break to travel and such. next month, im going on my first real vacation in 4 years.
enjoy your youth while you can, cause it is going to fly by a lot faster then you think.
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Life happens, and it usually gets in the way of what we wish we could do. Go for the experience. Think of it this way - would you spend more time talking to your own kids about your experiences in Germany...or about new wheels?
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Go on the trip. That sounds like a good time.
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Germany. You'll kick yourself in the ass if you don't do it.
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Thats what they all say.. Lol.
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Thats what they all say.. Lol.
Too bad youre not 21, you could go to all the breweries!
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This is a no brainer... Germany.
Been there several times, and each time has been more fun than the last.
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Old 09-14-2012, 06:09 AM   #20
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I'll second what a lot of folks here are saying. Go to Germany. I've was TDY/deployed there twice and absolutely loved it. You won't regret the trip.
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Old 09-14-2012, 09:10 AM   #21
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16 is the drinking age in germany. not 21 so i still can!
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Old 09-14-2012, 11:50 AM   #22
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Take the trip. While you're young see as much of the world as you can. Those experiences last a lifetime, and jeep parts wear out. When 'real life' hits (marriage, kids, mortgage, etc) it becomes damn near impossible to take trips like that.
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Old 09-23-2012, 12:35 AM   #23
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There's more to life than having a nice ride. Go to Germany and experience first hand how the rest of the world lives and thinks. I went for the first time with my high school German club back in 1983 when I was 15. Since then, I've been back to Europe 4 more times and have visited 20 different countries. But that first trip is still one of my favorites some 30 years later. I touched the Berlin Wall before it "fell," had my passport checked on a night train by border guards carrying machine guns and can even say that I've been to a country (East Germany) that no longer exists. Being able to tell those kinds of stories when you're older will be so much cooler than simply saying that you once had really cool Jeep.
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Old 10-12-2012, 09:50 AM   #24
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Get the lift.
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Old 10-12-2012, 10:56 AM   #25
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Germany is a no brainer. Realistically the chance of you going later in life is pretty slim. I know way too many people who have been planning on going to Europe (or Australia, Asia, etc) and just never do it, "after college", "maybe next year", "once the kids are bigger" etc.
 
I lived there for 7 years, it is absolutely awesome and you are lucky you get to go for three whole weeks.

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