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Old 06-22-2012, 10:17 PM   #31
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Mike, either your analogy is totally eluding me or I so do not want to go there
Hehehe it was more of a dopey joke.

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Old 06-22-2012, 10:27 PM   #32
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not picking on anybody, but i'm kind of blown away about the idea of being into jeeps, but not into working on them and doing the work yourself.

i mean... paying somebody to install a lift kit has to cost a lot of money. like enough that you could go by all the tools you would need to do it. and then you'd have the pride of doing it yourself, and you get to keep the tools, and if something ever happens you'll know how to fix.

ya play some tunes, drink some beer, wrench around in the garage... that stuff is fun!! i mean heck, i'll even help out.
I'm with you buddy I can't imagine being into jeeps, sports cars, or motorcycles and not doing my own wrenching. If I had to pay someone to do all this shit I would be driving around box stock. Tunes, a brew, and a wrench, that is what makes this crazy world bearable.

Chad is right, not everyone is cut out for that sort of thing. But unless you are a recent recipient of the lotto, you're in for a lot of tradeoffs. You can usually figure that you will spend at least as much on labor as you do on parts. So everything costs twice as much. And I do as much of my own fabricating as possible so that even cuts parts cost down. As you say, this stuff in fun in a quirky, bite you in the ass sort of way, but I wouldn't change it for anything, even if I won the lotto. Course that means I would have to buy some tickets...

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Old 06-22-2012, 10:29 PM   #33
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Hehehe it was more of a dopey joke.
I'll buy that...
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Old 06-22-2012, 10:35 PM   #34
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Oh my jeep has been in the shoppe going on a month now getting some serious upgrades... And I'm glad that I have professionals doing the work. Some of us don't have jobs that afford us the time to work on our own rigs, like it or not. But I'll never turn down a chance learn.
Drew, with your gig, you're lucky to get out and wheel. But your rig is in really good hands. Pay attention to Dan, what he says and does, every chance you get. That guy has forgotten more than I'll ever know...
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yeah for the record, i'm really not picking on anybody here, you want to pay somebody to work on your rig, that totally cool, go for it.

it just kind of sounds unpleasant and expensive to me.

and seriously, i'm no mechanic either (i'm a consulting architect actually)! jeeps are sooooo easy to work on, there is no special magic knowledge with these things.

now if you need to change the timing belt on an Audi RS4, i think you better take that thing up to the stealership, but jeeps are MADE to be messed with! go git yer hands dirty, save a ton of money, have some fun, make some friends, etc. etc. etc. these things are designed and assembled by humans and are designed to be work on by humans of average or lesser intelligence.

anybody, and i mean ANYBODY with thumbs, a driveway and basic tools can jump right in on one of these things and figure it out, even if they've never built a dang Ertle model car jeep.

but yaknow, some people just don't WANT to, and thats fine...

i'd just like to encourage more jeepers to have more fun with there jeeps, and get in touch with there inner tinkerer

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