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04-13-2012 05:47 PM
Con Artist
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Originally Posted by Lab Lover View Post
Yes and unfortunately there are people out there that have actually done that to a Jeep Their bucket of suck is overflowing, lol.

I knew you were joking, that's why I felt it okay to make the Hummer comment
Thanks for that laugh! It was MUCH needed!

Yes, I've seen a few of those atrocities (some in the "Photo Section") and all I can say is that it pains me...like the accident My wife and I were just in last week.
04-13-2012 05:44 PM
Lab Lover
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Originally Posted by Con Artist View Post
I've reconsidered. I'm going to go with 28s!

Seriously, I'm JOKING. Big, goofy wheels and "rubber band" tires are the biggest bucket of suck I've ever seen.
Yes and unfortunately there are people out there that have actually done that to a Jeep Their bucket of suck is overflowing, lol.

I knew you were joking, that's why I felt it okay to make the Hummer comment
04-13-2012 04:13 PM
Con Artist
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Originally Posted by Lab Lover View Post
Ok, maybe I'll take back my horribly mean comment about you buying a Hummer. You really should reconsider those 26's on your Rubicon though
I've reconsidered. I'm going to go with 28s!

Seriously, I'm JOKING. Big, goofy wheels and "rubber band" tires are the biggest bucket of suck I've ever seen.
04-13-2012 03:14 PM
Lab Lover
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Originally Posted by Con Artist View Post
Not a bad idea, if I got a Hummer, I could get the license plate, "MONICA 1."

In all honesty though, I wouldn't even wanna be seen in a Hummer, let alone drive one. Same goes for the FJ Loser. As far as I'm concerned, if it ain't a Jeep or Land Rover Defender, it ain't worth looking at.
Ok, maybe I'll take back my horribly mean comment about you buying a Hummer. You really should reconsider those 26's on your Rubicon though
04-13-2012 03:05 PM
Con Artist
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Originally Posted by Lab Lover View Post
Oh that's just mean, and here I actually felt bad for you and your situation. Now I don't think you deserve a Jeep, you better go check out a Hummer. I hear those chain steering wheels are now a factory option
Not a bad idea, if I got a Hummer, I could get the license plate, "MONICA 1."

In all honesty though, I wouldn't even wanna be seen in a Hummer, let alone drive one. Same goes for the FJ Loser. As far as I'm concerned, if it ain't a Jeep or Land Rover Defender, it ain't worth looking at.
04-13-2012 02:25 PM
Lab Lover
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Originally Posted by Con Artist View Post
Yep, that's right, I'm gonna get a Crush Orange Jeep, lower it, and put some big wheels on it, a chain steering wheel, swinging nuts off the trailer hitch, and tint the windows a glittery white.

...and to top it all off, I'm gonna get the license plate, "LAB LVR."
Oh that's just mean, and here I actually felt bad for you and your situation. Now I don't think you deserve a Jeep, you better go check out a Hummer. I hear those chain steering wheels are now a factory option
04-13-2012 02:21 PM
Con Artist
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Originally Posted by Lab Lover View Post
I have no words

Haha
Yep, that's right, I'm gonna get a Crush Orange Jeep, lower it, and put some big wheels on it, a chain steering wheel, swinging nuts off the trailer hitch, and tint the windows a glittery white.

...and to top it all off, I'm gonna get the license plate, "LAB LVR."
04-13-2012 02:16 PM
Lab Lover
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Originally Posted by Con Artist View Post
I'm gonna get a Rubicon and then lower it and put some 26s on it. I'm never going to offroad it or anything.

I have no words

Haha
04-11-2012 12:36 AM
Con Artist
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Originally Posted by Lab Lover View Post
You just have to be creative:

Go out for drinks with your buddies that have STI's (I'm sure you have at least one) and volunteer to be the DD. Then you can get a little behind the wheel time in.

Help your STI friends work on their rides in exchange for a little drive.

I'm sure your a thinking man, you'll find a way to get a little fix when needed

You may have to take them wheeling in the Jeep though, you know when they see it they will be jealous

(these are all suggestions meant in fun, although your welcome to try them, lol)

-
Lisa
I'm gonna get a Rubicon and then lower it and put some 26s on it. I'm never going to offroad it or anything.
04-11-2012 12:16 AM
Lab Lover
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Originally Posted by Con Artist View Post
...except hang a corner or stop on a dime.

I'm just really looking forward to a different experience. I've never owned a vehicle with true offroad capabilities. Gravel and light mud just doesn't count.
You just have to be creative:

Go out for drinks with your buddies that have STI's (I'm sure you have at least one) and volunteer to be the DD. Then you can get a little behind the wheel time in.

Help your STI friends work on their rides in exchange for a little drive.

I'm sure your a thinking man, you'll find a way to get a little fix when needed

You may have to take them wheeling in the Jeep though, you know when they see it they will be jealous

(these are all suggestions meant in fun, although your welcome to try them, lol)

-
Lisa
04-10-2012 11:28 PM
Con Artist
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Originally Posted by Open_Speed View Post
My other car is an Evo IX. Since getting a Jeep, I haven't even thought to myself, lets pull the Evo out of the garage. It's getting pretty lonely now. After going offroading two weeks ago, I canceled all my trackdays for the Evo. and planned out more offroading days. You'll love the Jeep.
That's a pretty serious machine! Unfortunately, I can't make the decision as to whether I wanna drive a Jeep or an STi.

I still have my Camaro, but that doesn't run. I think it needs an alternator. Regardless, I'm gonna have a Hell of a lot of fun with a Jeep.
04-10-2012 10:19 PM
texastechguy210 Glad ya'll are O.K!! I think you are going to create some AMAZING new memories in your new Jeep brothah!
Don't forget to
04-10-2012 10:12 PM
Open_Speed My other car is an Evo IX. Since getting a Jeep, I haven't even thought to myself, lets pull the Evo out of the garage. It's getting pretty lonely now. After going offroading two weeks ago, I canceled all my trackdays for the Evo. and planned out more offroading days. You'll love the Jeep.
04-10-2012 09:51 PM
Con Artist
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Originally Posted by KC HiLiTES View Post
Best of luck with the Rubi. I have an '11 Sport S and I love it. The STi's are nice don't get me wrong but there is so much you can do in a Jeep. Top down, soft top, winch, lights, whatever you want it can be done.
...except hang a corner or stop on a dime.

I'm just really looking forward to a different experience. I've never owned a vehicle with true offroad capabilities. Gravel and light mud just doesn't count.
04-10-2012 09:43 PM
KC HiLiTES Best of luck with the Rubi. I have an '11 Sport S and I love it. The STi's are nice don't get me wrong but there is so much you can do in a Jeep. Top down, soft top, winch, lights, whatever you want it can be done.
04-10-2012 09:41 PM
Con Artist
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Originally Posted by strider_mt2k View Post
Welcome! I'm glad you're ok as well!

You won't regret getting your Jeep.
I wanted a Rubicon and was fortunate enough to be able to get one.

I don't regret it one bit. I love it, the wife loves it.
It's our all season adventure-mobile.
I'm looking forward to cruising in a Jeep. The weather's getting nice and I wanna be able to enjoy it to its fullest. I think it'll be a lot of fun! My biggest worry is how long it'll take to get one.
04-10-2012 08:42 PM
ThingsAbove I liked the Dozer color but my better half really disliked that color. I used to have a VW bus that matched my airplane. Both dozer yellow.



I liked Orange Crush as well but as they say... "Happy Wife Happy Life"

We ended up with Cosmos Blue.
04-10-2012 08:18 PM
strider_mt2k Welcome! I'm glad you're ok as well!

You won't regret getting your Jeep.
I wanted a Rubicon and was fortunate enough to be able to get one.

I don't regret it one bit. I love it, the wife loves it.
It's our all season adventure-mobile.
04-10-2012 06:55 PM
Con Artist
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Originally Posted by jyp View Post
And the Oscar goes to..... Con Artist!!!

Seriously, i know you got a claim or suit pending... but this is some serious drama, for someone asking for a color recommendation.
Dozer FTW, IMO.
Haha! Ya know, given the week I've had, I'll take any award given to me. Right now, I'd be happy to take home the "Douchebag of the Year" award. I'm just happy to be alive...
04-10-2012 04:14 PM
jyp
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Originally Posted by Con Artist

Subarus are notoriously safe vehicles, so I can't deny the safety of that car certainly played a part in the outcome. Even after the accident, all four doors opened as if nothing had happened!

My wife and I should be dead. The force was so great, my wife's seat-back was bent backwards!

I don't know how, but both of us walked away from the crash, albeit quite slowly. I won't discuss too much detail due to obvious reasons. I'll just say that we are both extremely sore and in a lot of pain, as you can imagine. Surprisingly enough though, neither of us sustained broken bones, internal bleeding, or needed stitches. Sadly, another STi/STI was not on the agenda as my next car. I decided over a year ago that my next vehicle was going to be something different; I've done the sports car/muscle car "thing" and it's time for a change.

Unfortunately, there was a very slim chance I would have been able to keep the STi and get a Jeep; I'd reserved myself to the fact the STi would probably have to go, but no offense to Jeep (obviously...), but at this time I just couldn't see myself giving up an STi for a Jeep. It was just way to fun and reliable of a vehicle to give up. It was in extremely good running/cosmetic condition and very well-taken care of.

What hurts the most is that while I would have more than likely had to get rid of the STi for the Jeep, I was unable to make the decision as to when that was going to happen. Now, I'm basically being "forced" into the Jeep before I was ready to make the decision regarding the STi, and who knows, maybe in the future, I would have been able to keep the STi and get a Jeep. That was the goal I was striving for. Unfortunately, that changed.

In the end, I will love the Jeep I plan on purchasing, and while I will be very excited, there will still be that slight "resentment" because I was basically forced into it instead of being able to make the decision on my own. It wouldn't be any different than if I found myself in a 2012 STi, or even another 2005 STi. The one I lost was the one with the sentimental value, there is no replacement.

That aside, I've been seriously wanting a Jeep now for over a year and that's the vehicle I've had my heart set on. While some of that "celebratory feeling" of owning a new car will be robbed from me due to an inattentive driver, I will still be excited to hop in, pop the top, and enter into a previously unexplored "realm." I'm looking forward to finding a great camaraderie with fellow Jeep enthusiasts as I did with fellow Subaru enthusiasts. I will certainly be looking for a local Jeep club or just a group of fellow owners/enthusiasts to go mudding with or whatever.

In the end, I know I'm going to absolutely love my new Jeep; everything from enjoying nice sunny days to warm summer nights, not to mention throwing nature's muddy and snowy challenges at it. It's gonna be great!

FWIW, renting a Jeep would be a great idea, and I think I may just try to do that for a few days...and I absolutely love your Jeep. It's AWESOME! When I think of "my" Jeep, that's pretty much the picture I get in my head!
And the Oscar goes to..... Con Artist!!!

Seriously, i know you got a claim or suit pending... but this is some serious drama, for someone asking for a color recommendation.
Dozer FTW, IMO.
04-10-2012 03:52 PM
jyp Edited to delete duplicate text.
04-10-2012 10:26 AM
Cruise missile As far as meeting cool people, I thought that one was covered, you're here aren't you?
04-10-2012 09:57 AM
Con Artist
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Originally Posted by Cruise missile View Post
I fell I should warn you about this.

Like the dark side of the force, you can't go back after owning a Jeep.

It will consume your every thought, not to mention your wallet.

You will crash through puddles like your 8 years old just after washing it.

The third belt loop on all of your pants/shorts, will die.

You will get up early on snow days to go drive.

You will stare out windows at it.

You will turn around and look at it before walking in to the store. Every time.

You will never be evenly tan, but you'll be tan.

Children will point and wave when the top and doors are off.

Adults at gas stations will compliment it.

You will go out for milk, and return three hours later.

You'll change your hairstyle to accomidate open driving, that or buy Jeep hats.

This is just a teaser, follow this link for more. http://www.wranglerforum.com/f19/you...en-101342.html
Nothing about meeting cool people? Maybe I should be looking elsewhere.

These are all good things, and quite honestly, I've been ready to explore a new "territory" of excitement.
04-10-2012 09:38 AM
Cruise missile I fell I should warn you about this.

Like the dark side of the force, you can't go back after owning a Jeep.

It will consume your every thought, not to mention your wallet.

You will crash through puddles like your 8 years old just after washing it.

The third belt loop on all of your pants/shorts, will die.

You will get up early on snow days to go drive.

You will stare out windows at it.

You will turn around and look at it before walking in to the store. Every time.

You will never be evenly tan, but you'll be tan.

Children will point and wave when the top and doors are off.

Adults at gas stations will compliment it.

You will go out for milk, and return three hours later.

You'll change your hairstyle to accomidate open driving, that or buy Jeep hats.

This is just a teaser, follow this link for more. http://www.wranglerforum.com/f19/you...en-101342.html
04-10-2012 01:44 AM
Con Artist
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Originally Posted by Lab Lover View Post
I completely understand, even after owning 3 Jeeps I would never give up the G for one. It's an entirely different world and as much as I enjoy the capabilities and room of the Jeep, I won't give up the thrill of a nice drive down some twisties or a good downshift heading into a circular off ramp

The Jeep won't be a replacement, nothing will. But it will be a new adventure and a chance to make some amazing memories just like you did with the Subaru. After loosing everything I own to a house fire years back, I learned to make memories every chance I get as they last longer than any material things we can own.

Thank you, I'm very pleased with the way everything went together. Now to just find some time to go play with all the goodies it has, hopefully very soon

-Lisa
I'm glad you also see it that way, Lisa. That's exactly how I look at it; I'll make some amazing memories with the Jeep as well. Unfortunately, while I would be able to row through gears, it's going to be far from the same experience of the STi; good luck hanging corners in a Jeep.

Whatever the case, a Jeep is going to be a blast. I'll be able to ride around with the tops out whenever it's nice, drive places I couldn't even dream of driving to in the STi, I'll have room for gear, and it's just be roomier on longer drives.

There are a lot of appealing things about a Jeep that I'd never be able to experience in an STi, and vice versa. It's just funny that as a kid I always really liked the Renegade and always had an appreciation for a Jeep, yet never bothered to own one; I always reached for the muscle cars.

It's time for a change, and while that change will come a bit prematurely, I'm going to make the best of it and enjoy it. I just hope this entire mess is over quickly so I can just get on with my life.
04-09-2012 11:30 PM
Stuff Oh man, sorry to hear about your STI... glad you're ok.

And this thread needs more Dozer!

It's more yellow than orange, think of it as the color of the center line or yellow lights or a school bus.

I LOVE MY JEEP!
04-09-2012 10:53 PM
Lab Lover
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Originally Posted by Con Artist View Post
I just couldn't see myself giving up an STi for a Jeep.
I completely understand, even after owning 3 Jeeps I would never give up the G for one. It's an entirely different world and as much as I enjoy the capabilities and room of the Jeep, I won't give up the thrill of a nice drive down some twisties or a good downshift heading into a circular off ramp
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Originally Posted by Con Artist View Post
there is no replacement.
The Jeep won't be a replacement, nothing will. But it will be a new adventure and a chance to make some amazing memories just like you did with the Subaru. After loosing everything I own to a house fire years back, I learned to make memories every chance I get as they last longer than any material things we can own.
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Originally Posted by Con Artist View Post
I absolutely love your Jeep. It's AWESOME!
Thank you, I'm very pleased with the way everything went together. Now to just find some time to go play with all the goodies it has, hopefully very soon

-Lisa
04-09-2012 10:04 PM
Con Artist
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Originally Posted by Lab Lover View Post
I have to say I'm amazed how well the Subbie held up in that type of accident, you two are truly blessed. My heart aches for the loss of you car, my husband gives me crap all the time for being so attached to my G35 Coupe I can't imagine anything like that happening to her.
If your able to, try to get a Jeep as a rental. That's the best way to find out if your comfortable with the way it drives and could live with it. If it's your main vehicle you want to be sure your happy with it. I've had Jeeps prior to my JKU so I knew exactly what I was getting, but I still have my G so it's my second vehicle.
Here's a picture of my "big pumpkin," as someone above referred to the Orange Crush. I looked everywhere to see one in person, finally just went ahead and ordered it. After seeing a Dozer in person I was very relieved I got the Crush, it's brighter and doesn't have the yellow that Dozer does. color.


Whatever you decide, best of luck and take your time.
Lisa
Subarus are notoriously safe vehicles, so I can't deny the safety of that car certainly played a part in the outcome. Even after the accident, all four doors opened as if nothing had happened!

My wife and I should be dead. The force was so great, my wife's seat-back was bent backwards!

I don't know how, but both of us walked away from the crash, albeit quite slowly. I won't discuss too much detail due to obvious reasons. I'll just say that we are both extremely sore and in a lot of pain, as you can imagine. Surprisingly enough though, neither of us sustained broken bones, internal bleeding, or needed stitches. Sadly, another STi/STI was not on the agenda as my next car. I decided over a year ago that my next vehicle was going to be something different; I've done the sports car/muscle car "thing" and it's time for a change.

Unfortunately, there was a very slim chance I would have been able to keep the STi and get a Jeep; I'd reserved myself to the fact the STi would probably have to go, but no offense to Jeep (obviously...), but at this time I just couldn't see myself giving up an STi for a Jeep. It was just way to fun and reliable of a vehicle to give up. It was in extremely good running/cosmetic condition and very well-taken care of.

What hurts the most is that while I would have more than likely had to get rid of the STi for the Jeep, I was unable to make the decision as to when that was going to happen. Now, I'm basically being "forced" into the Jeep before I was ready to make the decision regarding the STi, and who knows, maybe in the future, I would have been able to keep the STi and get a Jeep. That was the goal I was striving for. Unfortunately, that changed.

In the end, I will love the Jeep I plan on purchasing, and while I will be very excited, there will still be that slight "resentment" because I was basically forced into it instead of being able to make the decision on my own. It wouldn't be any different than if I found myself in a 2012 STi, or even another 2005 STi. The one I lost was the one with the sentimental value, there is no replacement.

That aside, I've been seriously wanting a Jeep now for over a year and that's the vehicle I've had my heart set on. While some of that "celebratory feeling" of owning a new car will be robbed from me due to an inattentive driver, I will still be excited to hop in, pop the top, and enter into a previously unexplored "realm." I'm looking forward to finding a great camaraderie with fellow Jeep enthusiasts as I did with fellow Subaru enthusiasts. I will certainly be looking for a local Jeep club or just a group of fellow owners/enthusiasts to go mudding with or whatever.

In the end, I know I'm going to absolutely love my new Jeep; everything from enjoying nice sunny days to warm summer nights, not to mention throwing nature's muddy and snowy challenges at it. It's gonna be great!

FWIW, renting a Jeep would be a great idea, and I think I may just try to do that for a few days...and I absolutely love your Jeep. It's AWESOME! When I think of "my" Jeep, that's pretty much the picture I get in my head!
04-09-2012 09:43 PM
C6Rubicon
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Originally Posted by Con Artist



Given this experience, I just feel like I never want a small vehicle ever again; so much for that Corvette Z06 or ZR1 I would have loved to own one day.

...
Don't give up on the ZO6. I have seen photos where the Z was wrecked so bad you couldn't tell what kind of car it was and the driver walked away. Owning the Z and a Rubicon =


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04-09-2012 08:59 PM
Lab Lover I have to say I'm amazed how well the Subbie held up in that type of accident, you two are truly blessed. My heart aches for the loss of you car, my husband gives me crap all the time for being so attached to my G35 Coupe I can't imagine anything like that happening to her.
If your able to, try to get a Jeep as a rental. That's the best way to find out if your comfortable with the way it drives and could live with it. If it's your main vehicle you want to be sure your happy with it. I've had Jeeps prior to my JKU so I knew exactly what I was getting, but I still have my G so it's my second vehicle.
Here's a picture of my "big pumpkin," as someone above referred to the Orange Crush. I looked everywhere to see one in person, finally just went ahead and ordered it. After seeing a Dozer in person I was very relieved I got the Crush, it's brighter and doesn't have the yellow that Dozer does. color.


Whatever you decide, best of luck and take your time.
Lisa
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