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Old 09-10-2019, 05:19 PM
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Smile True Jeeper or Wannabe?

Ok I'm new to the Jeep World with a recently purchased Wrangler. To buy my Jeep I sold a GMC Sierra SLE with a 8 inch Cognito lift with 35x12.50x22's with all the bells and whistles and it was good while it lasted [ VERY EXPENSIVE ].
So I have NO desire to go back to lifted vehicles and plan on keeping my Jeep stock.
I've seen what crazy things people do to their Jeeps and I'm thinking '' Why so extreme '' probably what they were saying about me in my truck ''. and this is my personal opinion, a Jeep should be just that....a Jeep. Not trying to keep up with ''show trucks'' or make it look like something from outer space.

I look at a Jeep with a lift rolling on 40's and 30 lights on it with a winch that'll probably never get used and just wave, yes I learned about the Jeep wave thinking that baby would look bad ass STOCK! but it's your money, do as you please.... but don't judge me when you see me in my stock Jeep with a big smile on my face, just wave

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Jeepers use their Jeeps.

Jeep owners own Jeeps but never use them for what they're built for.

If you're offroading a stock Jeep then you're a Jeeper. There are a large number of people who build for "the look" but never even see a gravel road. It's their money.

Which you are is up to you. There is a signature on this forum that says Jeepers don't look down on Jeep owners. Jeepers and Jeep owners have a symbiotic relationship. Jeep owners supply Jeepers with clean used Jeeps that haven't been abused. I think it's spot on.
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Jeeps are fully capable as a Jeep right out the door, so no need to do anything to it if you don't want/need to. Beyond that, no need to spare a flyin' one for what anyone else thinks.
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A good percentage of the time a lifted PU with big wheels and a loud exhaust signifies a short guy with a small penis. Jeeps are a whole different ball game.
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I personally prefer a Jeep that looks stock on the out side, but all the magic is truly on the inside/underside where it really counts plus a Jeep is a Jeep, just have fun with it and make it your build...that what I am doing with mine......here are some pictures of my Jeep in various states of the build, don't have a picture in its most current form, but really the only thing I have done since these was change the marker lamps out with the Euro repeater lamps, thats it....still looks factory AF!
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The only wannabes are the people who insist on separating "real" Jeepers from the wannabes. Just enjoy your jeep and stop worrying about what other people think or do.
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The only wannabes are the people who insist on separating "real" Jeepers from the wannabes. Just enjoy your jeep and stop worrying about what other people think or do.
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I guarantee people see my jeep and peg me as a wannabe. My jeep is spotless never had the top off and my finger nails are clean lol.
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So much judgement, jeeper= has jeep. what you do with it to make yourself happy,, whatever. I like to crawl rocks so i build for that, i like overland so i built one for that. Whatever youre plans are there are certain things that should be done, judging isnt one of them.
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So much judgement, jeeper= has jeep. what you do with it to make yourself happy,, whatever. I like to crawl rocks so i build for that, i like overland so i built one for that. Whatever youre plans are there are certain things that should be done, judging isnt one of them.
agreed, I build my Jeep for how I live my life, and while I don't have much off roading around where I live I built it with being a daily driver first, fun second....or is it the other way around......
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At least hang a cowbell on it, fer crisake.
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At least hang a cowbell on it, fer crisake.
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more cowbell.
It's what the D-rings were made for.
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The only wannabes are the people who insist on separating "real" Jeepers from the wannabes. Just enjoy your jeep and stop worrying about what other people think or do.
Best response IMO. Since coming back into the Jeep world I have not been able to understand this desire to separate and compartmentalize other people who have a Jeep.

Why does it matter? Unless you are making the payment and paying for the insurance, it doesn't.

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Best response IMO. Since coming back into the Jeep world I have not been able to understand this desire to separate and compartmentalize other people who have a Jeep.

Why does it matter? Unless you are making the payment and paying for the insurance, it doesn't.

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It's what people do.
Tribalism.
Bolster self esteem by putting down others.
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It's what people do.

Tribalism.

Bolster self esteem by putting down others.

That can be true but it goes deeper than that. For humans there is a fear of being “unsafe” and not in control. Things are categorized, organized, grouped, and labeled to feel a sense of control. Things that cannot be controlled or understood are often considered a threat. This occurs to a greater degree with the primitive thinker.
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That can be true but it goes deeper than that. For humans there is a fear of being “unsafe” and not in control. Things are categorized, organized, grouped, and labeled to feel a sense of control. Things that cannot be controlled or understood are often considered a threat. This occurs to a greater degree with the primitive thinker.
....so then we build a wall, right?
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....so then we build a wall, right?
yea that only modified jeeps can crawl over now you are on to some thing.
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yea that only modified jeeps can crawl over now you are on to some thing.
You know, you get a small group of us together, a bit of beer and something to eat, I bet we could solve all of the world's problems in a weekend.
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....so then we build a wall, right?
You think big, but I was thinking more along of lines of starting a Jeep club that did not allow Toyotas. IH Scouts and old Blazers are fine though.
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Ok I'm new to the Jeep World with a recently purchased Wrangler. To buy my Jeep I sold a GMC Sierra SLE with a 8 inch Cognito lift with 35x12.50x22's with all the bells and whistles and it was good while it lasted [ VERY EXPENSIVE ].
So I have NO desire to go back to lifted vehicles and plan on keeping my Jeep stock.
I've seen what crazy things people do to their Jeeps and I'm thinking '' Why so extreme '' probably what they were saying about me in my truck ''. and this is my personal opinion, a Jeep should be just that....a Jeep. Not trying to keep up with ''show trucks'' or make it look like something from outer space.

I look at a Jeep with a lift rolling on 40's and 30 lights on it with a winch that'll probably never get used and just wave, yes I learned about the Jeep wave thinking that baby would look bad ass STOCK! but it's your money, do as you please.... but don't judge me when you see me in my stock Jeep with a big smile on my face, just wave
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Best response IMO. Since coming back into the Jeep world I have not been able to understand this desire to separate and compartmentalize other people who have a Jeep.

Why does it matter? Unless you are making the payment and paying for the insurance, it doesn't.

Happy Jeepin,

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I'm such a jeep hipster that I wave to other jeeps and don't even look to see if they wave back. Happy Jeepin!
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There are two types of people. Those who categorize people and put them in groups, and those who don't. I'm in the 2nd category.

Waiting for anyone else to see the oxy-moron in this statement.
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Waiting for anyone else to see the oxy-moron in this statement.
I saw what he did and realized he was just playing with us.
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You think big, but I was thinking more along of lines of starting a Jeep club that did not allow Toyotas. IH Scouts and old Blazers are fine though.
Land Rovers? Maybe just old Defenders and Series.

The new Defender has indy suspension at all 4 corners.
Shock and horror.
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Yeah, I think he did that on purpose. I think the irony was intended.
I am less sure about the irony of the OP's opening post. The OP was at the same time saying that he doesn't want people to prejudge him about his stock Jeep. Meanwhile, he says "I look at a Jeep with a lift rolling on 40's and 30 lights on it with a winch that'll probably never get used and just wave", which is literally prejudging other peoples Jeeps because of how much they mod them.
Why do some worry so much about what others think?
OP, relax and enjoy your Jeep. But keep in mind not everyone enjoys their Jeep the same way you do. For me, mod'ing is a big part of what I enjoy about Jeeps. Sure, we use it fairly hard off road as well. And I enjoy that. But the actual modification side of it is equally enjoyable to me. I do almost all the work myself, and I enjoy it.
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Land Rovers? Maybe just old Defenders and Series.

The new Defender has indy suspension at all 4 corners.
Shock and horror.
Not to change the topic, but I'm going to...

The new Defender is an abomination!! While I'm a Jeeper to the core, I always had respect for the Defender.
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At least hang a cowbell on it, fer crisake.
But NO truck nutz please!
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"Blah, blah, blah, don't judge my stock Jeep as I judge all modified Jeeps. I'm offended, blah, blah, blah."

Was that the jist of it?

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