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Old 10-06-2011, 01:53 AM
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Wife Doesn't Want Me to Take New (2012) Jeep Off Road

Will I feel like I'm "cheating" when the Sahara and I get a little dirty?

Does anyone else have this problem?

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Old 10-06-2011, 04:07 AM   #2
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Nope, not me.

It's a Jeep. My wife knew what she was getting into this throughout the last 20+ years together when I openly wanted a jeep Wrangler whenever one went by.

Oh she knew, and was totally on board!

Sorry man, but I had a 2 decade setup time for this purchase. no surprises fo anybody here.

Besides, you did buy a Jeep. It's a JEEP!
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Hey, try sitting down and watching a historical documentary about Jeeps together.
Just about any one will do.
By the time you're done you'll both be ready to hit the trails and with pride.

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Old 10-06-2011, 04:11 AM   #3
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Yep, typical woman. (yes, I'm a woman, but not a 'typical' one) She doesn't want it scratched. Tell her you'll work overtime to pay for any damages.
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Nope, my wife asks me "when can we go wheeling again?" every couple days.
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Old 10-06-2011, 05:05 AM   #5
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Some women don't get that it should be used & they are not only for show. Mine goes everywhere & if it gets a scratch ....meh. Oh & I am female too
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Old 10-06-2011, 05:49 AM   #7
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So how attached are you to this "wife"?
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Old 10-06-2011, 05:52 AM   #8
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So how attached are you to this "wife"?
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Old 10-06-2011, 05:58 AM   #9
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Sorry man, but I had a 2 decade setup time for this purchase. no surprises fo anybody here.
Here was my setup coming home from camping in northern Michigan.
Me: wanna stop at the jeep dealer?
Wife: sure?!

Next thing we know a 2012 JKUS was ordered!

She is the greatest!
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Old 10-06-2011, 06:04 AM   #10
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The best thing to do is do it together-- take a beginners trail and let her drive! I LOVE it more because we did some organized events and you learn your vehicle well. Try to make it fun! I look at it like a picnic in the woods.. But I love being outside... Getting dirty..
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Just purchased my 2011 last month. Wife said I cant do anything to it until its paid off. Too busy with school and the kids anyways so 3 years is fine. Until then she getting about 25 miles a week.
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Clearly, just let her catch you cheating on her, and then when she tells you to pound dirt just be like "That's what I wanted to do in the first place!"
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Old 10-06-2011, 08:02 AM   #14
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Do like i do (sometimes). If you really want something just keep looking it up on the net. I mean like every day. Make sure she knows how much you are reading about it. After a bit start to act like you are in the dumps. If she loves you she will give in to what you need to make you happy. If she still wont let you then get a new wife.

or be a good husband and compromise (which i do most of the time)
Talk to her and work it out.



I always do what i can to make sure that my wife is happy, She makes sure im happy as well tho.
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I'm always looking for an excuse to get the tires off pavement. My wife and I were driving the other day and I wanted to jump the curb and go across an open field to bypass some traffic congestion. She wanted to stay on the road. Needless to say after thinking it over, I stayed on the road. I wanted to keep my wife happy and not break any laws in the process.
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Old 10-06-2011, 08:13 AM   #16
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1: Take your balls out of your wife's purse.
2: Take her with you.
3: Go on an organized group ride. Nothing too extreme.
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Will I feel like I'm "cheating" when the Sahara and I get a little dirty?

Does anyone else have this problem?

I guess I'm lucky, and my wife understands about my Jeep... I DON'T like to get it washed, and I DON'T mind scratches... in fact, when we traded the '08 for a '12, the finance lady tried to sell me some scratch removal service... I said "no thanks" and my wife was like "yeah, he doesn't care about scratches," whereas if it had been her car, she would've bought the darned service.
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Here was my setup coming home from camping in northern Michigan.
Me: wanna stop at the jeep dealer?
Wife: sure?!

Next thing we know a 2012 JKUS was ordered!

She is the greatest!

I had the same experience with my '08... came to Colorado (we live here now) for our honeymoon... saw a JKU... went back to Oklahoma and stopped at the Dealership to "look," and she bought me my first new car ever, my '08 JKU... then went in 2 weeks ago to check out the Pentastar 2 door Sport (I was considering a Hemi swap), decided it was too small with all the kids... so we looked at the JKU again... didn't have the color I wanted in the Sport anywhere in Colorado, but they had a shiny red Rubi on the lot with everything I wanted... I looked at the wife... she bought me another JKU, this time a Rubi. So I bought her a Mini Countryman... lol.
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When it's a Jeep, they aren't "scratches," they are "character..." tell her it's like a free mod!
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Nope,,, when we take the sandrail out she is the first to say,, lets go catch some air. Or when we jump on the bike she wants to hit the twisties. And when the weekend comes she is ready to pack up and hit the trails for the day. I'm a lucky man .... hmmmm, I wished she spent time on the computer so she could run across what I said,,, I could get some points for that
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1: Take your balls out of your wife's purse.


But seriously, it is much easier to ask for forgivness than permission..
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That's simply absurd. What did she think you were buying it for in the first place?

Or did you buy it for her as a ploy to get a jeep... and it's her jeep?

Listen to TroutSafari... it IS much easier to ask for forgivness than permission...

AND... are there any times when you talk to her, and she tunes you out (ie: doesn't listen)... well, use that time to tell her you are taking the jeep to such and such a trail...



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Even IF I had this problem, I definitely wouldn't admit it on a wrangler forum...

What is it she's thinking is going to happen to it offroad? Don't sink or roll it and you'll be fine.

Maybe it's time for a girlfriend who wants to go wheeling? jk
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For me, it was all about easing her in to it. My wife is a nature person so she was good with being up in the mountains and I thougth she would be good with doing the off road stuff too. WRONG! First time we actually did some real wheeling and she was breathing into a paper bag and freaking out. I knew then if we were going to ever get her over this I would have to start with alot of low level, not really even 4x4ing, off road trips and gradually get her comfortable with the real off road stuff.

It's taken about 2yrs but now she is good to go and our now 8yr daughter doesn't call her "mall crawler mom". I joked one time and called someone a mall crawler and my daughter heard me and wanted to know what it meant. After explaining it to her she quickly said "oh you mean people with jeeps like mom". lol

If your wife likes the outdoors you have already won half the battle and the other half will come as you slowly increase her comfort level. If she doesn't dig the outdoors, well, you are screwed and you will have to make a decision to either keep the jeep or the wife.
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You obviously didnt use this as your ad on that dating page did ya..


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While I have my wife resigned to the fact that we'll be going off road with our new Jeep. What she is freaking out about is my plan to take the doors off. What's weird is she'll put a helmet on and ride all day on the back of my motorcycle, but the thought of the riding in the Jeep without doors is too dangerous! Go figure...
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thread 'OK, So I Finally Got My Wife To Ride In The Jeep With The Top Down...':
https://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/ok-...wn-111559.html
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I showed her that thread when we were having the conversation. I told her she could wear her helmet if it made her feel safer. I just got the "look"...
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the Sahara is the prettiest of the jeeps, should have went with the sport if you wanna throw it down some trails in the woods. I made the same mistake, but i didn't build or order mine, i got it pre-owned. The biggest issue you will run into is that your fenders will look like poo after a few days of running through brush, so replace your fender flares with the grey un-painted ones and keep the stock nicely painted ones for when you resell your jeep

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