when everyone looks at you stupid, because you're driving a heep on 37's with a bikini top on and no doors, with a big grin...............................in the freezing rain
when you have to buy a range rover, just to stay comfortable in 100 degree plus heat, and 0 degree cold weather, because your "street legal" jeep is too much of a PIA!!!!!!
when 4wd.com send you christmas cards every year.
when the axle builder knows your first name as soon as he answers the fone.
when driving on the trail, and hear big scratching/banging noises off the armor, makes you grin wider!
when on the same trail, you hear the dana 30 u joint pop like a .22, and immediately know all the tools you need......(lug wrench, 12 point wrench, so on...)
and when the brake caliper bolts, unit bearing bolts and lug nuts all come off easier than on a brand new mercedes!
1998 XJ on 37's.JK Rubi axles with chromo shafts and ctm's, 4:1 transfer case, etc etc etc.The Cherylkee....
2003 Range Rover HSE, 4.4 Quad Cam.
1998 Range Rover 4.6 HSE
2000 4.7 4WD WJ with a rebuilt motor.
4.3/700r4/new frame buildup (YJ)....
Years to gain the hands on experience, and offer it freely.
Minutes to gain the knowledge from the internet, and quote it just as freely.