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Unread 11-11-2008, 03:03 PM   #1
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dont understand off roading?

inlaws are in town,so i showed them my bad *** yj."I dont understand why anyone would want to go off roading." man and machine is all i could get out.ill have them read the replies before they go.

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Unread 11-11-2008, 03:14 PM   #2
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Words really cant describe just take them for a ride and who wouldn't learn to love it!
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Unread 11-11-2008, 03:15 PM   #3
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my mom cant figure why i would dump all this money just to tear it up. it is hard to understand, but I get it, and that is all that matters
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Unread 11-11-2008, 03:22 PM   #4
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my dad dont understand it either
so i took him out a couple time and liked it. he wont run out and buy a jeep.
my wife loves it she never has gone but when i go i take the kids and it is a day to herself.
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Unread 11-11-2008, 03:42 PM   #5
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Tell them if they walked to some of the places we 4-wheel to, they'd be too exhausted to enjoy the scenery. And a car won't get them there either.
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Unread 11-11-2008, 03:44 PM   #6
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Tell them if they walked to some of the places we 4-wheel to, they'd be too exhausted to enjoy the scenery. And a car won't get them there either.
you mean like this

ya, ya its not a jeep
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Unread 11-11-2008, 03:46 PM   #7
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your inlaws sound like boring unimaginative people

why would anyone do anything?
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Unread 11-12-2008, 05:09 AM   #8
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Tell them if they walked to some of the places we 4-wheel to, they'd be too exhausted to enjoy the scenery. And a car won't get them there either.
Actually, a lot of the trails I do could be covered a whole lot faster (and cheaper) on foot.
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Unread 11-12-2008, 05:27 AM   #9
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It's a jeep thing - they wouldn't understand!
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Unread 11-12-2008, 05:54 AM   #10
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I can understand not intentionally driving into a solid brick wall at full speed or taking a sledge hammer and pointlessly beating the body and busting the windshield with it for no good reason. Being a flatlander, I'm still trying to get my mind around the concept of rock crawling and intentionally driving over something that is going to cause me to flip upside down when the same destination can be reached by simply driving 10' to the left or right. Now, mudding is a lot of fun and going on outdoor adventures is fun, through forests, streams, marsh, etc. But going do something for the express purpose of breaking a vehicle, hoping to get stranded is not my idea of fun, especially when I was a poor college kid just trying to keep my yj drivable. My JK is my hurricane recovery vehicle and has been put to good real world use in that regard. I guess I'm the odd one out for not needlessly tearing up my vehicles and equipment without good reason.

Just offering a different opinion here, that's all. I've taken my JK through the Ozarks and Ouichita National Forest , and drove it home, none the worse for wear and had the time of my life.
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Unread 11-12-2008, 06:01 AM   #11
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and mud tears things up to. If you dont want were and tear on a vehical leave it parked. Just saying mud can do just as much damage as rock crawling. Last weekend brother in law and i went to a campground and that's all it was was mud. cost him a new alternator, batery, battery terminals, air filter, another guy it cost him his water pump and starter. Just saying mud can reak havoc as well. for the OP take them for a ride on a trail, nothing to hard, just an easy trail they can enjoy the scenery.
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Unread 11-12-2008, 07:47 AM   #12
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My dad is one that hates to see me take my nice Jeep into the trails. I'm right at 50 yrs old. He's 77 and my mom is 75. I took them on some simple trails and they had a blast. I was watching them both out of the corner of my eye and they had a grin on their face from ear to ear. They don't understand what you tell near as well as they will understand what you show them. Just don't try to scare them with some crazy hill climb.
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Unread 11-12-2008, 07:50 AM   #13
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divorce their daughter, you need new inlaws!
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Unread 11-12-2008, 07:59 AM   #14
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they have no Zen, no Karma.

Show them a few pictures of where you can go, how you can experience LIFE in a Jeep.
Ordinary cars lie to you. They tell you that everything is controlled, warm, safe, smooth ---- we know this is a general falsehood. There is extreme beauty in the world and the best way to find it is to be out in it --- all the way.
In a Jeep. Cause you can't get there in a Camry.







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Unread 11-12-2008, 09:18 AM   #15
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Awesome pictures Hilldweller!

That's my kind of jeeping. Glad to see I'm not the only one that enjoys stuff like that without needlessly breaking stuff on purpose.
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