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post #1 of 20 Old 06-26-2012, 08:04 PM Thread Starter
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I'm done. Selling all my Jeep stuff.

I know none of you care and the response will likely be "Don't let the door hit you in the *** on your way out", but I'm going to ramble for a minute anyways. I spent way too much time on these forums in the last year, even if my post count doesn't necessarily reflect it.

I picked up this Jeep because a friend was selling it and gave me a deal. I needed a daily driver and figured this would be a good one. She came a long way...

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Cheap parts are a slippery slope. I've dumped way too much money into this thing, because you always need one more thing to supplement the parts you already have. Maybe I bit off too much with the 4.5" lift...because then I needed 33's to fill the wheel wells...and 33's on 3.55's suck, so I needed 4.88's for driving around town...and there's no use regearing a Dana 35, so I bought a Dana 44...and you see where this is going. At the end of the day, I'm left with no time, no money, and a sweet looking vehicle with NOWHERE to wheel.

I'll never get back the hundreds of hours I have cutting, welding, grinding, wrenching, and swearing on this thing, but hopefully I can get back some of the money. I need a decent daily driver. I want time to work on my other projects.

Someone's going to get an incredible deal on this. All my stuff is HERE. Check it out.

Peace and grease, Jeep brothers. May my parts (and Jeep) happily live on in another life.


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post #2 of 20 Old 06-26-2012, 08:09 PM
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I'm sad, but if you feel that you are on the right path...then i am happy for you. awesome rig non-the-less.
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post #3 of 20 Old 06-26-2012, 08:11 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks dude. I'm definitely sad to see it go, but it's also very relieving.

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post #4 of 20 Old 06-26-2012, 08:19 PM
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hundreds of hours I have cutting, welding, grinding, wrenching, and swearing
You must be doing something wrong, cause for my buddies and I, THATS HALF THE FUN

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how would she know about boxes on the porch, unless the porch is right beside the kitchen? Confused:confused::confused:
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jeeps earn nicknames. a zj on 31's, hhmmmm. Mallcrawl would work so would headingtothestoreformilkandeggs or maybe hardcoreforhighway
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damn, your barracks have actual wallboard and hardwood floors? you must be AF
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Yeah, I wouldn't have done it if it wasn't fun. Just frustrated that I can't play with this thing anywhere within a 3 hour drive. That's a long way to go to break ****.

I grew up on pavement, and I've got 3 cars and a bike that need my attention.

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post #6 of 20 Old 06-26-2012, 09:07 PM
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You sure those are 33s? They look a little bit too small. I think you should step up to 35's.

Live To Die. You're Not Going To Get Out Of This One Alive.

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Yeah, I wouldn't have done it if it wasn't fun. Just frustrated that I can't play with this thing anywhere within a 3 hour drive. That's a long way to go to break ****.

I grew up on pavement, and I've got 3 cars and a bike that need my attention.
when ones built and done, and youre bored, park it somewhere and start another build!

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post #8 of 20 Old 06-26-2012, 09:44 PM
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You'll be back, I said I'm done with this hobby 3 times. But Jeeping is a lifestyle I can not avoid I came back every time after being out of the scene for 6 months or so !


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post #9 of 20 Old 06-26-2012, 11:47 PM
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If you were in CA, I'd buy it today.

But I gotta ask...why did you throw money to build a wheeler when you don't have anywhere to wheel?
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post #10 of 20 Old 06-27-2012, 05:38 AM Thread Starter
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You sure those are 33s? They look a little bit too small. I think you should step up to 35's.
Hahahaha! You're entirely correct.

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You'll be back, I said I'm done with this hobby 3 times. But Jeeping is a lifestyle I can not avoid I came back every time after being out of the scene for 6 months or so !
Quite possible. Next time I'd probably buy someone else's project rather than start with a stock vehicle.

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If you were in CA, I'd buy it today.

But I gotta ask...why did you throw money to build a wheeler when you don't have anywhere to wheel?
Thanks dude. Epic road trip?

Complete lack of foresight. Always assumed I'd find a place. I did take it out a few times on some friend's land, and that was fun, but no challenging terrain, really.

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post #11 of 20 Old 06-27-2012, 05:45 AM
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Join a four wheel club if you wnt to wheel.



...Otherwise, if you can't stand the heat stay out of the kitchen.

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post #12 of 20 Old 06-27-2012, 05:58 AM
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Exactly why I'm not jumping into anything more than a budget boost prior to building a rear axle for a long term setup. A big lift gives the most visually but as you found out the hard way it takes the biggest toll and money also.

Recovery and basic armor, axle, then suspension and tires imo.

It's much easier to pickup an axle for cheap and build it over a few months with a tire and suspension setup in mind than it is to throw on a big lift and tires and play catch up on all the things you didn't think of.

Park the Jeep and let it off your mind for a while and work on something else. If you sell it for so cheap you're going to regret it far more later than you regret building it now.

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Quite possible. Next time I'd probably buy someone else's project rather than start with a stock vehicle.

Always build a stock rig 90% of the time you buy someones project you will be fixing their headaches .

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post #14 of 20 Old 06-27-2012, 08:12 AM
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Well, if you've been lurking as long as you suggest, you've seen how many Jeepers say basically the same thing, and then come back for more. I wish you well and hope to see you soon.

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post #15 of 20 Old 06-27-2012, 12:09 PM
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I have to say you kind of built the wrong rig. I live in a place where there is no legal wheeling, and have built my jeep accordingly. I'm sure if I had a jeep that required much more work, I wouldn't be able to enjoy the work I would be putting into it. Building a wheeling rig is an expensive never-ending hobby. If you can't enjoy the hobby part, then it just becomes expensive. Good luck to ya in the future man.

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