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post #16 of 21 Old 04-12-2009, 10:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Kruzin View Post
You thought wrong.
Cheating on your wife is not a joke, and if you think it is, ask her if she thinks it's funny.
Looks like this is a very touchy subject for you.

Let's move on!!!! Another stupid thing i did was spend a lot of money on a girlfriend last summer when i could've spent it on the jeep.

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post #17 of 21 Old 04-12-2009, 10:13 PM
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i would say my biggest mistake is not coming up with a build plan first. ive spent alot of money on bulding things twice or more. ive gone from 31s, 6 months later 33s, then 1 year later 35, now 36s and 35s. way to much money

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post #18 of 21 Old 04-12-2009, 10:25 PM
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I should have put more thought into landing that mountain bike jump Just because I've landed it 50 times in the past didn't mean I shouldn't have stopped to eye it up just like I did every other time. Here's surgery #1 and #4. I'm currently 6 weeks out from surgery #7, 3 1/2 years later. Don't take workplace benefits like long term disability for granted.

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post #19 of 21 Old 04-13-2009, 05:54 AM
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^^^ouch that looks like it hurts!

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post #20 of 21 Old 04-13-2009, 08:05 AM
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ZJ-Orvis , that doesn't look like fun . You did more damage to yourself that I did with my motorcycle accident , I hit a Suzuki Sidekick in the fender at 40 mph in Langley , it didn't have much give in it , lol . I walked away , well , limped . Took out some ribs and bent my spine instead . After biking for yrs , I had my new to me Harley 2 days . It was sooo not my fault . 14 yrs later , I want to ride again

As for the jeep :
I spent 2 hours wondering why my flex plate wouldn't line up until I discovered I had the wrong one in there from the 2001 .

I spent good money rebuilding stock c/a bushings with a lifted jeep (I may never forgive myself for that one)

I spent 2 hours taking a freshly rebuild 249(heavy) back out after a test ride showed no speedo , the last part to go on and I install it backwards , damn speedo gear , grrrr.

Once I even punched myself in the face , closed fist and with a wratchet gripped tight . I have a small scar still on my face from learning how NOT to wratchet while under a car , that was over 20 yrs ago .

That's about 1% of my mistakes
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post #21 of 21 Old 04-13-2009, 08:43 AM
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i have to stand on a stool to change my oil, one time when i was removing the oil filter my foot slipped off the stool and i grabbed the oil pressure sending unit and it just snapped off. thats my stupid mistake.

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