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post #16 of 38 Old 02-08-2008, 10:31 AM
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Maybe I'm not real bright or maybe I am too old, or maybe I just don't have enough money- - - but why in the world do people pay a small fortune for a Jeep and then do that sort of thing? If there is some logic in it I sure don't see it. I need to go back to my rocker now and take my pills.

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Hey, I understand we buy our Jeeps to run up and down stuff you can't walk up and down, but I don't understand why anyone would intentionally attempt to go up something that is almost sure to damage the rig in some form or other. If I see something that I am fairly sure is gonna cost me in damage and I don't need to do it I avoid it. There are plenty of challenges out there that may issue out a little trail rash, but to basically intentionally flop or roll just shows you either have too much spare cash, are showing off, or just plain dum. I understand PSC wants to demonstrate it's products, and they do have fine stuff, so the principle or reason of that picture is indeed gotten across. But I'd be danged if I ever tried to climb a shelf like that. I paid a pretty penny for my junk and I plan on keeping it for a very long time. There is plenty of stuff to normally replace on a Jeep due to even minor/moderate trail use. U-joints, axles, wheels, yada-yada. But to just tear the crap out of it for tearing the crap out of it's sake is not my cup of tea. Bob

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but I don't understand why anyone would intentionally attempt to go up something that is almost sure to damage the rig in some form or other
Because that one time you do make it up the ledge makes it all worth it!
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Hey what's running down the ledge on the left? Did the guy lose his lunch?
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Hey, I understand we buy our Jeeps to run up and down stuff you can't walk up and down, but I don't understand why anyone would intentionally attempt to go up something that is almost sure to damage the rig in some form or other. If I see something that I am fairly sure is gonna cost me in damage and I don't need to do it I avoid it. There are plenty of challenges out there that may issue out a little trail rash, but to basically intentionally flop or roll just shows you either have too much spare cash, are showing off, or just plain dum. I understand PSC wants to demonstrate it's products, and they do have fine stuff, so the principle or reason of that picture is indeed gotten across. But I'd be danged if I ever tried to climb a shelf like that. I paid a pretty penny for my junk and I plan on keeping it for a very long time. There is plenty of stuff to normally replace on a Jeep due to even minor/moderate trail use. U-joints, axles, wheels, yada-yada. But to just tear the crap out of it for tearing the crap out of it's sake is not my cup of tea. Bob

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One of the things you have to realize is what people build there jeeps for. Some like dirt roads, some like tough trails, and some like rock crawling. Chances are if that rig flopped it would have minimal damage. It has tons of armour (crusher corners, front and rear stingers, rocker knockers, tube fenders, full cage etc). Chances are the only things that would get damaged would be windshield or some body work on the hood. Also, people doing that kind of stuff in their jeeps usually don't use them as a dd either

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One of the things you have to realize is what people build there jeeps for. Some like dirt roads, some like tough trails, and some like rock crawling. Chances are if that rig flopped it would have minimal damage. It has tons of armour (crusher corners, front and rear stingers, rocker knockers, tube fenders, full cage etc). Chances are the only things that would get damaged would be windshield or some body work on the hood. Also, people doing that kind of stuff in their jeeps usually don't use them as a dd either
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Your too old Bob!

I would not spend all the money I did on my Jeep for it to sit in some mall parkling lot or at car shows and to tell people yeah I drive a nice capable Jeep of rolling around in a parking lot. I build mine to withstand the stuff I like to wheel and that would be the most part for alot of offroaders. Some do have too much money but that's not the case for all. I saw a saying once" I don't wave cause you don't wheel!" Take it how you want but it makes enough sense to me and says it all.
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Your too old Bob!

I would not spend all the money I did on my Jeep for it to sit in some mall parkling lot or at car shows and to tell people yeah I drive a nice capable Jeep of rolling around in a parking lot. I build mine to withstand the stuff I like to wheel and that would be the most part for alot of offroaders. Some do have too much money but that's not the case for all. I saw a saying once" I don't wave cause you don't wheel!" Take it how you want but it makes enough sense to me and says it all.
Now wait a minute. I wheel the heck out of my Jeep. Can't do it as much as I'd like, but when I can it is on some tuff trails. It sure ain't no mall cruzer or DD. I am saying I refuse to intentionally damage it. If my probability of rolling or flopping my $25,000.00 Jeep is high, I don't do it. I look at it like those kids, yes I'm old, who get glee from breaking a leg or busting their balls skateboarding down stairs. If it's gonna hurt why do it? I have driven enough trails over 30 + years of Jeeping to know what my limitations are. I cause plenty of damage just in normal wheelin, I don't intend to purposely roll the sucker for testosterone's sake.

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Here was a good lesson..

Built this...


Then, turned it into this...


Then, did this...


.. and wound up with this...


Now, I'm building up an 80 CJ5. However, I'm going to try my best to keep it looking good. No rolls, no endos, no jumps. Just some 33" tires and a mild build.

Sometimes, you can look at an obstacle... look at a rig.. and know there is absolutely no way the rig is gonna make it. I think that orange rig was actually trying to climb the depression to the right.. the ledge is smaller there. He probably got out of shape and the driver's side front tire ran up the face of the ledge before he could get off the throttle.

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Now wait a minute. I wheel the heck out of my Jeep. Can't do it as much as I'd like, but when I can it is on some tuff trails. It sure ain't no mall cruzer or DD. I am saying I refuse to intentionally damage it. If my probability of rolling or flopping my $25,000.00 Jeep is high, I don't do it. I look at it like those kids, yes I'm old, who get glee from breaking a leg or busting their balls skateboarding down stairs. If it's gonna hurt why do it? I have driven enough trails over 30 + years of Jeeping to know what my limitations are. I cause plenty of damage just in normal wheelin, I don't intend to purposely roll the sucker for testosterone's sake.

Bob was not meant towards you. I wheel the heck out of mine and know my limitations of my Jeep and me. I go out also knowing there is a possibility that my Jeep may break and I accept that, because that's just part of the wheeling I like doing. It's all good just as long as we get out there and wheel and have a good time without ruining for others. In our club we always tell everyone that you don't have to do the same things as others are doing and no one will force you too. There is a little heckling but all in good fun. And last but not least no one gets left behind either.
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Here was a good lesson..

Built this...


Then, turned it into this...


Then, did this...


.. and wound up with this...


Now, I'm building up an 80 CJ5. However, I'm going to try my best to keep it looking good. No rolls, no endos, no jumps. Just some 33" tires and a mild build.

Sometimes, you can look at an obstacle... look at a rig.. and know there is absolutely no way the rig is gonna make it. I think that orange rig was actually trying to climb the depression to the right.. the ledge is smaller there. He probably got out of shape and the driver's side front tire ran up the face of the ledge before he could get off the throttle.
Dang it I loved that Jeep what happened to it?
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Here was a good lesson..

1 wheel drive? Nice looking CJ.

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I've had some plans to do a fold down rear tire carrier for a while now. Just need some better welding skills, a welder, and a few more things to feel ready. But I have been hording some pics. Here's some ideas.
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