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Unread 07-01-2006, 11:39 AM   #1
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My Jeep is too pretty to wheel

I know some people are going to hate on me for this...but...I cannot fathom taking my Jeep out to get scratched to sh*t or start working some huge dents in it...

I bought a stock Jeep and within a month I went up 35's but still had the dana 35 rear end. I just put in an 8.8 and regeared so now I wouldnt be so worried about busting an axle or blowing gears...but after spending at least 10k in aftermarket stuff for my Jeep I am havin a hard time bringing myself to take it off the pavement...

Anyone else share these same sentiments or is it mostly poeple that feel "its a jeep and its ment to be wheeled and get messed up"

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Unread 07-01-2006, 11:42 AM   #2
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Unread 07-01-2006, 11:45 AM   #3
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what have you spent 10k on? And why did you do it if your not going to use it
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Unread 07-01-2006, 11:48 AM   #4
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what have you spent 10k on? And why did you do it if your not going to use it
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Unread 07-01-2006, 11:50 AM   #5
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Post a picture and we will decide if it is too pretty to get dirty.
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Unread 07-01-2006, 11:56 AM   #6
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It's your wheels that you paid for so do what you want with them.
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Unread 07-01-2006, 11:59 AM   #7
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It's kinda like training a dog and not letting him hunt..........

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Unread 07-01-2006, 12:05 PM   #8
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I know some people are going to hate on me for this...but...I cannot fathom taking my Jeep out to get scratched to sh*t or start working some huge dents in it...

I bought a stock Jeep and within a month I went up 35's but still had the dana 35 rear end. I just put in an 8.8 and regeared so now I wouldnt be so worried about busting an axle or blowing gears...but after spending at least 10k in aftermarket stuff for my Jeep I am havin a hard time bringing myself to take it off the pavement...

Anyone else share these same sentiments or is it mostly poeple that feel "its a jeep and its ment to be wheeled and get messed up"
Wheel smart, don't worry


Not everyone gets dents when 4wheeling. This happens very rarely so i wouldn't worry much about that. Scratches are another thing but nothing major. Buffing and waxing takes out scratches very easily. The 7th day after purching my tj, i had it covered in mud and both side windows severely scratched. I was pissed about the scratches but then again, the jeep is a jeep and it's made to play/work/explore so i put it through it's paces.

Some jeepers cherish their jeep and would do nothing to harm it. This is fine, and there's no reason to get bashed for it. Just because a vehicle is super-capable off road doesn't mean it HAS to be taken there. Buy what you want, do what you want with it. Don't let others pressure you. Just think of yourself as a wise man, taking very good care of what you just purchased. Some of us, like myself, don't care much about damaging or abusing what we spend our $$ on and some are the opposite. Everyone's different
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Unread 07-01-2006, 12:25 PM   #9
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You can certainly have a 'pretty' Jeep, but I can't see why it would keep you from wheeling it. As previously stated, not everyone beats their Jeep on the rocks everytime they go out. There's plenty of good wheeling out there that doesn't require much more than refilling the tank and giving it a bath afterwards, especially your neck of the woods. Of course you can and will do whatever you want, but I think you're missing out on one of the single coolest things of owning a Jeep - taking it to gorgeous destinations where normal vehicles can't go
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Unread 07-01-2006, 12:34 PM   #10
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If you do take it offroad, just check the conditions first...

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Unread 07-01-2006, 12:54 PM   #11
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Since money apparently isn't the issue, I'd invest in some armor. Skid plates underneath, rocker and corner guards. H*ll, just get your entire Jeep line-xed. Then nothing will happen to it.

Seriously though, add some armor and take it offroad once. I got hooked, and mine's stock.

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Unread 07-01-2006, 12:58 PM   #12
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just curious to why you bought a jeep in the first place? Wheel it or sell it cuz no thinks a bling bling jeep is cool.

Also you can still wheel the crap out of your Jeep and still make it look clean!




just the other day some kind got out of his car and was on his hands and knees looking at my Jeep, I was like "hey buddy whats going on?" hes like "blah blah blah its nice to see someone that actually takes there Jeep offroad" I just laughed "thanks"
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Unread 07-01-2006, 01:18 PM   #13
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Nobody says you have to. It's just nice to know that you can.
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Unread 07-01-2006, 01:25 PM   #14
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... unless it refers to his spending

I see where you're coming from, just be careful and it'll still cleanup good afterwards.
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Unread 07-01-2006, 01:27 PM   #15
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Take it out and wheel responsibly. After your first small scratch it wont matter.

I remember getting my first couple and now when somebody says do you ever wheel it. I reply sure this is from Evans, this is from Tillamook, this one is from Virtue Flats oh yeah my favorite this is from Reiter Pit. This is from me falling into a ditch..

Good times. Its like stories that go where ever your Jeep goes. Since your not using your 8.8 you want my Super35.

As well if you dont wheel your Jeep just make sure its because you dont want to not that your scared too. Ride shotgun on a run with a buddy or a club and you will see there is nothing to be worried about unless of course your first run is some insane rock crawl.
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