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Unread 03-01-2015, 07:32 AM   #1
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Sold my CJ7, bought a JK.... I like it here better

Well, I sold my CJ7 about a year ago...the longest I've ever been without a Jeep. Bought the wife a 4dr JK (I know, I'm a sellout) the other day. Went on the JK forum.....I like you guys better. I think I'll stick it out here

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Unread 03-01-2015, 08:17 AM   #2
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Well, I for one thank you for the complement. I think it may be because many of us here are too far down life's road to take ourselves seriously, know what we want and aren't caught up too much in worrying about what our neighbors have that we don't.

Have fun with your JK!
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Unread 03-01-2015, 08:24 AM   #3
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Sorry, only the cool kids with CJs can hang out here.

Beat it, JK punk.

Kidding, of course. Thanks for hanging with us.

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Unread 03-01-2015, 10:24 AM   #4
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Sorry, only the cool kids with CJs can hang out here.

Beat it, JK punk.

(just joking as well, but that's funny)
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Unread 03-01-2015, 10:28 AM   #5
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i thought JK meant 'joke'

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Unread 03-01-2015, 10:44 AM   #6
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I wish this forum and an "Other Brands" forum. The knowledge here + the attitude is just awesome. I tried last year to get some help on an Acura MDX forum. I wanted to disable the seatbelt chime for those quick in-the-neighbor runs to the pool in my wife's MDX. I even mentioned the .35 miles to the pool and the .18 mile drive to the school - IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

Holy *$&#! you'd think I asked them "Hey, if I want to mount a baby seat on the front bumper, should I use duct tape or velcro?" They ranted about bad parenting, being stupid... it was crazy.

It seems to be brand, or even model-specific (Jeep vs. Acura, CJ vs. JK)... the guys on the Land Cruiser forum - 1970s up through the new ones - are very cool. Every time I join a forum, I feel like I'm walking into a dive bar as everyone looks at the door... then smiles, or throws a punch.
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Unread 03-01-2015, 11:29 AM   #7
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I wish this forum and an "Other Brands" forum. The knowledge here + the attitude is just awesome. I tried last year to get some help on an Acura MDX forum. I wanted to disable the seatbelt chime for those quick in-the-neighbor runs to the pool in my wife's MDX. I even mentioned the .35 miles to the pool and the .18 mile drive to the school - IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

Holy *$&#! you'd think I asked them "Hey, if I want to mount a baby seat on the front bumper, should I use duct tape or velcro?" They ranted about bad parenting, being stupid... it was crazy.

It seems to be brand, or even model-specific (Jeep vs. Acura, CJ vs. JK)... the guys on the Land Cruiser forum - 1970s up through the new ones - are very cool. Every time I join a forum, I feel like I'm walking into a dive bar as everyone looks at the door... then smiles, or throws a punch.
Ok, you asked for it. ;-). I forgot to wear my seatbelt in my driveway a couple years back just going out to the end to visit my neighbours and my gas pedal caught on the floor mat on a corner, the CJ snapped sideways and stopped against a bank tossing me out through the steel passenger door snapping my neck in 2 places.

6 months in a halo frame and hard collar. I Sure won't forget to wear my seatbelt again....
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Unread 03-01-2015, 11:34 AM   #8
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Ok, you asked for it. ;-). I forgot to wear my seatbelt in my driveway a couple years back just going out to the end to visit my neighbours and my gas pedal caught on the floor mat on a corner, the CJ snapped sideways and stopped against a bank tossing me out through the steel passenger door snapping my neck in 2 places.

6 months in a halo frame and hard collar. I Sure won't forget to wear my seatbelt again....
He was talking about disabling a seat belt chime, which I agree the chime is annoying and unnecessary. No where did he say he wasn't going to wear his seat belt.

Mike, if you didn't have bad luck, you wouldn't have any. Sorry that happened to you, the floor mat/gas peddle incident.

Anyhow, welcome OP! As you already know, this place is where it's at
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Unread 03-01-2015, 01:04 PM   #9
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He was talking about disabling a seat belt chime, which I agree the chime is annoying and unnecessary. No where did he say he wasn't going to wear his seat belt.

Mike, if you didn't have bad luck, you wouldn't have any. Sorry that happened to you, the floor mat/gas peddle incident.

Anyhow, welcome OP! As you already know, this place is where it's at
True, my chime is long gone, but maybe it would have reminded me. I didn't intentionally not wear the belt, I was in and out of it all day stationary building a log bridge with my winch and just hopped back in. That seat belt buzzer would have been annoying though so I see the point.
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Unread 03-01-2015, 01:25 PM   #10
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I do believe this is the time we send danheit out to get us some beer...
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Unread 03-01-2015, 03:13 PM   #11
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I don't know. Isn't there that old saying about not wanting to be a member of a club that would have me?

Be careful about wanting the inclusion.

That being said, I surf a boating website where guys are just waiting to frag others who ask "dumb" questions.

Glad to see the guys here are more than willing to help relative CJ newbies like myself without calling us out.

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Unread 03-02-2015, 09:49 AM   #12
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Usually it's the smaller sites that are able to keep the flaming to a minimum. This site has done both - grown to decent size and kept the flaming down. The moderators and the users get credit for this.

And yeah Mike... you're right. I really should rethink my no seatbelt in the 'hood policy. I hate stories like yours... all pragmatic, realistic... ;-)
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And yeah Mike... you're right. I really should rethink my no seatbelt in the 'hood policy. I hate stories like yours... all pragmatic, realistic... ;-)
Insurance statistics show that 23% of car accidents happen less than a mile from home. Only 1% happen 50 miles or more from home.

Years ago, as a young dumb fearless kid, I rolled a vehicle while being stupid in our neighborhood, without my seatbelt on. By the grace of God, I ended up wedged between the 2 front seats, and walked away with only scratches. Cops, insurance agents, family, and friends all said I was lucky to survive. My seatbelt goes on before I start the engine, now.

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Unread 03-02-2015, 10:42 AM   #14
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Insurance statistics show that 23% of car accidents happen less than a mile from home. Only 1% happen 50 miles or more from home.

Years ago, as a young dumb fearless kid, I rolled a vehicle while being stupid in our neighborhood, without my seatbelt on. By the grace of God, I ended up wedged between the 2 front seats, and walked away with only scratches. Cops, insurance agents, family, and friends all said I was lucky to survive. My seat goes on before I start the engine, now.

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I am part of those stats. Have done tons of crazy off road running when I was younger and invincible, and the two accidents that messed me up were in my driveway and turning into my driveway. I was a passenger in a passenger side T-bone hit in 2003 turning into my driveway when some fool in a hurry tried to pass us on the inside as we were making the turn. That has me now on the permanently disabled list from nerve damage in my neck, then flat out breaking my neck in my driveway from not wearing a seatbelt. Doctors called it "the hangman break" and told me I was one wrong move from being a quadriplegic and 2 moves from dead. I got up off the ground and got back into the CJ where my phone was to call for help even. Funny part is, the broken neck healed up clean, it's the freaking whiplash damage that has done me in.
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I've only been a member a few months. Have always gotten good humor, plus timley and helpful replies. Learned a lot. I consider this forum the best tool in my toolbox.
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