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Unread 08-13-2006, 10:29 AM   #1
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A JK almost killed me

Well not really

So I'm driving my '94 YJ through Reno (just here for the weekend) and as I'm coasting up to a red light just as Jeep wrangler darts out of a gas station parking lot and nearly slams into my right rear fender. I think he misjudged my speed had I approached the red light faster he would not have come close to me.

So he manages to break and whip around my back with out contact and I about to tell this TJ yahoo off when I notice he has a brand spanking new Jeep and then I notice the bumper and the fenders and the roof and the manufacturers plates I go oh crap that's a 2 door JK!

So now we are sitting at a red light he's in the left turn lane I'm in the lane next to him he is one car length a head of me so I can't get his attention to ask him anything. so I decide turn left as well and follow him - only I have no real room to move my car over to the left so I do the best I can and now I sitting half in the turn lane and half in the other. I hate it when people do that but I tell myself it will be okay because as soon as the turn arrow goes green I will be able to move and not block traffic. well as it turns out at this light either the JK didn't trip the turn light sensor (which happen in my YJ all the time) or the turn light goes last at this light. So the turn arrow stays red and the main signal goes green and I sitting half in the lane blocking traffic. So I whip the car back into the through lane go through the light and turn right and pull over to the side and wait for him to turn left. He turns and I begin to follow him so I can get a better look at the car. we go about 2 or 3 blocks and then he does and quick uturn. That's when I realize he must think I'm stalking him because of the near miss.

So needless to say I stop following him and I let my first chance at an up close examination go.

BTW if that had been a 4 door I'd still be following him


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Unread 08-13-2006, 04:55 PM   #2
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Should have Shot him and kept the JK as a Trophy. (*jk*)
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Unread 08-13-2006, 09:04 PM   #3
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actually, after the fact, I was thinking that if I had let him hit me I might have been able to turn that in into a free JK.
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Unread 08-14-2006, 06:52 AM   #4
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Why don't you trip the sensors? I've had that problem on a bike, but never in a car/truck? Even my extremely light Tracker trips the sensors.
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Unread 08-15-2006, 07:08 PM   #5
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i think the short name for it "jk" is retarted i mean come on jk, just kidding, me and my friends always joke about the name, tj at least had some meaning to it, tough jeep, but oh well jeep is starting to lose its touch.
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Unread 08-15-2006, 07:57 PM   #6
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i think the short name for it "jk" is retarted i mean come on jk, just kidding, me and my friends always joke about the name, tj at least had some meaning to it, tough jeep, but oh well jeep is starting to lose its touch.
Here in San Diego TJ means a filthy city to the south
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Unread 08-15-2006, 08:00 PM   #7
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I thought most of those sensors were based on flux in magnetic fields, not weight. Anything with enough metal should trip the sensor. Maybe if your vehicle is lifted too high off the ground, it wouldn't affect the magnets enough?

for some reason I have always had problems tripping some lights... btw my YJ has a stock lift and wheels
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Unread 08-15-2006, 11:30 PM   #8
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Why don't you trip the sensors? I've had that problem on a bike, but never in a car/truck? Even my extremely light Tracker trips the sensors.
I thought most of those sensors were based on flux in magnetic fields, not weight. Anything with enough metal should trip the sensor. Maybe if your vehicle is lifted too high off the ground, it wouldn't affect the magnets enough?
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I thought most of those sensors were based on flux in magnetic fields, not weight. Anything with enough metal should trip the sensor. Maybe if your vehicle is lifted too high off the ground, it wouldn't affect the magnets enough?
I've had the same issue in a couple of my lifted Jeeps.
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I thought most of those sensors were based on flux in magnetic fields, not weight. Anything with enough metal should trip the sensor. Maybe if your vehicle is lifted too high off the ground, it wouldn't affect the magnets enough?
Something like that... If you put a chunk of ferrous metal inside a loop of wire, a current is induced in the wire. I'm not sure how much metal is required for those sensors, but in may be something to do with how high off the ground he is.
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Should have Shot him and kept the JK as a Trophy. (*jk*)

JK as a trophy... and then *jk* !!! GET IT!! AAAHAHAA!

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