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Old May 17th, 2013, 08:58 AM   #1
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I work at a Auto Parts Delivery company, we deliver to both local and non local shops. Today I was delivering to a local shop that I normally don't deliver to, when I pulled up I noticed 2 of the techs were working on a JK. They were talking about taking both the top and doors off, so I assumed it was one of theirs.

I then walked up to them and said hey who's JK is this, it's pretty nice. Both of them looked at me like I was crazy, and then were like, "uhh it's a customers"

I then realized that I probably sounded like an idiot because both of didnt know "jeep language".

But then when I left I realized that wait, someone actually brought their jeep into a shop to take the top and doors off..? When I was leaving I saw its hardtop outside the shop so the customer must have wanted it switched to the soft.

Seriously...? One of the greatest things about owning a Jeep is the ability to do all the work yourself, especially because most of it is easy. I make sure to do everything myself, big and small, and I'm not even very mechanically inclined.

Does anyone see what I'm getting at? I just feel like a lot of the new Jeepers think they are Jeepers cause they "drive" one..
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Just remember... These are the people that are also buying two wheel drive Wranglers.
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Old May 17th, 2013, 09:02 AM   #3
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If it was a brand new top I know Chrysler books out 4 hours for a soft top install.Yes it's still a crazy idea to pay someone else to do such an easy task though.
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Does anyone see what I'm getting at? I just feel like a lot of the new Jeepers think they are Jeepers cause they "drive" one..
Kinda, but I disagree.

What makes a "Jeeper" isn't really what you, I, or the next guy think it is. To someone it may be taking off your own tops, to others it may be doing your own oil changes, to others it may be laying it on its side every time you take it out, to others it may be gutting it and making it a V8 powered, 1 ton buggy, etc...

I think this goes down the same line as the age old argument of built vs. bought and who's the "real Jeeper".

I give no fucks. As long as people keep buying Jeeps, for whatever reason or level of knowledge, Chrysler will keep making them and we all benefit.
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If the dealer would remove the hardtop AND store it at their shop for the summer, I would gladly let them remove it for me.
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Maybe the owner is an excellent driver, but total fumble fingers with tools?
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If the dealer would remove the hardtop AND store it at their shop for the summer, I would gladly let them remove it for me.
I agree. Hopefully next they come up with one that folds for easy storage.
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I agree. Hopefully next they come up with one that folds for easy storage.
I'd be happy with a 5 piece. I'm sure that would have even more wind noise.
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Maybe the owner is an excellent driver, but total fumble fingers with tools?
Yes that could very well be, but so was I at one time. Guess I'm just different than the guy who took it in for a top swap...
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I agree. Hopefully next they come up with one that folds for easy storage.
Try the one piece hardtop on my wife's 06 LJ. That bastard is RIDICULOUS!
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Yes that could very well be, but so was I at one time. Guess I'm just different than the guy who took it in for a top swap...
Or maybe the owner is a 60 yr old 4' 9" tall woman with arthritis and a back back.

Or maybe the owner has more money than knows what to do with, and has the philosophy that one of the greatest things about being awesome is having the ability to do all the work yourself, yet paying some schmuck to do it while they relax and bask in their awesomeness.

Who cares? None of your business.
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Or maybe the owner is a 60 yr old 4' 9" tall woman with arthritis and a back back.

Or maybe the owner has more money than knows what to do with, and has the philosophy that one of the greatest things about being awesome is having the ability to do all the work yourself, yet paying some schmuck to do it while they relax and bask in their awesomeness.

Who cares? None of your business.
Apparently I do and you dont
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Kinda, but I disagree.

What makes a "Jeeper" isn't really what you, I, or the next guy think it is. To someone it may be taking off your own tops, to others it may be doing your own oil changes, to others it may be laying it on its side every time you take it out, to others it may be gutting it and making it a V8 powered, 1 ton buggy, etc...

I think this goes down the same line as the age old argument of built vs. bought and who's the "real Jeeper".

I give no fucks. As long as people keep buying Jeeps, for whatever reason or level of knowledge, Chrysler will keep making them and we all benefit.
i'll do axle swaps, but i pay for oil changes, ed kohen does them for like $20.
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The new JK's are more of minivans than Jeeps. They are nice, but some owners are dumb.

To each their own, some people do not know how to change a tire! They probably cant switch their top either! They work for their $$, they can do what they want with it.

The % of people that buy jeeps and actually use them for what they are built for is rapidly shrinking, and I doubt it will ever go back up again.
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The new JK's are more of minivans than Jeeps. They are nice, but some owners are dumb.

To each their own, some people do not know how to change a tire! They probably cant switch their top either! They work for their $$, they can do what they want with it.

The % of people that buy jeeps and actually use them for what they are built for is rapidly shrinking, and I doubt it will ever go back up again.
Mm yes unfortunately you are probably right
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Old May 17th, 2013, 12:35 PM   #16
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I am pretty sure they were built to drive.

There are also people that own GT3RS Porches that don't drive them 160mph all the time. Ohhhhh The AGONY!!!!

You people are fucking morons.
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The % of people that buy jeeps and actually use them for what they are built for is rapidly shrinking, and I doubt it will ever go back up again.
Wrong.

100% of the people that buy Jeeps use them exactly what they are built for, to make Chrysler money.

Seriously though I believe the whole, "what they are built for", statement is something that lies in the eye of the beholder.
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I thought they quit making Jeeps back in 75
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Or maybe the owner is a 60 yr old 4' 9" tall woman with arthritis and a back back.

Or maybe the owner has more money than knows what to do with, and has the philosophy that one of the greatest things about being awesome is having the ability to do all the work yourself, yet paying some schmuck to do it while they relax and bask in their awesomeness.

Who cares? None of your business.
Clearly you care or you wouldn't have imparted your vast knowledge for us.
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I thought they quit making Jeeps back in 75
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