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Stuff you just bought thread V2

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Kantham, Jan 22, 2008.

  1. Big-Al

    Big-Al amateur de bière

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    ...No one buys American anymore.
     
  2. Balton

    Balton The Beast of Worship

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    for which system? I am playing it on 360 and so does mr prophet.
     
  3. [GU]elmur_fud

    [GU]elmur_fud I have balls of Depleted Uranium

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    *Cough*Earlier same page*cough*

    Though now owned by Fiat you don't get much more American then a Jeep.
     
  4. Balton

    Balton The Beast of Worship

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    whut?! The epitome of American cars is either a Muscle Car or a Cadillac...
     
  5. DarkED

    DarkED The Great Oppression

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    Congrats! Looks like a nice Jeep.
     
  6. [GU]elmur_fud

    [GU]elmur_fud I have balls of Depleted Uranium

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    Not sure I agree or disagree with that but it isn't what I was saying.

    I am referring to the fact that the Jeep was a US Army workhorse for the better part of at least half of the 20th century, tramping all over the globe at the head of our military. Nearly every American car manufacturer made a version or two as well as many foreign ones. We sold them abroad, gave them away, traded them as war commodities... It is not that it is indicative of iconic American vehicles but it is unquestionably iconically American... and it just happens to be a vehicle.

    Thnx. I am no expert but it seemed one to me. Only 81k miles on a ten year old vehicle that looks brand new and has no history of major repairs. I interpreted that to mean a good Jeep.

    Thinking of putting bigger wider tires on it to give it a less squat stance.
     
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  7. DarkED

    DarkED The Great Oppression

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    Seems to be. Wranglers will run forever; at least, the YJs will. I've never had a TJ and I don't know many Jeepers that have them so I can't make a very informed opinion. I know the TJs have a softer ride because coil springs vs. leaf in the front. The drawbacks are limited practicality, little-to-no comfort, and absolutely terrible gas mileage, obviously.

    Jeep says 16/19 MPG factory but that's horseshit, you'll be lucky to get 15 MPG on the interstate while going downhill with a tail-wind. Don't expect miracles, but you can increase your gas mileage if you keep the speedometer at or below 65mph. Above that speed you can almost watch the fuel gauge go down in real-time.

    I'm not a fan of the long wheelbase Wranglers; they look awkward, and the entire point of having a Wrangler is the short wheelbase (for maneuverability.) I guess larger tires would make it look less awkward, at least.

    If you do size up you may want to consider a tire that is closer to the factory width (again, MPG.) A 31" diameter tire will affect your MPG, but not as much as the same tire @ 10.5" width, which is 2" wider than factory. Throw in a 2" suspension lift and a light bar, and my Wrangler averaged 8 MPG D:
     
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  8. [GU]elmur_fud

    [GU]elmur_fud I have balls of Depleted Uranium

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    Thnx for the advice. I am just going to quote it so it is easier to find for me via search later.

    Yeah the ride on my cj7 with those leaf springs sucked nads. It was made all the worse by the dead 20yr old (at least) shocks. I'm not a fan of the long wheelbase Wranglers either, but I needed a new vehicle and I was attempting to be logical about picking one in a price range I was comfy going into debt over and that I was fairly confident wasn't going to break down constantly.

    I have a WWII era Böker that was on what remained (guessing) of a German soldier my grandpa encountered that had stepped on a land mine. It is extremely battered but still functional. I have another Böker from the late 90's the quality difference is saddening.
     
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  9. Deathmaker

    Deathmaker Balanced

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    Yep, I've heard that in recent years Böker stuff made in Solingen can be a bit hit & miss with QC, Böker Plus stuff made in China even more so. Seems I got a bit lucky with this one as the fit & finish is fine, especially for the price.
     
  10. NeoNite

    NeoNite Worst hack fraud ever

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    Now find the time to wach it...

    [​IMG]
     
  11. ZenPirate

    ZenPirate Living Legend (and moderator)

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    Ironically the Tundra is more "American Made" than Chevy/GMC trucks lol!
     
  12. Al

    Al Reaper

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    Indeed.
     
  13. dotnetbeast

    dotnetbeast Mood Muzik

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    Galaxy Note 4.

    African connection.
     
  14. Igoy

    Igoy dea ex machina

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    [​IMG]

    Looking for Alaska has one of my favourite quotes of all times, and is inspiring my next tattoo.
     
  15. Jacks:Revenge

    Jacks:Revenge ╠╣E╚╚O

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    this is the part where you're supposed to quote the quote...
     
  16. Carbon

    Carbon Altiloquent bloviator.

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    "Looking for Alaska". Life-changing words. "Looking for my keys". Morning changing words.
     
  17. Igoy

    Igoy dea ex machina

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    "I wanted so badly to lie down next to her on the couch, to wrap my arms around her and sleep. Not fuck, like in those movies. Not even have sex. Just sleep together in the most innocent sense of the phrase. But I lacked the courage and she had a girlfriend and I was gawky and she was gorgeous and I was hopelessly boring and she was endlessly fascinating. So I walked into my room and collapsed on the bottom bunk, thinking that if people were rain, I was drizzle and she was a hurricane."

    I'm getting "I was drizzle & he was a hurricane".
     
  18. Jacks:Revenge

    Jacks:Revenge ╠╣E╚╚O

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    I like it.
    cool idea for a tattoo.
     
  19. tomcat ha

    tomcat ha Well-Known Member

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    will you put it on your forehead
     
  20. Carbon

    Carbon Altiloquent bloviator.

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    Don't do it. Its a cheesy sentence from a pubescent teen diary that may seem significant now, but the appeal will (hopefully) fade. The tattoo won't.
     

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