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So another thread got me thinking about how reliable Jeeps are. I don't think any other vehicle gets treated like a Jeep Wrangler gets treated and if they do, they do not hold up as well, are not as dependable nor do they hold their value like the Jeep wrangler. After all I have never heard the owner of a newer Honda Civic say, hand me a grinder, and a can of flat black spray paint. The Honda is never driven down a trail that is 50 miles of rocks and mud and then drove across country.

So post up some pics of things that you have done with your Jeep Wrangler that the normal vehicles that are considered dependable and long lasting would not stand up to.


Mudding

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The interior flooded from being stuck. This would probably total most vehicles that we consider as the best for dependability. Yet a Jeep, you pull the plug and keep wheeling for the weekend.
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The frame and suspension being flexed to its max thousands of times.
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Thousands of water crossing.
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many miles of this
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Then still pull a camper home like this.
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Getting ready to roll 55,000 miles. Just the oversize tires would eat the life out out all the vehicles that are raved as being well built and reliable before they did 10% of the things that a wrangler is subject to over its life.

So show off your Jeep getting it done where other vehicles just don't.
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My jeep couldnt survive any of that… it barely survived this

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I'm guessing you have a non Rubicon model? Nothing wrong with that if you make the right upgrades. But if you just throw on bigger tires stock and go wheeling you're gonna break stuff.
 

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She’s definitely been rode hard and put away wet more than most.

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……been twisted up, airborne, wet, muddy, etc…..

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But at the end of the day, I also take very, very good care of her……….:)

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She’s definitely been rode hard and put away wet more than most.

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……been twisted up, airborne, wet, muddy, etc…..

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But at the end of the day, I also take very, very good care of her……….:)

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That mud hole at the end looks pretty familiar. Is that the one at croom? If so, never seen it that wet. I’ve had some trouble finding offroading around here that isn’t just mud pits, where are some of those flexed out picture?
 

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That mud hole at the end looks pretty familiar. Is that the one at croom? If so, never seen it that wet. I’ve had some trouble finding offroading around here that isn’t just mud pits, where are some of those flexed out picture?
Hey man… that’s not Croom , but I know where you’re talking about. Most of my pics are in citrus.
 

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You will never see a 10 year old Camry or Accord still running after that.

True. And I sold it a year later for $34,500

Avg price for a stock 2012 at the time was $25,000-$26,000. So I got probably 2/3 of my aftermarket parts money back. I only paid $30,000 for the Jeep 3 years earlier. I did the majority of the install labor so that helped. Buyer drove from st, Louis to Memphis to pick it up. I should have asked for more lol
 

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since the fourth day of owner ship its seen more miles on dirt and washboard roads than hwy miles. I still like to flex it out when we can but i never seem to get good photos LOL

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