Why do JL owners do this?

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So funny I saw this lol. He is actually selling this thing.
No, He's not selling it. Oh, it may be for sale, but he is not going to be selling it at that price. :giggle:
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Dude your avatar matches my glass right now! :like:
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I have (had) that glass as well. Be careful dropping that ice in, last week it broke the thin glass around the "pew" piece and the crunchy ice I was chewing on turned out to be pieces of glass. Better than fiber... Ahem
 

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I got a guy who lives in the area who bought an Ford F250 4x4 and actually LOWERED it. People do strange things and then whine when they go to sell it and no one seems to want to buy it.

I took stock lift blocks out of the back of my f150 4x4. Down an inch and a half in the back and up an inch and a half in the front. I’ve always liked the lcg look and performance. I put raptor 35s on it. It was awesome... Functioned exactly as I wanted it to... I sold it the same day I put it up for sale...
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Those wheels are not something that I would ever do, but... if you think they are stupid, but banging up in the rocks a 40k+ Jeep is fun... you might be slightly biased.
 

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Those wheels are not something that I would ever do, but... if you think they are stupid, but banging up in the rocks a 40k+ Jeep is fun... you might be slightly biased.
Slam 40” MT tires, a 4” lift, and beadlocks on and daily drive that baby with pride around New Jersey. The OP would likely LOVE it. Why? Because only the the OP can be the judge of taste as he sits behind his keyboard.
 

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I wonder if the Raptor, Mustang, Camaro or whatever other car forums bashes each other's choices? Not my thing but not my money either. Maybe it's a show car build, who knows.
 

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Its not like it looks good, and diminishes the capability the vehicle was designed for. Cant swap tires with anyone if u get a flat. Costs a ridiculous amount of money just to look bad.

Destroys any good handling characteristics.

Makes the ride harsh and unbearable.

Easier to get a flat

Curbs at the mall and drive thru are a huge danger factor
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Wow, small world. This rig passed me on my morning commute Rt 80 eastbound last week. He/she was moving at a decent clip too.
 
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I took stock lift blocks out of the back of my f150 4x4. Down an inch and a half in the back and up an inch and a half in the front. I’ve always liked the lcg look and performance. I put raptor 35s on it. It was awesome... Functioned exactly as I wanted it to... I sold it the same day I put it up for sale...
Thumbs up. I think modern trucks sit too high to begin with. On some trucks (GMs) they look really awkward because of that!

That said, due to their shape, they look funny when you level them out. The hood is always a few inches higher than the sides of the bed are, and often higher than the side windows too. So whenever I see it I think of hunting dogs pointing at things lol.

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Aesthetically I think the spaced out wheels sticking out past the fenders look really dumb, regardless of the size. I've heard before that it's usually done for functional reasons though, so whatever, I suppose.

For a jeep that spends all of its time on the road, I could understand 20" wheels and some really nice sport truck tires. Sticking rubber bands on a Jeep kinda makes them look like a covered wagon though lol. I guess whatever floats their boat? I dig the color at least! Looks pretty cool.
 

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Honestly as much as I hate both the look and lack of function with tires like this he is free to do as he wishes. Not my Jeep, not my problem. If an owner is happy with their Jeep I'm happy for them.

What bugs me is thinking putting a lift, rims and bigger tires on a Jeep makes it gold. Mods will retain half their value at best. Many retain nothing notably rims and tires. There is nothing unique about this Jeep in particular yet he's asking above MSRP for a Sahara and it's 2 years old.
 

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I wonder if the Raptor, Mustang, Camaro or whatever other car forums bashes each other's choices? Not my thing but not my money either. Maybe it's a show car build, who knows.
Yep, they do. It’s pretty universal. I don’t get it why people feel the need to be so judgmental about what other people like, but whatever floats their boat.
 

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Yep, they do. It’s pretty universal. I don’t get it why people feel the need to be so judgmental about what other people like, but whatever floats their boat.
If you went to a brodozer enthusiast meetup driving a purple F350 on 26" wheels with rubberband tires, I have a feeling you'd get chased out of town by "the boys" and that might be a best case scenario. But it's also just a stereotype lol. Hopefully an incorrect one. :D
 

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What good is function that is never used? How many buy Rubicons because they are the top model but will never go off road? How many people light bars on but never off-road at night?

We all have different views of how to build our Jeep that are formed by our own opinions. I bought my Jeep because they look cool... I bought my Jeep because I want to be able to go anywhere IF I need to... I bought my Jeep to be a nasty off-roader..

People having varying budgets for mods, and people have different priorities. Nobody gets laughed at for getting a lift and bigger tires. But who asks if they have recovery great or if they have beefed up their other components to handle the bigger tires?

I've been laughed at first getting an onboard air compressor. Laughed at for getting switches (before I really needed them). I want to get an arb locker installed in the rear, laughed at for that. Why because i haven't been off road ( although I should be going the this week and more in the future!). Point being in not a serious off roader. They have a point in laughing are my mods necessary?

At the end of the day these mods are cool to me. It's my money. I enjoy what I'm turning my Jeep into. People needs to worry about themselves. I may have my preferences and you yours. We should all do what makes us happy and enjoy our rides.
 
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