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I don't have any technical problems today, but what the hell's wrong with people? I guess you know when you've got too much money or credit when you buy things you'll never use. Last night my wife and I went out for dinner and while searching for a parking place we noticed 2 relatively new Jeep JK's, YK's, or whatever they're called now, both parked with neon lights glowing underneath them. Fortunately, the unattended vehicles weren't blaring offensive rap music like some of the rides in front of a convenience store often do, but I'm sure their entertainment systems were up for the task. In addition to the lights, they were both lifted 2-4", with large aggressive tires on bead locked rims, with multiple shock absorbers, winches and enough LED lighting bolted on to light up a baseball game. I kind of felt sorry for these jeeps and their gender confused accent lights, thinking back to the 3 old Willy's CJ2a's I once owned. and loved. Either of these Jeeps, you could have eaten off the inside of the wheel wells, not to mention the entire truck. Undoubtedly, these were 2 great examples of imposing vehicles you could drive to the grocery store, ready and capable of snatching any unfortunate shopping cart from the most trecherous weed-filled stormwater retention pond. After finishing dinner, I was lucky to encounter a middle age man and woman getting into one of those rolling advertisements for 4x4 parts and I asked him how his truck does in "the mud". He looked at me and said, "I've got a fortune in this thing and I'd never beat it up." I'm sure his purple under body lights wouldn't fare too well either on the other side of the curb. I realize people have done this forever with cars and I guess driving a macho-looking vehicle, is safer than a Harley and more legal than carrying a machine gun, but I can't understand why a man without a girlfriend would take Viagra, in you know what I mean. In any case, my, mostly stock, almost 50-year old FJ40 turns more heads than these dime-a-dozen, over-dressed, time released scrap heaps and best of all, I'm not afraid of mud, hills, rocks and deep snow because I know what it can do. I guess like many things in this world, people believe it's better to think they look good than to understand what is good for them.
That's it.
 

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Understood, Pipeman. We all see these creations, chuckle, and shake our heads. And yes, sometimes it is simply too much to not comment. Been going on for years for all kinds of vehicles in all kinds of countries and all kinds of economic classes--you should see how some of the Beverly Hills types here in California chrome-up their G-Wagons and add protective cages around their tail lamps for prowling the jungles on Rodeo Drive ! Whatever would they do without valet parking? And BTW, Southeast Asia goes bonkers customizing their FJ40s, so not just Jeeps.
 
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I was at Lowes one evening about a month ago when a big, lifted Chevy truck pulled in with similar lights flashing all over. They parked and went inside leaving the light show on for all to see while they shopped. My 10 year old daughter asked me what the lights were for as we left. Idiot lights was my only reply. 😵
 
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Understood, Pipeman. We all see these creations, chuckle, and shake our heads. And yes, sometimes it is simply too much to not comment. Been going on for years for all kinds of vehicles in all kinds of countries and all kinds of economic classes--you should see how some of the Beverly Hills types here in California chrome-up their G-Wagons and add protective cages around their tail lamps for prowling the jungles on Rodeo Drive ! Whatever would they do without valet parking? And BTW, Southeast Asia goes bonkers customizing their FJ40s, so not just Jeeps.
I know what you mean. I saw a lowered and custom painted H2 Hummer with 22" 30 series profile tires on chrome spinner rims. Kind of looked like Arnold Schwartzeneger in a bra and panties. One man's treasure is another man's nightmare.
 

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This just made me smile!! There are all sorts of proclivities concerning vehicles. My favorite one was a H2 with low profile tires. I just smile and shake my head.
 
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I know what you mean. I saw a lowered and custom painted H2 Hummer with 22" 30 series profile tires on chrome spinner rims. Kind of looked like Arnold Schwartzeneger in a bra and panties. One man's treasure is another man's nightmare.
And wouldn't you figure that the guy I was with thought it was the coolest truck he ever saw. A real strip club cruiser.
 
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You’ve put a lot of thought, time and energy into something that effected, 15-30 minutes of your life? Seems hardly worth it. To each their own 🤘🏻 🍻
Sorry, I thought it was funny. I really could care less. I'll stick technical s*** from here on out.
 
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Freedom hurts sometimes, I guess...
I'm sorry this sarcastic essay, that I was laughing while I wrote, would upset some people about accessories they've bought and may never use or their artistic expression in general. You're absolutely right, it's free country and I don't care what you do, but I can laugh about it or write about it. Sorry for your disgust.
 
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When that guy took his brand new jeep to the tire shop and had the nearly brand new BFG 255/75/R17 MT taken off for something larger...
And the tire shop guy flipped them on craiglist...
I got a deal.
So, I'm not going to complain.
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Sure, the all terrains are a better fit for my driving, but for well over $500 less, I'll take 'em!
 
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Man they look great and you bought them right, good for you. I can only imagine what the tire shop gave in trade value for them.
No more jokes about heavily-outfitted road transportation with mood lighting.
 

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I can't believe no one has said this yet...😁
It is a Jeep thing....you wouldn't understand...😂
On the slightly tech side. Bet they copied from the rock lights that real off roaders use.
 

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