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I'm having bad thoughts

I've been really wanting to get a jeep lately. I've wanted one since I was a kid and I have 3 trucks right now. One that will be sold soon. then I have the ranger 4x4 and the f150. I'm not getting rid of the f150. So what I am thinking is selling the 4x4 which I will be able to make what I put into it easily. So I'm thinking buy a slightly older wrangler and put some cash in my pocket and just DD the f150. That way I can have a dedicated trail toy and put some cash towards school.

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This is just thoughts running through my head figured I'd get your opinions on it.
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Well Ben I think that's a pretty good idea
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Sounds like a good idea to me. I've been wanting to sell my Ranger to get a Tacoma.
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Well Ben I think that's a pretty good idea
lol figured someone would say something like that. Even before I bought this ranger part of me thought about getting a jeep. This truck is just super nice and I would hate to destroy it offroading.
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you can do it.....ya. But....think about the fact that you have the "perfect ranger" that you wanted ATM...and ask yourself this. If your gunna use it as a "trail rig" how much of an excuse is that actually gunna be? Are you really gunna get into wheelin it? or is just another thing you WANT.
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Wranglers kick *** dude. In the summer you can take the top off, they can pretty much go anywhere stock, they turn on a dime. Rangers are nice but before i got mine i was looking for a wrangler. I'm really bummed I didn't fine one :(
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you can do it.....ya. But....think about the fact that you have the "perfect ranger" that you wanted ATM...and ask yourself this. If your gunna use it as a "trail rig" how much of an excuse is that actually gunna be? Are you really gunna get into wheelin it? or is just another thing you WANT.
The thing that has held me back from doing any real wheeling is that all the good places are about 1-4 hours away. I'd hate to fix my ranger up and drive it there and break it. Then be SOL. At least with an older jeep I can trailer it there and if I dent it up or scratch the paint I would feel bad about it. The paint is perfect on this ranger.
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wranglers (4.0's) are nice. but id rather wheel in a small truck. honestly the days of rollin around with no doors and a top are over you will get anything nice jacked so i wouldnt buy one for that.
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wranglers (4.0's) are nice. but id rather wheel in a small truck. honestly the days of rollin around with no doors and a top are over you will get anything nice jacked so i wouldnt buy one for that.
Valid point. I could try and find a gen 1-3 to build, but I kinda like the idea of being able to sit more then 2.
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The thing that has held me back from doing any real wheeling is that all the good places are about 1-4 hours away. I'd hate to fix my ranger up and drive it there and break it. Then be SOL. At least with an older jeep I can trailer it there and if I dent it up or scratch the paint I would feel bad about it. The paint is perfect on this ranger.
i dont wanna hear it. now your already sounding like a jeep owner.

if your really gunna wheel any truck, you got to getover this whole pefect paint thing and the unevitable of breaking stuff.

I always drive my truck to the trail...and back. Rangers are super reliable, and until you SAS one or something, itll be FINE. Paint, getover it. If you use that as an excuse now, itll be your excuse later. Seriously. not tryna be a deuch or over persuade...but im serious.
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if you buy a jeep you should be banned from this site haha
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i dont wanna hear it. now your already sounding like a jeep owner.

if your really gunna wheel any truck, you got to getover this whole pefect paint thing and the unevitable of breaking stuff.

I always drive my truck to the trail...and back. Rangers are super reliable, and until you SAS one or something, itll be FINE. Paint, getover it. If you use that as an excuse now, itll be your excuse later. Seriously. not tryna be a deuch or over persuade...but im serious.
I hear ya randy, but I started out a mustang guy. So paint IS very important to me when a vehicle is in nice shape. Which is why I have been so hesitant to take this truck any where. I screwed the clear coat up on my other ranger pretty bad and regretted it. Its not that I think jeeps are the only offroad vehicle out there. I'd wheel an older ranger if I had one. I just dont see the point in destroying something that is in good shape when you have an option of getting something that is already a little banged up.

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if you buy a jeep you should be banned from this site haha
lol I know i'll never get banned from this site. I've been on here longer then 80% of the current user's and I dont start any BS lol.
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I hear ya randy, but I started out a mustang guy. So paint IS very important to me when a vehicle is in nice shape. Which is why I have been so hesitant to take this truck any where. I screwed the clear coat up on my other ranger pretty bad and regretted it. Its not that I think jeeps are the only offroad vehicle out there. I'd wheel an older ranger if I had one. I just dont see the point in destroying something that is in good shape when you have an option of getting something that is already a little banged up.
i could go on arguing with you forever but in the end its your money and your vehicle getting beat up. imo theres just not much fun in having something else that over half the people on the trail have too. its just fun having something different from the group and theres more pride in it. besides, you'll get to grow into your truck that way in terms of how your driving skills progress. but in the end, im just a confused asian boy with a big truck giving you a good arguement
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i could go on arguing with you forever but in the end its your money and your vehicle getting beat up. imo theres just not much fun in having something else that over half the people on the trail have too. its just fun having something different from the group and theres more pride in it. besides, you'll get to grow into your truck that way in terms of how your driving skills progress. but in the end, im just a confused asian boy with a big truck giving you a good arguement
haha its all good man. Thats why I posted on here to hear people opinions. I enjoy the truck a lot. Just like I did my other rangers I've had. I may just step down to an older ranger. Who knows. I'm not doing anything till after the knoxville meet so it gives me time to really think about it.
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lol figured someone would say something like that. Even before I bought this ranger part of me thought about getting a jeep. This truck is just super nice and I would hate to destroy it offroading.
don't be such a pu55y.

lol but yes, the jeep idea would be cool. i've wanted one for a while now also but would prefer a Bronco with a 351 just because i drove one the other day and its ****ing sick...turning radius is really good too and perfect for the trails around here.
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Just one problem.. That money you THINK you're gonna put away.. WILL get dumped into the Jeep.

Other than that, go for it! Wranglers are capable little things, the only reason I don't want one is that they're too popular lol
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haha its all good man. Thats why I posted on here to hear people opinions. I enjoy the truck a lot. Just like I did my other rangers I've had. I may just step down to an older ranger. Who knows. I'm not doing anything till after the knoxville meet so it gives me time to really think about it.
and your mind will probably change like 3 times before then.

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Just one problem.. That money you THINK you're gonna put away.. WILL get dumped into the Jeep.

Other than that, go for it! Wranglers are capable little things, the only reason I don't want one is that they're too popular lol
lol, so true.
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don't be such a pu55y.

lol but yes, the jeep idea would be cool. i've wanted one for a while now also but would prefer a Bronco with a 351 just because i drove one the other day and its ****ing sick...turning radius is really good too and perfect for the trails around here.
I'd love a fullsize bronco. I've looked for them. If I found a good enough deal I'd consider it.

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Just one problem.. That money you THINK you're gonna put away.. WILL get dumped into the Jeep.

Other than that, go for it! Wranglers are capable little things, the only reason I don't want one is that they're too popular lol
I'm sure a little would, but here its easy to find modified jeeps for sale.

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and your mind will probably change like 3 times before then.



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lol yeah yeah. I know i'm a bit indecisive when it comes to cars. I just like to consider all my options. It also never hurts to get outside opinions like yours.
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yeah always best to evaluate the options but if a bronco is tossed in the mix there is no reason to get anything else :-)
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yeah always best to evaluate the options but if a bronco is tossed in the mix there is no reason to get anything else :-)
haha yeah a bronco would be a lot of fun.
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lol yeah yeah. I know i'm a bit indecisive when it comes to cars. I just like to consider all my options. It also never hurts to get outside opinions like yours.
its cuz i had my indecisiveness too....hence my mazda....now look where its at...
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I'd love a fullsize bronco. I've looked for them. If I found a good enough deal I'd consider it.
someone here is trying to sell me one for $800, just needs a fuel pump/filter

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I'm sure a little would, but here its easy to find modified jeeps for sale.
exactly, they're everywhere

and it may be modified, but you'll always find something to change.
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its cuz i had my indecisiveness too....hence my mazda....now look where its at...
Yeah and i'm glad you decided to fix it. It was my favorite mazda!

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someone here is trying to sell me one for $800, just needs a fuel pump/filter



exactly, they're everywhere

and it may be modified, but you'll always find something to change.
Dude even if you just buy it and fix it you could make some decent cash of it! and I will always put my own twist on something. Like my mustang it was almost perfect, but I changed a few things to make it mine.
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sleep on it for a while... if your still wanting it go for it...or sell them all and get a raptor! lol

me presonally, i know what im getting for my next rig...07+ Unlimited...probly gonna be on 37's. just plan out your options and wants over your needs
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sleep on it for a while... if your still wanting it go for it...or sell them all and get a raptor! lol

me presonally, i know what im getting for my next rig...07+ Unlimited...probly gonna be on 37's. just plan out your options and wants over your needs
thats what i'm trying to do. I dont "need" two trucks per say. I have the f150 that I am NOT getting rid of. So if one goes it's the ranger. I have a few weeks before i'll actually do anything. So I have plenty of time to decide.
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