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Old 01-25-2010, 08:38 AM
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It's the driver and the builder, not the ride.

I can envision several futures where I would end up driving a Heep. More so since Toyota abandoned my style. No, it would not be stock, but what would?
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I can envision several futures where I would end up driving a Heep.
Funny, can't imagine a world so bleak that I would be driving a Jeep. Hey, that even rhymes, bleak and Jeep. Just yesterday it occurred to me that I really am happy with my truck. Yeah, it certainly lacks the super bling and awesome capability in comparison to modern stuff and all of your trucks. But I trust it to get me there and back wherever 'there' happens to be, Home Depot, work, Loveland, Rubicon. Too many TSBs and 'known issues' to be corrected on other junk.
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I get all kind of Jeep props when I am in the 40.....FJC not so much
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I'm just talking about driving to Starbucks here in the Ranch!
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Reading this post and being on both sides the the spectrum a saying come to mind.... REAL JEEPS ARE BUILT NOT BOUGHT..... What is true in many situations is it is the driver not the ride. Wheel base,speed and a fast shutter speed i would think has something to do with it also. Sorry gang still love my jeeps. Old school jeep more so. After test driving a JK and a FJC you see what i got. In stock form safety and what they can do Toyota won. This is a war that will never end. haha
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The caption on the picture does say he's "creeping." I agree with you Paul - seems like if he was "creeping" that front end would flex more.
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Funny, can't imagine a world so bleak that I would be driving a Jeep. ... Too many TSBs and 'known issues' to be corrected on other junk.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100121/..._toyota_recall
Wait a few months, Toyota is following the GM/Chrysler model...

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NEW YORK – Toyota said Thursday it is recalling 2.3 million vehicles in the U.S. to fix accelerator pedals that can become stuck, the latest in a string of quality problems that have bedeviled the Japanese automaker.

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The latest move comes just months after Toyota Motor Corp. recalled 4.2 million vehicles over concerns that accelerator pedals could become lodged under floor mats, causing sudden acceleration. That problem was blamed for several crashes, including an accident involving a Lexus that accelerated to more than 120 mph before crashing in San Diego, killing four people.
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100121/..._toyota_recall
Wait a few months, Toyota is following the GM/Chrysler model...
Oh man, a floor mat issue, now that's cause for concern. With our 4Runner we just tossed the stupid floor mats in the trash, recall solved. Had we been able to afford to keep the thing I'm sure I would be in the same boat as with my truck, a section of worn carpet but still chugging along 250,000 miles on the clock.
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I bet the sways weren't disconnected. I have a buddy who owns one and he makes that point all the time. Because the more I look at it, it looks more and more conspicuous. It isn't like it is going over a hole. I just find it hard to believe that thing isn't flexing at all. It has to be the sways.
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Oh man, a floor mat issue, now that's cause for concern. With our 4Runner we just tossed the stupid floor mats in the trash, recall solved. Had we been able to afford to keep the thing I'm sure I would be in the same boat as with my truck, a section of worn carpet but still chugging along 250,000 miles on the clock.
they thought it was the floormats at first, now it's something else.
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