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Old 07-01-2014, 05:06 PM   #1531 (permalink)
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Old 07-02-2014, 12:54 PM   #1532 (permalink)
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I did A gazzillion posts ago...:-) My son is turning 15 today...he's taller than me now :-) that was from 2009 I got that Burton for him off Ebay...10 bucks with the bindings.


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Old 07-23-2014, 09:51 AM   #1533 (permalink)
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My snowboard vehicle enjoys the summer months as well...

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My father-in-law has one of those and it is fun to driver. Pretty quiet and easy going on the road as well. Unlike my Jeep with no top and giant tires lol.

The only thing I've wondered is do you get used to the blind spots? I have a terrible fear of not seeing people behind me on the freeway.
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Old 07-23-2014, 01:06 PM   #1535 (permalink)
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The only thing I've wondered is do you get used to the blind spots? I have a terrible fear of not seeing people behind me on the freeway.
You drive backwards on the freeway?
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Old 07-23-2014, 01:08 PM   #1536 (permalink)
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My father-in-law has one of those and it is fun to driver. Pretty quiet and easy going on the road as well. Unlike my Jeep with no top and giant tires lol.

The only thing I've wondered is do you get used to the blind spots? I have a terrible fear of not seeing people behind me on the freeway.
With properly adjusted mirrors there really are no blind spots. The issue is most people adjust their side mirrors so that they can see the side of their vehicle in the mirror. That's completely wrong. Your side mirrors should be adjusted out so that the only way you can see the side of your vehicle in them is if you tilt your head completely to one side, and you should just see a sliver of the side of the vehicle when you do this. With the mirrors adjusted like this, they are actually showing you what is next to you (i.e. in your blind spot). The way most people have their mirrors adjusted all they can see are vehicles behind them, hence the "blind spots".

And I agree about the FJ being nice and quiet on the road. It's the main reason I chose it over a Wrangler. The Wrangler is a little more capable than the FJ off road, but the FJ more than makes up for it with it's fantastic manners on the road. When I take people for rides they often can't believe how smooth the ride is in my FJ despite a lift, full skids, sliders, and A/T tires.

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With properly adjusted mirrors there really are no blind spots. The issue is most people adjust their side mirrors so that they can see the side of their vehicle in the mirror. That's completely wrong. Your side mirrors should be adjusted out so that the only way you can see the side of your vehicle in them is if you tilt your head completely to one side, and you should just see a sliver of the side of the vehicle when you do this. With the mirrors adjusted like this, they are actually showing you what is next to you (i.e. in your blind spot). The way most people have their mirrors adjusted all they can see are vehicles behind them, hence the "blind spots".

And I agree about the FJ being nice and quiet on the road. It's the main reason I chose it over a Wrangler. The Wrangler is a little more capable than the FJ off road, but the FJ more than makes up for it with it's fantastic manners on the road. When I take people for rides they often can't believe how smooth the ride is in my FJ despite a lift, full skids, sliders, and A/T tires.
I have mine adjusted so I can check out my biceps when I'm driving.




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I have mine adjusted so I can check out my biceps when I'm driving.




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Object in mirror appear BIGGER than they actually are... I angle mine towards my crotch....
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With properly adjusted mirrors there really are no blind spots. The issue is most people adjust their side mirrors so that they can see the side of their vehicle in the mirror. That's completely wrong.
+1... I think it's hilarious/sad when I get in many peoples cars and see the mirrors filled with the sides of their vehicles! I can see the next couple lanes over with my mirrors, I'm almost too far the other way.

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The Wrangler is a little more capable than the FJ off road, but the FJ more than makes up for it with it's fantastic manners on the road.
You think?
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Yeah, there are a number of factors that play into off-road capability, and a stock Jeep definately has the advantage over a stock FJ for the following reasons:

1. Ground Clearance - the stock Wrangler has 1" more ground clearance than the FJ. While not a huge amount of additional clearance, I've taken rock hits on my skid plates that would have likely been much less significant with an additional inch of clearance.

2. Solid Front Axel - the Wrangler has a solid front axel stock, while the FJ is independent front suspension. The solid front axel allows for more articulation for getting over difficult obstacles. It also offers more durability, as the axels are extremely beefy. The downside to the solid front axel, and one of the reasons the FJ rides so much better on the road, is that it makes for a very harsh ride on pavement, because any imperfections in the road are picked up by both wheels at the same time since they are connected to eachother.

5. Shorter Wheel Base - If we are talking 2 door wrangler, the wheel base is about a foot shorter than the FJ's, which makes it a lot easier to get over tall obstacles without getting hung up. If we are talking the 4 door wrangler than the FJ has the advantage as it's about a foot shorter.

4. Sway Bar Disconnects - the Wrangler has sway bar disconnects which allow for more suspension travel when offroad, but they can be recconnected with the push of a button for onroad stability. The FJ's sway bars are bolted on, and it isn't practical to unbolt them for offroading, then bolt them back on when you get back to pavement.

With the above, the Jeep definately has the advantage off-road. An FJ can still keep up, but the Jeep is going to be able to do everything easier. However, I think the FJ blows the Jeep out of the water as far as onroad handling and comfort goes. That's why I went with the FJ. It's my daily driver, and 99% of the total mileage I put on my vehicle is on pavement. Now if I were in the market for a vehicle specifically off-roading, I'd buy a Jeep.
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