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MTG
08-16-2012, 02:03 AM
So after almost one year of owning a jeep I'd thought I'd share a few thoughts of my evolution of never owning a 4wd, to thinking about a BB puck system, to where I am now. Feel free to stop reading, I'm mainly killing a few spare minutes as there is nothing new to read on the forums.

Perhaps you are familiar with the term body Dysmorphic Disorder? Well, I am wondering if anyone else suffers from jeep dysmorphic disorder like I'm afraid I do. Unless I am parked next to a stock jeep I feel that mine is just another run of the mill wrangler. I see jeeps driving and I think "Wow! That is a nice jeep. Wish mine was that nice." Don't even get me started on what happens when I see Moby, Rubicat, EVO 1 or GCM 2's ride. ;)

I have become a different person in the almost 12 months I've owned a jeep. I am on the forums (yes, plural) any chance I get. Literally the first and last thing I do each day. I've done most of my mods myself (or with Sharkey) whereas I might have changed some windshield wipers before that. I never even owned a set of after market wheels and now chuckle when mine get rock rash on them. I have absolutely no problem taking a sawzall to my $36k+ jeep, let alone a drill or dremel. My friends and coworkers think I'm nuts every Monday when I come in and tell them what I did "this time."

But it's not just limited to the physical appearance. Today on my flight home from Vegas I literally stared out the window looking at dirt roads, mentally took notes so I could hopefully map them and eventually drive on them. I have a checklist of runs/events I'd like to do/attend (thanks no doubt to wayoflife's videos) that is a mile long and growing.

So let's hear it? Normal, normal for a jeeper (assuming I can call myself one) or just stone cold crazy? Should we try to get an entry in the APA DSM-V (or whatever volume they are on)?

C.Whitney
08-16-2012, 03:03 AM
I'll say normal that or Im in just as much trouble as you are

mackey
08-16-2012, 03:39 AM
Absolutely, totally normal, but only from the viewpoints of another Jeeper. Otherwise, those without, wouldn't understand.

JandSJK
08-16-2012, 04:06 AM
Absolutely, totally normal, but only from the viewpoints of another Jeeper. Otherwise, those without, wouldn't understand.

Agreed. In my circle of friends most of us own jeeps. To them ist pefrectly sane drilling holes in the body of your brand new car to mount skins and sliders. To people I work with I'm bonkers and am ruining a $30k "car", not to mention what they think of the places we take said $30k "car"

RockyJk
08-16-2012, 05:21 AM
im the same way and i havent even gave my first payment on the jeep ha :P

socalrubi
08-16-2012, 05:57 AM
Completely normal! Every time I pass a dirt trail and can't make it on it at that moment I try to remember it. I dont want to leave one trail around me undone or at least unattempted hah and once you own a Jeep other non Jeep owners will start to question your sanity hah its all a part of the Way of Life!

Trail_Creeper
08-16-2012, 12:21 PM
I now know I am not alone! YAY!

jktubby
08-16-2012, 02:09 PM
i believe it is normal. I have never owned a jeep, always been into sport cars. However a change in the family (Son) had me selling my car and getting a jeep. I now eat, sleep, and breathe jeeps. Now when i look at yours and all other's you mentioned, i just count down the days till i graduate school so i can afford all my parts. But untill the upcoming summer the jeep will stay stock, except for the the 17" stock wheels and procal i just upgraded to. I might do some homemade rocksliders though ;).

serielle
08-16-2012, 02:46 PM
I vote normal!

My jeep is only about 7-8 weeks old. I haven't had a 4wd in many years. The males in my family are very mechanically oriented. My dad had a garage and then an auto parts store. I am not afraid of getting my hands dirty. However, due to the fact that my family all lives about 1000 miles away, I find myself (a woman with grown and almost grown children!) taking auto mechanic and suspension courses to make sure I can take care of my jeep myself. Only the other jeep owners I know (and my children) understand.

Morb
08-16-2012, 03:15 PM
I vote for normal as well. There really is a Jeep thing...and unless you own one, you really don't understand it.

My wife bought one...and after driving hers for a couple of months I promptly sold my truck and bought my own.

There's also a real sense of community...I had to run out to the jeep to put the top up when a flash rainstorm broke out, and another jeep owner ran out in the storm to help me get the windows in. We were drenched...at work...and smiling.

LOL i think said "other jeep owner" posted directly above me...how about that :)

MikeLisa
08-16-2012, 03:16 PM
MTG your normal, I've always owned trucks until my Jeep (My wife's had Grand Cherokee's and Liberty's, but that's not the same.) and when friends ask about my Jeep I start rambling and they just don't understand. I talk about what I want to do to it and they'll look at my wife and she just shakes her head. My mods have been minor to this point but I've bought the Plastic dip to do my rims and hinges but not having a garage and as much as its been raining haven't had time to do it.

bornjeep
08-17-2012, 03:28 PM
NORMAL!!!

My wife laughs at me cause I don't see pasture or forest.. I see trails and things to climb over. :clap2:

Also I looked at my wife a few days ago as we sat in the Jeep under the carport with the doors and top off. I said "Honey. We have the most expensive lawn chairs in the world.... and the coolest." :rock: I realized every time we sit outside we skip the 2 really nice lawn chairs and go for the Jeep.

It's just a WAYALIFE!!

Witrin
08-18-2012, 05:08 AM
This is a relief. I'm normal. lol

It's only been a few months for me but JDD's set in.

Is there a treatment? First step is admitting it or something? Is it a problem if you don't admit to it?

Someone should start a support group...oh yah...that'd be all the other Jeeps that are wavin' at me.

WAYALIFE.

JeepFan
08-18-2012, 01:54 PM
Mike, you have accurately described me in a nutshell! :crazyeyes:

Here is what I have learned over the years while owning a Jeep...

Some of the warning signs that a person may have JDD include:

Engaging in repetitive and time-consuming behaviors, such as looking at reflections of the Jeep from other vehicles, day dreaming about mods, and trying to figure out ways to finance an EVO DTD.

Constantly asking for reassurance that it’s perfectly normal to want/buy excessive amounts of Jeep accessories.

Repeatedly measuring or touching the perceived defective lift kit or steering component.

Experiencing problems at work or socially, or in relationships due to the inability to stop focusing on the Jeep.

Feeling self-conscious and not wanting to go out in public, or feeling anxious when around other people with extremely built Jeeps.

Repeatedly consulting with Jeep specialists, such as Mel @ EVO or Dave @ Northridge 4x4, to find ways to improve the Jeep’s appearance.

JDD=It's a Jeep thing!

ps. Mike, do you know any good shrinks? I think we need professional help...

GCM 2
08-18-2012, 02:17 PM
First and foremost, my apologies for now just taking a look at this thread but initially.....


....... Feel free to stop reading, I'm mainly killing a few spare minutes as there is nothing new to read on the forums.

......I was just killing a few spare minutes too.


Perhaps you are familiar with the term body Dysmorphic Disorder? Well, I am wondering if anyone else suffers from jeep dysmorphic disorder like I'm afraid I do. Unless I am parked next to a stock jeep I feel that mine is just another run of the mill wrangler. I see jeeps driving and I think "Wow! That is a nice jeep. Wish mine was that nice." Don't even get me started on what happens when I see Moby, Rubicat, EVO 1 or GCM 2's ride. ;)

Yes, familiar with BDD. Yes, I have JDD (ask my wife,....no please don't ask my wife) I actually have a fascination of almost all forms of extreme anything, from human physical performance to Motorsports. Even though I own GCM 2's ride , EVOJEEP, I am still in awe of Moby, EVO1, RubiCat, and many others anytime I'm parked next to them. It's always a distinguished honor in a way only we know how to appreciate. But all of the owners are always just a regular dude like me, and that's the best part.


I have become a different person in the almost 12 months I've owned a jeep. I am on the forums (yes, plural) any chance I get. Literally the first and last thing I do each day. I've done most of my mods myself (or with Sharkey) whereas I might have changed some windshield wipers before that. I never even owned a set of after market wheels and now chuckle when mine get rock rash on them. I have absolutely no problem taking a sawzall to my $36k+ jeep, let alone a drill or dremel. My friends and coworkers think I'm nuts every Monday when I come in and tell them what I did "this time."

Becoming different ain't bad, just never forget where you came from. Just don't ever become a douche, good family and friends will keep you grounded :thumb:


.......Today on my flight home from Vegas I literally stared out the window looking at dirt roads, mentally took notes so I could hopefully map them and eventually drive on them. I have a checklist of runs/events I'd like to do/attend (thanks no doubt to wayoflife's videos) that is a mile long and growing.

You know the miles I fly in a year :icon_crazy: I do the exact same thing flying over all the western and southwestern states, especially if I have wheeled the areas and recognize trails. It's awesome.


....So let's hear it? Normal, normal for a jeeper (assuming I can call myself one) or just stone cold crazy? Should we try to get an entry in the APA DSM-V (or whatever volume they are on)?

I have had probably a dozen psyche evaluations over my career, and to quote the majority of the Special Operations Psychologists "you are abnormally normal". Mike, I think this is also my diagnosis for you. Now go finish your damn jeep for the JKX.

Peace out

10frank9
08-19-2012, 07:44 AM
Hi.

My name is Frank.

And I too suffer from JDD.....

It started in January of 2012. I became a proud new owner of a JK and thought I had a pretty damn nice JK.

Then I saw a video from a guy, goes by the name of Way of Life, maybe you heard of him? I saw all kinds of knarly JKs like Moby, GCM2, EVO1.... It was all downhill from there.

I've spent countless hours, saving, researching, buying, modding, researching some more, spending, modding. It's terrible, I know. :( I've got my friends buying JKs. They ask me about mine saying I influenced them, but I never seem content with her. I wheel her, she performs and always increases my faith in her capabilities. She never lets me down.

Is there a cure? Shall I seek professional help?
;)

My name is Frank, and I too suffer from JDD.

mjhau02
08-23-2012, 05:30 AM
I made my wife read this whole thread. I had to make sure she understood that "my problem" was not the only one out there. I too became obsessed with "JEEP PORN" ,as we like to call it, numerous catalogs lay around the house. I have the JK forum, Project Jk, and WAYALIFE websites bookmarked. I really do have a problem. BUT I SURE DO LIKE IT! :2thumbsup:

Oh, then I start watching videos from this guy WAYOLIFE. Wow! If I was not already hooked, I am now. I have watched them so many times. I go through every picture they take on their trips and wish I was there. Maybe some day........ before I go broke.

And the looking for off road trails is habit forming. I have almost got whiplash several times trying to view a trail while driving.

Glad to know there are others like me.

My name is mjhau02 and I have JDD.

Conman
08-23-2012, 06:00 PM
[QUOTE=MTG;16046]But it's not just limited to the physical appearance. Today on my flight home from Vegas I literally stared out the window looking at dirt roads, mentally took notes so I could hopefully map them and eventually drive on them. I have a checklist of runs/events I'd like to do/attend (thanks no doubt to wayoflife's videos) that is a mile long and growing.


Thats funny you said that, I fly to vegas and Salt lake often and do the same thing everytime!!! Everytime i pass a dirt road i want to turn down it and see whats at the end. It drives my wife crazy!!!

serielle
08-23-2012, 11:53 PM
Thats funny you said that, I fly to vegas and Salt lake often and do the same thing everytime!!! Everytime i pass a dirt road i want to turn down it and see whats at the end. It drives my wife crazy!!!


I have the pleasure of having a teenage son that shares that has that same need. We often leave early morning and spend the day just wandering around dirt roads. :thumb:

13JKUR
09-23-2012, 06:24 PM
I too suffer from this disorder and there are no meds to cure except to purchase more mods! This is my social folder on my iPad and notice my background photo

RDE2ROK
09-24-2012, 02:59 PM
OMG! I am soo glad to see this. I am constantly getting reminded of why we got a jeep in the first place! It was so we could drive in the desert to explore with the metal detectors and blah blah blah......:yawn37: Now she says every time we go out you have to crawl (or try to) over everything you see!:D it is truly an obsession that doesn't go away. I am on my third build on my same jeep that I've had for 4 years, it just can't get big enough or bad enough, until this time I think it will finally be there:clap2: So to everyone who replied to this thread, welcome to the club!:thankyou: and yes, I too am just a regular dude with a jeep problem. One day we will all have to meet up on the trail for a therapy session!:cheesy:

koop2
09-26-2012, 11:09 PM
Ok im not crazy! I can rest better now!

StrizzyChris
09-26-2012, 11:36 PM
This is my social folder on my iPad and notice my background photo

I was gonna say :rock: .....until I saw the pintrest app :grayno:

13JKUR
09-27-2012, 03:04 AM
I was gonna say :rock: .....until I saw the pintrest app :grayno:

Haha my wife uses The iPad too ;)

JKAnimal
12-08-2012, 04:28 PM
I'm so glad the forums were dead and you got board! Ditto, Ditto, Ditto!

My wife thinks I'm crazy when we drive around town and I spot all the stuff I would like to drive up on! Counting Jeep waves etc. Yup in 12 months I went from no Jeep to Jeep nut.

Glad to see it's not just me :rock:

I honestly don't think I will ever own another type of vehicle!

I said in another post somewhere how weird and almost claustrophobic I feel when I have to drive a regular 2 wheel drive or when I'm away from the Jeep too long. Weird..

Miramontes
12-08-2012, 05:51 PM
Getting comfort from ready about others with the same issue. There are moments I disconnect from the Jeeping community and find myself surrounded with others that don't understand. I start to feeling Shame for my condition. Not understanding I have drifted too far from the trail. I most accept the fact that the trail is where I feel at home. It's always a new adventure. No matter how many times I have been on it. It bring me close to my creator, it reenergizes me. Allowing me to give back.

This is just about the trail. At the moment I don't have enough time to talk about THE JEEP.

Helipilot2
12-08-2012, 06:10 PM
So nice to read all these posts! Sad part is I am most likely going to sell my jeep due to the fact it was stolen a while back and had tons taken off and out of it. Since then I bought a 97 to swap what was left into it and haven't had time due to working in the east coast while jeep is on west coast. Now I am moving to Utah from Oregon so won't have time to finish it myself and it will cost about $3000 to pay someone.... Therefore my only option is to sell it if I can even find a buyer so that way I have money to try and get by in Utah

JAGS
12-08-2012, 06:38 PM
So after almost one year of owning a jeep I'd thought I'd share a few thoughts of my evolution of never owning a 4wd, to thinking about a BB puck system, to where I am now.

I have become a different person in the almost 12 months I've owned a jeep. I am on the forums (yes, plural) any chance I get. Literally the first and last thing I do each day. I've done most of my mods myself (or with Sharkey) whereas I might have changed some windshield wipers before that. I never even owned a set of after market wheels and now chuckle when mine get rock rash on them. I have absolutely no problem taking a sawzall to my $36k+ jeep, let alone a drill or dremel. My friends and coworkers think I'm nuts every Monday when I come in and tell them what I did "this time."

So let's hear it? Normal, normal for a jeeper (assuming I can call myself one) or just stone cold crazy?

Condition? Disorder? Obsession? Illness? All of the above? My name is Jason (J in JAGS) and I too suffer this incurable phenomenon. :) The weird thing is that it started before I even own my jeep. 3 years ago I rented a slightly modified Rubicon in Sedona. I'm pretty sure that's when I contracted it via simple contact. I knew then I would own one.

Fast forward to June 2012, and the dream was realized. A nicely equipped brand new Rubicon Unlimited. I actually browsed this and the other forum for tips on which model, etc. Been 6 months and I am so happy with the stocker, but "Envy" is nowhere near where she wants to be. I've never done any mods and am barely understanding a lot of the parts and tech jargon spoken here. But I am trying to learn and hopefully a "big brother" (even though I'm 38) will adopt me and take me under his wing at some point so I learn more and do more first hand.

Till then, I'm saving up my pennies for my ever growing mod list. Making a list of trails and running some that push the limits of existing configuration. Hoping some day to be able to grow up and play with the big rigs. For now Envy is happy being envious of Moby, Rubicat, MTG, EVO 1, GCM 2 and so many others. At some point others will see Envy and be envious of her, thus the name....actually the wife named her because she sees the drool I often have. :cheesy:

So what we all experience with our jeep "disorder" is normal. :thumb: There are simply two types of jeep people. Those that have one and those that want one.

Linebacker
12-09-2012, 12:09 AM
So nice to read all these posts! Sad part is I am most likely going to sell my jeep due to the fact it was stolen a while back and had tons taken off and out of it. Since then I bought a 97 to swap what was left into it and haven't had time due to working in the east coast while jeep is on west coast. Now I am moving to Utah from Oregon so won't have time to finish it myself and it will cost about $3000 to pay someone.... Therefore my only option is to sell it if I can even find a buyer so that way I have money to try and get by in Utah

This thread is so right on the money and so hard for me. Nothing with wheels stays stock for any length of time. Not the Harleys, 4x4 trucks and especially not the Jeeps. We're retiring and moving to Colorado in the summer. Until the dust settles (read $$$) just can't throw big bucks at the Rubi. Whenever I read "What was done to your Jeep this week" I make sounds like Charlie Brown... AARRGGHHH!!! Did a couple of moderate trails in Sedona a few weeks ago and banged the skid plates hard a couple of times... AARRGGHHH!!! I've developed a slight "tic" recently. Jeep Dysmorphic Disorder for sure.:yup:

Jojo
12-21-2012, 02:32 AM
Yes, I too have JDD and a somewhat unhealthy and growing addiction to Jeep Porn, but one good thing about it, my wife seems to understand this better than the Harley Porn addiction!!

grizzlycountry
12-21-2012, 04:41 AM
NORMAL!! I'm THE SAME WAY!! I look at the pictures of Moby, Rubicat, EVO 1 and GCM 2 JK's all the time!! :thumb:

FuriousDz
12-21-2012, 02:46 PM
Haha! Im in the same boat for some reason my Jeep seems to lose an inch in height every time I see it. Constantly getting yelled at for saying I think my Jeep is getting smaller :cheesy:

Donny
12-22-2012, 03:07 AM
My wife read this thread and laughed out loud....:thumb: Thats a good thing:yup: She now knows it is a good illness since I'd rather pour money into "Dozilla" than "EZY" my Harley:rock:



Donny

ssh6314
12-25-2012, 07:58 AM
I read and breath Jeep.

My fiance thinks i'm insane. We both have Newish cars GTI and the JK. I drilled my stock bumper for PIAA Fogs I took of my WJ an hour after signing papers for it, her eyes popped out of her head, 20k financed, and holes being drilled. Next was new rims, 33's and a budget boost in the mail. she almost had our child prematurely, brand new stock rims and tires, off and new rims and toyo's 24 hours later, unbelievable. and don't even get me started on all the project JK swag. stickers on a new car:eek: now I have the Hellfire JK hid kit on the way, new besttop tinted side and rear windows, and an appointment to tint the doors. Im not disclosing this so our baby isn't born ahead of time. :cheesy:

TwtPunk08JK
12-25-2012, 11:34 AM
I too suffer from this disorder and there are no meds to cure except to purchase more mods!...

I suffer from JDD, but I have been deployed to Afghanistan for almost nine months now, the only thing I have found to cure me of my urges, is to read the forums, add things to my various shopping carts on various websites, and ofcourse talk to all the other Soldiers around me about everything I plan to do to my Jeep and how much I plan on paying to do such mods.

I've also found myself looking at google earth and google maps at logging trails through-out the Pacific NorthWest that I plan on running after I complete my mods.

So, I say the worst part about having JDD, is having JDD and not being able to even see your Jeep. Few more weeks and I'll have my Meds :rock: I think I'll probably just sit in my jeep just to remember how good if feels. :clap2:

Hollywd32
01-14-2013, 01:40 AM
I suffer from JDD, but I have been deployed to Afghanistan for almost nine months now, the only thing I have found to cure me of my urges, is to read the forums, add things to my various shopping carts on various websites, and ofcourse talk to all the other Soldiers around me about everything I plan to do to my Jeep and how much I plan on paying to do such mods.

I've also found myself looking at google earth and google maps at logging trails through-out the Pacific NorthWest that I plan on running after I complete my mods.

So, I say the worst part about having JDD, is having JDD and not being able to even see your Jeep. Few more weeks and I'll have my Meds :rock: I think I'll probably just sit in my jeep just to remember how good if feels. :clap2:

Are you with 4-2? Geez- just a short drive north of ya and you.ll be in the holy grail candyland called Northridge 4x4!

munstie
01-14-2013, 04:19 AM
I would say we are all in the same boat and rowing in the same direction (adventure)

2011 JKU 3.5 R.E. Longarm lift.

JKBANDIT55
01-14-2013, 05:02 AM
Since having owned to Jeep jk wranglers in the last 4 years. I know people tend to think I am crazy. Close friends and family understand, knowing that it is not just a vehicle to get from point A to B for me, its also my hobby, my passion, my way of life. I've always been the adventurous one out of my family and friends growing up as a kid. The mountains were always what I considered fun. Not just playing sports and what not.

I didn't purchase my first jeep with the intent to climb boulders and get stuck in the mud. But to just go where I love being(the mountains) finding a back road and exploring. Then I caught the mod bug. Constantly preparing my rig to be capable enough for my next trip, knowing I've already found myself attempting trails that my jeep just wasn't ready for. My gf says lets go on a vacation. I say where we going, moab, the rubicon? She says. no mexico. I said ok, were driving. Haha

Im not your normal 24 year old.

I am on the forums, youtube, and craigslist looking at jeep stuff constantly throughout the day.
If I had the option to get 5k for the jeep or bang jessica alba and jenifer lopez at the same time. I would pick the 5k for the jeep.
My gf of 6 years says my jeep is all I care about. We fight all the time about mods for the jeep.
My friends at work call me crazy because I took my 2012 jk off road 1 day after purchase and got some pin striping.
If I call into work on a nice day, im sure my boss knows im wheeling.
everyone at work knows me as Mr. Jeep.
Everyone the just meets me, thinks im obsessed. I have a co worker who used to say im crazy with my jeep and a man should never be into his car this much. She left for vacation back home for a month. Came back with a brand new jk. She said " Im sorry, I totally understand your obsession now. Can you help me pick out a lift and tires?"

Its seriously on my mind 247. No joke.

My answer is. WE ARE ALL CRAZY!!!

catahoula
01-14-2013, 05:47 AM
The name's Pete...Uncle Pete. I too suffer. My wife thinks I'm crazy when I park next to other Jeeps to compare "size" even though I'm not as big as GCM2's, EVO 1, Moby, etc. I still call mine little Evo Jeep. I have taken over my wife's computer after we bought a tablet. I have multiple windows open for different forums constantly going back and forth reading. Forever searching Ebay and Craigslist. Oh, tip for you guys that don't know Search Tempest for Craigslist...Awesome! I meet someone that has a Jeep they have a friend for life. My wife say's only I can work something about a Jeep into a conversation that had a totally different non-related subject. I get caught looking at pics of my Jeep on my phone. It's my screen saver. Where I work you have a possibility to win a new Camaro...I would sell it in a "heartbeat" and put the money into my Jeep. If I won the lottery I would have a buffet of Jeeps at my disposal. I'm planning a leveling kit on my day off and am going to try to hide it from my wife. My brother just bought a new 4 DR and he use to trip on me because I always talked about Jeeps. I would send him vids of "Summertime Snow Wheelin", the teasers of JKX vids, "The Florence Run". He called me the other day and said he gets it now and is starting to mod his. I can keep going, but I got to get back to my Jeep porn. Talk to ya later my fellow Jeep brothers!:beer:

Tackerdown
01-14-2013, 05:12 PM
Lmaorog, this is great. I thought I was just a little to into it. As someone mentioned I have to get my wife to read this. Thanks for the thread.

Sent from my PC36100 using WAYALIFE mobile app

bl17z90
01-14-2013, 05:33 PM
It is like a bug that seems to be going around then. I can't stand to have my jeep the way it is, I do one mod and then I want another. It drives my girlfriend crazy.

like right now I am trying to figure out how I can get my trail grapplers sooner, but then once I get them I am going to want a rear bumper/tire carrier. The cycle never ends :thinking:

hinrichs
01-15-2013, 03:00 PM
In the short time of owning my jk...about 4 months now....i have become completly obesessed and have the disorder. I feel like it started however by just waiting to get my jk and being on the forums as much as I could reading up and learning before I finally picked up the jk. I have been a VW guy for the past 8-9 years...owned about 18 of them and finally made the jump over to jeeps, and have never been so happy. My family just doesnt understand at all, esp when I talk about new bumpers and all the other things i want/need. Glad to know I am not alone

Holeshot
01-16-2013, 12:43 PM
I'm affected by the JDD also. It started with my old 97 TJ a few years back. Owned it for 2 years, then had to sell it for some reasons, and since this single day, things started to go bad with the JDD. I thought about it every single day, planning my next jeep purchase, looking on every fucking parts website I could find. Every little dirt road I would come across with my car reminds me how good it is to own a jeep and how much I missed my TJ.

And now, 4 years later I finally bought my new 2012 jk, and things are not getting any better :rock:

Hopefully, my girlfriend understand that jeepin is my drug, and also the only big expenses I really have and put money in :thumb:

Sometimes I realize how much I always talk about jeep, and also realize that people around me must start getting tired to ear my talk about it and I have to make strong effort not to talk about it.

:standing wave:

Hatewagon
01-16-2013, 03:16 PM
Oh, we have it bad. Real bad. My wife and I bought Jeeps at the same time. I had only planned some light mods. I used to build Samis back in the day and thought that it would be nice to do some wheeling..... Well, some has turned into almost every weekend. Building the Jeep never stops, there is always something on the way or something having paint drying on here. Planning our second trip to Moab, 2 trips to Rausch creek for this year. Its seriously is our way of life here.

catahoula
01-16-2013, 03:21 PM
Owning a Jeep and having JDD is like having a honey-do list. It never gets done and it's always added too!:)

Conman
01-16-2013, 04:45 PM
Add+jdd = bad!!!

MTG
01-16-2013, 04:59 PM
Add+jdd = bad!!!

LOL!

ADD + JDD + OCD (or CDO depending how bad you have it) = even worse. :cheesy:

MTG
01-16-2013, 05:00 PM
Owning a Jeep and having JDD is like having a honey-do list. It never gets done and it's always added too!:)

^^I like this...

Jeep mod list: never gets done...always gets added to.

JeepJK4832
01-16-2013, 05:14 PM
Last night my fiancée was telling her friend how "obsessed" I am with my jeep and how I'm constantly on Wayalife on my iPad or phone. It made me laugh.

Hatewagon
01-16-2013, 05:52 PM
LOL!

ADD + JDD + OCD (or CDO depending how bad you have it) = even worse. :cheesy:

Too true! Good luck to anyone that tries an intervention.....

arashi
01-16-2013, 06:40 PM
So after almost one year of owning a jeep I'd thought I'd share a few thoughts of my evolution of never owning a 4wd, to thinking about a BB puck system, to where I am now. Feel free to stop reading, I'm mainly killing a few spare minutes as there is nothing new to read on the forums.

Perhaps you are familiar with the term body Dysmorphic Disorder? Well, I am wondering if anyone else suffers from jeep dysmorphic disorder like I'm afraid I do. Unless I am parked next to a stock jeep I feel that mine is just another run of the mill wrangler. I see jeeps driving and I think "Wow! That is a nice jeep. Wish mine was that nice." Don't even get me started on what happens when I see Moby, Rubicat, EVO 1 or GCM 2's ride. ;)

I have become a different person in the almost 12 months I've owned a jeep. I am on the forums (yes, plural) any chance I get. Literally the first and last thing I do each day. I've done most of my mods myself (or with Sharkey) whereas I might have changed some windshield wipers before that. I never even owned a set of after market wheels and now chuckle when mine get rock rash on them. I have absolutely no problem taking a sawzall to my $36k+ jeep, let alone a drill or dremel. My friends and coworkers think I'm nuts every Monday when I come in and tell them what I did "this time."

But it's not just limited to the physical appearance. Today on my flight home from Vegas I literally stared out the window looking at dirt roads, mentally took notes so I could hopefully map them and eventually drive on them. I have a checklist of runs/events I'd like to do/attend (thanks no doubt to wayoflife's videos) that is a mile long and growing.

So let's hear it? Normal, normal for a jeeper (assuming I can call myself one) or just stone cold crazy? Should we try to get an entry in the APA DSM-V (or whatever volume they are on)?

Ohhhh that's the sickness I just Catch....

At least I can put a name on it! :cheesy:

JKAnimal
01-16-2013, 06:46 PM
Ohhhh that's the sickness I just Catch....

At least I can put a name on it! :cheesy:

Oh yeah buddy your are Hooked! Fortunately there is no known cure! :rock:

Tackerdown
01-16-2013, 06:48 PM
Oh yeah buddy your are Hooked!
Fortunately there is no known cure! :rock:

and if you find one keep it to you self.

catahoula
01-16-2013, 11:28 PM
So after almost one year of owning a jeep I'd thought I'd share a few thoughts of my evolution of never owning a 4wd, to thinking about a BB puck system, to where I am now. Feel free to stop reading, I'm mainly killing a few spare minutes as there is nothing new to read on the forums.

Perhaps you are familiar with the term body Dysmorphic Disorder? Well, I am wondering if anyone else suffers from jeep dysmorphic disorder like I'm afraid I do. Unless I am parked next to a stock jeep I feel that mine is just another run of the mill wrangler. I see jeeps driving and I think "Wow! That is a nice jeep. Wish mine was that nice." Don't even get me started on what happens when I see Moby, Rubicat, EVO 1 or GCM 2's ride. ;)

I have become a different person in the almost 12 months I've owned a jeep. I am on the forums (yes, plural) any chance I get. Literally the first and last thing I do each day. I've done most of my mods myself (or with Sharkey) whereas I might have changed some windshield wipers before that. I never even owned a set of after market wheels and now chuckle when mine get rock rash on them. I have absolutely no problem taking a sawzall to my $36k+ jeep, let alone a drill or drewriends and coworkers think I'm nuts every Monday when I come in and tell them what I did "this time."

But it's not just limited to the physical appearance. Today on my flight home from Vegas I literally stared out the window looking at dirt roads, mentally took notes so I could hopefully map them and eventually drive on them. I have a checklist of runs/events I'd like to do/attend (thanks no doubt to wayoflife's videos) that is a mile long and growing.

So let's hear it? Normal, normal for a jeeper (assuming I can call myself one) or just stone cold crazy? Should we try to get an entry in the APA DSM-V (or whatever volume they are on)?

I think MTG has hit on a new Jeep sticker!

Trail JK
01-17-2013, 03:42 AM
Normal, exciting and I'll add that I love mine more than I love most people... Is that bad to say out loud? Lol

JeepSpurs
01-17-2013, 10:37 PM
Back 2008, I took my car to the dealership for service and saw the brand new shiny JKs in the lot. Took one for a test drive, bought it on the spot and never looked back ! :honey:

j.house013
01-18-2013, 07:04 PM
BDM. Yep. I even want to upgrade my upgrades!! "

Donttread
01-20-2013, 05:25 PM
It's a sickness for sure. My wife has an 06 sport and I couldn't handle not having one of my own. I've been back in a jeep for going on 3 days and I haven't put my phone down researching things. With treatment, I still fear there will never be a cure...and I'm ok with that.


Molon labe

OllllO Fanatic
01-27-2013, 05:21 AM
I too suffer from this disorder and there are no meds to cure except to purchase more mods! This is my social folder on my iPad and notice my background photo

Just want you to know I had no idea about these apps, you have just made my wife judge me:cheesy:

catahoula
02-05-2013, 02:19 AM
My wife and i were walking some trails the other day and she said why and who are you always texting?! I had to lie to her so she would not freak out on me more and said....my girlfriend. it was really you guys on da forum.

JKAnimal
02-05-2013, 02:33 AM
My wife and i were walking some trails the other day and she said why and who are you always texting?! I had to lie to her so she would not freak out on me more and said....my girlfriend. it was really you guys on da forum.

👏 excellent! Ha ha. My wife has finally realized I have a problem. I made her read this thread so she could understand that it is a true illness! :cheesy;


WAYALIFE APP 🍺

JK1
02-05-2013, 03:21 AM
glad to see that i'm normal for being this way..... my wife now knows after reading this that i'm not crazy for talking and thinking about my jeep 24-7...

i dont really know any of you on here but would treat you like family if you were ever in my area cuz we all have the same illness :drinks:

Holeshot
02-05-2013, 12:40 PM
This is soo funny because I recognize myself in almost every single answer on this thread.

This weekend I went to my fathers place and, shown him Heartland part 1 and 2 on his new 51" HDTV (which he never had before) And he was amazed and told me he never thought it would end up this way (Jeep illness) when bringing me on the trail when I was kid ( he had a '73 CJ5 on 33" BF mud, 360 AMC).

In the past couple years, I shown him photos and videos of the trails I did, and joke him that his CJ wouldn't be able to go there, shocked he was and replied of course it would! and better than yours! lol But this time when watching heartland he finally told me his CJ wouldn't go there, we were at the winch hill part. He said "I can believe a jeep can get through such big rocks!" I just told him that was nothing compare to the old little sluice on the rubicon, when EVO1 made it just before they blast the boulders.

Jeep on :standing wave:

Tackerdown
02-05-2013, 01:15 PM
Cool store Holeshot :thumbup:

C.O.D.

cozdude
04-17-2013, 07:44 PM
hi my name is steve and i have a problem...... its Jeep Dysmorphic Disorder.

MTG just brought this up in a diferent thread so i thought i would comment. yea i check this day and night and its up all day when im at work. i cant wait to do the next mod to my jeep and i get all excited just thinking about it.

cozdude
04-17-2013, 07:50 PM
hi my name is steve and i have a problem...... its Jeep Dysmorphic Disorder.

MTG just brought this up in a diferent thread so i thought i would comment. yea i check this day and night and its up all day when im at work. i cant wait to do the next mod to my jeep and i get all excited just thinking about it.

ahh screw it what am i talking about its not a disorder its completly normal. its a jeep thing right

MTG
06-14-2013, 04:53 AM
I'm bumping this up to add the following "symptom" to the disorder...

I now find that I look for an excuse to fix stuff. Sure, anything on the jeep gets prompt attention, but I'm not talking jeep stuff here, I'm talking anything! Where before things around the house that might have needed a little TLC where ignored, now I am doing crazy stuff like "preventative maintenance" or fixing stuff I really wouldn't have bothered to fix before. I look around and just want to tinker. :grayno:

I have to say I am really starting to embrace my JDD! :thumb:

10frank9
06-14-2013, 05:14 AM
I'm bumping this up to add the following "symptom" to the disorder...

I now find that I look for an excuse to fix stuff. Sure, anything on the jeep gets prompt attention, but I'm not talking jeep stuff here, I'm talking anything! Where before things around the house that might have needed a little TLC where ignored, now I am doing crazy stuff like "preventative maintenance" or fixing stuff I really wouldn't have bothered to fix before. I look around and just want to tinker. :grayno:

I have to say I am really starting to embrace my JDD! :thumb:

X2. Sealing your granite? Pressure washing the porch? Oiling the garage door? Yup. Embrace my friend.

cluelessJK
06-14-2013, 05:40 AM
I'm diseased. It's official now :/

SquareLJ
06-14-2013, 07:04 AM
I don't consider it a disorder. I think of my Jeep as a learning tool really. I've learned a great deal about steering systems, suspensions, drivelines and electrical stuff. I do spend a lot of time on all sorts of Jeep forums (a very unhealthy amount of time I'm sure), just reading different how-to's and debates.

My parents and friends thought it strange/weird that I would spend so much time thinking about Jeeps or spending god awful amounts of money on my Jeep. Nowadays, they understand why I do what I do (It also helps that I'm going for an AA in Automotive Technology).

Evilidea
06-14-2013, 02:18 PM
Yes, I too am afflicted, a few weeks ago I completely forgot I was in the wifes Suby Outback and crawled a very large boulder near the cliff jumps into Flaming Gorge, by large I mean bigger than most garages. The Suby performed nicely and once I was up to the area I wanted to go I realized, "Holy shit I'm in Suby", this thing needs a lift and some diggers!

Notajerryskid
06-14-2013, 03:57 PM
So I picked up a new crack, coke, and H habit. its WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYY cheaper. :rock:

rodstoys
06-14-2013, 06:39 PM
After two 86 CJ7s I bought a 2013 jk, now my wife tries to limit my mods. Hard to handle at times. Definitely have the sickness like everybody else tho.

BLUTES
06-14-2013, 06:58 PM
I'm on wrangler #3! Just bought a 13' JK (also have a 11' grand cherokee) so it's safe to say I'm a jeep girl - although I cheated once w/a landrover - had to go back to Jeep. I called my insurance lady the other day to add the new JK and her responce was "Oh you and your Jeeps!".....so I think you are perfectly normal. Instead of the skinny gym rat on my fridge, I have a pic of a sweet lifted ruby....cause thats the body my jeep wants;)!!

Kurtz265
07-30-2013, 01:27 PM
GREAT thread. I can particularly relate to the ultra fast transition from a guy who never repalced their own windshield wiper to someone who recently replaced their own suspension. My wife is still wondering what the heck happened....

Jeepmed
07-31-2013, 01:26 AM
Normal. Tonight my wife Just laughed You and the Jeep. Now its Tires.

JK-JOHN-E
09-27-2013, 03:35 AM
Funny thing happened tonight. Wifey said you have a problem, you're obsessed. I said your right:yup:, and proceeded to showing her what exactly this condition was called.:brows: She said this was dead on, you definitely have JDD;)

crowrb29
09-27-2013, 04:24 AM
I think it's funny because I finally found a hobby that I can focus my energy into and my whole family can enjoy and I still get guff over it. I guess they(swmbo) can find a reason to comment on anything.