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Marmaduke

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The last three vehicles I owned, in descending order, are: 2023 Subaru WRX, 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia, 2015 BMW 535i. Being a member of those forums… what a difference coming to Jeep!

Besides the obvious differences of discussing “sporty” vehicles to an off-road orientated pickup, it is refreshing to be a part of a community that doesn’t think their vehicle will fall apart if you look at it too hard.

Between vape hits, the WRX boys are constantly worried about proper break in (absolutely do not go over 4000rpm prior to 1000 miles; immediately change the oil afterwards), money shifting, never going into boost below 3000rpm or WOT in high gear, and “wIlL tHiS tUnE bLoW uP mY eNgInE?” Then there are the guys with the Cobb Accessport constantly posting DAM numbers and arguing over the 1 Octane difference or if they can run ethanol to enhance engine cooling in an overbuilt, proven, mass produced Japanese motor. Also the amount of guys conversely asking if they could run regular unleaded…. Just because you can afford the payment doesn’t mean you can afford the car.

The “Alfistis” are constantly doing apologetics for the sins of Alfa past, lamenting the lack of aftermarket support, and then getting super technical into the oil analysis and being sure to differentiate the multiair used in the Giorgio platform versus the Jeep. At least three new threads a day seemed to be started arguing oil weight versus climate and longevity/performance.

The BMW guys were actually pretty chill comparatively, but still lots of discussion regarding the much more technical aspects of how to squeeze just a little more power and reliability out of the Bosch parts saturating the engines.

Now… coming here…. There is relatively little super technical discussion (I’m talking compression ratios and all the other stuff that comes with boosted gas engines) and virtually no one talks about engine break or argues over how to best baby these rigs. The general consensus seems to be, “it doesn’t matter what you do so long as you’re doing something and having fun.” Don’t get me wrong, there is a lot of technical knowledge on here, but people’s focus seems primarily focused on pure function as opposed to super technical details.

I’m just saying… it’s a nice change of pace from the previous forums I’ve been on as someone who appreciates the different aspects of “car culture.”

Thanks guys!
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We're running minivan engines. And as long as its reliable, I'm okay with that.
 

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I enjoy the same aspects of the Jeep car culture as contrast to my other hobby of building, racing, and tuning high HP engines
 

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I'm actually new here but been lurking for awhile. I'm new to Jeeps but not wrenching and modifying vehicles over the past 30 years.

My other money pit is an old supercharged Mercedes S55 AMG. The MB forum I frequent has a wide range of personality types depending on what car you own. Those of us that perform our own maintenance are pretty technical and generally try to help each other out.

I was into the '78-'88 GM G-bodies many moons ago, and even a Pontiac guy for awhile. Those were the days before the internet, when you actually had to scour junkyards and classified ads for parts.

I've gotten away from the gun forums altogether, although I'm still active in the hobby.
 

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You haven't read enough on this forum if you feel that way. We are all three of your past vehicles forums rolled up together like a snug burrito just waiting for someone to bit into it. There's a hot pepper in everyone one of us, it doesn't take much to find the one who claims to be the hottest.

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It really is a great forum. I used to be part of an F150 forum and those guys are all over the place.
 

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The last three vehicles I owned, in descending order, are: 2023 Subaru WRX, 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia, 2015 BMW 535i. Being a member of those forums… what a difference coming to Jeep!

Besides the obvious differences of discussing “sporty” vehicles to an off-road orientated pickup, it is refreshing to be a part of a community that doesn’t think their vehicle will fall apart if you look at it too hard.

Between vape hits, the WRX boys are constantly worried about proper break in (absolutely do not go over 4000rpm prior to 1000 miles; immediately change the oil afterwards), money shifting, never going into boost below 3000rpm or WOT in high gear, and “wIlL tHiS tUnE bLoW uP mY eNgInE?” Then there are the guys with the Cobb Accessport constantly posting DAM numbers and arguing over the 1 Octane difference or if they can run ethanol to enhance engine cooling in an overbuilt, proven, mass produced Japanese motor. Also the amount of guys conversely asking if they could run regular unleaded…. Just because you can afford the payment doesn’t mean you can afford the car.

The “Alfistis” are constantly doing apologetics for the sins of Alfa past, lamenting the lack of aftermarket support, and then getting super technical into the oil analysis and being sure to differentiate the multiair used in the Giorgio platform versus the Jeep. At least three new threads a day seemed to be started arguing oil weight versus climate and longevity/performance.

The BMW guys were actually pretty chill comparatively, but still lots of discussion regarding the much more technical aspects of how to squeeze just a little more power and reliability out of the Bosch parts saturating the engines.

Now… coming here…. There is relatively little super technical discussion (I’m talking compression ratios and all the other stuff that comes with boosted gas engines) and virtually no one talks about engine break or argues over how to best baby these rigs. The general consensus seems to be, “it doesn’t matter what you do so long as you’re doing something and having fun.” Don’t get me wrong, there is a lot of technical knowledge on here, but people’s focus seems primarily focused on pure function as opposed to super technical details.

I’m just saying… it’s a nice change of pace from the previous forums I’ve been on as someone who appreciates the different aspects of “car culture.”

Thanks guys!
I think it because most members here are either retirees or at midlife crisis and don't really gives a damn. Plus, many beating up their trucks offroading anyway 😂
 
 



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