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But you are right you don’t find a lot of negative comments about wraps. Even though you’re mostly finding information put out by companies wanting people to come to them and pay for wraps. So good quality suggestion after all there RP!
its too bad our research didn't lead us to your one off experience.
its a game changer in the wrap industry for sure.





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But you are right you don’t find a lot of negative comments about wraps. Even though you’re mostly finding information put out by companies wanting people to come to them and pay for wraps. So good quality suggestion after all there RP!
I did see many comments about the actual APPLICATION of the wrap which would jive with your comments (which make perfect sense). If you get some cheap, fly by night operation that uses crappy materials I think the chances that you get the issues you are talking about are much higher. If you use good quality materials applied by a skilled professional, I think your chances of having those kinds of problems are much smaller, and typically the wrap would help protect the paint.

To me I guess it goes back to the same old thing - "You get what you pay for".
 

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its too bad our research didn't lead us to your one off experience.
its a game changer in the wrap industry for sure.
Well everyone has to take Your life experiences as the gospel or they get called every name in the book..just saying. But sure you’re right there RP wraps are a great way to change vehicles color/look if done correctly. Again amazing helpful suggestion you had there! For me I’m not gonna spend $3500 on something that’s gonna last five years.
 

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To me I guess it goes back to the same old thing - "You get what you pay for".
To me, that's the most useless advice--are you paying for a high quality product or paying a grifter to take you for a ride? The price is no indicator.
 

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I did see many comments about the actual APPLICATION of the wrap which would jive with your comments (which make perfect sense). If you get some cheap, fly by night operation that uses crappy materials I think the chances that you get the issues you are talking about are much higher. If you use good quality materials applied by a skilled professional, I think your chances of having those kinds of problems are much smaller, and typically the wrap would help protect the paint.

To me I guess it goes back to the same old thing - "You get what you pay for".
Yes I will amend what I said and admit I was wrong. A “properly” done rap will not ruin a factory finish. Still for me though cost vs. lifespan is just not good enough.
 

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To me, that's the most useless advice--are you paying for a high quality product or paying a grifter to take you for a ride? The price is no indicator.
I’m not really understanding your comment.
 

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Look at these 2 and tell me one isn’t far better looking and as a bonus out preforms the other in every class. Not a hard decision really.

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Aesthetics is usually subjective……. For me i like the rangers look better, but never been a fan of the way jeeps look. In addition, the jeep rubicons are superior in offroad but at what 10-15k more…., but i believe in most other comparisons, the ranger does better.
 

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What's unclear? The old line "you get what you pay for" is bs.
Oh you mean just in general that line is BS? That could be. But as long as you’re talking about a “legitimate” product or service, in general, more expensive stuff is usually better.
 

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Shoot, give me a Lariat FX4 and the extra $10k that the Rubicon would cost for mods to the Ranger. You could do a lot of badass mods to a Ranger with $10k. Better on road manners and a very capable off-roader.
 

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Any vehicle not maintained will have issues. I drove my JKU wrangler for 87,000 miles for eight years as a DD. Never had an issue with death wobble or wandering. To write off all solid front axle vehicles because of what you read on the internet or seeing one porly maintained truck is extreme.

Totally agree. I've owned 3 TJs and a Cherokee all solid live front axles and lifted with no issues.
I've also owned 2 Ram 2500s with no issue and most recently a F-350 Dually which I pulled a 48' race hauler with living quarters weighing over 22k lbs at its lightest and never had an issue at any highway speed or road condition.
 

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Any vehicle not maintained will have issues. I drove my JKU wrangler for 87,000 miles for eight years as a DD. Never had an issue with death wobble or wandering. To write off all solid front axle vehicles because of what you read on the internet or seeing one porly maintained truck is extreme.

OP, if your going to primarily stay on the asphalt the ranger will suit you. If off-roading is your thing like Moab trips and challenging trails then get the rubicon gladiator. If your talking non rubicon gladiator then a FX4 will out perform a gladiator in all on and off road comparisons.
I'm inclined to agree with your "throwing the baby out with the bathwater" assessment of solid front axle vehicles but at the same time, both the F350 and Gladiators in question had to have been less than a year old. Not sure that fits your poorly maintained M.O.
 

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Look at these 2 and tell me one isn’t far better looking and as a bonus out preforms the other in every class. Not a hard decision really.

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There is something to be said about the ability to remove all doors and roof and roll down the road with the wind in your face, But I have the ranger in the end. Couldn't justify the 50K for equivalent truck.
 

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