Signs that you're a hardcore Four Wheeler:


You find that you need a new house because you've outgrown your garage and the neighbors are threatening violence if you park one more vehicle on the street or in the front yard. The requirements you give your real estate agent are (in order of importance):

  1. 8 car climate controlled garage with an attached shop, 10' high doors
  2. Outside parking for 6 cars, a motorhome, a crew cab dualie, a 28'enclosed trailer and a 34' 5th wheel
  3. 3 phase 220V outlets in the garage for your welder
  4. A mechanic's pit
  5. Convenient to a hazardous waste disposal site
  6. Deaf neighbors
  7. Across the street from a paint and body shop
  8. Some sort of house with a working toilet and shower on the property somewhere -or hookups for the motorhome

Your email address refers to your truck/4WD addiction rather than to you.

You buy new parts because you don't know where you put the spares.

You're looking for a tow vehicle and still haven't bought furniture for your house!

You measure all family acquisitions in terms of the number of parts that could have been purchased.

You look at the purchase of tools as a long term investment.

Your garage holds more vehicles than your house has bedrooms.

You have enough spare parts to build another truck.

You have truck parts in your cubicle at work.

Your Christmas list begins with another set of Swampers and a locker and your 'significant other' knows what they are.

After your answer to "What did you do this weekend?" the next question is always: "And you do this for fun? Right?"

You have a separate drawer for 'garage clothes'.

People know you by your "off"s". "Oh, you are the one stuck in the mud at Fishing Creek last weekend!"

You talk to other cars on the road, calling them by the manufacturer's name.

Your criteria for selecting a significant other include auto repair skills. Air tools optional (or maybe not ;)

You plan your wedding around the club schedule.

You astound the clerk at Sears by bringing in a snapped breaker bar every other week or so.

You give out 4WD parts store's number when a friend asks for the best hardware store.

You hate long distance driving, but you will gladly drive 800 miles to the trail.

You save broken car parts as " momentos".

You know the exact story behind every one! (see above)

You would choose a rollbar over air conditioning if it were an option.

Your idea of a good time is sitting around figuring out gear ratios and the ideal crawl ratio for given situations.

When someone refers to "The Good Book", you think of "The Land Cruisers Owners Bible"

You own five Trucks and only one of them is really street legal.

There's a poster of Moab up on the wall next to the family portraits.

Your video collection contains more wheelin videos than regular videos.

Your friends call to tell you they found another way into the woods rather than to see how your doing.

You refer to "Friends" by the type of truck they drive rather than names.

You filled out the Top Truck Challenge Voting card but threw away the Census 2000 forms.

90% of you work e-mail is wheelin related

You keep trying to coerce your significant other to allow you to remove the doors on the minivan.

You refer to the local construction site as "The testing ground".

You can remember how to get to every trail you've been on but get lost going to your in-laws.

"The Big Question" refers to Bogger or SSR.

When someone says someone is Biased you immediately think of tires.

Your truck no longer fits in the garage.

Your truck has gone to supermodel status and doesn't leave the garage for any trail less than a 4+.

Your daily driver is considered a mild trail rig.

Drivers behind you can see the car in front of you, under the truck.

The term "Open with Attitude" is tattooed on you, or you're thinking about it.

You base your next vehicle purchase on it's crawl ratio and whats available for it in the aftermarket.

People see pictures of your truck flexed out and ask "Is it broken?".

You stopped washing your truck cause it shows off the scratches.

Your boss asks you not to bring the truck to work anymore because it won't fit in the parking garage without the antenna scraping the ceiling.

You've actually replaced a fluorescent light in the parking garage cause your antenna hit it.

Your club web site is your homepage.

You are in search of a house that borders state forest and refuse to buy anything that's not even remotely close to it.

You'll drop a couple grand on new axles but the kitchen sink still leaks.

The vacation pictures are all off-road.

You ALWAYS have your drinks on the rocks!

You look at an open area in the woods and can determine the best line.

You base your social class on your recent RTI score rather than how much money you make.

Working on your truck is considered relaxation.

Every time you see a lowered truck you wanna get out and _____ slap the driver.

You look at other cars and think to yourself "I can crawl over that".

You consider Rubicon & Moab as the holy lands.

Tellico no longer scares you.

You carry more (intact) parts to the trail than home.

You've installed or though about installing a lift on the lawn mower.

You consider anything without 4wd-Useless.

Your ideal vehicle is a Unimog.

Your truck cost as much as an italian sports car.

When someone mentions "Xtreme" your eyes light up!

Motivation involves someone saying "you can't make it" or even more likely, "No one can make it."


And the #1 Sign you're a hardcore wheeler:

It's not considered a good trail ride if no one breaks!