YouTuber Gives 10 Serious Reasons to Keep Your Jeep Wrangler Stock

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Avoid attention from police, save on gas, free up funds and get better gas mileage. Need any more?

The Jeep Wrangler is the most-modified vehicle in America, based on the high percentage of vehicles that are delivered by the dealership with at least one Mopar upgrade. Of course, the aftermarket for the Wrangler is likely among the biggest for any single vehicle, so between Mopar and other companies, it is rare to see a JK or JL that is completely stock.

However, the American Jeeper YouTube channel recently put together a video detailing 10 reasons to keep your Wrangler stock. This is a humorous piece, but in most cases, the points made are valid.

Modified Jeep Wrangler

Reasons 10 through 6

The video does a reverse countdown, starting with the fact that a stock Jeep Wrangler gets better gas mileage than a modified vehicle. Next, the host explains that keeping your Wrangler stock frees up time for working out and staying in shape, along with allowing more time for your day job. Reason number seven is the ability to stop renting a storage garage to hide new parts from your wife and in the sixth spot, we have the fact that a stock vehicle doesn’t stand out as much, thus drawing less attention.

Jeep Wrangler Fuel Economy

Reasons 5 through 2

The fifth reason to leave your Jeep stock is that it will free up more time and money for other hobbies and bad habits, which are displayed as gambling with beautiful women and playing with guns. The fourth reason is that a stock Jeep won’t get you arrested for having illegal parts and in third, we have the fact that women won’t assume that a guy with a jacked-up Wrangler is trying to compensate for some other shortcomings.

Jeep Wrangler with Guns

In the second spot, the host points out that when you have a stock Jeep, everyone won’t just buy you Jeep parts for Christmas, so getting gifts is far more exciting.

Number One Reason

Finally, we have the number one reason to keep your Jeep Wrangler stock. The JK and JL come trail-ready from the factory, so if you bought your Jeep to have fun in the mud or woods, upgrades will make it easier, but a stock ride will afford you all sorts of off-roading fun.

Stock Jeep Wrangler with a Flag

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A lifetime automotive expert, diehard Dodge fan, and respected auto journalist for over 10 years, Patrick Rall is highly experienced in the automotive world. He has clocked in time as an auto mechanic, longtime drag racer and now auto journalist who contributes to nearly a dozen popular websites dedicated to fellow enthusiasts.

“Before I was old enough to walk, my dad was taking me to various types of racing events, from local drag racing to the Daytona 500,” says Rall. “He owned a repair shop and had a variety of performance cars when I was young, but by the time I was 16, he was ready to build me my first drag car: a 1983 Dodge Mirada that ran low 12s. I spent 10 years traveling around the country, racing with my dad by my side. While we live in different areas of the country, my dad still drag races at 80 years old in the car that he built when I was 16. Meanwhile, I race other vehicles, including my 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and my 1972 Dodge Demon 340.

“Although I went to college for accounting, my time in my dad’s shop growing up allowed me the knowledge to spend time working as a mechanic before getting my accounting degree, at which point I worked in the office of a dealership group,” adds Rall. “While I was working in the accounting world, I continued racing and taking pictures of cars at the track. Over time, I began showing off those pictures online and that led to my writing.

“Ten years ago, I left the accounting world to become a full-time automotive writer and I am living proof that if you love what you do, you will never ‘work’ a day in your life. I love covering the automotive industry and everything involved with the job. I was fortunate to turn my love of the automotive world into a hobby that led to an exciting career, with my past of working as a mechanic and as an accountant in the automotive world provides me with a unique perspective of the industry.

“My experience drag racing for more than 20 years coupled with a newfound interest in road racing over the past decade allows me to push performance cars to their limit, while my role as a horse stable manager gives me vast experience towing and hauling with all of the newest trucks on the market today.

“Being based on Detroit, I never miss the North American International Auto Show, the Woodward Dream Cruise and Roadkill Nights, along with spending plenty of time raising hell on Detroit’s Woodward Avenue with the best muscle car crowd in the world.”

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