Don´t be too hard on the dude, guys.
Maybe he is a boater.
As replacing a perfectly good part with a new one before it shows wear may seem excessive to most, it is a common thing to do if you are relying on those parts for your safety.
Example: If going far out to sea in a boat (or other places where a breakdown could get critical), it is a good idea to swap something like your working generator assembly for your spare, to make sure it works and that you have a working spare.
Most parts on a Jeep (or trips in the US) will not require this kind of preparation.
Worth a consideration though.
Is your recovery gear in a good condition?
Do you carry enough bits and pieces to make your field repairs?
Even though his approach is radical on a Jeep, at least he is trying to be prepared.
Many Off-Road´ers out there are so badly prepared that they rely on others to nanny them back home.
Be prepared, be gentle, but carry a big stick.
Last edited by 2stoned; 07-01-2010 at 10:41 AM.