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post #101 of (permalink) Old 01-25-2012, 01:18 PM
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i guess it started when i bought my 1st truck, was an 2wd s10. i would always go to a national forest about an hour from where i lived, to use the shooting range. but one day decided to check out the trails since i had a truck and not a car. got stuck more than once...well, i had a great day. when it was time to get a new vehicle i decided to look for a 4x4, and ended up buying a jeep cherokee 4x4 for $400. loved that jeep and still miss it. i never really took it offroad, but it had died on me after a year of use....bought another cheap 2wd truck,but after i sold that one, decided to buy a 4x4 that i would keep for a while, so i got a loan for a 2001 jeep grand cherokee. so far it is the longest i've held onto a vehicle. i've had it for 18 months now, still paying it off, and i go wheeling now, more than once a month. hope to keep it forever.

my plans are to put a mild 3" lift, some lights, maybe a roof rack. it is my daily driver. so far i have added a brush guard w/ custom d-rings, rear tow hook and cb radio.
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I will never forget when my dad had a CJ7 (a long long time ago) and he took me with his buddies from the police department on a camping trip in the foothills of the Rockies. 2 days of wheelin to get to the camp. Ever since I have longed to get a Jeep. I have finally joined the jeep owner ranks.

I just bought Hi Ho Silver - a fairly stock 2001 Wrangler TJ, with the famous straight 6 stock with K&N Cold Air Intake and custom Magnaflow exhaust. I bought it with the lift already complete. It has a professionally installed 5.5" Rubicon Extreme Duty Long Arm Lift, with the Rubicon quick sway-bar disconnects, OME shocks. etc. It also has many extras like the Warn Rock Crawler bumpers, Warn winch, Swing Away Tire Carrier with Gas/Water cans and mounted Hi-lift, and a decked out Interior.

What's Next --??????? I have been wheelin in the Wharton State Forest, NJ a couple of times and plan to go to Rausch Creek soon. But I am not sure what to do next. Should I add Dana44's or wait till mine break, how about air lockers? I heard suspension seats are also a must. Any advice would be helpful.

2001 Wrangler TJ - 4.0L, Rubicon Extreme 5.5" Long-arm Lift, 35" Muds, A&E CAI, Winch - more info in profile.
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I grew up in So Cal and was around the desert until I left. My mom's friends had dune buggies, 3 wheelers, quads, 4X trucks and the like. My first time out with my mom on a 3 wheeler we hit a rut and i put my two front teeth through my upper lip. I still remember that and still love going out to the desert. When I finaaly got my liscence I inherited my mom's 82 diesel Isuzu P'UP. Not much later it got a body lift, cranked torsion bars , and 31" BFG's. I wheeled this thing through 3 engines and many gallons of fuel out at glamis and around El Centro. It is now awaiting the Caddy 500 swap and hopefully a set of Rockwell 2.5 ton axles. Think i might even go with Michellin XML's for the tires.
Well, the P'up still exists in the same form it did when I posted this, the Caddy motor was sold to Marv Springer then to Kert Cohoon at DIY4X, and I never got those Rockwells. I had the XMLs, but could not fit them in the truck when I moved cross country.

And I learned to proof read.

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My start,plans.

Back in 1999,bought a 72CJ5 intending on stock restoration.But I used it.Lockers were added and it was best among my friends rides.Untill that off-road clubs fun bog.Joined the club,did a springover,and added 33s.Now I've got a'90XJ on those 33s with a 5in. lift.Plan to have a seprate mudder and a trail machine.Wish me good luck in the time and money dept.
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