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Old 08-25-2010, 02:18 PM   #1
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Favorite Jeep moment

So Whats your favorite moment with your Jeep you've had?


Mine is when I first took it to the Pismo dunes and drover around all day in 2wd with the top down enjoying the weather


Whats yours??

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it actually involves me driving my buddy's old 04 rubicon. 3 inch lift, 35" tires. there's a place we call "the canal" for obvious reasons around here with some decent trails. one of my favorite trails literally runs between the supports of a big expansion bridge that spans said canal. my buddy had never taken his rubi wheeling and i had pretty extensive experience, so one night he gave me the keys and told me to get it dirty while he rode shotgun.
so this trail under the bridge isn't terribly long, maybe a 1/4 mile or so, but it's full of big depressions that hold a lot of mud and water. the deepest being probably about 18-20 inches of standing water, with mud at the bottom. it had rained recently, so i knew the puddles would be ripe for plundering. so i tell him that we're going to be running between the bridge supports and not to worry, i've done this before. he's obviously a little worried about his new to him baby. so i get er lined up and mash the gas. i hit the first couple of holes in 4 high at about 20mph, sending huge sprays of muddy water up both sides of the jeep. he starts laughing. so i tell him "this one coming up is REALLY fun" and aim the nose right for the center of the hole. i hit the hole at about the same speed, the headlights go dark with muddy water and we can't see a thing but the dirty mess flying up the front and sides of the jeep. water is flowing up over the hood and slapping up against the windshield, the rubi is trying to kick sideways as it is slowing up, but still churning hard. i put my foot down, which straightens out the track and the jeep starts hopping and bucking in the mud, throwing stuff all over, including up on the hardtop. the windshield is now coated in mud, i hit the wipers and sprayers, and it clears up a bit. the side windows are totally covered, the back window is peppered with goop. she keeps churning and we finally pull out of the other side of the hole. my buddy is howling and laughing like a madman. i look over and say "that felt a little deeper than the last time i went through it". so we stop on the trail and get out to check the hole out. his red jeep is now tan with mud. the tires are caked, the headlights are almost non-existent, the foglights were just lumps of mud. we walk back to the hole, i grab a stick and start walking around the perimeter, probing the depth. i can only imagine that someone must have gotten in there and tore the hell out of the bottom of the hole, because it was at least 3 feet deep now. we both laugh, walk back to the jeep and carry on. we continued playing around for a while longer, then called it quits.
on the way home, we decided to pull into a DIY carwash and survey the carnage. i had noticed on the drive back that the rubi felt really sluggish and was really riding rough. we pull in and hop out. looking around the jeep, you could see mud caked inside the wheels with grooves that looked like they were machined into the mud around the brakes. the grill and radiator has clumps of slimy stuff hanging all over them, the step bars had all kinds of mud and plant life clinging to them, the back bumper was caked in mud an inch thick. the vents in the hard top were all filled with mud and there was the outlines of winshield wipers for a windshield. the underside was truly a sight to behold. this is delaware, so the mud is more clay than dirt. it looked like it would float if you put it in water it was so caked under there. we popped the hood and everything was coated in mud. the airbox inlet was all muddy, so i know the filter was toast. we opened the airbox to find a wet, muddy air filter, but it kept the water our of the engine, so it died a soldier's death.
we hosed the rubi off to get all the thick stuff off, get the brakes all freed up and the wheels returned to some sort of balance. the wash bay looked like a dump truck dumped a load of dirt in the middle, then ran a hose for an hour. the owner of the joint must have been PISSED the next morning, but being near the canal, they have to be used to it.
we hit a walmart on the way home, bought a new filter and a spare to keep in the jeep for our next adventure and headed home.
that's the night i decided i finally needed to get my own jeep.

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That was a great experience. mine is this:
Grandfather and I went onto a logging trail about a couple miles from his property up in the Blue Ridge parkway. I put it 4h for the gravel road up to the side of the mountain and then it got steeper and the gravel went away. I put it into 4lo, and then kept on the gas in 1st. hit a switchback turn and nearly hit this foot and a half deep pothole... then the trail got skinny, a pickup would have slid off the side.... and then on my left side i looked out and saw the next ridge line and then looked down.... vertical drop. and to my right.... the last hill up to a winery, with a bar inside that is absolutely immense.
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it actually involves me driving my buddy's old 04 rubicon. 3 inch lift, 35" tires. there's a place we call "the canal" for obvious reasons around here with some decent trails. one of my favorite trails literally runs between the supports of a big expansion bridge that spans said canal. my buddy had never taken his rubi wheeling and i had pretty extensive experience, so one night he gave me the keys and told me to get it dirty while he rode shotgun.
so this trail under the bridge isn't terribly long, maybe a 1/4 mile or so, but it's full of big depressions that hold a lot of mud and water. the deepest being probably about 18-20 inches of standing water, with mud at the bottom. it had rained recently, so i knew the puddles would be ripe for plundering. so i tell him that we're going to be running between the bridge supports and not to worry, i've done this before. he's obviously a little worried about his new to him baby. so i get er lined up and mash the gas. i hit the first couple of holes in 4 high at about 20mph, sending huge sprays of muddy water up both sides of the jeep. he starts laughing. so i tell him "this one coming up is REALLY fun" and aim the nose right for the center of the hole. i hit the hole at about the same speed, the headlights go dark with muddy water and we can't see a thing but the dirty mess flying up the front and sides of the jeep. water is flowing up over the hood and slapping up against the windshield, the rubi is trying to kick sideways as it is slowing up, but still churning hard. i put my foot down, which straightens out the track and the jeep starts hopping and bucking in the mud, throwing stuff all over, including up on the hardtop. the windshield is now coated in mud, i hit the wipers and sprayers, and it clears up a bit. the side windows are totally covered, the back window is peppered with goop. she keeps churning and we finally pull out of the other side of the hole. my buddy is howling and laughing like a madman. i look over and say "that felt a little deeper than the last time i went through it". so we stop on the trail and get out to check the hole out. his red jeep is now tan with mud. the tires are caked, the headlights are almost non-existent, the foglights were just lumps of mud. we walk back to the hole, i grab a stick and start walking around the perimeter, probing the depth. i can only imagine that someone must have gotten in there and tore the hell out of the bottom of the hole, because it was at least 3 feet deep now. we both laugh, walk back to the jeep and carry on. we continued playing around for a while longer, then called it quits.
on the way home, we decided to pull into a DIY carwash and survey the carnage. i had noticed on the drive back that the rubi felt really sluggish and was really riding rough. we pull in and hop out. looking around the jeep, you could see mud caked inside the wheels with grooves that looked like they were machined into the mud around the brakes. the grill and radiator has clumps of slimy stuff hanging all over them, the step bars had all kinds of mud and plant life clinging to them, the back bumper was caked in mud an inch thick. the vents in the hard top were all filled with mud and there was the outlines of winshield wipers for a windshield. the underside was truly a sight to behold. this is delaware, so the mud is more clay than dirt. it looked like it would float if you put it in water it was so caked under there. we popped the hood and everything was coated in mud. the airbox inlet was all muddy, so i know the filter was toast. we opened the airbox to find a wet, muddy air filter, but it kept the water our of the engine, so it died a soldier's death.
we hosed the rubi off to get all the thick stuff off, get the brakes all freed up and the wheels returned to some sort of balance. the wash bay looked like a dump truck dumped a load of dirt in the middle, then ran a hose for an hour. the owner of the joint must have been PISSED the next morning, but being near the canal, they have to be used to it.
we hit a walmart on the way home, bought a new filter and a spare to keep in the jeep for our next adventure and headed home.
that's the night i decided i finally needed to get my own jeep.


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Old 08-25-2010, 03:44 PM   #5
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That was a great experience. mine is this:
Grandfather and I went onto a logging trail about a couple miles from his property up in the Blue Ridge parkway. I put it 4h for the gravel road up to the side of the mountain and then it got steeper and the gravel went away. I put it into 4lo, and then kept on the gas in 1st. hit a switchback turn and nearly hit this foot and a half deep pothole... then the trail got skinny, a pickup would have slid off the side.... and then on my left side i looked out and saw the next ridge line and then looked down.... vertical drop. and to my right.... the last hill up to a winery, with a bar inside that is absolutely immense.

i always wanted to drive the tail of the dragon.
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How long before you bought your own Jeep.
a few years, lol.
i had wanted one for a long time, but there was always some bs reason why i didn't pull the trigger. i finally said i'm just going to do it!!
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My friend had a Jeep and never let anyone else drive it
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My friend had a Jeep and never let anyone else drive it
Smart man.

Mine was the day I realized my Jeep with a 3" lift could park on top of any of my coworkers vehicles with ease. That was the day I bought it. The next day I buried the thing in water over the hood. An hour later the cap and rotor dried out and I was back in business!
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Just being on the trail always put a smile on my face but the favorite of mine has been going over obstacles that I've seen in magazines. Doing the Rubicon, and driving and wheeling in Moab.
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My favorite "moment" was probably a 24 hour span. Last winter we had several blizzards, the worst of which dumped 30 to 34" in this area. I volunteered at the local hospital to bring doctors and nurses to and from the hospital. It was still white out conditions when I started. The only vehicles on the road were 4X4 trucks and NG Humvees. It was a lot of fun "offroading" on the highway. I drove all day Saturday into the night and started back out early Sunday morning. It was the most fun I ever had driving my Jeep.
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Taking a girl for her first time off roading in my Jeep on one of favorite trails near my place. In one spot and old tree has fallen down and blocks the trail. The only way around it is to drive through bushes that are taller than my Jeep. Stopping in front of it and looking at her with a smile as we both roll up the windows and I plow through the bushes was awesome. After we came up the other side, the bushes had shed flowers all over my Jeep's hood which stayed on with us for the rest of the ride.
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Mine was many years ago ... driving my HS girlfriend home from a date in the late fall in my CJ-7 with the doors off. It was chilly, but she liked having them off. So we rode the whole way with the heat on max and her cuddled next to me on the center console I'd built that summer.

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i always wanted to drive the tail of the dragon.
It's fun up there but be wary, some of those switchbacks are deadly... Came up on one and the f thing up ahead was washed out but there was this older atv, Gator trail to my left that I used to use when I was ten. Took that one and had a great experience. The rivers are toasty warm too.
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Me, Amy T. butt naked on top of a mountain the JEEP was topless rollbar was in play when the Sheriffs helicopter decided to watch....
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Bad planing on my part had me and my new wife spending our honeymoon night in a CJ-7.
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Back in the 80's.....4 of us in the CJ riding the trails at the hunting lease around midnight....me and my bud were in the front seats, the 2 dates were standing up in the back hanging over the roll bar.......I fell off into a deep rut to the left......my date dumped a giant margarita on my head......




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My first ride in a jeep. I went to visit my brother who was permanant party station at West Point with the army during the summer between my jr and sr year of highschool. He had recently bought a willy's cj3b with a four inch suspension lift and 33 in bfg's. HE LET ME DRIVE IT WHILE HE WAS AT WORK!! got to drive a couple of days. Went topless, stripped down top, and doorless! i loved it. The bright yellow 3b turned heads and I was sold. I bought mine about 5 years later when i came home from iraq.
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Just got my first Jeep in April so only a few months to build the memories, but mine is definitely the first time I took the doors off. It was the first week of August (I know, delayed) down the Cape. Drove two days without mirrors before the Safari's came in.

My second favorite was the first time I didn't check to see if rain was coming. It was 5am and the gf woke me to ask if I'd put the top up when she started to hear rain. Nope. Whoops. Wouldn't be so bad now-a-days, but then it was still really tight and was much worse in cold May rain when.
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Well obviously the best day is the day you buy it, then it's after you complete a mod. I don't know about you but everytime I get in it in I FEEL BETTER.
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I can remember my first ride in a jeep. Must have been about 2nd grade. Finally at age 43 I bot my first jeep. I am having fun
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The initiation, The misses and I love to take long rides down to the river. It has been something when have done annually in the summer for 22 years. Usually many, many times a year. It has always been in F150's, Bronco's. This summer we had blessing of doing the ride in a Jeep. The experience was much better in a Jeep. Thank goodness I bought some half doors. The best part was, we had two jeeps to initiate The 4 door JK has it's advantages here
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Well obviously the best day is the day you buy it, then it's after you complete a mod. I don't know about you but everytime I get in it in I FEEL BETTER.
It has a weird effect doesn't it?
I always feel better when I get in mine... Not unless someone irks me the wrong way and causes road rage.
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