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Old 05-20-2014, 01:30 AM   #1
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Just picked up my Jeep on Saturday. My step dad and I both got one on the same day.

I wanted a Whiley's but got a sport with 3.73's and Posi instead.

On Sunday I bought some Rubicon wheels and tires for 300 off craigslist, today went and got some pro comp wheels from 4 wheel parts. Getting them mounted and balanced tomorrow. Will be selling the black rubicon wheels and stock rims and tires to buy some sliders/steps. I can't decide on a lift, I don't want anything to crazy to where I'll have to change out the front drive shaft and stuff. Just something quick and give me enough clearance to go most places.

I am coming from owning multiple vw's and this is my first Jeep. Although I grew up with my dad owning lifted trucks, riding dirtbikes, and wheeling this is my first time doing it on my own. My family has a large farm in Panaca Nv, and 5k acres and 3 cabins in Utah as well. So I've spent tons of time hunting, fishing, and camping growing up.

Can't wait to hit the trails and hopefully meet some people with the same interests.

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Old 05-20-2014, 06:52 AM   #2
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Old 05-20-2014, 12:44 PM   #3
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Old 05-20-2014, 01:39 PM   #5
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Thanks. Do you guys post group drives on here or are you part of clubs. The VW guys in Las Vegas are very scattered and not much accepting so in hoping the jeepers aren't like that

Now time to learn.
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Old 05-20-2014, 01:46 PM   #6
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From time to time. Its been pretty quiet lately. Keep an eye on this thread and you will start seeing some activity again. I've been working in California for a month or so and just don't feel like driving when I get home. As soon as I get back to town permanently I will be up for some trail time.
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Love to help out but I got some medical issues that have me grounded for awhile. Should be back at it and on the road in a few months.

I haven't been out since December so as soon as I get a release to go pins some trails I'll let you all know.
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Old 05-20-2014, 04:49 PM   #8
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Love to help out but I got some medical issues that have me grounded for awhile. Should be back at it and on the road in a few months.

I haven't been out since December so as soon as I get a release to go pins some trails I'll let you all know.
Get well Joe! I was wondering why we hadn't seen you in such a long time.
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Welcome to jeeping. We will post something soon because it has been to long Joe Ray time to get out again and welcome the new jeep to the trails. Look forward to meeting you
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Love to help out but I got some medical issues that have me grounded for awhile. Should be back at it and on the road in a few months.

I haven't been out since December so as soon as I get a release to go pins some trails I'll let you all know.
Sorry about the health. I had some health scares last year that had me tied up for about 7 months. Nothing more depressing than wanting to do things that your body wont let you do.
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Old 05-21-2014, 10:45 AM   #11
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Old 05-22-2014, 07:36 PM   #12
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Picked up smitty built sliders for the jeep today. Will be installing them in the garage this weekend.

Now time to find the right lift. Any suggestions? Budget conscious?
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Old 05-22-2014, 09:58 PM   #13
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This thread is so boring with no pics...! Welcome to the forum, feel free to post up some pics of your new machine....
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Old 05-22-2014, 10:03 PM   #14
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Picked up smitty built sliders for the jeep today. Will be installing them in the garage this weekend.

Now time to find the right lift. Any suggestions? Budget conscious?

Check out Metalcloak, Teraflex or Rock Krawler.... All good quality lifts, just remember you get what you pay for....
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Adams driveshaft got me a nice deal on a rough country 6in. Pretty easy install. Literally a week old so of course I'm pretty stoked rock sliders next

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Old 05-22-2014, 11:56 PM   #16
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This thread is so boring with no pics...! Welcome to the forum, feel free to post up some pics of your new machine....
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Honestly I know. But unfortunately this site does not use tapatalk?

Here. Saturday got it stock we all know what that looks like.
Sunday first set of wheels for the tires


Monday second set of wheels installed


Today Smitty built sliders. Wanted LoD sliders but wife said no...
They look like this


Then looking at lifts. I don't want a 6in lift. Just a simple 3in lift to start. I read go with coil lift then add on later with shocks adj control arms, etc. I just daily the Jeep and don't think I should go overboard.
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Old 05-23-2014, 01:19 AM   #17
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Honestly I know. But unfortunately this site does not use tapatalk?

Here. Saturday got it stock we all know what that looks like.
Sunday first set of wheels for the tires


Monday second set of wheels installed


Today Smitty built sliders. Wanted LoD sliders but wife said no...
They look like this


Then looking at lifts. I don't want a 6in lift. Just a simple 3in lift to start. I read go with coil lift then add on later with shocks adj control arms, etc. I just daily the Jeep and don't think I should go overboard.
Cool....!!!! Nice color by the way...
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This thread is so boring with no pics...! Welcome to the forum, feel free to post up some pics of your new machine....
Love those pics of the tires that only have dirt/sand on the treds.
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Old 05-23-2014, 11:44 AM   #19
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Wilson your location is right where I am
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Wilson your location is right where I am
South Durango and 215?
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South Durango and 215?
Yea I live right off the freeway. Off Patrick behind Guisupies, how ever you spell that.

My sliders, wish they were LoD's but they look nice. Going to LasVegas4x4 tomorrow to talk about lifts and other stuff.



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Old 05-26-2014, 06:53 PM   #22
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My sliders, wish they were LoD's but they look nice. Going to LasVegas4x4 tomorrow to talk about lifts and other stuff.
Yea I like the step plates on those.
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Old 05-26-2014, 08:32 PM   #23
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I've scheduled a prerun for the Nevada Backroaders. It's on Sunday, June 8. We're meeting at the Chevron/McDonalds at South Rainbow and Blue Diamond. We're running Lovell Canyon to Wheeler Pass and into Pahrump. Meet at 8:00 am and leave at 8:30.
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Old 05-27-2014, 04:04 AM   #24
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^^ Sounds great!!!

Do you have a time on how long you think it will take? I work at 430 on Sundays but can go in later if I need to..
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Not sure how long it'll take as I haven't done this in a couple of years. Should be done in time, though.
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Old 05-28-2014, 09:42 AM   #26
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Sweet. We are doing inyo mine into echo canyon this Saturday. I'm stoked to start going out with people.

I just need to find the right lift.

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