Hi Everyone! Recently purchased my first JEEP!!! 2014 Rubicon We had an AEV 3 1/2" lift with 35" tires put on. I didn't know I could be so in LOVE with a jeep!! Have had it less than 4 months so I haven't been on many trails. Gordon Gulch was super fun! Looking for more trails in the Boulder area that are similar to Gordon Gulch. I don't want any Jeep damage.... just a super fun trail. Will wait for the spring/summer but these warm days make me want to get out. Any suggestions on trails in the Boulder/Nederland area? Or trails a bit north or south?
__________________ But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. James 3:17 (KJV)
When I had my first jeep I was the same as you. When the first part broke I cried! Now I break things and think woohoo! Time for an upgrade! Wrench time is therapy. Jeeps are tough as all hell and you can't baby it too much. Then again it is a jk
I slid down into some flood damage in johhny park and bent a drag link and toasted the high pressure power steering line. Bent the passenger lower control arm mount. Hahahaha drove it home replaced the drag link, heated the mount to bend back in place and no issues since. Its all part of owning a jeep
No, seriously it's part of the process. As you get more armor on it and get more experience you start doing more and more things that can break stuff. But as you break it you build it better. No judgement here on not wanting beat your rig before you prepare it to go on more technical trails. That's what is so awesome about Colorado, Plenty of great spots no matter what level trail your wanting to run.
Congrats on the buy!
As stated above armor is the best investment. Bumpers and sliders are worth the money. If it was me I would do the sliders first. They will greatly protect your rocker panels from damage. If you happen to tag a bumper its not as big a deal as you will probably be replacing them.
Also welcome to the forum. You will have a blast. We are always planning trips. Keep an eye on here for trips.
PS welcome to the money pit.
Remember "It Aint Perdy Till It's Dirty"
OMG Colo-TJ That is crazy!! If that happened to me I would be crying! hehe Yes I will be taking it easy for awhile. My husband would be the one fixing it or a mechanic. But it would be really cool knowing you could fix it yourself! I can see wanting to do harder more challenging trails pretty quick. I am pretty happy knowing I can go where a lot of other vehicle can’t and doing it in one of the coolest!! Haven’t even had the top off yet... so excited for that!! LOL
Does anyone know of a training class on trails or do most people just figure it out? I have a friend that just had her jeep lifted too. We’re both newbies on the trail. :-)
Congrats on your first Jeep. Wait a minute, its not just a Jeep, it's a Wrangler! Woohoo, high five! lol. It's a totally different experience when you own a Jeep. The entire world becomes your playground. You can go places and do things with a Jeep that you wouldn't even consider in a car. Oh yeah, welcome to the club/forum.