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Old 02-26-2014, 09:36 PM   #1
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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?

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Welcome to the forum! Check-out traildamage.com for trail info.
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Welcome to the forum where we are all Jeepaholics. We understand
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Old 02-27-2014, 12:35 PM   #14
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Welcome. Estes park here so the surrounding is filled with what to do. Look up www.traildamage.com they'll give you trails directions and what to expect.
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Definitely a jeepaholic! ha ha I want to go over every bump, hill, rock etc. But no jeep damage. lol It’s still to new! traildamage is a very cool site!! Thanks everyone!
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Old 02-27-2014, 03:00 PM   #16
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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
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Old 02-27-2014, 03:46 PM   #17
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Old 02-27-2014, 03:50 PM   #18
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That looks like new steering. Readjusting or replacing control arm mounts. Am I missing anything?
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nah...I didnt break but it's obvious that I don't worry about "Jeep Damage" much.
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Old 02-27-2014, 03:58 PM   #20
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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
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Old 02-27-2014, 04:28 PM   #21
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Don't worry I baby my jku but my xj I don't care much about body damage I still cry when I break parts on it cuz normAly it's not something I planned on upgrading and it just hurts my wallet haha
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Old 02-27-2014, 07:28 PM   #22
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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.
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Old 02-27-2014, 08:01 PM   #23
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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.

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Old 02-27-2014, 08:29 PM   #24
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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. :-)
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We all learn from each other. Some of the most veteran wheelers make mistakes and are still learning.
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Old 02-27-2014, 08:43 PM   #26
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Good to know!! :-)
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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.
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Get some after market Dif covers! I wouldn't be caught on any trail out here with out them. One rock and you will be crying...
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