I just joined the Jeep world today! Traded in my 00' Xterra and rolled out with an 05' Rocky Mountain Edition Wrangler. Stock for now. :) I plan on doing a small lift and putting 31's on it. While I'd love to have a hardcore rock crawling rig, this will be my daily driver and I'm just looking to improve my clearance so I can get to the trailheads I want to hike from. Anyway, just wanted to say hi!
01-13-2012 11:28 AM
Welcome! Will this be the beginning of a long, lasting & loving relationship?????? I think so!:D
01-13-2012 02:33 PM
Keep an eye on the southern nevada thread, a lot of us local guys chat it up in there and post up when we're going on trail rides and whatnot.
01-14-2012 10:07 AM
01-14-2012 12:16 PM
Welcome to jeeps. You say you just want a little ground clearance in a few months you will order a 4.5-6.5 lift kit. It happens to every one. Have fun out there.
01-15-2012 02:28 AM
Today my wife and I explored the dirt road that goes from 160 towards Goodsprings. We took a sidetrail that lead up to a mine and got a little bit more rocky. I did a pretty good job picking my lines, but once or twice I clipped a rock with my axle. I told my wife, see that 2 1/2 inch lift would have saved me there. She replied, that doesn't seem like much how much more would a 4 inch lift cost?
It was the best thing she said in months.
01-15-2012 09:39 PM
Welcome to the board, you will never get bored with all of the offroading that is in the area or only a few hours away.
Though your wife sounds cool, I am still baffled about that one dude on the forum that is getting married and his future inlaws are giving him an unlimited budget to buy/build a new jeep. He quoted them $150k to build it how he likes it?? WTF.
01-16-2012 09:57 PM
Welcome to the board ...
(of course a four inch lift, by itself, won't save your axles, but running 37s will give you a lot more room)