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Shark_13 12-12-2012 07:55 PM

Suggestions for new jeep owner!
 
Hey guys & gals.
I am the proud owner of a '98 wrangler as of last week :2thumbsup:

Been reading great things about Badlands, would love to check it out some time but nobody to go with.

Are there any "newbie" days or group rides where more experienced jeep guys can give advice to guys like me that have zero jeep experience?? I'd love to meet & spend a day out there & soak in the advice, but would hate to be the guy "holding back a group" because of lack-of-experience.

The way my jeep is setup from the previous owner, it is likely way more capable than my skills....probably for some time to come!

Any advice?

Thanks!
Jeff:wave:

Nickit1981 12-13-2012 07:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Shark_13 (Post 14599344)
Hey guys & gals.
I am the proud owner of a '98 wrangler as of last week :2thumbsup:

Been reading great things about Badlands, would love to check it out some time but nobody to go with.

Are there any "newbie" days or group rides where more experienced jeep guys can give advice to guys like me that have zero jeep experience?? I'd love to meet & spend a day out there & soak in the advice, but would hate to be the guy "holding back a group" because of lack-of-experience.

The way my jeep is setup from the previous owner, it is likely way more capable than my skills....probably for some time to come!

Any advice?

Thanks!
Jeff:wave:


ask to ride with some experienced riders.. most are friendly enough to let you tag along for a while and show you the ropes. Badlands is a good time.. There is also Redbird... and The Cliffs that are within a reasonable amount of driving from you. Welcome to your new addiction.:cheers2: If you ever wanna wheel with me and the group I normally go with.. just say the word. We usually go at least once a month.. and bounce from park to park.

Warbossjerry 12-14-2012 05:24 PM

Hi Jeff, Glad you are having fun too. We go about once a month, and it's a group of all different ages. You are welcome to come with us, and we like to record the trails. My jeep it's a stock unlimited at the moment, so I can only do so much. I'm not trying to sound like a big shot, but I'm a very good driver. So for what I can take on, it should be a good match.

houndman72 12-15-2012 11:31 AM

I'm there at least 1 time per month as many of us here are too. Let us know if you would like to ride along or meet up sometime to have some fun!

Shark_13 12-22-2012 08:10 PM

Thanks for the warm welcome :)

I may try to join a group(once i get some needed things for the jeep to be more prepared), sounds like allot of fun.

Warbossjerry 12-23-2012 12:57 AM

If you are up for it, I think a lot of is are going to the ride for MS on the 1st. Many of us are going to meet at the TGI Fridays at noon.

Shark_13 12-24-2012 08:49 AM

Thanks for the invite!
We're heading out of town for New Year's.....but next time for sure! Appreciate the offer :)

Warbossjerry 12-24-2012 08:47 PM

I'll be glad to post when I go. So I will let you know the next time I go.

Drock82 01-04-2013 06:10 AM

I just bought a 2004 liberty .I need to add extraction points and I will be heading to the badlands. For the first time , I will be looking for some hombres to show me the ropes .

Warbossjerry 01-04-2013 08:23 AM

Little concerned you are trying in a liberty. But if you are lifted it could be ok.

Drock82 01-04-2013 10:39 AM

I am not lifted yet , that will be coming this spring . But for now I am not looking at anything serious juat some fun outdoors in the woods . A man and his machine . I am trying to get my wife interested in it so I have to ease her in slow. My previous was an xj with 4 inch lift other then that it was stock did okay in farm fields and ditches but never a legal place to play.

Hulk04 01-04-2013 09:24 PM

I'm in the same situation. Just bought my TJ at the beginning of December and have been itching to get to some trails with some guys. The snow held me over for a little bit...but I know it wont for long haha. Let me know if you guys get a group to go, I would be thrilled to join :D

Warbossjerry 01-09-2013 12:04 PM

Glad to do that. I how to have my little yellow jeep ready by March. It's stock and is getting a 4" lift and a new bumper with wench

Shark_13 01-13-2013 08:00 PM

Been going through the Jeep a bit, handling much better now after getting the drop Pitman arm off, and replaced some bushings. Winch should be installed in a couple weeks, can't wait!


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