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Colorado Jeeper

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Dirty Dog, Sep 14, 2022.

  1. Sep 14, 2022 at 4:57 PM
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    Dirty Dog

    Dirty Dog [OP] Member

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    First Name:
    Mark
    Vehicle:
    2011 & 2013 JKU Rubicon
    2011 Mago Tango JKU Rubicon - 3.25" Rough Country suspension lift. 35x12.5" Toyo Open Country on 18x9" Rockstar wheels. Vijay front and rear bumpers. Smittybilt 9500lb winch. Poison Spyder Brawler rock sliders. Smittybilt spare tire carrier. Off-road lighting. Voswitch accessory switch system. 10" Android/CarPlay touch screen headunit with Rayoo backup camera. 2013 Crush JKU Rubicon - 5" Rough Country suspension lift. 35x12.5" Toyo Open Country on 18x9" Rockstar II wheels. Vijay front and rear bumpers. Smittybilt 10,000lb winch with bluetooth remote. Poison Spyder Brawler rock sliders. Smittybilt spare tire carrier. Off-road lighting. Voswitch accessory switch system. 10" Android/CarPlay touch screen headunit with Rayoo backup camera. Bullydog GT Platinum.
    Hi all.
    I'm new to this forum, but not exactly new to the Jeep life. My wife and I have been bouncing around the Colorado mountains for at least 20 years.
    My off-road history:
    First rig I built was a full sized Dodge Ram. Stroker motor, ARB in the front, Detroit out back, MileMarker 15,000lb hydraulic winch, a ton of body armor... This was the truck I used when I competed in 4Wheeler Magazines Real Truck Club Challenge.
    RTCC.jpg
    Following this, I switched to Jeeps. The first build was an '89 YJ. Stripped to the bare frame. This one had an EFI 383 Chevy, a Turbo 350 with the torque converter from a TH400 for lower lockup, an Atlas 4-speed, full width axles with a D44 in front and a 12-bolt out back with Detroits at both ends. A 15,000lb MileMarker electric winch, Poison Spyder Stinger and rollcage. Etc. This is the one I used to see if I could kill myself wheeling. This photo was taken as I exited Independence Trail in Penrose, CO.
    DCAM1265.jpg
    Next up was a 2011 Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon we bought for my wife. We kept it stock for quite a while, and racked up 180,000 miles due to commuting 60 miles each way. We didn't do much off-roading for a few years due to other hobbies. We recently retired, but I could not convince her to trade Jeepers, so it was obviously time for a makeover.
    She went from this
    IMG_1613.jpg
    to this
    IMG_5086.jpg. Photo taken on Medano Pass.
    We liked it so well that I sold my Colorado, and bought a 2013 Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon for myself.
    IMG_5159.jpg
    That was on August 17th. So since stock sucks...
    IMG_0829.jpg Photo taken on the St Elmo to Tincup OHV trail.

    When we're not getting dirty in those, my other automotive toy is IMG_3309.jpg.
    A 1999 M6 coupe. The 345HP LS1 has been replaced by a heads/cam/blower LS3 making 815HP.
    Beyond the gearhead stuff, I skydive a bit. We spend a lot of time SCUBA diving. We shoot. I teach TKD. I play geeky games. And we raise havoc with our kids and grandkids.
     
  2. Sep 14, 2022 at 6:19 PM
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    aggrex

    aggrex Well-Known Member

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    Backcountry '16
    Tuffy>AEV>TTO>JW>STech>EVOcage>MagnaFlow>SpiderTrax>RockHard>TF>SpringTail>67design>Bolt>GPCA>Curt>
    Welcome @Dirty Dog ...nice collection of jeeps, vette and a great partner to enjoy them with.
     
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