Great work. This looks like the perfect set up for a hard top!I daily drive my JKU. It's no Lexus but I'm not driving 100s of miles so it's fine.
I put a hoist in my garage. I can take the hard top off solo in under a minute (excluding undoing the bolts). Wind it down, pass the straps through and wind it up! It's just one of those garage storage things with a couple of straps. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0009I8AO6
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Nothing wrong with a pickup buddy - At my one friend's cabin we drive down the snowmobile trail. My Jeep Wrangler is good to make sure the path is good and light things up but the pickup trucks are needed when we find a downed tree to claim for firewood.
Big Bear looks beautiful @warewulf. Looks like that’s an older unlimited your driving there, love it.That looks incredible @Lil Tuna. I need to travel and wheel more places.
I went to Big Bear last weekend. It was nice to get out, but trail traffic was like the 405 fwy (bad). When it's hot in Socal, everyone heads to Big Bear because it's in the mountains and usually 20 degrees cooler. Last week being Father's day, next week 4th of July. Big bear was a zoo lol. Still no regrets, you just have to be more patient.
First two pics were on John Bull. Last pic was when we were headed down Holcomb Creek and had 30+ Jeeps heading towards us. We bailed, took a side trail called Lower Larga.
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Look at all the little Jeeps!
I remember the xterra was hot around 2003 or so. I rarely see them on the trails now. I had a co-worker in a Xterra club back then, she used to talk about them all the time. We do see some Toyota's, not many on the tough trails though.Big Bear looks beautiful @warewulf. Looks like that’s an older unlimited your driving there, love it.
First time I went to Moab I rented one just like it.
I can see all the little jeeps lined up, makes for a long day on the trail for sure.
I ran Elephant Hill Trail years ago with a bunch of people from the Nissan Exterra Club. I was in a Jeep and they were all driving their Exterras, everything from stock to super modified.
I have to say I was pretty impressed with the capabilities of the Exterra but wouldn’t choose one over a Jeep.
Gotta make it out to Southern Cal one year and head up to Big Bear, looks like lots of fun.
I have never smoked a cigar in a Jeep @Hot Nuts but next time I’m in one with the top down, I may have to give that a try. Unfortunately I don’t personally own my own Jeep currently, all those pictures I’ve posted are of rentals I’ve had.@Lil Tuna , since you wheel and like cigars, do you smoke in your Jeep? I do a high % of the time, but I have yet to see anyone smoke a cigar in a Jeep. I even light one up on the trails sometimes. It makes wheeling with a manual, coffee and cigar a bit more difficult though.
Last week I pulled up to the Wendy's drive through smoking a stick and the young kid said, "I've never seen anyone smoke a cigar before." I said, "You mean while driving?" He said, "No, I mean in person. I've seen it on tv, but never in person." lol
My girlfriend isn’t crazy about going on any of the more challenging trails, I usually have to go run those myself or one of her kids ( if they happen to be with us) will always go with me.I remember the xterra was hot around 2003 or so. I rarely see them on the trails now. I had a co-worker in a Xterra club back then, she used to talk about them all the time. We do see some Toyota's, not many on the tough trails though.
I've been trying to talk my wife into a Moab vacation. She wont go in the Jeep though.
This was my face when my boss invited me out on a Jeep run with his pals years ago: all business owners with lots of money, beasts for machines with uograded axles etc, all basically mechanics with car shops, who compete for most hardcore breakdown. Called me up at 8 am on a Sunday morning. I'm so glad I passed.