Jeep. The greatest vehicle on the planet.I love my Jeep.
When I first got my 2005 Jeep Wrangler, it was totally stock but was a blast to drive. There was really nothing like taking the top off and crusing around town. The soft top was pretty easy to put up and down, but after a summer of driving with the top off, I wanted to remove the doors as well. I managed to get some mirror movers that let me mount the mirrors of my Jeep on the body, so that I could take the doors off. There's really nothing like driving a wrangler with no top or doors.
After having my Jeep for about six months I started reading more and more about offroading. I read somewhere that only 20% of people that own Jeeps ever put them in four wheel drive! I decided that was not going to be me, and went in search of a local four wheel club to go offroading with. I ended up going offroad with a club from meetup.com and had the greatest time ever! 4 wheeling is more fun that you can imagine.
I was very nervous on my first offroading trip, but that's normal. You don't need to be nervous as long as you are careful, and go slowly, not trying to show off, or tackle huge rocks. As far as what gear you'll need, I'm not a big fan of hardtops for offroading, but you can offroad with the top off if you have a Jeep Wrangler Soft Top. You'll also want a full sized spare, basic tools, and some lunch.
Posted by Terry 2008.01.16
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