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Offline Posimoto

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Re: Start here! Newbie introduction thread
« Reply #705 on: June 16, 2014, 07:46:26 PM »
Good choice, welcome Mike!
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Offline Axle

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Re: Start here! Newbie introduction thread
« Reply #706 on: June 16, 2014, 08:17:02 PM »
Hi Mike, Welcome!
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Offline WJenvy242

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Re: Start here! Newbie introduction thread
« Reply #707 on: December 14, 2014, 10:20:25 AM »
Hi NEJ,

My name is Elyson and I have recently bought my second Jeep. My first was a '93 ZJ which I did some moddest tweaks as it was a daily driver ( Also right out of high school when I got it).

Fast forward more than a decade and my passion for motorsports has grown. I recently acquired a 2001 WJ Laredo bone stock, in the two months I've owned it, I did a bit of work.

So far I have a 3" Inch IRO Lift with an adjustable trackbar, Moog HD Trail boss, Bilstein 5125 dampers, RC .75 leveling kit, 1.5" hubcetric spacers and JK Moabs with OEM 255/75 17 GY SR-A tires. Been looking at the new KO2's since I had great luck with the previous A/T KO. Duratracs are also in the running.

I got the Jeep mainly as a winter beater since I have been pouring time and money into a weekend track day car for local track use (Thompson Speedway, etc.) but as soon as I got the Jeep the Mod-bug bit me.

So here I find myself wanting to meet local Jeepers for a trail ride every so often. Preferebly some family friendly atmosphere that my wife and daughter can enjoy.

I live on the outskirts of Worcester, on the Shrewsbury/Grafton line.

I would love to learn about some local trails and join a reputable/respectable club and even support the cause to keep trails open to those resposible users.

 

Offline Twisty

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Re: Start here! Newbie introduction thread
« Reply #708 on: December 14, 2014, 11:52:09 AM »
Welcome!

I would love to learn about some local trails and join a reputable/respectable club and even support the cause to keep trails open to those responsible users.

Great attitude!  The wheeling season is pretty much over for a few months, but will resume again in March-May.  There will be plenty of opportunities to get out into the woods.  99% of the events that we have are family friendly. 

I also picked up a WJ for the winter.  Threw a 2" BB and some 245/75-16s under it.  8)
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Re: Start here! Newbie introduction thread
« Reply #709 on: December 14, 2014, 10:10:22 PM »
Hey neighbor! Welcome to the club forums!

:)

Here is a link to read about the club requirements and to apply if you think the club is a good fit: http://newenglandjeepz.org/3join.htm

If you want to learn about other clubs in the area try: http://nea4wd.org/membership/member-clubs
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Re: Start here! Newbie introduction thread
« Reply #710 on: December 15, 2014, 07:23:21 AM »
Welcome
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Re: Start here! Newbie introduction thread
« Reply #711 on: December 15, 2014, 08:31:34 PM »
Thank you all for the warm welcomes!

I still need a few more things to complete my rig before I send in my application. I need the Front/Rear recovery points, CB, tow strap and a fire extinguisher. Then I will be able to chill  8)

Does a D-ring hitch receiver work as the rear recovery point ( I ask because of the NO HITCH BALLS).

Thanks again for all the information and links; from what I've read, many members of this club are nearby and this sounds like a great one to join.

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Re: Start here! Newbie introduction thread
« Reply #712 on: December 15, 2014, 08:37:36 PM »
d-ring receiver is good. welcome!
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Offline salaredo

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Re: Start here! Newbie introduction thread
« Reply #713 on: February 02, 2015, 05:29:22 PM »
hello fellow jeepsterz, I just joined. Forgive me but I am new to forums in general so this is the beginning of what i hope will be a short learning curve,haha.My 2002 laredo(wj) is my first jeep. I've had it now for 2 years. replaced lots of things(will list later).Currently I would like to find some take off 17 inch rims and would like to know about doing so. There are many on craigslist. What's needed to make this happen?....; BB,shocks(mine are spent anyway),wheel spacers.. I have replaced much of the front end suspension minus the shocks. thanks salaredo

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« Reply #714 on: May 04, 2015, 07:50:54 PM »
Hello all, My name is Brian. Some of you have met me when I've ridden shotgun for Matt Buchner.  I've had fun on these events and met a lot of cool people, so I am now joining myself. I look forward to once again riding the trails just having some good ol' fashion fun.. 
 
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Offline SPYDER

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Re: Start here! Newbie introduction thread
« Reply #715 on: May 04, 2015, 07:58:16 PM »
Welcome....don't you need a jeep to ride the trails??



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Re: Start here! Newbie introduction thread
« Reply #716 on: May 04, 2015, 08:48:51 PM »
no I don't need my own.. YET!!    I'll be trying not to break yours!!!    lol
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Re: Start here! Newbie introduction thread
« Reply #717 on: May 05, 2015, 06:35:46 AM »
cool, welcome!
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Offline GlacierFungus

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Re: Start here! Newbie introduction thread
« Reply #718 on: May 05, 2015, 08:13:21 AM »
Hey Guys (and Gals), my name is Nick from Easton, MA, I am new to this forum, just wanted to say hello. I currently own a TJ (97) and I am dropping a 6" RC lift. I had a 95 XJ with a 4.5 inch on 32's, but this is my first wrangler. I'm a "jack of all trades, master of none", but I have common sense, which is more than I can say for most. Thanks for your time and I look forward to finding some local and knowledgeable people for wheeling as well as information.
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Re: Start here! Newbie introduction thread
« Reply #719 on: May 05, 2015, 10:16:43 AM »
welcome to the board.  are you dropping it down from 6" or putting in a 6" lift...cause if you are putting it in, what size tires are you planning on running cause even on 37's that's too much lift.
05 Tj d44's, 4.88s, ARB's, 37's and some bling
99 TJuggy d60,5.13s, ARB/Spool, 40's, backhalfed
06.5 GMC 2500
05 WK 2" w/32's


 



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