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94YJBeaver
04-18-2012, 03:30 AM
I have always wondered if everyone who has a seriously modded JK, TJ, or YJ drives them every day...My YJ is definitely is not seriously modified but it is my daily driver1710

wayoflife
04-18-2012, 03:46 AM
Seriously, this is our primary daily driver...

http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=264767

Although, now that we have this all built up too, we're starting to drive it more and more...

http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=277024

Before getting all built up, it was almost wierd driving something so low to the ground. :crazyeyes:

10frank9
04-18-2012, 04:17 AM
My JK "Creeper" is my current DD but based on my needs I'll take my Tahoe. Wife has the Beemer, too shiny and fancy for me to feel comfortable driving.

94YJBeaver
04-18-2012, 04:30 AM
So let me ask you a question from YJ owner to JK owner...How does it handle on the road with the coil over coils?? I am used to the stiff hard suspension...I know I don't have a sports car but mine sure handles good...

[QUOTE=wayoflife;6083]Seriously, this is our primary daily driver...

JKRay
04-18-2012, 04:34 AM
My jeep is my DD as well and It will be once I get 37s too since its the only thing I have to drive once I sell my xj. :yup:

http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z213/rayme07/DSCF3272.jpg

wayoflife
04-18-2012, 04:54 AM
So let me ask you a question from YJ owner to JK owner...How does it handle on the road with the coil over coils?? I am used to the stiff hard suspension...I know I don't have a sports car but mine sure handles good...

well, our big white JK used to drive like a cadilac - smooth as butter but, we just upgraded to a double throwdown and firmed things up for fast desert driving and now, well now it drives more like a corvette and holds tight in the corners. people complain that i drive way too fast all the time and i was already loosing people on mountain roads even before the upgrade. :yup:

MTG
04-18-2012, 05:36 AM
Not seriously modded but my DD as well.

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Are you a student at COCC? I went to school in Oregon and spent a lot of time snowboarding at Bachelor.

Serg5000
04-18-2012, 12:32 PM
Here it is. Not the most fuel economic but it's fun to drive on my 120 mile Dailey trip.

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BlackDiamondBound
04-18-2012, 03:58 PM
my daily drivers....pretty good on the mpg. take them to work everyday :yup:

MTG
04-18-2012, 04:12 PM
my daily drivers....pretty good on the mpg. take them to work everyday :yup:

LOL! Love my reef flip flops!

JKRay
04-18-2012, 04:56 PM
my daily drivers....pretty good on the mpg. take them to work everyday :yup:

haha That's nice I wish I could work at home... :sigh:

Hightower
04-18-2012, 05:06 PM
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It just matters how I feel that day.

StrizzyChris
04-18-2012, 05:16 PM
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My comfy baby!

StrizzyChris
04-18-2012, 05:26 PM
http://wayalife.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=1720&d=1334768726
It just matters how I feel that day.

Got to be a PITA to move all that oil daily to leave for work! :harhar:

Indefatigable
04-18-2012, 06:32 PM
The last 4 years I was daily driving the LJ on 37s. Stupid traffic, narrow bridge, etc. Over 50k miles during that time. Prior to that it was daily driving a YJ on 35s for years.

February, I got a hand me down 1996 Tercel. It has no options. not even an air bag. Going from the 6spd LJ to the 4spd Tercel... I seem to run out of gears really fast.

End of the day, I think its about the same if not less cost to have two vehicles than just the LJ. the upside is that there is greatly reduced maintence required on the LJ.

Drumr90
04-18-2012, 06:41 PM
My daily driver is a 2006 ford focus. Rainy days make me sad. Lots of mudd on way home from work but car not good for that. Lol

Rentalkid
04-18-2012, 08:03 PM
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Mine is a 2001 dodge cummins all built up

2012jkfng702
04-18-2012, 08:40 PM
[QUOTE=MTG;6104]LOL! Love my reef flip flops![/QUOTe
I second that, I'm on my 4th pair of Reef flip flops, love them but my JK on 37's is my daily driver and I love every second of it....

Markymark420
04-18-2012, 10:16 PM
Here it is. Not the most fuel economic but it's fun to drive on my 120 mile Dailey trip.

<img src="http://wayalife.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=1714"/>

Damn Serg! and I thought my 100 mile daily commute to/from El Segundo was brutal enough. Though I only take my JK about 2-3 times a week. My '98 Jetta VR6 picks up the rest of the miles.

Drumr90
04-19-2012, 01:11 AM
Even 100 miles is alot. I do maybe 30 max if i take the long way home.

JandSJK
04-19-2012, 01:45 AM
I drive my JK 100miles a day as well. not the greatest mileage but when i factor in the cost of buying a dependable good mileage car and the insurance and fuel for it. thats a couple years worth of fuel for the jeep even at $4 a gallon

socalrubi
04-19-2012, 02:50 AM
My DD :P

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zzekeman
04-19-2012, 04:00 AM
1732My DD is an old 1964 Pontiac GTO rusty old beater with a 455 big block. It still gets better mileage than the JK though....lol

iellouis
04-19-2012, 04:50 AM
<img src="http://wayalife.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=1732"/>My DD is an old 1964 Pontiac GTO rusty old beater with a 455 big block. It still gets better mileage than the JK though....lol

For real?!?!? This is pretty cool!

ZERO LIMITZ
04-19-2012, 06:34 AM
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Here's my DD.

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Wowos
04-19-2012, 09:59 AM
My DD:

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:cool:

zzekeman
04-19-2012, 01:28 PM
For real?!?!? This is pretty cool!

Ya..This is an older pic when I first found it about a year ago, but it hasnt changed too much. Started out as a Lemans and just added the GTO emblems. Not much to look at, but is straight and still has the original paint. Its a good runner once we swapped the 6 cylinder motor out for the 455.

BigJeschke
04-23-2012, 11:17 PM
The Jeep of course.:rock:

nacho
04-23-2012, 11:48 PM
typically my jeep, but lately the daily grind has been done on my harley

Yjay
04-24-2012, 05:17 AM
I usually drive the truck or blue yj
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Damtall55
04-24-2012, 01:18 PM
Here is my daily driver commuting to and from Washington, D.C. From Springfield, VA.

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Halas
04-25-2012, 02:00 AM
2011 CTS Luxury with sunroof....until this fall, I am going to be a 2 jku family.
Hoping they come out with the trash can color....

Shadow's_Jeep
05-05-2012, 02:30 PM
My JKU is my DD unless we take my wife's Liberty.

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Zambi
05-08-2012, 03:57 AM
Well I wish my 2012 was my daily, but with gas as it is and me being a delivery driver part time, I drive a 1995 geo metro during the day and my jeep at nights :)

Ozzie62g
05-08-2012, 03:15 PM
I love my jc7 it's my DD and my JK on the Weekend !!!

4x4Brit
05-09-2012, 06:10 AM
As much as I love my LJ, the drive to work is a bit quicker in the Bimmer.

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2449/3784169691_be204e8b2e.jpg

ichthus
05-10-2012, 02:39 AM
Most days it's my JK, but when my wife takes it to work I get stuck driving her JKU.

GCM 2
05-10-2012, 02:53 AM
I have posted my JK probably too times throughout the forums, but it never ceases to amaze me that the work Offroad Evolution did when building my rig allows it to be such a great hardcore trail vehicle and an equally civilized daily driver!

JKRay
05-10-2012, 04:31 AM
I have posted my JK probably too times throughout the forums, but it never ceases to amaze me that the work Offroad Evolution did when building my rig allows it to be such a great hardcore trail vehicle and an equally civilized daily driver!


With a rig like yours I would be posting it up all over the place too!! :rock: :thumb: That is one Bad ass rig! I just cant wait to get mine on a set of 40s some day. :daydream:

94YJBeaver
05-10-2012, 05:15 AM
X2 ----->:rock:


With a rig like yours I would be posting it up all over the place too!! :rock: :thumb: That is one Bad ass rig! I just cant wait to get mine on a set of 40s some day. :daydream:

Trailr8d
05-11-2012, 03:31 AM
2012 JKU Rubicon...currently getting some upgrades at Burnsville Off Road. Here's some before and during pics...stay tuned for the after!

Trailr8d
05-11-2012, 04:04 AM
2012 JKU Rubicon...currently getting some upgrades at Burnsville Off Road. Here's some before and during pics...stay tuned for the after!

Here are a few more of the build in progress....

ProfessionalDriver
05-11-2012, 04:20 AM
Here are a few more of the build in progress....

Which Teraflex kit is that?

Trailr8d
05-11-2012, 02:13 PM
Which Teraflex kit is that?

It's the 4" Long Arm kit....the Fox shocks were a recommendation from Burnsville Off Road. We are going with Nemesis Odyssey Flat Fenders, Expedition One rear bumper w/tire carrier, LOD Stubby front bumper which will house a WARN Powerplant HD winch. The wheels are Rock Monster double bead locks from Hutchinson and am running 37" Toyo MTs. More pics to come as we get further with the build....

2012jkfng702
05-11-2012, 07:53 PM
Can you post a good shot of the rims too please. I'm eventually going bead locks and trying to get a couple ideas :D

Trailr8d
05-11-2012, 11:43 PM
Can you post a good shot of the rims too please. I'm eventually going bead locks and trying to get a couple ideas :D

Here you go. Hope this helps!

ProfessionalDriver
05-12-2012, 11:20 PM
It's the 4" Long Arm kit....the Fox shocks were a recommendation from Burnsville Off Road. We are going with Nemesis Odyssey Flat Fenders, Expedition One rear bumper w/tire carrier, LOD Stubby front bumper which will house a WARN Powerplant HD winch. The wheels are Rock Monster double bead locks from Hutchinson and am running 37" Toyo MTs. More pics to come as we get further with the build....

Sounds like an awesome build! Keep us posted with more pictures... I love the nemesis fenders! Can't wait to see it come together :beer:

Trailr8d
05-14-2012, 04:19 PM
Sounds like an awesome build! Keep us posted with more pictures... I love the nemesis fenders! Can't wait to see it come together :beer:

Thanks! I'm getting more excited each day as it progresses and will post up more pics as soon as the pieces come in and get applied ;-)

The goal is to have everything wrapped up in the next couple weeks as we are heading to CA towards the end of June and I want to test things out locally before the big trip. We will hit the Rubicon & Fordyce Creek trails and possibly one other yet TBD. On the way back to MN, we are planning a stop in Moab to round out the trip.

Horsecop
05-16-2012, 04:40 PM
this will date me but my first jeep I went to school and my first teaching job was a CJ3A . Graduated to a highly modified CJ3A with a chevy 283
These were real filling checkers. If you had a loose filling in your teeth you would find out when you hit your first bump. still have the CJ and two YJs

nismo
05-20-2012, 07:42 AM
07 Nissan 350z. My brother drives an 09 jk x that is under my name (bought it for him and he makes the payment). Every time I go out of town, long drives and what nots I borrow the jeep take the top off and drive it instead. I went to hollister trails last year with it and i had the best time.I love driving the jeep. I dream of one day having my own mobydick ;p

Trail Bud
05-20-2012, 06:54 PM
My DD

http://inlinethumb23.webshots.com/45590/2159564520091405605S600x600Q85.jpg (http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2159564520091405605SxDdmb)

Serg5000
05-20-2012, 06:59 PM
My DD

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Doug I think the pic disappeared. Lol

Trail Bud
05-20-2012, 07:01 PM
Doug I think the pic disappeared. Lol

I'm looking at it. :thinking:

Serg5000
05-20-2012, 07:03 PM
Then my phone sucks ass. Sorry man.

Trail Bud
05-20-2012, 07:08 PM
Then my phone sucks ass. Sorry man.

No Big Deal,
My phone sucks too or the coverage.

bdmckenna
05-20-2012, 07:53 PM
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This is from May 19th in Penrose, CO

bdmckenna
05-20-2012, 07:57 PM
https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=386263171408995

Here's a short video from Liberty

Trailr8d
06-04-2012, 04:06 PM
I'm calling it a wrap for now, mainly because my wallet is empty :-O

Mechengineer2
06-05-2012, 01:42 AM
I drive it daily ... just not every day! :D

http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af26/Photoengineer57/Rubicon%20-%202011/DSC082141.jpg

http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af26/Photoengineer57/Rubicon%20-%202011/IMG_1333.jpg

But when I don't drive my JK, this is my support system ...

http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af26/Photoengineer57/2J0Q8243-2.jpg

... and an older toy from a day gone by that mostly hangs out in the garage now and occasionally sees the race track ...

http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af26/Photoengineer57/08projectcar-edb014.jpg

http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af26/Photoengineer57/DSC01616.jpg

Thinking about selling it and getting a 2012 4-door JK ... then off to Nemesis Industries for a 6.4 VVT Hemi. Hmmmmmm ... Choices. Choices. :daydream:

Trailr8d
06-05-2012, 04:38 PM
Very nice!!

Trailr8d
06-05-2012, 04:39 PM
I drive it daily ... just not every day! :D

But when I don't drive my JK, this is my support system ...

... and an older toy from a day gone by that mostly hangs out in the garage now and occasionally sees the race track ...

Thinking about selling it and getting a 2012 4-door JK ... then off to Nemesis Industries for a 6.4 VVT Hemi. Hmmmmmm ... Choices. Choices. :daydream:

You've got some nice toys in that garage!

Mücke76
07-16-2012, 07:51 PM
here are our DDs
and we love to drive our rigs daily :blush::yup:

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JKRay
07-16-2012, 08:37 PM
Here's an update of my DD!

94YJBeaver
07-17-2012, 02:34 AM
Looks great...When I finally get out of school and get back to work...That is going to be the color that I go with...I love the color...


Here's an update of my DD!

JKRay
07-17-2012, 02:57 AM
Looks great...When I finally get out of school and get back to work...That is going to be the color that I go with...I love the color...

Thanks!! :D

socalrubi
07-26-2012, 12:10 AM
I'm calling it a wrap for now, mainly because my wallet is empty :-O

Who makes those fenders??

Trailr8d
07-26-2012, 01:22 AM
Who makes those fenders??

They are from Nemesis Industries - https://www.nem-ind.com.

Got them from Burnsville Off Road. www.Burnsvilleoffroad.com

socalrubi
07-27-2012, 03:37 AM
They are from Nemesis Industries - https://www.nem-ind.com.

Got them from Burnsville Off Road. www.Burnsvilleoffroad.com

Sweet thanks!

JKLIFE
07-27-2012, 04:10 PM
Here's mine! Lift to come!

Bbreen724
07-27-2012, 07:28 PM
Here's my DD, jist got the lift on a week ago.


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JK GABY
07-27-2012, 09:45 PM
My dd rescue green3890

DA RUNT
07-28-2012, 02:27 AM
Low on HP great gas mileage

Chairokey
07-28-2012, 06:07 AM
Low on HP great gas mileage

Did you trim those finders or did you take it to the shop?

DA RUNT
07-28-2012, 05:33 PM
Did you trim those finders or did you take it to the shop?

The fronts are custom fab and i'm not running any rear flares :cheesy:

GetOut
07-29-2012, 11:33 PM
Low on HP great gas mileage

Awesome, yesterday we were cruising with some friends in their new JK (had to leave mine at home as they were all excited to take us for a ride with the new lift and all) we came across an Amish couple in a buggie pulling a trailor with a little boat on it. Unfortunately I was not quick enough on the draw with the camera phone, and really wished we could have seen them backing that thing down the boat ramp.




As for a daily driver. a 1998 Nissan Sentra 4 cyl 5 sp, 220,000+ miles, custom body work caused by deer over a disagreement on who had the right of way, and have a dozen rust holes for weight reduction. I get pulled over at least once a week because it looks like a rolling meth lab, but hey with over a 50 mile commute, the 43mpg I am getting is well worth it

Prime8
07-30-2012, 01:04 AM
My dd rescue green<img src="http://wayalife.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=3890"/>

Jurassic Park looks beautiful this time of year!

Hell_Fire
07-30-2012, 07:42 PM
Monday - Da Monster
Tuesday - Girl Friends Kia Picanto :blush:
Wednesday - Da Monster
Thursday - Girl Friends Kia Picanto :eek:
Friday - Da Monster
Saturday -Sunday = 4X4 Days :rock:

naysjp
07-30-2012, 11:15 PM
Unfortunately, she is getting 300 miles a week on her for my work commute. :( Only vehicle I have right now. I miss having a truck so I've been wanting a truck but I admit, I like the JKs and wouldn't mind getting one and using the TJ as the commuter.

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BlackDiamondBound
07-30-2012, 11:31 PM
alright this thread needs some german love, my 545i grocery get-er.