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    The day I bought the Wampa

    And 8 weeks later


    2.5” lift and fenders are next. Thinking of doing the hurricane fenders.
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    Thanks for the welcome guys!
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    This will be the second wrangler my wife Laurie and I have owned, we are from Vancouver, wa and have spent the better part of the last fifteen years criss crossing Oregon, Washington, and Idaho exploring the back country and miles of forest service and BLM roads that the region has to offer. Through that time period we have used a 00’ Toyota forerunner(greenie), an 08’ Hummer H3 Alpha (the Hippo) an ‘11 JK sport (Cap) and currently my wife’s 18’ Grand Cherokee Trailhawk and our newest rig, a new to me one owner 16’ JK Rubicon Hard rock (the Wampa). I would consider us to be relative novices to hardcore wheeling as much of the wheeling we have done over the years has not been done for the sake of doing so, but rather, in order to get from point A to B with a destination in mind. We both enjoy exploring, and being ex army, I simply like being out where there are fewer people, like an emotional refill of the inner gas tank. Picked up the Wampa in December, and it came with new 33 Toyo mud tires and a budget leveling kit. As a daily I imagine I will stay with 33’s, but am considering 35’s. A 2.5” lift is on the books, but on hold for now as my wife has accepted a new job in Carson City, so the next few months will be filled with a tad more “adulting” than I would like what with packing, selling our home and getting through the move.
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    Howzit from the islands in HI & WA...and good luck with the move to NV...you're going to like the wheeling out there...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brute View Post
    Howzit from the islands in HI & WA...and good luck with the move to NV...you're going to like the wheeling out there...
    Thank you! We are both looking forward to changing things up and starting the new chapter in our lives. Been looking at the available trails in the area, looks like one heck of a playground with a solid mix of cruise the woods, to holy shit I’m gonna break some shit and need to get a bigger set of cojones

    As an aside, for folks running 2.5” of lift, are there any preferences for protecting the oil pan and transmission? Was looking at the river raider belly armor set. I had custom belly armor on the hummer. Worked great, but downsides were if ya had any leaks, you might not spot them, and oil changes were a pain.
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    Scrounged up a pic of the Hippo on one of our adventures.

    And our old JK sport


    About five years ago, I got my hands on an old Bantam trailer which was in pretty good shape. After some cleanup, a little patching, a good coat of POR-15, gutting the suspension and upgrading it to Timbren, and dabbing up fenders, tongue, and roof rack it has been a faithful companion mobile home away from home base ever since. The purists freak, but I figure we saved it and breathed new life and purpose into it.











    Matthew Nicholas
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