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Post  JeepRyanL on 4/30/2012, 10:29 am

Randomly found this site and was psyched to see a North Shore Jeep group. I bought a 2011 Rubicon (2dr) last year and have only taken it on logging roads and messed around with it on small boulders, hills, etc. I was hoping to start taking it out on more fun wheeling trips this year and figured this would be a good place to start. Right now it's mostly stock (for a Rubicon) with a Gobi roof rack, but I'm likely going to go with a 2 inch lift and hopefully new front bumper/winch within the next year. Anyway, looking forward to hitting some trails now that the weather is nicer.



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Post  JaFra on 4/30/2012, 10:39 am

Welcome Ryan! Glad you found us.

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Post  CrawlingForward on 4/30/2012, 11:17 am

Welcome!

ha ha, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised how capable a Rubicon JK is once you start trying it on some harder stuff.

If you're available, you should join us for National Jeep Topless Day in Foxboro. It'd be a nice chance to get to meet people, see what a crazy difference your lockers make in the rock garden, and just generally foster our unhealthly love of Jeeps. lol!

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Post  Ryan McKee on 4/30/2012, 11:18 am

Welcome! You're our third Ryan!

Also, congrats on being the 50th online member. Doesn't seem like much, but it's pretty cool for us as a group. Hope you'll join us on the trails not to long from now!

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Post  CrawlingForward on 4/30/2012, 11:20 am

Also....frickin' *love* that roofrack.

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Post  JeepRyanL on 4/30/2012, 11:42 am

CrawlingForward wrote:Also....frickin' *love* that roofrack.

Thanks! It's been great so far. I just picked up the quick disconnects for the roof rack to make putting down the soft top easier and got some lights (PIAA 2100s) for the light bar.
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Post  dongalonga on 4/30/2012, 6:57 pm

Nice rig. No need to replace the stock bumper to mount a winch unless you want to.
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Post  JeepRyanL on 5/1/2012, 10:54 am

dongalonga wrote:Nice rig. No need to replace the stock bumper to mount a winch unless you want to.

I've seen slightly modded stock bumpers with a winch that's semi-hidden/low profile. Is that what you're referring to? If I could do that I might, so I don't have to spring for a new bumper. Depends how much money I have in about 6 months, though, heh.
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Post  CrawlingForward on 5/1/2012, 10:58 am

Yeah, especially because you have factory tow-hooks, there's not as much incentive to upgrade the front bumper (d-ring tabs are a big draw for many)

If nothing else, you can modify the stock bumper and use it until a point when you feel you know exactly what you want and can upgrade.

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Post  dongalonga on 5/1/2012, 6:38 pm

This is my exact plan as well. Not to mention the weight benefit of the stock bumper. I really don't want to add a ton of unnecessary weight to my rig.
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