Jeep Shots

Jp Magazine - - Table Of Contents - By Traci Clark jped­i­tor@jp­

Not a Trailer Queen

Michi­gan res­i­dent Bob Sk­oute­las built this Jeep to drive to and from the trail as well as on the trail. His 1997 Jeep Wran­gler Sa­hara was a wed­ding present for him and his wife, and they have en­joyed it for many years. In its early years it was the weekend ex­plo­ration and camp­ing ve­hi­cle, but the past few years they have got­ten more in­volved in off-road ad­ven­tures. To keep up with their evolv­ing Jeep life­style, they have made the fol­low­ing mod­i­fi­ca­tions to the TJ—it’s got a 3-inch lift and Rusty’s ad­justable con­trol arms, ARB

Air Lock­ers front and rear, and Me­talCloak Over­line fend­ers front and rear to clear the 35-inch Cooper STT Pro tires. They have driven the Jeep to sev­eral off-road events from South Dakota to Ten­nessee.

Trail Mom Carol

2017 Dirt ’N Drive par­tic­i­pant Carol New­ton from Inyok­ern, Cal­i­for­nia, earned the ti­tle of “Trail Mom” dur­ing our jour­ney. She wel­comed ev­ery­one she met with open arms and will­ingly took in a cou­ple of folks that were camp­ing on a cold, frigid night in Utah. Carol sub­mit­ted her 2007 Jeep Wran­gler JKU with 225,000 happy miles on it. 71-year-old “Mom New­ton” told us she started Jeep­ing af­ter her hus­band passed on about 10 years ago. She tells us that the Jeep and all the won­der­ful people she has met along the way have re­stored her life. Our thanks go to you, Carol, for tak­ing care of so many of us on the trail.

Jenni’s Jeep

Run­ning Wild in the Desert

The Sweeney family from Cal­i­for­nia sent in a few pho­tos with lim­ited in­for­ma­tion on their 2004 Jeep Wran­gler. They en­joy wheel­ing in the desert with their two daugh­ters. The Jeep is out­fit­ted with a Ru­bi­con Ex­press 4.5-inch long-arm kit, Poi­son Spy­der slid­ers, and Warn bumpers front and rear. Fu­ture up­grades for ARB Air Lock­ers and an ARB com­pres­sor are on the list.

With a lit­tle guid­ance, a lot of gump­tion, and her own hands, White­wa­ter, Wis­con­sin, Jeeper Jenni Arnold built her 2011 Jeep Wran­gler Sa­hara. She in­stalled a 4-inch Rancho Crawler short­arm lift, Westin fend­ers, Westin Snyper triple tube slider steps and skid­plates, and front and rear bumpers, among other Westin Au­to­mo­tive prod­ucts. DV8 in­ner front fend­ers, Su­per­chips TrailDash2, and Poi­son Spy­der hood lou­vers are a few of the other high­lights. Jenni says she wheels it and daily drives it, and that she still has a list a mile long of things to do.

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