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SGT.

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Hello OBers,

I'm based out of Boise, Idaho and have a 2006 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon (named Leilani) that I recently acquired. I've wanted one since they were first manufactured. It has a ton of miles on it and is in stock form...for now. Most Jeeps I see are setup for rock crawling but I want mine for over landing with my best friend and wife (Mikie). I'd like to solicit any suggestions for parts (bumpers, overhead rack, suspension, etc.) that are overlanding centric for my Jeep. Thank you in advance with more thanks to follow. FYI- that Cummins R2.8 diesel engine sounds like the hot ticket.

I actually discovered OB while watching Jake Wettern's vlog "iamjake". Shout out to Jake. Love what you're doing. I hope to do something similar after retirement someday.

I lived out of mid-80's Chevy pickup (CUCV) during Desert Storm with my combat buddy. I suppose that was a form of over landing. I actually enjoyed being "out of the wire" which as a civilian I guess would be "off the grid". I did much camping and backwoods adventures in my 30's but life and career took hold. I'm sure so many of you can relate. It's time to get back to what rejuvenates me. Nature. I always feel so recharged after a trip into the mountains of Idaho. I look forward to seeing more of the U.S. and Canada.

My badges are in the mail. I can't wait to put them on Leilani.

Thank you for an awesome website and community.

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SGT.

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Thanks SGT. My favorite in-laws are near you in Cathedral City. A bit warm down there this summer.
Yes they are just around the corner. It is warm this year. As I am sure they told you it already Hit 126 a couple days, but we have had worse summers. Sticky monsoons are here now. So can't complain too much. I am sure your weather is awesome right now. When you get down this way to visit let me know we can plan a trip to explore
 
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DEAF_JEEPHER

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Hello All,
Just came across this site while researching some areas.
I'm from Wainwright, Alberta.
I drive a well loved 2010 JKUR. We have Crown (government land) close by and we do trips to BC in the summer.
I have a little experience of Overlanding and offroading.
Beautiful photo and love the color of your Jeep.
 

DEAF_JEEPHER

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Very nice - good upgrade to start with. And 2.5 is a good height low center of gravity. But With 35 you are close to rubbing the fenders when hitting bumps or flex. Make sure you check clearance. Or look into some flat fenders. If you have questions I am on my second JKU. Please ask.
Thank you very much for letting me know ahead of time about the tires. Will 33's work better?
So the County did a chip seal repair on our road yesterday and now I need a new windshield and head light! So tires and lift will have to wait.
 

SGT.

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Thank you very much for letting me know ahead of time about the tires. Will 33's work better?
So the County did a chip seal repair on our road yesterday and now I need a new windshield and head light! So tires and lift will have to wait.
With a 2.5 33 are what is recommended. Also check your backspace on the rims. Look at this

https://teraflex.com/news_items/54ff5e4791f5bd097b000d8b

Sorry to hear about the windshield but being as straight up as they are it is very common.
 
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DEAF_JEEPHER

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Thank you very much
With a 2.5 33 are what is recommended. Also check your backspace on the rims. Look at this

https://teraflex.com/news_items/54ff5e4791f5bd097b000d8b

Sorry to hear about the windshield but being as straight up as they are it is very common.
That was an Awesome link, I really like that there videos because they have captions so I can see what they are saying! I didn't even think about needing longer shocks or extenders. Thank you very much for your help.
I have been reading in other posts and communities abot the windshields and how often they are damaged haha I was just hoping mine would last longer than a month. That and I just put my Deaf JeepHer sticker on it but heu, life happens but now I understand why our insurance doesn't cover Jeep windshields.
 
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SGT.

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Thank you very much

That was an Awesome link, I really like that there videos because they have captions so I can see what they are saying! I didn't even think about needing longer shocks or extenders. Thank you very much for your help.
I have been reading in other posts and communities abot the windshields and how often they are damaged haha I was just hoping mine would last longer than a month. That and I just put my Deaf JeepHer sticker on it but heu, life happens but now I understand why our insurance doesn't cover Jeep windshields.
They have some really informative videos. They have one that matches lifts to tire size. ,

https://teraflex.com/news_items/54ad7b55efae2e03de000aa6


If your on a budget 2.5 with 33 is a good way to go. Makes a good over lander. Good mix is a 3 inch with 35. In my opinion. But please research. See what your needs are

Look them up on YouTube. You will enjoy it. And see how easy the jk is to work on
 
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DEAF_JEEPHER

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They have some really informative videos. They have one that matches lifts to tire size. ,

https://teraflex.com/news_items/54ad7b55efae2e03de000aa6


If your on a budget 2.5 with 33 is a good way to go. Makes a good over lander. Good mix is a 3 inch with 35. In my opinion. But please research. See what your needs are

Look them up on YouTube. You will enjoy it. And see how easy the jk is to work on
Yes it looks very easy for me to be able to work on. I am excited to learn more but also know my limitations, so for now I will stay away from anything electrical and or break related. I really do like the 2.5" budget lift but I think I will save up for the next kit up so I can swap the flares and get the shocks too. I was grounded back to reality for now when the Hubby suggested that it be a pavement queen for a few month's until I can drive it without killing it for a month on hills and the occasional stoplight oh and quit driving it like it's my truck. Hahaha
 
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DEAF_JEEPHER

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Yes it looks very easy for me to be able to work on. I am excited to learn more but also know my limitations, so for now I will stay away from anything electrical and or break related. I really do like the 2.5" budget lift but I think I will save up for the next kit up so I can swap the flares and get the shocks too. I was grounded back to reality for now when the Hubby suggested that it be a pavement queen for a few month's until I can drive it without killing it for a month on hills and the occasional stoplight oh and quit driving it like it's my truck. Hahaha
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DustinLG

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Hey there from Eastern Washington. No pics yet of my new rig. Its a mid 90's Honda Passport. Currently fixing some damage on it and getting it ready for winter. My last rig was a 93 Ford Explorer Sport. It was wrecked earlier this year ( Will post a story and pics later. I am a semi novice.
 

froggy steve

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Hi folks just a quick intro - this is a picture of current set up - Toyota Kzj 95 (Prado) and off road trailer with tent, water, electric, storage etcIMG_3461 (2).JPG
Experience - mainly UK, France and Spain, but we have a group of Toyota's heading to Northern Spain, through Portugal and back into Southern Spain, and the Tabernas Desert (Where the Spaghetti Westerns were made) to drive more river beds and tracks we missed last year. :) This is happening in October. Longer plans are Morocco next year and then East into Europe :)
 

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Happy to officially be a part of the community although I've been following for a while now. We have a 2012 Subaru Outback, but our main family Overlanding/Recreation vehicle is a 2015 Toyota 4runner. Currently on stock suspension with Frontrunner Slimeline II 3/4 rack. Current mods/additions to the vehicle are full RCI aluminum skids and sliders, Maxtrax, Yakima Skybox 16, ARB differential Breathers, Behind Grill Hidden Light Bar and Cooper AT3 275 70r 17 LRC All-Terrains. We just picked up a CVT Mt. Rainier Extended Summit Series RTT but haven't had a chance to try it out yet (hopefully in the next couple of weekends). Here are a couple of pics from our latest trip to Juniper Springs in Ocala National Forest with the Florida 4runners Group, Generation Overland and FOXpeditions (Family Overland Expeditions).
Thanks for all of the helpful and supportive information on the forum!
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