Member Spotlight: Kirk and his 2004 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

Kirk has been a club member since 2018. “Lil Blackie” as she’s amply nicknamed, is outfitted with a 5 ½ inch Rubicon Express long-arm suspension lift, custom drive shafts, 35” Goodyear MT/R’s, Bilstein shocks, a Warn 9.5tdi winch & recovery gear, lockers front and rear, heavy duty dif. covers, sliders, upgraded & extra lighting, custom bumpers, on-board air and communication and is fully skidded front to rear. 

While Lil Blackie isn’t Kirk’s first jeep he is fairly new to the club and has enjoyed the outdoors his whole life and now enjoys wheel’en with our members, including  club runs to Shaver Lake in the Western Sierras,  the Miller Jeep trail, TDS and Ransburg in the Mojave desert as well as participating in special events & projects with the club and camping with the SB4WD members.

In the future he hopes to spend some time in Colorado, Moab, as well as make it across the Rubicon trail.

Member Spotlight: Tim and his 2005 Jeep Wrangler

Tim has been part of the club since 1993 and enjoy runs to the sand, Sierras, and the desert. He is the current Club President and has held various officer positions for many years.

Tim G. playing in the rocks on the way to Coyote Lake

Tim drives a 2005 Jeep Wrangler (TJ). 4.0L w/ 5 speed manual. 35” BFG KM2’s, 4.88 gears with ARB lockers Front & Rear Custom Long Arms with coil overs in the rear and wheel base stretched to 100”.

He carries a winch, onboard air, and a “tow strap for the other guy!” The Jeep has different tops, tires, and doors based on destination.

Member Spotlight: The Slattery’s and the “Slatticon”

2005 Jeep Wrangler (TJ). 33” Goodyear MTR’s, Dana 30 with 4.56 gears and ARB locker up front.

The Slattery’s have owned this rig since 2010 and joined the SB4WDC in June 2016. Bryan Slattery is also the current Vice President for the club.

The Slattery’s have done several trips with the Club including TDS, Big Bear, Randsburg and the Rubicon Trail. I hope to have many more adventures in the years to come.

Member Spotlight: Mike Williams and his 2002 Toyota Tacoma TRD

2002 Toyota Tacoma V-6 DoubleCab TRD 4×4. 4k Solar system,4.88 Gears F&R, TRD RearLocker & ARB Front Locker, Breather Extensions. Racing Fox Shock Coil Overs with Res.Bilstein Racing Shocks in rear with Res. Safari Snorkel, Warn 8000i, Winch & Bull Bar; AllPro Rock Guards; 33″ BFG KO2.

“At 8 years old my first 4×4 was a CJ living off the grid for 3 years; growing up in the mountains I’ve learned the hard knocks of life early so what you see is what you get.”

Mike’s motto is, “It’s not what you buy it’s what you build” and he sure has built an amazingly capable truck!

Mike at Jeep Beach West 2017
Mike at Jeep Beach West 2017

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