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Meet Bear a 2008 Jeep Wrangler JK

A few years ago I just bought a 2008 JK salvage title 2-dr for my daughter's HS graduation gift. Long story short, I had a short time to build it and lots of parts needed replaced. Check out Project Sarah Bear! What I wanted to do: put a 6 inch lift with low gears and lockers. What I did: kept it fairly stock for safety sake.

I bought this from an insurance auction, it was considered totalled. View photos of it going through the body shop. We replaced the left rear quarter panel, among other things!

Meet BEAR a 2008 Jeep Wrangler JK

The 4Lo.com Suburban

This 1983 Suburban aka Sasquatch started it all for me. My gateway to the off-road world. Living in Colorado and doing the whole camping thing, especially if you wanted to camp outside of normal campsites, a guy needs a serious 4x4 to get around. I needed something to get me to the high country, places where lesser 4x4s and cars just wouldn't cut it. The only way to find the best secluded camping spots required a beast. After some research I found the 1983 suburban to be the last year model with a manual trans. After some searching I found one, and the rest is history.

It didn't take long to get it lifted, and less time than that to start destroying the sheet metal. This thing was big, and sometimes big trucks and bigger rocks mean turning around or creating body damage. I most often opted for body damage. I didn't care, I was having a blast, my family was having a blast. And with my new hobby came a new website. 4Lo.com was born! The 4LO.COM vanity plates made their way shortly thereafter. Good times!

My old suburban with 4LO.COM plates

My first jeep - a ZJ

In 1996 I bought my first jeep, a 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee (ZJ). Not the best for off-roading, but better than a car for a daily driver. In a few years, I installed a locker and a small spring spacer lift. As with most cars (and trucks) I can never leave well enough alone. In 2005 I bought a bodyshop, and in 2006 my wife bought a Jeep Commander (XK). So you might wonder what the two have to do with this story? Another long story short.

Besides being a small business owner with all the headaches, there was one benefit. I owned a bodyshop! So I cut and trimmed the wheel openings and painted it red to match the Commander. See, I tied it together! New paint deserved new tires and wheels, oh and a decent lift. I chose the Rubicon Express 3.5 inch lift to put under my already installed 2-inch lift.

1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee ZJ with 5 inch lift