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A few pics from the JL JT Experience “LobsterQuest” this past weekend

Stevemack

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I had the opportunity to trail guide for the first 2 days of the 2019 JL JT Experience by Nitto, Evo Off Road and KMC this past weekend. It started in Orange County NY at Orange County Choppers. The first wheeling day they went to the off road driving school that I’m associated with to warm up and then onto to some private property we have access to that was a little more challenging.

The second day, we took them out on some public trails in Mass, Mabell Trail and Old Florida Rd.

All of the rigs were pretty well equipped. Most on aftermarket axles, 37’s or 40’s, big fancy shocks or coilovers. Big money for sure. There were like 17 rigs, mixed between JL’s and JT’s. About half were industry rigs from PSC, Skyjacker, Hi-Lift, Synergy, JKS, Tactical Offroad and Chris Durham Motorsports and half were regular participants. After they left us, they went to a property in NH called Field and Forest which has some pretty outrageous trails that most of the NE buggy scene calls heaven. They do have smaller stuff suited for these guys too. After that, I’m not sure where they’re headed but the theme of the adventure is called the “Lobster Quest” so if I was a betting man, I’d say they’ll end up in Maine by the week’s end.

After being skeptical about the Gladiator platform, especially in the tight NE woods, I was pleasantly surprised. Now taken with a grain of salt because these rigs were high dollar, pretty well equipped rigs with build price tags in the upper stratosphere, but still cool nonetheless to see them rocking it.

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Stevemack

Stevemack

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That one with the old 64’ish hood looks cool
That’s Chris Durham, of Chris Durham Motorsports. It’s a custom Jk truck, with the old style grill and hood that he designed and makes. He’s a pretty cool cat. Has wheeled the Ultimate Adventure a few times p, even did it with a buddy from my club. He was part of the crew/tail gunner for this adventure. He was down to try anything on the trail. Fun to watch.
 
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