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Zach Harkness

How many Jeeps have you owned in your lifetime? – 1? 2? Maybe even 3? How about 17 and still going strong? I know of one person who can say they have owned 17 jeeps in their lifetime and I am pretty sure that number will continue to grow. That person would be none the less then Zach Harkness – today’s featured Jeeper. Allow me to turn this over to Zach while he shares his love of Jeeps!

Zach Harkness

“I grew up Jeeping from when I was little in my dads 83 CJ-7; almost everyone in our family owns a Jeep or two. My wife and I currently have two Jeeps a 2009 JK and a 2001 Grand Cherokee Limited with the upcountry package. I used two be the main Fabricator for a local Jeep shop in Salt Lake and have built almost every kind of Jeep there is but for the last four years I have been doing home loans.”

Zach Harkness

“I have been married to my wife Kathy for two years this coming February and our favorite thing to do is jump in one of the Jeeps for the weekend and see where it takes us, the farther away from any civilization the better. Our son Zach is 11 years old and is always asking when we are going to go on our next ride. Our favorite place to go is usually Moab and I know most trails very well since I lived there for around 5 years and ran many of the trails doing daily tours.”

Zach Harkness

“One of our most memorable wheeling incidents was a trip through Capital Reef and then taking an old trail through Wild Horse Canyon to Goblin Valley in our 2001 Grand Cherokee last year. We made it to the muddy river but it had been washed out really bad so the road was completely gone and the river bed was just really soft silt mixed with gravel type rocks. It ended up sinking the whole front of the Grand Cherokee and stranding us on Thanksgiving weekend in the middle of nowhere. I ended up hiking 15 miles to the nearest highway and getting a ride to a hotel 8 miles away and calling the Utah Highway Patrol and search and rescue, my cell phone couldn’t get any reception and when it finally did the battery died.”

Zach Harkness

“We went back for my wife, son and Grandpa who were still waiting at the Jeep for rescue and had built a fire to stay warm with no matches or a lighter. It was 22 degree’s at the warmest part of day so it is easy to say that was the coldest hike or walk I have ever had to make. The whole thing started around 10:00 A.M. and we got home around 1:30 A.M. in the morning.”

Zach Harkness

Favorite off road quote:
“Courage, the feeling you get just before you are about to do something stupid”

Zach Harkness

Zach has done a huge amount of modifications throughout his Jeep owning history, and here is a list of just mods on his current two jeeps followed by a list of his previously owned Jeeps!

Zach Harkness

A list of mods on the 2009 JK:
2009 Deep water blue
Factory 10 Chromoly shafts w/ Cold Forged U-joints & full circle clips.
TeraFlex SS and relocation bracket
TeraFlex disconnects
Airaid Cold air intake
Hypertech programmer
5:13 gears
37″ Super swamper S M-16’s
Incubus off road 17 wheels
4″Teraflex lift and 1.5″ Spacers
1″ daystar body lift
Front Detroit and Rear Powertrax No slip locker
TeraFlex Rear Rock guard bumper
All Crossed up front bumper
Magnaflow Catback Exhaust
Evap relocation
Bushwhacker Flat fender flares
Backup sensors
Under hood lighting
10”sub and amp
Tattons front and rear CV drivelines
XRC-8 w/10,000lb synthetic rope
TeraFlex quick disco mud flaps

2001 Grand Cherokee:
Mostly stock for now but has a lot of factory goodies
Full skid plate package
Front tow hooks
Front and rear limited slips
4.7-V8
5 speed auto
Leather, heated seats, sunroof, etc…

Zach Harkness

List of previous Jeeps:
1. 1968 Jeepster Commando
2. 1973 J4000 Jeep truck
3. 1977 CJ-5 Renegade
4. 1977 FSJ Cherokee Chief
5. 1982 FSJ Cherokee Chief
6. 1983 CJ-8 (I sold it two years ago 71,000 original miles on it, it was a sad day)
7. 1988 Jeep Wrangler Sahara
8. 1989 Cherokee Limited
9. 1990 Wrangler
10. 1995 Wrangler
11. 1995 Cherokee Country edition
12. 1995 Cherokee Country edition
13. 2001 Cherokee
14. 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
15. 2001 Wrangler
16. 2007 Wrangler
17. 2009 Wrangler

Zach Harkness


Mr. and Mrs Harkness would like to thank you fro reading about their love of Jeeps and wish you many years of Happy Jeeping!

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Tim Chandler

Hi everyone! We have another great Featured Jeeper – Tim Chandler!!!

Moab UT Easter 2009

XtremeTerrain: Tell us a little about yourself Tim.
Tim: U.S. Army Retired (20 yrs), 47 years old, married to my lovely wife Paula (for 24 yrs!!!!), two daughters 18 &21, Logistics Manager for the Department of Defense on Hill Air Force Base, UT.

Nephi Wheeling

XtremeTerrain: What type of Jeep do you run?
Tim: 2007 Wrangler JK X (2 door/ soft top)

Idaho

XtremeTerrain: Favorite spot to off road?
Tim: MOAB!

Little Moab II

XtremeTerrain: Favorite off roading quote?
Tim: Johnny just broke… again! (my brother in-law)

Little Moab II

XtremeTerrain: If you could have any modifications done, what would they be?
Tim: Dana 60’s front & rear, 37 inch tires.

Little Moab II

XtremeTerrain: What was your best/worse modification if any?
Tim: Best: ARB lockers, Worst: Siping my tires

Saint George UT

XtremeTerrain: Do you belong to any off roading organization, if so which one(s)?
Tim: Horn 4X4 club & Wasatch Outlaw Wheelers, both from Ogden, UT.

XtremeTerrain: How old were you when you first started off roading?
Tim: Around 19 years old.

Little Moab

XtremeTerrain: Why you love Jeep Off Roading?
Tim: Seeing all the beauty this country has to offer & taking yourself & your vehicle to the limit.

 

XtremeTerrain: Any off roading story or incident you would like to share.
Tim: I wheel as much as I can & I’m concerned that we are losing more & more of our trails every year! If you wheel & are not part of the fight to keep our public lands open, you need to get involved!

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Coming sooner than you think is the 11th Moab Jeep Jamboree located in Moab Utah on October 22-24, 2009. Moab is incredibly beautiful and full of outdoor activities ranging from rafting, biking, hiking, fishing and the such, and off course Jeep 4-wheeling! The sheer number of trails alone at varying levels of difficulty make it easy to pick just the right trails for you to challenge yourself or just enjoy a little 4-wheeling fun.

The Jeep Jamboree committee describes the Moab Jeep Jamboree as such “Huddled in a far-off valley between pinnacles of red rock, Moab is one of the most breathtaking 4×4 destinations in the nation – if not the world. Many movies, including a host of John Ford Wild West classics, have been filmed in these otherworldly environs. A high percentage of the maintained and primitive roads are actually remnants of the area’s uranium prospecting and mining past. Potash Road just outside Moab features petroglyphs and several dinosaur tracks. Be sure to take in the spectacular terrain of neighboring Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park.”

What they don’t tell you is that Moab trails can get you in a real bind if you do not know what you are doing. A simple search on You Tube will prove this to you. The Jeep Jamboree has spotters or guides throughout the trails for a reason.. they know the trails and how to manipulate them. Do not go into trails you are unfamiliar with the attitude you do not need to listen to anyone, that you know what you are doing. This can prove to be very devastating for you and your Jeep. LISTEN to the GUIDES! They are there to help you achieve the trails, not lose.

Here is an example of what not listening to your guides can get you.

There is still time to get in on the action of the Moab Jeep Jamboree! Just contact http://www.jeepjamboreeusa.com/ and register.

Need top get your Jeep up and running in tip top shape for the event? Contact us at XtremeTerrain and we will get you in the parts you need so you too can hit the trails!

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Suite 302
Draper, UT. 84020
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Toll Free: 1-888-358-JEEP(5337)
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