Jeff Stevens' Dirt Squirrel (Fall 2008 Featured Rig)

Bear Taylor

Tacoma free since '93
What's with all the Samurai's in Moab recently? I have also noticed a big red Jeep which pretends to be a Samurai using the name of RED ROXX...what's the deal with that? A woman driver none the less too....
All the cool Sami's belong to members of Moab Friends For Wheelin. And after running Behind the Rocks with them this weekend, they make a strong point for owning a Sami.

The red TJ named REDROXX belongs to another one of their members, her name is SurgeryTurtle on this forum. And she is the craziest one of all.
 

Greg

Are you not entertained?!
Admin
I'm going to guess that MoabUtah4x4 is being sarcastic... ;)
 

Bear Taylor

Tacoma free since '93
Leave me alone, I'm tired, on Loritab, and wishing I was still in Moab.:-\
 

Bear Taylor

Tacoma free since '93
Guess I should have known better when he asked for a red one.
 

surgeryturtle

RedRoxx
Location
Draper/Moab
All the cool Sami's belong to members of Moab Friends For Wheelin. And after running Behind the Rocks with them this weekend, they make a strong point for owning a Sami.

The red TJ named REDROXX belongs to another one of their members, her name is SurgeryTurtle on this forum. And she is the craziest one of all.
Crazy? I resemble that remark! I think Redroxx is a perfectly sized lady's Jeep. Besides SOMEONE needs a big rig for a recovery vehicle. Hooking up Sami's like dogs to a sled doesn't always work too well. :eek:

No wheeling today....TOO COLD, snow everywhere. YUCK!:(
 

Xploderkid97

Registered User
Location
Highland
these guys( and gals) are good at what they do! thanks again for the help with the flop on moab rim back in may! Sadly i havent been out since then due to funds and school. I wanna join up with you guys as soon as i hit the trails again!
 

surgeryturtle

RedRoxx
Location
Draper/Moab
these guys( and gals) are good at what they do! thanks again for the help with the flop on moab rim back in may! Sadly i havent been out since then due to funds and school. I wanna join up with you guys as soon as i hit the trails again!
Yep, we remember that day! :rolleyes:
Check out our schedule on webejeepinmoab.com and you might want to wait for all the snow here to melt.
 

Xploderkid97

Registered User
Location
Highland
will do! im dreaming of making it to crawlfest but dont know if ill be ready by then if not then my next goal is to be done by jeep safari-( i missed last year cause i broke a driveline the day before heading down!:rolleyes: )
 

mr.trd

Hello
Location
Pocatello, Idaho
Congrats Jeff! Like what the sami has evolved into. Good to see you still hitting the trails harder than ever. Guess you have to make up for the time that Kevin and Holly aren't on the trails anymore. LOL I have a new tacoma now, so no more late night rescues off of Pritchett for me. Again Thanks for that. If we hadn't been in such good hands, my wife would have really lost it. But I still need to get the new one down there and hit the trails with you again. Definitely a bonus when you with someone that knows the trails well enough to wheel at night with no lights on. HAHA. Take care Jeff and I will look you up next time I am down there. Congrats again.
 

sixstringsteve

Well-Known Member
Location
UT
Jeff is a great guy and builds a killer rig. I especially love his fender/slider ideas. I may have to "borrow" that idea for my rig. And a huge props to the entire Moab friends for wheeling, they are great guys and gals. Hope to meet up with you again soon and run some more trails with you.
 

drtsqrl

I luv Pritchett
Location
Moab
Well after building rigs for friends for the last couple of years, it was finally time to do a major re-build on mine. It worked great the way it was, but it had been re-done so many times without cleaning up the old stuff, it was getting pretty ugly. On top of that, I couldn't use the factory doors anymore due to body damage, and I really wanted to update some things.

So back in July (after Jim's rig was finished), I started in on the re-build. First I reinforced a fresh frame and cleaned up a new (to me) tub, then built a cage. The first of October, I pulled the old rig into the garage, and started swapping and re-building.

I re-used the engine (1.6 9-valve) tranny (sidekick manual) doubler and t-case. Also re-used the D44's, but I did upgrade to 30-spline outers in the front. I re-built the rear 4-link and moved the front out 4" (new WB is 106.5"), but re-used the same fox shocks. Added an Anti-Rock in the rear, built a new dash, and a bunch of other details. I was able to raise the drivetrain a bit to achieve a flat belly, and lower the overall height by a couple of inches.

Here are a few pics... first trail is tomorrow!

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drtsqrl

I luv Pritchett
Location
Moab
Marc - I just bent up some sheet metal and bolted / sheet metal screwed it in. I used the stock instrument gauge cluster. I built it in two pieces so it would be easier to take out if I need to get to the wiring or ecm behind the gauges.

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