Today’s featured Jeeper is a Tennessee resident Andy Bennett! Andy has been wheeling for quite some time and has had his experience in both mud and rocks… but his fondness falls hard on the rocks.. Read more to learn more about today’s featured Jeeper Andy Bennett
XtremeTerrain: Share with us a little about yourself…
Andy Bennett here, I am married to the love of my life Melissa. We have 4 children, 20-18-16-5, two girls two boys. I have been a Project Manager for 11 years now, sewer inspection and cleaning company AUILLC.
XtremeTerrain: What type of Jeep do you run?
Andy Bennett: I wheel 92 YJ, sprung over plus 4 inches; locked front and rear, full cage; 9000 lbs warn; 36 inch Swampers; and 4.88 gears. I am in the process of doing a full width axle swap and hopefully 39-inch tires. I run with a stock 2.5 – 4 banger and love to hear it at 6000RMP while heating up tires on the rocks, sye- tom woods shafts.
XtremeTerrain: What was your best/worse modification if any?
Andy Bennett: Best modification was building own ladder bar for rear axle wrap; new 4.88 gears were tearing everything up. lol! Worse mounting would have to be the highlift jack on the side of the body; didn’t make it one ride.
XtremeTerrain: Do you belong to any off roading organization, if so which one(s)?
Andy Bennett: I’m a member of 5 clubs: Southern 4 Wheel Drive Ass. , United 4 Wheel Drive Ass.; Cumberland Off-road; Georgia Trail Runners; and my favorite, Damn Locals 4×4!!!
XtremeTerrain: How old were you when you first started off roading?
Andy Bennett: I was 20 when I got my first 4×4, a old beat-up 76 ford 150, using axles front it on my axle swap and have been off-roading ever since.
XtremeTerrain: Why you love Jeep Off Roading?
Andy Bennett: I love rock crawling and trail riding. It gives me an opportunity to spend time with both family and friends. I have met a lot of new friends in the sport.
XtremeTerrain: Any off roading story or incident you would like to share?
Andy Bennett: Best wheeling accident I have been involved in was rolling over in 2008 at 3 AM during the Dixie Run event. I got lucky because there was a tree close enough that I was able to winch back over using my own winch. All part of the fun!