Featured Jeeper Kegan Baker


Kegan Baker

If you have been following the Featured Jeeper blogs you will see one thing that is shows tons of diversity, the age of Jeep off roading enthusiasts… from the young to the old, one thing that is always the same is the love of it. Today’s Featured Jeeper is Kegan Baker. Read on to get to know this young Jeep enthusiast and catch a glimpse of a little softer side of Jeepers. Just because you are into extreme sports like off-roading doesn’t mean there is not a soft side under all that adrenaline.


Kegan Baker

ExtremeTerrain: A little about you Kegan.
Kegan Baker: Hi, I am 22 years old, single and have a wonderful 4 year old son. I am a Railroad Contractor and reside in Tennessee

ExtremeTerrain: What type of Jeep do you run?
Kegan Baker: I run a 1998 Jeep Cherokee “XJ” Limited

Kegan Baker

ExtremeTerrain: Favorite spot to off road?
Kegan Baker: Favorite spot is Windrock Offroad Park in Oliver Springs, TN.

ExtremeTerrain: Favorite off roading quote?
Kegan Baker: Favorite quote would probably be “this side up” or “Don’t worry that sounds normal.”

ExtremeTerrain: If you could have any modifications done, what would they be?
Kegan Baker: If I could have any kind of modification done, I would like a Dana 44’s front and rear with 4.88s and ARB lockers.

ExtremeTerrain: What was your best/worse modification if any?
Kegan Baker: Best modifications I have done have been Chromoly shafts in my D30 along with 4.10s and a ARB air locker; Super 35 kit in the rear also with 4.10s and a ARB locker.
Worst mod would be putting lockers and Chromoly shafts in the D30 / 35 instead of just paying a little more for D44s; Warn front bumper with XD9000I winch “old style”; and Warn rock sliders, 4.5 in. Rustys short arm.

Kegan Baker

ExtremeTerrain: Do you belong to any off roading organization, if so which one(s)?
Kegan Baker: I’m looking to join several local off-road clubs once my jeeps complete, or at least closer to being finished.

Kegan Baker

ExtremeTerrain: How old were you when you first started off roading?
Kegan Baker: First started wheelin at age 14, rode dirt bikes and 4-wheelers until I was 22. It was ten I decided to sell my built 1995 Mustang GT and get into jeeps, and rock crawlin. No regrets!

Kegan Baker

ExtremeTerrain: Why you love Jeep Off Roading?
Kegan Baker: I got into Jeeps instead of anything else because of the massive aftermarket support. The fans and the people that are all into jeeps is more like one big family, especially at Jamborees. Everyone helps everyone else, give tips, share modifications, and stories. There is never a dull moment!

Kegan Baker

ExtremeTerrain: Any off roading story or incident you would like to share.
Kegan Baker: One off roading incident that comes to mind is when I got stuck between 2 rocks on a local trail. I broke a front axle shaft then my rear driveshaft “all within about 15 seconds.” I had to winch & be towed 2.4 miles back to the trail head where I removed my broken shaft and rear driveshaft and drove back to camp with one wheel drive. Lesson learned? I now carry extra axles and u joints!!

Note to readers from Kegan: The pictures shows I am running BFG a/ts which is NOT my normal tire, I run 33/12.50 Baha claws for wheeling, A/T rest of the time. I drive my jeep 1500+ miles a month and the BFG wear much better on the highway.

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6 comments

  1. If I would have had to sell my Stang to get a Jeep, I’m not sure I could have done it. I love owning and driving both of them. If I had to give one of them up, I’d be a sad cowpoke. What the heck are those critters in that first picture?

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  2. This was a great write up on Kegan. He sounds like one of the good guys. But, I have to say that most of the Jeepers I know are really good people who give back to their community in a variety of ways. Kudos to all of us who do our share!

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  3. That’s one heck of a mud pit in the middle of that road. It kinda reminds me of our driveway during the rainy part of the year. That dip was the reason we bought our Jeep! Now we spend time looking for mud slides and pits that rival our own.

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  4. Kerry I did have both the mustang and jeep for a few weeks, But just got bored with it, Car was built too the moon and back and was too much too control for an every day driver so, car left, Jeep stayed lol

    The critters are baby squirrels, I do land clearing was in a asv rc100 with fecon head, Got out and they were layin on the mowing head, Idk how they didnt get mulched up

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  5. Nathan, I try my best, Often addend trail clean up’s Help fellow wheelers and spend my winters draggin non jeep drivers out of snowy ditches =) hehe

    Marco, That mud pit I never made it thru, I was pulled out by a friend, just a few mins later a log skidder went down that trail “You can see the tracks” and the water / mud combo went over his hubs, Tires appx 7ft tall……………lol It was slick stuff

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