It has been a while since we have had a featured Jeeper so I am pleased to bring to you Krista Kunkel. If you would like to be a featured Jeeper like Krista and the many others before her, just leave a comment on our Facebook FanPage and we will be in touch with you! Without further ado.. allow me to introduce you to Krista, a Michigan girl with a big love for Jeeps and Jeep off roading!
Hi everyone, my name is Krista Kunkel. I’m 20 years old with a birthday coming up on February 13th. I am not married but I am dating a Jeep boy and we do spend most of our time under one of our Jeeps working on them together. Our conversations always consist of the word “Jeep”. My last boyfriend actually ended up breaking up with me because he couldn’t take the fact my Jeep is my love. (haha)
I’m a small tattooed pistol of a girl and I have tons of Jeep smarts to back me up. Many of my MODS are all my ideas or something I made. The Jeep quote I most relate to is “I live. I ride. I am” used in Jeep commercial which describes me perfectly. Another one of my favorite off roading quotes is “My Jeep won a War, What did your car do?”
I am a real Jeep girl and everything in my life revolves around my Jeep. I have a 1998 Jeep Wrangler Tj, The best mod I have which I think is just the funniest to me is my ” angry eyes” I get a lot of laughs because of that. The worst mod would be the fact my light racks chrome so I have to keep repainting it black but I cant complain it was a gift.
As of present my Jeeps MODS include:
- Rough Country lift which is 2.5″ coil and the 1″ body lift,
- Carr light rack, Angry headlights ( I made),
- Fog Lights, Smitty tire carrier and bumper (rear),
- Stinger, 33′ Duratracs tires,
- Cragar wheels,
- Rough Country steering stabilizer,
- Bestop halftop,
- Tow hooks & hitch,
- Cobra CB radio,
- Tinted out lights,
- VDP roll bar padding,
- Diamond plate rocker guards,
- Posi in my rear diff
I don’t have a favorite off road spot because I think the best part of offroading is when you find someplace randomly but as for a park the only one I’ve went to as of now is the Mounds because everything was closing when my Jeep was offroad ready. I am looking forward to the summer though to visit the other Michigan parks.
I ended up becoming one of the original members to pull a club together for southeast Michigan – N2Deep. We wanted to focus on getting all Jeeps together stock or not in our area. We are a free club and family friendly.
I think for me, I love offroading because I love to be in the mud. I love when my Jeep does something I didn’t expect it to or how when someone breaks down everyone stops to help. No Jeeper is ever left behind. I was really surprised the first time when my Jeep broke down at the mounds because water got in my distributor and not one but ten people stopped and waited for me to get it fixed. I also enjoy showing the men that women also can do something that was once consider to be a “man thing”.
By the time this is posted on the blog I will be ripping my Jeep apart and putting a new Rough Country lift on because I believe in go big or go home. I will be purchasing the Rough Country 4″ kit but with my body lift staying I will be sitting at 5″s all together.
Happy Jeepin everyone, and if you are in the southeast part of Michigan, check out N2Deep!
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