Photos of Experience Arizona vehicles, friends and other cool things.
Best Photo Galleries
I've created some quick photo galleries of a few of my best adventures and most beautiful places. These are more about the scenery, photography and images capturing the adventure than describing it. Enjoy!
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Pictures from the Past
I've been going through some of my old pictures from past adventures and scanning them. A few of them really show how much has changed over the years.
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2010 Jeep Rubicon
Matt's Previous Rigs
2003 Toyota Tacoma
I really liked my 2003 Toyota Tacoma Quad Cab. It was a good, reliable vehicle and it was a capable four-wheeler. It had tons of room for the kids, their stuff and the dogs. It pulled the tent trailer fairly well and I even slept in the bed a few times. The only reason I sold it was to buy the Rubicon. A complete review on the Tacoma is coming soon. See the gallery for a few pictures of the Tacoma four-wheeling.
1994 Nissan Pathfinder
After the Exploder below, I wanted a better 4WD vehicle. What I REALLY wanted was the Tacoma, but I couldn't afford one yet, so I settled for a used Pathfinder. I wasn't that impressed. It did OK four-wheeling, but once again it wasn't as reliable as I thought it should be.
1992 Ford Explorer
This was a comfortable SUV, that towed my tent trailer easily. That's about all the good I've got to say for this. I called it my "Exploder" since pieces always seemed to be breaking. The tranny went bad at 46K, then every month or so, it was something else. It couldn't 4WD worth a darn (what was I thinking)? But it had room for the kids.
1994 Jeep Comanche
This was my first 4WD vehicle after I sold my CJ. I also really liked this truck. The 4.0 engine was quick and powerful. It wasn't as good a four-wheeler as my CJ, but it had A/C, power everything and was so smooth to drive. Still, it didn't have room for kids, so it was sold for the Explorer above.
1977 Jeep CJ5
I LOVED my CJ5! I bought it in 1983. It came with 35" Groundhawgs and a 1.5" shackle lift. It only had a 3 speed (manual) transmission, drum brakes, no power steering, no power brakes, no A/C. It was brutal to drive. But fun, fun, fun. It was reliable and never, ever left me stranded. I went a lot of places in that Jeep. I owned it for 13 years, then had a family and it wasn't a great vehicle for small kids. It was a sad day when I sold it. I saw it again (out at Box Canyon), it was still going! What a great vehicle.
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