Youtuber Loses Off-Road Virginity in a Jeep Wrangler
The man behind Vehicle Virgins and his girlfriend go off-road for the first time in a lifted and modified JK Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.
Vehicle Virgins‘ Parker Nirenstein is used to driving fast cars. He has a Lamborghini and recently took delivery of a 603-horsepower 2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 S. He’s driven a variety of high-performance and exotic machines. One thing he hasn’t done? Driven a Jeep off-road…until now.
The above video starts off with Nirenstein and his girlfriend Becca at the Hungry Valley State Vehicular Recreation Area in Gorman, California. What will they use to make their way through some of the adult playground’s 19,000 acres and 130+ miles of trails? Perhaps a Hummer H1 or a Bentley Bentayga or a Lamborghini LM002? Nope. They go with the vehicle that seems to be the most common site at OHV parks everywhere: a JK Jeep Wrangler.
The one they rent has had some work done to make it more capable of traversing the SVRA’s roughest terrain. The slant-backed JKU has Bushwacker mods, wears a four-inch lift, and sits on 37-inch tires. A heavy-duty front bumper with a winch is in place for worst-case scenarios.
Becca and Nirenstein take turns climbing the various inclines and descending the dirt slopes of the park. When the ground levels out, Nirenstein flies down the dirt paths. He and his gal don’t get anywhere close to the beefed-up rig’s limits, but it doesn’t matter. They’re hooting and hollering and having the time of their lives. The wide-open spaces of the park and the views it offers blow his mind. Nirenstein points out the JK’s simple interior and poor fuel economy but, ultimately, he understands why Jeep Wranglers are so beloved and why off-roading is so enjoyable. For being a first-timer, he sure learns quick.