On this “episode” of 67 Designs Customer Spotlights, where we share the stories of some of our customers, we get to know Jace Nix. Nix, from Mountain View, Wyoming, works in civil construction as a part of his family business, GTNix Construction. He enjoys overlanding as a way to get off the grid, both by himself and as a way to spend time with his family.
Proud owner of: 2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon JTR.
Featured upgrades: Jace’s Jeep is decked out with the following...
- 67 Designs JL Rail with iPad Mini, GoPro, Garmin and Universal Phone Holders
- Dometic Refrigerator
- Midland CB radio
- Smittybilt Molle Pouches
- Smittybilt Air Compressor
- aFe POWER Air Intake System
- MagnaFlow Rock Crawler Exhaust
- ZAutomotive Tazer Mini
- Impulse Off Road Custom Dual Spare Chase Rack
- Impulse Off Road Custom Tent Rack Addon
- Evo Manufacturing 4.5” S4+ Lift
- Falcon 3.3 shock
- Adams Driveshafts
- Walker Evans Beadlock Wheels
- Impulse Offroad Custom Rotopax Mounts
- Rock Slide Engineering Step Sliders
- Warn Zeon 10S winch Factor 55 Ultra Hook
- Factor 55 Vehicle Recovery Kit
- ARB Traction Boards
- Pro Eagle Jack
- BFGoodrich 37x12.50R17 KM3 Tires
- Synergy Manufacturing Draglink and Sector Shaft Brace
- Steer Smarts tie rod and drag link
- iKamper Skycamp 2.0 Tent
Customer of 67 Designs since: November 2019.
Inspiration for buying Jeep Gladiator: “I’ve been a Jeep fan for a long time.” Jace explained how fun it is to “get off the grid, get outdoors and [get] away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.” His Jeep enables him to do this.
First adventure with vehicle: Fall 2009. Jace and his father took the 2008 Rubicon on a “Jeep Jamboree” in Moab. It was not exactly overlanding but it got him hooked. They were able to get on Moab Rim, Poison Spyder Mesa and Hells Revenge.
Most recent adventure/COVID-19 adventures: For five weeks in May and June, Jace lived in the mountains overlanding and hiking (he has backpacked through the Wind River Range, from Dubois to Pinedale, WY! Wowza!) in the Uinta Mountains. On one hike, he even found an old whiskey still from the Prohibition days.
Most memorable adventure: July 2019, Ouray Colorado. Jace spent about four days with his wife, three children and parents running many trails including the Alpine Loop, Imogene Pass and Corkscrew Gulch. Jace described the sights as “beautiful country.”
Upcoming trips: Later in the summer, Jace and his dad are planning on taking a trip to Alaska with The Dirt Experience—an invite only 7-day Jeep adventure.
Dream trip: A trip to Deadhorse, AK—to the arctic circle!
Advice for those who are just beginning overlanding: “Stay prepared;” “learn as much as you can [about] being off the grid;” “go with a group and try and seek someone out who has been in tough situations.”
#1 place he has camped: Per overlanding, the Uinta mountains. Per backpacking, the sites on his trip from Dubois to Pinedale, WY.
Fun fact about Jace: He can play the saxophone, accordion, clarinet and piano! Wow!
Jeep club memberships: None—there aren’t any near Jace’s hometown.
Notes from the writer: Jace has a strong passion for the outdoors, from hiking to overlanding and more. Nix goes on the majority of his trips with his wife and three kids or his parents; however, he does some off-roading alone. In February, he raced the world’s hardest one day offroad races—Ultra 4’s King of the Hammers in California. He also was on a pit crew at the Mint 400 for the Impulse Offroad team.
Check out Jace’s work here: You can see all of Jace’s amazing travels on his Instagram page and his racing site below! Pretty neat stuff!
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