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"I help run my family’s automotive business in San Dimas, Ca. with my sister Theresa Contreras, her husband Jason and my parents. I also volunteer a lot with local charities and with SEMA, I volunteer on a few committees, LTAA, SEMA Cares and SEMA Show Committee. I grew up off-roading with my family and every summer we would spend our family vacation in the Colorado, Utah or Nevada areas on Off-road trips with the Just 4 Fun Jeep club or the Drifters."
Occupation: Co-Owner/ Manager of LGE-CTS Motorsports
Birthday: March 25, 1980
Ladies Offroad Network Events Attended:
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Questions & Answers
Q: What is your favorite color?
Q: What is your favorite food?
A: "Popcorn, if you don’t consider popcorn a food, Then Tacos."
Q: Do you have kids?
A: "Nope. No children."
Q: Do you have any pets?
A: "I have a 10-year-old chocolate Lab names Sashi, She goes everywhere with me, even to work every day."
Q: Do you take your pets off-roading?
A: "I try to take Sashi with me off-roading, but she is getting old and hasn’t been wanting to go with me lately."
Sara's Off-Road Facts:
Q: How old were you when you first started wheeling?
A: "My parents have been taking me wheeling my whole life. I can’t remember how old I was when I started driving."
Q: Is your whole family into off-roading?
Q: Are you usually the driver or the co-driver?
A: "Both! It really depends on who I am off-roading with. My sister is better at driving fast and I am better slow."
Q: Do you have any traditions or rituals before going off-roading?
A: "Not any that I can think of."
Q: How often do you get to go off-roading?
A: "I try to go every weekend!"
Q: How did you get started in the off-road world?
A: "Basically, my family to put it simply."
Q: Where is your favorite place to wheel?
A: "My favorite place to wheel in is Moab, UT."
Q: How are you active in the off-road world?
A: "I sell off-road parts, mostly in the Jeep and Raptor market, but we do it all. "
Q: What is on your off-roading bucket-list?
A: "Oh so, so much. Lol. I don't think I could even list it all."
Sara's Off-Road Stories:
Q: What is your most memorable off-road moment?
A: "When I was 13 and we were on a trip in Colorado. That trail was the most beautiful but scariest trail that I have ever been on."
Q: What was your first wheeling trip?
A: "I honestly can't remember!"
Q: What was your longest wheeling trip?
A: "When we spent 2 weeks wheeling in Colorado!"
Q: What was your favorite wheeling trip?
A: "I don't think I can pick a favorite."
All About the Ladies:
Q: Who do you look up to in the industry? Why?
A: "So many people, it’s hard to choose. Pretty much everyone that is out there living their passions and dreams. I love just being around positive people that motivate me, have a positive outlook on life and like to have fun."
Q: How do you feel as a woman in the offroad industry?
A: "I love being a woman in the off-road industry. I have met so many amazing people that are supportive of me and my family I love all the support from the off-road industry and community."
Q: Give us a story, any story, about educating, guiding, empowering ladies in the off-road, past or future:
A: "Really just helping others believe in themselves."
Q: What changes have you noticed in the off-road industry?
A: "I have always been involved, but I love that I keep seeing more and more woman to getting involved and not being afraid to go out and do it."
Q: What advice do you have for ladies who want to get started off-roading?
A: "Go out and do it!! You will have fun, remember just because you are a girl doesn’t mean the guys know more than you. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. I also watch training videos as well but be careful not to watch the at home ones that can give you bad advice. Take one of Ladies off-road Network classes that Charlene has to offer. I learned a lot."
About Kimberly's vehicle:
"2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport"
Vehicle Name: Trigger (my friend's named it, I didn't.)
Q: Is your vehicle a Daily Driver?
A: "Yep! Well I have a Ford Super Duty and a Motorcycle as well, but I do drive it the most."
Q: Do you work on your own vehicle?
A: "Yep! I sure do!"
Q: What is the best modification you have done to your vehicle?
A: "Either the suspension lift or the Hellwig Sway Bars."
Vehicle Type: 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport
Builder: LGE-CTS Motorsports
Tire Make/Size: 37x13.50R20 Toyo Open Country MT
Wheel Make/Size: SOTA Off-Road 20x9 B.A.T.L.
Front Suspension: 4.5” Stage 2 ICON Vehicle Dynamic Short arm kit
Front Sway Bar: Hellwig Sway Bars
Front Shocks: 2.0 Aluminum Series remote reservoir shocks
Rear Sway Bar: Hellwig Sway Bars
Rear Shocks: 2.0 Aluminum Series remote reservoir shocks
Front Axle Housing: Dana 30 (factory)
Front Differential/Locker: Revolution 4:88 with ARB air locker
Front Axle Shafts: stock 27 spline
Front U-Joints: stock
Front Drive Flanges/Hubs: stock
Front Brakes: stock
Front Steering Components: ICON Vehicle Dynamics Dual steering stabilizer
Rear Axle Housing: Stock Dana 44 with Revolution 4:88 gears with ARB air lockers
Rear Differential/Locker: ARB Air lockers
Rear Axle Shafts: Stock 31 spline
Ring & Pinion Manufacturer & Gear Ratio(s): Revolution Gear 4:88
Battery: Optima Yellow Top
Front Driveshaft: Powertrain
Rear Driveshaft: Powertrain
Body/Interior: Front half cage (my dad and I built)
Body/Body Panels: Front and Rear Fenders built in house by my dad and sister
Body Modifications: Front, rear bumper and sidebars built in house by my dad
Skid plate/Material: Aluminum
Painter Name: Theresa Contreras (my sister)
Dash/Gauges/Switches: Alpine Head Unit / Trigger unit / Superchip programmer
Seats/Harnesses: Katzkin leather seats
Lights Interior/Exterior: Bulldog LED light bars
Winches - Front/Rear Brand & Capacity: Warn Winch / Factor 55
Author: Sara Morosan
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