Originally Posted by Luuca
I sat and watched uber-built JKUs waltz up John Bull during the Jeep Jamboree in May. It was amazing to see how those rigs made it look easy. I saw a few TJs make it up there, but the only YJ in the area was ours, and we were no where near set up for that beast. Hat's off to you if you make it up John Bull in your YJ.
Thanks. There were three YJ's in our group, and two TJs. One of the TJ's went home on a trailer, the other had a bent control arm, broken shock mount, and a broken nerf bar.
I bent my tailpipe, one of the other YJs lost a nut that holds the brake line (easy fix), and the other YJ did fine until he decided to drive it up onto a huge log, went too far, and bent his front drive shaft.
MY YJ isn't really "set up". It's stock 4.2 five speed, 2.5 inch lift, one inch body lift, TJ flares, 33/12.50X16 BFG/ATs, thirty with an Aussie in the front, open 8.8 in the rear twisting 4:10 gears. Nothing special.
When we were on Holcomb Creek at the north end rock garden, we came upon a group of uber-bought, er I mean built JKs. They watched me drive through the rock garden non stop. One of them came up to me at the end and said "That was amazing. None of us thought you were going to make it in a stock YJ". Um... It's not stock.
When you are ready to head back up, let me know. I love wheeling up there.
TJ being pulled out by a YJ...
My bent tailpipe...
My Heep poser shot....