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post #1 of 18 Old 07-25-2006, 12:40 AM Thread Starter
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Off Roading?

How capable (sp?) is a stock zj of doing some trail blazing? I was out today with some buddies trying to find a good swimming hole and stumble into a trail i went for a while on it and had no trouble woulda gone more but one of my buddies was freaking out lol. So what im asking is how far is to far when wheeling stock?


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post #2 of 18 Old 07-25-2006, 12:47 AM
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There is no real answer, just go slow, and have some to spot. Dont be "Hammer-wadding" Mine is stock aside form the A/Ts which are a big help and I have never gotten stuck. I know my limits though

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Yeah I no my limits aswell but should i keep it in 4lo most of the time or just 1st and 2nd gear?

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ummm well 4lo is prob not needed unless you are climbing some hills you can keep it in Drive if you go slow. What are you driveing over?

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gah shoulda took pics i always keep the camra kinda like a dirt road with all the ruts and dips you get from when people offroad in the rain.

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When I am wheeling I pretty much always leave it in 4LO... Unless it is just a two-track or something.

Becarefull about where you drive. You say you just "found" a trail make sure it is not private property.

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I am in 4-low until I am back at the trail head for the most part.

And as for how far a stock ZJ will go the vehicle will go pretty far in my opinion, but driver skill really takes a hold for the more difficult stuff. Keep your speed down, think about what you're going over, and don't drive off trail

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A stock ZJ with good tires will do just fine. My rig surprised the hell outta me when I first started taking it out. Surprised me so much, I rewarded it with mods

4Low is a good idea for climbing as well as keeping your speed down. Your leg can only handle so much mashing on the brake to keep you slowed down.

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In 4 lo watch speeds

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I don't put it in 4lo at all until I get stuck, otherwise just the regular 4wd full time.

My stock ZJ has performed well with nothing but all terrain tires, however I didn't go through anything more then a foot or so deep since I go alone and getting stuck is not an option. I did get into a swamp type area marshy area. went slow, didn't stop, did just fine

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I use 4-low when working engine/transmission or when 4wd is required. When crawling, on grades, in mud and snow, etc. The reason I use low in these conditions is to take the load off of the transmission because the extra 2.72:1 gearing takes alot of strain off of it. This should help keep transmission cool and increase it's life... I hope.

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when im wheelin i use 4pt, if your just riding down a dirt road with ruts/waterholes 4pt should be good, i only use 4lo when im climbing, need to go real slow, or got stuck....
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When I am wheeling I pretty much always leave it in 4LO... Unless it is just a two-track or something.

Becarefull about where you drive. You say you just "found" a trail make sure it is not private property.
im pretty sure it isnt private cause when i turned into it there was a sign that said welcome to willamette national forest and there were no signs posted around. Also when i was in 4lo i didnt go over 15 - 20 i remember the sales guy told me not to go fast.

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when im wheelin i use 4pt, if your just riding down a dirt road with ruts/waterholes 4pt should be good, i only use 4lo when im climbing, need to go real slow, or got stuck....

Why not leave it in low so you ahve the power when you need it... I can't see needing to go more than 15mph offroad.

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9 out of 10 times when your stuck and then put it in 4 lo wont get you out

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