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Unread 11-27-2013, 08:42 PM   #27661
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Its not stock im running 6 inches of lift and 33s. She was a beast when i had 4wd working she still does fairly well for 2wd as far as some of the holes and climbs me and some other jeepers go to

i asked what a stock zj can do in the wild, meaning my zj, which doesn't have a lift or anything else done to it...

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Unread 11-27-2013, 08:51 PM   #27662
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i asked what a stock zj can do in the wild, meaning my zj, which doesn't have a lift or anything else done to it...
They can do plenty, I wouldn't hesitate to take a stock one on some good all terrains to the Badlands in Indiana. Just keep it the "easier" trails and bring some straps hehe. Although when my dad and I took the CJ with stock suspension and some all season tires (not even A/T's) it did quite well even on the more advanced trail.
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Unread 11-27-2013, 08:57 PM   #27663
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They are very capable of doing just about anything. Just make sure you have a friend and some recovery gear

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Unread 11-27-2013, 08:58 PM   #27664
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They can do plenty, I wouldn't hesitate to take a stock one on some good all terrains to the Badlands in Indiana. Just keep it the "easier" trails and bring some straps hehe. Although when my dad and I took the CJ with stock suspension and some all season tires (not even A/T's) it did quite well even on the more advanced trail.
anyone here have pics, or is there maybe a thread of stock zj's doing some cool stuff? very tempted to do it, but this is my dailydriver and would suck if i screwed it up
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Unread 11-27-2013, 09:00 PM   #27665
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They are very capable of doing just about anything. Just make sure you have a friend and some recovery gear

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actually now that you said that i have a buddy with a newer model jeep that goes into the wild... i need to tag along with him and his crew one of these days... don't think he has any mods to his either --- hmm, sending msg now
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Unread 11-27-2013, 09:02 PM   #27666
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They do very well stock, just run good tires and drive smart. Skids under the t-case and gas tank would be a very good idea though.
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Unread 11-27-2013, 09:09 PM   #27667
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anyone here have pics, or is there maybe a thread of stock zj's doing some cool stuff? very tempted to do it, but this is my dailydriver and would suck if i screwed it up
this is as crazy as i got with mine so far

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Unread 11-27-2013, 09:11 PM   #27668
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this is as crazy as i got with mine so far

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Unread 11-27-2013, 09:12 PM   #27669
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They do very well stock, just run good tires and drive smart. Skids under the t-case and gas tank would be a very good idea though.
as to tires, i have daily driver tires on

what would skids run me for what you mentioned above, and how pricy to install, think something i wouldn't be doing myself or even could...
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Unread 11-27-2013, 09:14 PM   #27670
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anyone here have pics, or is there maybe a thread of stock zj's doing some cool stuff? very tempted to do it, but this is my dailydriver and would suck if i screwed it up
This one is my first ZJ, had 31" mud tires on stock suspension





The XJ couldn't make it =)

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Unread 11-27-2013, 09:14 PM   #27671
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to my defense, i was only testing out the wheel locker
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Unread 11-27-2013, 09:17 PM   #27672
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as to tires, i have daily driver tires on

what would skids run me for what you mentioned above, and how pricy to install, think something i wouldn't be doing myself or even could...
Stock gas tank skids hold up well and are cheap, maybe 40 bucks. Stock transfer case skids are junk, good aftermarket is about $125. Install them yourself, it's not hard, dont always pay someone to do everything for you. It will cost you a fortune in the end. Start with the small stuff, learn from it, and get into the bigger stuff. If you plan to lift in the future, plan to spend as much on labor as the lift cost if not more. Not worth it, you can do much better things with that money.

Street tires arent going to do much for you in the mud. Get yourself a set of nice AT or atleast all season tires.
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Unread 11-27-2013, 09:17 PM   #27673
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This one is my first ZJ, had 31" mud tires on stock suspension



that's cool... thank you for sharing
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Unread 11-27-2013, 09:24 PM   #27674
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to my defense, i was only testing out the wheel locker
what kind of locker. You can do WAYYYYYY more than that with a locked axle
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Unread 11-27-2013, 09:24 PM   #27675
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Stock gas tank skids hold up well and are cheap, maybe 40 bucks. Stock transfer case skids are junk, good aftermarket is about $125. Install them yourself, it's not hard, dont always pay someone to do everything for you. It will cost you a fortune in the end. Start with the small stuff, learn from it, and get into the bigger stuff. If you plan to lift in the future, plan to spend as much on labor as the lift cost if not more. Not worth it, you can do much better things with that money.

Street tires arent going to do much for you in the mud. Get yourself a set of nice AT or atleast all season tires.
appreciate the info making list now, SOB

and no plans on lifts, at least not at this time and won't happen while this is my daily driver... if i search here, any good threads/write-ups on these and the install step-by-step
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