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Unread 04-03-2013, 11:16 AM   #16
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I wheel on 31's and have been everywhere that all my buddies have been able to get to. It makes it more interesting and gives you **** talking rights when you cruise up the same line as some dude with bigger tires. As stated just pick good lines and pay attention and go have some fun yo!
i quite enjoy listening to people 'brag' about driving their stockish jeep on the same type of trail. specially when they have to rat bag it just to climb something i did in 2wd.......

i also enjoy answering their tech threads titled; 'i went wheeling and now my <insert problem here>'

so yea. stock jeeps can keep up...... usually for a run or two...... they don't live long stock though

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Unread 04-03-2013, 12:06 PM   #17
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Well it's good to know how the tires do too lol. And with 4.5" you still need to trim?
I did a tiny bit. Just stuff on the inside of the fender well. I can stuff the **** ouut those 31's though on long arms. Ill really need to trim when I get my bigger tires
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Unread 04-03-2013, 12:07 PM   #18
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i quite enjoy listening to people 'brag' about driving their stockish jeep on the same type of trail. specially when they have to rat bag it just to climb something i did in 2wd.......

i also enjoy answering their tech threads titled; 'i went wheeling and now my <insert problem here>'

so yea. stock jeeps can keep up...... usually for a run or two...... they don't live long stock though
true..
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Unread 04-03-2013, 12:29 PM   #19
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You can pretty much put any size tire into the fenders or bumper at any height if you try. The key is proper bumpstops for the lift height.
What bumpstops do I need? Or will like IRO or something have some made for 2" BBs?
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Unread 04-03-2013, 01:23 PM   #20
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What bumpstops do I need? Or will like IRO or something have some made for 2" BBs?
You can just use hockey pucks. Squirt some gasket sealer on them and stick them inside the coils to the perch.
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Unread 04-03-2013, 01:34 PM   #21
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You can just use hockey pucks. Squirt some gasket sealer on them and stick them inside the coils to the perch.
Okay thanks. I feel like when I actually start installing, ill have a lot of questions lol. I know it's recommended to extend the spring posts with exhaust tubing too, but I'm unsure how to do that too
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Unread 04-04-2013, 06:13 PM   #22
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How often do you wheel it?
I take it into the state forest and sand pits so its not to ruff, no rock climbing or anything but it gets the job done.
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Unread 04-04-2013, 06:19 PM   #23
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i quite enjoy listening to people 'brag' about driving their stockish jeep on the same type of trail. specially when they have to rat bag it just to climb something i did in 2wd.......

i also enjoy answering their tech threads titled; 'i went wheeling and now my <insert problem here>'

so yea. stock jeeps can keep up...... usually for a run or two...... they don't live long stock though
I had an XJ with a BB and 235/75R15...went anywhere where the big boys (not rock crawlers of course) went and further. Added 100K miles only broke a skid plate.

I now have a ZJ with a real 3.5" and 31" tires...blah blah blah........I want my XJ back.
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I had an XJ with a BB and 235/75R15...went anywhere where the big boys (not rock crawlers of course) went and further. Added 100K miles only broke a skid plate.

I now have a ZJ with a real 3.5" and 31" tires...blah blah blah........I want my XJ back.
I kinda miss the simple days. Not that my jeep is that much of a chore to drive now, but I miss the feeling and simplicity of a stock jeep. My buddy had a stock zj and he followed me everywhere with it.
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Unread 04-05-2013, 09:32 AM   #25
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I kinda miss the simple days. Not that my jeep is that much of a chore to drive now, but I miss the feeling and simplicity of a stock jeep. My buddy had a stock zj and he followed me everywhere with it.
haha, a locked ZJ on 33s is a simple jeep these days. still can have fun on easy trails but can tackle harder stuff.

i notice you said your buddy 'had' a stock ZJ. i'm guessing he either modified it or ditched it............

i had a buddy with a stock XJ.... he's been building it into a monster now for years... stock wheeling jsut starts the addiction lol
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haha, a locked ZJ on 33s is a simple jeep these days. still can have fun on easy trails but can tackle harder stuff.

i notice you said your buddy 'had' a stock ZJ. i'm guessing he either modified it or ditched it............

i had a buddy with a stock XJ.... he's been building it into a monster now for years... stock wheeling jsut starts the addiction lol
I'm not wheeling mine until I have my lift and tires. I mean I've tore up fields but that's it lol.
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Unread 04-05-2013, 02:50 PM   #27
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haha, a locked ZJ on 33s is a simple jeep these days. still can have fun on easy trails but can tackle harder stuff.

i notice you said your buddy 'had' a stock ZJ. i'm guessing he either modified it or ditched it............

i had a buddy with a stock XJ.... he's been building it into a monster now for years... stock wheeling jsut starts the addiction lol
^^this. He sold it. It always starts with a stock vehicle but, ends in bankruptcy, divorce, and homelessness
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Unread 04-05-2013, 03:36 PM   #28
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^^this. He sold it. It always starts with a stock vehicle but, ends in bankruptcy, divorce, and homelessness
id rather be homeless and divorced than be with the wife that won't accept said addiction though. lol.

damn..... might come to that lol
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