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Unread 06-04-2013, 08:22 PM   #46
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^^^ Sleeping during geography class?

The Northeast offers some incredible rock crawling. They don't call New Hampshire the Granite State for nuthin!!!!
i am actually surprised when i see wheeling pics from the north east, Never though there was wheeling like the pics i see up that way.

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Unread 06-04-2013, 08:29 PM   #47
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^^^ Sleeping during geography class?

The Northeast offers some incredible rock crawling. They don't call New Hampshire the Granite State for nuthin!!!!
Lol

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Google "Appalachian Mountains"
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Unread 06-04-2013, 08:29 PM   #48
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Tow points are #1... If you're stuck and have no tow point... Heh.. You're an idiot.

Winch is second. Be self sufficient. Sure someone call pull you out but the confidence and ability to take care of yourself is priceless.

Riding area plays a big roll in your choices. If your in the desert, a winch is probably not very helpful. If yiu never see rocks, skid plates could be low on the list. Etc...
Having a winch is fine, but most guys don't use them out here. It's a time sucker compared to having someone back up to you and pull you out. They usually only come into play when pulling someone out isn't feasible.

Tow points are by far the most important thing to have.

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I *still* don't get why everyone *immediately* gets rid of perfectly good wheels though, often alloy, for those damn black steel wheels.
Because I can fix a bent steel rim on the trail with a BFH. I run alloy on my street tires though because I prefer the look.
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Unread 06-04-2013, 08:34 PM   #49
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i am actually surprised when i see wheeling pics from the north east, Never though there was wheeling like the pics i see up that way.
Northeast? This is us in central VA
Good thing there's no crawlers east, just mall crawlers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?nomobile=1&v=vG4ruF5dKzg
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Grand slam east was held at Gore VA. The cove campground specifically along side spring fling withe the big dogs.
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Unread 06-04-2013, 08:54 PM   #51
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Grand slam east was held at Gore VA. The cove campground specifically along side spring fling withe the big dogs.
I play airsoft at the cove
Pretty rough terrain!
Don't think my ZJ could do it!
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He's from Finland, you had to read his post, there was no way to miss that piece of info lol.
Yeah, IF the mobile forums showed that, i would have seen it.

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Apparently, I did not pay attention in high school geography class lol

Around here, I almost never see rock crawling. There are a lot of mud holes.

Muddy Jeeps are always getting washed at the coin-op car wash stations on the weekends.
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Northeast? This is us in central VA
Good thing there's no crawlers east, just mall crawlers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?nomobile=1&v=vG4ruF5dKzg
i know there is plenty east. I am from KY and head east to the ky/va border for good wheeling (harlan) but i generally do not think of crawling when i think of NH, NJ, or MA but regularly see what looks like good trails from up that way.
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Northeast? This is us in central VA
Good thing there's no crawlers east, just mall crawlers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?nomobile=1&v=vG4ruF5dKzg
Speedy,where was this?
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Speedy,where was this?
Private place that belongs to a friend. I can't even give you a zip code....
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that's very true: the terrain plays a huge role. my jeep is for exploring. i'm not building it for crazy crawls. i love alaska and exploring the wilderness, and i needed a vehicle capable of handling trails and roads unpaved and unmaintained (for a very long time). my winch was a god-send numerous times on those trails. also, during very certain times of the year, alaska gets VERY muddy. the entire place becomes a mud hole. i pulled out so many people this spring it's not even funny.

oh, and the whole snow thing here in alaska. that's why, for me, my winch is the most important piece of equipment i have. and to be honest, even in a different terrain, i can't even imagine being without a winch now.

and yes, locker is my next big purchase. might not be in any time soon though.
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i don't understand people with 6"+ lifts with 35"+ tires without having their basics covered first. i would bet that 2" bb + 31" with a winch and a locker would be hell of a lot more practical than a bare rig with big tires. i know my 4"+33" combo with a winch has outperformed practically every vehicle i've gone out riding with so far. and majority of the times, i know i wouldn't even had to use my winch if i had a locker (god i can't wait until i get a locker. just can't afford an on-demand locker at the moment and i'm not gonna use a fulltime locker on my dd).

i was just looking at the lifted pics thread and noticed how many people have all these big tires without taking care of the basics first.

any thoughts on why people do this? just trying to show off at the mall?

Its called baby dick syndrome. I think its along the same lines as having a super tall lifted truck ...and driving it around the city all day to run errands because the owner is too much of a ***** to use it for what its intended for
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Its called baby dick syndrome. I think its along the same lines as having a super tall lifted truck ...and driving it around the city all day to run errands because the owner is too much of a ***** to use it for what its intended for
Im on 37's now on my ZJ with a D30/8.8 4.88 and trutacs. It will never see off road, as thats not what I built it for. Im not a ******* like you said I am using it what it is intended for. Its intended to be a daily driver, I love the look, I love driving it. When its time to go play off road I turn to a real jeep for my off road fun, my YJ.
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