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post #1 of 14 Old 07-08-2008, 09:57 PM Thread Starter
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how capable is a stock jeep?

I have heard that a stock jeep can do lots of things, especially a tj sport, is that true? What can it all do?

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post #2 of 14 Old 07-08-2008, 09:59 PM
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What is a capaabel?

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post #3 of 14 Old 07-08-2008, 10:04 PM
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When mine was stock on 30" gsa's it was more capable than I thought it would be. I was extremely careful though since it was stock and everything was lower to the ground. If you are looking at not doing a lift I would at least do a BB and get on at least 32" tires. But take it out see what it can do and go from there with your modifications. Thats what I did.

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post #4 of 14 Old 07-08-2008, 10:10 PM
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Yank the sway bar links, find a friend and go for a ride...Just make sure the both of you don't get stuck...

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post #5 of 14 Old 07-08-2008, 10:23 PM
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You will be surprised what it can do.
Put 'er in low and take off over the river and through the woods.
Climbs well! Even better, goes down well!
Good idea to 'yank the sway bar links' ^ if it gets hairy and you need some articulation.

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post #6 of 14 Old 07-08-2008, 10:27 PM
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post #7 of 14 Old 07-08-2008, 10:48 PM
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man mine is still stock....

ITS AMAZING!!!
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post #8 of 14 Old 07-08-2008, 11:06 PM
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Jeepkid09,

I know that I have been ragging on you lately (red rims and 2.5" BB questions)

I will give you some free advice. Join a local Jeep club (there has got to be some in your area), get out and wheel your Jeep as much as possible. This forum is a great tool, but it will only go so far in your development as a true "Jeeper." A Jeep is a awesome vehicle, even when it is stock, but I don't know how to answer your question in a forum. Off-roading is a skill, no matter how capable your rig is a lot of it is the "skill" of the driver...so get out and wheel it and you will be able to answer your own question.

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Jeepkid09,

I know that I have been ragging on you lately (red rims and 2.5" BB questions)

I will give you some free advice. Join a local Jeep club (there has got to be some in your area), get out and wheel your Jeep as much as possible. This forum is a great tool, but it will only go so far in your development as a true "Jeeper." A Jeep is a awesome vehicle, even when it is stock, but I don't know how to answer your question in a forum. Off-roading is a skill, no matter how capable your rig is a lot of it is the "skill" of the driver...so get out and wheel it and you will be able to answer your own question.
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Jeeps are extremely capable when stock, provided the driver has at least rudimentary skills, something which CANNOT be learned online.

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Even a stock jeep is very capable. Take it out and you will learn where you and the vehicles capabilites meet. Just get out, get dirty and have fun! That's why we all own them.
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I have heard that a stock jeep can do lots of things, especially a tj sport, is that true? What can it all do?

sorry about the spelling errors
Yah man their capable excellent for mall parking lots, once you kick it in 4WD you can make it over the curb and not wait in the line up also to leave the parking lot! And dont even get me started on the TJ sports!!

sorry lol just kidding, no their very capable when i got my TJ, stock with like 28" tires i couldnt believe the places i went with it!
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post #12 of 14 Old 07-09-2008, 06:44 AM
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post #13 of 14 Old 07-09-2008, 07:35 AM
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A stock Jeep is much like a stock rifle in that they are (in most cases) more capable than their new users. I've been constantly amazed at what mine will do. Find a club, take it slow and over time you'll discover the mods that will benefit you the most as opposed to those that look super cool in the ads. So far as mods go I recommend folks think about protecting themselves (safety), their investment (mods to avoid expensive repairs), their time (avoid lengthy/aggravating repairs/stucks) and then look at improving performance (since it's already so very capable to begin with).

Just my 2 cents worth.
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