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authorizedxj 07-02-2008 03:40 PM

2wd, what to do?
 
Well, my parents bought me a 2wd which is a sin in the offroad world, but its a nice looking jeep and i was wondering if you all had any suggestions of what i could do to it to get some fun out of it? Maybe A/T's? Im an avid fisherman so im often on light trails so whatever you guys can think of will be fine!

Thanks, Nick

Skipsjh 07-02-2008 03:54 PM

2WD is probably OK for light trails and such. When you start going over obstacles like 6-9" fallen trees and through mud that you can't just go through fast, you'll start to notice the lack of 4WD. I would make sure that your tires are fairly aggressive and that you've got a good amount of weight in the back to keep traction.

authorizedxj 07-02-2008 04:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Skipsjh (Post 5406437)
2WD is probably OK for light trails and such. When you start going over obstacles like 6-9" fallen trees and through mud that you can't just go through fast, you'll start to notice the lack of 4WD. I would make sure that your tires are fairly aggressive and that you've got a good amount of weight in the back to keep traction.

Thanks man thats exactly what ill be doing just no mud baths haha..what size tires without a lift?

xjpilot 07-02-2008 05:19 PM

a set of 30's should do you good. Depending on what backspacing your wheels have you may rub....or you might not. I'd recommend a cheap lunch box locker too, then you'll be comparable to a stock 4x4

justinwalden 07-02-2008 06:59 PM

fwiw i hardly ever use 4wd.

Power5 07-03-2008 06:00 AM

Get a cheap winch for insurance.

Skipsjh 07-03-2008 11:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by xjpilot (Post 5406697)
a set of 30's should do you good. Depending on what backspacing your wheels have you may rub....or you might not. I'd recommend a cheap lunch box locker too, then you'll be comparable to a stock 4x4

235-75-15 tires are a sure bet to not rub. With 30s you are probably going to have some rubbing, especially with a 97+ XJ.

xjpilot 07-03-2008 01:37 PM

I run 30's on sagged springs, and I don't rub one bit. I don't exactly stick to the streets either :) Either way, they are so close in size that it won't make a difference

NELSONdeltaZERO 07-03-2008 02:08 PM

shoot it :rofl:

red96jeep 07-03-2008 02:16 PM

get agressive 30's maby a budget boost lift somewhere around 1-2" and deffently a limited slip differential or a lunchbox locker to help compensate.

authorizedxj 07-03-2008 07:18 PM

Thanks for all of your input guys!

blue92cherokee 07-03-2008 09:31 PM

i think you would be amazed at where you can go in 2wd :D i was out for almost a whole day and i never even realized i wasn't in 4wd till i got stuck in a pretty nasty mud hole... by that point 4wheel barely got me out :laugh:

littleblackXj 07-04-2008 01:21 PM

Yeah, I would definitely get a locker in the rear. You would be amazed though how well a jeep can do in 2wd. A locker though should be able to get you through sticky situations. As someone else mentioned, buy a winch too. Doesn't have to be anything fancy but a decent winch is good insurance.

KentuckyXJ 07-07-2008 09:10 AM

ive been places in a 2wd ranger that most 4wd's cant go....a locker and meaty tires will take ya where ya wanna go

aircruiser 07-07-2008 11:26 AM

i only really use 4WD when i get stuck in 2WD or in blizzards..

but it sure as hell is handy to have 4WD.


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