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Unread 07-02-2008, 04:40 PM   #1
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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

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Unread 07-02-2008, 04:54 PM   #2
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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.
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Unread 07-02-2008, 05:01 PM   #3
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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?
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Unread 07-02-2008, 06:19 PM   #4
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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
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Unread 07-02-2008, 07:59 PM   #5
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fwiw i hardly ever use 4wd.
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Unread 07-03-2008, 07:00 AM   #6
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Get a cheap winch for insurance.
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Unread 07-03-2008, 12:52 PM   #7
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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.
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Unread 07-03-2008, 02:37 PM   #8
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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
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Unread 07-03-2008, 03:08 PM   #9
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shoot it
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Unread 07-03-2008, 03:16 PM   #10
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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.
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Unread 07-03-2008, 08:18 PM   #11
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Thanks for all of your input guys!
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Unread 07-03-2008, 10:31 PM   #12
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i think you would be amazed at where you can go in 2wd 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
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Unread 07-04-2008, 02:21 PM   #13
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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.
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Unread 07-07-2008, 10:10 AM   #14
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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
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Unread 07-07-2008, 12:26 PM   #15
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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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