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post #16 of 20 Old 04-27-2013, 07:12 PM
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Are you saying a completely stock Jeep can go on all of the Uwharrie trails?
All but possibly the Daniel if its your first time.. There are bypasses for almost every major obstacle.

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post #17 of 20 Old 04-27-2013, 08:12 PM Thread Starter
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I was thinking, just for the time being, get one of those 2" Budget lifts with some BF Goodrich All Terrains...

Cheap, but my Jeep would be ready to see some Uwharrie this summer...

Nothing crazy of course, but it would let me see what type of s**t I could get myself into so I know what to build my Jeep to...
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post #18 of 20 Old 04-27-2013, 08:29 PM
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That would work if money is tight and you really just want to get out on the trail.

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post #19 of 20 Old 04-27-2013, 09:28 PM
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Just a note, the BFG all terrain is a great tire for on/off road use. I ran them on my XJ for a couple of years, never had a complaint. I finally got some decent more aggressive tires this last fall. I kinda wish I had gone with them again but the price I paid for my off road tires was too good to pass on. I also have to agree with the comment on rough country lifts, I have a 4.5 lift from them. My jeep does great on the trail but on the road it rides like a gravity wagon. I had to change to skyjacker shocks to take out some of the "stiffness" if you will. It's better now, but it's still a rough ride.

And that's my two cents.
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post #20 of 20 Old 04-29-2013, 07:51 AM
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If you can spend just a little more I recommend piecing it together to keep costs down but increase quality.

I run OME HD leaf spring packs in the rear and net you +- 3" of lift. They also ride FANTASTIC. The more weight the better.

Grab a set of Rough Country 3" springs direct from RC. Ask for the Jeep Forum Discount.

Grab a set of JK Rubicon shocks ( the red ones) for about $50 as pull offs when somebody else goes bigger. They're perfect for the XJ at 3-4" of lift. All you need to do is push out some sleeves for your bar pins from the old shocks.
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/i...ite-up-603221/

Pending your Jeeps age I'd throw in a new steering stabilizer for good measure with those 31's and possibly a T-case drop. Pretty much ready to run some light trails and have a good looking DD at that point.



Should be able to have a very nice riding trail/DD rig for ~$350.
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