Originally Posted by lacofdfireman
So how did you end up doing on your Moab trip? What trails did you do? How did the Cherokee perform?
We were there at the same time. We ended up renting JK Rubicon's and did 7mile and Hells Revenge in the Pouring rain.. Great time.
Now I can't decide if I want to build up my Cherokee and sell it an buy a JK Rubicon.. Decisions, decisions. I'd like to know how your Cherokee did though and what trails. Post up some pics if you have any also..
So basically this thing is stock, other then a BB spacer lift I put on the thing.
stock tire size, stock springs, stock diff, everything.
I'm actually quite impressed on how well a stock WJ does.
We did a nice easy one at first to get a feeling for the new rig, so we wend up Gemini bridges and down long canyon.
We decided to do 7 Mile the next day. It took me a second to get used to the fact the axles are almost a foot wider then my CJ so my tire placement was off. but this thing did fantastic and removing the bumper provided much better approach angles, I did not scrape front or rear (different story with my cat and center dif.)
Any solid axle jeep you buy and build would likely climb anything you point it at. some are easier then others but I will say there are several people in our group with JK's and they are amazing. But they do seem to be problematic unless you dump $10,000.00 for modifications on top of an already $20,000.00 plus jeep.
My .02 is keep your WJ and build it proper, WJ's have the advantage over a JK as they are far more basic and much easier to work on, especially if you have the 4.0. It all comes down to preference really. If I did not have a little guy I would never have gone away from my CJ or Scrambler. But that is just me and I have a thing for plunking around in my old CJ's.