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post #796 of 9841 Old 01-28-2009, 07:36 PM
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good wheeling spots

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I live in Star. I moved here in september from Gig Harbor Washington. Can anybody tell me of some good legal wheeling spots around here? I dont have many mods so they cant be that bad. Let me know if your from the area!
Welcome to the area and it looks like you have a really clean YJ.
You probably won't get anyone to name off any specific trail locations on the forums but you will definitely see runs posted. The guys you see posting here are a great bunch of guys and there is a mixture of all experience levels so you'll fit right in. Make sure you at least have solid front and rear attachment points just to start. Oh yeah, and please learn about disconnecting your front sway bar off road if you haven't already. YJ's have perhaps the most restrictive swaybar ever put on a jeep and they really flounder with it attached.
It might be a little slower during winter but you'll see more activity come spring. The Idaho Off Road website has runs posted plus it provides links to other clubs in the area so you can take your pick. Good luck, looking forward to seeing you out there.

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Are you talking about Boise or Meridian (or even Nampa)? For the life of me I can't think of where Idaho Truss is in downtown Boise.

Idaho Truss used to be located on/near 3rd in Meridian.
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Welcome to the area and it looks like you have a really clean YJ.
You probably won't get anyone to name off any specific trail locations on the forums but you will definitely see runs posted. The guys you see posting here are a great bunch of guys and there is a mixture of all experience levels so you'll fit right in. Make sure you at least have solid front and rear attachment points just to start. Oh yeah, and please learn about disconnecting your front sway bar off road if you haven't already. YJ's have perhaps the most restrictive swaybar ever put on a jeep and they really flounder with it attached.
It might be a little slower during winter but you'll see more activity come spring. The Idaho Off Road website has runs posted plus it provides links to other clubs in the area so you can take your pick. Good luck, looking forward to seeing you out there.
Thanks! Allright ill keep my eyes open for some runs! I have the hooks on my front bumpers. But for the back all i have is a hitch and the "hoops" that are suppose to be bumpers. haha If these will work i plan on doing a 4 inch lift in June and hopefully some new tires and backspaced wheels.
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I live in Star. I moved here in september from Gig Harbor Washington. Can anybody tell me of some good legal wheeling spots around here? I dont have many mods so they cant be that bad. Let me know if your from the area!
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Thanks! Allright ill keep my eyes open for some runs! I have the hooks on my front bumpers. But for the back all i have is a hitch and the "hoops" that are suppose to be bumpers. haha If these will work i plan on doing a 4 inch lift in June and hopefully some new tires and backspaced wheels.
A 2 inch receiver? If so it'll take a nice D ring insert. You don't want to be stuck having to use a choker chain on an axle or shackle. A 4 inch lift is a safe bet for a YJ. I'm still trying to figure out front DS angle issues for my 5 inch lift. One thing for sure-there is a thousand ways to go about it.
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Does anybody know the best place in the valley to shop for CB antennas and mounts? From the times I've wandered around their showrooms, it doesn't appear that Buck's or 4 Wheel Parts carry any in stock, unless they keep them in the store room.......

This reply is a little late, but Joe's in Meridian has a nice little selection of all that stuff.
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A 2 inch receiver? If so it'll take a nice D ring insert. You don't want to be stuck having to use a choker chain on an axle or shackle. A 4 inch lift is a safe bet for a YJ. I'm still trying to figure out front DS angle issues for my 5 inch lift. One thing for sure-there is a thousand ways to go about it.
Its not a 2 inch reveiver. Its hard to explain but there are two bars comming from under the bumper with the ball thats is threaded through a hole. I can take a picture. I beleive its a "factory" hitch
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Its not a 2 inch reveiver. Its hard to explain but there are two bars comming from under the bumper with the ball thats is threaded through a hole. I can take a picture. I beleive its a "factory" hitch
Oh yeah, I know what you mean.
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do you think that is an okay recovery point for the rear? Im planning on buying a rear bumper with D ring mounts. But right now I want to spend the money on a lift and ask for a bumper for a birthday or something. Did you do SYE with your lift? thats the only thing im not to sure about with the 4 inch. Ill most likly be doing it by myself unless i can get a work party going.
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Idaho Truss used to be located on/near 3rd in Meridian.
That's what I was thinking. I had a property at 3rd/Bower which was in an industrial area.

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do you think that is an okay recovery point for the rear? Im planning on buying a rear bumper with D ring mounts. But right now I want to spend the money on a lift and ask for a bumper for a birthday or something. Did you do SYE with your lift? thats the only thing im not to sure about with the 4 inch. Ill most likly be doing it by myself unless i can get a work party going.
I think you'll bend the factory hitch if used for a real recovery. Better to go with your plans for a new bumper with D rings. I did an SYE but wish I would have checked into a super short Tera Flex SYE. I honestly don't know that much about the super short SYE but it is worth checking out. Too late for me. When talking about doing mods these things snowball very quickly don't they!
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I live in Star. I moved here in september from Gig Harbor Washington. Can anybody tell me of some good legal wheeling spots around here? I dont have many mods so they cant be that bad. Let me know if your from the area!
Welcome from Meridian...

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A 2 inch receiver? If so it'll take a nice D ring insert. You don't want to be stuck having to use a choker chain on an axle or shackle. A 4 inch lift is a safe bet for a YJ. I'm still trying to figure out front DS angle issues for my 5 inch lift. One thing for sure-there is a thousand ways to go about it.
You still having problems? Have you posted up in the square headlight section () to see if anyone can help? The sad thing is 2 of our 3 Jeeps have square headlights...

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do you think that is an okay recovery point for the rear? Im planning on buying a rear bumper with D ring mounts. But right now I want to spend the money on a lift and ask for a bumper for a birthday or something. Did you do SYE with your lift? thats the only thing im not to sure about with the 4 inch. Ill most likly be doing it by myself unless i can get a work party going.
That should work fine but I would recommend taking the ball off and using a D-ring (pic below); just install it in the hole the ball normally mounts too...



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That's what I was thinking. I had a property at 3rd/Bower which was in an industrial area.
Have you seen the lot across the street to the north lately? Hard to believe that stuff is all completely gone. I'm just wondering when the McFadden building is going to collapse, it's really falling apart. It's a neat building with a lot of history but I don't see how they will salvage it. The bricks are turning to dust.
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You still having problems? Have you posted up in the square headlight section () to see if anyone can help? The sad thing is 2 of our 3 Jeeps have square headlights...

Excluding military models I think more Jeeps were made with rectangles than round. More XJ's were sold that all TJ's and CJ's combined and, my friend, the XJ is pure Jeep! Oh wait, you have one don't you...

As far as my DS goes, I'll pick you up someday to get an expert analysis. Sinbad and I both think the angle is fine but I just can't tell. I am definitely taking you and TW up on your offers for help this time. That is-as soon as you both make one!
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Grizz-twist my arm; okay that is enough. Right now I have to get the Toy off the jackstands and finish the brakes on the side I did manage to get resealed. When the new seal for the other side gets here, will have to tear that one down. Hopefully that will only be a one day project. Just holler when you want to get together and discuss drivelines or whatever. My ambition this week ran away after fighting those seals all weekend. I have my new Ham radio mount about 1/2 fabbed up, and will be working on it when I can. BTW, High Desert Off Road just appointed me the club safety officer for this year.

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