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Unread 05-31-2008, 08:38 PM   #1
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need a wheelin buddy

i live in frankfort Illinois. If there is anyone who lives near by and would like to go wheelin someday that would be cool.

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Unread 06-01-2008, 07:01 AM   #2
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I would be interested in joining you - plus I've got another buddy here in Frankfort that might join as well. We're newbies but willing!
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Unread 06-01-2008, 07:05 AM   #3
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Try craigslist, LOL But seriously I found a wheeling buddy that way. I put a wanted ad on for a light bar and a jeeper got back to me and he goes wheeling. He just sent me an e-mail this morn saying that he was going wheeling in CT wondering if I was in.
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Unread 06-01-2008, 07:23 AM   #4
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I'm up in Bolingbrook but my father in law lives just down the street from Minne Minose Golf Course...I've been looking for some places to take my mostly unmodified YJ...
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Unread 06-01-2008, 08:09 AM   #5
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cool, im not lookin to do anything serious maybe just some trails and little bit of mud. Do you guys know of any trails around here. I saw one kind of by the first midwest bank amphetheatere. It kind of goes along the highway but im not sure if its legal.
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Unread 06-01-2008, 04:18 PM   #6
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I've been out to The Cliffs, an offroad park, west of Joliet. It's about an hour drive from Frankfort. Has lots of wooded trails, some kind of narrow, a little mud, and a stream to play in. Our typical routine is to hit the trails for a few hours, then head off to the local biker bar for a round or two.
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Unread 06-01-2008, 08:57 PM   #7
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i wanna try and get out to the cliffs this summer now that school is out. what all do you need to be able to go there?
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Unread 06-01-2008, 09:09 PM   #8
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i live in bridgeview, IL and i am up for some wheeling. Badlands is about 3 hours aways and cliffs is about 1hr away. Just got back from the cliffs today and today was one of the more dry days and we still had to use our winches and straps to get around. But all that u need to go to the clifs is money for park fee,trail flag, a basic set of tools, tow points, tire gauge, and a couple other jeeps with you and itd be nice if at least one had a winch.
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tools, spare parts, winch, tow straps, cb, boots, extra clothes
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Unread 06-01-2008, 09:45 PM   #9
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k well maybe someday this summer we can all set up a trip to the cliffs or badlands for a day or two. that would be cool. we could have a little convoy of jeeps.
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Unread 06-01-2008, 10:37 PM   #10
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You guys should totally check out Jeeps Gone Wild. They make monthly trips to the Badlands and are real laid back and fun to wheel with. They are local to Illinois. I've been out with them a few times now and have had a blast each time. I strongly recommend checking them out. I can't wait for the next event that I am attending July 5th and 6th. Camp-out with two days of wheelin! You guys should come along. It's a blast.

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Unread 06-02-2008, 12:15 AM   #11
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how far are the badlands from la porte indiana? im goin out there this weekend and possibly could check badlands out.
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Unread 06-02-2008, 02:10 AM   #12
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The badlands are in Attica, about 2 hours to the west of me. I don't know where la porte is to tell you how far it is, but it's definitely worth checking out.
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Rear Currie 4" coils - 190 shipped. (They've been sitting in the back of my Jeep for mock up but won't work out for me.)

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"LCOG" isn't cheap and it certainly isn't easy. If you think so, you are doing it wrong. If you aren't willing to put in the effort, don't label your build "LCOG". You are just a cheap ******bag.

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Unread 06-02-2008, 12:04 PM   #13
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its right by michigan city.
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Unread 06-02-2008, 06:53 PM   #14
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2.5 to 3 hours south its a haul.
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Unread 06-02-2008, 07:58 PM   #15
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2.5 to 3 hours south its a haul.
But it's worth it.
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