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post #1 of 13 Old 08-11-2011, 03:06 PM Thread Starter
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Any advice for a new Jeep Owner

Hi all I am a first time jeep owner. I recently picked up a 04 Wrangler Sport. It is completely stock as of right now. I live in Marion, In. (Near Muncie). I am looking for someplace to take my wife and dog this weekend for some trail riding. I am not looking for crazy rock climbing or anything that will potentially damage the jeep since it is my daily driver.

Im looking more for some easy trails that would allow me to get the feel of the jeep while being a nice day trip for my wife and I and our little dog. Any Ideas? Thanks for all your help.

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post #2 of 13 Old 08-11-2011, 04:25 PM
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hey.. i live in champaign, il. Right down 74 from you. a friend of mine from who lives in Wisconsin always drives over to muncie to pick up a friend before we go wheeling. Its way out of her way but its her best friend. Anyways.. we head to the badlands in attica, IN all the time to hit the trails. theres all kinds of trails to tackle there so theres plenty for a stick jeep to do and if there is something in front of you that you dont want to try to tackle, there are by passes on all the trails.
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post #3 of 13 Old 08-11-2011, 09:05 PM
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Welcome from Ft Wayne.

She has never stoped in the Fort to say HI. Maybe Johns wife has something to do with that.

I just wheeled with that group. Real nice bunch on people.

You could go to Bundy Hill, Jerome Mi. Rt 12 and close to RT 127.

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post #4 of 13 Old 08-13-2011, 10:19 AM
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If you want to make a little more of a road trip, dirty turtle has a lot of stock rig trails. It's kind of a long drive for you, but thats how all of the decent parks are for me. If you ever want to come down to southern IN just put a post up or watch ours. Also, Interlake Property. Thats a good haul but worth it.
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post #5 of 13 Old 08-14-2011, 07:25 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you guys! It looks like I will just have to suck it up and make a longer trip..
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post #6 of 13 Old 08-14-2011, 11:19 AM
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Badlands in Attica, IN and also Haspen Acres in Laurel, IN
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post #7 of 13 Old 09-07-2011, 08:16 PM
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post #8 of 13 Old 09-08-2011, 06:08 PM
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Hi all I am a first time jeep owner. I recently picked up a 04 Wrangler Sport. It is completely stock as of right now. I live in Marion, In. (Near Muncie). I am looking for someplace to take my wife and dog this weekend for some trail riding. I am not looking for crazy rock climbing or anything that will potentially damage the jeep since it is my daily driver.

Im looking more for some easy trails that would allow me to get the feel of the jeep while being a nice day trip for my wife and I and our little dog. Any Ideas? Thanks for all your help.
I'm in the same situation. Don't have anyone to ride with yet. Plenty of people who want to ride with me as passengers but not get their own vehicle. I've been to haspin, Attica and redbird on atv's about 8 years ago. Got my xj ready to go (i think) and plan on heading to 1 of the 3 soon.
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post #9 of 13 Old 09-08-2011, 08:26 PM
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if any of you guys are interested.. we are planning a trip to redbird on the 15th of next month. a lot of us are tired of the badlands for the time being and we just went to the cliffs last weekend. we usually try to hit a park once a month.
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post #10 of 13 Old 09-09-2011, 10:29 AM
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if any of you guys are interested.. we are planning a trip to redbird on the 15th of next month. a lot of us are tired of the badlands for the time being and we just went to the cliffs last weekend. we usually try to hit a park once a month.
I am interested.
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post #11 of 13 Old 09-09-2011, 11:06 AM
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I am interested.
cool. still up in the air on the exact date.. either the 8th or 15th more than likely. Ill see what everyone says and post a thread about it this weekend. probably in indiana and illinois.
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post #12 of 13 Old 09-10-2011, 09:57 AM
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i'd be interested, in going, i'm heading to arizona the wknd of oct 15th though...i'll keep an eye out for everyones posts..if i can make it i'll be there, otherwise maybe next time..

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post #13 of 13 Old 09-10-2011, 04:07 PM
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well.. its starting to look like the 8th would be a better weekend.. or would you guys rather go the 22nd?
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