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Unread 05-21-2008, 08:21 AM   #16
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What other trails are there? Can some one name them all and their demands?
I'll let you know what I know in hopes that others will add. Your Rubicon will handle the Orange and Creek trails pretty easily. Learn how to use your lockers in the quarry in case you need them on the trail.

Creek Run: Depending on where you start you will hit either a muddy rutted section with a few steep downhill descents and then a creek, or the opposite. Stock rigs (XJ,TJ,YJ) make this trail pretty easily. They may get caught up on their diffs in the rutty section if momentum ceases.

Orange Trail: More twists/turns than the orange trail, some blind hilltops, a slalom type descent that will flex your rig well and towards the bottom you hit the mud. There is a rock wall climb to get out of the trail at the very end. As IU98 (Hi Chad) said this trail can be done with a stock rig with a few bypasses (mostly dependent on the recent rain).

Green Trail: Lots of steep climbs and descents. Make sure you brakes work well. I'll have more on this after Saturday.

Pea Gravel Hills: Keep as much momentum as you can. Depending on the rig's setup 4LO may work better that HI. (ex: big tires and stock gears) Back down straight and slow. If you start digging give up and back down.

I would say airing down (15PSI) and disconnecting swaybars is mandatory. Driving slow and watching trees will keep damage to a minimum.

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Unread 05-21-2008, 11:27 AM   #17
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After this last run, we found the green trail is a good bit different. We didn't go all the way through since we weren't real familiar with it. At least, that was my understanding.
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Unread 05-21-2008, 04:27 PM   #18
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After this last run, we found the green trail is a good bit different. We didn't go all the way through since we weren't real familiar with it. At least, that was my understanding.
Are you talking the creek trail? If not where is the one your are talking about?
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Unread 05-21-2008, 11:32 PM   #19
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Eddie the pumpkinator is referring to the green trail as you come down from the parking lot to the left of the road the first entrance to the green trail. We have done it before a year or two ago all the way thru it poured( the ark was almost a thought)then got cold then the sun came out typical Indiana weather. Steeep inclines with blind overs I personally thought it was a little more difficult than the creek. Probably because I had my children and the brakes faded real bad they cheered I shat my pants.
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Unread 05-22-2008, 06:02 AM   #20
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Eddie the pumpkinator is referring to the green trail as you come down from the parking lot to the left of the road the first entrance to the green trail. We have done it before a year or two ago all the way thru it poured( the ark was almost a thought)then got cold then the sun came out typical Indiana weather. Steeep inclines with blind overs I personally thought it was a little more difficult than the creek. Probably because I had my children and the brakes faded real bad they cheered I shat my pants.
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Thanks chad. I am heading out there Saturday and haven't run that green trail yet. Still debating whether or not I want to run it. I just got done swapping all new calipers/ceramic pads/ rotors. I should be able to stop.
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Unread 05-22-2008, 12:49 PM   #21
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TheEddie is right on with trail details.

Though there's one more I've been on that he hasn't listed. This goes for anyone; be weary of the red trail. There are bypasses on it, but then you're not really doing anything. If you want to do the obstacles, underarmor, rock sliders, and a nice lift and big tires is almost mandatory. Oh, if you don't have a good spotter, you might even tip over at one point.

Not trying to scare anyone, but that's my experience with red. I took the first bypass after watching a TJ with a 4.5" RE LA and locked rear struggle and come very close to the very side of a large drop-off... I tried the last ledge climb to get out of the trail, but I was hopping and spinning too much no matter what line I took, and with my D35 rear I didn't want to push it any further, so I had to take another bypass.

The pea gravel, I don't like it that much. Atleast, my rig doesn't... lol. Wide tires and poor gearing (or a 4 cylinder engine) don't do very well. To take on sand/pea gravel, the best combo is skinny tires and alot of speed. (Doesn't hurt to air down alot too though)

Xander, you'll be able to do Orange just fine with a stock Rubi' even.

I agree that everyone should check out the Quarry and get used to their vehicle in 4Lo in many different situations. Heck, I still love the quarry, one of my favorite spots at the Badlands.
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Unread 05-22-2008, 03:10 PM   #22
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Thanks for all the info guys. I'm going to try get over there in the next week or so. Maybe it won't be too muddy since it hasn't rained in the last few days. I ordered the Alloy axle seals considering you apparently can't avoid the mud so maybe they'll show up before I go. Also ordered the Aussie locker but they said it'll take a couple weeks...oh well. Seems to be a bit of everything over there so I'm looking forward to it.
TJtank I bet I have seen you..that infernal cubs sticker looks familiar. Here's my jeep, if it works. I have a swingout tire carrier bumper now, along with a cb antenna. This was from last fall: http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...urrtt/jeep.jpg
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Ok, 2 last questions: 1- Do they care if I bring my dog to ride along with me? 2- The rules on the Badlands website says something about all suv's having wristbands...what does that mean? Thanks again, think I'm gonna try it tomorrow, I talked my cousin into going
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Ok, 2 last questions: 1- Do they care if I bring my dog to ride along with me? 2- The rules on the Badlands website says something about all suv's having wristbands...what does that mean? Thanks again, think I'm gonna try it tomorrow, I talked my cousin into going
Dogs are allowed. You get a wristband, to prove you paid, but it's not just a SUV thing.
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Have fun, a buddy from my club is going. Silver 4-door JK lifted a couple inches with black Cragars.

He said it's supposed to be a nice day tomorrow out in Attica (out here it sounds like rain).
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TJtank I bet I have seen you..that infernal cubs sticker looks familiar. Here's my jeep, if it works. I have a swingout tire carrier bumper now, along with a cb antenna. This was from last fall:


Haha, thats me.

I think I have seen your rig driving around. I like it You join a club yet?
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Unread 05-26-2008, 10:08 AM   #27
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not yet, but i did make it out there yesterday...was stupid muddy in some of those spots

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not yet, but i did make it out there yesterday...was stupid muddy in some of those spots


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