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Unread 04-09-2013, 01:01 PM   #1
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Rocks and Valleys/Bundy Hill

I haven't done much off-roading outside of Silver Lake and some mild, local trails, but am going to change that this summer! My question is to those who have been to either of the locations in the title or similar locations in the area: I'm presently at 4.5" of lift and 31". That's about the extent of the major mods I've done to the Jeep. I'm going to be putting some money into it and am wondering where it would come in most handy? I don't know what these trails look like so am limited in my ability to put the money where it would best go? Lockers maybe? Some armor?

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Unread 04-09-2013, 02:11 PM   #2
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1. Lockers
2. Winch
3. Go wheeling
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Unread 04-09-2013, 04:22 PM   #3
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How does a front locker affect your steering off-road (like with 4x4 applied)?
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Unread 04-09-2013, 06:42 PM   #4
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I agree lockers and winch are best. I have only been to Rocks and Valleys. Nice thing is that you can work you way up from trails a car could drive on to black diamond as you build up your rig. There are also plenty of folks to help you out if you get into trouble.
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Unread 04-09-2013, 07:13 PM   #5
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I've been to both. R&V has more flex your rig out trails than Bundy Hill. Bundy Hill allows quads and bikes. So there is always a ton of people there. But they have way more mud areas with just ton of hills to climb. They did just open a mild or wild trail up which I think is there best trail. They are both great places to go....you can't go wrong with either place.
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Unread 04-09-2013, 09:02 PM   #6
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How does a front locker affect your steering off-road (like with 4x4 applied)?
No affect at all as long as you want to go in a straight line! Actually in the dirt your steering will be stiff, but not too bad. And hardly a problem in mud, snow or sand.
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Unread 04-10-2013, 09:52 AM   #7
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Cool. Thanks for the impute everyone!
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Unread 04-10-2013, 10:05 AM   #8
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You will have no problems at either place. There is plenty to do even with a stock Jeep.

Don't do any upgrades yet. Go out, find out what you really want/need, and then spend the money. A front locker will probably be the best bang for the buck. I still have to install mine and try it, but from my experience at both parks, traction is the issue.
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Unread 04-10-2013, 10:57 AM   #9
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You will have no problems at either place. There is plenty to do even with a stock Jeep.

Don't do any upgrades yet. Go out, find out what you really want/need, and then spend the money. A front locker will probably be the best bang for the buck. I still have to install mine and try it, but from my experience at both parks, traction is the issue.
I was thinking something like that.
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Unread 04-12-2013, 05:40 PM   #10
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i run a 99 cherokee at bundy hill all the time, 4.5 rustys lift on 33s and ive only found a couple places i cant make it with open diffs. Id spend some money on the experience of offroading. you have a really capable jeep just gotta find some stuff to have fun on.
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Unread 04-17-2013, 09:35 PM   #11
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Ive ran my stock cherokee at both and done just fine. Some dragging of the undercarriage but thats ok. Lol at R&V my buddy got really stuck, we broke a truck rear bumper in half trying to pull him out. The owner had to get a bulldozer to get him out. Both very fun places though.
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