Originally Posted by overland884
How is southington over heard good things and bad things about it and I have a stock Jeep would I even be able to go there
You will absolutely be fine with a stock jeep. I went almost every month for a year with a stock tj on street tires and was fine. Got stuck plenty but I really didn't damage anything serious (except for a oil pan vs rock incidient which was 100% "I should have known better").
I just got 32s last month and the April event with be my first trip out with them. My buddy is also going and as He is fairly new to Jeeps, we will be taking it easy. You're more than welcome to tag along with us.
I havent been since the "change" and I hear there are a lot of new trails but for the most part I know where to avoid with a stocker. Also, with regards to the bad-mouthing of the staff there, We have only ever had awesome experiences with them - even when we went on a "robo-ride" on our first visit, resulting in Judy And Brett having to spend 45mins winching us through the last part of the trail. In the rain. Getting eaten alive. For someone they just met!! And that is pretty much typical of all the people we have met there.
+1 on wheeling it stock for a while. It really will surprise you what it can do, and will greatly improve your driving skills. Its more fun too. Anyone can just roll over an obstacle with 40s and lockers, getting over it in a stocker is much more of a challenge, and more satisfying too