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Unread 03-04-2008, 08:33 AM   #1
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Uwharrie ok for a DD w/ a BB?

Hey fellas, i just got my BB installed and my TJ for next couple of years will be DD. i want to wheel some. now i have been to Uwharrie back in 1995 w/ my Nissan 4wd truck. at that time it did great, we had no issues, and had a ball.

my question is, with the years gone by, can i still take my TJ DD down there, avoid the rocks, go easy on the skinny pedal, not tear anything up and drive it home?

right now from the threads i have read, i think the answer is yes, but i want to be sure. when the weather breaks, i want to load the wife and kids up, pack a lunch adn go for a ride to URE.

i would love to hear from people that have been down there lately w/ a stock or mildly lifted TJ.

thanks guys!

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Unread 03-05-2008, 03:53 AM   #2
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Last time we went we had a guy with us with a 2.5" lift and 31s make it down every trail with us. He took the bypass on Rockt Mtn. but he even made it up Daniel (with some abuse to his skid plates).

If you're going alone (without other jeeps) I would say don't worry too much, but keep to the safe trails.
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Unread 03-05-2008, 04:50 AM   #3
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you should have no problem on 98% of the trails. just avoid Kodak rock and you will be fine.
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Unread 03-05-2008, 07:03 AM   #4
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thanks for the replies. can either of you give me a list of trails to avoid and ones that should be ok? i have found a fairly decent trail map.

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Unread 03-05-2008, 03:50 PM   #5
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Daniel is the only trail marked "Extremely Difficult" on the state maps, it has a loose hill climb on it. Other than that, Kodak is the only other spot to look out for, but that has a bypass that runs right beside it.
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Unread 03-05-2008, 07:30 PM   #6
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Every trail is doable in a stock Jeep when dry and probably when wet too.
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Unread 03-05-2008, 07:55 PM   #7
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Just go with some friends.
1, you never know.
2, it's always more fun.
I'd avoid Daniel, unless someone with you has a winch. Posssible to get yourself in some bad places if you aren't careful.
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Unread 03-06-2008, 11:05 PM   #8
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if its dry you can do anything there, if you want to beat it you could prollly do kodak, i saw a tj w/ stock tires and a bb just romp on it and bounce up one of the easier ines on kodak that was still pretty tough, and daniel if you pick a good line on the first few parts its simple and easily walked up, when its dry that is, did just about everything in my xj on 31" bfg at's but havent been there in rain yet
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Unread 03-08-2008, 12:07 PM   #9
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We did Uwharrie this past Thanksgiving, the trails are great. Anything there is doable for you as long as it's dry. For Daniel: SKINNY PEDAL!!! ..... by that I mean don't stop and pick a good line of course too. Kodiak has a bypass up the left side. We ran my fiancee's DD, an '02 TJ X with a 2" BB, 1" BL, BFG AT 31 10.50X15's, JKS Quicker Discos, engine/tranny, steering box skidplates, diff guards and came away with no damage.

If you don't want to go alone, which is never a good idea anyhow, go to the Eldorado Outpost in the morning, (many groups start out there) and see if anyone will let you tag along, most folks don't have a problem with this.

Be well,
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