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Unread 06-18-2012, 09:50 PM   #151
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Well put. I'm pretty fresh here as well, only been here just over a year. What brings you to town and when's the Jeep coming?
Hail Storm brought me here...Got a fam roofing co... The jeep should be here hopefully in the next 30-40 days.. She is 98% ready to go wheeling...Once im up here im gonna ask you to show me some descent traisl...you know, shes never been rock crawling or anything of that type...down in south texas we only have mud pits and sand dunes...thats about it...
WE DONT HAVE A USE FOR WINCHES DOWN THERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Unread 06-18-2012, 10:09 PM   #152
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Hail Storm brought me here...Got a fam roofing co... The jeep should be here hopefully in the next 30-40 days.. She is 98% ready to go wheeling...Once im up here im gonna ask you to show me some descent traisl...you know, shes never been rock crawling or anything of that type...down in south texas we only have mud pits and sand dunes...thats about it...
WE DONT HAVE A USE FOR WINCHES DOWN THERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rock crawling is a whole 'nother animal. To me, the off-camber low rpm negotiation of lines provides a different type of adrenaline than plowing through mud. It's terrifying at times, but the pride of looking back at what you just climbed over is what is addictive. I've never wheeled with another zj, and look forward to it
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Unread 06-18-2012, 10:15 PM   #153
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Also, all of dfw is private property. The only good legal wheeling is at ohv parks, the closest two are each an hour way.
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Unread 06-19-2012, 01:09 AM   #154
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Also, all of dfw is private property. The only good legal wheeling is at ohv parks, the closest two are each an hour way.
which are you referring to? I think there is one in Bridgeport...not sure though. I just came into town earlier today and am here for a week... Im thinking about taking the jeep out somewhere this weekend if anyone wants to join
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Unread 06-19-2012, 06:27 AM   #155
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which are you referring to? I think there is one in Bridgeport...not sure though. I just came into town earlier today and am here for a week... Im thinking about taking the jeep out somewhere this weekend if anyone wants to join
Yes Bridgeport is one, and the rock trails of Tolar is another about an hour southwest
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Unread 06-19-2012, 02:46 PM   #156
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Yes Bridgeport is one, and the rock trails of Tolar is another about an hour southwest
question, will I be able to "HANG" with you on the trail...im on short arms, no quick discos, no lockers, just a 3.5 lift and some 32 mt's...

i guess we will find out in the near future. looking forward to my "rock crawling cherry pop"
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Unread 06-19-2012, 04:45 PM   #157
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In my opinion a lot of it is the driver. Pick a good line if you have to stack a couple rocks, and every now and then you have to hit it with a little momentum. If the jeep starts to hop then get off the gas and try a little different line. Hopping/bouncing= broke parts. I wheeled my wj on 32's for a long time and kept up with several locked tj's on 33's. In my jk its on 35's and I have kept up all weekend with locked rigs on 35-37's. From time to time you will need to do a power brake to send power from the spinning wheel to the wheels with traction. Be careful not to apply to much brakes because you can break axle shafts when power braking to much.
what load range are your tires?
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Unread 06-19-2012, 07:33 PM   #158
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In my opinion a lot of it is the driver. Pick a good line if you have to stack a couple rocks, and every now and then you have to hit it with a little momentum. If the jeep starts to hop then get off the gas and try a little different line. Hopping/bouncing= broke parts. I wheeled my wj on 32's for a long time and kept up with several locked tj's on 33's. In my jk its on 35's and I have kept up all weekend with locked rigs on 35-37's. From time to time you will need to do a power brake to send power from the spinning wheel to the wheels with traction. Be careful not to apply to much brakes because you can break axle shafts when power braking to much.
what load range are your tires?
sweet. thanks....kinda like our south texas mdding.
you could have the biggestm baddest truck, and get stuck before the guy in the suzuki with 30's....

thanks for the advice, hope to use it here soon.
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Unread 06-19-2012, 07:52 PM   #159
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question, will I be able to "HANG" with you on the trail...im on short arms, no quick discos, no lockers, just a 3.5 lift and some 32 mt's...

i guess we will find out in the near future. looking forward to my "rock crawling cherry pop"
You'll be fine. Like MGD says it requires equal parts skill and gear. I'm open diff as well, but the long arms definitely help. There's always multiple options over any obstacle, and once you get used to double footing the brake and gas (aids in traction like MGD says and also prevents you from shooting into rocks once you find it) and really getting a feel for your rig, you'll be fine.

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If the jeep starts to hop then get off the gas and try a little different line. Hopping/bouncing= broke parts.
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at 35 seconds you can hear my rear spider gears explode, and my passenger rear tire seizes. I wasn't hopping there, but I was on the line I was on before (have it on video as well but it's long and boring)
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Unread 06-19-2012, 08:31 PM   #160
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You'll be fine. Like MGD says it requires equal parts skill and gear. I'm open diff as well, but the long arms definitely help. There's always multiple options over any obstacle, and once you get used to double footing the brake and gas (aids in traction like MGD says and also prevents you from shooting into rocks once you find it) and really getting a feel for your rig, you'll be fine.

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at 35 seconds you can hear my rear spider gears explode, and my passenger rear tire seizes. I wasn't hopping there, but I was on the line I was on before (have it on video as well but it's long and boring)
Ouch, sounded nasty. Hopefully we can avoid something like that. But if it happens, I'm sure it will be fun...
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Unread 06-22-2012, 09:36 AM   #161
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Headed to the rock trails at tolar tomorrow. If anyone wants to meet up, post up. Planning on pretty tame trail riding just to erase this weeks stresses
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Unread 06-22-2012, 12:07 PM   #162
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Headed to the rock trails at tolar tomorrow. If anyone wants to meet up, post up. Planning on pretty tame trail riding just to erase this weeks stresses
Wish I was going with. Have fun..
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Unread 06-22-2012, 04:40 PM   #163
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Unread 06-22-2012, 09:09 PM   #164
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Wish I could join. It's just not in the cards this weekend
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Unread 06-22-2012, 09:34 PM   #165
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I will be at Bridgeport tomorrow if anybody makes it out that way
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