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post #181 of 220 Old 06-30-2012, 02:21 PM
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Ok this is what the first climb looks like now. That's MY CJ7 with a 4" lift 1" body lift and 35" tires.

and lockers front and rear I may add. years past I've made it and I have not. I did not make it this year 2012

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post #182 of 220 Old 06-30-2012, 03:56 PM
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Thats awesome that its getting harder. That should lessen traffic and add to the fun factor

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post #183 of 220 Old 06-30-2012, 04:42 PM
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Next month or early August to run this. Can't wait.
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post #184 of 220 Old 08-09-2012, 08:15 PM
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Damn. That trail looks like more fun now! I need another Jeep so I can run it. I can say back a few years ago, I ran it with 4" of lift and 35" tires and MML, and I would hit in a few spots. Whoever is thinking of running this trail on 30" or 31" have done lost their mind! I hope you are behind someone that is capable so they can drag you over every rock along the way! I've run this trail several times just out of bordem. I think a minimum of 33's and a 3.5" lift to make it. And should have at least a LSD in the rear. And, DO NOT forget recovery gear!

With all that being said, please post more pics of this trail, as I am curious to know how it all looks.

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Damn. That trail looks like more fun now! I need another Jeep so I can run it. I can say back a few years ago, I ran it with 4" of lift and 35" tires and MML, and I would hit in a few spots. Whoever is thinking of running this trail on 30" or 31" have done lost their mind! I hope you are behind someone that is capable so they can drag you over every rock along the way! I've run this trail several times just out of bordem. I think a minimum of 33's and a 3.5" lift to make it. And should have at least a LSD in the rear. And, DO NOT forget recovery gear!

With all that being said, please post more pics of this trail, as I am curious to know how it all looks.
You Sir are very lucky to be living in Adams. So close to good trails

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post #186 of 220 Old 08-10-2012, 08:15 AM
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You Sir are very lucky to be living in Adams. So close to good trails
I hear ya, but unfortunately, people do dumb things in their life. One of mine is selling my jeep. I can no longer have fun on that trail, but I am in the market to buy another one that I can beat the hell out of it in the woods and not care. That's about the only trail in the area that is good, other than MaBell. But I hear mixed stories about that trail being open still.

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OFR is still open. And there are other roads near bye that are good too.
I won't post there names.

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Weve done a few others in the area and MaBell .Have to get back there soon

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post #189 of 220 Old 08-27-2012, 06:59 PM
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I need some info from the people running XJs. I want to know what size lift and tires they are using to safely make it through OFR. I know what it takes with the TJ, but everything is different with the XJ. Also, is it more necessary to be locked with an XJ vs. a TJ to avoid winching? I have never done the trail with a Cherokee.

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post #190 of 220 Old 08-28-2012, 06:13 PM
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tire size would be the same as the height of the bottom of the axle would be the same (or close to it). As of now I would recomend a min 33" tire.and a locker is very helpfull. The first challange is a 4' rock wall if you don't make it you will have to winch as there is no go around that is private land. I will be going up there soon. PM me.

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post #191 of 220 Old 08-28-2012, 06:23 PM
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tire size would be the same as the height of the bottom of the axle would be the same (or close to it). As of now I would recomend a min 33" tire.and a locker is very helpfull. The first challange is a 4' rock wall if you don't make it you will have to winch as there is no go around that is private land. I will be going up there soon. PM me.
I am very familiar with the trail. I have probably ran it 30 or so times. I lived 2 miles from it when I lived in Adams.

33s were minimum with a TJ, too. But with a longer wheel base on the Cherokee, I didn't know if 33s were still a safe bet. The step up wasnt so much the problem for me, either. It was a little further in where you hit the big boulders and water.

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Last time were were there in June the longer wheelbases did better.

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post #193 of 220 Old 08-30-2012, 06:36 PM
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Last time were were there in June the longer wheelbases did better.
Yeah. That's what I was wondering. Didn't know if the longer wheel base got caught more often on the underside than a TJ, or wrangler for that matter. Just want to build up my XJ the right way, the first time.

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Ex: A buddy had a TJL 4" lift, belly up pan and 33" tires. He made it up.

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post #195 of 220 Old 08-31-2012, 09:47 PM
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Ex: A buddy had a TJL 4" lift, belly up pan and 33" tires. He made it up.
Good info. I was on 35s with an 3.5" lift, plus a 1" MML, and 1.25 BL on my old TJ. Didn't know if I needed more than that. My plan is a RE 5.5" lift with 35's and trim the fenders for the XJ. I loved running OFR, so I need a setup that will do it in the XJ.

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