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Unread 01-24-2013, 09:15 PM   #31
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any pictures of Porter Rd?

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Unread 03-01-2013, 09:35 PM   #32
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I'm in somers. Green rd is boring. Anyone go wheeling anywhere else?
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Unread 03-02-2013, 05:29 PM   #33
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Unread 03-04-2013, 03:07 PM   #34
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If you look back theres a few places i mentioned earlier in this thread. The trails by the river are basically impassable right now though due to the water from rain/thaw and noone (me) maintaining/clearing them over winter
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Unread 06-14-2013, 08:32 PM   #35
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I am in Ellington and have never seen more jeeps in my life. I have heard there are offroad areas but have yet to find any.
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Unread 07-13-2013, 07:23 PM   #36
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I was out and googled Green Road on my phone. I found Green road and it was dirt. I did not find it boring. However, I could not find any annexed or adjescant quarry. I found one long road (Green) and passed some model airplane flying area about half way up the road. I was looking to make the turn into the quarry area the whole time but never saw such a place. Tons of bugs, some big puddles.
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Unread 07-14-2013, 01:04 PM   #37
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If anyone wants to meet up and ride any of these trails, shoot me a message.
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Unread 07-23-2013, 04:07 PM   #38
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Anyone doing Porter road please advise. Not hard to find, but if you Google maps sat view, all the area to the right is closed- there was a chain fence there. You could go straight, up the hill, but it looked real narrow. Now I see why the other guy did not go in. Anyone ever go up there up that little hill and beyond? It really could narrow there.
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Unread 07-24-2013, 01:43 PM   #39
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Stafford jeeper here. Anywhere good to wheel in ellington? I know you mentioned green or porter, but are they still good these days?
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Unread 07-24-2013, 04:11 PM   #40
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Green is ok, apparently legal- its a dirt road but public. You can go about 2 miles maybe back into there. Porter- I did not go up there since it looked like it narrowed a bit. On Porter, I would tend to be careful there with line of sight, hikers, bikers, etc. going the opposite way.
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Unread 08-07-2013, 10:17 AM   #41
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Hey everyone, new JK owner here in Manchester. Buddy of mine is taking me out in Ellington this Friday if anyone wants to join. PM me or just post up here. Ill be checking back to hopefully see if anyone wants to go. Love to meet ppl in the area.
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Unread 08-25-2013, 09:08 AM   #42
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Green Road

Green Road is boring when bone dry, like today. Take note: saw a police (4x4) vehicle way back in there deep. He said I was not on private property and that he was scoping it out for Friday night activity. I guess he meant high school kids going back in there to drink. This was at 9:20 am on a Sun.
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Unread 08-28-2013, 08:15 AM   #43
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Hey guys, can any of you recommend a shop in the area? I'm in Storrs and have been having some problems with my jeep. I've tried to do some trouble shooting in the parking lot but now I'm just getting frustrated. It really bothers me that I'm giving in and bringing it somewhere but I need to get it fixed.
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Unread 08-28-2013, 08:28 PM   #44
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Hey guys, can any of you recommend a shop in the area? I'm in Storrs and have been having some problems with my jeep. I've tried to do some trouble shooting in the parking lot but now I'm just getting frustrated. It really bothers me that I'm giving in and bringing it somewhere but I need to get it fixed.
What sort of issue are you having?
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Unread 08-28-2013, 11:20 PM   #45
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http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/fr.../#post15838570

In addition to this thread, I disconnected the rear ds, jacked up the front tires and let it run. I noticed that when I turned the steering wheel almost all the way left and all the way right I got this loud knocking noise which seemed to be coming from the transfer case area. It was dark out so I couldn't see much but I'm thinking maybe U joints? But there was also no load on it so I'm not sure.

I'm thinking right now it could be wheel bearings, bad caliper/ lines, differential gears(?), or U joints (axle and/or ds).
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