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Unread 11-06-2013, 06:50 PM   #1
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New from NW Florida

Hi folks. I'm new to off-roading, but not to my Jeep. We got it about 8 years ago for a family car, the wife has a sedan now to haul the kids around in and the Jeep is paid off. We discussed trading it in for a pickup or even another Jeep, but again it's already paid off, and I kinda like the old girl.

I discovered trail riding by accident really. I was following my gps to a campground in Blackwater River State Forest with my son when it led me down an unnamed two-track trail. I was a tad nervous as I own a RWD (I know, it's gonna be taken care of), but it was an easy trail and we had a blast.

It's a 2002 Grand Cherokee, 4.0L I6, RWD. I have been doing some research and it turns out I can convert it to 4WD for around $1000 and some elbow grease. The wife and i agree that it would be cheaper to do that than to get into another car payment. We'll be PCSing early next year, so that will have to wait a while. Until then, I'm looking for some easy trails my son and I can safely enjoy in a RWD.

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Unread 11-06-2013, 07:45 PM   #2
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Unread 11-06-2013, 07:46 PM   #3
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Unread 11-06-2013, 07:54 PM   #4
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Eglin air force reserve has many 2 wheel drive safe trail, you need a permit to be on their land. Bring a come along and a long rope incase you find some sand, a shovel, and some 2x6 boards, or steel ramps to lay down for traction (old carpet works good to) You may want to find a friend with 4x4 incase you get stuck. Always bring a flash light and something to light a fire in case your out there longer than you think.
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Unread 11-07-2013, 08:39 AM   #5
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Unread 11-07-2013, 04:34 PM   #6
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Thanks for the welcome!
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Unread 11-07-2013, 07:04 PM   #7
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Welcome from Oklahoma.

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Unread 11-08-2013, 01:55 PM   #8
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I used to live in Pensacola FL and there are some great trails around that area. Lot of fun... Welcome!
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Unread 11-08-2013, 02:32 PM   #9
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Perdido River WMA is also pretty close to you and have 2wd friendly trails, I take my XJ out there all the time and only have to use 4x4 on the beaches. It's hunting season though so you really should just cruise out there.
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Unread 11-21-2013, 07:58 AM   #10
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Unread 11-22-2013, 08:30 PM   #11
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Thanks Tony.
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