So again, who owns the land? Is it private individuals who have 20 to 100's of acres or is it owned by the state? Hypothetically if you were to get hurt on these roads and were sue happy, who is liable? That's why there is so much of an issue with trespassing and destruction of property and people are protective of their land. And there's not as much wide open territory in the middle and eastern states.
2004 Wrangler X, 6-cylinder, 5-speed, Dana 30 w/ARB, Alloy USA front shafts, Dana 35, 2" BB, 1" BL, OME shocks, Brown Dog MML, UCF Ultra High-Clearance Skid, Lo-Pro Mount, SYE, Pro Comp Adj. Control Arms, Savvy Gas Tank skid, JKS Quick Disconnects, Rock Hard Sliders, 31" BF Goodrich KM2's on Ravine wheels, Hard Top, Bestop Soft-top, Bestop Safari Top
wheeling in my opinion is different for every vehicle. when my CJ was stock extreme wheeling is what broke the frame in 3 places but the same trails and obstacles now are just a walk in the park not even that chalenging. so wheeling is defined by the vehicle + situations and not just the situations. just one young and still very dumb guy's opinion
Restoration = lots of $ & time thrown at the jeep. I know we all know this but it helps in the process to keep things in perspective.
CHRISTIAN JEEPER #230
I have to say wheeling has nothing to do with 4x4. I followed a jeep comanche pickup up a trail in Adak AK. I was in a 1987 Chevy sprint with a 3 cylinder and a 5 speed. After he was no longer able to continue in 4 wheel drive. He backed down and my wife and I continued the rest of the trail.
Wheeling is using your driving skill and knowledge of your vehicle to go places most people wouldn't. I have gone places in a Chevy Sprint and also a Ford escort wagon, that most people would not take their 4x4's out of fear of them getting dirty.
Wheeling has meant a few things in my driving experiences. I used to wheel the big foot in the deserts of the Mojave.. that in its day was balls out 4 wheel low taking small mountains, trails, goatpaths and the like at the highest speeds attainable under the guise of safety..............yeah right, totally depending on that double 3-inch fatboy rollbar bolted to the frame through the bed of the truck.
Now my wheeling consists of yup, locking in, actually mentally and physically trying to plot the right line and then within a hope and a prayer getting through it with the least amount of damage as possible ( my DD) .
Another difference is the amount of armor I have outfitted the TJ with. I feel much more comfortable with taking a line that isn't really there.. like crawling big rocks. If you check your line and see previous scraps on the rock.. or pieces/chunks of metal it could be a challenging line.. maybe not.. I think it depends on your experience, your quest for adrenalin spikes, and your tolerance for damage.
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