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Unread 01-17-2008, 10:44 AM   #1
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Wheelin': What's it to you?

It's really interesting how your geography dictates what wheelin' means to you. I live in Illinois which means MUD. Others on here who live in say Colorado it means rock crawling. One thing is for sure Wranglers rules both worlds. It's really surprising what mods work well for both and for different reasons. Most of you rock crawlers don't know how bad ESP sucks for the mud. And I'm sure there is a lot to crawling I don't know. I've never needed to disco for instance. Hopefully I'll get a chance to drive out west some day and play on the rocks, if I can find someone who knows what they are doing to come along. I'm really jealous of the guys who get to do both where they live
So, what's wheelin' to you?

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Unread 01-17-2008, 10:52 AM   #2
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live outside of Atlanta GA, we have a good mix. Several parks here are rock and dirt (some mud) combined, River Rock, Morris Mountain, Grey Rock, and Gulches. Then we have more dirt, less rock like forest service trails and Beasley Knob. Then we have the famous, almost all rock, Tellico.

And yea, ESP sucks, i turn it off but rock crawling means 4L and esp is off always
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Unread 01-17-2008, 11:05 AM   #3
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Texas has both as well. I enjoy the rocks. Easier cleanup afterwards. Mud is a pain to mess with.
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Unread 01-17-2008, 11:30 AM   #4
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Alaska here. Means wheeling is simply trying to go to work any time between October and May (inclusive). Pulled two people out of the ditch so far this winter and passed by a lot more.

Two different winters, two different locations, I had to use my winch just to get out of my driveway - one of those was off a road appropriately called "Winch Lane" (:
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Unread 01-17-2008, 11:41 AM   #5
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Wheelin in New Hampshire = mud, snow, rocks, ice, sand pits - sometimes all before I leave the driveway, class VI roads. Not a big fan of the mud takes too much to get rid of it.
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Unread 01-17-2008, 11:41 AM   #6
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In the Miami area all we have are a couple of decent trails and some fire lanes, nothing that will require 4WD. That said, the rest are really scary, where no street-driving-vehicle will make it thru, you need a swamp buggy or an air boat. Different kind of off-roading. The JK is however, perfect for our two seasons, wet and dry. You know it will get you thru flooded streets like no car will and the removable top lets you enjoy the sun when you can
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Unread 01-17-2008, 11:50 AM   #7
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Wheeling in NYC - when Im stuck in traffic on the LIE and I take a little shortcut.
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Unread 01-17-2008, 11:53 AM   #8
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Wheelin in New Hampshire = mud, snow, rocks, ice, sand pits - sometimes all before I leave the driveway, class VI roads. Not a big fan of the mud takes too much to get rid of it.
Ya NH has it all. I like the class VI roads the best.
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Unread 01-17-2008, 11:58 AM   #9
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wheeling on Long Island= SAND.

lol no need for lockers or to disconnect.

hence the Sahara.
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I live in Michigan, so wheeling means loading up the Jeep and hauling it out of state to get to anything decent.
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Unread 01-17-2008, 01:07 PM   #11
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louisiana all we got is mud but my rig is built for rocks. we trailer up to hot springs most of the time. will be haulin' out to moab for easter.
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Unread 01-17-2008, 01:51 PM   #12
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wheeling on Long Island= SAND.

lol no need for lockers or to disconnect.

hence the Sahara.
There are a couple spots on Long Island that are good, aka: not just sand, check the NE USA forum and look for the New York and LI meet & Greet thread. And yes, I've had to disconnect. Pic 5 in my signature shows me flex'n through the "frame bender" on LI.
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2 hrs to Rubicon (rocks/snow/dirt/camping)
6 hrs to Pismo (sand)
3 hrs to Hollister (mud/rocks/hills)
6 hrs to Mojave/Death Valley (sand/desert/hills/rocks)
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Unread 01-17-2008, 02:07 PM   #14
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texas has a bit of both worlds. its about an hour drive for me to get to a wheelin spot. here is colorado depends on where you are. im out in the desert so it more mud but its only a 40 minute drive to the mountains for some rock crawling. we had a ohv park here that had both till it was shut down last year. to many people would dump junk out there :
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Unread 01-17-2008, 02:42 PM   #15
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Quote:
Originally Posted by juiceparn
It's really interesting how your geography dictates what wheelin' means to you. I live in Illinois which means MUD. Others on here who live in say Colorado it means rock crawling. One thing is for sure Wranglers rules both worlds. It's really surprising what mods work well for both and for different reasons. Most of you rock crawlers don't know how bad ESP sucks for the mud. And I'm sure there is a lot to crawling I don't know. I've never needed to disco for instance. Hopefully I'll get a chance to drive out west some day and play on the rocks, if I can find someone who knows what they are doing to come along. I'm really jealous of the guys who get to do both where they live
So, what's wheelin' to you?
If you live in Quincy, you have a lot more options than mud, all you have to do is drive over to MO and there are several offroad parks that feature rock crawling. Flat Nasty, Hanibal Rocks, Rockport, then if you journey over to the Badlands in IN there is a little bit of eveything. Check out midwestjeepthing.com and sija.org for more info.

FWIW, I wouldn't say wranglers rule both worlds, they may be capable if built correctly, but they've had problems following me a few times The correct statement, would be Jeeps rule both worlds
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