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Unread 03-03-2002, 08:25 AM   #1
Travis
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CJ vs. Cherokee in the mud

I am working on a 76' cj5 and I have yet to have it in the mud. I also have an 89' Cherokee Laredo and it doesn't seems to fair so well in the mud. The last time I went out It got stuck. The left front and rear right were buried (dug holes) in the mud and spinning. The other two tires were on flat ground and not spinning. I have been told that the cherokee is limited slip and therefor not good in the mud. Is this true and if so how does the cj fare in the mud?

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Unread 03-05-2002, 08:18 AM   #2
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hey as far as the limited slip goes....your right it sucks in mud. no comparison to a locker. as far as performance in the mud there are tons of factors beyond the vehicle type. mainly look at axles/tires. a 77 K30 with 44" drag slicks wont get any further in the mud than a geo prism would. For mud you need lockers front and back and MUD tires (boggers). this is regaurdless of the vehicle you are in. you could put a locker and good mud tires on a 2wd work truck and blow away 90 percent of stock vehicle in a rut. but you also have to take into account the weight of your vehicle, type of mud you are in, and most of all your driving style will affect how well you do in the mud. Good luck and keep em dirty

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Unread 03-06-2002, 08:56 AM   #3
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The CJ will probably do better in the mud stock. If you are interested in mudding then get warn locking hubs up front with a detroit locker. Get a detroit in the back with the axle upgrades if you can afford them. I have my front done but not my rear. I've been in soome hairy **** and didn't get stuck. I live in Kansas. plenty of mud
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Unread 03-06-2002, 02:33 PM   #4
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Ditto, and here is another factor:

HORSEPOWER

When building a mudder, think LOCKER, KNOBBER (as in tires) and POWER...

You need enough HP to keep those mud tires spinning and clean out the voids. Thats why missippi black and kentucky red are so tough - high clay content means gooey, sticky mud and will just stick in the voids making the most agressive tire perform like the aforementioned racing slick!

JT
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