post #16 of Old 08-21-2013, 04:32 AM
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Quite capable. The first three runs I made on the Rubicon trail was a heavy modded TJ, When I ran it with a stock JKURubi - I quickly learned tj has a better breakover and JK has better stability but does require a bit more steering work (does not turn as fast) and well a lot more skinny pedal (gotta be turning 1800 to feel like the old 4.0 did at 1300).
Thanks....I wanted to hear if the Rubicon trail is do-able stock. I ran my slightly lifted YJ up it years ago with no damage. I was a bit worried about testing the rock rails on my JKUR having the long WB. But it's about the same as my old 92 Bronco that made the run stock years ago.

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I'd put diff covers and oil pan skids on it, Pull the plastic front dam and relocate the vacuum pump.

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post #18 of Old 08-21-2013, 04:33 PM
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Thanks....I wanted to hear if the Rubicon trail is do-able stock. I ran my slightly lifted YJ up it years ago with no damage. I was a bit worried about testing the rock rails on my JKUR having the long WB. But it's about the same as my old 92 Bronco that made the run stock years ago.
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post #19 of Old 08-21-2013, 09:48 PM
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I'd put diff covers and oil pan skids on it, Pull the plastic front dam and relocate the vacuum pump.
I'm actually looking for a wrecked 10a I can cannibalize. I have my sources checking a couple times a week. I want the front bumper and steel skid plate.

Otherwise....I'm going to do the same underside protection I did on my Bronco and YJ. I didn't alter the ride heights on either very much and both did quite well over the rocks. Slow go in 4 lo is the rule.
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post #20 of Old 08-21-2013, 11:11 PM
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I just purchased the TnT AL belly armor system, LCA skids and a winch. Our trails here are pretty decent but I plan on putting on the skids saturday and wheeling the crap out of it sunday. I'll let you know lol. Its stock height/wheels

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