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Unread 10-26-2013, 02:54 PM   #16
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Are you guys that are bending and smashing up stuff underneath playing in the rocks or maybe just poor tire placement?


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Unread 10-26-2013, 03:03 PM   #17
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Are you guys that are bending and smashing up stuff underneath playing in the rocks or maybe just poor tire placement?

Come to our "Parker Splash" and I can show you. Run any trail rated 3.5 or up and can guaranty under body damage get into 4" and open your wallet.

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Unread 10-26-2013, 03:41 PM   #18
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Are you guys that are bending and smashing up stuff underneath playing in the rocks or maybe just poor tire placement?
Playing in rock gardens is what got mine.
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Unread 10-26-2013, 04:30 PM   #19
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Come to our "Parker Splash" and I can show you. Run any trail rated 3.5 or up and can guaranty under body damage get into 4" and open your wallet...
I don’t doubt at all that playing in the rocks has the potential to cause damage; banged up my ’08 JKUR somewhat underneath on the skids doing just that. I was talking more along the lines of easy to moderate trails.

Sometimes even those types of trails can be Hazardous‎ if not careful, with the key word being “careful”.
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Unread 10-26-2013, 05:09 PM   #20
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I don’t doubt at all that playing in the rocks has the potential to cause damage; banged up my ’08 JKUR somewhat underneath on the skids doing just that. I was talking more along the lines of easy to moderate trails.

Sometimes even those types of trails can be Hazardous‎ if not careful, with the key word being “careful”.
Well I've never drug the jeep over something without knowing it was going to happen. But sometimes you find yourself wheeling with a bunch of IFS Toyotas and they take a sissy bypass, and you can't help wanting to show them how it's done.
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Unread 10-26-2013, 05:30 PM   #21
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Originating poster said light offroading, not 3.5 trails. No arguement that stepping up your game requires protection of some sort.
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Unread 10-26-2013, 05:54 PM   #22
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Come to our "Parker Splash" and I can show you. Run any trail rated 3.5 or up and can guaranty under body damage get into 4" and open your wallet.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzYlUwTtgBs
We're going. Hope to see you there. And I bent my cheap cross member/skid too. But I play in the rocks.
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Unread 10-26-2013, 06:20 PM   #23
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OP here. Last weekend I ended up doing a little more than light trails. Ended up being rather rocky, with a ledge or two. I made it through okay and enjoyed it. I would rather put some money in protection than repairs at this point.
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Unread 10-28-2013, 06:26 AM   #24
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After seeing more and more pics in other threads of different areas/states I can see where some aftermarket skids in critical areas under the JK’s would be a good idea even on moderate trails after all.

I was thinking inside the box (my playground) instead of what others have to deal with. The wooded terrain pics kinda opened up my eyes so to speak.
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