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post #1 of 8 Old 12-22-2004, 11:38 AM Thread Starter
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Capability of stock Suspension

How capable is the stock suspension?

Im just starting into this Jeep thing and Im not too familiar with hittin' the trails, and Im young ha. Well, I obviously need to learn what Im doing and before I invest in a suspension lift, how far will this spacer kit and 33's get me?


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post #2 of 8 Old 12-22-2004, 11:47 AM
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Originally Posted by trance_junkie
How capable is the stock suspension?

Im just starting into this Jeep thing and Im not too familiar with hittin' the trails, and Im young ha. Well, I obviously need to learn what Im doing and before I invest in a suspension lift, how far will this spacer kit and 33's get me?

I wheeled my stock 99 tj plenty of times, works fine. I mean with the right driver you can pull some big stuff in a stocker. I mean you aren't going to be running the hardest stuff your first time out anyways. A spacer kit and 33s will be the same as a stock suspension if your not too familiar with the trails/ driving. PM me if you have any more questions, or aim rmg786.

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post #3 of 8 Old 12-22-2004, 11:56 AM
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The TJ's stock suspension is capable of doing far more offroad than some would even imagine their Jeeps with awesome aftermarket suspensions are capable of doing. It's amazing how many with really well built Jeeps never push them beyond what a stock Jeep can do. In stock form, the TJ's suspension does very well on most offroad trails.

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post #4 of 8 Old 12-22-2004, 11:58 AM
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Check the search if you want to learn about lifts and such, there are a million threads on the subject
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post #5 of 8 Old 12-22-2004, 12:00 PM
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Try and hook up with a local 4x4 club in your area.
Those guys/gals will be familiar with the type of terrain for your area and be able to advise you on what mods are best for wheeling there.
I've often read on different Jeep forums that it's smart to drive it bone stock for a while to get a feel for the inherent capabilities of your Jeep.
Also I recommend buying "The 4-wheelers bible" .
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Stick to these forums long enough and you will find a wheeling guru. Remember: never wheel alone. Too dangerous.

I have a friend who is thought around these parts to be loco. He has his on a set of 31" mt's and that's it. Poor little Jeep is beat to death...but he keeps up with the bigger Jeeps in many cases.

Jeep is the most capable vehicle right out of the box. I wheeled mine before it even had plates. On it's little street tires I tackled stuff and surprised the hell out of myself.

Remember that you are driving the standard by which all others are judged.

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post #7 of 8 Old 12-22-2004, 11:01 PM
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You'll find out that your Jeep has way more than enough capability to get you stuck further away from civilization than almost everything else out there...even in stock form!

all kidding aside, a HUGE part of the equation is the driver! Have fun!
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post #8 of 8 Old 12-23-2004, 08:42 AM
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Disconnect the swaybar, and that thing will amaze you as you learn to drive it. The best way to learn to 4wheel is with a stock rig. It keeps you out of most of the really scary situations.

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