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A few guys up here in Rutland county VT are planning on getting together and taking a trip to Old Florida Road April 19th. It will be my first time going there. If you guys could shoot me some links to pictures or videos you might have that would be cool. I have seen some videos and pictures and by the looks and from what i've heard the trail is pretty awesome but it's always nice to see more to get myself a little more pumped for the trail... Any tips and pointers or other info on the trail would be cool too. Thanks everyone :thumbsup:
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Ok this is what the first climb looks like now. That's MY CJ7 with a 4" lift 1" body lift and 35" tires.

and lockers front and rear I may add. years past I've made it and I have not. I did not make it this year 2012
 

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Damn. That trail looks like more fun now! I need another Jeep so I can run it. I can say back a few years ago, I ran it with 4" of lift and 35" tires and MML, and I would hit in a few spots. Whoever is thinking of running this trail on 30" or 31" have done lost their mind! I hope you are behind someone that is capable so they can drag you over every rock along the way! I've run this trail several times just out of bordem. I think a minimum of 33's and a 3.5" lift to make it. And should have at least a LSD in the rear. And, DO NOT forget recovery gear!

With all that being said, please post more pics of this trail, as I am curious to know how it all looks.
 

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Damn. That trail looks like more fun now! I need another Jeep so I can run it. I can say back a few years ago, I ran it with 4" of lift and 35" tires and MML, and I would hit in a few spots. Whoever is thinking of running this trail on 30" or 31" have done lost their mind! I hope you are behind someone that is capable so they can drag you over every rock along the way! I've run this trail several times just out of bordem. I think a minimum of 33's and a 3.5" lift to make it. And should have at least a LSD in the rear. And, DO NOT forget recovery gear!

With all that being said, please post more pics of this trail, as I am curious to know how it all looks.
You Sir are very lucky to be living in Adams. So close to good trails
 

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YJames90 said:
You Sir are very lucky to be living in Adams. So close to good trails
I hear ya, but unfortunately, people do dumb things in their life. One of mine is selling my jeep. I can no longer have fun on that trail, but I am in the market to buy another one that I can beat the hell out of it in the woods and not care. That's about the only trail in the area that is good, other than MaBell. But I hear mixed stories about that trail being open still.
 

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OFR is still open. And there are other roads near bye that are good too.
I won't post there names.
 

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I need some info from the people running XJs. I want to know what size lift and tires they are using to safely make it through OFR. I know what it takes with the TJ, but everything is different with the XJ. Also, is it more necessary to be locked with an XJ vs. a TJ to avoid winching? I have never done the trail with a Cherokee.
 

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tire size would be the same as the height of the bottom of the axle would be the same (or close to it). As of now I would recomend a min 33" tire.and a locker is very helpfull. The first challange is a 4' rock wall if you don't make it you will have to winch as there is no go around that is private land. I will be going up there soon. PM me.
 

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BlueRubiconrich said:
tire size would be the same as the height of the bottom of the axle would be the same (or close to it). As of now I would recomend a min 33" tire.and a locker is very helpfull. The first challange is a 4' rock wall if you don't make it you will have to winch as there is no go around that is private land. I will be going up there soon. PM me.
I am very familiar with the trail. I have probably ran it 30 or so times. I lived 2 miles from it when I lived in Adams.

33s were minimum with a TJ, too. But with a longer wheel base on the Cherokee, I didn't know if 33s were still a safe bet. The step up wasnt so much the problem for me, either. It was a little further in where you hit the big boulders and water.
 

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BlueRubiconrich said:
Last time were were there in June the longer wheelbases did better.
Yeah. That's what I was wondering. Didn't know if the longer wheel base got caught more often on the underside than a TJ, or wrangler for that matter. Just want to build up my XJ the right way, the first time.
 

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Ex: A buddy had a TJL 4" lift, belly up pan and 33" tires. He made it up.
 

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BlueRubiconrich said:
Ex: A buddy had a TJL 4" lift, belly up pan and 33" tires. He made it up.
Good info. I was on 35s with an 3.5" lift, plus a 1" MML, and 1.25 BL on my old TJ. Didn't know if I needed more than that. My plan is a RE 5.5" lift with 35's and trim the fenders for the XJ. I loved running OFR, so I need a setup that will do it in the XJ.
 

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BlueRubiconrich said:
you might wanna try this rd too.
Looks like a place I know of in Pittsfield. Is this the town it's located? I know of so many places in my area, it's hard to tell where it is by the pic. OFR, is by far the best out of all the ones I have seen in my area.
 

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BlueRubiconrich said:
It's not to far form OFR.
Yeah, no idea. I know a few trails that look similar to that in Savoy, NA, Pittsfield, and Lanesboro. That pic just looks like a spot I've seen on a trail in Pittsfield, though.
 
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