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Old 06-14-2012, 08:25 AM   #1
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How much could it handle?

A few months ago I bought an 06 TJ sport and love it more than anything! But I haven't been able to do any off roaring yet. I want to soon, and was wondering how capable my Jeep would be. Obviously the driver skill has a lot to do with it, and I plan on taking it easy at first. So besides a couple of minor changes, she is stock. She has the I6, standard trans, and D35 in the rear. The tires are a set of fairly new 30" firestone destination a/t. I'm not expecting to hear that my Jeep could tackle the rubicon trail, just wondering if it could handle some easy stuff. Thanks for the help!

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Old 06-14-2012, 08:36 AM   #2
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Its plenty capable out of the box but throw a locker or two in there and you will be amazed at what it can tackle!

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Old 06-14-2012, 09:11 AM   #3
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Even stock she is capable. You are right to take it easy at first but don't be afraid to push it a little once you get a feel for it. Have fun!
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Awesome, so my 30" tires probably won't be an issue?
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Old 06-14-2012, 11:13 AM   #5
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Nah yous all good dawg!
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A few months ago I bought an 06 TJ sport and love it more than anything! But I haven't been able to do any off roaring yet. I want to soon, and was wondering how capable my Jeep would be. Obviously the driver skill has a lot to do with it, and I plan on taking it easy at first. So besides a couple of minor changes, she is stock. She has the I6, standard trans, and D35 in the rear. The tires are a set of fairly new 30" firestone destination a/t. I'm not expecting to hear that my Jeep could tackle the rubicon trail, just wondering if it could handle some easy stuff. Thanks for the help!
I have never been "off roaring" either so I couldn't tell ya
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Old 06-14-2012, 12:04 PM   #7
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Best advise:

Find someone with another rig to go with you if you plan on venturing off the beaten path.

A stock TJ is plenty capable to go places that may get you in trouble!

Here's a few pics of a friend's bone stock TJ he bought with some body damage. After the repair, this was the test run before he sold it. But, this guy has been off roading for decades, owns and has built many Jeeps, and could drive just about anything anywhere! lol.

It is true, a lot depends on the skill of the driver.







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Just remember...4 wheel drive gets you to a worse place to be stuck at...
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Ok thanks for all the help! What would y'all say is the # 1 tip for someone whose new to 4x4ing?
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Ok thanks for all the help! What would y'all say is the # 1 tip for someone whose new to 4x4ing?
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I would also suggest that you check your local forum for clubs in your area.

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Most problems that happen with the dana 35 are related to wheel spin and stress. Thus go easy on the gas, and try to avoid having most of the jeeps weight on one rear tire.
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Old 06-14-2012, 09:41 PM   #13
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Just remember...4 wheel drive gets you to a worse place to be stuck at...
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