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Old 09-07-2011, 09:08 PM   #1
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the toll of offroading

Hey guys. Still new to the jeep world. I've been playing in the dirt with my jeep and after some serious yet cautious fun, I began to wonder what the toll of offroading really has on a daily driver. I always wash every inch of my.jeep many times over and its well maintained and I don't drive aggressively on the trail or road, but should I be limiting myself to how.much I off-road to.make my jeep last longer? Thanks guys you're always a big help

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Old 09-07-2011, 09:17 PM   #2
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Meant to add these before. And has anyone every gotten dirt and rocks completely filling up the stock skidplate?
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Old 09-07-2011, 09:26 PM   #3
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Its made for the offroad. Its durable and engineered to thrive in that environment. Respect the Jeep and it'll treat you well.
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Old 09-07-2011, 09:30 PM   #4
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Depends how you define off-roading, I guess. If you use it the way it was intended, your Jeep will last a long time. If you use it like these "hardcore" folks use their Jeeps, then that's a different thing altogether. What off-roading meant 20 or 30 years ago is quite a bit different from the recreational stuff you see nowadays, with off-road parks and whatnot.
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armor, cage and good maintenance. the YJ i'm in now has been wheeled hard for about 10 years and thats its soul purpose and its fine, fires right up i fix what ever issue it has quickly and keep wheeling
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Old 09-07-2011, 09:39 PM   #6
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They do break. Jeeps are tough and meant for rough terrain but that doesn't mean you'll get away with everything. For example: The stock tie-rod is flimsy and bent in high impact kind of stuff. (I successfully threw mine out of alignment big time hitting a ditch) Mud messes up things too if left on long enough in heavy coats and I don't recomend playing in a mud hole for hours... It just stresses things out. If it's your daily driver, sure, respect the fact that it is a Jeep and you can climb that hill, or make it through those rocks, but know that it isn't invinsible and just use common sense when doing stuff and it will treat you good!
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Make sure you take time to relubricate after you do all that washing. Seen many 4x4 vehicles face problems because chassis lubrication was washed away.
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but know that it isn't invincible and just use common sense when doing stuff and it will treat you good!
Driving with folks who have experience. That is why I want to find a local group in Enid, OK...that and making new friends.
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They do break. Jeeps are tough and meant for rough terrain but that doesn't mean you'll get away with everything. For example: The stock tie-rod is flimsy and bent in high impact kind of stuff. (I successfully threw mine out of alignment big time hitting a ditch) Mud messes up things too if left on long enough in heavy coats and I don't recomend playing in a mud hole for hours... It just stresses things out. If it's your daily driver, sure, respect the fact that it is a Jeep and you can climb that hill, or make it through those rocks, but know that it isn't invinsible and just use common sense when doing stuff and it will treat you good!
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