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Old 08-09-2011, 09:28 AM   #1
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off roading with a "sport"

I've got a stock 2010 sport unlimited, and live in az. The last thing I want to do is ruin my new truck, the first is go have a lot of fun off road. I know the sport stock doesn't have a as much off road prowess as a rubicon, but its still a jeep. And how much more capable will bigger tires make it? Or should that be put off for a lift if I decide to do that? It has the stock 16" wheels.

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Old 08-09-2011, 09:37 AM   #2
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You shoud go with some jeepers that have BEEN THERE and understand that you're new toit--


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I've got a stock 2010 sport unlimited, and live in az. The last thing I want to do is ruin my new truck, the first is go have a lot of fun off road. I know the sport stock doesn't have a as much off road prowess as a rubicon, but its still a jeep. And how much more capable will bigger tires make it? Or should that be put off for a lift if I decide to do that? It has the stock 16" wheels.
They will breakyou in the new places and you can learn just how much you cando/shouldo/shouldn'tdo and learn just what you jeep can do without any mods--

The Rubi doesn't make you a real jeeper, you have to learn what your jeep is SAFELY capable of doing--

You can take chances, after you learn a little about all the whys and wherefors of that SPORT--

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Old 08-09-2011, 09:46 AM   #3
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Jimbox hit it right on the head. Go with someone who knows the area. Jeeping is more about driving than most people give credit for. I can crawl through stuff in Moab running 31s with open diffs where I can out do people running Rubicons with 35s. A lot about it is driving. There are a few people from Arizona on here so a good search will serve you well. One last thing so you do not get flamed...it is not a truck, not a car, it is a Jeep.
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Old 08-09-2011, 09:58 AM   #5
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Sorry, a bof vehicle is a truck in my mind. Even my dad's old Jeep Cherokee I grew up with is a truck. Lunch/dinner/supper...
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Sorry, a bof vehicle is a truck in my mind. Even my dad's old Jeep Cherokee I grew up with is a truck. Lunch/dinner/supper...
Just learn how to driveit, before you try to socially modifyit !!

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what class of road could I expect to be challenging, but not impossible? I don't think I could do a 4... but a 3.5? is there a breakdown of the ratings on this site?
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Why not just go do it?

Its a Jeep, either you make it, or get stuck and get pulled out.

If you don't feel comfortable doing something, don't.

You can spend minutes/hours/days wondering what the jeep can do and planning but it won't matter when your out there.

Expect nothing and be easily impressed.
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Old 09-02-2011, 09:11 AM   #9
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The jeep is just like a firearm--you gotta LEARN how to useit SAFELY, so


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I've got a stock 2010 sport unlimited, and live in az. The last thing I want to do is ruin my new truck, the first is go have a lot of fun off road. I know the sport stock doesn't have a as much off road prowess as a rubicon, but its still a jeep. And how much more capable will bigger tires make it? Or should that be put off for a lift if I decide to do that? It has the stock 16" wheels.
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what class of road could I expect to be challenging, but not impossible? I don't think I could do a 4... but a 3.5? is there a breakdown of the ratings on this site?
Trails and off-road, doesn't have signs that give the difficulty--you have to use your judgement/advice/common sense and experience as you slowly getit !

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Why not just go do it?

Its a Jeep, either you make it, or get stuck and get pulled out.

If you don't feel comfortable doing something, don't.

You can spend minutes/hours/days wondering what the jeep can do and planning but it won't matter when your out there.

Expect nothing and be easily impressed.
Wear your belt and watchout for cliffs/lakes/rangers/bears/fake rocks/trees-they sometimes jumpout, right in front of ya !!

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Tires will be the biggest thing standing between you, and where you want to go. Even then, it shouldn't be too much of an issue. Just follow the advice given and go with someone who understands your inexperience, and is equipped to pull you out if you get stuck. And use your head.....
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Old 09-02-2011, 09:25 AM   #11
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You will be surprised what your Jeep can do taking the right lines. I've been wheeling my stock 05 TJ with 31inch M/T for some time now. It still surprises me, But I have trusted my friends to keep me within my Jeep's abilities and now have a good grasp for what I should be attempting. I also stay sober as I broke stuff when I was a teenager drinking and hammering on my XJ at the time.

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