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Old 03-07-2014, 09:14 PM   #1
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Cool Some Tahuya wheeling pictures

Got out to Tahuya State Park in Washington the other day and also today. Wasn't sure what to expect, but it ended up being a good time. Was out today for about 4 hours. Pretty much using the time out there to decide what will work for me (what lift, tire size, etc.). So really all I've done is taken/read advice from some of the Jeep veterans who wheel regularly and say "take your Jeep out stock, then figure out what you need from there"...I think it's something most people should consider.

Now the photos aren't anything to crazy, mainly poser shots. I broke the #1 rule of never wheeling by yourself, but hey, it was Friday afternoon and everyone was at work. I'm personally not new to the 4x4 world (coming from a Toyota FJ ), but am new to the Jeep world. There is a bit of difference when running a disconnected front end on a Jeep and an IFS...My vote goes to the axle.

Tahuya State Park

Carved out trail


A little flex

Hit the bump stop pretty hard on the way down

Time to pick up some ACE narrow fenders

Headed home on the highway

So, while the stock 32 BFG's have performed excellent, I see in my future some 35's. There is a hill there called Yellow Jack that I so badly want to try, but will tear up the Jeep with the height it is sitting at.

I learned a ton out there. When I went on Monday I was pretty timid, but today I was ready to push it a little harder, and I did. Completely happy with my Jeep.
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Old 03-07-2014, 09:28 PM   #2
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My attempt at a cool guy wheeling video. Did not realize how crappy the lighting would turn out. After I get to the top skip to the 2 minute mark. Going up was all hood and sky.

Hill at Tahuya - YouTube

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Nice pics and good job taking it out first to see what it can do! I have taken my 32s over boulders lol and share the sentiment - while they performed much much better than I expected, I need to get off the ground a few more inches as the height sometimes limits my lines. I have to take the kiddie lines instead of following the big boys - but my stocker training wheels manage the kiddie lines just fine.

Bumper isn't really an issue for me. Worst I have done is clunked the rear coming down - and short of running no bumper, nothing I can do but wait until it craps out and replace it with steel or aluminum and realize it is going to drag rocks periodically. Although I may not have hung on the bumper if I didn't get caught on the rear recovery hook and tow hook. So maybe ditching those is also in line and getting some D rings on my eventual new bumper.

I like that kind of carved out gully part of the trail - that would be fun to almost be sideways. And at least if you do flop sideways if you need to climb the walls at some point, it would hurt a lot less than rocks lol!
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Nice, i enjoyed them. Thanks for sharing.
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It was a good time, and a really easy run. Hoping to get out to Bethel Ridge in a few weeks, weather depending.
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Looks good! The Rubi is great in stock form. If you lift it a tad and shove some good 35's under it you'll have a terrific setup.

I seldom wheel the wet-side of the mountains and have never been to Tahuya. Nice looking area.


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