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Old 02-19-2012, 01:01 PM   #1
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First true trail ride with my 11' JK !!!!

Hey ya'll yesterday I went out and went on mine and my jeeps first actual wheelin trip! I had a frickin blast and am so glad I got to go with a fellow jeeper. My jeep (Hammer Down) is still a 100% stock Sport tires and all and on the trail we went on there was plenty of snow that would have stopped my old ford or even my buddies 4x4 trucks I never got stuck but my buddy with his TJ ended up gettin stuck pretty good and will have a couple photos up. I was super suprised how well the stock JK did on the slick hills and deeper snow and rough terrain, never once had to put her in 4 low the whole time, she just rooted through in either 2 hi or 4 hi. What an amazing vehicle!

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tryin to get his jeep off a fallen tree he slid into on a down hill
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We got his jeep out after about an hour and a half of using a hi-lift and tow straps to pull him of a tree that he ended up sliding into again and gettin a beauty dent on his passenger door and a bent pass. side front fender. What a great experience!
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Old 02-19-2012, 01:08 PM   #2
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Looks like a lot of fun. I'm jealous.

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Old 02-19-2012, 01:12 PM   #3
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Very nice! I'm jealous!
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Another example of the joys of Jeepin!
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Old 02-19-2012, 03:04 PM   #5
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Man, wish we had some snow like that.
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Can't remember the last time I had snow like that to drive in..
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hi,, it is a beautiful day in ft. lauderdale, put the top down, first time,
down easy a bit more work to get it back up. the ride was along the ocean
on a1a did see a few jeeps and a few waves....we all need more days like.this!
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dumb question - the straps ? are they used like a manual winch ? is there any reason to have both ?
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Old 02-19-2012, 04:59 PM   #10
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Talking Snow.....

Well great pictures, thanks for sharing

Was about 58-deg here yesterday, now we have about 3-in and it is still snowing

Damn crazy weather
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the straps were to hook the jeep up to a nearby tree with the hi-lift in the middle as a sort of redneck com-a-long and it worked great. Neither of us have winches so we had to use a bit of upper body strength and get her off of the tree and back up on the trail.
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Looks like you had a great time...

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