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Old 09-06-2010, 09:40 PM   #1
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New Wrangler Mountain....do I need anything underneat to ride trails

New Wrangler Unlimited Mountain.

Its my first Jeep ad I am trying to figure out if I "NEED" anything in order to do a little minor trail riding. I'm mostly talking about whether I need any of the drivetrain armor that I am seeing available on some of the vendor sites?

Any input would be great. Thanks.

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Old 09-06-2010, 09:44 PM   #2
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New Wrangler Unlimited Mountain.

Its my first Jeep ad I am trying to figure out if I "NEED" anything in order to do a little minor trail riding. I'm mostly talking about whether I need any of the drivetrain armor that I am seeing available on some of the vendor sites?

Any input would be great. Thanks.
That entirely depends upon the trails you plan on riding.

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Old 09-06-2010, 10:11 PM   #3
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Keep in mind the new JK's come with skid plates on the gas tank, transfer case, and if it's auto - the transmission.

Like Daggo said, depends on the trails. You've already got the skid plates (unless you wanted more, of course) covered, as well as some nice 32' tires with an aggressive tread.
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I want 32 foot diameter tires '=foot, "=inches

Anyway, by a "little minor trail riding," I'm assuming you mean dirt roads or unpaved paths. Nope. As long as you mind the big rocks, you'll be fine! If you're going it alone, just make sure someone knows where you are, and when you'll be back. I know it sounds weak, but getting lost, stuck, or broken down in the woods with no one knowing where you are (or worse, expecting you back) is not a good place to be! Mark W.
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Old 09-06-2010, 10:18 PM   #5
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Put your tires on the rocks.
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Old 09-06-2010, 10:21 PM   #6
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I want 32 foot diameter tires '=foot, "=inches
Haha, my bad!


Very true about letting someone know, though. I do minor trails alone all the time, but you never know what could go wrong. Pop 2 tires on the trail, and what are you going to do? I have no cell reception for a good portion of where I sometimes go.

Honestly, the trails I hit... well, let me say this. There was a bone stock 97 Nissan Quest (the minivan) with a 70ish year old woman driving it in front of me on the trail today.
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Old 09-06-2010, 10:39 PM   #7
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I've done level 2 and 3 trails in my stock sahara and stock rubicon. Like someone said just place your tires on the rocks and pick your route. The first time I heard my skid plates sliding over rocks it was scary but that's what they're for.
Do you have rock rails or side steps?
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I may be over protected, if there is such a thing. I have several extra skid plates. It only takes one little rock to ruin you day. The two I would strongly recommend - an oil pan skid plate and an evaporator skid plate.

If you are doing heavier trails, an upgraded transfer case skid is worth the money. The stock ones are VERY thin.
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Old 09-07-2010, 12:20 AM   #9
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Old 09-07-2010, 06:35 AM   #10
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yes i installed diff skid plates, oil pan, and e-vap. search for my post installed some armor and you can see pictures.
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Old 09-07-2010, 07:25 AM   #11
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The first thing you should buy - is a winch and a tree strap.
Then if you're out on some "minor trails" and you get stuck, you won't have to walk out, thumb a ride home and get the pickup to pull yourself out.

Go ahead, ask me how I know this.

All kidding aside, a winch would make an excellent first purchase.
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The first thing you should buy - is a winch and a tree strap.
Then if you're out on some "minor trails" and you get stuck, you won't have to walk out, thumb a ride home and get the pickup to pull yourself out.

Go ahead, ask me how I know this.

All kidding aside, a winch would make an excellent first purchase.

I do not know if I agree. A winch is a fantastic idea but it does not stop at the winch.. You will probably also want a new front bumper...then a matching rear bumper.. Now you need to add new springs because of the extra weight...

In addition, I would never recommend anyone going off road by themselves. Especially if you are new to off roaring or on unfamiliar trails..
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Install a transmission cooler
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just to add to this post i was under the jeep yesterday to clean out the mud/sand and other stuff from wheeling over the weekend and found a gouge the length of my oil pan skid plate.
what ever ran up against it surly would have torn through the pan and left me stranded.
apparently that was the best 120 bucks i spent on mod's.
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For light trails, your Jeep should be fine. Just use your head. And it's always best to take along a buddy (as in a second vehicle).

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The first thing you should buy - is a winch and a tree strap.
Good advice! A Pull-Pal is also a good thing to carry. There isn't always a big tree close enough to anchor to. Also a snatch block to help out with the tough pulls.

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