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Old 05-02-2014, 04:27 PM   #31
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Here was our 2013 JKU Sport S, totally stock:
Great pics! Looks like there is an unhappy camper in the one shot. (Can see a kid screaming through the windshield). LoL

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people wheeled for a long time in stock jeeps/scouts/blazers and broncos.. and somehow managed to get it done. I think for most the lifted/big tires is simply a style statement, they see the rock crawlers, mud boggers and 'monster trucks' and say ooh that looks cool.

If you need more ground clearance then maybe you need bigger tires (or maybe you need portal axles). If not it seems like a waste of money to me.
I agree with that 100%

A good chunk of lifts and large tires are done strictly for looks.

I am really curious to see how the Duratracs in stock 32 inch sizes will change things.

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Great pics! Looks like there is an unhappy camper in the one shot. (Can see a kid screaming through the windshield). LoL
Those are screams of delight! It's a jeep and offroad, what else could it be.
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Old 05-02-2014, 05:46 PM   #34
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Those are screams of delight! It's a jeep and offroad, what else could it be.
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Old 05-02-2014, 06:38 PM   #35
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I have a 13 JKU Moab, which I currently wheel stock. Recently, I put a Warn winch on the front bumper, and now I want better springs, so I will probably get a small lift and tires to get it back to stock and slightly better.

Most of my travels are on unmaintained roads, which occasionally end up in Kansas pastures and water crossings. I'm yet to be stuck, though I have struggled in some mud and snow. Here's a few pics of what where I've wheeled locally:
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Old 05-02-2014, 06:43 PM   #36
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I have a 13 JKU Moab, which I currently wheel stock. Recently, I put a Warn winch on the front bumper, and now I want better springs, so I will probably get a small lift and tires to get it back to stock and slightly better. Most of my travels are on unmaintained roads, which occasionally end up in Kansas pastures and water crossings. I'm yet to be stuck, though I have struggled in some mud and snow. Here's a few pics of what where I've wheeled locally:
Love the pics! Makes me anxious to hit the trails!
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Old 05-02-2014, 06:54 PM   #39
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Here's the Moab in Moab (I just did the bunny trails since my wife insisted that I be able to drive it 1000 miles back home):
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Here's the one that I KNOW we could have done, but the wife was having none of it:
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Old 05-02-2014, 06:58 PM   #41
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I have taken my 2014 JKURX through mud and rocks. Its an amazing vehicle. It has truly surpassed my expectations for a what a stock Jeep can do. Yeah I know its a Rubi and has all the bells and whistles, but any Jeep will out perform any stock 4 wheel drive. I've only added a which and some lights. Nothing else needed.
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Cool scenery from our family outings in the Jeep…off road vehicle required for access:
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Some quick disconnects would have made the ride much more comfortable in Moab FWIW.
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We had a lot of stock vehicles with us on a Jamboree a couple of years ago... here's a clip of a stock X doing the hardest hill of the route, to give you an idea of what you can do (apparently this year a new Cherokee Trailhawk did it as well).

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Wow! What beautiful pictures! Just gorgeous out there in Moab.

That video is very impressive! Watching a stock vehicle do amazing things gives me goosebumps. LoL
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For now, I'm Wheeling a stock JKUR. It surprises me every time I go wheeling.

The one mod I wish I had were skid plates. Banging the underside of a jeep sounds expensive and that's why I've ordered some! Here are some pictures of stock wheeling.
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Dishpan springs. It's rated as a difficult trail. The tj is stock at the time with the exception of 30 bfg. What did I wish I had lockers, winch and a jack. I already had a winch and a jack but just haven't installed them at that time. So where am I going with it 5.3 gm engine and 37" or higher if I can find axles at a good price if not maybe a ford 9" and 35" and super the dana 30. And I like e lockers.
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How many of you guys and gals have wheeled your vehicle in its stock condition?

What model do you have (JKS, JKUS, JKR, JKUR, etc)?

What kind of wheeling did you do (light trail, difficult trails, rocks, etc)?

What kind of problems did you encounter?

What is the one modification you wish you had while on the trail?
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Light and moderate trails.

No problems.

More skid plates, which is next on the list.

Also, thinking about a set of Maxxtrax and a 4 ton come along.
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Mostly stock

I have a 2013 JKR. It's stock aside from a few inexpensive mods, like the grill mod. I've put on ACE rock rails, changed the shift knobs, and a few other interior things. Mostly cosmetic or for more functionality. Nothing to the suspension. It's my DD, I take it out about once a month on light trails. I avoid mud whenever possible. I have recovery and first aid gear (RN), as was mentioned above. I plan on a small lift and new shoes in the future, but am yet to get into a situation that 4L and lockers have not been able to get me out of. Knocking on wood.
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I have a 2013 JKR. It's stock aside from a few inexpensive mods, like the grill mod. I've put on ACE rock rails, changed the shift knobs, and a few other interior things. Mostly cosmetic or for more functionality. Nothing to the suspension. It's my DD, I take it out about once a month on light trails. I avoid mud whenever possible. I have recovery and first aid gear (RN), as was mentioned above. I plan on a small lift and new shoes in the future, but am yet to get into a situation that 4L and lockers have not been able to get me out of. Knocking on wood.
I had a lightly modded 2010 Sport (Aussie locker, 33s, 4dr springs) but just purchased a 12 JKR. I'm in Baton Rouge so let me know next time you go off roading.
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Airing down in 4 low, you'll be surprised what it will do. I'm running mine stock until the duellers wear out. I've always run my jeeps stock for a while before mods. It will make you a better off road driver and you'll notice the effects of your mods more when you do them..rather than driving to an off road shop from the dealer lot and jacking it up right away.

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