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Old 05-20-2011, 04:58 PM   #1
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I am extremely new to this jeep way of life. I am interested in going on semi rough trails and mud, not so much the rock crawling. If I get larger tires say 33's and and a simple 2 1/2 lift should I be capable of this? Also I live in the Asheville nc area if anyone has trail info or places to go thanks

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Old 05-20-2011, 06:25 PM   #2
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33's and a 2 1\2 lift will be good for mild trails, if you plan on doing any deep mud or very very steep climbs you might want to look into a locker for the rear axle,, welcome to the forum and let's see your jeep.

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Old 05-20-2011, 06:26 PM   #3
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Welcome to WF and Jeeping. Your jeep, no matter the model, is a very capable off road machine. I would suggest to get that jeep out there and try it out. Learn from what it tells you. Find a jeep outing organization and go with them on some outings. After you get a little experience, you will begin to want things. I just got a 12,000 lb. winch for mine and it is three years old....see what I mean?
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Old 05-20-2011, 06:53 PM   #4
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Do you have the 6 speed manual or Automatic?

Like most said, it is very capable off road vehicle for most situations. Best to try it out and see for yourself before deciding on the mods that are best for you. But if you get the itch which you will if you hit the trails to go a little more extreme, then lockers are one of the best mods you can do besides regearing. Didn't know how much they helped until after I got them.

If you have a open rear then a rear locker is a must, but if your X model had the trac-lok limited slip rear then you could go with a front locker and leave the rear LSD in. That's the way I went. ARB air lockers are the best but also the most expensive. I went with the E-Locker up front and love them. Cheaper route is the Ox locker which is manual locks.
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Old 05-20-2011, 08:40 PM   #5
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your not that far from URE and no need for a lift take a good sharp utility knife to the plastic flairs and rock some 35s
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Old 05-20-2011, 09:03 PM   #6
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your not that far from URE and no need for a lift take a good sharp utility knife to the plastic flairs and rock some 35s
What about getting some wheel spacers or changing out the flairs
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Old 05-20-2011, 09:05 PM   #7
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i really like the metal cloak style flairs. gives you lots of tire clearance and coverage
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Old 05-20-2011, 09:20 PM   #8
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Welcome to the forum!

Best thing you can do is to go run some trails and see how your rig performs. They are quite capable even stock. If you can hook up with some other rigs, even better. Get an idea of what needs to be improved. That's what I did, and let the trails guide my upgrades. I found myself rubbing a lot, so I put on a lift. And so on.

The more patient you are in doing mods, the smarter you will spend your money.
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Old 05-20-2011, 09:30 PM   #9
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The more patient you are in doing mods, the smarter you will spend your money.
One of the smartest things I've ever heard from someone!
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Old 05-20-2011, 10:58 PM   #10
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Problem around here is everyone is for show and looks, I'm looking to explore the back roads not cruise the streets, but sure you all are the same
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Old 05-20-2011, 11:03 PM   #11
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Old 05-20-2011, 11:14 PM   #12
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Yup, for the road less travelled

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Old 05-21-2011, 06:21 AM   #13
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Love Asheville! I live about 60 miles east in Claremont. Congrats on your new Jeep!
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Old 05-22-2011, 09:22 AM   #14
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Congrats and welcome, I have a 2 door X and just did a 3" lift, 33's, and spidertrax wheel spacers. Gave it a great look and so far good performance off road.. Before doing anything find your build sheet and find out about your gears and diffs.

What I have found in the past year is there is more toys and mods than money..lol.
Enjoy..
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Old 05-22-2011, 12:33 PM   #15
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Problem around here is everyone is for show and looks, I'm looking to explore the back roads not cruise the streets, but sure you all are the same
The real problem is all the mods in the world won't help your skill. A lift with 33's and a rear locker won't be worth a damn if you don't know how to choose the right line.

Start with some basic recovery gear and some armor. Learn your Jeeps capacities as well as yours and go from there.
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Old 05-22-2011, 12:44 PM   #16
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Dead on Daggo66... Have ran into many people on the trails with more money than sence.....
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Old 05-22-2011, 11:08 PM   #17
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The first thing you need to decide is how hard you want to run a new Jeep that cost alot of money. If scratching your new Jeep is going to give you fits then offroading is not for you, because it will happen.

We bought a new 2011 Sport, its my wifes DD and she says its not even going on dirt roads. If I want to go offroading she says to buy an older Jeep and have at it.

Yep ours is for show and we are ok with that, its what we want.
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Old 05-23-2011, 12:57 AM   #18
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Well mine is a 08 so just new to me. It is my DD as well but I also got for those weekend getaways and trail rides. Not really worried about scratches and such just wanna have fun
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Old 05-23-2011, 01:13 AM   #19
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Welcome To WF

this thread seems to be popular among the manny here that are in NC.. I'd say check it out to see what the NC WF people are up to Trails in Raleigh NC

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