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Old 02-11-2013, 09:51 PM   #1
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Okay so I am new to this and I have a 98 wrangler I would like to start taking her out and about but I need to know the basics of what I need first, it is stock no lift. I don't want to do anything other than really trails and such. Is there anything I should get before I start out? I have read about recovery but the lists are so long. What do I really need to go out??

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Old 02-11-2013, 10:05 PM   #2
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Gas, brain, buddies . It really depends in how tough the trails are. If there is no chance of getting stuck, go for it alone, just use your head.

If there is a chance of getting stuck I the come d wheeling with a buddy in another rig. Winch, recovery straps, tire patch kit, jack, spare, lug but wrench, cell phone charger, first aid kit, flares . Ok I'm going overboard.

Really it comes down to being smart and being safe. The Jeep will surprise you with it's capabilities but it does have its limits. Have fun! Be safe!

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Old 02-11-2013, 10:07 PM   #3
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Holy moly auto correct. Sorry for all of that. I need to read before I post
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:40 PM   #4
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Holy moly auto correct. Sorry for all of that. I need to read before I post
Lol it's okay had to edit a few times!
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:55 PM   #5
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Providing that the "trails" you're hitting aren't "rated trails", I'd suggest a recovery strap ( loop ends, NOT hook ends!) and a friend in another 4x4. Jeeps are surprisingly nimble creatures, even stock.

Being smart with the steering wheel & gas pedal can get you thru quite a few hairy spots.

Good luck & have fun!

edit: I suppose I should mention, make sure you have somewhere to attach said recovery strap on the front and the back.
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Buddy, recovery strap, camera, and some provisions and go be amazed. Gonna look at a lot of stuff and say no f*#kin way, and then crawl over it. Don't let your friends encourage you too much, rather turn down an obstacle than break something. Best piece of overall wheeling advice IMO...Slow as possible, as quick as necessary. Trust it. Use it. Live by it.
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:30 PM   #7
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Okay so a friend, food, a strap and a camera... & Some common sense. Oh and somewhere to hook the straps too. I guess I get to go shopping.
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:38 PM   #8
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Go to your local military surplus shop. Great products at better prices. And everything is made to be compact, light weight, and durable. Folding shovel that has a saw blade of one side and can be pounded in to the ground for an anchor is great. Also cheep enough to leave if need be. And good cheep rope is always at those places.

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