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Old 10-21-2011, 09:45 PM   #1
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wheeling with non jeeps

my cousin (used to have a jeep) got a 2004ish? ford expedition. thinking about doing some light weeling. any idea how well it will do? what should we expect and what are the chances my 4banger will be able to unstuck him when he forgets its not a jeep?

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Expeditions are big and heavy. He'll need to watch ground clearance and soft ground. If he gets it stuck, you may be able to pull him out if you're on solid ground. If he gets stuck in mud or soft ground, don't let him keep spinning. All he'll do is bury it where it'll be harder to pull out.

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Old 10-24-2011, 09:54 AM   #3
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lol figure as long as he makes sure he has clearance shouldnt be an issue. he knows how to drive offroad and its true 4x4 with posi think were gunna give it a go cuz jeepN buddies are hard to come by
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I wheel with lots of non-Jeeps but an Expedition? So long as the Expedition knows it's not a true offroad vehicle and you guys stay to gentle dirt trails, you'll probably be ok but I am not so sure I would actually encourage the Expedition owner to go offroading. I've had to help more than a few inexperienced Hummer drivers when they broke parts of their suspensions or got high-centered, the thought of an Expedition which is not even as good offroad as a Hummer trying to offroad is more than a little disconcerting. The Expedition's 4x4 system is more for use on snow-covered paved streets or perhaps sloppy dirt roads but not much more than that.
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I mud ride with a bunch of full size chevy's. I cant pull them out at all. The winch just drags my little tj across the ground and trying to pull with motor and strap is pointless.
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I mud ride with a bunch of full size chevies. I cant pull them out at all. The winch just drags my little tj across the ground and trying to pull with motor and strap is pointless.
I agree. The couple times I've winched a few full-size trucks out with my TJ, it was a real struggle and I ended up having to strap the back of my Jeep to another Jeep behind me on one of them.
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thanks guys ya i wheel with zjs s15's and a few full size trucks all the time..... was just curious
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Wish I had a photo....I tried to winch a trailblazer out of some mud (which are lighter than an expedition).

Had to use a tow strap to tie the back of my jeep around a SOLID tree, and was finally able to pull him while he gently gave it gas.

No way was I going to be able to yank or pull him out without a winch, a long strap and a good tree in the right spot.

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