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Old 12-25-2012, 04:28 AM   #1
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Trail Rated...really???

Love my Jeep. I work long and hard and one of the pleasures in my life is to drive, clean stare and drool at my jeep.

But seems like in order to really do some off road you have to spend thousands, i means thousands of dollars to really off road.

I mean u can strip a honda civic, lift the S out of it, slap on sum fat tires and itll go off road.

So what makes the jeep unique off road vehicle in stock form?


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Old 12-25-2012, 04:38 AM   #2
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Love my Jeep. I work long and hard and one of the pleasures in my life is to drive, clean stare and drool at my jeep.

But seems like in order to really do some off road you have to spend thousands, i means thousands of dollars to really off road.

I mean u can strip a honda civic, lift the S out of it, slap on sum fat tires and itll go off road.

So what makes the jeep unique off road vehicle in stock form?

The capability of a jeep depends a lot on how you drive it. The mods help, but even the most heavily modded jeep can suck with a bad driver. On a stock jeep, tires are a big factor too. You can't expect a jeep with very fine lugs to perform well on anything but the street. Most people get larger tires, which almost always starts a chain of mods.

What makes jeeps unique is their short wheel base, light weight, dependable engine and transfer case, clearance, etc.
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Old 12-25-2012, 04:42 AM   #3
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The capability of a jeep depends a lot on how you drive it. The mods help, but even the most heavily modded jeep can suck with a bad driver. On a stock jeep, tires are a big factor too. You can't expect a jeep with very fine lugs to perform well on anything but the street. Most people get larger tires, which almost always starts a chain of mods.

What makes jeeps unique is their short wheel base, light weight, dependable engine and transfer case, clearance, etc.
Im new to jeeps but bottom line is, these trucks are designed to be mall crawlers more than anything else in stock form?
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Old 12-25-2012, 04:44 AM   #4
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Im new to jeeps but bottom line is, these trucks are designed to be mall crawlers more than anything else in stock form?
Not at all. Jeeps are very capable as they are but like I said, you need a skilled driver.

Sounds like what you're looking for is a rubicon, they are very capable in stock form.
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Old 12-25-2012, 04:49 AM   #5
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Not at all. Jeeps are very capable as they are but like I said, you need a skilled driver.

Sounds like what you're looking for is a rubicon, they are very capable in stock form.
Im satisfied with my jku sport. Just trying to understand the capabilities of the jeep off the assembly line
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Im satisfied with my jku sport. Just trying to understand the capabilities of the jeep off the assembly line
The only real way to find out is to get out on the trails are try it out. That video you posted is made by teraflex, which is a popular company that sells mods. They want you to believe that your jeep isn't that capable in stock form :O
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Old 12-25-2012, 09:00 AM   #7
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I think my rubi could of done that trail no problem. I do have a 2" lift which helps.
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