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Old 05-01-2013, 01:04 AM   #1
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Rookie lookin for some help

So I am new to wheeling. Me, the one posting is actually 15 and me and my dad are working on building up our 92 YJ. We went pretty big on the project but as far as wheeling experience we haven't done much in the past few years. We have only taken trails capable by our Yukon Denali and our Excursion recently. There is a pretty Decent mod list on our YJ. With a few more to come. Any ideas on some good trails to get a feel for some people looking on getting into some harder stuff?? We are in pueblo and I know most of you guys are up in denver and the sorts. Mostly it would probably be my dad me (15) and my little brother (12). We also have a CJ8 lightly modified (moms jeep) that we are planning bringing along eventually due to our family of 5 and a 4 seat YJ. The idea was to build a YJ highly capable so we could do hard stuff. But I know that all comes with time and We would like to maybe meet up with a few people on some tails and try some easy stuff out. If you guys have any ideas I would love to know about some trails you like or think we should hit. Also. Any suggestions or must haves you may think necessary. Thanks guys.
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:06 AM   #2
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check out TrailDamage.com

it is a great resource for trails in and around CO and also has pics and difficulty ratings.

Nice looking rig.

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Old 05-01-2013, 10:12 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forum. Watch the posts here and you'll find we like to hit a wide variety of trails from mild to wild. I'm in Colorado Springs myself.
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:59 PM   #4
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As previously mentioned TrailDamage.com is a great on-line resource for trails. I would also suggest picking up one of the trail guide books by Charles Wells. You can usually find them at any of your local 4x4 shops or you can order them on-line here: FunTreks Guide Books and Electronic Trail Guides - FunTreks Guidebooks for Jeep Trails, 4 Wheel Drive Trails, and back country roads

It's great to have that book with you when you're out on the trail and don't have cell access. Of all the trail books I've seen the Well's books are by far the best.

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Old 05-01-2013, 01:38 PM   #5
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As previously mentioned TrailDamage.com is a great on-line resource for trails. I would also suggest picking up one of the trail guide books by Charles Wells. You can usually find them at any of your local 4x4 shops or you can order them on-line here: FunTreks Guide Books and Electronic Trail Guides - FunTreks Guidebooks for Jeep Trails, 4 Wheel Drive Trails, and back country roads

It's great to have that book with you when you're out on the trail and don't have cell access. Of all the trail books I've seen the Well's books are by far the best.

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Nice I just ordered that book so I can have something in the Jeep
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Old 05-01-2013, 02:39 PM   #6
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Nice I just ordered that book so I can have something in the Jeep
Just to make sure you know, there are two books for Colorado trails. There's the Colorado trails book and then there's the Northern Colorado trails book....basically it divides the trails north and south of the I-70 corridor.

By the way, welcome to the forum Vince! Look forward to meeting you guys out on the trails!
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Old 05-01-2013, 02:51 PM   #7
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Thanks! Yeah I've been reading for about a week and you guys look like you have alot of fun! I'd love to meet everyone and get into some groups who really enjoy it you guys all look like good people and I can't wait to hit the trails with you guys.
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Old 05-01-2013, 04:19 PM   #8
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Vince.parker25 where did you get that tire swing gate in the back and how much was it
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:03 PM   #9
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It was custom built. We bought it half finished and finished it ourselves. It's 1/4 steel. And the bottom square was built air tight so we could maybe make an air tank from it. We payed I think $325 or $350 but it had to be finished. And we rhino lined it.
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O ok well looks good
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:06 PM   #11
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Nice looking rig and good color too. Just keep an eye on this forum and you will find a trip somewhere. Welcome to the forum.

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Old 05-02-2013, 11:29 PM   #12
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Thanks. You guys are all very welcoming. Ill post a mod list soon. I'd love to maybe see some suggestions on some things we missed.
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:44 AM   #13
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So. We started with a yj with a 2.5l I-4 with a 2" shackle lift on 32's. we've since then bought and are working on installing:
Front and rear bumper winch and tire gate.
Dana 44 front and rear with new alloy axles
ARB lockers front and rear
Twin stick Dana 300 transfer case
Ballistic wheels with general grabber 35" s
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Bilstein 5100 shocks
Supercharger.
Injectors
Header
5.38 ring and pinion (our 44s originally had 4.56)
Terraflex revolver shackles
SOA lift.
Dual steering stabilizer
Sway bar disconnects
5th link traction bar
Disc brake conversion
All the parts to accommodate lift ex: pan hard rod relocation, drop pitman arm etc.
the entire underside is rhino lined
Roll cage
Seats and harnesses

Can't wait to finish the project and finally hit the trails.
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Why supercharge a 4 banger instead of swapping out for the 6?
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Really. I'm not sure. We also have a cj8 with a 258 in it. We bought a turbohydromatic 400 transmission hooked up to a Dana 300 transfer case and a ramjet 350 we were thinking about putting in one of the jeeps but we aren't sure. We know fuel sucks. I was researching the debate between the 2.5 and the 4.0 and it seems like people can't really decide. My dad ended up finding the supercharger for the 4 banger and seemed to like the idea I guess
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Here's our CJ8. It has much stiffer springs and I believe they lift it some. So for articulation we were thinking about adding the revolver shackles as on the YJ. Does anyone have any experience with the revolvers?
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I believe the reason for the stiff springs is that this is a Scrambler set up as a Jeep tour rigs. Heavier springs to handle the weight of the tourists. You can tell by the 2 rows of seats and the roll cage. There are a few around here that look just like that too.

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Old 05-04-2013, 08:51 AM   #18
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I guess I didn't think about that. That makes sense. I'm about 155 and i can jump up and down on the front bumper and there is absolutely no play at all. But guess you get 6 people in there and it'll be different! It was a your jeep. Haha we bought it with t-shirts and coffee mugs and picture frames and the whole shebang. But all that tour stuff is coming off the CJ.
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As previously mentioned TrailDamage.com is a great on-line resource for trails. I would also suggest picking up one of the trail guide books by Charles Wells. You can usually find them at any of your local 4x4 shops or you can order them on-line here: FunTreks Guide Books and Electronic Trail Guides - FunTreks Guidebooks for Jeep Trails, 4 Wheel Drive Trails, and back country roads

It's great to have that book with you when you're out on the trail and don't have cell access. Of all the trail books I've seen the Well's books are by far the best.

Welcome to the forum!
I'm like 99% sure we have that book. I just have to find it somewhere... It doesn't help me find trails if I can't find it..

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