Jacksonville area Jeepers? - Page 10 - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > WF Local > WF Local Forums for Your Region and State > Florida Jeep Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 01-16-2014, 02:36 PM   #271
Jeeper
 
NFGZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: St. Augustine, FL
Posts: 617
Well I think I was told where people ride out there. Has anyone been out there recently? Can you BE out there? Whats the deal with it?

NFGZ is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-16-2014, 03:03 PM   #272
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
 
brighton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Florida
Posts: 923
Since no one else has chimed in yet, Flagler Estates is a large subdivision that's mostly undeveloped in the southwest corner of St. Johns County and into Flagler County. While it's privately owned, jeepers are generally not hassled if they stay away from any existing residential areas.

I've been there a few times, but I couldn't really tell you the best places to go wheeling. It's primarily just mud and I've grown tired of mud in general, unless it's unavoidable on the trails. I'm sure someone can give you better information on access points and where to go and where to avoid going. I think one of the jeep clubs also makes trips there occasionally.

__________________
'10 JKU Mango Tango 6sp
brighton is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-17-2014, 06:13 AM   #273
Jeeper
 
NFGZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: St. Augustine, FL
Posts: 617
Quote:
Originally Posted by brighton View Post
Since no one else has chimed in yet, Flagler Estates is a large subdivision that's mostly undeveloped in the southwest corner of St. Johns County and into Flagler County. While it's privately owned, jeepers are generally not hassled if they stay away from any existing residential areas.

I've been there a few times, but I couldn't really tell you the best places to go wheeling. It's primarily just mud and I've grown tired of mud in general, unless it's unavoidable on the trails. I'm sure someone can give you better information on access points and where to go and where to avoid going. I think one of the jeep clubs also makes trips there occasionally.
Thanks for the input.. I've watched a few videos of the place and doesnt quite look like my cup of tea. If theres mud on a trail I have to pass thru I'm okay ... I'm not looking for a mud/clay pit to drive thru... bc honestly ... I dont want to clean it up after LOL. I'll probably venture out to check it out though.
NFGZ is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-17-2014, 09:00 AM   #274
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
 
brighton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Florida
Posts: 923
Quote:
Originally Posted by NFGZ View Post
Thanks for the input.. I've watched a few videos of the place and doesnt quite look like my cup of tea. If theres mud on a trail I have to pass thru I'm okay ... I'm not looking for a mud/clay pit to drive thru... bc honestly ... I dont want to clean it up after LOL. I'll probably venture out to check it out though.
Yeah, wallowing in the mud is ok for a few times, then it just becomes a hassle to clean up. Mud and water are almost impossible to avoid if you take your jeep off-road in Florida. If I encounter mud on the trails that's one thing, but I no longer seek it out. Plus, it's like liquid sandpaper on suspension/steering joints, bushings, brakes, etc., so thoroughly cleaning under the jeep becomes a real chore.

It's one of the reasons I find myself wanting to venture north more often, where it's less swamp and mud holes, and more hills and rocks. Unfortunately, that means at least a 5 or 6 hour trip to N. Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee.
__________________
'10 JKU Mango Tango 6sp
brighton is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-17-2014, 10:15 AM   #275
Jeeper
 
NFGZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: St. Augustine, FL
Posts: 617
Quote:
Originally Posted by brighton View Post
Yeah, wallowing in the mud is ok for a few times, then it just becomes a hassle to clean up. Mud and water are almost impossible to avoid if you take your jeep off-road in Florida. If I encounter mud on the trails that's one thing, but I no longer seek it out. Plus, it's like liquid sandpaper on suspension/steering joints, bushings, brakes, etc., so thoroughly cleaning under the jeep becomes a real chore. It's one of the reasons I find myself wanting to venture north more often, where it's less swamp and mud holes, and more hills and rocks. Unfortunately, that means at least a 5 or 6 hour trip to N. Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee.
If anyone sets up a summer trip up north keep me posted, wouldn't mind joining. Do you use anything a little more local to stay in touch with people? Local forums or Facebook? Wouldn't mind staying in contact on a little less cluttered area
NFGZ is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-17-2014, 12:41 PM   #276
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
 
brighton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Florida
Posts: 923
Quote:
Originally Posted by NFGZ View Post
If anyone sets up a summer trip up north keep me posted, wouldn't mind joining. Do you use anything a little more local to stay in touch with people? Local forums or Facebook? Wouldn't mind staying in contact on a little less cluttered area
Just Jeeps of Jacksonville goes to Osceola Nat'l. Forest pretty frequently and I go sometimes. Check their FB page which usually has the most current info on their outings. They also camp there at Ocean Pond a couple times a year and then do day and night rides from the campsite. They have meetings at Hooter's on San Jose on the 1st and 3rd Saturday nights at 6 pm. I don't go all the time, but it's a good local group. I've also been on a couple of outings with the Matanzas jeep club and I believe they take at least one trip up north each year. Last year it was Choccolocco Mountain in Alabama.

I've already made plans to go to the Sheriff's Jeepfest near Jasper, GA which is just north of Atlanta. I didn't go last year but several guys I know that made the trip had a great time. Lots of trails of all levels. They don't have their website updated yet, but the dates this year are Sept. 5-7: Sheriff's Jeep Fest - Pickens County Georgia They have mud bogs for the mudders, but also trail rides in the mountains that are led by some of the local jeepers.

Also, there is a Jeep Jamboree in Cullman, AL in October and I'm thinking about going, although I haven't tried to register yet: Jeep Jamboree USA ┬╗ Event Detail. I haven't been on a jeep jamboree yet but I'd like to make one sometime. It's not inexpensive though.

I'm trying to find some people interested in taking a trip this spring or early summer. Some ideas are the Gulches in S. Carolina, Durhamtown in Georgia, or I'd really like to go back to Choccolocco Mountain which was a blast. They have a campground or there are motels nearby in Jacksonville (yes, Jacksonville) Alabama. Lots of very interesting trails with hill climbing, rocks, and very little mud. About a 7 hr. drive from Jacksonville, FL to Jacksonville, AL.
__________________
'10 JKU Mango Tango 6sp
brighton is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-18-2014, 07:59 AM   #277
Jeeper
 
NFGZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: St. Augustine, FL
Posts: 617
Well the wife and I took the jeep out with a bunch of friends last night. Inevitably we got a bit dirty, so that's my Saturday project... Cleaning it. I was absolutely impressed with how well this thing did. Also, my wife drove the entire time, she never got stuck and only had to hit 4wd once when she started digging in on a hill coming out of water. My buddies 4 door: My wife (right) and little sister (left) when she decided to drive her jeep up a steep hill for a photo op.

First trail of the night it was just myself and the 4 door. We hit a hole we've passed thru plenty of times in the past but the 4 door hits a rut and gets framed. My jeep didn't have enough ass to pull it out so we waited for a buddy to meet us in his z71 to get us out.
NFGZ is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-24-2014, 07:20 PM   #278
Newb
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 3
yep
06TJCODY is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-24-2014, 07:30 PM   #279
Newb
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 3
looking for some local spots to enjoy... I hear there is some run over off beach blvd...
but a friend blew his mstr cyl last weekend on it...
06TJCODY is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-26-2014, 06:11 PM   #280
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Posts: 29
Jacksonville here - just bought 2013 Gecko Rubicon with 800 miles last month. We made 1 Osceola trip, but I'm all about some local spots...........friend has a 2013 Dozer Rubicon too, another buddy @ work bought a 2014 Black Unlimited Rubicon and took to Ocala last weekend.

I'm 40, on Northside near Airport/River City ....also drive a 94 Black Toyota Supra.
GeckoSupra is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-27-2014, 10:00 AM   #281
Jeeper
 
NFGZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: St. Augustine, FL
Posts: 617
2013 gecko...? I was told gecko was only made in 2012..? Anyways, how was Osceola?

I can tell you now there are no legal wheeling spots in the area that we've been able to track down. We've found a few spots for mudding / water, but I dont know that I would take a 800 mile vehicle down those trails unless you really dont mind possibly tearing it up. Took my jeep back there about 2 weeks ago, slipped on a trail and swampped it, the entire drivers side was under water, up to my seat when sitting in it. Took 25 quarts of tranny fluid to flush the system out ...
NFGZ is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-07-2014, 01:41 PM   #282
Newb
 
Lifted2011JK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 1
Hey guys. I'm new to the forum and live in Jacksonville. Anybody have any interest in heading out for some Jeepin this weekend? Any ideas on where to go?
Lifted2011JK is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-07-2014, 08:41 PM   #283
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Posts: 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by NFGZ View Post
2013 gecko...? I was told gecko was only made in 2012..? Anyways, how was Osceola?

I can tell you now there are no legal wheeling spots in the area that we've been able to track down. We've found a few spots for mudding / water, but I dont know that I would take a 800 mile vehicle down those trails unless you really dont mind possibly tearing it up. Took my jeep back there about 2 weeks ago, slipped on a trail and swampped it, the entire drivers side was under water, up to my seat when sitting in it. Took 25 quarts of tranny fluid to flush the system out ...
Gecko was carried over for 2013 ...Osceola was fun, I used to hunt with my Dad their when I was in high school -- I'm ready for round 2 if it ever stops raining.

Yeah a few trails were tight brush made me cringe, a friend walked the deeper water holes with a shovel just to be safe. Don't want to tear it up - but I'm all about driving it off road.
GeckoSupra is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-07-2014, 08:47 PM   #284
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Posts: 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lifted2011JK View Post
Hey guys. I'm new to the forum and live in Jacksonville. Anybody have any interest in heading out for some Jeepin this weekend? Any ideas on where to go?
Maybe 2 weeks we might go to Osceola again - three jeeps total for us ..........its only like 50 miles away + legal with many miles of riding.
GeckoSupra is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-08-2014, 02:45 AM   #285
Stubborn but Docile

WF Supporting Member
 
elite56's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Jacksonville, Fl
Posts: 801
Quote:
Originally Posted by GeckoSupra View Post
Jacksonville here - just bought 2013 Gecko Rubicon with 800 miles last month. We made 1 Osceola trip, but I'm all about some local spots...........friend has a 2013 Dozer Rubicon too, another buddy @ work bought a 2014 Black Unlimited Rubicon and took to Ocala last weekend.

I'm 40, on Northside near Airport/River City ....also drive a 94 Black Toyota Supra.
I live on the north side too. I'm off of starratt road just past the yellow bluff intersection. I've seen your supra driving around before too. You may have noticed my brother. He drives a 88 black Toyota supra.
elite56 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-08-2014, 08:55 AM   #286
Jeeper
 
Mooncalf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Lake Asbury
Posts: 51
Images: 39
Lake Asbury

Hey ya'll,
Wifey and I live in the Lake Asbury area and I work at the FANG Base at JIA.



Mooncalf is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-12-2014, 06:44 PM   #287
Jeeper
 
PTFBrian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: St Augustine
Posts: 18
Just got my JKU in St Aug, Great to have one again I really missed my TJ
PTFBrian is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-13-2014, 08:27 AM   #288
Jeeper
 
NFGZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: St. Augustine, FL
Posts: 617
My wife wants a JKU
NFGZ is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-14-2014, 06:02 AM   #289
Jeeper
 
Mooncalf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Lake Asbury
Posts: 51
Images: 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mooncalf View Post
Hey ya'll,
Wifey and I live in the Lake Asbury area and I work at the FANG Base at JIA.



After the 4 inch lift was swapped out with a 2 1/2 inch lift.

Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMAG0199.jpg
Views:	149
Size:	221.2 KB
ID:	869394  
Mooncalf is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-14-2014, 06:05 AM   #290
Jeeper
 
Mooncalf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Lake Asbury
Posts: 51
Images: 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mooncalf View Post
Hey ya'll,
Wifey and I live in the Lake Asbury area and I work at the FANG Base at JIA.



After the 4 inch lift was removed and a 2 1/2 inch lift added.
Mooncalf is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-17-2014, 06:50 PM   #291
Jeeper
 
Mooncalf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Lake Asbury
Posts: 51
Images: 39
Spent the day at Vilano Beach.

A few pictures of wifey and I at Vilano beach.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMAG0210.jpg
Views:	28
Size:	221.0 KB
ID:	882666   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMAG0209.jpg
Views:	2095
Size:	193.7 KB
ID:	882674  

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMAG0208.jpg
Views:	2067
Size:	198.7 KB
ID:	882682   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMAG0207.jpg
Views:	2072
Size:	217.0 KB
ID:	882690  

Mooncalf is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-17-2014, 09:13 PM   #292
Jeeper
 
fletchffletch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Jacksonville Beach
Posts: 15
A fellow jeep driving nole fan! That is great to see!
fletchffletch is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-18-2014, 09:04 AM   #293
Jeeper
 
NFGZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: St. Augustine, FL
Posts: 617
Moon what transmission and gears do you have. also what tires? Do you have any issues in reverse on the sand? I have the 3 speed auto with 31x10.5 mickey thompson baja atz p3's on mine and if I put it in reverse on anything loose like sand it just digs itsself in if Im in 2wd. Now I didnt air my tires down last time so I was riding at a full 32-35 psi. I dont recall exactly what I was at.

My aunt lives in Vilano and we frequently go up there.
NFGZ is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-18-2014, 10:53 AM   #294
Jeeper
 
HSL 4X4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Jacksonville FL
Posts: 228
Quote:
Originally Posted by NFGZ View Post
Moon what transmission and gears do you have. also what tires? Do you have any issues in reverse on the sand? I have the 3 speed auto with 31x10.5 mickey thompson baja atz p3's on mine and if I put it in reverse on anything loose like sand it just digs itsself in if Im in 2wd. Now I didnt air my tires down last time so I was riding at a full 32-35 psi. I dont recall exactly what I was at.

My aunt lives in Vilano and we frequently go up there.
How do you like those Mickey Thompson's? They're on my short list when I need new tires
HSL 4X4 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-18-2014, 11:15 AM   #295
Jeeper
 
NFGZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: St. Augustine, FL
Posts: 617
Quote:
Originally Posted by HSL 4X4 View Post
How do you like those Mickey Thompson's? They're on my short list when I need new tires
Aside from digging into the sand in reverse in 2wd at full PSI I love them. Taken them in mud, on regular trails, and they've never failed me. No road noise above 10mph, self clean really well when on trails, no complaints.

Here is the review that sold me on them, actually used on a JKU.

Tire Test: We Pound The New Mickey Thompson Baja ATZ P3 Radials | Off Road Xtreme
NFGZ is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-18-2014, 07:48 PM   #296
Jeeper
 
Mooncalf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Lake Asbury
Posts: 51
Images: 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by NFGZ View Post
Moon what transmission and gears do you have. also what tires? Do you have any issues in reverse on the sand? I have the 3 speed auto with 31x10.5 mickey thompson baja atz p3's on mine and if I put it in reverse on anything loose like sand it just digs itsself in if Im in 2wd. Now I didnt air my tires down last time so I was riding at a full 32-35 psi. I dont recall exactly what I was at.

My aunt lives in Vilano and we frequently go up there.
I have the 6 speed manual transmission. Not sure about the gears, probably what comes with a Wrangler X. I have 315/70/17 inch Mickey Thompson tires. I put it in 4H as soon as I got in the sand.

We plan on taking the Beast out to Vilano and St Augustine alot.
Mooncalf is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-18-2014, 07:50 PM   #297
Jeeper
 
Mooncalf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Lake Asbury
Posts: 51
Images: 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by fletchffletch View Post
A fellow jeep driving nole fan! That is great to see!
Go Noles...but not during basketball, lol. Baseball is right around the corner!
Mooncalf is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-19-2014, 08:24 AM   #298
Jeeper
 
NFGZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: St. Augustine, FL
Posts: 617
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mooncalf View Post
I have the 6 speed manual transmission. Not sure about the gears, probably what comes with a Wrangler X. I have 315/70/17 inch Mickey Thompson tires. I put it in 4H as soon as I got in the sand.

We plan on taking the Beast out to Vilano and St Augustine alot.
I typically get thru everything in 2WD, the few times I've had trouble in soft trails when going in reverse in 2wd I just pop it into 4wd and have no issues. I'll have to go out to the beach and put it in 4wd and test out reverse, that might be my only option is to just keep it in 4h when on the sand regardless.

I'll be needing a new transmission eventually though ... we swamped the jeep on a trail and it took me 25 qts of tranny fluid to flush it out completely... hah
NFGZ is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-19-2014, 08:27 AM   #299
Jeeper
 
NFGZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: St. Augustine, FL
Posts: 617
I just did the conversion on that tire size, looks like you're running 35x12.5? Dannnggg! What size lift are you running? Any issues with rubbing? I want to go to 33's, 33x12.5 would be ideal for me. That wide footprint is probably helping you on the sand too
NFGZ is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-19-2014, 11:08 AM   #300
Jeeper
 
Mooncalf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Lake Asbury
Posts: 51
Images: 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by NFGZ View Post
I just did the conversion on that tire size, looks like you're running 35x12.5? Dannnggg! What size lift are you running? Any issues with rubbing? I want to go to 33's, 33x12.5 would be ideal for me. That wide footprint is probably helping you on the sand too
It is a 2.5 inch Pro Comp lift. I just had it lowered from a 4 inch lift. Wifey did not like how high it was. There has been no rubbing issues yet. The guy at "4 Wheel Parts" siad it shouldn't be an issue. I figure if I go rock climbing, it might be an issue but just beach and trail riding, peice of cake.

Mooncalf is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:01 AM.



Jeep«, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC