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Old 10-05-2013, 08:45 AM   #31
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You got that right Even though my YJ can and will go places where you wouldnt want to put your new Jeeps or even try Im going to sit this one out.
Who the fuck has that kind of time and money? I get less then 80 miles to a tank and i dont see any gas stations in those pictures
I meant most wont be able to go because of Christmas. I'd love to know where we would be afraid to take our Jeeps on the east coast considering there isn't a single decent trail here (within 600 miles of NY), other than maybe some woods with broken logs. And 80 miles per tank? Hard to enjoy a vehicle that is essentially spilling fuel.

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Hard to enjoy a vehicle that is essentially spilling fuel.


Yeah, my chevy 4.3 is totally unenjoyable

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Yeah, my chevy 4.3 is totally unenjoyable
Good for you. Now if you'd be so kind as to not piss in a thread you have no interest in, that would be great.
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Good for you. Now if you'd be so kind as to not piss in a thread you have no interest in, that would be great.

When is the rubicon coming in buddy?
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When is the rubicon coming in buddy?
Still waitin...stuck in D1. Im hoping by the middle of this month. The wait is killing me. I have a basement filled to the brim with parts, and nothing to bolt them to. Wheels/tires on order, lift on order, etc. Hope to have it built by Nov. 1st.
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Still waitin...stuck in D1. Im hoping by the middle of this month. The wait is killing me. I have a basement filled to the brim with parts, and nothing to bolt them to. Wheels/tires on order, lift on order, etc. Hope to have it built by Nov. 1st.

When did you place the order? Mine took pretty much EXACTLY a month plus a week to the day.

Which wheels/tires and lift did you go with?
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Good for you. Now if you'd be so kind as to not piss in a thread you have no interest in, that would be great.
Sorry I had to go and this felt like the right place
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When did you place the order? Mine took pretty much EXACTLY a month plus a week to the day. Which wheels/tires and lift did you go with?
Going with level 8 trackers in 16" flavor with 315 duratracs (35s). As for the order, I placed it on Sept 6th. I'm in D1 now but have been there for almost two weeks. Any day now lol
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Going with level 8 trackers in 16" flavor with 315 duratracs (35s). As for the order, I placed it on Sept 6th. I'm in D1 now but have been there for almost two weeks. Any day now lol

Very nice. You should be in motion any day now, I would say end of next week it will be in your driveway if it follows the same lead as mine.

I'm torn on my setup. Planning on XD addicts in 17" paired with a set of 315/70/17 (35") Mickey Thompson MTZ's.... but then keep wondering if something like the Duratracs or the Grabber AT2's would really be a better choice for me.

Any thoughts? I value your thoughts and opinions

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Very nice. You should be in motion any day now, I would say end of next week it will be in your driveway if it follows the same lead as mine.

I'm torn on my setup. Planning on XD addicts in 17" paired with a set of 315/70/17 (35") Mickey Thompson MTZ's.... but then keep wondering if something like the Duratracs or the Grabber AT2's would really be a better choice for me.

Any thoughts? I value your thoughts and opinions

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I haven't run another tire, but doubt I will. The Duratracs do everything amazingly well (any environment) and IMHO, look the best. I have no reason to buy any other tire.
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I haven't run another tire, but doubt I will. The Duratracs do everything amazingly well (any environment) and IMHO, look the best. I have no reason to buy any other tire.
What kind of life do you get out of the Duratracs?
The main reason why I'm even lingering on a milder tire is I spend 90% of my time on road. Plus if the cross country trip comes into fruition driving that distance on a set of M/T's may drive me nuts. Not to mention fuel.
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Sounds like a cool trip, might want to meet up with the group for some basic wheelin before you head out. Been on a few outings with some wheelers that sounded "with it" from behind the keyboard but became a major hindrance on the trails do to poor driving. Touchy situation to have to tell someone they aren't invited but much better than having them possibly put the group in danger.

If you know the locals there are some fantastic trails within 50 miles of Manhatten that can replicate western wheelin complete with house size rocks.
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Very nice. You should be in motion any day now, I would say end of next week it will be in your driveway if it follows the same lead as mine.

I'm torn on my setup. Planning on XD addicts in 17" paired with a set of 315/70/17 (35") Mickey Thompson MTZ's.... but then keep wondering if something like the Duratracs or the Grabber AT2's would really be a better choice for me.

Any thoughts? I value your thoughts and opinions

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I ran 35x12.5 MT MTZs on my 05 2500 Cummins for about a year and 10k miles before I sold the truck. Never got em in mud, but they never gave me trouble in anything else I found. Road noise was relatively low for a MT, not obnoxious at all on 2+ hr trips. I'm sure I could have gotten another 10k out of them (and that was without rotating them!). I have no experience with the Duratracs, but I loved my MTs and wouldn't think twice about ordering them again.
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What kind of life do you get out of the Duratracs?
The main reason why I'm even lingering on a milder tire is I spend 90% of my time on road. Plus if the cross country trip comes into fruition driving that distance on a set of M/T's may drive me nuts. Not to mention fuel.
I sold mine after 1.5 years and 17K on them and they were at nearly 95% life on the front, and 90% life on the rear. I'd expect them to last (for my specs) about 55K or so, and by manufacturer specs to 70K or so. My specs are a bit different because I consider a tire "dead" when it can no longer function for what it was designed for. Once the teeth (knubs) on the duratracs are less than 1/8th of an inch or so, you can absolutely daily drive it, but it can no longer function properly offroad (not much to bite with) and not very well in the snow, so I personally would replace them. Many others will ride until nearly bald. I have seen a number of Jeeps in Colorado where their MTs were barely MTs...they have the tiny remnants of the knubs left (maybe 1/16th) and they would probably slip off sandpaper, so it depends if you are a "ride them to the steel belts" time of guy or the kind of guy I am.
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So, is this dead? I am interested, however, I can get my own group together, and quite honestly, do I want to go with a group of people that I've NEVER interacted with, or with friends I know and have already developed a trusting relationship with.....
No disrespect, but since this hasn't been posted about in over a month, I figured it was done.
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So, is this dead? I am interested, however, I can get my own group together, and quite honestly, do I want to go with a group of people that I've NEVER interacted with, or with friends I know and have already developed a trusting relationship with.....
No disrespect, but since this hasn't been posted about in over a month, I figured it was done.
Not really done, just that its a bit far away still. My wife is due at the end of March, so I am not sure if I can get away all the way to California for 10 days, and on top of that, I'd like to try a "shorter" trip beforehand just to see how logistics play out. Whats on the menu now is a trip to North Maine Woods sometime in June hunting for the forest ghost trains. If you aren't really interested in meeting new people and would prefer to ride with your friends, by all means, have at it, no disrespect taken. Just make sure you do your research, as it is the responsibility of the organizer to keep everyone safe.
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Not really done, just that its a bit far away still. My wife is due at the end of March, so I am not sure if I can get away all the way to California for 10 days, and on top of that, I'd like to try a "shorter" trip beforehand just to see how logistics play out. Whats on the menu now is a trip to North Maine Woods sometime in June hunting for the forest ghost trains. If you aren't really interested in meeting new people and would prefer to ride with your friends, by all means, have at it, no disrespect taken. Just make sure you do your research, as it is the responsibility of the organizer to keep everyone safe.
That is something that sounds maybe doable. I would love to be keep in the loop.

I always like meeting new people and learning new things
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The Maine idea sounds really cool. Maybe set up a weekend trip to RC or even a day trip up to the Hudson Valley group to wheel with the guys who are interested in going.
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A North East trip sounds very do able. Would love to a 5 to 6 day trip . But I think we would have sit down together before hand and work out the trip. This could be EPIC!!
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A North East trip sounds very do able. Would love to a 5 to 6 day trip . But I think we would have sit down together before hand and work out the trip. This could be EPIC!!
I've been a little behind because of the pregnant wife on the planning, but I need to do a lot of reading/research about that area, since I know nothing about it. North Maine Woods is a very specific place, so research is needed to see when the snow melts, weather conditions, access, etc. If anyone has or knows any info about NMW by all means, share away.
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We have local slick rock trails that would make you shit your pants. No disrespect. Just pointing out a fact
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We have local slick rock trails that would make you shit your pants. No disrespect. Just pointing out a fact
Sorry, but going into the woods to aimlessly bounce around some rocks isn't not something I am into. If thats what you like, more power to you. If the pics in my original post of this thread and the rocks you have upstate NY are "equal" to you, then you and I have a very different definition of wheeling.
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Actually the rocks James is referring to are quite similar to out west, if you have never been to the area he is talking about you might be surprised. James is an excellent trail guide and I will guarantee you will be amazed that this area is only an hour from Manhatten and relatively unknown. There are rocks you will climb that are the size of buildings. Well worth your time, we have had truly "epic" runs in that area. It is probably the only wheeling of its type within several hundred miles.
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Actually the rocks James is referring to are quite similar to out west, if you have never been to the area he is talking about you might be surprised. James is an excellent trail guide and I will guarantee you will be amazed that this area is only an hour from Manhatten and relatively unknown. There are rocks you will climb that are the size of buildings. Well worth your time, we have had truly "epic" runs in that area. It is probably the only wheeling of its type within several hundred miles.
Again, different strokes for different folks. I have absolutely zero interest in climbing rocks for the sake of climbing rocks (which is why I have zero interest in rousch creek.) I don't mind climbing rocks if I am going somewhere, but not just crawling. There has to be a cool destination ahead, then I don't kind climbing rocks, fording rivers, etc. I am not aware of ANY place in the north east except north Maine woods that has what I described above. If there is, I would love to know about it because my searching yielded nothing.
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When you get to top of these rocks there are views of over 50 miles in all directions, can see into Conn, can see up and down the Hudson river, can see Manhatten, etc. It is the only place in this area that simulates the feel you get out west and yes I have wheeled in Colorado and Utah. I guess it will hold no interest for you though, good luck with your plans. Can't say I didn't try.
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