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05-03-2014 07:12 AM
jddausch Airing down in 4 low, you'll be surprised what it will do. I'm running mine stock until the duellers wear out. I've always run my jeeps stock for a while before mods. It will make you a better off road driver and you'll notice the effects of your mods more when you do them..rather than driving to an off road shop from the dealer lot and jacking it up right away.

Enjoy it!
05-03-2014 01:14 AM
cmaggi2
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Originally Posted by Curranmw28 View Post
I have a 2013 JKR. It's stock aside from a few inexpensive mods, like the grill mod. I've put on ACE rock rails, changed the shift knobs, and a few other interior things. Mostly cosmetic or for more functionality. Nothing to the suspension. It's my DD, I take it out about once a month on light trails. I avoid mud whenever possible. I have recovery and first aid gear (RN), as was mentioned above. I plan on a small lift and new shoes in the future, but am yet to get into a situation that 4L and lockers have not been able to get me out of. Knocking on wood.
I had a lightly modded 2010 Sport (Aussie locker, 33s, 4dr springs) but just purchased a 12 JKR. I'm in Baton Rouge so let me know next time you go off roading.
05-03-2014 01:01 AM
Curranmw28
Mostly stock

I have a 2013 JKR. It's stock aside from a few inexpensive mods, like the grill mod. I've put on ACE rock rails, changed the shift knobs, and a few other interior things. Mostly cosmetic or for more functionality. Nothing to the suspension. It's my DD, I take it out about once a month on light trails. I avoid mud whenever possible. I have recovery and first aid gear (RN), as was mentioned above. I plan on a small lift and new shoes in the future, but am yet to get into a situation that 4L and lockers have not been able to get me out of. Knocking on wood.
05-02-2014 10:07 PM
Black_and_Tan
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Originally Posted by GreenMachine13 View Post
How many of you guys and gals have wheeled your vehicle in its stock condition?

What model do you have (JKS, JKUS, JKR, JKUR, etc)?

What kind of wheeling did you do (light trail, difficult trails, rocks, etc)?

What kind of problems did you encounter?

What is the one modification you wish you had while on the trail?
JKUWW

Light and moderate trails.

No problems.

More skid plates, which is next on the list.

Also, thinking about a set of Maxxtrax and a 4 ton come along.
05-02-2014 09:34 PM
Ditchdoc Attachment 1056025

Dishpan springs. It's rated as a difficult trail. The tj is stock at the time with the exception of 30 bfg. What did I wish I had lockers, winch and a jack. I already had a winch and a jack but just haven't installed them at that time. So where am I going with it 5.3 gm engine and 37" or higher if I can find axles at a good price if not maybe a ford 9" and 35" and super the dana 30. And I like e lockers.
05-02-2014 09:19 PM
trailless For now, I'm Wheeling a stock JKUR. It surprises me every time I go wheeling.

The one mod I wish I had were skid plates. Banging the underside of a jeep sounds expensive and that's why I've ordered some! Here are some pictures of stock wheeling.
05-02-2014 08:41 PM
GreenMachine13 Wow! What beautiful pictures! Just gorgeous out there in Moab.

That video is very impressive! Watching a stock vehicle do amazing things gives me goosebumps. LoL
05-02-2014 08:13 PM
dcgibbons We had a lot of stock vehicles with us on a Jamboree a couple of years ago... here's a clip of a stock X doing the hardest hill of the route, to give you an idea of what you can do (apparently this year a new Cherokee Trailhawk did it as well).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQw2a09aP3c
05-02-2014 08:07 PM
cornfedksboy Some quick disconnects would have made the ride much more comfortable in Moab FWIW.
05-02-2014 08:05 PM
cornfedksboy Signs to prove it:
05-02-2014 08:01 PM
cornfedksboy Some more:
05-02-2014 08:00 PM
cornfedksboy Cool scenery from our family outings in the Jeep…off road vehicle required for access:
05-02-2014 07:58 PM
Cajun4x4 I have taken my 2014 JKURX through mud and rocks. Its an amazing vehicle. It has truly surpassed my expectations for a what a stock Jeep can do. Yeah I know its a Rubi and has all the bells and whistles, but any Jeep will out perform any stock 4 wheel drive. I've only added a which and some lights. Nothing else needed.
05-02-2014 07:57 PM
cornfedksboy Here's the one that I KNOW we could have done, but the wife was having none of it:
05-02-2014 07:54 PM
cornfedksboy Here's the Moab in Moab (I just did the bunny trails since my wife insisted that I be able to drive it 1000 miles back home):
05-02-2014 07:49 PM
GreenMachine13
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Originally Posted by cornfedksboy View Post
I have a 13 JKU Moab, which I currently wheel stock. Recently, I put a Warn winch on the front bumper, and now I want better springs, so I will probably get a small lift and tires to get it back to stock and slightly better. Most of my travels are on unmaintained roads, which occasionally end up in Kansas pastures and water crossings. I'm yet to be stuck, though I have struggled in some mud and snow. Here's a few pics of what where I've wheeled locally:
Love the pics! Makes me anxious to hit the trails!
05-02-2014 07:44 PM
Ditchdoc Bump
05-02-2014 07:43 PM
cornfedksboy In Colorado:
05-02-2014 07:38 PM
cornfedksboy I have a 13 JKU Moab, which I currently wheel stock. Recently, I put a Warn winch on the front bumper, and now I want better springs, so I will probably get a small lift and tires to get it back to stock and slightly better.

Most of my travels are on unmaintained roads, which occasionally end up in Kansas pastures and water crossings. I'm yet to be stuck, though I have struggled in some mud and snow. Here's a few pics of what where I've wheeled locally:
05-02-2014 06:46 PM
Blue Baby Sound
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Originally Posted by mhicanders View Post
Those are screams of delight! It's a jeep and offroad, what else could it be.
Bingo!!
05-02-2014 05:55 PM
mhicanders
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Originally Posted by GreenMachine13 View Post
Great pics! Looks like there is an unhappy camper in the one shot. (Can see a kid screaming through the windshield). LoL
Those are screams of delight! It's a jeep and offroad, what else could it be.
05-02-2014 05:50 PM
panthermark
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Originally Posted by mhicanders View Post
people wheeled for a long time in stock jeeps/scouts/blazers and broncos.. and somehow managed to get it done. I think for most the lifted/big tires is simply a style statement, they see the rock crawlers, mud boggers and 'monster trucks' and say ooh that looks cool.

If you need more ground clearance then maybe you need bigger tires (or maybe you need portal axles). If not it seems like a waste of money to me.
I agree with that 100%

A good chunk of lifts and large tires are done strictly for looks.

I am really curious to see how the Duratracs in stock 32 inch sizes will change things.
05-02-2014 05:27 PM
GreenMachine13
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Originally Posted by Blue Baby Sound View Post
Here was our 2013 JKU Sport S, totally stock:
Great pics! Looks like there is an unhappy camper in the one shot. (Can see a kid screaming through the windshield). LoL
05-02-2014 05:15 PM
Blue Baby Sound Here was our 2013 JKU Sport S, totally stock:












05-02-2014 05:08 PM
Tank555 Well, back in 1993, I went on the Rubicon with a Jeep that was close to stock, the only modifications were, I put tube bumpers from and rear, I also put tube side rails on, I installed Rancho shocks, and that was about it. I can't tell you how much fun we had, it was amazing, and it's amazing what a stock Jeep is capable of. Now, I will say, that I am pretty conservative, and I only got stuck once (because I didn't have lockers) but I stayed towards the middle or rear of the pack, and by the time I got to anything difficult, the guides had it pretty wired.

Now, I have a stock 2014 Rubicon, and I plan on running it for a while in it's stock configuration, mainly because I have no money to pour into it, yet. But I am looking forward to making several modifications to it, but I am pretty confident that it will take me anywhere I want to go, and then some.
05-02-2014 04:47 PM
HARLEYDAWG01 These are very capable machines and will take to some amazing places. Even stock. Half of the fun is learning the limitations of your machine and your driving skills.
05-02-2014 04:36 PM
jimkellam I wheeled stock for awhile. Did perfectly fine except for one time. Had a height issue. Since then I have had a lift and 35's put on, plus a regear.
05-02-2014 04:24 PM
GreenMachine13
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Originally Posted by ferninAZ View Post
Thats really only the beginning of the list, I didn't feel like typing the whole thing.

1. Base plate for your stock jack, from AEV or hi lift.
2. Fire Extinguisher
3. Spill kit
4. Tools
a. Hammer
b. Pliers
c. Crescent Wrench
d. 1/2" drive socket set
e. Multi tool
f. Flat tire repair kit
g. OBA or portable 12v compressor
5. Fuses
6. Spare clothes
7. Emergency blanket
8. Poncho
9. Jumper cables
10. Duct tape and 550 cord
11. Permits for areas, State Trust Land Permit here in AZ

That list will get you most places in an emergency. Lots of times between all the drivers this list will be complete. Of course you don't have to have all these things but it does make me feel better when I do.
Fortunately, I do have most of this already. I plan on installing onboard air next but first I want to get the sPod.

I also have a compact shovel but I'd really like to get an external mount for a full size shovel.

I was also looking at the maxtrax. They seem like they'd be handy in mud, loose dirt and probably even snow.
05-02-2014 04:23 PM
Michel347 I'm pretty much stock, just running Firestone Destination MT in slightly bigger size. It performs amaisingly well
05-02-2014 04:12 PM
mhicanders
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Originally Posted by GreenMachine13 View Post
Thanks for the list! I have everything on it except for the medical kit (which I'm getting soon) and winch. I plan on only wheeling if I have buddy though (with tow hooks, etc) so probably can forgo on the winch for now but I do have that on the list for the future.

Installed the CB Radio last week... been listening to the truckers on the way to and from work
Bear in mind a winch only helps if there's something to connect it to. Around here the ground is very hard, one of those fancy anchors would maybe work (depending on where you are) other than that there's rarely anything to hook up to. I can afford a winch, just isn't very likely to be useful for the places I go. Never been stuck that a jack and shovel can't fix.
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