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Yesterday 06:42 PM
X50ARM
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Originally Posted by ESP View Post
If you've never been wolf den, dickey bell and parts of falls dam are good beginner trails. Not a good idea to wheel alone. Look up the elderado outpost near Uwharrie. It's a meeting place for just about everyone that wheels there. You can find lots of people to hit the trails with there near the trail entrance so your not alone.
+1 Also, get a map and stay clear of Daniel trail unless your lifted and with someone. After you know it, you can run it alone as long as you can clear the first ledge.
Yesterday 05:57 PM
kneill If anyone else is interested I'll be heading to URE on Saturday from Holly Springs at 3PM.
Yesterday 10:25 AM
brandon.
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Originally Posted by kneill View Post

Trails in URE are pretty good. I have been a few times now. The trails I've been on start off easy but you will hit some intermediate and expert areas. One nice feature in difficult areas is that they cut a second route that you can follow.
If you can't do the difficult parts or be winched up it you shouldn't go on the trail. They didn't cut second routes, almost every last one I've seen is an illegal bypass that has been worn in and they are ultimately the reason parts of rml are closed.
Yesterday 10:11 AM
jdwhite
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Originally Posted by ESP View Post
If you've never been wolf den, dickey bell and parts of falls dam are good beginner trails.

Not a good idea to wheel alone. Look up the elderado outpost near Uwharrie. It's a meeting place for just about everyone that wheels there. You can find lots of people to hit the trails with there near the trail entrance so your not alone.
Thanks for the advice. It looks like kneill and few buddies are going Saturday so I may try to tag along.
Yesterday 10:07 AM
jdwhite
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Originally Posted by kneill View Post
I am going Saturday, leaving from Holly Springs around 3PM, with a couple of buddies. Your welcome to come along if you like.
I PM'd you.
Yesterday 05:56 AM
ESP
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Originally Posted by jdwhite View Post
Hello everyone. I'm new to the forum but just wanted to say hey. I also had some questions about Uwharrie for those of you that have been out there (looks a few just were). What are the trails like and how likely am I to get stuck/tear something up if I went by myself. I know its generally a bad idea to wheel alone but I was just wondering. Thanks in advance.
If you've never been wolf den, dickey bell and parts of falls dam are good beginner trails.

Not a good idea to wheel alone. Look up the elderado outpost near Uwharrie. It's a meeting place for just about everyone that wheels there. You can find lots of people to hit the trails with there near the trail entrance so your not alone.
07-31-2014 11:10 PM
kneill
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Originally Posted by jdwhite View Post
Hello everyone. I'm new to the forum but just wanted to say hey. I also had some questions about Uwharrie for those of you that have been out there (looks a few just were). What are the trails like and how likely am I to get stuck/tear something up if I went by myself. I know its generally a bad idea to wheel alone but I was just wondering. Thanks in advance.
Trails in URE are pretty good. I have been a few times now. The trails I've been on start off easy but you will hit some intermediate and expert areas. One nice feature in difficult areas is that they cut a second route that you can follow. I've never gotten stuck, but if you do head out yourself I recommend being self recoverable.

I am going Saturday, leaving from Holly Springs around 3PM, with a couple of buddies. Your welcome to come along if you like.
07-31-2014 10:41 PM
jdwhite Hello everyone. I'm new to the forum but just wanted to say hey. I also had some questions about Uwharrie for those of you that have been out there (looks a few just were). What are the trails like and how likely am I to get stuck/tear something up if I went by myself. I know its generally a bad idea to wheel alone but I was just wondering. Thanks in advance.
07-29-2014 07:35 AM
ESP Looks good. The weather is cooling a bit, I'm sure those evenings camping are nice.
07-29-2014 04:36 AM
Jeep.chick
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Originally Posted by WesterM3 View Post
Uwharrie was great this weekend!
Very nice!
07-28-2014 08:53 PM
WesterM3 Uwharrie was great this weekend!













07-27-2014 08:52 PM
packpride
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Originally Posted by SCHLEPPN02 View Post
Any recommendations for a tire shop in Raleigh/Garner? I need 5 tires dismounted and mounted on new wheels.
Murray's tire off Saunders near ray price
07-27-2014 01:08 PM
DJL2 My local Thomas Tire did mine for 100...I didn't have the time to go an hour up and back to a Discount Tire to get mine mounted and balanced, sadly.
07-25-2014 01:39 PM
ESP Discount tires is $16 per tire to mount and balance.

$80 total.
07-25-2014 10:37 AM
brandon.
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Originally Posted by johnwj View Post

Thanks. Ill look into it too
I have a Napa battery and it has been great. Never had a problem winching on just battery power. I usually winch with the engine on and my hand throttle set to around 2k rpm though
07-25-2014 08:44 AM
drspec
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Originally Posted by SCHLEPPN02 View Post

Where is that?
PM me
07-25-2014 08:29 AM
SCHLEPPN02
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Originally Posted by drspec View Post
I have a shop near me that's going to do 5 wheels for me for $80.
Where is that?
07-25-2014 07:19 AM
drspec
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Originally Posted by SCHLEPPN02 View Post
Any recommendations for a tire shop in Raleigh/Garner? I need 5 tires dismounted and mounted on new wheels.
I have a shop near me that's going to do 5 wheels for me for $80.
07-25-2014 07:10 AM
Ljcrawler05
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Originally Posted by SCHLEPPN02 View Post
Any recommendations for a tire shop in Raleigh/Garner? I need 5 tires dismounted and mounted on new wheels.
I use just tires... typically the one in cary but they've got one right by the Crabtree mall as well
07-25-2014 07:00 AM
SCHLEPPN02 Any recommendations for a tire shop in Raleigh/Garner? I need 5 tires dismounted and mounted on new wheels.
07-24-2014 04:32 AM
johnwj
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Originally Posted by Ljcrawler05 View Post
If you're gonna spend that kind of money on a battery I'd go with a diehard platinum... from what I've heard the optimas just aren't what they used to be(been running one the last 7 years)
Thanks. Ill look into it too
07-24-2014 02:25 AM
Ljcrawler05
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Originally Posted by johnwj View Post

I ran an optima red top when I had my winch. I never had a problem with too much draw, just left the jeep running if I was using the winch. I have heard people have had warranty issues since the red top is not a deep cycle and not meant for things like winches, but I'm not too sure about that. Either way, I never had a problem.

Back then, a red top cost me $110. For the jk, I will probably just save up and buy a yellow top, even though it seems the price of those things doubled.
If you're gonna spend that kind of money on a battery I'd go with a diehard platinum... from what I've heard the optimas just aren't what they used to be(been running one the last 7 years)
07-23-2014 08:22 PM
johnwj
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Originally Posted by thopki01 View Post
Appreciate the discussion about winches.. All good points. I recently purchased a winch for my jk. My intro to this forum was getting stuck in a nasty mud hole on Thanksgiving day. A local member that only knew me from my desperate posts for help drove almost an hour to pull me out. I learned a lot that day about wheeling alone & about the good people on this forum. Anyway, I got a winch in part so I would be available to repay the favor for another jeeper one day.

Quick question about battery issues for those that have winches: did you upgrade the battery when you purchased the winch or are you still running stock?
I ran an optima red top when I had my winch. I never had a problem with too much draw, just left the jeep running if I was using the winch. I have heard people have had warranty issues since the red top is not a deep cycle and not meant for things like winches, but I'm not too sure about that. Either way, I never had a problem.

Back then, a red top cost me $110. For the jk, I will probably just save up and buy a yellow top, even though it seems the price of those things doubled.
07-23-2014 07:59 PM
gel04tj Anybody hitting trails this weekend?
07-23-2014 01:10 PM
thopki01
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Originally Posted by Mojeaux View Post
As stated... a can of worms.
Appreciate the discussion about winches.. All good points. I recently purchased a winch for my jk. My intro to this forum was getting stuck in a nasty mud hole on Thanksgiving day. A local member that only knew me from my desperate posts for help drove almost an hour to pull me out. I learned a lot that day about wheeling alone & about the good people on this forum. Anyway, I got a winch in part so I would be available to repay the favor for another jeeper one day.

Quick question about battery issues for those that have winches: did you upgrade the battery when you purchased the winch or are you still running stock?
07-22-2014 12:17 PM
Mojeaux As stated... a can of worms.
07-22-2014 12:13 PM
Ljcrawler05 It's actually left me stranded a few times here lately before I figured out the solenoid is bad in it... Therefore draining my jeep after 15 mins to 20 mins... unhooked all my lights, rewired the fan, and then got to the winch and discovered it was the problem. So it's not always the best 70lbs to have hanging off the front of your jeep haha
07-22-2014 11:54 AM
eton Gotta say I really like having the winch...worth its weight!
07-22-2014 10:09 AM
brandon. You guys that say you don't need a winch bc you have other people just haven't hit the right situation. I know of trails around here where I've had to winch myself out bc the vehicle I was with couldn't maneuver to pull me out and I've had to anchor to trees and use the winch to pull someone else out bc I couldn't safely do it with a strap. I don't mind the front weight either, helps to prevent the front end from unloading on steep climbs and counter balances the tire and all the crap I have in the back.
07-22-2014 08:49 AM
Raiders1901
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Originally Posted by DirtyRob View Post
I agree. I am in no way a guru or any authority on Jeeps, It is strictly opinion.
I would like to note that My $300 winch is much more valuable than any tire combo. I take my stock XJ (daily driver) with 235/75/15 tires with front locker and winch, places heavily modified Jeeps have a tough time going. (I have 18 acres of muddy trails here)

I was commenting due to some of the pics in previous pages where people were stuck in ruts with stock looking Jeeps. I always try to offer advice to new wheelers, that is my only intent
I have no desire to offend or open any can of worms
I really want a winch, but feel as if the front of my Jeep is already unbalanced and leaning towards the front (front passenger side is really where it is leaning, thanks gas can). In a perfect world I would get my bumpers, winch, then a lift, and then tires, but those all cost a pretty penny (for what I want to get at least). Since I go off-roading with this fine group at WranglerForum I never go it alone and feel like that expense wouldn't be justified as much as a lift and tires. A lift and tires benefits are three fold, they help you not get stuck as easily in mud (you definitely will still get stuck), they increase your approach, departure, and break-over angle so you can get over larger obstacles, and they make your jeep look pretty bad ass.

That being said, I will probably end up getting bumpers and a winch before a lift since it wont affect my warranty and I can go wheeling whenever I want without having to worry so much about getting stuck (between a winch and a hi-lift jack, I should be able to get out of almost anything)
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