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07-23-2014 08:57 AM
CrossOps Hey guys. I am in Orange Park, Agryle area. Just ordered my 2015 Wrangler Unlimited, looking to see who all is around that I can meet.

Also, if you see a 2014 Toyota Tacoma (dark grey pre-runner) with this sticker, then its me...
07-22-2014 06:33 PM
GeckoSupra
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Originally Posted by Ordnanceman View Post
I have been to "Four Creeks" a few times. The are two entrances/sections separated by alligator creek with no cross over. The north side entrance is off of SR200/A1A between Callahan and Police Lodge rd. The south entrance is off of Lem Tuner to Hodges rd to Bismark rd to Pacetti rd. Not much more then some dirt roads. Lot of water if recent rain. Nearly every trail dead ends at a property line or creek/river/swamp. More trails on south side the the north side. South side has active logging in progress. Fire breaks are not authorize for vehicle traffic. Also Horses are allowed on the trails. Last time I was there there were a couple spots that had enough mud and ruts to provide the opportunity to test your recovery equipment.
Thanks for the info - I will try the Lem Turner side

I finally took my 1st pic of mine since bought with 800 miles Jan 2014, yes 35" Nitto Trails and wheels of some sort coming one day.

I did the warn 8000-s winch -w- Prolink, LOD bumper, JKU 18/60 springs + TF 2.5" BB, shorty antenna, added 430n nav and lockpick and cool Gecko stickers since ownership.





07-19-2014 07:35 AM
NFGZ Haha and now for the fun part
07-18-2014 03:38 PM
Wheeling T Attachment 1313530
07-18-2014 01:37 PM
Halfoftwo
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Originally Posted by Wheeling T View Post
Matanzas jeep club is hosting the 6th Annual Wheelers For The Wounded Show ~N~ Shine @ St Augustine Flea Market
Jul 19 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Anybody going? Never been before, was wondering if it's fun.

The group I'm apart of (RocksnRutz) will be there. It's cool to look at all the jeeps, but your wallet hates it because your wish list grows. Also, they have great raffle prizes.
07-18-2014 09:15 AM
NFGZ
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Originally Posted by Wheeling T View Post
Matanzas jeep club is hosting the 6th Annual Wheelers For The Wounded Show ~N~ Shine @ St Augustine Flea Market Jul 19 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Anybody going? Never been before, was wondering if it's fun.
I've been to a couple events that they hosted or came to, there's some nice jeeps in their club. I doubt I'll make it ... I have an exam tomorrow ...
07-18-2014 08:56 AM
Wheeling T Matanzas jeep club is hosting the 6th Annual Wheelers For The Wounded Show ~N~ Shine @ St Augustine Flea Market
Jul 19 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Anybody going? Never been before, was wondering if it's fun.
07-18-2014 12:17 AM
SurfKaster
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Originally Posted by Wheeling T View Post
I'm a New Jeep owner in the Mandarin area. Any good local spots to go wheeling that I should check out?
Not local per se, but flagler estates has few places to run through.
07-16-2014 01:54 PM
Wheeling T Thanks for the response. Not the answer I was looking for. LoL. Was hoping to find local places I could quickly hit.
07-16-2014 01:08 PM
NFGZ
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Originally Posted by Wheeling T View Post
I'm a New Jeep owner in the Mandarin area. Any good local spots to go wheeling that I should check out?
not legally. Check out Osceola and Ocala. Those are legal wheeling and camping spots
07-16-2014 12:50 PM
Wheeling T I'm a New Jeep owner in the Mandarin area. Any good local spots to go wheeling that I should check out?
07-14-2014 09:15 PM
Ordnanceman I have been to "Four Creeks" a few times. The are two entrances/sections separated by alligator creek with no cross over. The north side entrance is off of SR200/A1A between Callahan and Police Lodge rd. The south entrance is off of Lem Tuner to Hodges rd to Bismark rd to Pacetti rd. Not much more then some dirt roads. Lot of water if recent rain. Nearly every trail dead ends at a property line or creek/river/swamp. More trails on south side the the north side. South side has active logging in progress. Fire breaks are not authorize for vehicle traffic. Also Horses are allowed on the trails. Last time I was there there were a couple spots that had enough mud and ruts to provide the opportunity to test your recovery equipment.
07-05-2014 12:58 PM
GeckoSupra I went to Picketville/Commonwealth about 2 weeks ago - is really dry right now.

Wife and I tried to find "Four Creeks" but all the roads were blocked off with gates from the Yulee side /shrug.

Went to a small trail by Town Center behind the Gate gas station/apartments - assume this is what everyone was talking about?

Guy @ work mention the FJ Cruiser guys are going to an area of Southside Blvd. and Hogan road - he showed me the map on google.

I'm down for a trip to Osceola forest if anyone wants to meet up or beach...whatever
06-20-2014 09:47 PM
14OscarMike Tinseltown here on Jax southside. Anyone looking to get together to do an install on my 2014 jk one weeknd?! I thinking a 2.5TF lift with shocks.
06-13-2014 08:47 PM
JRoweMDN That sounds like the clutch is bad spinning free at temp.
06-11-2014 06:02 AM
NFGZ
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Originally Posted by JRoweMDN View Post
Check your fan clutch.
Yeah I posted in the tech forums and then did some googling, all signs seem to point to that. Funny thing is, I drove the jeep to operating temp and then turned it off, free spun the fan and was able to do so easily which from what I read means the clutch was bad, but once I start the jeep up the fan is spinning like normal. Am I checking this correctly? Oh, then I found an article that says to try and spin it on a cold motor LOL
06-10-2014 09:30 PM
JRoweMDN
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Originally Posted by NFGZ View Post
Anyone here in Jax have a TJ and with this heat been experiencing heat soak? My TJ (4.0l 3spd auto with 92k) normally sits at 210 degrees but with the higher temps lately its been juuuuust above that, but when I'm idling (today I sat in a chick fila line for like 15 minutes) the jeeps temp started to go up. Once I started to drive it went back down.
Check your fan clutch.
06-10-2014 08:15 PM
GeckoSupra Anyone heard of Four Creeks in Nassau -- one of the FJ Cruiser guys @ work mentioned the area. Allowed to drive? Any good trails?

Four Creeks State Forest and WMA
06-10-2014 08:09 PM
GeckoSupra I wouldn't drive on any land that has signs posted personally.

Unfortunately, its the property owner's burden to post the signs to keep people away:

Under Florida Statutes section 588.10, a property owner must provide proper notice to all parties that may enter the property. All gates, fence corners, and all boundaries that lay along waterways must have posted notices of proper size and composition. The postings can be no more than 500 feet apart. If no notice of trespassing is posted on a piece of property and the party cannot know who owns the land, the party may not be able to be assumed to be a trespasser. This may change the party's status in liability for damages for harm that may befall that individual. Certain facilities require different wording in the posted notices, and a different penalty for the person caught trespassing.

Keep in mind even if there are not signs, you could still be charged under:

Chapter 375.314, Florida State Statutes prohibits persons from damaging any public lands by the use of a motor vehicle and in addition to criminal penalties, also subjects the owners of the vehicles to civil liability for damages caused by the actions of their vehicles. Violators can be arrested by any law enforcement officer who witnesses a violation of this law, or for criminal trespassing.
06-10-2014 12:46 PM
NFGZ Anyone here in Jax have a TJ and with this heat been experiencing heat soak? My TJ (4.0l 3spd auto with 92k) normally sits at 210 degrees but with the higher temps lately its been juuuuust above that, but when I'm idling (today I sat in a chick fila line for like 15 minutes) the jeeps temp started to go up. Once I started to drive it went back down.
06-02-2014 12:46 PM
NFGZ
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Originally Posted by HARLEYDAWG01 View Post
Is this commonwealth rd area also called Picketville? I overheard some local jeepers talking about mudslinging at Picketville this weekend.
Yes that is a local area, careful out there ... It can get pretty deep from what some of my buddies told me. I havent been out there for various reasons so I dont know first hand.
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For anyone that doesn't mind a jeep trip, the Sheriff's Jeepfest is open for registration. It's a charity event held right after Labor Day from Sept. 5-7 in Jasper, GA about 60 miles north of Atlanta, so about a 6 to 6.5 hour ride from Jacksonville.

It has just about everything - obstacle courses, mud, Show and Shine, vendors, music, and trail rides from easy to difficult. They had over a thousand jeeps last year, which was their 3rd year for the event. I missed it last year but some friends went and had a great time, and I'm all set to go this year.

Sheriff's Jeep Fest - Pickens County Georgia
Interesting, I'll have to check this out ... I have family in atlanta so maybe a weekend trip is in order...
06-02-2014 08:24 AM
brighton For anyone that doesn't mind a jeep trip, the Sheriff's Jeepfest is open for registration. It's a charity event held right after Labor Day from Sept. 5-7 in Jasper, GA about 60 miles north of Atlanta, so about a 6 to 6.5 hour ride from Jacksonville.

It has just about everything - obstacle courses, mud, Show and Shine, vendors, music, and trail rides from easy to difficult. They had over a thousand jeeps last year, which was their 3rd year for the event. I missed it last year but some friends went and had a great time, and I'm all set to go this year.

Sheriff's Jeep Fest - Pickens County Georgia
06-01-2014 12:06 PM
HARLEYDAWG01 Big rains last night. Should be some good mud out there today !!!!!!
06-01-2014 12:02 PM
Steeljag
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Originally Posted by HARLEYDAWG01 View Post
Brighton, Any camping at the park? Maybe talk my buddy into dragging a toy hauler . There are few things that cant be cured with a keg of beer and a grill !!!!!!
I'm parking next to Harleydawg!
06-01-2014 11:56 AM
HARLEYDAWG01 Is this commonwealth rd area also called Picketville? I overheard some local jeepers talking about mudslinging at Picketville this weekend.
05-27-2014 06:33 PM
brighton By the way, if you didn't see it, last years Ultimate Adventure took a swing through the Southeast for their annual jeeping trip.

The last part of the trip was stopping in Daytona Beach, then they rode to Mayport, took the Mayport Ferry, and then on to the Gulches. This video is the last part of the trip:

Part 5: 600 Mile Drive to Gulches Off-Road Park in South Carolina - 2013 Ultimate Adventure Week - YouTube

Fortunately, it was dry when we were there. If it's wet, it makes it much more difficult with the slick clay, and the park will close if there's too much rain. Also, in the video they took on some of the biggest obstacles and hardest lines. You can still have a blast on the intermediate trails and even the difficult trails where you can take bypasses around the really big rocks.
05-27-2014 06:15 PM
brighton
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Originally Posted by HARLEYDAWG01 View Post
Brighton, Any camping at the park? Maybe talk my buddy into dragging a toy hauler . There are few things that cant be cured with a keg of beer and a grill !!!!!!
They have primitive campsites all around in different areas of the park. I'm not sure if there was an area for camping trailers, or maybe they could use the same areas.

We didn't camp because it was crowded for Memorial Day weekend and there were a couple of spouses that went with us that didn't want to camp, so we stayed in Clinton about 30 minutes away. If you camp there, you can also do night rides which we didn't get a chance to do.

Oh, and there was someone there for the weekend from a BBQ joint selling BBQ, hamburgers and moonshine. I bought myself some of the strawberry moonshine in a quart jar to take home.
05-27-2014 04:52 PM
HARLEYDAWG01 Brighton, Any camping at the park? Maybe talk my buddy into dragging a toy hauler . There are few things that cant be cured with a keg of beer and a grill !!!!!!
05-27-2014 04:47 PM
brighton
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Originally Posted by HARLEYDAWG01 View Post
Brighton. That trip to SC looked amazing. Was it worth the drive? Maybe a group ride in the future?
I'd love to go back. Maybe I can talk the group I went with to go again soon. We all had a great time and I especially liked that there were rocks, hill climbs, and lots of wheeling you just can't find around here.

Maybe some of us here on the forum could organize a group ride? It was busy for Memorial Day weekend, but I understand most weeks there are 15-20 jeeps tops.
05-27-2014 04:44 PM
brighton I deleted the first sentence of my post because I don't want to resort to name calling, even if you did call me a smart@ss and seem to come here with an attitude.

Seriously, you're new to this forum and this thread. Relax, read some posts, learn some of the forum etiquette and what some of the rules are and you'll find this is a welcoming group of jeepers.
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