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Today 09:54 AM
tennjk Ordering my lift today!!! Hopefully my wife will let me order my tires also.
Today 09:00 AM
GraniteJk
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Originally Posted by phoenixdown318 View Post
Name the Saturday and I'll make time for it. It's your land so you dictate it. I just appreciate the fact that you would be kind enough to allow me to tear some of it up
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Today 08:14 AM
phoenixdown318
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Originally Posted by MikD View Post
We need to pick a Saturday, fugure 3 rigs max. No friends rigs, no crowds, no bs. This would be very basic, a couple hours just to get a feel for it. Keep it to basically stock rigs so each is at the same level, this makes it easy to set up a course.
Name the Saturday and I'll make time for it. It's your land so you dictate it. I just appreciate the fact that you would be kind enough to allow me to tear some of it up
Today 06:58 AM
MikD We need to pick a Saturday, fugure 3 rigs max. No friends rigs, no crowds, no bs. This would be very basic, a couple hours just to get a feel for it. Keep it to basically stock rigs so each is at the same level, this makes it easy to set up a course.
Today 03:01 AM
GraniteJk
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Originally Posted by MikD View Post
I have no problem doing a "101" day if there are two or three of you that are up for it. This would not be a "wheelin day" with 25 people here with modded out rigs to make you feel like you are in over your head.
I would be interested in this
Today 12:29 AM
JeeperzXKreeperz
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Originally Posted by MikD View Post
I have no problem doing a "101" day if there are two or three of you that are up for it. This would not be a "wheelin day" with 25 people here with modded out rigs to make you feel like you are in over your head.
thats what I need to avoid ending up in orange lake again rofl
Yesterday 11:33 PM
Amakuch I've got a stock 2014 jku also that I gotta get some mud on too. Can't really afford any mods at this point so if anyone is doing some noob trails I'd be interested in tagging along.
Yesterday 08:14 PM
MikD I have no problem doing a "101" day if there are two or three of you that are up for it. This would not be a "wheelin day" with 25 people here with modded out rigs to make you feel like you are in over your head.
Yesterday 08:13 PM
MikD Mt Beacon is very much illegal for jeeps. Not saying people don't wheel it but you will be tresspassing.
The trails we have at my place are basic and stock friendly, there are harder sections and only you can decide what your limits are. This is no Rausch Creek, its just my old farm where we have some fun. The main trail is passable in 2wd if that gives you any indication.
Yesterday 07:26 PM
phoenixdown318 So mikd's property doesn't have a sections where I could just tool around getting used to what the jeep feels like off road without breaking anything? Lol
Yesterday 06:07 PM
GraniteJk
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Originally Posted by eh384 View Post
The "easy" stuff at MikDs place is few and far between...I've done some serious damage there. I work in Wappingers, so if you want to organize a Mt.Beacon trip over the summer, count me in. I have a 2010 JKU with a 4 inch lift, on 37's that is waaaayyyy to clean. BTW, anyone see that there is a Jeep Jamboree in the Catskills in September?
Picked up my 2014 jk sport last month dying to test it out offroad I would be up for Mt. Beacon.
Yesterday 05:02 PM
phoenixdown318
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Originally Posted by Irobike View Post
My jku is not lifted but I do have some nice dynapro Atm's on it as well as new bumpers, hated the plastic stock ones. I'm in for an easy Mt beacon run sometime or anytime actually
Mt beacon allows jeeps, or do I have to pay for some sort of permit? I'm in Newburgh so crossing the bridge to do some wheeling isn't a big deal to me.
Yesterday 04:12 PM
Irobike My jku is not lifted but I do have some nice dynapro Atm's on it as well as new bumpers, hated the plastic stock ones. I'm in for an easy Mt beacon run sometime or anytime actually
Yesterday 03:59 PM
eh384
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Originally Posted by Irobike View Post
hey Not new to the forum but I just stumbled across this thread. Im in Fishkill area and Im looking to get some trails under my belt this season. Just bought my 2011 JKU last year and have not been able to get it off road. Any runs to Mt beacon coming up? Not looking to hit real hard trails, I know there are some serious sections in Mt beacon but I also know there are some easier trail systems there too? Or least I hope
The "easy" stuff at MikDs place is few and far between...I've done some serious damage there. I work in Wappingers, so if you want to organize a Mt.Beacon trip over the summer, count me in. I have a 2010 JKU with a 4 inch lift, on 37's that is waaaayyyy to clean. BTW, anyone see that there is a Jeep Jamboree in the Catskills in September?
Yesterday 03:11 PM
Irobike I'm somewhat new to wheeling. I've been wanting to go for a while, I know my limitations so I am definitely not looking for rock climbing, just some fun trails
Yesterday 02:48 PM
phoenixdown318
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Originally Posted by Irobike View Post
hey Not new to the forum but I just stumbled across this thread. Im in Fishkill area and Im looking to get some trails under my belt this season. Just bought my 2011 JKU last year and have not been able to get it off road. Any runs to Mt beacon coming up? Not looking to hit real hard trails, I know there are some serious sections in Mt beacon but I also know there are some easier trail systems there too? Or least I hope
I want to do easy stuff this summer too because my jeep is brand spanking new, and I'm a rookie when it comes to wheeling. Mikd says he has some private property in new Windsor that these guys wheel in with some easy sections.
Yesterday 02:32 PM
Irobike hey

Not new to the forum but I just stumbled across this thread. Im in Fishkill area and Im looking to get some trails under my belt this season. Just bought my 2011 JKU last year and have not been able to get it off road. Any runs to Mt beacon coming up? Not looking to hit real hard trails, I know there are some serious sections in Mt beacon but I also know there are some easier trail systems there too? Or least I hope
Yesterday 08:00 AM
erfoster
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Originally Posted by Pink_Percy View Post
I saw you. My partner laughs at me cuz I point out every Jeep that goes by
My gf shakes her head at me all the time...

"Wait, so you wave at EVERY Jeep you see?"
".....should I not?"
"It just seems like a lot of work, they're everywhere!"

04-22-2014 03:15 PM
Pink_Percy
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Originally Posted by tab22092 View Post

Thats anthony, im not sure if hes on here. I just passed you guys today on the way to the dmv lol black 2 door with a stinger and 35's
I saw you. My partner laughs at me cuz I point out every Jeep that goes by
04-22-2014 02:53 PM
tab22092
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Originally Posted by Pink_Percy View Post
Anyone here from New Windsor area drive the silver 4 door, cut fender flares, bikini top and looks to be on 33's? Im building the gas station on Rt 94 before 5 corners and see it pass every afternoon.
Thats anthony, im not sure if hes on here. I just passed you guys today on the way to the dmv lol black 2 door with a stinger and 35's
04-22-2014 02:48 PM
Pink_Percy Anyone here from New Windsor area drive the silver 4 door, cut fender flares, bikini top and looks to be on 33's? Im building the gas station on Rt 94 before 5 corners and see it pass every afternoon.
04-21-2014 08:41 PM
Bear94
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Originally Posted by tab22092 View Post
Buy my 35's so i can get 37's lol
Says the guys that was thinking about downsizing. Lol
04-21-2014 06:50 PM
tab22092
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Originally Posted by Dorsilfin View Post
Im sitting here laid up for a week after ankle surgery, and debating between 33's and 35's for my rubicon.. The pro's and con's are never ending.. I suppose ill have to get a play day with Mike and some of you guys and see things in person and play on the trails before making the big decisions lol I really am loving the warm weather rolling it.. heck of a winter we had huh, I had snow on my porch till saturday lol.
Buy my 35's so i can get 37's lol
04-21-2014 06:22 PM
MikD Dorsilfin, 35's work great, 33's will leave you "wanting". Save yourself some cash and skip the 33 step in the process.
04-21-2014 05:50 PM
eh384
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Originally Posted by Dorsilfin View Post
Im sitting here laid up for a week after ankle surgery, and debating between 33's and 35's for my rubicon.. The pro's and con's are never ending.. I suppose ill have to get a play day with Mike and some of you guys and see things in person and play on the trails before making the big decisions lol I really am loving the warm weather rolling it.. heck of a winter we had huh, I had snow on my porch till saturday lol.
If your even debating it....just do the 35's. You'll get the 33's, realize they look small, and wish you went for the 35's to begin with. Hell, might as well just the 37's and get it over with now
04-21-2014 04:11 PM
Dorsilfin
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Originally Posted by Hammerstien View Post
yea my 37's look like life savers now
Im sitting here laid up for a week after ankle surgery, and debating between 33's and 35's for my rubicon.. The pro's and con's are never ending..

I suppose ill have to get a play day with Mike and some of you guys and see things in person and play on the trails before making the big decisions lol

I really am loving the warm weather rolling it.. heck of a winter we had huh, I had snow on my porch till saturday lol.
04-20-2014 01:10 PM
Hammerstien
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Originally Posted by MikD View Post
Even 40's don't look big under a 4dr. You get so used to looking at the larger tires that when you see a stock one it looks like something is wrong with it... Jeep looks damn good though.
yea my 37's look like life savers now
04-20-2014 10:34 AM
MikD Even 40's don't look big under a 4dr. You get so used to looking at the larger tires that when you see a stock one it looks like something is wrong with it...

Jeep looks damn good though.
04-20-2014 09:36 AM
eh384 Attachment 1007673 It's been awhile since I've done some wheelin with everyone! New Jeep is almost done, and ready. I just put on the AEV heavy duty rear bumper/tire carrier and Bushwhacker flares. Is it just me or does the flat flares make my 37's look small with the 4 inch lift? Next project is the front bumper and Warn winch, then I should be okay for Mikes.
04-20-2014 09:30 AM
MikD It's actually a mini car, wanted her to be a "driver" from an early age. As soon as she started driving it we began training techniques I learned years ago while working on a pit crew in college. By 9yrs old she was comfortable with full lock drifts, threshold braking, and the basics of chassis dynamics. She could pretty well explain how the suspension stores energy and when it releases the car will be thrown into a new direction and you must anticipate it or you spin (she likes when the car spins out, you can hear her giggling). Some of my best memories have been doing this stuff with her. This will be her last season in this car as she is outgrowing it, has her eye on my RZR, told her when her feet can reach the pedals its hers.

There are some vids of this under 09mikd on youtube
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