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Old 05-17-2016, 03:09 PM   #11821
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Yeah, I ran 15's on my TJ too. The JK's have larger brakes because they are heavier than the TJ. I thought about just buying adapters to put the steel 15x8's from my TJ on the JK but once my buddy told me that I decided to just go with the 18's. I try to stay away from Mud too. too much of a pain to clean but there's always that one day a year that I end up at URE when it's like peanut butter.
Lol that was 2 weeks ago it was so gummy and sloppy out

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Old 05-17-2016, 05:40 PM   #11822
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Won't be practical for me to move up to 35s unfortunately I only have 3.21 gearing and don't want to shell out the cash to re-gear. Plus, I use this Jeep as my daily driver and do a lot of highway driving.
I am running 3.21s also. The funny thing is when I bought my JK from the dealer it already had the Teraflex budget lift and 35s on 18s. I will tell you when I am on the trails it never leaves 4lo.

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Old 05-18-2016, 12:06 AM   #11823
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I am running 3.21s also. The funny thing is when I bought my JK from the dealer it already had the Teraflex budget lift and 35s on 18s. I will tell you when I am on the trails it never leaves 4lo.
Must be nice to have it set up like that straight from the dealer and not have to overanalyze modding decisions like I'm currently doing
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Old 05-18-2016, 07:55 AM   #11824
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Must be nice to have it set up like that straight from the dealer and not have to overanalyze modding decisions like I'm currently doing
That is the best part about Jeeps. There are never 2 exactly the same.
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Old 05-19-2016, 12:33 AM   #11825
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I have the same feeling in a JKU. That's why I'm considering a 34' since I don't plan to regear. My ratio is 3.73. Regarding to the tires, I haven't yet decided between 285/75/17 , 295/70/17 , 315/70/17 or 35/12.5.
As I said earlier, I went with the 315. I just bought a SuperChips flashpaq and what a difference it made with my 3.73 gears! City driving is much more responsive and easy and highway driving has returned to stock but slightly better
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Old 05-19-2016, 02:03 AM   #11826
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As I said earlier, I went with the 315. I just bought a SuperChips flashpaq and what a difference it made with my 3.73 gears! City driving is much more responsive and easy and highway driving has returned to stock but slightly better
I got the same results from my flashpaqs with 3:73. I'm running 35x12.5-17 BFG ko2s. Haven't thought twice about regearing since getting the flashpaqs. I get between15-17 mpgs depending on the terrain.
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Old 05-19-2016, 07:54 AM   #11827
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Lol that was 2 weeks ago it was so gummy and sloppy out
Yeah, I try to avoid it when it's like that.

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I got the same results from my flashpaqs with 3:73. I'm running 35x12.5-17 BFG ko2s. Haven't thought twice about regearing since getting the flashpaqs. I get between15-17 mpgs depending on the terrain.
When I bought my JKU it had the traildash in it. He had it on the 91 octane tune so the first fill up I put a tank of 93 in it and changed the tune. Felt a little better but not mind-blowingly. Next tank I put 87 and changed the tune accordingly...wow! It's almost a slug. Can't wait to burn this tank out and get back to the 91 tune.
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Old 05-19-2016, 10:18 AM   #11828
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I got the same results from my flashpaqs with 3:73. I'm running 35x12.5-17 BFG ko2s. Haven't thought twice about regearing since getting the flashpaqs. I get between15-17 mpgs depending on the terrain.
Interesting. Maybe I should follow the same path a go to 35s. For those who run 35s with 2.5 lift: Will I have any rubbing when flexing or doing a full turn? I plan to use the stock wheels plus 1.5 spacers.
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Old 05-19-2016, 11:13 AM   #11829
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Interesting. Maybe I should follow the same path a go to 35s. For those who run 35s with 2.5 lift: Will I have any rubbing when flexing or doing a full turn? I plan to use the stock wheels plus 1.5 spacers.
You will most likely have rubbing on the rear flares.
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Old 05-19-2016, 11:31 AM   #11830
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Interesting. Maybe I should follow the same path a go to 35s. For those who run 35s with 2.5 lift: Will I have any rubbing when flexing or doing a full turn? I plan to use the stock wheels plus 1.5 spacers.
No you want get rubbing. All you will need to do is trim the front air dam, or remove it. I ran 35" tires with a 2.5" lift and had no rubbing, on the front air dam, which I just ended up removing.
I used to have that same setup, looked like this



That was with 2.5" spacer lift and 35x12.5-17 BFG kms 1.5" wheel spacers.

You can also do this. I really liked this setup. This is after I added the 17x9 wheels, I left the 1.5" spacers on, and added a 1.25" body lift. That's on 35x12.5-17 Geolander M/T's, still with the 2.5" spacer lift.

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Old 05-22-2016, 03:29 PM   #11831
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I tried to find a place to wheel today, so I went to Richland Creen Trail but I couldn't find the entrance. I also tried to reach it via Reedy Creek Rd, but it's illegal to trespass. It seems that there's no place close left.
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Does anyone by chance have an old TJ axle that they are looking to get rid of in the Raleigh area? Preferably 4.11 gearing for an old 4 cylinder? That would be ideal. Thanks in advance!
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Does anyone by chance have an old TJ axle that they are looking to get rid of in the Raleigh area? Preferably 4.11 gearing for an old 4 cylinder? That would be ideal. Thanks in advance!
Check Craigslist there are a few on there mostly Dana 35s there is also a Jeep pull apart lot listed on Craigslist

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"Jeep tj parts"

You'll find some helpful stuff there
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Old 05-26-2016, 08:06 AM   #11834
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Does anyone by chance have an old TJ axle that they are looking to get rid of in the Raleigh area? Preferably 4.11 gearing for an old 4 cylinder? That would be ideal. Thanks in advance!
here are some on Craigs List.

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Old 05-26-2016, 09:31 AM   #11835
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Does anyone by chance have an old TJ axle that they are looking to get rid of in the Raleigh area? Preferably 4.11 gearing for an old 4 cylinder? That would be ideal. Thanks in advance!
I've got a Dana 30 that I pulled out of mine when I regeared my TJ (swapped in a 30 from a 4 banger instead of rebuilding the diff). It has factory 3.07 gears and no steering components. Let me know if its anything you'd be interested in. Otherwise, good luck finding what you need!
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Old 06-13-2016, 06:26 PM   #11836
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There's no need the army has so many training sights out here they wouldn't make money because of all the free wheeling
But aren't those for military only, no civilians?
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Old 06-13-2016, 06:56 PM   #11837
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Trust me when I say this...you will not be happy with 33s if you goto Uwharrie. I have 35s with a 2" puck lift on a mostly stock JK. The only thing I regret is the 15s, however they look kinda old school.
I have a '16 JKU Rubicon HardRock on the stock 32's.

Do you think that would be too small for anything at Uwharrie?

Does all of Uwharrie require at least a 35 to enjoy it?

On the stock height and tires. Would I be rubbing a lot on the bottom?
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I went Uwharrie in May with a stock 2016 JKUR with 32 inch 255/75R17 BFG - I ran most trails except Daniel and Dixie Bell - and you will scrap up your skids regardless. You can take the easier lines of section when possible but you will scrap your gas tank skid the most. I got away without any damage.
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Old 06-13-2016, 07:59 PM   #11839
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I have a '16 JKU Rubicon HardRock on the stock 32's.

Do you think that would be too small for anything at Uwharrie?

Does all of Uwharrie require at least a 35 to enjoy it?

On the stock height and tires. Would I be rubbing a lot on the bottom?
Nope ran all the trails on 31s definitely scary but possible
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Nope ran all the trails on 31s definitely scary but possible
You ran Daniel on 31's
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Yes I did in my tj I have 33s now but I had 31s and did fine
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A stock Jeep is more capable in USE than most care to admit.


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Awesome! Thanks for the replys. I now feel better about taking it up there when I get the chance.
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So I live near Raleigh and I'm planning to visit some family in Charlotte sometime this week or weekend. I'm thinking of swinging by Uwharrie on the way.

Now I've never been off-road before and I have a bone stock 2012 JK Sport (2-door). Do you think I'd be able to run the easy trails at Uwharrie? Specifically Wolfs Den and/or Falls Dam.
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So I live near Raleigh and I'm planning to visit some family in Charlotte sometime this week or weekend. I'm thinking of swinging by Uwharrie on the way.

Now I've never been off-road before and I have a bone stock 2012 JK Sport (2-door). Do you think I'd be able to run the easy trails at Uwharrie? Specifically Wolfs Den and/or Falls Dam.
Oh definitely I would say give the harder ones a try you will be surprised by your jeep the easy trails are disappointing because they have like no obstacles

A group of guys and myself will be there Sunday all day if you want someone to follow
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Oh definitely I would say give the harder ones a try you will be surprised by your jeep the easy trails are disappointing because they have like no obstacles

A group of guys and myself will be there Sunday all day if you want someone to follow
Awesome, that's great to hear! I'll be heading down there at some point this afternoon actually. It'll be my first time ever going off road, so I'm pumped!
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Sounds like fun ! Is this the National Forest ? Decent RV campground ?
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Awesome, that's great to hear! I'll be heading down there at some point this afternoon actually. It'll be my first time ever going off road, so I'm pumped!
Well, I never actually ended up going...had some last-minute things come up

Will hopefully get a chance to go down there this weekend though
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Just got back from my first trip to Uwharrie (and first time off-road) ever!

Only ran Falls Dam, and it was definitely harder than the YouTube videos make it look lol...the hills in particular are way steeper in real life

Was able to make it through in my bone stock JK with 29" street tires though, without ever having to engage 4L, so that really surprised me
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Falls Dam is a fun trail and yes videos never look the same as in real life. BTW even if you don't need 4L, it is still good to use at Uwharrie. Especially if you have an automatic, it helps keep things running cooler. Now that you have had a taste of wheeling, did you get hooked? Thinking about a lift and bigger tires?

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