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Old 11-09-2018, 06:46 PM
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Tips for going off road in the JL

More an md more I see people out on the trails with new JLs, which is awesome. For a while there I was the only lonely JL in a sea of TJs and JKs (not bad company to keep). Some people have owned Jeeps before, but I have been surprised and pleased to know that for a lot of folks, this is their first time wheeling anything.

I put this together to help the newbs, but its a nice checklist I try to run through before leaving to go off road. Hope it helps someone and comments/additions welcome!



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how about let somebody with a JK know where your going.....just to be on the safe side....
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Nothing like taking a brand new $52k vehicle off the lot and immediately putting dents and scratches in it. Probably why you wont see a whole lot of JLs on the trail, kind of a common sense thing for those of us who dont have a large disposable income.
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Nothing like taking a brand new $52k vehicle off the lot and immediately putting dents and scratches in it. Probably why you wont see a whole lot of JLs on the trail, kind of a common sense thing for those of us who dont have a large disposable income.
BUT and that is a BIG But, you can do it safety when you go with decent people that are concerned with your safety and well being kept in mind. Many of us have the same concerns even years after learning where to wheel and how to take care of our rigs.

There are folks out there that do enjoy training others on 'how to enjoy" the Jeep experience off road. Mild & scenic trails are out there.
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BUT and that is a BIG But, you can do it safety when you go with decent people that are concerned with your safety and well being kept in mind. Many of us have the same concerns even years after learning where to wheel and how to take care of our rigs.

There are folks out there that do enjoy training others on 'how to enjoy" the Jeep experience off road. Mild & scenic trails are out there.
That's kind of where my head is at. I'm new to Wrangler ownership and offroading, kinda. Does tooling around in farm trucks count?

Anyway, since my Wrangler doubles as my daily driver will definitely be doing the offroad equivalent of the "bunny slope" before I try anything crazy.
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BUT and that is a BIG But, you can do it safety when you go with decent people that are concerned with your safety and well being kept in mind. Many of us have the same concerns even years after learning where to wheel and how to take care of our rigs.

There are folks out there that do enjoy training others on 'how to enjoy" the Jeep experience off road. Mild & scenic trails are out there.
My goal is to have fun and NOT destroy my rig. There are risks going off road but you can do some pretty crazy things without damaging anything. Safety is important always, although some days I want to push it, and some days I want to just enjoy the surroundings.
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