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Old 02-22-2018, 04:02 PM
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Indiana, lets talk

We are dead in the local forum here. Let's take this over. We have enough bad ass Jeeps. Lets set some things up.

Where you all at?
Tell us about your Jeep?
Where do you go with your Jeep?
What have you done with your Jeep?
Who do you do it with?
Are you in a club, what club?
What do you want to do to your Jeep?

There is plenty to talk about. So lets talk.

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Old 02-23-2018, 07:37 AM   #2
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Hey , I'm from Indy. Don't get to do a lot of 4x4 ing.but am interested in getting things started.

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Old 02-24-2018, 09:14 AM   #3
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I live near Muncie, I used to have a 99 TJ that I sold back in 2012. Had the itch every since so once I got my wifes car paid off I ended up buying a new JKU. Bone stock (details below). It's just a second vehicle/weekend cruiser for me so I didn't want to spend money on all the extra perks, price was more important then heated seats electric windows etc. I'm 41 years old and this is only the 2nd new vehicle I have ever bought in my life. I was able to get employee pricing so I couldn't find anything used that was a lot cheaper then what I got new for. Ill be checking in from time to time.
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Old 02-26-2018, 11:04 AM
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Happy to hear from you all! Hopefully we can get this thread going and keep current. If I hear of events I will keep it posted on here. I hope you all do the same. And I look forward to meeting you all.

I am in Indy (live on the East Side work just south of Zionsville.) You will probably see my green Line-Xed Jeep on 465 and about town a lot. I don't get a lot of time to myself to get off road as much as I would like. Hopefully that will change soon. But even if off roading isn't your thing, we should definitely keep contact going. There is plenty for us to do in our Jeeps that don't require gettting dirty.
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Hi I'm from Goshen IN! I love wheeling and only thing I have up here is just some fields I tear up with buddies. Loving on my 2011 JKU
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Fort Wayne here, 2016 JKU with a few things. Plan to add more soon!
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Just FYI for my fellow Hoosiers. 4 Wheel Parts opened a new store off of I69 near Castleton. I've heard mixed reviews about them but when I was shopping for a new top for my Jeep I found someone on Amazon was selling them for $400 cheaper then anyone else, (Bestop, Q Tech, 4WP, ETC.). Not expecting anything I called 4 WP to see if they would match the price and sure enough they did. I was able to drive down and pick up the top. If you need some parts it is worth checking with them as an option, it saved me about $400.00. Plus I feel like if I have an issue with the top it is nice having the retailer close buy instead of having to ship parts off. I have no experience with their service though, hopefully I don't need it.
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I live in Franklin. I have a 2013 JKU. Not in any clubs but interested in joining one.
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I live near Muncie......
I drive all the way from the bypass to near the football stadium on McGalliard all the time.
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I'm down near the Henry Delaware Co line off of SR 3.
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Not far from me at at all.

Say hi if you see me around Muncie, New Castle, Mooreland or Losantville.

Or looking at the cheap TJ's over at Motion.
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Zionsville area here with a 2017 willys that's stock right now but about to get a 2" Rancho kit. I've been to Redbird a few times already and plan on going back again this summer. I might also try out Badlands this year but that park still makes me a bit nervous. Also interested in hearing people's experience at Interlake or if anyone knows of any "fireroad" style exploring in southern Indiana. Ps, go Hoosiers!
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Very cool, Keep it going
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Zionsville area here with a 2017 willys that's stock right now but about to get a 2" Rancho kit. I've been to Redbird a few times already and plan on going back again this summer. I might also try out Badlands this year but that park still makes me a bit nervous. Also interested in hearing people's experience at Interlake or if anyone knows of any "fireroad" style exploring in southern Indiana. Ps, go Hoosiers!
you dont have to go into the rock crawling area....there are plenty of open trails and such you would be fine in and have fun.....which rancho kit are you looking at? might be able to help you save some money by saving you from picking the wrong one....
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We are dead in the local forum here. Let's take this over. We have enough bad ass Jeeps. Lets set some things up.

Where you all at?
Tell us about your Jeep?
Where do you go with your Jeep?
What have you done with your Jeep?
Who do you do it with?
Are you in a club, what club?
What do you want to do to your Jeep?

There is plenty to talk about. So lets talk.
ive actually met your jarhead azz sampson! and i know where you work! lol....you undercoated my rig...

anyway im Bill....i have a 17 silver 2 door with a dynatrac pr44 up front and chromoly axles all the way around....she has a teraflex ct3 lift (3")with the falcon 3.3 shocks on her....fuel beast wheels and 35" nitto's on her...ive done some customizing so far with the interior...oh and cant forget the steer smarts tie rod and drag link...and the adams drive shafts...and looking to add the poison spyder rear bumper with tire carrier soon as well as a sport cage from rockhard...im building more of a dunes runner/trail boss.....crawling around at 2mph doesnt really appeal to me but modding is my vice....
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Zionsville area here with a 2017 willys that's stock right now but about to get a 2" Rancho kit. I've been to Redbird a few times already and plan on going back again this summer. I might also try out Badlands this year but that park still makes me a bit nervous. Also interested in hearing people's experience at Interlake or if anyone knows of any "fireroad" style exploring in southern Indiana. Ps, go Hoosiers!
you dont have to go into the rock crawling area....there are plenty of open trails and such you would be fine in and have fun.....which rancho kit are you looking at? might be able to help you save some money by saving you from picking the wrong one....
I'm going with the Rancho 2" sport kit (with a couple of supporting parts from JKS) because 1.) A mild lift will allow me to continue to run the stock MTs for a while longer 2.) After that I don't want to go bigger than 33s because I am adverse to anything bigger without a regear. I did a bunch of research on leveling kits and small lifts and I decided on the Rancho.

Someday I'll go 35s, 3.5 inch lift, gears and all of it, but this should soot me for quite a while. It's all on the way.

The thing I like about Redbird is that all the trails are well-marked and described on the map. With Badlands (and granted I'm taking this all from YouTube videos and internet) it seems like the trails are much more branching and it seems much easier to get yourself into a harder situation than you intended. It's not so much rocks that scare me but the deep water and deep mud. Even on the green trail it looks like it can get quite deep. I would like to do it with a jamboree or group event, but I'm not too keen on going out there and sinking my rig by myself, lol.
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If you don't mind me asking what is your budget for the lift? Are you tall? Im 6'2" and have a 3" lift with 35's and it's not easy to get in to...you can do a 2.5-3" and be fine...plus when going higher than 3" alot more is needed to keep your rig handling nicely....2 or 4 door also? You plan on fenders at all?
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If you don't mind me asking what is your budget for the lift? Are you tall? Im 6'2" and have a 3" lift with 35's and it's not easy to get in to...you can do a 2.5-3" and be fine...plus when going higher than 3" alot more is needed to keep your rig handling nicely....2 or 4 door also? You plan on fenders at all?
I have a pretty good idea of all that's needed for that much lift which is why I am not planning on doing that any time soon. When i do something, i want to do it right. Ive also looked at a lot of jeeps with 35s and dont want to stuff too big a tire on a minimum amount of lift. All in all, 35s just arent right for me right now.

I'm spending less than $1000 on this 2" plan. At which point it will be ready for 285/70s or maybe 285/75s, but the reports on those are mixed as far as what i am comfortable sacrificing with 3.73s and also gets into that "stuffed" territory that I'm trying to avoid. Its a 4dr and I'm 6'1"
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You gonna do the install?
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You gonna do the install?
Yup, just picked up a couple of wrenches I was missing so should be good to go. Can't wait!
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Not far from me at at all.

Say hi if you see me around Muncie, New Castle, Mooreland or Losantville.

Or looking at the cheap TJ's over at Motion.
Do you work/own Motion? I don't live far from there, down the road from Province Pond.
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Do you work/own Motion? I don't live far from there, down the road from Province Pond.
No. I just check out their jeeps once in awhile. Never bought one from them but the guy i think is the owner has been friendly to me when I've been there.

I'm about10 minutes or so from Summit Lake, south and west of Losantville.
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That's cool, I have never really checked out their jeeps. A while back I saw several on craiglist and then most he had were high mileage and salvage titles so I never really paid much attention.
I used to live right at Summit Lake, our house was near the north east edge of the property. We moved from there back in 2012.
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Hello,
I’m in northwest Indiana, closer to Milwaukee than Indianapolis so I rarely make it south of badlands and haven’t wheeled anywhere else. The wife and I are renting a cabin between Nashville and bloomington in July and I was hoping someone could recommend some scenic drives in the area, we’re bringing our basset hounds with us so probably not looking to go wheeling but maybe some fire road type stuff if anyone knows of any.
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I’m in northwest Indiana, closer to Milwaukee than Indianapolis so I rarely make it south of badlands and haven’t wheeled anywhere else. The wife and I are renting a cabin between Nashville and bloomington in July and I was hoping someone could recommend some scenic drives in the area, we’re bringing our basset hounds with us so probably not looking to go wheeling but maybe some fire road type stuff if anyone knows of any.
I don't know of any fire roads either, but that whole area is beautiful as far as twisty pavement roads in and around Brown County. I used to take my motorcycle from Bloomington to Bean Blossom on 45, then south on 135 through Nashville and Story, west on 58 and then north on 446 over Lake Monroe and back to Bloomington. It's a nice drive with the jeep all opened up even though it's not wheeling.

Last summer i caught wind of a place that is supposed to be the "Stonehenge of Indiana" and supposedly west of Story. The road got as bad as rough gravel of significant grades, but I never did find whatever that landmark is.

The "fire road" type of exploring is something I'm curious in as well. Hopefully someone else knows more.
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I don't know of any fire roads either, but that whole area is beautiful as far as twisty pavement roads in and around Brown County. I used to take my motorcycle from Bloomington to Bean Blossom on 45, then south on 135 through Nashville and Story, west on 58 and then north on 446 over Lake Monroe and back to Bloomington. It's a nice drive with the jeep all opened up even though it's not wheeling.

Last summer i caught wind of a place that is supposed to be the "Stonehenge of Indiana" and supposedly west of Story. The road got as bad as rough gravel of significant grades, but I never did find whatever that landmark is.

The "fire road" type of exploring is something I'm curious in as well. Hopefully someone else knows more.
If you get any more information on the ďStonehenge of IndianaĒ, be sure to let us know. Iíd like to check that out too.

Iím from the Grant County/Marion, IN area.
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I don't know of any fire roads either, but that whole area is beautiful as far as twisty pavement roads in and around Brown County. I used to take my motorcycle from Bloomington to Bean Blossom on 45, then south on 135 through Nashville and Story, west on 58 and then north on 446 over Lake Monroe and back to Bloomington. It's a nice drive with the jeep all opened up even though it's not wheeling.

Last summer i caught wind of a place that is supposed to be the "Stonehenge of Indiana" and supposedly west of Story. The road got as bad as rough gravel of significant grades, but I never did find whatever that landmark is.

The "fire road" type of exploring is something I'm curious in as well. Hopefully someone else knows more.
If you get any more information on the “Stonehenge of Indiana”, be sure to let us know. I’d like to check that out too.

I’m from the Grant County/Marion, IN area.
I haven't been back yet, but I did figure out where it is. Google knows everything as it turns out. Lol
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I’d love to see an Indiana club start somewhere!
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I’d love to see an Indiana club start somewhere!
Thereís a few out there already. I know fir sure of Hoosier Wranglers and Northwest Indiana Jeepers and I think thereís and Indiana Jeepsters.
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I√ā¬íd love to see an Indiana club start somewhere!
There’s a few out there already. I know fir sure of Hoosier Wranglers and Northwest Indiana Jeepers and I think there’s and Indiana Jeepsters.
How do you connect with them? I’m not on Facebook. Do they have websites?

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