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My jeep isn't anything special only thing not stock are wheels and street tires ( put on from PO) and bushwhacker fender flares that I installed. Even though almost stock with a six speed I was very impressed. I was getting though some trails easier than most of the Cherokees with lift kits and mud tires.
 

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Trevor C 98tj said:
Looks great! My advice is taking the things on the out side of your front bumper off.
Haha yeah actually the night before I was pondering while trying to sleep if I should take them off. I was like naa they will be fine, sure enough I went over a small tree trunk it snapped upward and broke the rear passenger one almost off lol. Oh well next time I will know better :)
 

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ditch the jugs all they do is end up doing is holding dirt
Great lookin jeep though
 

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i trashed the back passenger jug when i back into a tree
 

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02tj-clayton said:
i trashed the back passenger jug when i back into a tree
Thanks, I've been saving my money for almost a year and I think I'm about ready to buy a zone 3" lift, some 33" tires, and ACE brand TJ rock sliders. My brain is telling me to just buy them already but my pocket thinks the opposite lol
 

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33s are nice
I wantto go back to 35s but my mpg would drop worse than a old caddy
if u have a welder you can/should make your own sliders/steps
thats next in my long list of mods
 

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ddjeeper said:
My jeep isn't anything special only thing not stock are wheels and street tires ( put on from PO) and bushwhacker fender flares that I installed. Even though almost stock with a six speed I was very impressed. I was getting though some trails easier than most of the Cherokees with lift kits and mud tires.
Good for you!! You will discover that 90% of successful off road driving is about driver skill, and not the equipment.. However, the single best mod, (in my opinion), is to install a selectable rear locker.. They are about the same cost as a moderately priced 4" lift kit, ( properly installed) but will get you way down the trail, up, over, and out of unimaginable places.. That single mod, when you're ready to do it, will make your jeep, easily twice as capable off road as it is now..
That's not R/C park,, where is that? Good luck and have fun ..
 

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Good for you!! You will discover that 90% of successful off road driving is about driver skill, and not the equipment.. However, the single best mod, (in my opinion), is to install a selectable rear locker.. They are about the same cost as a moderately priced 4" lift kit, ( properly installed) but will get you way down the trail, up, over, and out of unimaginable places.. That single mod, when you're ready to do it, will make your jeep, easily twice as capable off road as it is now..
That's not R/C park,, where is that? Good luck and have fun ..
yeah I've been told to get lockers, I haven't done much research into them but they are on my list. And this park is Bundy Hill in Jerome Michigan.
 

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33s are nice
I wantto go back to 35s but my mpg would drop worse than a old caddy
if u have a welder you can/should make your own sliders/steps
thats next in my long list of mods
Id like to go to 35s but i was told that the stock axles cant handle them, but I'm not sure. And getting rails welded up is a great idea but ACE is a michigan born company, I'm from michigan and I would like to help out local businesses :)
 

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Good for you!! You will discover that 90% of successful off road driving is about driver skill, and not the equipment.. However, the single best mod, (in my opinion), is to install a selectable rear locker.. They are about the same cost as a moderately priced 4" lift kit, ( properly installed) but will get you way down the trail, up, over, and out of unimaginable places.. That single mod, when you're ready to do it, will make your jeep, easily twice as capable off road as it is now..
That's not R/C park,, where is that? Good luck and have fun ..
I agree on the locker but I'd rather fit one to the front.
 

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What would the difference be between front and rear lockers? Just curious
I actually have front and rear lockers, and the one in front is used very rarely, ( rocks and heavy mud ) and only when my straight line has been selected, it can be very difficult to steer around a tight corner when the front locker is engaged, whereas when the rear is locked up, steering in not impeded.. Others like the locker action up front. If lots of heavy rock crawling is the order of the day, then yes, front locker 1st,, trail riding, with occasional stretches of difficult obstacles, rear locker..
 

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I actually have front and rear lockers, and the one in front is used very rarely, ( rocks and heavy mud ) and only when my straight line has been selected, it can be very difficult to steer around a tight corner when the front locker is engaged, whereas when the rear is locked up, steering in not impeded.. Others like the locker action up front. If lots of heavy rock crawling is the order of the day, then yes, front locker 1st,, trail riding, with occasional stretches of difficult obstacles, rear locker..
Oh okay good to know thanks guys
 

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i too just went for my first time. 2in lift on 31s new front and rear bumpers and winch. thats all i did to it. was very impressed with its capability. started getting very confident and got it stuck in a mud pit i had no buisness driving through. thank goodness i got the winch.
 

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i too just went for my first time. 2in lift on 31s new front and rear bumpers and winch. thats all i did to it. was very impressed with its capability. started getting very confident and got it stuck in a mud pit i had no buisness driving through. thank goodness i got the winch.
Yeah I want to get bumpers and a winch bad but I don't have the money lol and I've the same thing went into a mud hole I shouldn't have and had to call some friends to get me out lol
 
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