Anybody here still like to go offroading?
Oops! I was checking frequently at first, but with low activity, I didn't check often to know you posted. I'm still new to off-roading and I cheated compared to those really into it and experienced in what fails and in doing modifications, so I'm not the best one to ask about modifications except I know tire choice goes a long way in capabilities. A friend who once worked with me was always breaking parts on his truck and replacing them with heavy duty and even after he got it very reliable, he installed an under hood welder because there is still always the possibility of things breaking. That and it was also the extremes of the way he would drive and push the limits. I say I cheated because I haven't put in all the years of mishaps and breakages and replacements and modifications as my friend. I cheated because instead, I simply bought what was already tested and proven and even off-road race proven by the manufacturer. Reliability is so high that I expect I will not gain experience with failures. I do my own mechanical work and the quality of the parts are impressive and they are built to last and not fail. My vehicle was getting a lot of looks from a small crowd that gathered when I went to a hot rod show. I was just parked and not part of the show. One of them asked me what modifications I've done. I said the manufacturer already figured all that out and there isn't really anything left to improve because they already did that to the highest extreme. It's off-road race proven in the TransSiberian by beating all competition by a lot! No need to change a thing. Having cheated that way, I have no experience with modifications. But, I am a strong advocate of supplies for the situations and trips you plan.
Any advise on what mods I should go for other than mud tires?
I will soon. I just have to make my truck off-road worthy.
Skylarz and group, Merry Christmas! I propose winter offroading can be more fun, greater learning experiences and safer when done as a group of two vehicles (or more), so let's plan a group adventure! Considering pushing the limits of traction capabilities and winter conditions with weather that can quickly change when we're quite a ways from being back on good roads, I propose we go as a group, so I post here rather than private message because others might be interested, too. There's safety in numbers. I have an annual pass for Utah State Parks and added all of the winterizing and off road accessories*, so I'm also looking at off road winter fun which will include ice fishing. *Winterized for Offroading: No need to stay in on snow days! New AGM batteries for both vehicles. The new Blizzak Tires: The vehicle is certainly built strong to handle rough terrain well and not just crawling either, so to realize and enjoy it's potential, I oversized the tire selection to maximum diameter and width and with greater than usual tread depth on the snow tires with a 2800 pound load capacity per tire. The larger diameter will increase my ground clearance and go over roughness, bumps and holes better with less risk of damage on the snow covered off road trails. I added tow straps (most likely not needed for me). Come Along Winch Full size shovel Plenty of windshield washer fluid 0W-40 oil RainX and anti-fog SPOT Trace Satellite GPS location / communication Food, water, warm clothing ... Safety and rescue equipment Ice Fishing Equipment Aside from good choices of equipment and accessories, a most important part of the winterizing package is me. I'm very physically fit (bicycle racer specializing in the 100 mile races of large events that includes professional racers) and hardened to winter cold. I'm a problem solver. I have a multitude of skills and excellent physical endurance with a never give up mindset for success and I thrive in adversities far beyond the tolerance of most. I have plenty of accumulated vacation time, so my availability is high with advance notice. I enjoy being part of adventures. Let's plan ice fishing adventures that includes offroading!
I'm new to offroading. I just started with this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_EwADV0NRU I just set it up with the ultimate in tires for offroad winter trails to remote ice fishing locations and another set of wheels with sand tires for my surf fishing and driving on loose beach sand. They tell me it will get stuck, but look at the video. Besides, beaches are level. I got a tow strap to tow out the stuck Jeeps. ;)
Great to see some off-roading people on here. Recently installed the new set of Nitto tires we ordered from 4WheelOnline for the Wrangler and we'll test it out next week. We're planning for trail riding and fishing for a week soon, probably 2nd week of January.
I do off-roading with some of my friends. I have a TJ with 3.5" lift. Unfortunately, the differential of my rig has a problem that needs to be repaired. Planning to fix it next week so that I can go back to the trails next month. Edit: See FAQ above for the rules of this site, links are not allowed for new members.
any offroading plans for this year?
you can count me in, tho I am not adventurous as most.
I love it. Sometimes my truck doesn't though.
who doesn't like to 4wheel these days?
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