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What trail only rig would you chose? If you had to do it again-or for the first time...

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by stealthmode, Feb 12, 2020.

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Whats rig of choice?

  1. Jeep Cherokee (prior to 2000s)

    6 vote(s)
    8.0%
  2. Jeep XJ

    15 vote(s)
    20.0%
  3. Ford Bronco II

    2 vote(s)
    2.7%
  4. Ford Ranger (solid front axle)

    2 vote(s)
    2.7%
  5. Taco Sauce Only

    48 vote(s)
    64.0%
  6. Jeep Grand Cherokee

    2 vote(s)
    2.7%
  1. Feb 26, 2020 at 1:42 PM
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    stealthmode

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  2. Feb 26, 2020 at 1:49 PM
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    The TJ with dual Dana 44s and a 4:1 lo-range is the trail rig to beat unless were talking full custom.....

    But if its only to run trails I'd be looking at Can Am or Polaris.
     
  3. Feb 26, 2020 at 2:39 PM
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    This popped up today. :pccoffee:
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  4. Feb 27, 2020 at 7:56 AM
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    SxSs suck for hardcore 'wheeling just based on the lack of low range gearing and decent torque. They're meant to go fast, yet people think they can run them in the rocks. It's one of the biggest reasons many trails are in worse shape than they were ten years ago.
     
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  5. Feb 27, 2020 at 8:16 AM
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    Not all SxS drivers are that way. Sadly many are, but i've seen just as many guys in trucks hauling butt around blind corners. I try to stick to the dunes with my SxS (as there aren't many legal places to ride near Seattle), but I also use it quite a bit for Search and Rescue around here.
     
  6. Feb 27, 2020 at 12:41 PM
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    OP, you guys have access to imports we cannot get in the states. 80 series LC are rock solid stock, and I’d go back to one of those in a heartbeat. Pick up an import diesel 80, and enjoy.
     
  7. Feb 28, 2020 at 12:22 PM
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    I agree. The little tires on them and their treads are like shovels. In my area trail closures are common because of the rutting they cause. Although on the other hand it does add some nice obstacles in places lol.

    But yeah i think quads and vehicles should have their own playgrounds but that's another story
     
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  8. Feb 28, 2020 at 12:24 PM
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    How much these go for?? I havent seen too many but I know they are idiot proof 4x4. perfect for me:rolleyes:
     
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    Import ones with the diesel are anywhere from 10-19k, my one owner gasser from Cali was in between that, but I've got three lockers and full floating axles. She fits 35s right outta the box too.
     
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    In other news. Called dealership today for a windshield quote and 250 for aftermarket "thinner glass" and 435 all in for OEM glass.


    ALSO I was unaware of the safety recall for the frame. I guess mine needs some "cnc" or something coating? Not sure exactly the acronym he used. And they are taking it for 5 days..... :bananadead:
    So they are giving me a rental. Anyone else up here have this recall done ?
     
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    That's rich for my blood. But good call on the LC. Originally when I thought of this project I started on the LC but they were few and far between on the used market (gas engine).


    How about one of these instead ??:rofl: just found this during some reading.

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    Screenshot_20200228-133952_Facebook.jpg :transformer:
     
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    I'm doing everything all wrong anyway. I daily the 13mpg locked cruiser on 33s. Wheel the little 1st Gen taco (on my 3rd one) and race my 300zx. :/
     
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  13. Mar 2, 2020 at 5:11 PM
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    Their stock tires are damn near the same size as a Tacoma and most of the rock crawling SxS are rolling around on tires just as tall as yours - on a vehicle with way better approach, departure, and break over angles. They have low range, they have lockers, and they have traction control. They're so capable that they "take the fun out of it" in the sense that need a fraction of the driver skill to get through the same obstacle as a full size vehicle.

    You should tell all the SxS at KOH that they can't run rocks. Because they're the least modified vehicles there and they're beating plenty of full size vehicles.

    Trail damage is a result of all the skinny pedal that they can tolerate in comparison to a full size vehicle. But that's a driver issue, not a hardware issue.
     
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  14. Mar 5, 2020 at 5:00 AM
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    Never seen a SxS with a t-case, but I'll admit that I'm not knowledgeable about them. What I have seen is them being used and abused on trails where properly built Jeeps and other crawlers maneuver with ease; on top of that, the SxSs are usually as thick as flies on shit, and they use the skinny pedal to go EVERYWHERE. So, yes, that's how trails are being destroyed. It ain't by my Jeep running 235:1 gear reduction. Maybe my opinion of them would be different if, using your extremely isolated example, there were more KOH-capable SxSs out there. Go run your average CO or UT trail and I guarantee you those aren't the ones you'll see.
     
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  15. Apr 19, 2020 at 11:04 AM
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    I’d get a range rover classic, hands down. Solid axles, long travel coil springs that are so soft they make any terrain comfortable, heavy duty components that withstand offroad abuse well, Easy to work on. It’ll leak everything and the motors bound to blow eventually, but it’ll get ya home
     

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