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: First time

06-13-2009, 10:34 PM
My wife and I took the JK to Green Ridge State Forrest to take it off road for the first time. It's a stock X 6-speed with 17" wheels and the 3.73 gears and rear locker. It wasn't quite as mild a trail as I expected. It's 18 miles long with a lot of water and mud. There's a few rocks but nothing that made me think I might hit something. Some of the hills were very steep and a couple were tough because you went into a mud pit, then a sharp turn and a steep upgrade. I owned a 1980 CJ and I was very impressed with my JK today. Even with the stock tires, I had no issues. Only one time did I start to bog down slightly, but I gave her some gas and she jumped out of the mud and grabbed onto the hill. I did stall out once early on. A branch swiped my wife and she let out a yelp and it distracted me and I stalled.:shaking:

06-13-2009, 11:47 PM
pics or it didn't happen... :D

06-14-2009, 12:11 AM

Proud Rebel
06-14-2009, 12:45 AM
Yes that is the rule... no pics or else.:thefinger:Kinda makes ya feel loved don't it?

06-14-2009, 10:40 AM
Does the one in my avatar count? I forgot to bring my camera and just had my phone, so I just snapped the one during a break for nature's call.

06-19-2009, 11:01 AM
Yes that is the rule... no pics or else.:thefinger:Kinda makes ya feel loved don't it?

06-20-2009, 10:23 PM
Sorry about the "tough love" but good job and continued enjoyment.


06-20-2009, 10:47 PM
Good work!

06-21-2009, 08:06 PM
Glad you like the JK. Continued enjoyment :beer:

07-05-2009, 12:52 PM
We went back a 2nd time this weekend and took some better pictures:

07-05-2009, 02:40 PM
Sweet and enjoy.

07-05-2009, 03:13 PM
looks like fun! man i wish the mud and water i had to play with in florida. far from it here in the desert!

07-05-2009, 03:19 PM
Good pix!

Welcome to the zoo. Love the color - Astros Red!

Proud Rebel
07-05-2009, 04:11 PM
Much better, lovely color choice!!