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Off Roading in a 2014 Willy's Wheeler

Just got a new Willy's Wheeler JK, and handed my 2012 sport down to the wife. The only thing I've done is upgrade to 33x12 duratrecs on 16x8 rims. I like the look of the jeep sitting low, and have a baby on the way that will need a car seat, so a lift isn't in my near future...

Question is, how much offroading can I do with my current setup? There seems to be decent tire clearance without a lift but haven't seen it on a trail yet. Is the willy's wheeler setup good enough to hit the trails?
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Just got a new Willy's Wheeler JK, and handed my 2012 sport down to the wife. The only thing I've done is upgrade to 33x12 duratrecs on 16x8 rims. I like the look of the jeep sitting low, and have a baby on the way that will need a car seat, so a lift isn't in my near future...

Question is, how much offroading can I do with my current setup? There seems to be decent tire clearance without a lift but haven't seen it on a trail yet. Is the willy's wheeler setup good enough to hit the trails?
Does it have a trail rated badge?

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From what I've seen these things do you will be pleasantly surprised with it's capability. I've seen car tired sport models do some actual wheeling. Not ultra4 but definitely a good time. I've always said it's not off roading if a rental/ beater can do it. Although I'm sure many of you have done amazing things in a rented sebring convertible or clapped out k car.
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Just got a new Willy's Wheeler JK . . . only thing I've done is upgrade to 33x12 Duratracs on 16x8 rims . . . a lift isn't in my near future...

Question is, how much offroading can I do with my current setup? There seems to be decent tire clearance without a lift but haven't seen it on a trail yet. Is the willy's wheeler setup good enough to hit the trails?
You are good to go! Start out easy, don't be a hero, and go see what it'll do.
Read up first (search box at top right of screen) on what to take along for basic preparedness, and go have fun!

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From what I've seen these things do you will be pleasantly surprised with it's capability.
Although I'm sure many of you have done amazing things in a rented sebring convertible or clapped out k car.
We saw two tweekers in a shitbox Chevette waaaay back in National Forest land, and had no idea how they got there.
They were sketchy cretins, obviously paranoid about us being near their gold claim or pot grow, so we didn't stop to ask.

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