DanN427

Active Member
First Name
Dan
Joined
Apr 13, 2021
Messages
28
Reaction score
65
Location
Long Island, NY
Vehicle(s)
2021 Firecracker Red Wrangler Rubicon 4Xe
Took my Rubicon 4Xe out to Rausch Creek Offroading Park in PA to do some wheeling last Sunday with my brother in his Rubicon 4Xe and my friend in his JL Sahara.

I don't know what hurts more, my body from all the rocking and rolling we did, or my face from the non-stop laughing and smiling we were doing!!

We got muddy, we got twisted, we got dusty, and WE HAD A BLAST!!

Bonus to the day: we completed Trail 11 and all earned our first Jeep Badge of Honor!!

I used electric as much as I could to get a good feel for the torque and WOW.. some power!! In 4-LO, there seemed to be a lot of whining, slipping and very slow-going in Hybrid, but once we switched from D to M and set 3rd or 4th gear, it improved immensely.

We tried out the hill decent / accent control and it worked incredibly well.

We also had the sway bars disconnected, and tried the lockers on Trail 11 in the rutted ravine section. Holy crap what a difference it made!! It was unreal!

Basically, we used every off-road option the Jeep had available to use, (even tire-fill assist), and I am more than impressed. This is my first Jeep, and I can honestly say that I don't know if I would ever own another vehicle!!

Mike from Off Road Consulting and Driving Instruction was a wonderful guide who let us figure it out on our own, but made sure we were doing it right every time. We highly recommend him!!

So many photos and videos to go through, but here are a few of the highlights:

236092551_10226320846156503_7017010716564969456_n.jpg


234387423_10226323106493010_3087211691009726542_n.jpg


236206537_10226320844116452_8929708116624747815_n(1).jpg


235974041_10226320843116427_6312157584366195551_n(1).jpg




233463310_10226320839836345_6323567429475510064_n(1).jpg


236118440_10226320847636540_8620502406613460593_n.jpg
Advertisement

 

PA-Punkn

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 21, 2020
Messages
426
Reaction score
1,331
Location
Philly
Vehicle(s)
2020 JLR 3.6L 8AT, 2012 BMW 328 xDrive Wagon 6MT, 2002 BMW 330 Cabrio 5MT
Occupation
IT
Vehicle Showcase
3
Congrats on a great off road outing! Gotta go for your Crawler Ridge Badge next time out ;)
 
OP
OP
DanN427

DanN427

Active Member
First Name
Dan
Joined
Apr 13, 2021
Messages
28
Reaction score
65
Location
Long Island, NY
Vehicle(s)
2021 Firecracker Red Wrangler Rubicon 4Xe
Congrats on a great off road outing! Gotta go for your Crawler Ridge Badge next time out ;)
Thanks!! It was a BLAST!!

Have you done Crawler Ridge? Is it really the 5-9 that the Jeep BOH app says it is??

I'm sitting stock suspension with 35's.
 

PA-Punkn

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 21, 2020
Messages
426
Reaction score
1,331
Location
Philly
Vehicle(s)
2020 JLR 3.6L 8AT, 2012 BMW 328 xDrive Wagon 6MT, 2002 BMW 330 Cabrio 5MT
Occupation
IT
Vehicle Showcase
3
Have you done Crawler Ridge? Is it really the 5-9 that the Jeep BOH app says it is??
Sure have, did with my 2 Door Rubi when it was still on the stock 33's no lift, but had diff and LCA skids. I took the route on the far left of the ridge, the route on the far right is supposed to be easier though. You should at least check it out to see if you feel comfortable trying to tackle.

That said, Crawl Daddy (the 3rd BoH at RC) requires a much more modified rig.


20200913_140240.jpg
 

Zombienation

Active Member
First Name
Doug
Joined
Jun 8, 2021
Messages
26
Reaction score
21
Location
South Jersey
Vehicle(s)
2015 Mustang GT, 4xe Sahara on order
Looks awesome! I want to take my Sahara 4xe there soon. How did the Sahara keep up with your Rubicon’s on the trails?
 
OP
OP
DanN427

DanN427

Active Member
First Name
Dan
Joined
Apr 13, 2021
Messages
28
Reaction score
65
Location
Long Island, NY
Vehicle(s)
2021 Firecracker Red Wrangler Rubicon 4Xe
Looks awesome! I want to take my Sahara 4xe there soon. How did the Sahara keep up with your Rubicon’s on the trails?
If it wasn't for the running boards he had on his Sahara, he would've been able to complete every obstacle!! He only had to take a bypass twice.

I was super impressed on how well his Jeep performed!!
 
Last edited:

bkinnj

Well-Known Member
First Name
Brandon
Joined
Feb 23, 2021
Messages
64
Reaction score
56
Location
NJ
Vehicle(s)
'18 DDRT / '21 JLUR4xe
Hit me up when you're going again. On my list to go tackle soon
 

oceanblue2019

Well-Known Member
First Name
John
Joined
Apr 13, 2019
Messages
2,750
Reaction score
4,023
Location
Maryland
Vehicle(s)
2019 JLUR 2.0L Auto
Occupation
Metrology
Sure have, did with my 2 Door Rubi when it was still on the stock 33's no lift, but had diff and LCA skids. I took the route on the far left of the ridge, the route on the far right is supposed to be easier though. You should at least check it out to see if you feel comfortable trying to tackle.

That said, Crawl Daddy (the 3rd BoH at RC) requires a much more modified rig.


20200913_140240.jpg
Trail 11, Crawler Ridge, and Crawl Daddy can all be done with stock Rubicons without using any bypasses; perhaps depending on conditions even other models.

Take the Off Road Consulting badge-of-honor ride and they'll help you find the line through, and teach you a lot in the process. If you have an instructor choice as they often split it up choose Kyle - he'll show you the way. ;)

It's not the machine that limits us on these trails; it's the mind behind the wheel.....
 

shekmark

Well-Known Member
First Name
Mark
Joined
Jul 21, 2019
Messages
549
Reaction score
392
Location
Manasquan, NJ
Vehicle(s)
2018 JLUR
Occupation
Yes
Vehicle Showcase
1
I love Rausch Creek. Can't wait to go back, but none of the coming classes work for me. Lots of Sunday classes. It is a 3 hour drive so I like Saturday or Friday. Ugh. I won't go without an instructor or a follow the leader. Kyle is great. I don't know the other guy. I just looked up Badge of honor rides. Sept 12 and Nov 7th . Both Sundays. I may be able to work out the Sept 12 but not Nov 7th. . Probably go out the night before.
 
Last edited:

FunWagon

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 1, 2017
Messages
342
Reaction score
401
Location
New Jersey
Vehicle(s)
JK
Took my Rubicon 4Xe out to Rausch Creek Offroading Park in PA to do some wheeling last Sunday with my brother in his Rubicon 4Xe and my
...
Hit me up when you're going again. On my list to go tackle soon
I love Rausch Creek. Can't wait to go back, but none of the coming classes work for me. Lots of Sunday classes. It is a 3 hour drive so I like Saturday or Friday. Ugh. I won't go without an instructor or a follow the leader. Kyle is great. I don't know the other guy. I just looked up Badge of honor rides. Sept 12 and Nov 7th . Both Sundays. I may be able to work one of those. . Probably go out the night before.
Me too. I would like to join next trip to Rausch Creek. Haven’t been there in a very very long time. Now have a 2021 Rubicon, manual, half doors. From central NJ. No badges of honor yet.
 

shekmark

Well-Known Member
First Name
Mark
Joined
Jul 21, 2019
Messages
549
Reaction score
392
Location
Manasquan, NJ
Vehicle(s)
2018 JLUR
Occupation
Yes
Vehicle Showcase
1
Me too. I would like to join next trip to Rausch Creek. Haven’t been there in a very very long time. Now have a 2021 Rubicon, manual, half doors. From central NJ. No badges of honor yet.
Looks like only Sept 12th could work for me. see if my better half is up for the trip. I have trail 11 Badge. Don't recall it being difficult. Crawl Daddy is listed as a red. Probably would not do that . Maybe there are easier ways around. The website says damage is likely. I want to be able to drive home. The other one, Crawler Ridge sound good. Anyone here know more about Crawl Daddy?
 
OP
OP
DanN427

DanN427

Active Member
First Name
Dan
Joined
Apr 13, 2021
Messages
28
Reaction score
65
Location
Long Island, NY
Vehicle(s)
2021 Firecracker Red Wrangler Rubicon 4Xe
I love Rausch Creek. Can't wait to go back, but none of the coming classes work for me. Lots of Sunday classes. It is a 3 hour drive so I like Saturday or Friday. Ugh. I won't go without an instructor or a follow the leader. Kyle is great. I don't know the other guy. I just looked up Badge of honor rides. Sept 12 and Nov 7th . Both Sundays. I may be able to work out the Sept 12 but not Nov 7th. . Probably go out the night before.
We didn't go on one of the BOH days... when we got there we spoke with our guide and told him we wanted to do Trail 11... talk to them when you book and let them know what trails you want to complete.
 

3VOLVE

Well-Known Member
First Name
Joe
Joined
Dec 24, 2019
Messages
328
Reaction score
495
Location
Northern Virginia
Vehicle(s)
2019 JLUR
Thanks!! It was a BLAST!!

Have you done Crawler Ridge? Is it really the 5-9 that the Jeep BOH app says it is??

I'm sitting stock suspension with 35's.
It can be an easy or challenging based on weather alone. That being said, it can easily be overcome with a goof spotter and patience.


…. Crawl Daddy is listed as a red. Probably would not do that . Maybe there are easier ways around. The website says damage is likely. I want to be able to drive home. The other one, Crawler Ridge sound good. Anyone here know more about Crawl Daddy?
My buddy and I drove up from Virginia and wheeled all day. We hit Crawl Daddy first and my buddy conquered it, in his stock 2021 JLUR 4Xe, with a couple of scratches on his skid plates.

8677A3BF-B714-4037-AB22-722EA1F7E426.jpeg
View attachment 504085
8677A3BF-B714-4037-AB22-722EA1F7E426.jpeg
 

Attachments

  • 0 bytes Views: 0

oceanblue2019

Well-Known Member
First Name
John
Joined
Apr 13, 2019
Messages
2,750
Reaction score
4,023
Location
Maryland
Vehicle(s)
2019 JLUR 2.0L Auto
Occupation
Metrology
It can be an easy or challenging based on weather alone. That being said, it can easily be overcome with a goof spotter and patience.




My buddy and I drove up from Virginia and wheeled all day. We hit Crawl Daddy first and my buddy conquered it, in his stock 2021 JLUR 4Xe, with a couple of scratches on his skid plates.

8677A3BF-B714-4037-AB22-722EA1F7E426.jpeg
View attachment 504085
8677A3BF-B714-4037-AB22-722EA1F7E426.jpeg
Try that with a Tesla ;)
 

shekmark

Well-Known Member
First Name
Mark
Joined
Jul 21, 2019
Messages
549
Reaction score
392
Location
Manasquan, NJ
Vehicle(s)
2018 JLUR
Occupation
Yes
Vehicle Showcase
1
It can be an easy or challenging based on weather alone. That being said, it can easily be overcome with a goof spotter and patience.




My buddy and I drove up from Virginia and wheeled all day. We hit Crawl Daddy first and my buddy conquered it, in his stock 2021 JLUR 4Xe, with a couple of scratches on his skid plates.

8677A3BF-B714-4037-AB22-722EA1F7E426.jpeg
View attachment 504085
8677A3BF-B714-4037-AB22-722EA1F7E426.jpeg
Thanks for the insight. I have no problem scratching or denting a skid. I have front and rear differential skids that could use some scratches!
 
Advertisement

Freeland Jeep
 
Advertisement
Top