This is an amazing thread! I'm based out of North Jersey in the Maplewood/South Orange area. I belong to the NORA Adventure Club based out of Ellenville NY. I have a bone stock JLUR 6-speed manual (well at least for one week more lol) and have wheeled the greens at RC and most recently the greens on the western course at AOAA.
This is next to whale back (think that's what's it called) at AOAA
This one we took a break for one of the more built jeeps to do a harder trail (think it was black)
Here I'm at Rauch Creek with a bent front plate after reversing over a log. We called my Jeep Daffy Duck for the rest of the day
Not exciting I know but have to start somewhere lol.
My jeep goes in this weekend at OK4WD for a AEV 2.5 inch lift, rear tire carrier and small 35's (315/70/17 KO2's) and I will be heading to NOVA Trailfest for the Saturday ride on the 20th.
As i'm not yet armored and this is a shakedown ride, so hoping to find a group at the Trailfest event that will do greens and maybe a few easy blues. Here is hoping. I'm building this rig to be more of an explorer as opposed to a rock crawler but would like to test its capabilities.
Hope to spot you there and say hello!
Waiting for the rest of the parts to come and in September will have a front bumper, winch and 4.88 gears installed (love the low gearing with the clutch pedal).
Sorry for the hijack!
No worries. I would like everyone to post on this thread. Some things may not be useful to all, but may be useful to some.
As far as Trailfest this year, I was planning to go up with LIOR, but it will be the weekend I get back from vacation. I'm probably gonna skip this year.