Who actually takes their JL offroad?

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The first run was in August of last year. Bone stock, I didn't even have my CB installed yet. It was a learning experience I kept expecting to drag on things that I'd catch on my KL Trailhawk. I mostly run trails and backroads to enjoy the views and company. Building it up for an overlander.

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I'm from Ohio and have a cottage in northern Michigan (Leota/Harrison area). Yep that's one of the better roads. Lotsa cool trails though (mostly sand) that we spend hours enjoying the Jeep, the people, and of course the scenery.
I have been off roading and trail riding around Leota/Harrison for about 30 years. We often camp along the high banks of the Muskegon river west of Leota. Many times we drop on the trails at Harrison and run trails all the way to St. Helens. I have dirt biked, ATVed, SxSed, snowmobiled and of course Jeeped that area.

I also guide Jeep trail rides of the area many weekends a year. All season.
 

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I bought a JLR with the intention to off-road. Mods will be slow and it is currently stock with the exception of the winch. I plan to learn the differences between this and my old TJ which had been modified through three different revisions. I already know what I want to do with this one and pretty much when. It won't be nearly as heavily modified when I am done with it as many of the others here but it won't need to be to do what I want to do with it. I'm going to start with 35s and maybe progress to 37s when I have modded it as much as I plan for those, if I feel like it at the time.
 
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If by off-roading you mean taking it on service or mountain/logging roads, then yes, I do :)

But that doesn’t mean it wouldn’t be staggeringly fun, I had a blast of a time exploring all these amazing places with just a bit of light “off-roading”.
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that's beautiful!
 
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Nah, The tube rock rails performed perfectly, about 3 feet of rock rash on them, black paint to the rescue.

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ACE sliders? Thats what I have
 
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Why buy a Jeep if you're not gonna Jeep it?

You never know what you will find out there, it's a big world ...

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I do. As others have said, not a daily driver, but I do drive it daily if the weather is nice.
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I have more desert pin striping on my 2018 JLU sport than my 2012 silverado had in 7 years ( i did overland my truck but not like the jeep at all) . But ill tell you ive smiled through all off them and then some. I bought my jeep knowing i was going to scratch it but my thought process was if i did it on a trail then atleast i was smiling and laughing at the time it happened. now ill be really upset if someone hits it with a car door or shopping cart. Anyways i do my best not to damage my 37K jeep but at 10K miles each scratch is a badge of honor. Here i am going do devils staircase on broken arrow trail. only 6K miles when i did this trip!

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9800 miles on the odometer in 8 months of ownership. A good 4/5ths of those are trail, or driving-to-trail miles. Lucky to live near a bunch of good wheeling. Not as lucky as those in CO or norcal but it's pretty awesome nonetheless. The JLR is my daily / only vehicle so it does everything else too.

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I’ve owned several Jeeps and I beat the the heck out of the one I had back in the mid 80’s. From jumping it in the back of our high school to driving through anything that would get mud on it. Fast forward to my 3 week old 2020 Rubi.. I have no desire to do anything “hardcore” with my new ride. Living in VT we have lots of mild logging trails, the winters are fun and we have a healthy mud season. That’s about the extent. So, why the Rubicon?? Just cuz

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Us too. The price difference between the Sahara and the Rubi (that had everything the Sahara did, that we wanted at least) was negligible when you're looking at +$43K.

My wife has everything she wants (it's hers daily), yet it has my peace of mind that it'll go anywhere.
 

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Us too. The price difference between the Sahara and the Rubi (that had everything the Sahara did, that we wanted at least) was negligible when you're looking at +$43K.

My wife has everything she wants (it's hers daily), yet it has my peace of mind that it'll go anywhere.
I picked up the Hulk (a JLUS) because my KL Trailhawk was totalled, and I needed wheels pretty quickly. I was pretty set on it having to be Mojito!, and the Hulk was sitting on my dealer's lot. It had been driven for about a month and a half as the owner's wife's car. They paid to break it in for me. If there had been a Rubicon JLU Mojito! in the area I'd have grabbed it, but the nearest one was across the country. Zero complaints, and only the occasional "maybe the Galdiator would have been nice..."
 

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