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Who Needs 4wd?

Ever since I got the 97 ZJ I've been itching to have it earn it's Jeep name under my care.

Today, it did just that. I managed not to get stuck at all, and hit some pretty nice trails. Here are just a few photos and vids. Both Jeeps are 2wd, we had a Friend come with us that had a Dodge Ram Diesel 4x4 but a pin hole leak in his radiator ended his fun at the start of the trail.

I will say, with low tread front tires, basically new rear tires (used) the Jeep exceed my expectations. Once it made it through one area I would go further in to see how far she could go. But what really got me, I started the jeep around 11 o clock, and did not turn it off til after 4 after traveling 20 miles there and back, then playing around for 3-4 hours and I barely used any fuel. I started with 3/4 tank and now just lil close to the half way mark.








Showing off that stock flex!




















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For what it is worth, I realize the trails were not that hardcore, but was what I considered beyond a Stock Jeeps limits atleast a 2WD at that. For those wondering, Jeep did not have fog lights factory, or Front recovery tow hooks. I am one foglight and Autoheadlamp sw away from having them.

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Nice job, Devan!

Nice looking playground too. Beautiful place to find trails.
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Did you pick up aftermarket front hooks? I had a friend get his jeep (like yours but white and 4x4) stuck and crazy hung up, When I tried to pull him from the front with my 2500HD (No space to get in behind him) It bent his hook and snapped the tow strap!

Just a forewarning for ya.

Now I have to come down there one day with my truck to play haha!
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Did you pick up aftermarket front hooks? I had a friend get his jeep (like yours but white and 4x4) stuck and crazy hung up, When I tried to pull him from the front with my 2500HD (No space to get in behind him) It bent his hook and snapped the tow strap!

Just a forewarning for ya.

Now I have to come down there one day with my truck to play haha!
They were on a Zj like mine at the junkyard. The Mounting Brackets are Factory deals and bolt in the frame with about 7 bolts. The hooks say they are 10,00lbs rated hooks. I have yet to test them out though. I knew I was going to take the jeep out sooner or later and wanted proper recovery ability if I got stuck.
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i love mudding but hate mud!! lol
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You gonna clean that waffle house parking lot looks like the jeep took a dump!

Looks like you had as much fun with a 2wd as you would with 4wd.

Same ground clearance just pushin' not pullin'.

Let me know when you want to sell!
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I think my computer is glitchin', I don't see a Jeep in the last 4 pics, all I see is mud!

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