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Old 04-20-2013, 05:37 PM   #1966
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I used to think pretty much the same way until I moved to Colorado, but my skid plate would say otherwise! There's still a lot of LEGAL "ROADS" around here that even with a front locker and 31" MTRs and a 2" lift are still impassable! Back East we'd take my clunker CJ7 and a Willy's MB just about anywhere you could think other than in deep mud.
I still remember the rental agent's face when I explained to him that the damage on the rental jeep would be covered under the insurance policy I bought because the road I was on was a signed and documented highway in the George Washington national forest... They covered it, were not happy, but the loophole they thought was big enough was just small enough they would strangle on it if they tried not to cover it.

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Old 04-20-2013, 05:51 PM   #1967
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I still remember the rental agent's face when I explained to him that the damage on the rental jeep would be covered under the insurance policy I bought because the road I was on was a signed and documented highway in the George Washington national forest... They covered it, were not happy, but the loophole they thought was big enough was just small enough they would strangle on it if they tried not to cover it.

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I know for many of the rentals in Hawaii, they disconnect the 4WD lever.
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Old 04-20-2013, 10:25 PM   #1968
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I know for many of the rentals in Hawaii, they disconnect the 4WD lever.
This was in Virginia, and there is nothing to say that you can't crawl under the jeep and move the lever by hand.
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Old 04-20-2013, 11:05 PM   #1969
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This was in Virginia, and there is nothing to say that you can't crawl under the jeep and move the lever by hand.
My story goes... Then the rental had a puncture and we had to use my OBA to get it back on the road. Rental guy brought a can of Fix-a-flat and we had a laugh... Of course there spare had a key so basically it was just for looks apparently... A lot of times now they have stipulations where you agree not to take it off-road. Doesn't make any sense to rent a Jeep and not expect someone to take it off-road even if it's just a graded fire trail.
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Old 04-21-2013, 02:55 AM   #1970
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My story goes... Then the rental had a puncture and we had to use my OBA to get it back on the road. Rental guy brought a can of Fix-a-flat and we had a laugh... Of course there spare had a key so basically it was just for looks apparently... A lot of times now they have stipulations where you agree not to take it off-road. Doesn't make any sense to rent a Jeep and not expect someone to take it off-road even if it's just a graded fire trail.
Yeah, that was where they got stuck, in my situation it was a state road, supposedly maintained... As always they verywell may have changed things.
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Old 04-21-2013, 07:16 AM   #1971
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Saw this cool Jeep out sledding last weekend.





The owner said it could not be stopped in snow. The snow was five feet deep in places and he ripped right through.
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Old 04-21-2013, 12:21 PM   #1972
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prolly doesn't even need the lockers

i would guess, though, that the Mattracks put a WHOLE LOTTA STRESS on the steering components
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Old 04-21-2013, 12:44 PM   #1973
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prolly doesn't even need the lockers

i would guess, though, that the Mattracks put a WHOLE LOTTA STRESS on the steering components
Actually, you'd want to ensure you're always in 4-wheel drive and if equipped with lockers, I'd lock 'em.

You don't want any one of the four track assemblies being pushed. At work we had a set installed on an ATV. After some issues the mechanics put a sticker on the transfer case switch stating the machine was to always be left in 4x4 with lockers locked.
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Old 04-21-2013, 01:54 PM   #1974
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prolly doesn't even need the lockers

i would guess, though, that the Mattracks put a WHOLE LOTTA STRESS on the steering components
Those are not Mattracks either. http://www.americantracktruck.com/

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Old 04-25-2013, 08:52 AM   #1975
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Asked about the FJ
Asked about the XJ
Bought a TJ.

Don't have it yet, next week. PO is fixing rear main seal and windshield.


Next: Finding where to go in Co.
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:25 AM   #1976
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:31 AM   #1977
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I have a hard top for it, not sure if i want it or not. My father has a TJ as well which he bought a year before this one was made and he purchased a hard top for it. We took it off the first day and never put it back on. Downside, it's beige. Wonder if the hard tops paint well.
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Old 04-25-2013, 12:27 PM   #1978
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Asked about the FJ
Asked about the XJ
Bought a TJ.

Don't have it yet, next week. PO is fixing rear main seal and windshield.


Next: Finding where to go in Co.


Even though I own a CJ and a JK, and have owned an XJ, I still say the TJ is the best LOOKING of the lot
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Old 04-25-2013, 01:19 PM   #1979
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http://www.traildamage.com/google_colorado.php

Nice Looking TJ BTW My first car ever was a Yellow Jeep CJ7
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Old 04-25-2013, 06:43 PM   #1980
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I have a hard top for it, not sure if i want it or not. My father has a TJ as well which he bought a year before this one was made and he purchased a hard top for it. We took it off the first day and never put it back on. Downside, it's beige. Wonder if the hard tops paint well.
I have friend looking for a TJ hardtop if you're anywhere near Mesquite Nevada.
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