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Old October 8th, 2010, 12:53 PM   #1
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Hey all, I guess I'll start with this...I'm new to Michigan. I've lived on the west coast my whole life so I am used to wheeling at the Rubicon and The Hammers for the most part. I want to get into the wheeling scene around here but don't know where to begin. My Jeep is in NorCal right now at my parents house so I could drive and wheel it when I go back to visit. I was recently told by someone that there is a TON of wheeling here so I'm getting pumped up to go get it!
It's a 2007 Jeep JK 2dr with D44's, Rubi locker front ARB rear. Shafts are Superiors rear and RCV's front. I put an Atlas 4speed, R.E. LA Kit, River Raider fenders and corners, Poly rockers, Smitty bumpers, Raceline beadlocks, 40" Xterrains, etc...

Its a little more mellow than my old rig but I wanted a driver that I could wheel the hell out of.

Attached are pics of my old rig and my new one. (the new one has 37's in the pic)

So where are the places to go out here? I'm not into mud like I am rocks but I wouldn't let it stop me
I like going on overnight runs that are camping trips/wheeling trips so I'm not opposed to anything mild to wild really.

Thanks in advance!
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Old October 8th, 2010, 12:57 PM   #2
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Old October 8th, 2010, 12:57 PM   #3
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Old October 8th, 2010, 12:57 PM   #4
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Old October 8th, 2010, 01:02 PM   #5
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Welcome and when are we going wheeling?
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Old October 8th, 2010, 01:02 PM   #6
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Welcome. You live right near my work and where I grew up. Nice Jeep. Check out Rocks & Valleys, Bundy hill, Twisted Trails, Drummond Island, The Mounds, Silver Lake, Badlands....
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Old October 8th, 2010, 01:06 PM   #8
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I like going on overnight runs that are camping trips/wheeling trips so I'm not opposed to anything mild to wild really.
There's not much on the east coast like the expedition type trails (rubicon, fordyce, etc) that are out west. A lot more of it is short trails with the ability to get back to camp in between.

There are some folks that do expedition style wheeling in Canada for multiple days. You might check out the Southern Michigan Rockcrawlers for that type of wheeling.
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Welcome. you didn't by chance hang with the group that was Rubicon Porn Stars?
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Thanks for the info everyone, I'm looking forward to getting my rig out here to do some playing! I am totally down with trails that go from a main camp kinda thing. We basically did exactly that at Rubicon and The Hammers. Set up a base camp around Spider Lake somewhere and wheel from there.
Can't wait! How's the snow wheeling out here?
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