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Old November 30th, 2011, 09:07 PM   #1
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Default Any place you would trust bringing a 2wd?

Before you kill me with insults of how dumb I am for being on a 4x4 site let me explain.
I've always been into bagged trucks and still am, proud owner of a s10, but with the recent passing of my grand father he left me his 98 dodge ram 5.9
unfortunately its 2wd, would it be a complete waste of time to go to a place like the Mounds or Bundy Hill, or with any technique can I explore some trails?
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Old November 30th, 2011, 10:58 PM   #2
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Let me try to help. I cant give you any areas to go specific to your area.I can give you some valuable tips.
The most important one is search "tread lightly" on this site,and in general.This is even more important with 2wd
Then do a search on vehicle recovery, there is really good write up on pirate.
Buy a Heavy Duty come-along,maybe a high lift jack,a tree saver strap,a shovel,etc
Grab a good michigan atlas,and go explore michigan back roads,forrest roads,etc
Remember the tread lightly
There is much to see in michigan,and you rarely need a 4x4 to get to it.
When you start finding legal places to go,and need a 4x4,sell that pavement scraper and see what a 4x4 is all about.
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Old December 1st, 2011, 07:04 AM   #3
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you'll be fine. get some good tires and check out stuff that hasnt been paved.
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Old December 1st, 2011, 07:08 AM   #4
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Silver lake. I didn't even have my front driveshaft last time I went.
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Most michigan 2 tracks don't require 4 wheel drive most of the time. This is highly dependent on the weather. Problem is you go out there by yourself and get stuck then you got a problem. Most of the time if your on a forest road and you need 4 wheel drive then you shouldn't be there because you are more than likely tearing it up and not treading lightly. They can ticket you for that. You could go to a place like the mounds or bundy hill to watch others but you have to be very careful about what you attempt because in a place like that you will get stuck.
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All very agreeable and I understand "treading lightly"
I will say one thing......I'm selling everything I own and buying a sand rail!!!!!! Holy shit that looks awesome, it sucks I've been completely oblivious to this hobby, dont get me wrong dragging blocks at 70mph is kick ass but jumping sand mounds seems a little better, I think it time to put up the "Bagged Dime" and gsxr, for a 4x4 and a quad lol

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All very agreeable and I understand "treading lightly"
I will say one thing......I'm selling everything I own and buying a sand rail!!!!!! Holy shit that looks awesome, it sucks I've been completely oblivious to this hobby, dont get me wrong dragging blocks at 70mph is kick ass but jumping sand mounds seems a little better, I think it time to put up the "Bagged Dime" and gsxr, for a 4x4 and a quad lol
You are some what limited with a sand rail too, I would look in to getting a jeep with a small lift and some 33inch tires. If you like wheeling you can upgrade from that point. Even a stock jeep is alot of fun.
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You are some what limited with a sand rail too, I would look in to getting a jeep with a small lift and some 33inch tires. If you like wheeling you can upgrade from that point. Even a stock jeep is alot of fun.
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x2 on the sand rail,they are a blast,but you are very limited on places to go.A jeep has heat,wipers and a top,4 season fun.All those forrest roads turn into fun when the snow flies,unless it's a snowmobile trail.what ever you buy,enjoy ,and see ya on the trails.
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