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View Poll Results: Do you wheel?
I own it to wheel it. 45 68.18%
I like wax and armor all and my MTs look RAD 5 7.58%
I like the mystique of the marque and very occasionally hit some greenlanes 16 24.24%
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Old October 7th, 2010, 05:02 PM
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Old October 7th, 2010, 05:19 PM
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Too funny. I have to admit this thought crosses my mind most times I go wheeling. But if you are going to destroy a perfectly good vehicle, it might as well be a defender
Sorry Charles, I was only joking. Let's just say, my truck is almost 4 inches per side narrower than a stock truck.... it's had a hard life. The only reason to own a Rover is to wheel it IMHO.
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Old October 7th, 2010, 05:32 PM
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I know you were joking. The thought still crosses my mind a lot - you can wheel a jeep for a whole lot less. That said, my D90 replaced a real pretty little CJ7 I couldn't bear the thought of taking on a trail worse than a fire road.
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I can't really pick one of those three. I don't wheel the hell out of it but if I need to push it to get through or over an obstacle I will. It's getting built to take on just about anything that I come across in my travels but I won't go looking for class 4 or 5 trails. I'll stick with class 1-3 and weekend trail runs with the knowledge that the truck is solid and reliable yet comfortable on the roads when I choose to drive it in the city or take the dog to the park.
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Old October 7th, 2010, 06:22 PM
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I can't really pick one of those three. I don't wheel the hell out of it but if I need to push it to get through or over an obstacle I will. It's getting built to take on just about anything that I come across in my travels but I won't go looking for class 4 or 5 trails. I'll stick with class 1-3 and weekend trail runs with the knowledge that the truck is solid and reliable yet comfortable on the roads when I choose to drive it in the city or take the dog to the park.
x2. Couldn't have said it better.
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Old October 7th, 2010, 07:29 PM
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I like the looks of those trails Jeff. Where are those?

Kevin you could broaden your choices a little

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Old October 7th, 2010, 07:54 PM
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I know you were joking. The thought still crosses my mind a lot - you can wheel a jeep for a whole lot less. That said, my D90 replaced a real pretty little CJ7 I couldn't bear the thought of taking on a trail worse than a fire road.
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my 90 replaced a lifted TJ with 35's and lockers, 1 step at a time for me though
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Old October 7th, 2010, 08:38 PM
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My 110 replaced a 360 Modena, couldn't afford the thought of wheeling it *LOL*
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Old October 7th, 2010, 09:17 PM
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Old October 7th, 2010, 10:10 PM
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Old October 7th, 2010, 10:46 PM
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Old October 8th, 2010, 06:54 AM
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Old October 8th, 2010, 06:58 AM
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I'm more into the overlanding concept although my truck mostly gets used as a daily driver. It has been to Tellico, Beasely Knob, Uhwarrie, MAR and untold miles of Forest Service roads though and I have the scatches and dents to show for it.

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Old October 8th, 2010, 09:09 AM
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I'm more into the overlanding concept although my truck mostly gets used as a daily driver. It has been to Tellico, Beasely Knob, Uhwarrie, MAR and untold miles of Forest Service roads though and I have the scatches and dents to show for it.

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X2. I'm transitioning from wheeling as a passion to overlanding centric. if DOT decided to not maintain the roads anymore, I would get excited.

In the 3rd world, going to the grocery store can be an all day adventure. I'm envious.
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Old October 8th, 2010, 10:31 PM
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My 110 replaced a 360 Modena, couldn't afford the thought of wheeling it *LOL*
Certainly not as exotic as a 360 Modena but my 90 replaced an Audi S4 (B6 body with a fun 4.2 V8 and 6 speed manny gearbox). That Audi was fun but I got frustrated driving it on the road and only using a percentage of it's power. I guess I could have brought the Audi to the racetrack to satisfy the speed urge. Anyway, with the 90 I don't worry about speeding tickets and rashed up 19"s. Not to mention top off driving. Plus I'm a dirtbag at heart - grew up my dad owning classic Broncos, SJ Cherokees and Wagoneers, Jeepsters and 4x4 pickups.

Before I got the 90, I was tossing around either a 4 door JK, full size Blazer, FJ40, or classic Bronco. One thing that struck me with the 90 is that it is a Land Rover. Depending on how it is built, it can be used for runs on some pretty burly trail, to the beach or country club, to a very nice restaurant for dinner, for stops at the nursery or hardware store, to the trailhead for bike rides. It's kind of a chameleon of a vehicle.

As far as wheeling it. I've had some good rides in it so far and always looking for a chance to go. Problem is I get scared going out by myself and being in NJ it's a bit of a drive for good spots. This year was a little dry but I got a couple days in and hope to get a couple more before the end of the year. If I wasn't so obsessed with riding my bike I would definitely be hitting the trail with the 90 more than I do now.

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If you added an Overlanding option I'd have clicked it. I don't think I'll ever get into wheeling for its own sake; but I like the idea of getting from A to B and overcoming the obstacles in between.
You need to get that 90 on the trail when it's all sorted. You don't need to do anything bonkers but you'll be surprised how much they can do. It's just like riding a bike on trail - pick the right line and use the right amount of "throttle".

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Ringwood state forest..... I know a legal way to get in there....
I'd love to hit Ringwood - let me know next time you go.
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Old October 11th, 2010, 10:22 AM
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You need to get that 90 on the trail when it's all sorted. You don't need to do anything bonkers but you'll be surprised how much they can do. It's just like riding a bike on trail - pick the right line and use the right amount of "throttle".
You're absolutely right Don. I've realised that just tooling around in the RRC this past week (even with it's failing EAS system). I'll get the 90 down here before Winter and start enjoying it.
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