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Old 03-25-2015, 10:36 AM
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Re: WK2 Offroad

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I know I'm in the US but you guys tend to appreciate the WK2's off road capabilities more so here is a video from yesterday for analysis. By the way Chief needs their lower guard and prerunner on the market soon.

This trail is an in and out so what goes down must come up later.

http://youtu.be/KUnESZCvz8M

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The full video, with me and others

https://youtu.be/NkYC4rv1XWU
Nice! What I like about the JGC is that it's such a comfortable and almost luxurious ride, and for a stock rig it's pretty capable off road.

Anyone near Hollister, California, there's an off-road clinic in May. I did it last year and will do it again on my stock JGC and Goodyear Forteras. Here's my thread about it: Hollister Hills, Esprit de Four Safety Clinic?

It's a great way to learn, and in the past year I've taken mine on some off road trails. Some had obstacles but with what I learned (being relatively new to off-roading) I knew what to do and I knew the JGC could handle it.

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Old 03-25-2015, 08:58 PM
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HDC is like 4wd for dummies.... But works really well and it doesn'take a heap of noise like the toyota's do...
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Old 03-29-2015, 05:17 AM
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Mine going through creek and some rock crawling

http://youtu.be/KNDZQBV6yVw

http://youtu.be/3s6puTK_INM
Hey nicam. Went out there today. (Very late notice).

Video doesn't do gun rock justice as to how steep and rough it is. I did the creek crossing okay, but after seeing two Defenders struggle up gun rock I took the chicken run around the side. I'm surprised I got as far as I did with my stock Michelin tyres. Starting to think the Chief recovery points are a waste of money, haven't used them yet.

Kudos to you in getting up there. Pretty ballsey.

I'll put up a video soon, but here is the end result.
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Old 03-29-2015, 07:37 PM
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Hey nicam. Went out there today. (Very late notice).

Video doesn't do gun rock justice as to how steep and rough it is. I did the creek crossing okay, but after seeing two Defenders struggle up gun rock I took the chicken run around the side. I'm surprised I got as far as I did with my stock Michelin tyres. Starting to think the Chief recovery points are a waste of money, haven't used them yet.

Kudos to you in getting up there. Pretty ballsey.

I'll put up a video soon, but here is the end result.
Good stuff, I see you have fitted the uneek rock sliders? did they get a bit of a work out?

I went to Yalwal along the Monkey Gum trail. Very hard track and something I would try without a winch bar, ( I have recently fitted the uneek bar on mine) But I managed to get through pretty well. I had a good spotter!

yeah videos never do it justice. Which side track do you use to go around?
It's good that you haven't used the hooks yet! I've got a winch now and I didn't use it at all yesterday.

I would get a set of 17 inch rims and offroad tyres when you can cause you'll end up scratching your rims going through that last climb. I have the 20 inch rims and road tyres for road use and 18 inch rims with the offroad tyres for the bush.

Do you let your tyre pressures down?
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Old 03-30-2015, 03:40 AM
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I believe 17inch won't fit on the Oz GC's due to our larger brake calipers.
I've already scuffed my alloys. Might get another set and retire the originals to offroad.
Uneek sliders got a couple if grazes. More from side impacts when sliding through ruts. Very glad I got them.
Put the tyre pressures down to 22psi.

Monkey Gum is probably my next destination.
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Re: WK2 Offroad

A mate of mine has 17inch on his 2012 GC so it should fit.
That's why I got alloy from eBay, use them for offroad use.

The sliders are great otherwise the GC would look all banged up.

As far as Gunrock goes you just need to pick the right line going up that last step (easier said than done) give me a buzz next time you want to go. With the sliders you get up without doing any damage. However you won't even touch them if you get the right line.

Also with monkey gum let me know two grands doing that track would be great. It definitely a hard track but if you go slow and pick the right lines you'll get through undamaged.

How is the exit on that creek? I was there two weeks ago and some people have done some rock building on the exit.
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Re: WK2 Offroad

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I would get a set of 17 inch rims and offroad tyres when you can cause you'll end up scratching your rims going through that last climb.
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I believe 17inch won't fit on the Oz GC's due to our larger brake calipers.
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A mate of mine has 17inch on his 2012 GC so it should fit.
Ideally I would like a set of 17's for offroad/touring and keep the 20's for around town. Much more offroad tyre choice in 17's than for 20's or 18's.
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I believe 17inch won't fit on the Oz GC's due to our larger brake calipers.

If you have a model year '14/'15 with a diesel or Hemi engine - 17" wheels will NOT fit unless you add 1.25" spacers to the wheels due to the oversize/heavy duty brake caliper. The 17s will rub and not clear the caliper.


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Old 03-30-2015, 12:36 PM
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Here's the creek crossing. Same spot as nicam's earlier video.

http://youtu.be/fBLQsmqzXbg
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If you have a model year '14/'15 with a diesel or Hemi engine - 17" wheels will NOT fit unless you add 1.25" spacers to the wheels due to the oversize/heavy duty brake caliper. The 17s will rub and not clear the caliper.


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Is this the same for a '13 GC Trailhawk with QL and a Hemi? It has 18" wheels from the factory. I've got a guy that says his Rubicon 17" wheels will fit but I don't think they will.
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'14/'15 have the HD brakes. The '13s do not, so the wheels should fit. Theoretically anyway.


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Here's the creek crossing. Same spot as nicam's earlier video.

http://youtu.be/fBLQsmqzXbg
Good stuff, I like the camera position.
I see the exit is still the same with some rock building on the right.
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