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View Poll Results: Which fsj do you think is best offroad
wagoneer/grand wagoneer 41 22.53%
cherokee wide track 88 48.35%
cherokee narrow track 16 8.79%
j10, specify lwb/swb 23 12.64%
j20 lwb 14 7.69%
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Old 07-14-2012, 07:32 PM
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Best fsj offroad???

Ok, here we go, which fsj do you think is best offroad??? My vote goes for j10 as I like my waggy but I have better felling in a truck and drive a truck better.
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Old 07-14-2012, 08:13 PM
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Probably a Wagoneer or narrow track Cherokee. Easier to fit between trees and rocks and such. I've wheeled wide track Cherokee's and Wagoneers and the Wags fit in a lot tighter places than the wide tracks. A J-truck would be too wide and too long to fit a lot of places.
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Old 07-14-2012, 08:32 PM
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I went with a j20 because that's what I had (long story and lost a friend) and what I'm looking to get again unless a 715 comes my way
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Old 07-14-2012, 10:26 PM
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J10 shortbed for tight turning radius, ease of raising and you can pop the box off, stick a Wag or other narrower axle under it for really tight corners.
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Old 07-14-2012, 11:23 PM
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Cherokee Wide.

Trucks dont have enough weight in the back for good flex, and there is not enough trees down here to need a narrow track.
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Old 07-15-2012, 06:33 AM
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Cherokee Wide.

Trucks dont have enough weight in the back for good flex, and there is not enough trees down here to need a narrow track.

My j10 is chopped and bobbed with a 17 inch shorter wheelbase and with all that weight removed flexes just fine. Just gotta build it right.
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Old 07-15-2012, 10:04 AM
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Old 07-15-2012, 03:36 PM
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Old 07-15-2012, 04:04 PM
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A WT for sure. You need to cut an NT up too much to fit anything over a 33" tire.

J-Trucks work, but they need to be bobbed and sometimes shortened. The 108.5" Wheelbase of a Cherokee is just about perfect. And a WT with its bigger flares easily lets you run a 35 without tons of lift.
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Can depend on what kind of off-roading. Muddin, hardcore rock crawling, sand, easy dirt trails, off camber stuff, expedition, etc. I like my Widetrack Wagoneer, 4 doors so I can take the whole family and wider so I have better stability on the off camber stuff. I like expedition type off-roading more than hardcore crawling.You didn't have a hybrid choice so I didn't vote

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My vote is for srobertsfsj's FSJ!
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Can depend on what kind of off-roading. Muddin, hardcore rock crawling, sand, easy dirt trails, off camber stuff, expedition, etc. I like my Widetrack Wagoneer, 4 doors so I can take the whole family and wider so I have better stability on the off camber stuff. I like expedition type off-roading more than hardcore crawling.You didn't have a hybrid choice so I didn't vote

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My vote is for srobertsfsj's FSJ!

I kinda have to agree with you on that! It's a good looking wag.
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My vote is for srobertsfsj's FSJ!

Agreed, looks like a new type of jeep is going to have to be added to the poll..
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Wide track I don''t much fancy driving through narrow trees

Tons of ways around trees. That's only about 2% of my wheeling is narrow trees.

W/T has too many other good off road features & fenderwell clearnce. If my life was going through narrow tree I'd drive a cj or my Commando.
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Tons of ways around trees
not around here.if there is any room you would be blazeing a new trail,not cool.
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I think they are all very close to the same. Some lend themselves a little more for modifications but lets face it they are suv's! I think the Cherokee might be slightly better only because it has enough weight in the rear to still get good traction and the lack of rear doors allows for more extreme body trimming if needed... Id say if it wares the Jeep brand on it's butt its going to do just fine for 75% of the folks out of the box.
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Chero WT

I think the Wag, Chero Wheelbase is just about perfect, however, the WT let's you run wider tires as the tires are further out from the springs.

In the rear, the axle is the same width as the J trucks but the frame is narrower on the Chero. Plenty of room between the frame and Wheel Mounting Surface for BIG tires!

I like the SWB J10's also, but like the breakover is better on the Chero's, for the areas I wheel in anyway.

I really like the way TinMan bobbed his Wagoneer and think that would make a Cherokee WT about PERFECT!

The only drawback is that the Flares are vulnerable... cut em off if you need to!

That's my .02.

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i like the narrow tracks myself.
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