How do you get to the bush?

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  1. gwynn1975

    gwynn1975 Misguided Wanderer Supporter Bushclass I

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    I searched and didn't come up with this topic, but I only browsed the first 8 pages of my search...


    I was wondering what everyone drives to the bush.. I've seen the thread about the "dream bush vehicle" but what about reality?

    What do you drive?

    Mine is a 1994 Jeep Wrangler
    2.5 inch Rancho lift
    CB
    Maxxis Bighorn tires (30x9.5x15)
    ProComp 5.5 inch lights mounted on the windshield

    The pic was before the lights and custom bumper
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    Lets see em
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    I'm fortunate enough to be able to walk out the back door. I count my blessings daily. But for a vehicle, '99 Jeep XJ.
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    How do I get into the bush? Well I usually start off by buying her dinner... oh.. you mean what do I drive into the bush...

    Here is my Jeep. 2010 Grand Cherokee, stock because I'm broke.

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    I figured my title would get someone like you Chert to respond.. :9:

    BTW: you're broke because you drive a 2010 GC.. :54:
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    Lol, glad I didn't dissapoint :). Yeah, but with driving a 2010 GC I can get into a lot of bush.
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    I just pick a direction and walk. :)

    Seriously, where I live, all kinds of public/National Forest are a short, scenic walk away.
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    gwynn1975 Misguided Wanderer Supporter Bushclass I

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    HAHA.. I agree.. I just sold my '99 GC.. Man it was nice to have heated leather seats sometimes.. But the Wrangler gets into the bush plenty too... :30:
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    gwynn1975 Misguided Wanderer Supporter Bushclass I

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    Great looking Jeep PW..

    Man, I'm jealous of all you guys that say you can just walk to the woods/bush.. I have some that is fairly close, but the good stuff is a couple of hours drive away...

    I saw that one Bucket.. but I want to see the real vehicles, not the "dream" unless of course you are fortunate enough to drive your dream vehicle..
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    Most of the time I just walk 5 minutes to a 350 acre area I frequent alot. Other times Ill drive my 1998 GMC Blazer. Its got some work done but not alot, new tires and looking to get a bumper winch but that may wait.

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    Pictures people, we need pictures!
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    I just walk out either door. These are my wheels - which one depends on what I'm doing. I have a 96 gmc sierra for the rare trips to the grocery. It hasn't been started in at least 6 weeks.

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    This is our Alaskan Mule-et. Temperature is +8 above 0 (F) and a beautiful day!
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    Is that a Honda Big-Red?
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    Of my footsies?
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    I'm right next to the Chugach State Park, so I just drive over to one of the trailheads in my 2500HD. 4x4, taller tires (285's up from 245's), and the rear axle has a locker, but the rear spring is so long it gets serious axle wrap when you try to take it though deep stuff, mud, sand, but especially snow. Been contemplating traction bars and Torsen style diff in the front axle but I haven't gotten around to it.

    When I'm up in Fairbanks I take my old Ford. built 390FE, 4-speed, 4x4, and a winch. Both axles have open diffs as of yet, so the winch sees a lot of use.

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    In this picture the GM still had stock tires.
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    Jump on my Jon boat and hed into the swamp
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    This was before the 2.5" lift, 35" tires, 12k winch and rack... with 32 sq foot of rack, who needs a trailer? lol

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    Sweet CJ.. Are those 36's?
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    All these cool @$$ jeeps.. Sigh.. I walk.. :(
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    walk im only 13 well 14 2morrow
    so i dont have my license
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    Happy early birthday.. Atleast you get out there and practice now and not wait until you're an old man like some of us
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    close there 38's
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    Thanxs gwynn means alot
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    Yes, it is. My brother in law has one just like it. I tried his and liked it, then found a good deal on this one. It had been pampered -- until I got it.

    Three wheelers can be dangerous. This one put me on a cane for 2 weeks, but that was because my 'motorcycle reflexes' kicked in at the wrong time. :58::D
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    Happy early birthday! :D
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    These babies right here =P walk out the door, across a small field, and BAM the bush!
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    I'm jealous! But wouldn't some shoes or boots be more comfortable?
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    Like a few others I am fortunate to get to the bush by walking out my back door. One of the virtues of dumb luck.
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