Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Lexington, SC
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Re: questin for florida jeepers
Like the past posts said. There is a lot of mud in south florida. I live on the west coast on the south side right next to the everglades and during the summer months there will be a considerable about of water and mud. During the dry season you will find the sand. And when it gets really dry in the fire season the sand gets deep, at least down here in our local trails. I run 5.38 gears in my 63 cj5 and i go through alot, I don't have a large HP engine, but i also stay out of stuff that i know i will get stuck, or i try it anyway and get my buddis to pull me out when i need it. You have to get used to checking your fluids and constantly greasing your bearings and changing oil. Water will get into everything. The big tires are a must, but not necessary , unless you go where the big boys go. You will see alot of Swamp buggies in south florida and you will wonder why they are so big. When you see some of the places they go, you will know why they are so big. I have seen some as tall as two stories, no lie either. Just remember to go riding with someone else, because there is alot more factors on the trails when it somes to braking down. And you don't want to walk through the swamps to get to a phone, or help. But it sure is great to ride in south florida. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img] If you come over to the West coast, Ft. MYers area we can take you out with our club to riding.
Dan Stewart 1963 CJ5 "CAloosa Jeepers" member