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Old 06-14-2016, 02:22 PM   #1
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I am in Raleigh. Anyone know of anywhere within and hour or so radius?
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Old 06-14-2016, 02:40 PM   #2
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The only legal place to wheel within two hours of Raleigh is Uwharrie National Forrest. It's 100 miles away roughly.. The only other place is fort fisher down at the beach. There are some private trail systems around but they are not stock friendly and require an invite.
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Old 06-14-2016, 04:41 PM   #3
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The only legal place to wheel within two hours of Raleigh is Uwharrie National Forrest. It's 100 miles roughly.. The only other place is fort fisher down at the beach. There are some private trail systems around but they are not stock friendly and require an invite.
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Old 06-14-2016, 09:24 PM   #4
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I may be running some mild trails in WNC later next month with another truck or two if you're interested
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Old 06-15-2016, 09:35 AM   #5
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I may be running some mild trails in WNC later next month with another truck or two if you're interested
I may be. I just got my first Disco last weekend so I don't have many upgrades yet. I am looking for a used brush bar and light guards to get started but taking my time and trying to find the right one.

Anything you think I should get first to run some of those trails? Whereabouts are you thinking of going, Uwharrie?
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I may be. I just got my first Disco last weekend so I don't have many upgrades yet. I am looking for a used brush bar and light guards to get started but taking my time and trying to find the right one.

Anything you think I should get first to run some of those trails? Whereabouts are you thinking of going, Uwharrie?
I'm not sure what trails he's talking about in Western NC. But for Uwharrie you won't need a brush bar or light guards. It's mostly rocks you'll be running into not branches and brush. You'll want to concentrate on under body protection. First priority should be proper recovery points, diff guards and HD Steering. Nothing will cut your trip short faster than a smashed front diff or bent steering. If you really plan to wheel you'll want rock sliders next.

Other helpful items are a winch, hi-lift and proper recovery gear.
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I'm not sure what trails he's talking about in Western NC. But for Uwharrie you won't need a brush bar or light guards. It's mostly rocks you'll be running into not branches and brush. You'll want to concentrate on under body protection. First priority should be proper recovery points, diff guards and HD Steering. Nothing will cut your trip short faster than a smashed front diff or bent steering. If you really plan to wheel you'll want rock sliders next.

Other helpful items are a winch, hi-lift and proper recovery gear.
Totally agree with this. Plus catch the truck up on its maintenance. Concentrate on the cooling system and drive train. Rebuild or replace the front drive shaft, and change ALL the fluids.

There is a big LR event in the fall at Uwharrie. Usually the 3rd weekend in October. You should try and check it out.
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Old 06-15-2016, 10:22 AM   #8
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Yep. Baseline the truck and catch up on the almost-certainly neglected preventative maintenance before you worry about adding any accessories.
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Old 06-15-2016, 10:35 AM   #9
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Really appreciate all of the advice. I am so excited to have this truck

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Old 06-15-2016, 11:00 AM   #10
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I may be. I just got my first Disco last weekend so I don't have many upgrades yet. I am looking for a used brush bar and light guards to get started but taking my time and trying to find the right one.

Anything you think I should get first to run some of those trails? Whereabouts are you thinking of going, Uwharrie?
None of the above, really. We'll just be riding some FS roads for the most part. Way south and west of Uwharrie toward the NC/SC border. May be a bit of a hike from Raleigh
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Old 06-15-2016, 11:36 AM   #11
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None of the above, really. We'll just be riding some FS roads for the most part. Way south and west of Uwharrie toward the NC/SC border. May be a bit of a hike from Raleigh
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Old 06-15-2016, 05:51 PM   #12
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None of the above, really. We'll just be riding some FS roads for the most part. Way south and west of Uwharrie toward the NC/SC border. May be a bit of a hike from Raleigh
Any road names? I live here in the area you mentioned and I'm just curious. Maybe some hidden gems I'm not aware of.
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Old 06-15-2016, 07:12 PM   #13
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Had in mind several trails in Gorges State Park/ Toxaway Gamelands and Musterground Road (Jocassee Gorges area). Need to make some calls to make sure the gates are open. From what I gather nothing incredibly challenging but figured it'd be a fun place to explore and higher elevation to escape some summertime heat
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Old 06-26-2016, 11:29 PM   #14
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Howski did y'all go yet? Just got another discovery myself, always needing people to go trailing with. I live in Greenville also. So hard to find anything close that's not marked with 100 no trespassing signs and two gates.
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We haven't gone yet. Sent you a PM
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Old 08-02-2016, 07:41 PM   #16
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Following up on my above mentioned trip - the trails were great for a stock Rover. Technical but not difficult enough you have to tear stuff up to get through. Think they would still be enjoyable in a lightly modded rig, the scenery alone is worth it. I believe there were about 22 miles of trail in total. I will be back once it cools off a bit.

I am also considering running Hurricane Creek in WNC the weekend of Aug 27 if any WNC, Upstate or East TN folks are interested
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Old 12-14-2016, 08:22 PM   #17
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Thinking about a WNC day trip on Jan 1st or 2nd if there's any takers. No plans yet but need to get out in the woods. Was thinking possibly Hurricane Creek
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Old 12-15-2016, 08:03 PM   #18
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Thinking about a WNC day trip on Jan 1st or 2nd if there's any takers. No plans yet but need to get out in the woods. Was thinking possibly Hurricane Creek


How far away from Greenville is it? I'll be off that weekend and could possibly be up for a trip.
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Old 01-19-2017, 12:25 PM   #19
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Looking at a Hurricane Creek trip this Saturday - any takers?
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Uwharrie Safari weekend of April 6, 2017, always a good time
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