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I am curious as to where you guys do your offroading. I know we are all scattered over the country but I am having a real hard time finding places to have fun with my truck. I live in maryland, its growing like crazy here. What is the deal with construction sites? Can you get in trouble for riding around while they arn't working? Any ideas?
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yes, im pretty sure you can get in trouble for construction sites.
Most people ride on private properity, or off-road parks. Up north there are a lot of 2-tracks and seasonal roads that have some pretty good mud on them.
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go to wharton state park in NJ, or centrailia PA. I think they are going in june, check the meets section
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construction site==bad

find other people around you that are offroading and ask them they could know some good hot spots
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you should come with us to wharton next time we go... its legal and a blast
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When you drive around, look for those roads you never see. Just for example, at my college i drive past the one road everyday goin to class. Then one day my friend is like "lets go offroading at the college". Wtf? There's nowhere to offroad. Well much to my suprise, there's a ****in trail in the middle of the campus in a bunch of trees that you only see when you're looking directly at it!

And also, further away from town the better.

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just about all my places are illegal... but i know national forests sometimes have some old trails that they don't keep maintained that are fun
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Do I need to have anything done to my truck before I go offroading? I have 245 75 16 BFG radial long trail tires. My next set is gonna be a set of all terrains either in 265 70 16s or 31x10.5 15 if I can find somebody selling a set of the alcoas off of a fx4.
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are you 2wd or 4wd?
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I am curious as to where you guys do your offroading. I know we are all scattered over the country but I am having a real hard time finding places to have fun with my truck. I live in maryland, its growing like crazy here. What is the deal with construction sites? Can you get in trouble for riding around while they arn't working? Any ideas?
Hey, man, welcome to the board!

Another local guy! I'm up in Kennett Square, PA just over the DE border, and there's tons of us locally here. We had like 15 trucks on the biggest day of our 3 day Wharton meet. Just use the search here for "Wharton" and look for the photo and video highlights from the most recent April trip.

Wharton State Forest is 110,000 acres of mild to moderate wheeling in dirt, sand, mud and deep water. My avatar shot is from a video of me crossing a ford in Wharton successfully (and then getting stuck on the far side getting out, dang it...) that was about 3 feet deep. Keep in mind my truck is lifted and on 35's. But there are lesser holes to play in to challenge a stock or smaller tired built truck as well.

We also go up into coal country and wheel strip mines and such, but that's possible a problem, so I'm not sure how many of those trips we'll be making in the future.

Some of us are joining Rausch Creek where you join for $10 a year and it's costs $25 a day to wheel. Reading Anthracite Co. will sell you a $100 per year permit to wheel on any of their land that isn't currently being mined and that's a big area.
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That sounds like alot of fun. My truck is 4 wheel drive with 4.10s.
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You should be set to go off-roading then. Just take it easy your first time to learn what your truck can do and how well your tires will perform.
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Hell yeah tear it up. Job sites are definitely a bad idea. It's considered private property, besides there's usually a billion nails and spikes laying all over the place. I'm about 45 minutes of Fredericksburg, MD and I wheel all over god's creation. Get creative =]
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Ilive in northern va.. hit me up sometime.. I'll show you some cool places around here
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Do I need to have anything done to my truck before I go offroading? I have 245 75 16 BFG radial long trail tires. My next set is gonna be a set of all terrains either in 265 70 16s or 31x10.5 15 if I can find somebody selling a set of the alcoas off of a fx4.
Most of the places we go you can go around or along the edge of the water and so forth and we take stock trucks out there all the time.

You should have tow attachment points both fore and aft, though. If you have a trailer hitch added, that makes a good point. You can just put the strap end inside one and put the pin through (class III or V hitch anyway). The bumper is NOT a good attachment point -- not real strong.

Watch out for 15" rims in some cases. Some 4x4's have bigger brakes (I didn't look at what year truck you have) and sometimes 15's don't fit around the front brake calipers because of the way they are shaped. Verify any 15's before you buy them.
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