Ryan

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  • 2018 Jeep Wrangler (4 door) (2.5" lift, 33" tires)

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2018 Jeep Wrangler (4 door)

Lift Size: 2.5"
Tire Size: 33"
Suspension & Tires: 2.5" Clayton Overland+ Lift Kit Metalcloak HD tie rod + ends Metalcloak HD draglink Metalcloak Durosprings 33” BFG KO2s Front bumper: GoRhino - Rockline stubby w/ skid Quadratec - Stealth 12k winch Rigid lights - Amber & Fogs Armor/Protection: MetalCloak - Undercloak MetalCloak - rear diff skid MetalCloak - CAD skid MetalCloak - steering stabilizer relocation Rock Hard 4x4 - LCA skids Rugged Ridge - boatside rock rails (not terribly happy with the amount of flex they have) Misc: Diode Dynamics - A-pillar platforms Rigid lights - HyperSpots BlackOak LED - wide angle ditch lights Comms - GMRS, handheld Ham radios And more...

My Trail Reviews (10)

(within last 6 months)
FR 226 (08/23/2022)
We used this trail as a connector trail on an overland route from Sedona to Flagstaff. This trail was used to connect up with FR228A and FR700 as part of the overall route. Some large camping spots - however, most of them were VERY boggy from the recent monsoon rains. Check the forecast before you go camping. Not the most private places to camp either - lots of SxS traffic and large groups camping. The road was in pretty good shape, but recent rains have left it bumpy/rocky in sections - airing down will help your back.
FR 518 (08/23/2022)
A good connector trail, well-maintained, that will do its job to get you on to bigger and better things. Lots of camping, with sneak peaks of the San Fran peaks through the trees in certain areas. Plenty of mud in the area due to recent monsoon rains - we came across a 40ft Class-A coach that was stuck in the mud with a large wrecker attempting to extract them. Road is largely smooth dirt with a few bumpy areas.
FR 153A (08/23/2022)
The payoff is in the camping above Schnebly - there are some technical sections where careful tire placement is required. We had a group of 7 rigs, mostly Wranglers that had no issues. However, a stock KL Trailhawk and a Range Rover LR4 had some issues in a few sections and required some spotting. I believe the difficulty rating is accurate - recent monsoons have washed away some of the smoother sections - leaving the trail quite rocky.
Wing Mountain Road (08/23/2022)
A good connector trail, well-maintained, that will do its job to get you on to bigger and better things. Lots of camping, with epic views of the San Fran peaks in certain areas. Road is very well maintained with a crushed gravel surface. Look out for speeding SxS's - I was almost creamed by one pushing 40-50mph head-on. Awesome "mini-cinder" area on the north side of the trail with excellent views of the San Francisco's. Unfortunately, there are quite a few folks under the impression they can use that area for cross-country travel - and we witnessed a pack of dirt bikers tear off the trail and through the trees to hit the cinder area. Tread Lightly folks - or watch your access be taken away. ***Cross-country travel evidenced in the attached photo***
Schnebly Hill Road (08/20/2022)
Always a rockstar trail - probably my 5th time in as many years. Bumpy as all heck, but no technical sections or obstacles. Views to kill for. Any stock Wrangler can make it (or any other high clearance vehicle for that matter). Go early in the day to avoid the traffic and Pink Jeeps.
FR 228 (08/20/2022)
We used this road as part of a larger trip from Sedona to Flagstaff - connecting Schnebly Hill to 226 to 228 to 228A to 700 and beyond. Road is very forested and shady. Excellent large camping sites at the north end of the trail. If you take 228A (which is not reviewed on this site at the time of my post), it is rocky with plenty of sharp edges. I enjoyed the trail, however, I'd recommend some beefier tires - one of our groups rigs suffered a sidewall puncture.
Horse Park Road (08/20/2022)
Smooth, fast-paced road that lets you lay down the miles in quick succession. We used this as a major connector trail to get us from Sedona to Flagstaff. There is quite a bit of history along this trail for those interested in digging into it. A good chunk of FR700 was built upon the bed of an old logging rail road. You can easily see remnants of the old railroad bed on both sides of the road here and there. There is also a MASSIVE stone railroad trestle that was laid down by hand over 100 years ago, still in recognizable shape, if you know where to look. ;)
FR 222A (08/20/2022)
Nice, well-maintained drive as you form a loop around Wing Mountain. This is currently a dispersed camping corridor with plenty of people taking advantage of it. If peace and quiet are your jam, you might want to look deeper into the woods and off the beaten path - loads of RVs and schoolies taking up residence in certain areas. Excellent views of the San Francisco Peaks and vast fields of wildflowers in bloom while we were there.
Lower Terminator TV2 (07/16/2022)
Awesome technical trail. I think the rating is fair, though I'd peg it as a solid 6 as opposed to a 5. Our group ran both Upper and Lower Terminators on a Saturday night, starting just before sunset. What an amazing experience in the dark - things got a little spicy with a monsoon that popped up while we were out. Despite its short length, you'll spend at least 2 hours on this trail. Our group included some pretty built up JK and JL on 37s, a WJ on 37s, and my JL on 35's with a 2.5" lift. Unless you're an impeccable driver, I'd recommend skids and sliders if you're on 35's with a long wheelbase like I am. Don't go alone. Our group had to pull out the tow strap twice, mostly due to some bad lines or biting off more than we could chew. Daylight probably would have made things easier.
Upper Terminator TV3 (07/16/2022)
Awesome technical trail. I think the rating is fair, though I'd peg it as a solid 6 as opposed to a 5. Our group ran both Upper and Lower Terminators on a Saturday night, starting just before sunset. What an amazing experience in the dark - things got a little spicy with a monsoon that popped up while we were out. Despite its short length, you'll spend at least 2 hours on this trail. Our group included some pretty built up JK and JL on 37s, a WJ on 37s, and my JL on 35's with a 2.5" lift. Unless you're an impeccable driver, I'd recommend skids and sliders if you're on 35's with a long wheelbase like I am. Don't go alone. Our group had to pull out the tow strap twice, mostly due to some bad lines or biting off more than we could chew. Daylight probably would have made things easier.