1. Welcome to Jeeps.net!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Jeep discussion topics
    • Transfer over your build thread from a different forum to this one
    • Communicate privately with other Jeep owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Stock Gladiator Riding Trails on All Weather Tires

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by MIGladiator, Aug 9, 2019.

  1. Aug 9, 2019 at 5:11 AM
    #1
    MIGladiator

    MIGladiator [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2019
    Member:
    #3661
    Messages:
    1
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2020 Jeep Gladiator
    I'm currently leasing a 2020 Gladiator and am looking to do a bit of trail riding in Michigan. Specifically, I'm trying to get my feet wet with the Geels to Roscommon Route near Higgins Lake. My Jeep does not have all terrains, it came with all weathers. Given its a lease, I'd prefer not to sink a bunch of money into a set of all terrains when I only have the truck for two years.

    Does anyone have experience with stock jeeps on all weathers hitting ORV trails or would I be making a huge mistake? I'm assuming the weather conditions would make a large difference, and if so is it something I should only do if the trail is dry?

    Any additional help and recommendations are appreciated!
     
  2. Aug 9, 2019 at 5:57 AM
    #2
    aggrex

    aggrex Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2016
    Member:
    #203
    Messages:
    3,327
    DE
    Vehicle:
    Backcountry '16
    Tuffy>AEV>TTO>JW>STech>EVOcage>MagnaFlow>SpiderTrax>RockHard>TF>SpringTail>67design>Bolt>GPCA>Curt>
    Welcome @MIGladiator ....Stock Jeeps can run light trails well and drier conditions will be better when traversing new areas for the first time. Driving slow and steady in 4WD will pay dividends in avoiding damage to the Jeep and the trail. Regular tires will have less traction off-road and will be more susceptible to road hazards...ymmv

    Post some pics of your new JT. Curious what the lease terms are for the buyout option after the lease ends which usually is based off future residual value (an unknown).
     
  3. Aug 9, 2019 at 2:11 PM
    #3
    Jim Beam

    Jim Beam Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2019
    Member:
    #2891
    Messages:
    258
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Donald
    Vehicle:
    1986 CJ7
    Fuel Injection, Dana 44s, T18, 4.10s w/lockers
    As with any off road trip, be prepared for a flat tire and how to either change it or repair it. You could find a local Jeep club as they all have websites. Getting stuck in the bush alone is nothing you want to do.
     
To Top