Off-Road Lifestyle Can A Stock JL Keep Up With A Modded TJ

Can A Stock JL Keep Up With A Modded TJ

Throttle Out | Can Ryan’s Stock JL Keep Up With his Modded TJ Offroad?

ExtremeTerrain video host Ryan Huck recently visited his “happy place” at Rausch Creek Off-Road Park in Pine Grove, PA with both of his Wranglers, new and old, to have a little fun and see how capable his stock JL is in comparison to his modified TJ. Ryan takes both Jeeps through a series of trails, from easiest to most complicated, to see if the stock JL could keep up with his trusty old TJ.

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In the latest edition of ExtremeTerrain’s (XT) “Throttle Out” YouTube Series, XT host Ryan Huck visits Rausch Creek Off-Road Park in Pine Grove, PA with his new, stock, 2.0L-powered 2018 JL Wrangler 2-door and his trusty, heavily-modified, 1998 TJ Wrangler to give them a proper shake down while comparing how each performs on the trail.

We knew at the start that the TJ would be able to out-wheel the JL, but I was excited to see what the stock JL could do and I wasn’t disappointed!  It was great to have both of my Jeeps out on the trail and it made me look forward to building my JL even more.”

–Ryan Huck

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Ryan has had his TJ since he earned his license over 16 years ago and it was his daily driver until recently, when he purchased his new JL. His TJ has been through several iterations of lift kits and is functionally modified with all the supporting components needed to handle even the toughest of trails. On the other hand, his new JL Wrangler is bone-stock, for the time being, but is equipped with more technology and modern architecture, making for an interesting comparison to his old TJ on the trail. Which one would you choose to take out on your local trail?

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