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Old July 22nd, 2008, 11:25 PM   #1
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On the way to Cali (I'm moving back by the way) I saw an exit for Moab in Utah, so I decided to stop in. I went to Moab 4x4 Outfitters there and asked where I could wheel on a decent trail, nothing too crazy since I have my stock tires on and the Jeep is loaded with all my stuff. They suggested Dead Horse Point, pretty nice. Here's some pics.














The pic of all the smoke was a fire on the swamp down there. It was huge. The pic with my hood up happened when the Jeep overheated almost to the top of the trail. I know the trail isn't that crazy, but I plan on going there again, more prepared for off-roading than moving. I have more pics and some videos, but I'm sitting in Salina (sp?) Utah and on a pretty bad laptop. Hope you like.
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thats cool stuff
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Old July 23rd, 2008, 09:50 AM   #3
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That would be cool!!!!!!
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Typical Jeep shot.

BTW, sweet pics. I can't even imagine how cool that place is.
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Old July 23rd, 2008, 11:30 AM   #5
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stocker or not. You've been there. I haven't. very cool!
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Old July 23rd, 2008, 11:34 AM   #6
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What happen did you over heat?

Also you do know there is a Picture area on the site to post
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Old July 23rd, 2008, 12:12 PM   #7
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Where in Cali you moving to?
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I just got to San Diego, which is where I'm moving to. I definitely plan on going back to Moab sometime hopefully soon, this time better prepared. I just loved the place, the trails were cool and the sights were amazing.
The reason the Jeep overheated was because I just drove about 4 hours straight in 90+ degree weather, that added with the Jeep being loaded to the roof with my stuff added a ton of weight.
It was pretty funny asking the 4x4 shop where I could wheel. I knew it was a stupid question but the guys there just said, "Where can't you wheel here?" So I asked where would be a good place for some nice pictures, somewhere I could go pretty easily because of the Jeep being completely loaded and overweight with stock tires on.
There were a ton of rental rigs, a lot being Toyota FJ Cruisers lifted and obviously all the TJs. Most of them had 33s, one had 37s.
I need to figure out the overheating problem because the Jeep overheated when I was on the main strip in Vegas today as well, and it overheated again when climbing into Cali (but it was 109 degrees out so I figured). I came prepared with some antifreeze, just babied it into Cali, stopped and shut it off for a while when it started acting up and all that good stuff, no damage was done but I'd like to either put a nicer fan in there or put a new rad in there. Here are some more views of Moab.






It's kinda hard to get a perspective in these pictures of the view. The cliffs were really far down, we drove really far up this trail. The guy at the 4x4 shop said the scene they drove the car off in Thelma and Louise was shot at that trail.
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Old July 24th, 2008, 02:13 AM   #9
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did barbie miss her jeep when you had it?
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That's so cool! I'll bet the pictures don't do it justice.
I am going to go there one of these days.
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them are some nice pictures!!
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Im more impressed that you can fit all your crap in an XJ, and still have room to see out the back window a little.
When I moved to NC, I had my XJ packed so tight the springs were sitting 1/2" off the bumpstops, 2 bikes on top, bike wheels bungied inbetween the bikes, passenger seat stacked with crap high enough I could barely see the mirror on that side. It was a fun drive.

Kudos on getting out of michigan. It was a good feeling to GTFO for me.
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It was pretty funny asking the 4x4 shop where I could wheel. I knew it was a stupid question but the guys there just said, "Where can't you wheel here?" So I asked where would be a good place for some nice pictures, somewhere I could go pretty easily because of the Jeep being completely loaded and overweight with stock tires on.
There were a ton of rental rigs, a lot being Toyota FJ Cruisers lifted and obviously all the TJs. Most of them had 33s, one had 37s.
Ture Statement where cant you wheel out here.. The only thing in Las Vegas is they dont want you near the City driving up dust..

everywhere other then near City is fine..

around MOAB 90% wheeling out there is fine..

And Rental Jeeps out here are $150.00 a day they are lifted with 33s

Also over heating Problems out here most people out here take their thermostatic off for better cooling
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I just got back from Moab a few weeks ago, and I really hated to leave... You could spend a long time out there and never run out of places to wheel... I only had 7 day's! I am going to post up some pics when I find the time.
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Old July 24th, 2008, 11:26 AM   #17
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I wish I could be there longer. I was only planning on being out there for a half hour to an hour, which happened to turn into 4 hours. There was just so much stuff out there to wheel and a lot of places to go.
I didn't take a bunch of stuff with me, mostly the stuff I just needed such as clothes and the stuff I would have trouble shipping is what I took. I stacked it up high on the sides and not as high in the middle so I could still see out the back a little.
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Old July 24th, 2008, 12:12 PM   #18
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I saw an exit for Moab in Utah, so I decided to stop in. I went to Moab 4x4 Outfitters there and asked where I could wheel on a decent trail, nothing too crazy.
Moab is awesome, i agree and so would both my kids. Three of us spent 4 days there last fall with a couple of buddies of mine. Better than the Rubicon or Arizona IMO. I would love to live with in 4-5 hours of there.

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I'm kinda wondering what sort of lift/tire setup I'd need to run the better trails. I know a lot of the rental rigs have 33s, I'm wondering if that would be fine on my XJ, but I'm also wondering what else I should need such as lockers and that sort of stuff. Cyrus your XJ looks real nice. I like the Scrambler too, I wish I had one to wheel. Seems like most of the stuff I see is on at least 33s, full frame and v8s so I kinda feel like my Jeep is lacking a lot.
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