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Posted: 9/15/2023 8:28:38 AM EST
Leaving Saturday the 16th at 5am from Indiana.

Been a few times but always rented. This will be my first trip in my jeep. I will post here when I can. Will also post on IG with same username.

Driving out with a Samsquanch Bronco to Nebraska for the first leg of the journey. 14 hours.

Meeting up with a JK 2 door Willys edition and a JKU Rubi for the final leg to Moab. 9 hours.

Camping the entire trip. Might stay in a hotel one night.

Jeep specs.
2005 LJ.
4" lift
Rubicon axles
4.88 gears
35" Cooper MTs.
Tom Wood's front drive shaft.
ARB and cro-mo shafts in the rear
Stock front locker and shafts.
Forged diff covers.
Rock Krawler heim steering.
Currie anti-rock swaybar with Rock Jock links and joints.
Currie front bumper with hood hoop.
Warn winch with synthetic line.
No ducks.

Jeep pic.


No ducks. Only Fo Rooster.


Representing Indiana Signal group.


All packed up and ready to roll.
fnh
Link Posted: 9/15/2023 8:29:37 AM EST
[#1]
Awesome! Have fun, I love wheeling Moab.
Link Posted: 9/15/2023 8:31:30 AM EST
[#2]
Nice Jeep. Looking forward to the updates.
Link Posted: 9/15/2023 8:31:32 AM EST
[#3]
Will be following, would love to get my Jeeps out there but way to far for me from GA :)
Link Posted: 9/15/2023 8:31:47 AM EST
[#4]
Should be fun. I can feel the 1500 miles of swaying on the highway from here.

(I too own a Jeep)
Link Posted: 9/15/2023 8:32:16 AM EST
[#5]
Went from Dallas to Moab a few years ago in my lifted jk in December. That was awesome.
Link Posted: 9/15/2023 8:33:23 AM EST
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Should be fun. I can feel the 1500 miles of swaying on the highway from here.

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The Currie Anti-rock sway bar really tightens up the steering! (That's sarcasm)
Link Posted: 9/15/2023 8:39:29 AM EST
[#7]
I'd love to do that someday but I don't think my 2005 Rubicon would make the trip from PA, lol.  

I like your Jeep!  One of the next upgrades I want to do is to beef up my steering.  How do you like your setup?
Link Posted: 9/15/2023 8:41:32 AM EST
[#8]
I drove a lifted 1978 CJ5 with 35's from Kansas to Nothern Michigan after I got out of the Army.

Fuck.

That.
Link Posted: 9/15/2023 8:42:38 AM EST
[#9]
Wasn't very looking forward to driving my LJ out there and never did. My JKU did well though.
Link Posted: 9/15/2023 8:43:12 AM EST
[#10]
LJ is best TJ.

Have fun! I'm hoping to get my 97 TJ out there one day. I'm in the Durango area with my 4Runner, but the TJ is my real baby.
Link Posted: 9/15/2023 8:43:27 AM EST
[#11]
Looking forward to the updates. I'm jelly.

Have fun and keep it safe!
Link Posted: 9/15/2023 8:43:56 AM EST
[#12]
I’d trailer it
Link Posted: 9/15/2023 8:44:38 AM EST
[#13]
Always wanted to do that when I had a Jeep. Took it several places but never made it to Moab because of a distance even beyond yours. Have fun and remember to keep the wheels pointed towards the ground.

Share pics.
Link Posted: 9/15/2023 8:44:53 AM EST
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I'd love to do that someday but I don't think my 2005 Rubicon would make the trip from PA, lol.  

I like your Jeep!  One of the next upgrades I want to do is to beef up my steering.  How do you like your setup?
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I don't love it. It came with the axle.

Way stronger than stock though.

I will replace it with the Currie set up when funds allow.
Link Posted: 9/15/2023 8:46:08 AM EST
[#15]
I want to do Moab soon.

Drove 900 miles in my 2017 JKUR to wheel in the San Juan's of Colorado this summer. Epic.
Link Posted: 9/15/2023 8:46:59 AM EST
[#16]
Keep the phone number for Matts Off-Road Recovery handy.
Link Posted: 9/15/2023 8:47:10 AM EST
[#17]
Indiana signal checking in
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Link Posted: 9/15/2023 8:47:17 AM EST
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Link Posted: 9/15/2023 8:47:51 AM EST
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Link Posted: 9/15/2023 8:48:29 AM EST
[#20]
Oooof.  I feel your pain.  Drove a CJ5 with broken exhaust manifold from CO to Chicago one time.  Sold it when I got there.

We aren't hardcore 4x4ers, so the Lexus LX with heated/cooled seats, radar cruise, adjustable suspension is our choice to drive to Moab.  Slap on a set of BFGs and do some mild trails and call it good!

Looking fwd to the pics.

Link Posted: 9/15/2023 8:48:32 AM EST
[#21]
This thread has potential. Make the most of it OP
Link Posted: 9/15/2023 8:49:57 AM EST
[#22]
Regular Car Reviews: 1986 Toyota 4Runner
Link Posted: 9/15/2023 8:50:15 AM EST
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Link Posted: 9/15/2023 8:52:19 AM EST
[#24]
no OBA?
Link Posted: 9/15/2023 8:52:41 AM EST
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Link Posted: 9/15/2023 8:55:45 AM EST
[#26]
I used to do ~2500 miles at least once a year in my Jeep; drive to NY and back from MN.

The 3rd year I finally broke down and wore earplugs for the whole trip...holy shit was that a massive quality of life improvement.

Bring earpro.

Link Posted: 9/15/2023 8:58:45 AM EST
[#27]
Lots of great trails around Moab. I liked the Shaffer Switch backs and the trails West of Moab as well as north east of Moab in the hills.

Happy trails !

Link Posted: 9/15/2023 9:01:46 AM EST
[#28]
Subscribed!  Moab is awesome.
Link Posted: 9/15/2023 9:02:47 AM EST
[#29]
That’s not a real Jeep. That’s all art sedan. I’m driving my CJ5 350 miles across state here soon
Link Posted: 9/15/2023 9:05:50 AM EST
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We are all bringing several portable air compressors.
Link Posted: 9/15/2023 9:09:53 AM EST
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I don't love it. It came with the axle.

Way stronger than stock though.

I will replace it with the Currie set up when funds allow.
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If you buy the currie steering, get it from savvy and get the aluminum tie rod upgrade.
Link Posted: 9/15/2023 9:10:11 AM EST
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Link Posted: 9/15/2023 9:10:15 AM EST
[#33]
Some of y’all haven’t driven a 1st gen Isuzu Trooper from central FL through the Big Bend Ranch State Park, and it shows.

The Fuckup Fairy can’t dish out much that can’t be handled with a rented tow dolly & truck.

Drive it!

If you can’t trust it on the interstate, your rig isn’t complete.
Link Posted: 9/15/2023 9:11:14 AM EST
[#34]
Pics of tricked-out Broncos headed out to Moab not loading.
Link Posted: 9/15/2023 9:15:29 AM EST
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Only one Bronco going. Here it is relaxing in some deep mud.

Link Posted: 9/15/2023 9:16:26 AM EST
[#36]
OP likes the cock. Got it.



Have fun out there and stay safe
Link Posted: 9/15/2023 9:19:33 AM EST
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Awesome! Have fun, I love wheeling Moab.
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MTB in Moab is a hoot too. Always see piles of 4x4 vehicles there.
Link Posted: 9/15/2023 9:25:25 AM EST
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I drove a lifted 1978 CJ5 with 35's from Kansas to Nothern Michigan after I got out of the Army.

Fuck.

That.
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1976 CJ5 from Stevens Point to GA then NC Smokey's then up to the UP and back home.
Link Posted: 9/15/2023 9:29:50 AM EST
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Lots of great trails around Moab. I liked the Shaffer Switch backs and the trails West of Moab as well as north east of Moab in the hills.

Happy trails !

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My wife and I drove a 2wd Lexus RX350 or to Moab and surrounding areas a few weeks back. I saw the Shafer switchbacks, did a little reading and talked my wife into going for a ride. We did the 30+ miles of gravel on Shafer Trail and Potash Road back to Moab from Canyonlands in the RX. I can't say that I would recommend it in a 2WD with street tires, but it was amazing. I know the real off-roaders consider this a beginner trail, but it's got me thinking about a future dual sport bike adventure out to Moab, and perhaps future Jeep purchase or rentals.

The White Rim Canyon road in Canyondlands looks amazing, but that doesn't sound like a good idea without 4x4, low gears, recovery equipment, camping gear, etc.
Link Posted: 9/15/2023 9:43:23 AM EST
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OP likes the cock. Got it.



Have fun out there and stay safe
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Easy there. Or Op will give you the Cock.

IN Signal Mafia sounding off
Link Posted: 9/15/2023 9:50:34 AM EST
[#41]
Awesome! I love it out there. Plan on moving there someday.

Wife and I just did a 3000 mile trip in our Gladiator, ear plugs help with the highway speed wind noise
Link Posted: 9/15/2023 9:51:47 AM EST
[#42]
I miss my old square body cherokee.   I miss going off into the mountains and woods in that thing.   Some of the beat times in my life were 4 wheeling and camping.    Been all over California and Colorado with it.   Never made it to Utah.
Link Posted: 9/15/2023 9:58:37 AM EST
[#43]
Indiana signal awaits your return. We are stronk
Link Posted: 9/15/2023 9:59:05 AM EST
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He's not gonna be close to Matt
Link Posted: 9/15/2023 10:02:42 AM EST
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Link Posted: 9/15/2023 10:03:42 AM EST
[#46]
Make Lions Back great again….
Link Posted: 9/15/2023 10:05:36 AM EST
[#47]
I'll just leave this here for the OP to ponder......


Link Posted: 9/15/2023 10:07:03 AM EST
[#48]
Sorry your gonna die because you didn’t bring a photocopier/printer. Travel without one invites peril.
Link Posted: 9/15/2023 10:07:12 AM EST
[#49]
Good shit.
Link Posted: 9/15/2023 10:07:58 AM EST
[#50]
Hell yeah
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