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Link Posted: 9/15/2023 11:09:28 AM EDT
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One of the best camping experiences I’ve had was in a first come first serve rustic campground back in the Canyonlands national park. The stargazing was fantastic.
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Link Posted: 9/15/2023 11:11:34 AM EDT
[#2]
1 - AWESOME!

2 - in my experience, a Jeep configured for proper offroad, is just terrible on the highway.  White knuckle drive at those 10 MPG highway speeds with loud tires, and you feel like it's just going to jump off the road and flip at any moment.  I would not enjoy a 1500 mile highway road trip in one going 70+, I'll say that!   Can you just tow it? (You'll get about the same mileage either way!)

But once you get to MOAB, you will be a God amongst men, with that badboy.
Link Posted: 9/15/2023 11:12:57 AM EDT
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Have to make due with Baby Lions Back...
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Link Posted: 9/15/2023 11:14:49 AM EDT
[#4]
Be sure to post pics here.
https://www.ar15.com/forums/General/OVERLAND-ing-Talk-Rigs-Mods-Trails-Trips-Part-2/5-2559303/

Also don't forget the jeep wave.  I believe jeep guys do this so they have friends willing to give them a pull when stuck on the side of the road.
Link Posted: 9/15/2023 11:15:31 AM EDT
[#5]
Going there and wheelin' will be nice but are you going to be able to drive it home?
Link Posted: 9/15/2023 11:18:34 AM EDT
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1976 CJ5 from Stevens Point to GA then NC Smokey's then up to the UP and back home.
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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.


1976 CJ5 from Stevens Point to GA then NC Smokey's then up to the UP and back home.



I had a couple of CJ5's back in the '70's. Great fun........for a while. Not so great on road trips.
Link Posted: 9/15/2023 11:25:08 AM EDT
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Trail Mater covers Moab, Matt is further south.
Link Posted: 9/15/2023 11:30:24 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 9/15/2023 11:42:36 AM EDT
[#9]
Have fun OP!

If he can’t drive it back the IN signal mafia group will make sure he gets home!

Oh and…

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Link Posted: 9/15/2023 11:44:12 AM EDT
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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.
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I've done the White Rim Trail twice, both times in an all-stock 4Runner SR5 with factory tires. We camped for two nights on each of the trips. It might have been doable in one day, during the summer when you have more daylight, but that would be a long, long day.

Got stuck once on Potash Road during or not long after monsoon season, but getting pulled out of that was easy. During dry season it wouldn't have happened at all.
Link Posted: 9/15/2023 11:49:01 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 9/15/2023 11:52:32 AM EDT
[#12]
You need to update the thread as you go, from the time you leave, along the way, getting there, on the trails and back.

Update how things go, what works, what failed...
Link Posted: 9/15/2023 11:59:15 AM EDT
[#13]
Have fun. Now that you have shown us your Jeep. What guns are you bringing for the trip?
I brought my Glock 43X and AR15 with me out to Colorado last year to hit the Jeep trails.

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Link Posted: 9/15/2023 12:10:11 PM EDT
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Have fun. Now that you have shown us your Jeep. What guns are you bringing for the trip?
I brought my Glock 43X and AR15 with me out to Colorado last year to hit the Jeep trails.

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Hellcat Pro with Chinasun 507k


Colt 6920 upper, poverty lower.
PA ACSS red dot and 4 mags.

Link Posted: 9/15/2023 12:10:46 PM EDT
[#15]
Jealous here OP

Have a great time..!!
Link Posted: 9/15/2023 12:26:34 PM EDT
[#16]
Moab is an amazing place.  Jealous.
Link Posted: 9/15/2023 12:28:39 PM EDT
[#17]
Man I dread driving my TJ to the KAT from Indiana hats off to you.
Link Posted: 9/15/2023 12:42:18 PM EDT
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Hellcat Pro with Chinasun 507k
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Colt 6920 upper, poverty lower.
PA ACSS red dot and 4 mags.
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Woa there buddy. 4 mags...? The yotes will eat your babies if you roll with anything less than 10. At least make sure one of them is sporting some photo realism.
Link Posted: 9/15/2023 12:52:33 PM EDT
[#19]
I really want to take my X3 out there.  We ride the Black Hills all the time but I'd love to see Moab.
Link Posted: 9/15/2023 1:00:03 PM EDT
[#20]
Went to Moab for the first time last summer.

What a spectacular place.  

I want to go back. Soon.

Have fun OP!

Link Posted: 9/15/2023 1:05:01 PM EDT
[#21]
Cool.
Link Posted: 9/15/2023 1:18:42 PM EDT
[#22]
Awesome! We do a Moab or Rockies trip once a year.

What trials are you going once you’re there?

Link Posted: 9/15/2023 1:22:11 PM EDT
[#23]
We did 2,500 miles round trip in our gx460 to go wheeling in Ouray, Co in July. Had issues on the way up and only got to do two trails. It sucked after building up a vehicle to take up there after wanting to go for years only to not do any of the trails we wanted to do. Got to see some beautiful areas though.
Link Posted: 9/15/2023 1:22:36 PM EDT
[#24]
I've been wheeling out there 10 times and driven my rig from NE Ill-annoy each time. The only thing I've broken is a sway bar end link (back when I had sway bars). and I don't wheel the easy trails.
It does make me a little nervous wheeling for 7 days and then having to drive nearly 1400 miles home after, but I wheel my rig accordingly. The answer is not always all the skinny pedal.

Have a great time
Link Posted: 9/15/2023 1:37:04 PM EDT
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Trail list voted on by the group. May change during trip. In no particular order.

Top of the world
Seven mile rim
Long canyon trail
Onion trail
Hell's revenge
Link Posted: 9/15/2023 1:57:42 PM EDT
[#27]
It's not the 1500 miles out there that's the potential problem, it's the 1500 miles back...

It'll be an adventure at least.
Link Posted: 9/15/2023 3:10:36 PM EDT
[#28]
Good luck, have fun and pay attention to your rig.  My son (a real dumbass in his younger years) had me re-gear the Samurai so he could go rock crawling.  He failed to tell me about the rock crawling part.  So he’s 125 miles from home, slides off a rock and the center section landed on the rock.  He split the weld in the center and didn’t know it.  Drove it home, and drove it around a week or two after.
Told him I was done being his pit mechanic.  Sold it.  If he told me what he was doing we could have installed sliders or something to protect the housing.
Link Posted: 9/15/2023 3:24:30 PM EDT
[#29]
Forgot what trail we were on when i took this pic.
Link Posted: 9/15/2023 3:26:44 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 9/15/2023 3:38:06 PM EDT
[#31]
Used to travel to Moab annually in my 2012 4Runner. My favorite place in the US.
Link Posted: 9/15/2023 7:39:58 PM EDT
[#32]
Go have fun then post pics!

LJ for the win!
Link Posted: 9/15/2023 8:06:10 PM EDT
[#33]
If you need mechanical help I’m in eastern Iowa, shoot me a message
Link Posted: 9/15/2023 8:10:28 PM EDT
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Appreciate it. Hope I don't.
Link Posted: 9/15/2023 8:14:28 PM EDT
[#35]
Be sure to stop for a minute in Cisco, UT.
Link Posted: 9/15/2023 8:37:30 PM EDT
[#36]
Good luck.
Link Posted: 9/15/2023 8:50:54 PM EDT
[#37]
Thanks the good lord you don't have gay angry eyes
Link Posted: 9/16/2023 8:05:52 AM EDT
[#38]
We need updates or train pictures!!!
[IN signal group]
Link Posted: 9/16/2023 8:16:32 AM EDT
[#39]
Nice!  My LJ was a POS that should have been lemoned.
Link Posted: 9/16/2023 8:49:59 AM EDT
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Many trips to the UP in this to wheel and camp when I was a young man
Top speed 66 sway filled mph
Link Posted: 9/16/2023 8:52:01 AM EDT
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What are you bring for spare parts and tools?

Running stock front shafts I would recommend spare shafts for easy change out, The shafts ujoint ears are the weak point.  Its even a quicker trail swap with the wheel bearing attached as a unit.

As a owner of a Bronco and a TJ, The Bronco driver is going to have a nice comfortable ride there.  You, not so much

FYI, the ZJ steering upgrade is plenty strong for 35s" and a a lot less $ than the Currie setup.




Link Posted: 9/16/2023 8:54:44 AM EDT
[#42]
No skid plates?



I see sliders.

Link Posted: 9/16/2023 8:56:24 AM EDT
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I didn't get the copy/printer reference.
Link Posted: 9/16/2023 8:58:37 AM EDT
[#44]
Have a great trip and be safe.
Link Posted: 9/16/2023 9:02:31 AM EDT
[#45]
It's not the getting there, it's the getting back that can be challenging.

Enjoy!!!!!
Link Posted: 9/16/2023 9:15:02 AM EDT
[#46]
As a former owner of a built LJ.

Godspeed

I complained about 5 hours to Kentucky to wheel it.

So sweet when you get there.

Link Posted: 9/16/2023 10:38:19 AM EDT
[#47]
So, how many times did you smash your head before you put that pipe insulation on the high-lift?



Link Posted: 9/16/2023 10:47:22 AM EDT
[#48]
I loved it. Didn’t go on any hard trails though.

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Link Posted: 9/16/2023 9:23:28 PM EDT
[#49]
Made it to Nebraska. Jeep was a handful running 75mph.

Here's my camp.


Letting the old girl cool off after a long day of not dieing.
Link Posted: 9/16/2023 9:32:51 PM EDT
[#50]
Your idea could be worse

Will the mini jeep make it to Moab? Ep1: The build.
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