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Got back from my first trip to moab yesterday

I went down thursday. We went on Pritchet canyon, Behind the Rocks, Hells Revenge, and Moab Rim.
I broke a spring hanger on the front and came home Sunday morning. - We welded it back when I got home. I could have had it done down there, but I was tired, and they were only going for 1/2 day anyway.
I had a good time. A few things I learned:
1. Generally, the CJ 5's had a harder time - wheelbase.
A cherokee with no lockers could climb stuff the 5's couldn't - locked front and rear.
2 I need a better Carb. - my kept flooding out.
3. I need a bigger lift. I was bottoming out quite a bit. (I think either a spring over or 4" w/35's)
4. I need to make new spring/shock mount plates so the bolts don't hang down below the spring pack (rear)
5. I am way minor league compared to most of the rigs down there.
6. My driving skills (ability to pick better lines by myself) improved quite a bit in those 2 days. (still a rookie)

I will post a couple pics. - The angles don't seem to be a bad as I remember. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Re: Got back from my first trip to moab yesterday

Those are some great pics. It looks like you had a good time. Isn't that what this sport is all about, having a good time, and learning, and becoming better? Live and learn that is what I like to say.
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great pictures, sounds like you had a good time and learned something too. i don't know what the trail rating is for gemini bridges, but it's a nice relaxed run, and one i like alot. [img]images/graemlins/40BEER.gif[/img]
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Looks like loads 'o fun! I'm jealous! I wish I could go to MOAB. And to the Rubicon. And to the US, for that matter...

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1. I'm green with envy... but I gotta ask...
2. Where's the picture of you going[*]Up [*]Down
3. Lion's Back?
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Re: Got back from my first trip to moab yesterday

The first pictures are all going up pritchet canyon. The last picture of the yellow jeep is on the behind the rocks trail. I can't remember the name of the hill. - it had a bypass that I took. That darn carb scared me to death. It killed on my quite often going up those hills.
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