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MDH33
02-10-2009, 12:19 PM
I have a question regarding tech inspection for Cruise Moab '09:

For those of us going on the overnight run who will need earlier inspections, Kurt had mentioned getting people inspected on Tuesday and possibly heading out to camp in the Swell Tuesday night and starting the trail run Wednesday morning.

Would it be possible to get my rig inspected the week prior to leaving for moab? I am planning on being out in the desert for several days before the event and then meeting up with the overnight group in the Swell. I don't want to have to come back to Moab just to get my rig inspected if possible.

thoughts? :beer:

Hulk
02-10-2009, 12:49 PM
The leaders of the overnight group will have the authority to do inspections. So when you show up, they will do tech in on your vehicle.

MDH33
02-10-2009, 01:00 PM
muchas gracias! :thumb:

LETSROLL
02-10-2009, 02:27 PM
I have a question on this topic as well. I'm bringing my nearly stock 40 to CM09. I'm not doing the overnight ride, but I was hoping to take it on the trails rated with a #2? It's got no lift (currently) and the tires are basic 235/75R/15 truck tires. Am I'm going to have problems?

Is there something inexpensive I can do to improve the ride?

Thanks!

Hulk
02-10-2009, 03:18 PM
I have a question on this topic as well. I'm bringing my nearly stock 40 to CM09. I'm not doing the overnight ride, but I was hoping to take it on the trails rated with a #2? It's got no lift (currently) and the tires are basic 235/75R/15 truck tires. Am I'm going to have problems?

Is there something inexpensive I can do to improve the ride?

Thanks!

The only trail rated at a 2 is Chicken Corners (which I have never run, but it's supposed to be incredibly scenic and cool). A stock FJ40 will be just fine on this trail -- no modifications are necessary. Just make sure your tires aren't bald and your truck doesn't leak fluids.

Essential reading:


Cruise Moab trail rating system (http://cruisemoab.com/trail-rating-system.asp)
TLCA Vehicle Inspection Requirements (http://tlca.org/web/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=80&Itemid=94)

MDH33
02-10-2009, 05:25 PM
I have a question on this topic as well. I'm bringing my nearly stock 40 to CM09. I'm not doing the overnight ride, but I was hoping to take it on the trails rated with a #2? It's got no lift (currently) and the tires are basic 235/75R/15 truck tires. Am I'm going to have problems?

Is there something inexpensive I can do to improve the ride?

Thanks!

A stock 40 is fine. (especially with the top and doors left behind at the campground :cool: ). Some cheap mods that will make your trail rides more enjoyable: Bikini top, a cooler to keep your water and sodas cold, a CB that works well. ;)

Hulk
02-10-2009, 11:21 PM
It should be noted that a CB radio is a requirement for Cruise Moab this year. It's well worth the money: you'll have a lot more fun on the trail listening to the rest of the group chat. Some of our trail leaders know a lot of history of the area as well, and they share.

LETSROLL
02-11-2009, 10:09 AM
Awesome. Thanks for the advice. I'll b making a purchase at CB Sevice Center on Sheridan! My wife and I plus the dog re drivng out in the 40 (that should be fun).
Look for us on the road. We'll be in the right hand lane!

MDH33
02-11-2009, 10:24 AM
Awesome. Thanks for the advice. I'll b making a purchase at CB Sevice Center on Sheridan! My wife and I plus the dog re drivng out in the 40 (that should be fun).
Look for us on the road. We'll be in the right hand lane!

I drove my 40 the last two years - on super swamper LTB's! You'll be riding in comfort in your 40. Great looking rig! :thumb:

Trapper50cal
03-04-2009, 11:15 PM
That's a good looking 40!

Rock Dog
03-07-2009, 01:43 AM
With that hard top it will be a smoothe ride.. in the many years i drove my 40, it was always the tire and wind noise heard in the Rag top that got to me the most.. i would only hear the radio when pulling off the highway to get gas.... even startled me a few times :rolleyes:

With the 40 do yourself a favor and take the scenic route through Cisco, instead of staying on the highway all the way.... definitely a prettier drive :D

farnhamstj
03-07-2009, 09:03 PM
Is there something inexpensive I can do to improve the ride?

Thanks!

Let some air out of your tires when you leave the pavement. Drive to camp with your hardtop and doors on. We'll help you remove them at camp if you choose. Takes under 15minutes. Be prepared for lunches on trail. Be ready to learn a lot. Ask people questions and make an effort to meet people.