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Old 01-14-2011, 06:41 PM
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Originally Posted by corsair23 View Post
Get sliders and don't go "cheap" - I don't know of any cheap sliders for an 80 but slapping on some "nerf bars" or the like can cause just as much damage as having nothing. You might be just fine without them but if you miscalculate on the trail, the cost to repair the rocker panel(s) will make the cost of a good set of sliders look cheap.

Matt covered you on E-Hill - just know that it is a LONG day as the drive to/from the trailhead is quite far from Moab...IIRC you meet at 7am vs. the more normal 9am time for tha majority of the other trails.

I'm trying to think of other stockish 80 friendly trails...Fins & Things as Matt mentioned although that one can be a rear bumper eater (if you have the stock rear bumper and a hitch, leave the hitch on to protect the rear bumper). As I recall Hells Revenge is actually not bad (been a couple years) as the harder obstacles are optional and even they aren't really rocker killers. I'd avoid Porcupine Rim and Poison Spider Mesa and probably Wipeout Hill.

Best bet, just get the 285s and sliders on and go from there.
The First part of wipeout is all a sand run, and would not be an issue... Maybe Nakman can say something about after the Hill itself. There are several climbs, but i don't remember is they were Rocker eaters or not...

Don't Forget Chicken Corners... Great for beginners (any comments Matt)...

The second half of Fins and things is also not bad, but as you point out there are a couple bumper eaters on the first section....
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