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Old 10-17-2012, 01:54 PM
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Thanks FJBrady. What do you have on your 40? Did you put stronger axles in or do you run stock?
Upgraded axles. My axles have wheel spacers which give me a 60 axle width. I am still sprung under.

I would like to stretch the wheel base, spring it over, etc. I don't have that kind of money at the moment and driving it the way it is adds to the excitement.

One thing about Moab is the traction is insane and you will be come a better driver as a result. You will go up stuff that looks impossible and ace it.

Come on out, you will have a good time at CM13....you wont regret it or forget it.
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Old 10-17-2012, 01:57 PM
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Thanks Subzali. That's my next question. Which trails to start with? The wheeling here is nothing like out west. My son is in the Air Force Academy and I plan on spending more time in CO. Thanks Gerdo for the link to trail damage.

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Old 10-17-2012, 03:21 PM
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Gerdo, which climbs are you referring to? Climbs such as Kenny's Climb on Fins and Things are scary the first time, then you realize that your 40 can do it and then they become fun! I have yet to do Launch Pad though, I know that's another puckery one...


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I know you guys do the same climbs that I do (almost the same, I have done Launch Pad). They still freak me out at times and my wheel base is 15" longer (105.3" vs 90"). Steady easy power up the steep stuff.
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thats how I do the Moab.
Hey, Kimmel, let's go do the Moab at the end of the month! I need a trip!

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Hey, Kimmel, let's go do the Moab at the end of the month! I need a trip!

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Its been a long time since I wheeled my 40 but I'd say with 33" and a 2.5" lift the oem wheelbase is fine. After that I'd want to start considering going longer. But I just drive a big lumbering bus with AC now
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The only trail I would avoid is Pritchett. The rest are totally doable. Once you get a few trips under your belt then run Pritchett.

33s and a rear locker will get you through 95% of what Moab has to offer (excluding area bfe.)
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Thanks for the info on the trails. What lockers are you running? Are you running 15" rims or bigger? Are you using a roll cage?
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There are many variables in what works in moab. The biggest thing is if you cobble something together, moab and the traction rich rock will reveal it's flaws quickly. As nakman noted you don't want to be that guy.

IMHO a standard setup for most trails to have a good time are 33-35's a 2-4" lift and a rear locker. If you want to run without a hard top have a roll cage. That's really it.

Taller you go the wider you'll want.

That'll get you a good start to then build something more specific. I'd set it up basic, run some trails and see what you want to do going forward then build it to that.

what trails do you want to run? are into overlanding, or do you trailer your 40 to where you wheel? Everyone here has the perfect setup
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