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Old 01-16-2006, 09:19 PM
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You gotta do hells revenge.. you can bypass what you don't feel worthy of like me... hehehe
I never thought about that. Are their other good trails where some bypass options exist?

Hells revenge, steal bender, metal masher...

Sounds like fun! Maybe time to hit the slider project

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you can bypass everything on behind the rocks except for white knuckle hill. My buddy did it in his CJ7 on 31s (and his transfer skid plate hangs low so he has less clearance than I do) just fine. Strapped up the rear bumper for white knuckle. Of course it's a lot more fun if you try stuff, but there are a lot of trails that have bypasses.
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Speaking of getting to CM06 and seeing how projects always take longer than planned. I am wondering which you would rather at Moab. Power steering or a rear locker?

I may need to prioritize...

Thank you for all the tips so far, as each trail comes up I take a look at the descriptions...

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Speaking of getting to CM06 and seeing how projects always take longer than planned. I am wondering which you would rather at Moab. Power steering or a rear locker?

I may need to prioritize...

Thank you for all the tips so far, as each trail comes up I take a look at the descriptions...

...an appreciative rock stacker.


Tough call! Have to say locker if ya wanna play on tougher trails but PS is a VERY worthy mod!!!! Both will leave you wondering why you didn't do them earlier!
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I'd proably say power steering.. though I've never had to wheel without either .

But my logic is you only need lockers on maybe .0004% of the terrain that you'll be driving over, and that's if you aim for obstacles. But you pretty much always use the steering wheel. This is your daily driver right? pimp it out! Don't worry about being locked there will be someone in front & behind you with strap if needed, and learning how to pick lines & use a little momentum isn't such a bad thing either.
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I am wondering which you would rather at Moab. Power steering or a rear locker?
Dollar for dollar a locker, its so cheap, quick and easy. Nak has a very valid point though, in a DD PS is probably more important. Unless you go with mini truck PS though its a much more significant mod.

Romer did mini PS and a great write up on mud, it is a one day job once you have all the parts.

Saginaw, Scout, or FJ-60/62 PS are a much bigger job.
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Pleanty of time before moab for both to be done...

My vote is to do PS. You'll still have pleanty of fun on easier trails and can hit some harder ones in the future with a rear locker.
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first hand experience,do some p/s.you will wanna look around at the scenerey and then bang wheel comes jerking out of your hand.i lost 3 days wheelin in moab cause of that.ask anyone that was around me,i was bitchin about it.
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You will appreciate the power steering more often than the locker, but both are great additions. The rear locker installation is so easy that it doesn't really fall in the same class of modifications.

I did my first CM w/o power steering. When I sank the front end of my 40 into the golden crack and then needed to turn my tires, it took two of us on the steering wheel to get them turned in the right direction. Good thing those stock steering wheels are big!

I remember the first time I went wheeling after the PS install. At the end of the day, I was wondering why my arms weren't so sore, like they usually were. Then it occured to me: power steering! It makes driving your 40 a lot more civilized.

Trail selection

My advice: don't do "Behind The Rocks" on your first Moab run. Get some experience behind the wheel. Here are some great, challenging, scenic, fun runs that you will love:
  • Fins & Things
  • Hells Revenge
  • Elephant Hill
  • Steel Bender
  • Metal Masher
  • Kane Creek
  • Wipe-Out Hill
All of these are great trails. I'll be probably be leading Fins on Thursday, and it's always a blast. Hells Revenge is a lot like Fins & Things, so I would pick one of these, not both. Kane Creek will give you some very different scenery than Fins/Hells, so that is a good choice too (lots of water crossings!) Elephant Hill is a long day with a lot of driving, but the scenery is spectacular. Plus you also get the added benefit of two nice hikes during the day, so you'll actually get out of your vehicle for a bit.
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