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post #11 of 45 (permalink) Old 11-29-2016, 10:16 AM
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This is fantastic! I was thinking of going to Moab next year for a few days and was wondering what my lifted KL would be or not be able to do and this is extremely helpful. Thanks!
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Great write-up!! Thanks
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Here are a few possible trails at Moab that your TH can handle
I have not done any Moab trails in a KL but have been there 3 times, for a week each time

Agree on Fins being a must do for your first time ... also
Elephant Hill
Chicken Corners
Hey Joe
Klondike Bluffs
Shaffer Canyon ... easy with spectacular views

I am back and forth on H**l's Revenge, while H**ls Gate is the intense section ... if it rains even H**ls Revenge can be a lot for the inexperienced, it can get real slick very fast

Poison Spider ... I would have to say no, especially on 31" tires


If you don't me asking ... how much off road experience do you have? Especially with climbing or descending small rock ledges 12" to 14". Since you are not going until spring you have plenty of time to gain experience
One add that you would be thankful for would be to add rock sliders (rails)


Shafer Canyon, which is located within Canyonlands National Park

I beg to differ on Poison Spider. I did it along with Fins N Things, ****'s Revenge, and Top of the World two weeks ago; a four badge weekend. Vehicle was stock with Aussie lift and RRO super sliders. Also did Seven Mile Rim, Wipe Out Hill, and Dome Plateau before the lift. Recently I've upgraded to the Aussie Plus lift and BFG KO2 235/80R17 tires. Looking to do some level 6 trails.

Go to TrailDamage.com for a quick internet search and down-loadable GPS tracks.
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... For the slow stair steps and descents, I assume having it in 4 low and riding the brake is what's best?

@fusseli, I would not ride the brake. Your TH has descent control for a reason; use it and the TH basically drives itself. It's a beautiful tool. I have the SelecTrac in "auto" most of the time and switch to "rock" mode to lock in the rear wheels only on the steepest of climbs or tough steps. Practice makes perfect.

FYI, I did the Bath Tub and Tip Over challenges on He--'s Revenge with no issues.
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... For the slow stair steps and descents, I assume having it in 4 low and riding the brake is what's best?


@fusseli, I would not ride the brake. Your TH has descent control for a reason; use it and the TH basically drives itself. It's a beautiful tool. I have the SelecTrac in "auto" most of the time and switch to "rock" mode to lock in the rear wheels only on the steepest of climbs or tough steps. Practice makes perfect.



FYI, I did the Bath Tub and Tip Over challenges on He--'s Revenge with no issues.


Like he said tip over no problem. Picture 1. Pic 2= car wash or maybe it is called bath tub?


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@ Mudster, those are nice rims. Are they bead lockers? Please forward the brand. Got love those KO2 tires. I just got a full set of 5; early Christmas gift.
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Moab KL/Trailhawk Trail Guide, Please provide input!

Thanks. They look like they could be but I am pretty sure no. ATX. Jeep specific. Used this site to size them. Had to go to 18 inch rim on my TH though. only bummer is there is not a ko2 in exactly 31 inch tire. Ended up wit 30.5. 265 60 18. Passenger pinch weld huge so it rubs. Likely due to 1 inch spacer.


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Many of these trails DO NOT need a lift or larger tires. I have the Rocky Road sliders, and would highly recommend them before doing anything in Moab.

The BOH trails that I have completed are similar to @taatmk. I also added Poison Spider Steel Bender, and Top of the World. In my opinion, Poison Spider is the most difficult trail in the Moab area that a KL can do without significant modifications. Top of the World has some very steep drops on the downward section of the loop, your tail pipes will suffer damage. Steel Bender is a fun trail, I did get a large dent in my skid plate when I slid off a rock. Pick you lines, walk the obstacles before you try them, and always travel with others. Happy trails!


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I am planning a trip down to Moab next spring, 2017, and want to get an idea for what people have done in a TH down in the desert paradise. My TH is stock but it would be nice to get a real-world reference point for what's doable at Moab in either a stock or modified KL.
  • What trail(s) have you done?
  • What designated difficulty level (Moab trail or Jeep Badge of Honor) (1-10)?
  • Did you complete all obstacles, if not which ones did you skip?
  • Was your TH stock, if not, what major mods?

From what I've read on the forum, thanks @taatmk and @Jenk

(?) Easy trails (any KL / non-TH) could do:
Onion Creek
Shafer Trail
Potash Road
Hurrah Pass
Gemini Bridges

Trails a TH can do, but better with mods and/or skipping obstacles:
Fins & Things (3-4), stock TH can't do Jug Handle
****'s Revenge (3-6)
Top of the World (3-4)

(?) Trails a TH can do with a lift and 31" tires:
Poison Spider (4-6), maybe tough?
Elephant Hill (5-7), ?

Helpful links
http://www.discovermoab.com/fourwheel.htm
http://www.cruisemoab.com/trail-rating-system.asp


I'm surprised this isn't a sticky or something already. Please provide input and help me refine the lists!
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The TH can take you places you didn't think you could go!
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