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04-08-2013 09:35 PM
HK_Runner So much for keeping the Rubi stock (I did last a year stock though). Will post back after my Moab trip...should have it all done before that.
04-01-2013 05:13 PM
HK_Runner Oh, it's fun...more fun than my GF screaming that we are going to flip and die. That tends to distract me.

When things get rough, I usually disco the swaybar. Yes, I have stock 32s. I will make sure to take that hitch off though. I'll take it slow and not hit things too hard.
04-01-2013 04:46 PM
jeepndon
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Oh, I have my eyes on Fin 'n Things, Seven Mile Rim, and Top of the World. Researching the tough obstacle through my guide book and traildamage.com. I am undecided on Kane Creek (may be too tough). May do Bull Canyon (easy) to see Gemini Bridges from underneath.
One thing to do is when you come up to a obsticale your uncertain if you can make it up before you start up it lock front and rear diffs then you won't have to back down and do it. of course what fun is that! I see you have the 2012 Rubicon I think you have 32" tires on that I only had 245/75 on mine that is like 31" I also was not disconnected upfront and still made it without much issue.
04-01-2013 03:23 PM
HK_Runner Oh, I have my eyes on Fin 'n Things, Seven Mile Rim, and Top of the World. Researching the tough obstacle through my guide book and traildamage.com. I am undecided on Kane Creek (may be too tough). May do Bull Canyon (easy) to see Gemini Bridges from underneath.
04-01-2013 03:19 PM
HK_Runner Oh, VERY good thing you said this. I better take off my longer-than-stock DrawTite hitch. I have no winch yet either, so will take a shovel and recovery straps. I hope we don't get stuck but being closer to the weekend means there will be others around.
04-01-2013 02:56 PM
jeepndon
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Work has finally driven me insane so to get my sanity back, we are heading to Moab (April 18-21). Last time, I took my stock 2005 4Runner so stuck to the easier trails. Based on decent driving skills, I want to do some interesting trails that are still okay for my stock Rubi. What are your top 2-3 recommendations?

It will just be my girlfriend and me (unless any of you are planning on Moab that weekend) and I certainly don't want to try anything really tough. I was thinking about Fins 'N Things and maybe Kane Creek. I have not done those. Any thoughts? I have done the easy stuff like Gemini Bridges, and 3-4 of other the easier ones but I forget the names. Good scenery and interesting geographical structures interests us more than the biggest obstacle we can climb over, so I would like to avoid trails where I definitely risk body damage or we risk disappearing forever into a crack in the earth. Thanks!
I just took my stock Rubi up to moab EJS has a blast I had no problems with Fins and things it scraped the tow hitch many times but nothing damaging. I also went down 7 mile rim got hung up twice but just changed approch angle and went right through. you should be able to do anything thats rated a 4 or below a 5 will be much more challanging. On Seven mile rim we had a stock Liberty with us and they made it without any damage got stuck pretty good once.

Now I am working on taking my stock stuff off and putting the lift from my 99 TJ on it.
03-27-2013 05:08 AM
slsbl77
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I bought this Guide to Moab, UT Backroads & 4-Wheel-Drive Trails: Charles A. Wells, Shelley Mayer: 9781934838068: Amazon.com: Books My Wife and I are going in late May. I like the blue trails, but she will only like the green trails. So, we are going on the green trails...
Going on green trails will insure your happiness in Moab.....
03-26-2013 08:18 PM
HK_Runner Yup, I now have the exact same book. I was hoping for local knowledge in a sense. I think I will try Fins n Things and maybe Top of the World. Kane Creeks too- just need to make sure a stock Rubi can generally make it through without body damage. I am a careful and slow driver, and I scout lines but lack the experience of most offroaders.
03-26-2013 08:11 PM
YJ325i I bought this Guide to Moab, UT Backroads & 4-Wheel-Drive Trails: Charles A. Wells, Shelley Mayer: 9781934838068: Amazon.com: Books My Wife and I are going in late May. I like the blue trails, but she will only like the green trails. So, we are going on the green trails...
03-26-2013 04:11 PM
HK_Runner
Stock Rubicon- need Moab trail advice

Work has finally driven me insane so to get my sanity back, we are heading to Moab (April 18-21). Last time, I took my stock 2005 4Runner so stuck to the easier trails. Based on decent driving skills, I want to do some interesting trails that are still okay for my stock Rubi. What are your top 2-3 recommendations?

It will just be my girlfriend and me (unless any of you are planning on Moab that weekend) and I certainly don't want to try anything really tough. I was thinking about Fins 'N Things and maybe Kane Creek. I have not done those. Any thoughts? I have done the easy stuff like Gemini Bridges, and 3-4 of other the easier ones but I forget the names. Good scenery and interesting geographical structures interests us more than the biggest obstacle we can climb over, so I would like to avoid trails where I definitely risk body damage or we risk disappearing forever into a crack in the earth. Thanks!

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