Haven't posted here in a while and it's time to post up some pics and a couple vids of my first Moab experience.
I still can't believe I'm only an hour and a half from Moab and I have only wheeled there this one time. For sure will be going back...just not during June!!! Temps were very near 100 degrees...poor Heep was running warm most of the trip. Slow speeds and a Black Jeep with AC full bore really took it's toll.
Anyways, on to the good stuff!
The pics below were taken from inside Arches NP on the "Tower Arch" trail. It took almost the full day to make this trek, it starts just after Sand Dunes Arch and follows a washboard laden road out into the desert about 7 miles before the fun begins.
The trail down to Tower Arch was precarious, there were a lot of off camber areas that me a little nervous since we were going it alone. We made it Tower Arch...but it was easily 100 degrees outside and buggy. So I snapped some quick pics and we were on our way.
The trail back to Balanced Rock was fun...but very long...over 9 miles of slow going twist, turns, sand dunes and rock. This trail was fun to do once, but I doubt I would run it again.
On the build side, I've mainly just been picking up the pieces of past projects. I finally finished the E-brake setup...I just cut some spring off of the cable and wrapped around the disc pull lever, then secured it with a mini u-bolt.
I managed to score a ZJ Proportioning valve finally! It doesn't make much difference around town with normal braking, but I really noticed it on Fins n' Things when I needed to hold the vehicle on a steep incline.
In the mail is a set of HD Engineering Shackle Relocation Brackets for the leaf springs. Hopefully this will complete my suspension build for a while. I still need an adjustable track bar, but I figure I'll wear out the stock one first.
And a couple POV videos on Fins.