So I have a new deadline to finish a few random projects! Headed to Moab on May 1st-4th.
My family tries to go once or twice a year and this time I said screw it and made sure to take all 3 days off of work so I could be there the whole time. We've gone probably a dozen times the last 7 or 8 years and have run a ton of the trails. So I'm looking for opinions of trails that are NOT the routine. We've done Hell's Revenge and Fins probably 4 times a piece... Here's my thoughts so far:
Day 1: Travel early morning, so an afternoon trail with two rigs
Day 2: 3 or 4 rigs, our full group
if I can convince everybody to drive that far.
. I've done Steel Bender and Cliff Hanger, so I feel like this would complete the set. How hardcore is it? About the same as Steel Bender and Cliff Hanger from what I've read, but from those who've actually done it is it bumpy and rough the whole day? Fun obstacles? Scary obstacles?
Day 4: 3 hr drive home after the trail.
Totally up in the air!
I've considered 7 Mile Rim as its one of my favorites, but its really long and as we'll be driving that day it turns me off of that. Possibility of swapping days 3 and 4 since I believe Metal Masher will be a shorter trail. However... Any other trails that would be fun?
Thanks for the input, whoever is reading!
Project list for Moab
1. Finalize bumpstops.
I don't think I'll have much issue, but I'd rather be safe than sorry. I don't want to bust a shock/mount and I don't want to tear up my fender flares. I'm basically only concerned about the rears. But I think I need about 5 inches of total bump as the PO never installed bumpstops on the 6 inch lift he did.
2. Remove tire carrier from rear bumper.
I don't like the weight back there. I want to move the tire into the passenger compartment over the rear axle, which brings me to...
3. Construct wooden box to cover amps
and fit under rear seat if possible. I want a shallow wooden box to cover my amps so that when the back seat is out ( which it is most of the time unless I'm taking a bunch of people wheeling), I can lay my spare tire down on top of it, tie it down, and still not have a chance of damaging of the electronics. Anybody done anything like this? Is it even possible? I know the back end of my seat has about a 3 or 4 inch clearance, and that tapers towards the front of the seat. Any links to any ideas would be awesome!
Also there is the problem of cooling. I picked up a free computer fan that I plan to run to the remote wire from one of the amps. Will this draw too much power and blow up the fan? It can ground to the same location as the amp, so I'm not worried there. Just worried about the current. If necessary I will put two computer fans in the box to make sure the amps stay nice and cool. Any problems that I'm overlooking?
4. Install engine skid plate.
I think I'm going to come up with a one inch bracket to extend towards the engine. This will get the arm that supports the skid away from the upper suspension link. Not my favorite idea and I'm still slightly pissed that it didn't bolt right in... But that's just part of the deal right? Not everything will work perfectly all the time.