Got a little hairy on Hell's Gate (bad angle for the shot)
We had a great time and got to meet some great new people. Moab is always such an amazing time. There isn't anywhere else like it. Such a release from work for me. It was funny to hear about the Project-JK / JK-Jam drama as well.
Overall the JK did great. It's certainly more capable than I am driving it at this point. It's so weird getting used to this coming from my TJ, but I'm getting the hang more and more. I can't believe what this thing will climb!
My power steering gear box has developed a bit of slop and my pump whines occasionally now. Nothing too bad but it's enough to concern me being that I haven't even done anything hard in the JK yet. I'm working with a local guy on developing a hydraulic assist kit. Hopefully we'll be able to bring these to market.
My 5.38's performed flawlessly. I can't say I've ever had a vehicle geared perfectly until now. I think these are spot on for 37's and perfect for wheeling with the 4:1 t-case. My RE long arm kit performed great as well. I'm amazed at the traction this kit provides, something that others don't tend to focus on. This is hands down the best suspension I've run to date for Moab type terrain. There's no wheel hop whatsoever on full throttle climbs, the front doesn't lift, the vehicle just stays in control and hooks up. Oh and it flexes pretty damn well too, and provided an extremely comfortable ride to and from Moab. I was doing 90mph+ at times and never had a worry. I've never been able to drive a Jeep comfortably at 90 until now.
The JK has officially grown on me