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Easter Jeep Safari in Moab - Mechanical Mecca In Moab

Posted in Moab Experience: 2015 on July 11, 2014
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The annual Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah, is the one event we look forward to all year. Around the water cooler, we talk about which vehicle we plan to take, what trails we want to run, and more importantly, all the modifications and repairs we need to get done to our tow and trail rigs before the event. These are basically the same conversations you have with your off-roading friends before hitting your favorite annual 4x4 event, only the Easter Jeep Safari is different than any other off-road event in the world.

If you haven’t attended yet, you should add it to your bucket list. The week-long shindig turns the quiet town of Moab into a city jammed with 4x4s of all makes, shapes, and sizes. But no matter what the level of driver and off-road rig, there are awesome people to meet and amazing trails with incredible views to run. Bring a buddy, and we promise, you will have the time of your life. Don’t forget to make reservations early. Hotels book up quickly. For more info about the largest 4x4 event in the USA, and possibly the world, visit the Red Rock 4-Wheelers website at

We liked the look of the short and wide 33x15.50-15 Super Swamper SX tires mounted on 15x9 Spyderlock wheels. We caught this Suzuki Samurai descending into the canyon at the beginning of Cliff Hanger, another of our favorite trails, especially when muddy and wet. Although, we usually pass on the 500-foot ledge ’wheeling at the end of the trail.
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Grant Peterson, also known as “Chunk,” had a total of 7 miles on his freshly built ’92 Geo Tracker before he loaded it on the trailer in Minnesota and hauled it umpteen hours to Moab. We caught him on a shakedown run early in the week, where he was working out the stock drivetrain fitted with a Calmini 4:1 T-case gearset, 5.13 axle gears, Calmini strut elimination kit, chopped fenders, and 33-inch tires.
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