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Moab Prep Complete, Easter Jeep Safari Bound

Posted in Moab Experience: 2015 on March 25, 2015
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The bags are packed, the bolts are tight, and I’m finally ready to hit the road! The week leading up to the Easter Jeep Safari has been a hectic one, but that’s how things go. With some help from my friends at Low Range 4x4 in Wilmington, North Carolina, I was able to get the final touches put on my ’07 Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon. This JK has been a pretty fast build. Not ideal, but I wanted it ready for Moab.

With the exception of the engine, it’s a pretty solid Jeep. What’s wrong with the engine? Oh, nothing major other than it eats a quart of oil every 150 miles or so. That’s one of the reasons you see it strapped atop my trailer. I’ve been digging around looking for a replacement engine, but it looks like I will likely be stuck building a re-manufactured long block when I get back. From my research, it looks like going over 100K with the 3.8L in the JK might just be the kiss of death for pathetic V-6.

Hopefully, I can get a little more life out of it and have a trouble free Moab Experience. Unlike the other west coast guys, I have a little over two days of driving to get from the southeast corner of North Carolina to the red rock in Moab, Utah. Safe travels to all who are heading out this week and l look forward to seeing everyone on the trail.

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