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Moab Jeep Safari 2018: Day 1, Commander and a Trooper #EJS2018

Posted in News on March 24, 2018
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The annual Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah, draws a staggering number of Jeep vehicles. No surprise there. But interestingly enough it draws a fair number of other brands. Nowadays there are even trail rides for a specific size or brand of 4x4.

As we stalked Moab’s main street on day 1 of the 2018 Easter Jeep Safari, better known simply as EJS, we found several interesting 4x4s. For example, we were surprised at the number of 4x4 vans, from older to new models. And we even ran across some models that aren’t exactly seen on a regular basis on the trail, like this Jeep Commander and Isuzu Trooper.

This former totaled Jeep Commander is now a capable trail machine.

The Commander belongs to Lucas, he’s from Iowa, and he told us it’s a work in progress. When he purchased the truck it was totaled from a collision with a deer. He set out to make it into a good trail rig and so far he has adapted a front winch bumper, added larger tires and more.

The Trooper belongs to Jason, he’s from Georgia, and he tells us he’s been wrenching on the rig for 11 years. It has a solid axle swap, 4.3L V-6, 700R4, Toyota T-case, and a rear axle from an Isuzu Rodeo among other things.

A couple of Toyota pieces and a GM engine and trans are some of the things that make this Trooper unique.

Stay tuned for more cool and unique rigs from the 2018 Easter Jeep Safari here at!

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