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Thanks for the pics - I am getting super psyched to go! Less than a week...........

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Man I want to go back again...

I can only speak to Poison spider, you'll be fine there.

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Well the three trails were great, but long. I have no idea how you would get a stock FJ through without damage though - there had to be a lot of rock stacking! There are places that your only option is to go up or down an 18" ledge.

Good trip. Did Poison Spider, Gold Bar Rim, Golden Spike, Hell's Revenge and Fins and Things. Plenty of new scratches underneath and to my bumpers, but that is what protection is for.

Again, you guys are either better drivers than I am, have better spotters than I do, build a lot of road (rock stack), or you are liars. I felt like I needed all of 34" tires and 3" of lift to get through without damage.

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18" ledges? no prob as long as you go up and down them with steady creeping momentum

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They weren't a problem for me, just not seeing how you would get a stock FJ with worse clearance and worse approach and departure angles over them without damage?

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You know, when I think about it, 18" really isn't that high. Maybe more like 2' or 3'. Anyway, I did fine with it, but found myself thinking more than once "how in the heck are people getting stock vehicles through here without body damage??"

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Well the three trails were great, but long. I have no idea how you would get a stock FJ through without damage though - there had to be a lot of rock stacking! There are places that your only option is to go up or down an 18" ledge.

Good trip. Did Poison Spider, Gold Bar Rim, Golden Spike, Hell's Revenge and Fins and Things. Plenty of new scratches underneath and to my bumpers, but that is what protection is for.

Again, you guys are either better drivers than I am, have better spotters than I do, build a lot of road (rock stack), or you are liars. I felt like I needed all of 34" tires and 3" of lift to get through without damage.
Glad you enjoyed the Triple, it is a great trail....you seen my pics, no liar here

Post up some of your pics, I would like to see them.

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They weren't a problem for me, just not seeing how you would get a stock FJ with worse clearance and worse approach and departure angles over them without damage?
Having an excellent person spotting I believe made the difference. I trusted her(Mrs. MoabRat) and even at times I was like no way I could do that....but seeing her smile and give you the thumbs up after an obstacle was the best feeling for a newbie like me.

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You know, when I think about it, 18" really isn't that high. Maybe more like 2' or 3'. Anyway, I did fine with it, but found myself thinking more than once "how in the heck are people getting stock vehicles through here without body damage??"
It was my first time out and the trail veterans knew that, so they took care of me. These people were complete strangers that I met at the trailhead that morning, but I trusted them (for some reason ) and in turn we had a great time.

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18" ledges? no prob as long as you go up and down them with steady creeping momentum
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Well nice work.

You know, maybe it is my inexperience with the IFS that made things uncomfortable for me at times. I have had and wheeled with IH Scouts, Jeeps, and Land Rovers - all solid axle vehicles. This is my first IFS and learning to conquer the tougher trails with IFS is definatley like learning to wheel again. Completely different feel!!! It is hard to get used to being on three wheels most of the day.

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