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Sure beats an axe and wedge. when i lived in Michigan I wished i had one of those.
I've used a maul to spit wood all my life. But we had so many trees come down this year due to heavy snow and high winds that it would take me 5 years to split it all by hand. Fortunately, because one of those trees landed on the FJ, totaling it, the hefty insurance settlement allowed me to repair the superficial body damage and have enough money left over to buy a bunch of upgrades for the truck and this splitter. Funny how things work out.
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Well, I drove to Moab! I'm currently spending the next couple nights here. I'm here with my family to see some of the sights and national parks but I'm hoping to get the FJ out and wheel, even if it is on a simple trail!
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Well, I drove to Moab! I'm currently spending the next couple nights here. I'm here with my family to see some of the sights and national parks but I'm hoping to get the FJ out and wheel, even if it is on a simple trail!
There is a dirt road entrance into Arches from the north that is good for kids and one or two challenging spur trails where you need rock sliders.

There is also a relatively easy 4x4 only trail adjacent to The Great Arch parking lot that I let my son and daughter drive through. They loved it.

Moab Brewery downtown is family friendly and has pretty decent grub. They also brew their own draught rootbeer.

All these things are highly recomended if you have younger kids and can't make all the more famous named and challenging trails. Of course, if you can sneak away from the fam for a few hours and join up with some other drivers, I recommend that as well!
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There is a dirt road entrance into Arches from the north that is good for kids and one or two challenging spur trails where you need rock sliders.

There is also a relatively easy 4x4 only trail adjacent to The Great Arch parking lot that I let my son and daughter drive through. They loved it.

Moab Brewery downtown is family friendly and has pretty decent grub. They also brew their own draught rootbeer.

All these things are highly recomended if you have younger kids and can't make all the more famous named and challenging trails. Of course, if you can sneak away from the fam for a few hours and join up with some other drivers, I recommend that as well!
I have been on some of those 4x4 trails and there are a few steep rocky spots and lots of really deep sand, so had some fun there. And so beautiful! But after coming across and rescuing a stranded tourist near sunset I learned from the rangers that is not an uncommon occurance...people impulsively trying these trails who are totally unprepared for them and end up stuck and/or broken, maybe spending the night out on the trail. So if you go out there be ready bring someone back with you
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There is a dirt road entrance into Arches from the north that is good for kids and one or two challenging spur trails where you need rock sliders.

There is also a relatively easy 4x4 only trail adjacent to The Great Arch parking lot that I let my son and daughter drive through. They loved it.

Moab Brewery downtown is family friendly and has pretty decent grub. They also brew their own draught rootbeer.

All these things are highly recomended if you have younger kids and can't make all the more famous named and challenging trails. Of course, if you can sneak away from the fam for a few hours and join up with some other drivers, I recommend that as well!
I have been on some of those 4x4 trails and there are a few steep rocky spots and lots of really deep sand, so had some fun there. And so beautiful! But after coming across and rescuing a stranded tourist near sunset I learned from the rangers that is not an uncommon occurance...people impulsively trying these trails who are totally unprepared for them and end up stuck and/or broken, maybe spending the night out on the trail. So if you go out there be ready bring someone back with you [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.fjcruiserforums.com/forums/images/smilies/rofl.gif[/IMG]
Good point debFJVT! Fortunately the trails I took were close enough to the main drag that one could easily walk back for help. In fact, the dirt entrance to Arches parallells the paved highway and has occasional traffic. I never took a closed trail. Also, handheld radios, cell phones and water are a must.
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Left it at home and flew to Ireland for work.
I have some opel diesel monstrosity as a rental and I miss my FJ.
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haha...welome to Europe...
Its horrendous. I don't know what model it is and I don't care. It's uncomfortable, the mirrors suck, the clutch has zero feel and it loves to stall, and the A pillar is about 12 feet thick and right by my face.
It also has one of those ridiculous electric parking brakes...

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Its horrendous. I don't know what model it is and I don't care. It's uncomfortable, the mirrors suck, the clutch has zero feel and it loves to stall, and the A pillar is about 12 feet thick and right by my face.
It also has one of those ridiculous electric parking brakes...
That's a pretty accurate description of most 'Euro Boxes'... though you left out the 'completely gutless' so the manufacturer can tell you its super efficient.
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That's a pretty accurate description of most 'Euro Boxes'... though you left out the 'completely gutless' so the manufacturer can tell you its super efficient.
Well yeah obviously.
TBH I just drove it with the traffic, but I did note the remarkable lack of low down torque and its tendency to stall at the drop of a hat...

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