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Looking to hear from fellow Touaregers that have done Moab. I'm heading there this week with my T1 V8 w/air and new 265/70/17 Terra Grappler G2's. I would appreciate any info on trails that are suitable for the vehicle and what trails I should avoid. I'm also willing to rent a Jeep if there are must see trails that the VW is not capable of. Thanks!
 

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Ha .... depends what you envisage you dream of doing .... stay away i say !!!!.

Yeah if i was there in my over engineered FJ73 with 37" and V8 .... why not !!!!

Tregs are not Moab machines although it depends what you are after and think you can do.

The smart man knows his machine and its capabilities and will chug through what he knows he can with great enjoyment
 

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We have a crew of Treggers that have done Moab many times. Actually, there was an adventure company there in the early years that ran 7 Tregs as their company vehicles.

In any event, here is a partial list of suitable trails.

Fens & Things

Hells Revenge

Lower parts of Porcupine Rim

Klondike Bluffs

Seven Mile Rim

Onion Creek/ Fisher Towers

Hurrah Pass

Shafer Trail

White Rim Trail

Gemini Bridges

Chicken Corners

And many more probably

Get yourself a copy of Guide to Moab Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails

author Chas A Wells

Our motto has been to push the Treg as hard as possible but never damage.

Plenty of trails to have a real adventure

Have fun

Rick
 

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We were there with our Jeep Liberty 3.7 v-6 and could not get up most of the approach hills or drop off's the off road crowd has 44 inch or bigger tires and lots of lift and dents. The lion back hill is scary to even look at. We watched a magazine shoot out of new pickups on the spider track and they got beat to hell. It's a fun place to go and you should do it but your Toureag has limitations so be careful where you go. We had a great time there and no damage. I have been off roading for 40 years. :)
 

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We have a crew of Treggers that have done Moab many times. Actually, there was an adventure company there in the early years that ran 7 Tregs as their company vehicles.

In any event, here is a partial list of suitable trails.

Fens & Things

Hells Revenge

Lower parts of Porcupine Rim

Klondike Bluffs

Seven Mile Rim

Onion Creek/ Fisher Towers

Hurrah Pass

Shafer Trail

White Rim Trail

Gemini Bridges

Chicken Corners

And many more probably

Get yourself a copy of Guide to Moab Backroads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails

author Chas A Wells

Our motto has been to push the Treg as hard as possible but never damage.

Plenty of trails to have a real adventure

Have fun

Rick
Is the full size spare tire rule still standing?
 

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I have not been there, but there are MILES of trails that you can do in your stock vehicle.

The Charlie Wells series of trail books is EXCELLENT.

Stick it in low range and have fun!!!
 

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On our old Colorado Rallies and for all of us in our group, a full size spare is imperative. Most of us ran oversize tires to some degree which made the full size spare even more important.

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Yeah if i was there in my over engineered FJ73 with 37" and V8 .... why not !!!!

Tregs are not Moab machines although it depends what you are after and think you can do.

The smart man knows his machine and its capabilities and will chug through what he knows he can with great enjoyment
He's not asking to do Pritchett canyon.

I have watched a 2 WD ranger with a kayak do potash. No this isn't a hard trail but it gives killer views well worth the drive and good pucker factor for those who don't like switchbacks. You come out in canyon lands and unless you have a park pass you will need to pay to get out or go back the way you came. There are plenty of trails for you to go on. Just get the book by wells and hit every easy to moderate trail you can. You will find one that you will know is your limit.
 

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I may not get there with the tow-rag but I have an old land rover that is begging to go.. all I have to do is walk by the beast and whisper "MOAB" and the tires start shaking and I get an oil spot in the driveway.. uh, well that happens anyway.

I do know that it is a well built beast. I can say that it is made entirely out of iron oxide!:eek:
 

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Potato Salad Hill. No problem. ;)
 

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Awesome area, was there last week. Rented a Camaro for a spin around Arizona and Utah.
Would love to return and do the off road in a Touareg
 

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I wish I had time this spring to do this. Maybe a Fall trip! I have big 265/70/17's on the V8 now and it's a BEAST. All I have around me is very slick mud and sand. Nothing too fun. Moab is a BLAST.
 

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He's not asking to do Pritchett canyon.
Too funny, for those that have run Pritchett Canyon, anyway. Maybe 20 years ago you might have been able to bruise your way through it, but that is certainly not the case anymore.
 

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I've personally seen a guy run Hells Revenge in a Ford Crown Victoria. I'm pretty sure that the Treg can handle a lot more than that particular car
 

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I may not get there with the tow-rag but I have an old land rover that is begging to go.. all I have to do is walk by the beast and whisper "MOAB" and the tires start shaking and I get an oil spot in the driveway.. uh, well that happens anyway.

I do know that it is a well built beast. I can say that it is made entirely out of iron oxide!:eek:
Whisper moab and an oil spot appears. . Badump!
So tough it's iron oxide... ba-dump bump.. .
Wow you guys are a tough audience!
 
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Appreciated some of the constructive comments. Just got back and did not spend nearly enough time required to appreciate the vast wonders of Moab. The three days there were mainly spent hiking and riding trails. Bought the Guide to Moab by Charles Wells, but after 4-6hr strenuous bike rides, just didn't have the energy or daylight left to tackle any of the intermediate 4x4 suggestions. Rode my bike up "Cliffhanger" from Amasa Back and just scratched my head trying to fathom how any off-road vehicle could possibly pass this! Overall a great trip with a few casualties along the way; one shredded new Nitto TG-G2, a sacrificed tent to the Colorado river, missing skin, broken bike chain, busted tail light, bruised ego, and slapped hard by a ranger for being somewhere I wasn't supposed to be. So looking forward to doing it all over again :)
 

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Appreciated some of the constructive comments. Just got back and did not spend nearly enough time required to appreciate the vast wonders of Moab. The three days there were mainly spent hiking and riding trails. Bought the Guide to Moab by Charles Wells, but after 4-6hr strenuous bike rides, just didn't have the energy or daylight left to tackle any of the intermediate 4x4 suggestions. Rode my bike up "Cliffhanger" from Amasa Back and just scratched my head trying to fathom how any off-road vehicle could possibly pass this! Overall a great trip with a few casualties along the way; one shredded new Nitto TG-G2, a sacrificed tent to the Colorado river, missing skin, broken bike chain, busted tail light, bruised ego, and slapped hard by a ranger for being somewhere I wasn't supposed to be. So looking forward to doing it all over again :)
Bloody awesome mate, wish I was there!!! With my specialised and the Touareg of course!!
 
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