The frigid vernal mornings and bright sunny afternoons of Moab, Utah were the perfect backdrop for nine days of scenic trails and challenging off-road obstacles at this year’s Easter Jeep Safari. This year we were joined out on the rocks and trails by our friends at Currie Racing, Rockstar Garage, Bestop and Lite Brite.
The stars of our Spanish Arena booth at EJS this year were a 2021 Jeep Gladiator JT and a 2001 Wrangler TJ, each MagnaFlow-equipped and rock-ready. The Gladiator featured our Rock Crawler Series exhaust and was also upgraded with Fab-Tech suspension, Method wheels, General Tire tires, Fishbone Off-Road accessories and a Superwinch, just in case. Meanwhile, the Wrangler was equipped with our Off-Road Pro Series exhaust. The Wrangler featured a 6” lift and 37” tires, in addition to a 4-to-1 transfer case with 4.88s and lockers all around in order to make any obstacle less of an obstacle. Of course, part of what makes us MagnaFlow is our signature exhaust sound, which is why we also hosted product demos and Q&A sessions for those who wanted to experience the MagnaFlow difference for themselves.
In addition to the boundless beauty of the surrounding landscapes, epic trails, awesome vendors and the overall sense of camaraderie at EJS, the off-roading faithful were also bound for the area to attend another meetup: the Moab 4x4 Expo. The show was in town during the same timeframe as EJS, and only a few minutes down the road.
The New Wrangler 392 was, understandably, the talk of both shows. We can’t wait to hear some MagnaFlow-enhanced 392s at next year’s shows thanks to our Rock Crawler (#19582) and Street Series (#19598) systems! Many attendees were also particularly keen to talk with us about our xMOD Universal Mufflers and how the included NDT features allow our customers to tune their exhausts to their liking and remove drone.
The centerpiece of our display at the Moab 4x4 Expo was a MagnaFlow-enhanced, built out Ford Bronco Sasquatch Edition: the result of a collaboration between our buddies at Camburg and Rigged For Dirt. With a MagnaFlow Overland Series exhaust, Camburg suspension, Fox shocks and KMC wheels wrapped in General Tire tires, the Ford was ready to go. The Baja Design lighting also made any night trail feel like a daytime excursion. The bucking beast also joined us on the trails at EJS, where it was easily able to keep pace with anything brandishing a Jeep badge.
Jeeps In Their Natural Habitat
Those Jeeps constantly reminded everyone why the week was called Easter Jeep Safari, though. A perfect example of this could be seen when Lite Brite Nation’s cantankerous Wrangler that they’ve dubbed the “Stepchild” tackled the notorious Metal Masher trail and its utterly appropriately named Widowmaker Hill.
Thanks to a few extra ponies made possible by its MagnaFlow performance exhaust, the plucky red Jeep was able to conquer the nearly vertical incline with a triumphant roar. This was all to the delight of the crowd that had gathered to bear witness to the white-knuckle attempt. Click here to check out the video of the triumphant ascent on our Instagram.
However, it wasn’t all heavily modified vehicles and rock monsters on this safari. In addition to some of most capable modern Jeeps found anywhere in the world, last week Moab also got a glimpse of the future of the brand, with the OEM itself making a splash at the show with its 4xe Wrangler, the world’s first production plug-in hybrid Jeep.
Of course, not to be outdone, our friends at Bestop brought along their own thoroughly customized Wrangler 4xe with its popular party piece: electroluminescent paint that lights up in accordance with the vehicle’s level of charge. This automotive work of art has drawn attention wherever it goes since it first appeared at our booth at last year’s SEMA Show.
Until Next Year!
We had an awesome time reconnecting with so many friends out on the trails, as well as meeting so many new, fellow off-road fanatics last week at both EJS and the Moab 4x4 Expo! Thank you to everyone who stopped by to introduce yourselves and ask so many insightful questions about our products. It was truly special seeing so many MagnaFlow-equipped rigs and we thoroughly enjoyed people regaling us with their personal testimonies of what MagnaFlow means to them. For more information on all things Team MagnaFlow and further coverage of events such as Easter Jeep Safari stay tuned to this blog and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter.