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Old 02-22-2013, 10:27 AM   #261
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Oh forget it...South America has some INSANE overlanding to be done....that will probably be my retirement.....drive a built Jeep around the world.
I was following this guy from the start, he was posting over at Jeepforum.

Actually I'm not sure if I posted this already, but either way it deserves a mention.

http://theroadchoseme.com/

If you start from the beginning it is one hell of a read.
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Old 02-24-2013, 02:31 AM   #262
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so many questions. i'm moving to boston later this year and having lived in houston all my life i've never driven in snow. how does the wrangler handle snow? how many miles do you avg on a full tank? looking at getting a used 4x4 unlimited. any info would be greatly appreciated
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:52 AM   #263
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throw a decent set of tires on it and the wrangler will handle most any road conditions.

go to jeepforum.com you will find a lot of information.
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:00 AM   #264
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My rubicon averaged 16 mpg and was completely unstoppable in mud snow sand you name it
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Old 03-04-2013, 12:20 PM   #265
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Had some fun yesterday... First time in the dirt with the new Bilsteins and tires.









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Old 03-04-2013, 12:48 PM   #266
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Looks like fun, it amazing what these trucks can get through with just upgraded tires and maybe some suspension mods. I've driven my truck through stuff you would normally need a canoe to get across.
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Old 03-04-2013, 01:01 PM   #267
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Old 03-04-2013, 01:02 PM   #268
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Hard parked or stuck?
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Old 03-04-2013, 01:18 PM   #269
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Looks like fun, it amazing what these trucks can get through with just upgraded tires and maybe some suspension mods. I've driven my truck through stuff you would normally need a canoe to get across.
My buddy's 2007 Tacoma 4X4 seemed to get stuck pretty easily until he put a locker in the back. 3 inch lift with 32.5 inch M/Ts
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My buddy's 2007 Tacoma 4X4 seemed to get stuck pretty easily until he put a locker in the back. 3 inch lift with 32.5 inch M/Ts
Im putting lockers front/rear of my rig before my trip to colorado late this summer. Should be unstoppable by then.
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Old 03-04-2013, 01:43 PM   #271
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Saw this and got a chubby....

Time to go buy more lottery tickets
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My buddy's 2007 Tacoma 4X4 seemed to get stuck pretty easily until he put a locker in the back. 3 inch lift with 32.5 inch M/Ts
Stuck in what?
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At a friend's ranch, there are trails that go up into the back of the property and there are a lot of ruts from water erosion that go across the trail. My friend who owns the ranch has an 87 Toyota pickup with 32" tires and a mechanical rear locker and he could pretty much make it all the way up the trail in 2wd while my friend with the 2007 Tacoma had trouble with the ruts in 4wd. It wasn't very steep or anything, just the fact that the truck would lift a wheel or be teetering on the FR and RL wheels or vice versa.

This type of thing:
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At a friend's ranch, there are trails that go up into the back of the property and there are a lot of ruts from water erosion that go across the trail. My friend who owns the ranch has an 87 Toyota pickup with 32" tires and a mechanical rear locker and he could pretty much make it all the way up the trail in 2wd while my friend with the 2007 Tacoma had trouble with the ruts in 4wd. It wasn't very steep or anything, just the fact that the truck would lift a wheel or be teetering on the FR and RL wheels or vice versa.

This type of thing:
Makes sense, a locker is needed if you are getting into situations where wheels will be off the ground. I haven't done anything extreme in my truck as its my DD, but I havent had any issues the couple times I've gone offroading, mostly in mud and on some decent inclines and declines, and it is a beast in the snow.
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Dang. Time to armor up!
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Dang. Time to armor up!
Looks like thus guy needs a full exterior cage, or at least some type of tree/rock detector.
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Looks like thus guy needs a full exterior cage, or at least some type of tree/rock detector.


Was just browsing through his thread....he goes hard. Think this is a current setup

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Was just browsing through his thread....he goes hard. Think this is a current setup

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Hard parked or stuck?
Just taking it slow... shot was taken from the gopro... Ill try to upload the video later.

Afterall, Im 2wd and a sport so I dont have the locking diff. Having said that, it handled some decently tough stuff amazingly well! I figured getting this truck might keep me out of trouble and protect the pocket book a bit.
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