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Unread 08-27-2012, 05:06 PM   #15331
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My truck is great for road trips other then the fact that it gets 12 mpg on the freeway. It has enough power, it's high up, and it is huge inside. I need to get some highway treads on stock rims for it some time and see if I can do better then 12-14 mpg.
I got 18.2 mpg from Big Bear CA to Baker in my rig a few weeks ago.. 44 psi per tire, easy on the gas, and I was even passing a few folks and had the AC cranked the whole way. I was shocked, before that the best mileage I had ever gotten in my rig was 15 & and that was downhill with a tailwind. I got 18 MPG before last fill up too. After being used to single and low double digit MPG #'s this has been nice. I am a firm believer in taking it easy on the gas pedal, high PSI in the tires (50 is max for mine) and using cruise control whenever possible now

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Unread 08-27-2012, 06:04 PM   #15332
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44 psi is crazy high, the contact patch must be pretty small at that psi. How sketchy was it on the road at highway speeds? I am also curious as to where and when you filled to that psi. I know if you did it in the mountains with cold tires it would not be too bad by the time that you get out of altitude and back in the heat I would think the pressure would stay the same. I used to bump my tire pressure up by 5psi before road trips until I had a tire split a tread in the middle of a road trip. I made it from Texas to Colorado Springs before it let go. Lucky for us, it only split and did not blow.

My old Tahoe had the real time digital read out for every tire and even with 20's on it I was surprised by the psi fluctuation for heat and altitude.
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Unread 08-27-2012, 06:10 PM   #15333
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I got 18.2 mpg from Big Bear CA to Baker in my rig a few weeks ago.. 44 psi per tire, easy on the gas, and I was even passing a few folks and had the AC cranked the whole way. I was shocked, before that the best mileage I had ever gotten in my rig was 15 & and that was downhill with a tailwind. I got 18 MPG before last fill up too. After being used to single and low double digit MPG #'s this has been nice. I am a firm believer in taking it easy on the gas pedal, high PSI in the tires (50 is max for mine) and using cruise control whenever possible now
The bes I have gotten was 16 mpg on the way to st George and back that was after the CAI and edge evo tuner which may have messed up my truck but did great for performance. That was cruise control at speed limit the whole time.
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Unread 08-27-2012, 08:00 PM   #15334
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44 psi is crazy high, the contact patch must be pretty small at that psi. How sketchy was it on the road at highway speeds? I am also curious as to where and when you filled to that psi. I know if you did it in the mountains with cold tires it would not be too bad by the time that you get out of altitude and back in the heat I would think the pressure would stay the same. I used to bump my tire pressure up by 5psi before road trips until I had a tire split a tread in the middle of a road trip. I made it from Texas to Colorado Springs before it let go. Lucky for us, it only split and did not blow.

My old Tahoe had the real time digital read out for every tire and even with 20's on it I was surprised by the psi fluctuation for heat and altitude.
I was worried at first too, but looking at the contact patch after driving on the trail then onto pavement (see where the dust is/isn't) it actually looked pretty good. When I air down low for offroad it evens the wear out. It's actually pretty stable @ highway speeds.. a true testament to longer wheelbase+ long arm lift
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Unread 08-27-2012, 08:16 PM   #15335
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All you guys about smart/flip cell phones I don't even have one at all, by choice!
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Unread 08-27-2012, 08:51 PM   #15336
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Yeah I generally hate that drive on 15 in the Jeep. I feel like keeping the Jeep at the speed limit is hard enough. I could not imagine cruising in the triple digits in that pig, that is what the car is for.

Road trips suck because I want the car during the drive and the Jeep once I get there.
I could honestly care less when I am on the road. I'll stick to the slow lane doing 65. It can be a little disconcerting but after driving a Jeep in Germany for many years, I don't care anymore. I am sure that I probably piss some people off but they'll get over it. I already have.
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Unread 08-27-2012, 08:57 PM   #15337
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For any of you guys looking for a military trailer, one just popped up on craigslist
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Unread 08-27-2012, 09:31 PM   #15338
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That's a nice trailer
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Unread 08-27-2012, 10:09 PM   #15339
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That is an awesome trailer...I spent $1000.00 for my bare bones M101 3 years ago.
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Unread 08-27-2012, 10:23 PM   #15340
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I know, I really wish I knew where our next base will be
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Unread 08-27-2012, 10:35 PM   #15341
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I'm a glutton for punishment, so I watched One Car Too Far again this week. I was mostly curious about how Bill Wu would demonstrate his offroading ineptitude despite Jeep's sponsorship of the program. He snapped an axle on a pretty tame section (which could have been avoided based on the wide shots ... but that guy was completely clueless on how to address the problem.
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Unread 08-27-2012, 10:41 PM   #15342
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I was mostly curious about how Bill Wu would demonstrate his offroading ineptitude despite Jeep's sponsorship of the program.
I was hoping he would lay it over. Maybe next time!
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Unread 08-28-2012, 12:05 AM   #15343
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I bet that trailer sold in like 5 minutes flat. The price was great for what it was.

I may have a surprise in store....i'm in the process of buying something fun but dont wanna spill the beans until its finalized.

That being said, soon as my AR comes back with an okay bill of health, its probably going up for sale haha.
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Unread 08-28-2012, 12:15 AM   #15344
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It's still there. I want lol.
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Unread 08-28-2012, 01:03 AM   #15345
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That is a sexy trailer! I wish I had the money laying around.
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