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post #1 of 7 Old 12-12-2006, 12:28 PM Thread Starter
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Torture on the Rubicon: The New Family Wrangler Hangs a Left Into Hell's Driveway.

Torture on the Rubicon: The New Family Wrangler Hangs a Left Into Hell's Driveway.

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post #2 of 7 Old 12-12-2006, 12:36 PM
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I read that report when it came out in C&D a few months ago. It doesn't surprise me that the wrangler got beat up a bit, most stock vehicles don't make it off that trail alive and running much less able to drive back to base. Also, for something with the Wrangler badge I would expect nothing less than it be able to accomplish what the article claims.

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yea, not new stuff. That was in last months car & driver i believe.

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long read - I gotta get to the rubicon. My father grew up very close to there but he had to move (boohoo)

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Note that the new JKs were driven by novices and were driven to the site and back from L.A. (400 miles one-way). There're not many stock vehicles right off the showroom floor that can drive to the Rubicon, successfully complete the run, and drive back home without major damage.

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Note that the new JKs were driven by novices and were driven to the site and back from L.A. (400 miles one-way). There're not many stock vehicles right off the showroom floor that can drive to the Rubicon, successfully complete the run, and drive back home without major damage.

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post #7 of 7 Old 12-15-2006, 06:05 AM
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It's a car magazine, after all. Think of it as the review of a dirt bike by a street bike magazine.
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