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Old 02-25-2010, 08:07 AM   #1
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Just did a 1700 mile trip in my jeep...

I just drove from Colorado to NY in my Jeep! What a ride..haha! Driving 65mph down the freeway in a lifted jeep and getting hit with a gust of nebraska plains wind is a scary thing!! Suprisingly though, the ride was comfortable, and not as loud as I expected with the soft top. Gas mileage was pretty bad though. I averaged about 15-17mpg on the highway. I guess 33s and stock gears arent the best for mileage. Oh well. All in all, it was a blast and I think a Jeep, lifted or not is perfect for cross country!!

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Old 02-25-2010, 08:50 AM   #2
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sweet. did you take any pics along the way?

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Old 02-25-2010, 08:59 AM   #3
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Couldn't agree more. I flew out to California and drove a lifted rig home. Mileage was 1543. I even stopped to wheel along the way. I think your 15-17mpg looks great! Post pics!
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Old 02-25-2010, 09:23 AM   #4
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Ohh man now you got me jealous hahaha. I've been thinking of taking a road trip in mine down to jersey shore and six flags and you just made me confirm it. I will have to get a soft top though so i can keep the top off during drive. maybe even some soft doors to bring along easier to take off and bring into the room when im down there
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Old 02-25-2010, 08:16 PM   #5
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My 97 TJ actually has some of the most comfortable seats around.The longest trip for me so far is only about 200 miles on mostly 2 lane smooth roads that wind though the hills of Arkansas.Great ride-love the coil spring suspension.My bothers CJ7 was not a smooth.
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Old 02-25-2010, 08:18 PM   #6
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Wow I can only handle a couple hours in mine before I go insane lol congrats on the trip though
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Old 02-25-2010, 08:20 PM   #7
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Funny thing about a long trip in your jeep. You see EVERY little two track road and get an overwhelming to drive'em all...........
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Old 02-25-2010, 08:22 PM   #8
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i got my jeep in Pagosa Springs, Colorado and i drove it back to Houston, Texas. it was about a 19-20 hour drive bc of stops here and there. i averaged about 18-19MPG. its a 1994 4.0L with a 5 speed, 2in body lift and 32in tires. all in all it wasnt a bad drives. when the wind pick up it scared me sometimes bc it would get hard to contorl. but besides that i got used to the noise and just turned the radio up real loud haha
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I head out to Chicago next week Friday. Mom turns 80. On the way out I’ll do the interstate thing. On the way home I always try to do the 2 lane thing and never take the same route twice. Love road trips and this will be the second in my JK.
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Old 02-26-2010, 11:39 AM   #10
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Yeah, I saw alot of little backroads and areas with mud through some states that I had a very strong desire to go play in. But I had to make it back up here for Army stuff, so I didnt get to.

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