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Old 07-11-2011, 11:15 PM   #1
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First longgggg trip...

Thelma came home with me (new) on June 30th. We have since then taken several local trips ... but today, made the drive from Big Cottonwood Canyon (Utah) to Encinitas (Calif.). 692 miles or there-abouts. I was fairly loaded with boxes of photographs, back-packs, camera gear, I won't be back until late November. Plus myself and Lucas (arffff). I was expecting slow going up the grades... and was pleasantly surprised. I did get slowed down to around 60-65 on the grade outside of Lost Wages (Vegas) but then promptly picked it back up within a mile or so when it eased a bit. Thelma is a Sport, JKU, auto, 17" stock tires...

That said, I'm quite pleased. Thought I'd be really gagging from all that I've heard/read (and even experienced a bit - going up Parley's from SLC to Park City).

I did figure out, feathering my gas pedal rather than stomping on it (like I tended to with my last jeep - an 8 cylinder) works much better at keeping the rpm's at a good level... and preventing the surge/gag/surge/gag thing...

Yes, you all waiting for your Pentastar engines can smile... but that's OK. I've got Thelma now... and just lover her

I'll be heading for the Garvin manufacturing place in the next couple of days to do our first major mod... a Wilderness rack

The photo was snapped this morning before I pulled away from my cabin...
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Old 07-12-2011, 08:13 AM   #2
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692 miles? NOT! I was tired after driving so many miles/hours... and didn't notice this. It's actually about 750 miles. Arghhhhhhh... changing out the tires (she came with the little 16" wheels (not sure about tire size)) I had them (at their cost) put on the 17" wheels (swapped them off another vehicle) - Guess that ratio change has altered my odometer/speedometer thingy... hmmmm

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I'll be doing California to North Carolina next week.
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*hijack* danger have fun, in 2007 i drove my samurai from camp pendleton ca to camp lejeune nc. Since then i did a trip from nc to cali to seattle and then back to nc in my 2dr jk. I took the family my wife and two kids). Yes, I am a glutten for punishment.
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You are going to love the rack! I also just ordered there rear bumper and Jerry can holders. Great company with very good customer service.

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Danger282..... that's a waaaaay long way Have a great one!
HiJack.... no worries

TroutSafari.... can't wait. Friday morning - 8:00. I'm dealing direct Ron at the factory in El Cajon (CA). Customer service on top of the rack's build is what won me over. Expensive, but I'd figured it into the price of the jeep - as for me, it is necessary.

Your jeep is beautiful. Or - maybe I should say - one tough looking jeep

Couldn't get any early trout fishing in before I left Utah... man the snow is coming down hard and fast where I live... rivers are high. Beaver dams breaking open... and by the time I get back in November, most likely there will be snow on the ground!

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