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Old 12-11-2011, 05:12 PM   #1
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On the Road (UPDATE)

OK, I spend a few days in NorNv and now I'm back in NorCal--till the Dec 17-then back to NorNv--

My 1600 miles from NorCal to LA/Las Vegas and back to NorNv, in my little Toyota Matrix netted an average of 1600 miles/34 mpg-

This morning I decided to put some hiwy miles on my JKUR with the fairly new regear-

I just drove 224 miles to SF Bay area and with my 5.38 gears and adj LCAs, the Rubi was a pleasure to drive at 65 mph and avg was 15.25 mpg (224) miles--cruise control using O/D 90% of the trip-and thats from 4200 ft altitude to 7000 ft (Donner) to sea level NorCal

Last winter I did the same trip with my JKUR and 4.10 gears and also averages 15.2 mpg

As a footnote-last friday (Dec 9), I had my JKUR (stripped) weighed at a NorNv truckstop (Certified Scales) and it weighed--are you ready for this ??

------------------------------4995 lbs----------------------------------

So my addition of (10 skid plates), full roll cage, suspension mods, lighting and the hardtop roof rack added the additional weight-so when I add me/wife recovery gear/tools/camping gear---she pushes close to 6000 lbs-

Ain't jeepin fun ?????

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Old 12-11-2011, 07:20 PM   #2
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....so are you calculating 'ton/mile' or 'mpg'???

My Ram 4x4 2500 weighs barely over that 6000 if I take out the extra gear.

and what's this Matrix business ? Next we'll be hearing about your electro Tesla sportster....

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Old 12-11-2011, 07:26 PM   #3
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As a footnote-last friday (Dec 9), I had my JKUR (stripped) weighed at a NorNv truckstop (Certified Scales) and it weighed--are you ready for this ??

------------------------------4995 lbs----------------------------------

So my addition of (10 skid plates), full roll cage, suspension mods, lighting and the hardtop roof rack added the additional weight-so when I add me/wife recovery gear/tools/camping gear---she pushes close to 6000 lbs-

Ain't jeepin fun ?????

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lol...There are small delivery trucks that don't weigh that much.

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Old 12-11-2011, 08:32 PM   #4
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I'm jealous...about the trip, not the weight

Enjoy and safe travels!!
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Old 12-11-2011, 08:42 PM   #5
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Thanx guys, I gots the fever-

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