Trip report - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 06-11-2013, 07:30 AM   #1
Jeeper
 
Videopelli's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Posts: 48
Trip report

I'm not much of a poster - more of a lurker, but I thought I'd give a quick report on how my 2003 TJ has done over the last month or so.

I took her to Fruita, CO (I live in Colorado Springs) for a mountain bike trip the first part of May. It was all highway driving. I went out HWY 50 and back through I-70, then US 24.

This past weekend we went to Durango, CO via I25, through Walsenberg and over Wolf Creek Pass. On the way back, we went north through Silverton and Ouray, via US 550. There were several dirt roads we could have taken, but the trip wound up being 9 hours back to the Springs, so in the interest of time and saving my wife more aggravation (she was on the outside lane through the Million Dollar Highway portion - at times she wouldn't even look out her window!)

In between we went camping in the Hayman burn area with a side trip down Metberry Gulch - my first 4WD experience.

What a trooper. Through about 10 total mountain passes, I was slow, but not creeping. My Falken Wildpeaks handled exceptionally well. The Metberry Gulch trip showed me how capable my Jeep is, and how it can make up for the inexperience of the driver. I did push the gas milage a bit - I was pretty low on fuel when I coasted into Pagosa Springs. I averaged about 21 mpg for all trips.

I do need new control arms, and I'll get those soon enough. All in all, for a 10 year old Jeep, the trips were flawless.

Now, if I could just do something about that useless sun shade...

__________________
I'm really trying to get the hang of the 'Jeep wave'. But between texting, my latte and shifting, my hands are kind of full...
Videopelli is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



logo carid shop wrangler parts carid fender flares custom wheels store avs deflectors at carid
» Rates
Get low rates on auto insurance in Canada!

» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:25 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC