Jeep Wrangler JL Makes Incredible Journey from Alaska to California

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YouTuber showcases the awesome power of Jeep & Nitto tire by enduring a long, grueling cross country trip.

We love road trips, but some are just better than others. It depends on the vehicle you take, the people who go with you, and the places you see along the way. Matt Moghaddam from the Youtube channel Driving Line went on a road trip we’d love to take: Alaska to California in a JL Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon.

In this installment of the series called “The Long Road Home,” Moghaddam starts off in Banff, Alberta, Canada and intends to make it to Great Falls, Montana. It’s a 6.5-hour drive. No passengers. No pets. Just him and the sounds of the Jeep’s radio and the Nitto Tire Ridge Grappler tires below. Moghaddam doesn’t end up needing the JLU Rubi’s extreme capabilities because the long trip is mainly over a seemingly endless strip of straight road that shoots through quiet countryside and open farm land.

jk-forum.com Fairbanks to SoCal in a JL Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon

Moghaddam eventually crosses the border into the U.S. and promptly switches the JL’s gauge readout from kph to mph. He soon finds himself at the northern tip of I-15, which runs through Montana, Idaho, Utah, Nevada, and California. Given his ultimate destination, he’ll be on it for a long time, but he probably won’t mind because he considers starting at the top of I-15 something he can cross off of his life’s to-do list.

jk-forum.com Fairbanks to SoCal in a JL Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon

Much of Moghaddam’s trip seems to be hours of driving on unpopulated roads. However, at one point, he crosses paths with a woman and her children in a Hyundai Santa Fe. One of her front wheels becomes detached from her vehicle and flies into a field. Moghaddam is kind enough to go get it for her, but there’s no avoiding the fact that her vehicle is out of commission. Luckily, no one is injured and Moghaddam is able to make it to his stopping point in Montana.

He can rest easy knowing he did a good deed, although he can’t rest for too long because the next morning he has to get up and drive through the mountains, across Idaho, and into Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Derek Shiekhi contributes to a variety of Internet Brands’ Auto sites, including J-K Forum, Jaguar Forums, and 5 Series. He's also a member of the Texas Auto Writers Association.

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