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Two year circumnaviagtion of Africa in my 2007 JKUR - The Road Chose Me

 
Old 04-07-2016, 09:34 AM
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Originally Posted by 2climbbig View Post
Agree... slow and steady! Use the winch when it doubt.
Yep, and by running skinny tires hopefully the first thing I'll break is traction.

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I spent a lot of time thinking about and researching wheel and tire choice for the trip.

I've written up a piece explaining all my thinking, and what I'm running.


I've also compared the stock Rubicon BFG Mud-Terrain in 255/75r17 to the BFG KO2 All-Terrain in 34x10.5r17


Read the whole article at: Tire Selection - BFG KO2 All-Terrain - JPFreek Adventure Magazine

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I was about to say...with a stock JK motor?!? haha

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Hey Everyone,

I'm extremely proud to announce my Jeep and I are entered into SEMA in Vegas from November 3-6.

Massive thanks to AEV and JPFreek.

Also, here's a test-fit of the Mercedes OM606 3.0 turbo diesel in my JK. Tons of work to go, I can't wait to get this thing back on the road!



Bound for SEMA | The road chose me

If you are attending SEMA this year, please stop by and say hello.
The Jeep and I will also be at the public event Friday night "Friday Ignited"

-Dan
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Originally Posted by BetterInTheWind View Post
I was about to say...with a stock JK motor?!? haha
Actually, yes, my JK has a completely stock 3.8 gas engine.

That Mercedes diesel blew up, and I sold that whole Jeep and bought another JK.....

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Old 04-13-2016, 07:18 PM
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Just had the most exciting meeting of my life at Chrysler HQ showing off the Jeep to some Jeep Execs

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Old 04-26-2016, 05:33 AM
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Hi All,

Over the last couple of days I drove over to Nova Scotia, I'm organizing shipping to Europe now.

For 1000 miles I kept the cruise at 62 mph. Big rolling hills on the highway, some requiring 5th gear.
The Jeep is now at full expedition trim and weight with the top, tires, wheels, lift, full tank of drinking water and all my stuff inside.

Using GPS speed and distance I hand calculated 18.4mpg (US).

With the 13.8 gallon Titan Fuel Tank mounted to the tire carrier my total range is ~650 miles.


I'm very happy with that!

(Metric: The Jeep is getting 12.8L/100km, with the 52L Titan Fuel Tank on the tire carrier I have a total range of 1050km.)

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Have you been on a scale with it? I'm curious what it weighs fully loaded.
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Have you been on a scale with it? I'm curious what it weighs fully loaded.
Not yet, it's on my to-do list before it goes into a container.

I'll post up when I do.

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Finally got the completed Jeep on the scale today.

Final trim, with everything coming to Africa. 1/2 tank of gas, 1/2 tank of water and 180lbs of Dan in the driver's seat. (Titan fuel tank empty)

5980 lbs.

That's a few hundred heavier than I was aiming for, though it is what it is at this point.

Also I've been out camping around Cape Brenton Island, and it should be in a shipping container on Wednesday.

-Dan

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Good luck. Look forward to watching this thread.
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Good luck Dan
I will be following you in your epic quest around Africa.
Happy and safe jeepin

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