A serious Jeep Question

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Re: A serious Jeep Question

Unread post by Harb » April 23rd, 2014, 2:19 pm

Damage never concerns him as he replaces his cars every 30 thousand km's or so, and they are always really well serviced and anything at all that is damaged gets replaced.....
mmmmmmmm....might be interesting.

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Re: A serious Jeep Question

Unread post by stretch4x4 » April 23rd, 2014, 2:27 pm

Sounds like the road test or should that be sand test is on :)
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Re: A serious Jeep Question

Unread post by Peter Aawen » April 23rd, 2014, 2:56 pm

I think the limiting factor on the GC is not it's ground clearance so much as the Arrival/Ramp over/Departure angles - for the GC they come in at about 26/19/24 degrees, while the 'earlier' less 'on road' oriented Jap 4WD's like the Patrols tended to be closer to 35/27/30 degrees or thereabouts, and that 'ramp over angle' in particular makes for a BIIIGGGG difference in driveability off road!! ;)

But then again, if the potential damage/expense isn't an issue, fill yer boots! :sillywink: There are certainly people who've taken less capable (on paper) vehicles thru the Simpson Desert & survived.... and there are all sorts of other odd vehicles/people/methods of doing it too - hey, I seem to recall a few doing the Simpson on pushbikes, another in an ATV, and there are even some crazies out there who've driven ATV's all the way to the Cape & back!! :p

We tend to forget that many of these tracks/roads were opened by people driving whatever they had on hand at the time, and it's often not such a big issue of can that vehicle do it, so much as is that vehicle driver up to doing whatever it takes to get thru in that vehicle! ;)
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Re: A serious Jeep Question

Unread post by gerrybrisbane » April 27th, 2014, 2:47 pm

I'm looking at getting a Jeep GC Overland in August. When does he do this trip? I'd like to know how he gets on. I would be on-road 80%+ of the time, but i would head out to Moreton Island, Frazer Island etc, and would like to get me and mine and camper trailer home...

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Re: A serious Jeep Question

Unread post by chris_stoffa » April 27th, 2014, 5:17 pm

we're going ta need need a bigger boat :D

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Re: A serious Jeep Question

Unread post by Harb » April 27th, 2014, 5:24 pm

We mucked around with settings as suggested , and low and behold it really does give it enough lift to do the job.
It is fitted with a Bull bar so that tidies the front up......so I think its ready to go after the side steps come off.
GerryBrisbane.....if he goes, it will be in July sometime, so I will let you know.
He has shearing around that time, so he is trying to shuffle around a bit.

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Re: A serious Jeep Question

Unread post by stretch4x4 » April 27th, 2014, 9:48 pm

Awesome to hear, good to know not all the gizmos are useless :D
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Re: A serious Jeep Question

Unread post by Clarkey16 » May 13th, 2014, 9:40 pm

A WK Grand Cherokee climbing Big Red

[QUOTE=Numb Thumbs]Just back home from a two week trip, towing the camper trailer to Coongie Lakes and Birdsville via Walkers Crossing and the Inside track.

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Re: A serious Jeep Question

Unread post by Clarkey16 » May 13th, 2014, 9:59 pm

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Climbing Big Red

Click the first image below to see the video. This my son's successful attempt after a couple of tries, trying not to go too fast with me standing at the top:

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Re: A serious Jeep Question

Unread post by Clarkey16 » May 13th, 2014, 10:00 pm

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I really could have done with the snorkel - for the dust - and the bull bar - for the suicidal roos and emus!

The Jeep was great to drive, the air suspension soaked up the bumps incredibly well and the auxiliary tank meant I only needed to fill up every 1300 kms or so.

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This is the owners build thread, yes we bag out other brands but hay all in good fun :p
http://www.ausjeepoffroad.com/forum/sho ... p?t=122741
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Re: A serious Jeep Question

Unread post by Aaron Schubert » May 13th, 2014, 10:48 pm

Great to see mate! I've never seen one off road up until now

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Re: A serious Jeep Question

Unread post by Harb » May 14th, 2014, 11:24 pm

This is good stuff.....I have borrowed your pictures (hope you dont mind) and emailed them to the brother in law to give him a bit of confidence in the vehicle....... cheers

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Re: A serious Jeep Question

Unread post by chris_stoffa » May 15th, 2014, 7:54 am

Harb,

I call fake, they have photoshopped that Jeep into those pics, your BiL is doomed :lol: :lol:
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Re: A serious Jeep Question

Unread post by Harb » May 15th, 2014, 8:32 am

Lol........ I told him......lol

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Re: A serious Jeep Question

Unread post by Clarkey16 » May 15th, 2014, 6:39 pm

Not my pic's, the Jeep belongs to Numb Thumbs. His link below
http://www.ausjeepoffroad.com/forum/sho ... p?t=122741

On this video there is a new (2011) Grand Cherokee at Mt Airly (Capertee NSW)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5i54YODl2zc
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