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  • 10canyon5310canyon53 Member Posts: 2,122 Senior Member
    By the power invested in me by being the creator of this thread I declare that it qualifies..... but I will have to dock you the bonus points for not posting a pic.  :D
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,985 Senior Member
    Now *HERE* is a "well optioned" Jeep:

    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • JKPJKP Senior Member Posts: 2,541 Senior Member
    My truck has the FX4 off road package so it must be good to go!
  • AntonioAntonio Senior Member Posts: 2,986 Senior Member
    A couple I owned during the '00s:

    2001 Nissan Pathfinder, turbodiesel 4 cylinder automatic 4x4. Circa 2006



    1990 Toyota 4Runner SR5 V6 5-speed 4x4. (Rifle's a Mossberg .22LR by the way, borrowed from a friend for the hunting trip). 
    Year was 2000.

    Got more; will have to upload them. Good times, great trucks that performed accordingly. The 4Runner both almost costed my life and saved it.

  • BamaakIIBamaakII Posts: 421 Member
    I did own a Jeep once, an '87 (I believe) Grand Cherokee.  I liked it a lot, but can't post it in this thread.......I am embarrassed to admit......it was a 2wd.  There should be laws against 2wd Jeeps.   :s
    2WD jeeps still go a lot of places others can't..  I pulled a 5000+ lb boat all over the SE with a 6 cyl grand cherokee.  Some pretty steep and slick boat ramps that 4wd trucks would spin their wheels on.  I did have to use the E brake to keep from getting pulled into the water a few times.
  • shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Senior Member Posts: 5,970 Senior Member
    I bit the bullet and slapped some Method 701's and 32" BFG KO2's on the Taco. I was pretty pleased that I didn't have to do any trimming and the speedometer is still accurate within 4 MPH across the range. I may end up regretting it in the long term since I lost 1.5-2 MPG in the process, but rule number one is of course "Always Look Cool."


    - I am a rifleman with a poorly chosen screen name. -
    "Slow is smooth, smooth is fast, and speed is the economy of motion" - Scott Jedlinski
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,985 Senior Member
    What were the previous/stock tire sizes?
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Senior Member Posts: 5,970 Senior Member
    zorba said:
    What were the previous/stock tire sizes?
    ~30"

    I went from 245/75R16 Goodyear Wranglers to 255/75R17 on these KO2's. So far I've dropped from ~17.5 MPG to ~15.8 (I did calculate for odometer discrepancies). With that said, I've only done two full tanks of gas on the new setup. 
    - I am a rifleman with a poorly chosen screen name. -
    "Slow is smooth, smooth is fast, and speed is the economy of motion" - Scott Jedlinski
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,985 Senior Member
    Wow. I'd think you'd gain a bit of mileage - but I guess the engine is working harder. I'm planning on going from just under 29 to 31s on the Jeep eventually.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Senior Member Posts: 5,970 Senior Member
    zorba said:
    Wow. I'd think you'd gain a bit of mileage - but I guess the engine is working harder. I'm planning on going from just under 29 to 31s on the Jeep eventually.
    I think the heavier weight of the new tires outweighs (teehee) the larger diameter. It definitely has to downshift more often at highway speeds. 
    - I am a rifleman with a poorly chosen screen name. -
    "Slow is smooth, smooth is fast, and speed is the economy of motion" - Scott Jedlinski
  • VarmintmistVarmintmist Senior Member Posts: 7,955 Senior Member

    I can play again.

    It's boring, and your lack of creativity knows no bounds.
  • shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Senior Member Posts: 5,970 Senior Member
    zorba said:
    Wow. I'd think you'd gain a bit of mileage - but I guess the engine is working harder. I'm planning on going from just under 29 to 31s on the Jeep eventually.
    FOLLOW UP:

    It looks like I was wrong, and suck at math. I've actually gained a bit, or at least not lost any. I'm averaging mid-18's right now.

    I was mistakenly subtracting 6% from the odometer instead of adding.
    - I am a rifleman with a poorly chosen screen name. -
    "Slow is smooth, smooth is fast, and speed is the economy of motion" - Scott Jedlinski
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