There was a *very* detailled article written by a guy who used to work at FCA.
ALL the mid and large pickups tow ratings these days are limited by only one thing - engine cooling.
They had to work exceedingly hard to get the cooling right on the gladiator to get best in class towing. The other...
My 3.8 JK doesn't have that extra resonator in the exhaust, but I'd say my tank is closer to the exhaust than the one pictured at the top of this thread.
(Note, there is a thin metal rock guard between the plastic and the exhaust, they are about half an inch apart
I would have thought if it...
I have to assume it's coming. Here's a review from a Canadian site where they make it sound certain that it's coming.
There is no need to put smart in quotes. They are using it and it works for them. Therefore it is a smart choice.
There is no need to put overlanding in quotes. They are driving from AK to Argentina. If that doesn't define overlanding, nothing does.
So they are indeed making a smart choice and...
I had the stock struts, and was running very light flexible solar panels. I upgraded them to regular "heavy" panels, and about six months later the roof got very hard to open, the struts weren't up to it.
John sent me a set of the heavy duty struts and I upgraded them in about half an hour, and...
It's an indication of the current sate of electric vehicle touring.
Like I said, it will only get better in the coming years, and sooner or later we're going to cross the "ready for mainstream overlanding" barrier. It's just a question of when.
Lots of them were running RTTs, fridges and basically everything else you can possibly imagine.
AEV doesn't recommend them unless you are very heavy.
I never saw one with sag, these springs are STOUT!
They're doing it, so I think by definition that makes it good enough. Like I said, not perfect, but good enough.
Truth be told the Jeeps I've driven around continents weren't perfect either.
In fact, I don't believe anything is perfect, and aiming for that is just an endless money and time...
It's obviously not perfect, but clearly it's good enough to make the trip, which is awesome.
We also have Charlie and Ewan riding up on electric Harley's and a Rivian pickup.
These kinds of electric vehicles are only going to get better and better over the coming years, and it's not a question...
Sweet, I'm happy to hear your opinion. You're all set to ride to Argentina then!
...let's be honest, these guys are really driving to Argentina right now, and you're not riding your bike to Argentina right now.
So while the bike is good in theory, they're doing the most important thing...
I messaged these guys once while they were still in Alaksa.. I *think* they said they can get 30 miles of free range per day from the sun.
It's an interesting trip for sure, no doubt the future.
Imagine driving around the world without spending a cent on propulsion. My dream.