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  1. Dan Grec

    Mojave Gladiator - Desert Rated Jeeps

    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...
  2. Dan Grec

    Brown Davis Long Range Transfer Tank Group Buy

    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...
  3. Dan Grec

    Brown Davis Long Range Transfer Tank Group Buy

    My plastic water tank is that close to the exhaust (with a thin steel rock guard) and I've never had an issue driving 10 hour days is 120F heat. -Dan
  4. Dan Grec

    Mojave Gladiator - Desert Rated Jeeps

    Does it have a front locker? How does the price compare to a Rubi? -Dan
  5. Dan Grec

    Ursa Minor Pop-Top Jeep JK

    A used one has come up for sale in Calgary, Alberta, Canada...
  6. Dan Grec

    2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 3.0L EcoDiesel

    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. https://www.autotrader.ca/expert/20191112/2020-jeep-wrangler-ecodiesel-first-drive-review/ -Dan
  7. Dan Grec

    First Panam Journey in an Electric RV? Check out "Route Del Sol"

    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...
  8. Dan Grec

    Ursa Minor Pop-Top Jeep JK

    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...
  9. Dan Grec

    Spring recommendations for a lifted JKU - Overland rig

    If you don't mind, please take some measurements before/after and post some pics. I'm still entirely on the fence about this, but thinking more about it every day! Thanks, -Dan
  10. Dan Grec

    First Panam Journey in an Electric RV? Check out "Route Del Sol"

    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. -Dan
  11. Dan Grec

    Spring recommendations for a lifted JKU - Overland rig

    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! -Dan
  12. Dan Grec

    First Panam Journey in an Electric RV? Check out "Route Del Sol"

    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...
  13. Dan Grec

    First Panam Journey in an Electric RV? Check out "Route Del Sol"

    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...
  14. Dan Grec

    First Panam Journey in an Electric RV? Check out "Route Del Sol"

    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...
  15. Dan Grec

    First Panam Journey in an Electric RV? Check out "Route Del Sol"

    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. -Dan
  16. Dan Grec

    Spring recommendations for a lifted JKU - Overland rig

    I spoke to quite a few people this summer with the AEV high capacity setup and they universally *loved* it. I took a lot of measurements, and they were all sitting right around an inch higher than I am with my AEV 3.5 lift. So far I've decided it will look a bit silly with only 33 inch tires...
  17. Dan Grec

    Jeep Museum Coming Soon

    I was in Toledo this year for the Toledo Jeep Fest. Obviously a huge number of people there work at the plant, and so yes, Jeep is extremely popular as a vehicle brand there. -Dan
  18. Dan Grec

    Tesla Pick up reveal tonight at 8pm. Post your thoughts here...

    I saw a report from a guy that was told National, but I don't think that's official. -Dan
  19. Dan Grec

    Tesla Pick up reveal tonight at 8pm. Post your thoughts here...

    The Tesla insurance is provided and underwritten by a much larger dedicated insurance company. -Dan
  20. Dan Grec

    2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 3.0L EcoDiesel

    Thanks for all the info! Yes, I heard the EPA had really cracked down on the guys flashing the computers and currently there isn't really a solution. I'm hoping something will pop up again for "off road only use". As for filtration I certainly would add an extremely fine filter to the lines. I...
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