Father’s Day trip from LA to Denver and back with the 3.0

Gringostarr

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Just got back Monday from a week long trip from LA to Denver and back to visit my GF's parents over fathers day with my Sport S Diesel and it was a blast to drive the whole way. The only modifications to it thus far are equivilant Rubicon take off wheels and tires but it still cruses nicely between 75-78 and absolutely loves climbing hills at those speeds with a minimum of downshifting so it's pretty much perfect as a road trip vehicle on the way to any future trail that I plan on running which is exactly what I wanted. On the way out to Denver we camped twice (first night in Manti-La Sal and the second night in McInnis Canyons to get some hiking in) and had about a 5-10 mph tailwind most of the way both days so I cruised at 78 while averaging 31mpg which includes 15 miles of trail, however on the way back it was a 16 hour straight shot from Denver to LA and I was only able to maintain 75 comfortably while getting 25mpg since there was a steady 15-20mph headwind pretty much the whole way.

As mentioned previously I was only able to put about 15 miles of trail under it getting to campsites on the way out since the real destination was visiting her family but it was able to handle anything I would want to throw at a brand new Jeep like a champ and I'm very confident that any trail I'd want to take it on it could handle with no issues.

Here are some of the pictures i took at both areas we camped at.

Manti-La Sal
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McInnis Canyons
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Great pics. I love the La Sal's.
 

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