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From the guidebooks, I expected this to be a solid test for my new Rubi XR, with both trails rated "difficult". It wasn't as hard as I had hoped, but man was it beautiful, and very very high up in Colorado's peaks. For those following the XR bump stop/flex issue @onemoreokie @BDinTX @Murphydog @Cajunali etc... I have not yet reached a point where I feel like the small bump gap is hurting me. Moab still, still awaits...


 
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I’d expect the lighter the engine, the less likely to be in your bumps all the time. I *think* that heaviest to lightest would be 392 -> diesel -> 3.6L -> 2.0t

It’s all speculation but I can guarantee it’s correct unless it isn’t.

What engine did you get?
 
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I’d expect the lighter the engine, the less likely to be in your bumps all the time. I *think* that heaviest to lightest would be 392 -> diesel -> 3.6L -> 2.0t

It’s all speculation but I can guarantee it’s correct unless it isn’t.

What engine did you get?
3.6 for me.
 

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From the guidebooks, I expected this to be a solid test for my new Rubi XR, with both trails rated "difficult". It wasn't as hard as I had hoped, but man was it beautiful, and very very high up in Colorado's peaks. For those following the XR bump stop/flex issue @onemoreokie @BDinTX @Murphydog @Cajunali etc... I have not yet reached a point where I feel like the small bump gap is hurting me. Moab still, still awaits... Video: Saints John and Middle Fork Swan
I’ve done me some Moab in my XR, surprisingly I’ve not yet smacked the bump stops, even there.
 
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The guide books for telluride area trails are based in fear of driving off the trail/cliff. Cruising highway speeds on 550 is more dangerous and just as difficult as black bear, engineer, Ophir, or imogene. They are dirt roads with no real obstacles...but big consequences if you drive off the road. Highway 1 all along the coast has the same consequences, that shouldn'tfactor in to the trail rating, but for some reason it does. Driving slow, you wouldn't know if you were into the bump stops or not. Dropping off a tall enough obstacle for some momentum you'll feel the bumps for sure. Hitting a run or pot hole at speed, the impact will rattle your teeth. If you don't wheel with speed and/or you don't flex out the suspension, a few inches of up travel is sufficient.
 
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The guide books for telluride area trails are based in fear of driving off the trail/cliff. Cruising highway speeds on 550 is more dangerous and just as difficult as black bear, engineer, Ophir, or imogene. They are dirt roads with no real obstacles...but big consequences if you drive off the road. Highway 1 all along the coast has the same consequences, that shouldn'tfactor in to the trail rating, but for some reason it does. Driving slow, you wouldn't know if you were into the bump stops or not. Dropping off a tall enough obstacle for some momentum you'll feel the bumps for sure. Hitting a run or pot hole at speed, the impact will rattle your teeth. If you don't wheel with speed and/or you don't flex out the suspension, a few inches of up travel is sufficient.
Yeah, if I am really having fun, I am in 4-low with the sway bar disconnected. And this Jeep feels really good under those conditions. :) And yes... I am finding more and more that I really prefer the slickrock and the red desert to Colorado wheeling. Still though, this was a beautiful drive.
 

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The guide books for telluride area trails are based in fear of driving off the trail/cliff. Cruising highway speeds on 550 is more dangerous and just as difficult as black bear, engineer, Ophir, or imogene. They are dirt roads with no real obstacles...but big consequences if you drive off the road. Highway 1 all along the coast has the same consequences, that shouldn'tfactor in to the trail rating, but for some reason it does. Driving slow, you wouldn't know if you were into the bump stops or not. Dropping off a tall enough obstacle for some momentum you'll feel the bumps for sure. Hitting a run or pot hole at speed, the impact will rattle your teeth. If you don't wheel with speed and/or you don't flex out the suspension, a few inches of up travel is sufficient.
Exactly. Black bear is pretty easy.
 


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Yeah, if I am really having fun, I am in 4-low with the sway bar disconnected. And this Jeep feels really good under those conditions. :) And yes... I am finding more and more that I really prefer the slickrock and the red desert to Colorado wheeling. Still though, this was a beautiful drive.
Not knocking those trails at all, the views alone are well worth the trip. The idea that they are challenging trails is just silly. Grated we were on 2.5" lift and 37's, but poughkeepsie was the only place we even used 4wd and you can forget about needing lockers. Any vehicle with enough ground clearance to drive over a curb can easily run black bear, it's downhill through the only thing even resembling an obstacle just above the water fall. Again, beautiful trails and would 100% go back for the views and camping, but they are simply dirt roads.
 

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Glad the XR is performing Mike. Still leaning towards getting one as well.

We just got to town (Moab) and Utah road construction already took its pound of flesh…hopefully that is the worst thing we encounter.
Arches National Park, and Elephant Hill Road Tuesday.Fins and things, hells revenge and Canyonlands on the list too.

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Glad the XR is performing Mike. Still leaning towards getting one as well.

We just got to town (Moab) and Utah road construction already took its pound of flesh…hopefully that is the worst thing we encounter.
Arches National Park, and Elephant Hill Road Tuesday.Fins and things, hells revenge and Canyonlands on the list too.

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Brutal window hit! Have fun, stoked to see pics and such.

 

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