The New Huntmastersbbs!


Post New Topic  New Poll  Post A Reply
my profile | register | search | faq | forum home
  next oldest topic   next newest topic
» The New Huntmastersbbs!   » Hunting Vehicles   » Wife's new car

 - UBBFriend: Email this page to someone!    
Author Topic: Wife's new car
DAA
Utah/Promoted WESTERN REGIONAL Hunt Director
Member # 11

Icon 1 posted March 09, 2019 07:12 PM      Profile for DAA   Author's Homepage   Email DAA         Edit/Delete Post 
Cindy was past due for a new car, her Denali was 15 years old. I like what she decided on.

 -

Can't believe how awesome this thing is. Makes mine seem just way antiquated and decrepit.

Little 2.0 four cylinder, turbo, 8 speed auto (same one as in my truck). Way more power than my Jeep - way more. Including low end torque. But is getting 20 MPG so far, on 35's, keeping it in boost an awful lot because it's just too much fun. It's a mild hybrid, has a generator/battery system that adds 75 ft/lbs up to 1500 RPM, so it pulls off idle like crazy and has no detectable turbo lag.

Should wheel toe to toe with mine. Some places, better, other places, not quite as good, due purely to differences in wheelbase and break over angle. Approach and departure are about the same. But I put a lot of work and money to make mine like that and hers was made for 35's with no lift right from the factory. So has as much ground clearance as mine, but sits lower. Pretty unreal.

Amazingly, amazingly civilized for a Wrangler. Smooth and quiet and comfortable. Has all the luxuries and newest safety features.

Her new ride is SWEET!

I think Jeep hit it out of the park with the JL.

- DAA

--------------------
"Oh yeah, they're gonna talk to you, and talk to you, and talk to you about individual freedom, but they see a free individual, it's gonna scare 'em." -- George Hanson, Easy Rider, 1969.

Rocky Mountain Varmint Hunter

Posts: 2675 | From: Salt Lake City, UT | Registered: Jan 2003  |  IP: Logged
Lone Howl
Free Trial Platinum Member & part-time language police
Member # 29

Icon 1 posted March 09, 2019 07:17 PM      Profile for Lone Howl   Author's Homepage   Email Lone Howl         Edit/Delete Post 
Super nice Dave!

--------------------
www.varmintsinc.com

When tyranny becomes law, rebellion becomes duty.

Posts: 2072 | From: Porterville Kalifornia | Registered: Jan 2003  |  IP: Logged
Leonard
HMFIC
Member # 2

Icon 1 posted March 10, 2019 08:34 AM      Profile for Leonard   Author's Homepage   Email Leonard         Edit/Delete Post 
Sounds great.

But, I've been meaning to ask something.I saw a "jeep" in the Walmart parking lot last week and couldn't get over how tricked out it looked. LED's on the side view mirrors and really good looking paint. I think it said Rubicon across the front? Seemed to have every upgrade imaginable, not hardly entry level. And, it looked "factory" not a bunch of aftermarket stuff. Your photo above is a nice looking vehicle but looks tame compared to this Jeep at Walmart.

Good hunting. El Bee

--------------------
EL BEE Knows It All and Done It All.
Don't piss me off!

Posts: 26573 | From: Upland, CA | Registered: Jan 2003  |  IP: Logged
UTcaller
NEVADA NIGHT FIGHTER
Member # 8

Icon 1 posted March 10, 2019 11:38 AM      Profile for UTcaller   Email UTcaller         Edit/Delete Post 
Definitely a sweet looking ride Dave!!! [Cool]
Posts: 1506 | From: Utah | Registered: Jan 2003  |  IP: Logged
knockemdown
Our staff photo editing Guru, par excellence
Member # 3588

Icon 1 posted March 10, 2019 01:08 PM      Profile for knockemdown   Author's Homepage           Edit/Delete Post 
Beautiful vehicle, congrats to you both! Love that color, it's perfect...

I'm a big Formula One fan, and it's neat to see the advanced technology of those insane cars trickle down into the consumer market. I mean seriously..., who'da though Jeep would make a turbo hybrid???
Interestingly enough, just got me an older 2.5L turbo import to dick around with, but it ain't gonna crawl over any rocks! There's somethin' kinda cool about a small-ish motor spoolin' up to deliver 300+ hp to four wheels...

Posts: 2202 | From: behind fascist lines | Registered: Mar 2010  |  IP: Logged
DAA
Utah/Promoted WESTERN REGIONAL Hunt Director
Member # 11

Icon 1 posted March 10, 2019 02:38 PM      Profile for DAA   Author's Homepage   Email DAA         Edit/Delete Post 
Fred, the HP per cubic inch these days is really something. Especially when forced induction is used!

Leonard, not much to go on there, as far as what you were looking at. Other than, it probably wasn't factory stuff. The one you see here is as pimped out as they come from the factory. And already has bigger tires, it came with 33's.

- DAA

--------------------
"Oh yeah, they're gonna talk to you, and talk to you, and talk to you about individual freedom, but they see a free individual, it's gonna scare 'em." -- George Hanson, Easy Rider, 1969.

Rocky Mountain Varmint Hunter

Posts: 2675 | From: Salt Lake City, UT | Registered: Jan 2003  |  IP: Logged
Leonard
HMFIC
Member # 2

Icon 1 posted March 11, 2019 05:13 PM      Profile for Leonard   Author's Homepage   Email Leonard         Edit/Delete Post 
Yeah, I know I don't have much info, but it was bright red, if that helps? It just didn't look like a customized job. Had lots of stuff. You know I'm not that interested in Jeep so if it caught my attention, it must have been quite a standout. Well, I shop there often enough, who knows maybe I will see it again?

Good hunting. El Bee

--------------------
EL BEE Knows It All and Done It All.
Don't piss me off!

Posts: 26573 | From: Upland, CA | Registered: Jan 2003  |  IP: Logged
earthwalker
Cultural Editor & middleweight arm wrestling champion/Intermountain Region
Member # 4177

Icon 1 posted March 20, 2019 02:44 PM      Profile for earthwalker           Edit/Delete Post 
New Jeeps have a very low rating from CR they have a lot of gremlins in the wiring and computers.

--------------------
You are never lost if you don't care where you're at.

Send rain and snow please! Send Lots of RAIN!
No lightning please

Posts: 546 | From: Intermountain region | Registered: Jul 2012  |  IP: Logged
DAA
Utah/Promoted WESTERN REGIONAL Hunt Director
Member # 11

Icon 1 posted March 20, 2019 03:33 PM      Profile for DAA   Author's Homepage   Email DAA         Edit/Delete Post 
The criteria CR uses, is not very well aligned with ours [Big Grin] . I pay zero attention to their car advice.

- DAA

--------------------
"Oh yeah, they're gonna talk to you, and talk to you, and talk to you about individual freedom, but they see a free individual, it's gonna scare 'em." -- George Hanson, Easy Rider, 1969.

Rocky Mountain Varmint Hunter

Posts: 2675 | From: Salt Lake City, UT | Registered: Jan 2003  |  IP: Logged
earthwalker
Cultural Editor & middleweight arm wrestling champion/Intermountain Region
Member # 4177

Icon 1 posted March 21, 2019 10:15 AM      Profile for earthwalker           Edit/Delete Post 
You are probably right.
But had read on another site some of the worst vehicles and Jeep was one of them with the wiring and computers.
Still like the looks of the jeeps.
Good luck.

--------------------
You are never lost if you don't care where you're at.

Send rain and snow please! Send Lots of RAIN!
No lightning please

Posts: 546 | From: Intermountain region | Registered: Jul 2012  |  IP: Logged
Kokopelli
SENIOR DISCOUNT & Dispenser of Sage Advice
Member # 633

Icon 1 posted March 21, 2019 03:53 PM      Profile for Kokopelli   Author's Homepage           Edit/Delete Post 
Interesting;
I used to have a Jeep CJ-7 Larado. Nothing but trouble ………. wiring & computers. Bought it new / sold it with 13,000 miles on it. It was in the shop more than it was in my driveway. Was glad to be shuck of it.

--------------------
When urinating outdoors, remember to face East, toward Mecca whenever possible.

Posts: 5311 | From: Under a wandering star | Registered: Apr 2005  |  IP: Logged
Leonard
HMFIC
Member # 2

Icon 1 posted March 22, 2019 12:30 AM      Profile for Leonard   Author's Homepage   Email Leonard         Edit/Delete Post 
Well, ol' Dave has said; can't be explained, you either get it or you don't. That's not his words, just what I got out of it.

But, for me, and it's a long time ago, the only experience I ever had with Jeep was in the military and as I've said before, it is by far the least dependable off road vehicle in the Army. Of course, this is before all the electronic mumbo jumbo, Mine did not even have a keyed ignition, just a switch, therefore anybody could drive off with it. And, therefore we always used a chain and padlock on the steering wheel.

Good hunting. El Bee

--------------------
EL BEE Knows It All and Done It All.
Don't piss me off!

Posts: 26573 | From: Upland, CA | Registered: Jan 2003  |  IP: Logged
DAA
Utah/Promoted WESTERN REGIONAL Hunt Director
Member # 11

Icon 1 posted March 22, 2019 04:23 AM      Profile for DAA   Author's Homepage   Email DAA         Edit/Delete Post 
Well, at least they are easy to work on.

I just wish there weren't so many people that do get it though.

There is an upside to that, at least, which is resale value. Wranglers run neck and neck with Tacoma's for highest resale value, year after year. It's crazy how much used ones go for.

- DAA

--------------------
"Oh yeah, they're gonna talk to you, and talk to you, and talk to you about individual freedom, but they see a free individual, it's gonna scare 'em." -- George Hanson, Easy Rider, 1969.

Rocky Mountain Varmint Hunter

Posts: 2675 | From: Salt Lake City, UT | Registered: Jan 2003  |  IP: Logged
Leonard
HMFIC
Member # 2

Icon 1 posted March 22, 2019 08:00 AM      Profile for Leonard   Author's Homepage   Email Leonard         Edit/Delete Post 
We're helping to get the word out. Thank us ten years later!

--------------------
EL BEE Knows It All and Done It All.
Don't piss me off!

Posts: 26573 | From: Upland, CA | Registered: Jan 2003  |  IP: Logged
knockemdown
Our staff photo editing Guru, par excellence
Member # 3588

Icon 1 posted March 22, 2019 05:46 PM      Profile for knockemdown   Author's Homepage           Edit/Delete Post 
Have a buddy in search of a used H3 Alpha, with the 5.3L. For the life of me, I can't see how that POS would command what they're askin', but it does. Supply & demand, I reckon...

Now, a Taco...I wish I still had my '97 3.4L 5spd! If it hadn't been t-boned, prolly would still be driving' it, if the frame didn't rust out from under it after 20+ years? New Tacos are nice, but throttle response is pig-ish, to say the least. Gets outta its own way after a while thoughh...

That new turbo Rubicon is very intriguing!

Posts: 2202 | From: behind fascist lines | Registered: Mar 2010  |  IP: Logged
DiYi
Wears wife's pink panties under his camo for good luck. (yeah, right!)
Member # 3785

Icon 1 posted March 23, 2019 11:36 AM      Profile for DiYi           Edit/Delete Post 
Sure is a good looking rig.I have a friend in western Dakota that has one.Loves it and I can verify it goes darn near anywhere.Only one we have ever owned we liked until a train hit it.Wife survived,Jeep didn't.
Posts: 621 | From: SoDak | Registered: Feb 2011  |  IP: Logged
Displayed Name
Knows what it's all about
Member # 4669

Icon 1 posted April 13, 2019 05:28 AM      Profile for Displayed Name   Email Displayed Name         Edit/Delete Post 
I like it. Good choice.
Posts: 26 | From: Prince Edward Island | Registered: Feb 2016  |  IP: Logged
Leonard
HMFIC
Member # 2

Icon 1 posted April 13, 2019 08:16 AM      Profile for Leonard   Author's Homepage   Email Leonard         Edit/Delete Post 
I'm still lusting on a FJ Cruiser. And, I hate Toyotas.

--------------------
EL BEE Knows It All and Done It All.
Don't piss me off!

Posts: 26573 | From: Upland, CA | Registered: Jan 2003  |  IP: Logged
Paul Melching
Moderator-Night Hunting Forum & can't get it up! This matter is in dispute resolution!
Member # 885

Icon 1 posted April 13, 2019 10:04 AM      Profile for Paul Melching           Edit/Delete Post 
My C-J 5 had no computers just a big motor that would pass anything on the road but a gas station ! Nice ride Dave !

--------------------
Those who value security over liberty soon will have neither !

Posts: 3021 | From: The forest ! north of the dez. | Registered: Jul 2006  |  IP: Logged
Aaron Rhoades
Knows what it's all about
Member # 4234

Icon 1 posted May 16, 2019 08:22 AM      Profile for Aaron Rhoades           Edit/Delete Post 
Hey Dave, any updates on the Jeep? How is the etourque doing? Heard a rumor on the Ram 1500 with that etorque system was having troubles with the batteries or something and it’s too new so can’t get parts. Contemplating a new 1500 is why I’m asking.
Posts: 155 | From: Washington | Registered: Oct 2012  |  IP: Logged
DAA
Utah/Promoted WESTERN REGIONAL Hunt Director
Member # 11

Icon 1 posted May 16, 2019 08:58 AM      Profile for DAA   Author's Homepage   Email DAA         Edit/Delete Post 
So far, so good!

- DAA

--------------------
"Oh yeah, they're gonna talk to you, and talk to you, and talk to you about individual freedom, but they see a free individual, it's gonna scare 'em." -- George Hanson, Easy Rider, 1969.

Rocky Mountain Varmint Hunter

Posts: 2675 | From: Salt Lake City, UT | Registered: Jan 2003  |  IP: Logged


All times are Pacific  
Post New Topic  New Poll  Post A Reply Close Topic    Move Topic    Delete Topic next oldest topic   next newest topic
 - Printer-friendly view of this topic
Hop To:

Contact Us | Huntmasters



Powered by Infopop Corporation
UBB.classicTM 6.3.0