What did you do WITH your Gladiator today?

Alabama Mud Machine

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Gladiator Party at Publix!
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That's funny! I have a granite colored JTR, and my buddy that lives down the road has a Gator colored JTR. Oh shit...I didn't even see the red one hiding in the back!



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Hauled some lumber home from the local big box store. You don't know how good it feels to load this up in a BED after hauling up to 2x12x10 footers my sedan for the last 7 years...

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I went over to the storage unit to take some stuff, then decided to go for a short ride. Then ended up keeping riding, hit the interstate (haven't done that since the day I brought her home), and with the lift, tires, Fox 2.0 TS stabilizer, etc... it rides and drives AMAZING! Even up to 85 MPH. The night I brought it home it was all over the damn road, like a swerving brick. It tracks straight and true, runs great, averaged 14.6 MPG @ 75 MPH (More 6 & 7 gear, hardly saw 8th) with the Freedom Panles on, windows down, AC off. Drove about 30 miles on the interstate, up to Auburn, hit up the Goo-Goo carwash since I had mud all over it from all the rain recently (I live in a very rural area, so most folks around here have mud, dirt, and gravel driveways).

Got her washed up nicely, and pulled over and decided it was such a beautiful day, that I pulled the 2 Freedom Panels off the top (first time since getting it). And drove through campus to see how much it's changed in the last year since I last drove through there for work. I went to Auburn back in 2005 for college. So, rode back home with the panels off on the interstate (about an hour drive). It averaged about 14.2 MPG interstate with the windows down, AC off, and the Freedom Panels removed. So it lost about a 1/2 a MPG from the extra wind-resistance of having just the Freedom Panels removed on the interstate at 75 MPH.

Also, while on the interstate I saw a near-perfect Pet Porter brand XL dog carrier for the back of trucks & SUV's, sitting on the side of the interstate. One of the huge ones you can fit like a Great Dane or Saint Bernard in... I saw it, slowed down & passed it, and then pulled over & backed up to it in the median. It's in REALLY good shape other than 2 small busted corners (I'm guessing from falling out of someone's vehicle). So I grabbed it, and tossed it in the bed. Got it back home safe (didn't have any tie-downs to secure it) by driving under 65 MPH. Dropped it at the storage unit, and kept riding around enjoying the day, the fresh air, and the top off. All-in-all, ended up putting about 150 miles on the Jeep.

Oh, and finally rolled over the 4th digit! Hit 1000 miles on my trip! Had to pull over on the interstate to take the picture, but it was worth the risk. :rock:

It was a good day Tater. :like:

Here she is all cleaned-up and back home...

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... pinnacles national monument ...
In case this is of interest to you, it is a full-blown national park now. I'm kind of a nut about these (mostly) crown jewels of our national park system.
 

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Picked up new Overland tonight. Scooped up our college kids and grabbed Chinese. Sat by the lake and ate in truck bed just because we could. Top off / radio on. This is going to be fun.
Now to find some dirt...
Let me recommend Big Bend National Park and Big Bend Ranch State Park ...

 

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Conducted a food drive and loaded the bed and backseat of the Gladiator (and our X5) with food donated from members of our church and delivered to a local food bank.
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Rausch Creek on Sunday. Finally got it on the trails. Hurry up Saturday.

The hill was quite steep, but using the off-road speed control button made easy work of it.

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Dang! I used to live in Mars.... spent a lot of time up around there on my bike and at Moraine. Great Video! Now I need to make a trip back to PA to visit buddies and hit that trail!

EDIT: Sorry, was reading too many posts in a row. I see this was the parade. Now I recall a few years back running the 5k there. First time I broke the 19 min mark.... Great town!
 

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I took it out to play. First time ever "jeeping"..

Its got a few new battle scars... Along with a healthy dose of Rocky Mountain pin striping.

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Looks like fun ! When you have a wide trail like that and think that you will high center scrap or drag the rear, go sideways through the obstacle, then, straighten out. The great articulation of the Gladiator suspension will help you avoid any scraping with that sideways approach.
 

                           
























































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