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Old 03-24-2015, 09:16 AM
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Re: First ECO-Diesel on Elephant Hill and Morisson Jeep Trail August/September 2014

Some really cool pics especially driving through the rock crevasse (narrow at least for the Jeep). Now I'm really curious as to the mpg difference off roading the EcoDiesel versus the 4Runner. I've a buddy who has an FJ and he gets at best high teens combined mpg even with lots of highway driving.

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Old 03-24-2015, 09:27 AM
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Re: First ECO-Diesel on Elephant Hill and Morisson Jeep Trail August/September 2014




how much damage did this do?


Thanks for the awesome pics!!
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Re: First ECO-Diesel on Elephant Hill and Morisson Jeep Trail August/September 2014

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2.5" wheel spacers for a JK, I used splined open acorns onto the factory brakes, and than closed splined acorns for the JK rim to the Jeep

When I replace the tires this year, ill be putting on 2.75" spacers as that little 1/4" inch of space would be nice for rim to brake clearance
You have any pics of what you did here? I'd love to get those Rubicon rims onto my WK2 EcoDiesel but was told it was impossible due to the brake rotor sizing...
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Re: First ECO-Diesel on Elephant Hill and Morisson Jeep Trail August/September 2014

Beautiful shots although I think that you are mildly insane doing that to your vehicle!

Why not just tow a side by side, or quads, or an old modified jeep, or some other vehicle better suited to such abuse right to the trail head?

Either way, that's God's country for sure.
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Old 03-24-2015, 02:31 PM
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Re: First ECO-Diesel on Elephant Hill and Morisson Jeep Trail August/September 2014

Great pics! Love to see WK2s having fun and proving their capability. Hope you had a blast.


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Re: First ECO-Diesel on Elephant Hill and Morisson Jeep Trail August/September 2014

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Beautiful shots although I think that you are mildly insane doing that to your vehicle!

Why not just tow a side by side, or quads, or an old modified jeep, or some other vehicle better suited to such abuse right to the trail head?

Either way, that's God's country for sure.
Hey man, he bought it, he gets to take it wherever he wants! More power to him in my opinion!
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Re: First ECO-Diesel on Elephant Hill and Morisson Jeep Trail August/September 2014

I concur with the majority of the posters here-love to see the pictures, and I applaud you for choosing to use your Eco-D offroad! I'd be right there with you in mine if I could.


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Old 03-24-2015, 05:02 PM
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Re: First ECO-Diesel on Elephant Hill and Morisson Jeep Trail August/September 2014

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how much damage did this do?


Thanks for the awesome pics!!
None what so ever, I have ran Elephant Hill around 4 times now so I know how to show off in the tight sections without any damage

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You have any pics of what you did here? I'd love to get those Rubicon rims onto my WK2 EcoDiesel but was told it was impossible due to the brake rotor sizing...
I used something similar to this to bolt the spacers on

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MX5PEB0?psc=1

and than I used regular splined nuts to bolt the wheel on, this pushed the rim out and gave me an extra 5" of track width, also pushing the rim to the machined zone allowing it to fit over the brake

dont kid yourself however the clearance required on the brake to rim is less than 1/8" without a spacer so there are other things that can be done but I wont say them here

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Beautiful shots although I think that you are mildly insane doing that to your vehicle!

Why not just tow a side by side, or quads, or an old modified jeep, or some other vehicle better suited to such abuse right to the trail head?

Either way, that's God's country for sure.
Honestly I like the thrill of using a vehicle and having the challenge

I guess whatever floats his boat

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Hey man, he bought it, he gets to take it wherever he wants! More power to him in my opinion!
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Old 03-24-2015, 05:04 PM
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Re: First ECO-Diesel on Elephant Hill and Morisson Jeep Trail August/September 2014

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Some really cool pics especially driving through the rock crevasse (narrow at least for the Jeep). Now I'm really curious as to the mpg difference off roading the EcoDiesel versus the 4Runner. I've a buddy who has an FJ and he gets at best high teens combined mpg even with lots of highway driving.
the 4runner total trip I think was around 12mpg, where as myself was around 20-22

I've lost the receipts but I spent substantially less in fuel
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Re: First ECO-Diesel on Elephant Hill and Morisson Jeep Trail August/September 2014

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I used something similar to this to bolt the spacers on

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MX5PEB0?psc=1

and than I used regular splined nuts to bolt the wheel on, this pushed the rim out and gave me an extra 5" of track width, also pushing the rim to the machined zone allowing it to fit over the brake

dont kid yourself however the clearance required on the brake to rim is less than 1/8" without a spacer so there are other things that can be done but I wont say them here
Wait, the only clearance needed is between the caliper and the rim? So I could get away with a little 1/8" spacer and have enough clearance with the HD Brakes?? Honestly, a 1/8" spacer usually falls within what even the hardcore anti-spacers call as safe, so I wouldn't have any real concerns running one, I just don't have any spare rubicon rim/tires to try it on first
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Re: First ECO-Diesel on Elephant Hill and Morisson Jeep Trail August/September 2014

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Wait, the only clearance needed is between the caliper and the rim? So I could get away with a little 1/8" spacer and have enough clearance with the HD Brakes?? Honestly, a 1/8" spacer usually falls within what even the hardcore anti-spacers call as safe, so I wouldn't have any real concerns running one, I just don't have any spare rubicon rim/tires to try it on first
no more is required



this is the rim on the brake no spacer, the big difference is you clearance which I dont suggest BUT 2.75" hub centric pushes you out into the middle of the rim which is just past the smaller diameter of the rim
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Re: First ECO-Diesel on Elephant Hill and Morisson Jeep Trail August/September 2014

Nice pictures, thanks for sharing. Beautiful country.
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