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Re: Show & tell - wk2 photos off roading "proof"

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We are lucky enough to travel 3-5 months every year, allows us to miss the cold winters in Tasmania.
Last year we spent that time in the Kimberly (top North West of Australia).
Temperature was 30C + every day. Did 20,000k's with the van on the back for most of it and the Jeep it didn't miss a beat.
The Van had a bit a damage but nothing we couldn't fix.
The photo was taken crossing the Penticost River on the Gibb River Road.
Will dig out a few camp spot photos for you.
Damned USA and it's Fahrenheit and Miles . . . . I remember for a (very) short while back in the late 60's/early 70's of the talk to convert to Celsius and Kilometers. But alas, it only gathered moss (no steam) and here I am 45 years later and still as "stupid" trying to convert !

Why is the Road crossing the Penticost River called the "GIBB River Road" ? ? ?

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Old 03-28-2016, 05:56 PM
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Re: Show & tell - wk2 photos off roading "proof"

Good point. You got me wondering also.

Gibb Road is an outback road that is many hundreds of kilometres (miles) long that crosses many rivers and creeks.
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No noticeable noise, negligible wind resistance with the faring and always have access including the sunroof. Any storage "solution" that is hitch mounted is a hindrance and a hazard if you plan to use your Jeep as you suggest in your original post.
Looking at these photos, you appear to have the front lower air dam taken off.

Where do you store it? Folklore suggests that you can't really drive freeway speeds with the lower taken off. That something blows around and gets damaged.

But it's not like it's a simple thing to yank off and just bungee to the roof either.

So, I'm curious how folks are working with front air dam and off roading.
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Good point. You got me wondering also.

Gibb Road is an outback road that is many hundreds of kilometres (miles) long that crosses many rivers and creeks.
You got me wondering as well so I went searching and found this:

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This was the original Gibb River Road, so named as it was constructed from Gibb River Station to Derby.
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Derby Tourism - Gibb River Road

PS: Loving all these pics.
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Looking at these photos, you appear to have the front lower air dam taken off.

Where do you store it? Folklore suggests that you can't really drive freeway speeds with the lower taken off. That something blows around and gets damaged.

But it's not like it's a simple thing to yank off and just bungee to the roof either.

So, I'm curious how folks are working with front air dam and off roading.
It's fine to drive at highway speed with the lower air dam off. I do it all the time, no issues.
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You got me wondering as well so I went searching and found this:



From here:

Derby Tourism - Gibb River Road

PS: Loving all these pics.

Thanks fellas, because I didn't know the answer
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Some more pics. In the 5th one I'm actually popping a wheelie.
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Best wheelie award goes to Kayezy though. Bloody awesome!
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Re: Show & tell - wk2 photos off roading "proof"

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Looking at these photos, you appear to have the front lower air dam taken off.

Where do you store it? Folklore suggests that you can't really drive freeway speeds with the lower taken off. That something blows around and gets damaged.

But it's not like it's a simple thing to yank off and just bungee to the roof either.

So, I'm curious how folks are working with front air dam and off roading.
Nonsense. You could drive around with none of the body panels on with no issues.

The reason you wouldn't want to is for fuel mileage. You'll see a several miles per gallon drop in economy similar to the drop you get by putting something on the roof.

The other potential issue would be if something in the road gets kicked up at you, it would potentially directly impact the radiator, damaging the cooling fins or creating a leak.

Other than that, the only other thing to worry about when removing the front plastic is if you also remove the front license plate, which is required in some states. If you're going to drive on the road without it mounted, you'd probably want to place the plate on your dash where it can be seen through the windshield to avoid a ticket.
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Re: Show & tell - wk2 photos off roading "proof"

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You got me wondering as well so I went searching and found this:



From here:

Derby Tourism - Gibb River Road

PS: Loving all these pics.
ME TOO !
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Best wheelie award goes to Kayezy though. Bloody awesome!
Your all "certifiable"; that means "nuts" which means crazy, in "American" which means . . . oh heck I'm just confusing myself now !

I really do have a whole new perspective on WK2 owners and the lengths they will go to seek some "thrills" ! Wow. What is YOUR "Cost Of Ownership" experience like ? ? ?
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Nonsense. You could drive around with none of the body panels on with no issues.

The reason you wouldn't want to is for fuel mileage. You'll see a several miles per gallon drop in economy similar to the drop you get by putting something on the roof.

The other potential issue would be if something in the road gets kicked up at you, it would potentially directly impact the radiator, damaging the cooling fins or creating a leak.

Other than that, the only other thing to worry about when removing the front plastic is if you also remove the front license plate, which is required in some states. If you're going to drive on the road without it mounted, you'd probably want to place the plate on your dash where it can be seen through the windshield to avoid a ticket.
And that is why "we" watch Network TV here in America Too, because it is more "conservative" than Cable tv, hee hee! Kidding to the side of the road, I am in total agreement, which is totally out of sink with my usual "point of view"!

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