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I'd drive mine across states (2700 miles) if I had a reason to do it and wouldn't blink an eye. I would carry my title though just in case I did have to unload it. Just to visit my daughter is 800 round trip and I done that several times . Of course the MPG sucks..

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This is weird! Just this morning I drove about 90 miles to pick up anAX15 (one way) and on the way back I was wondering how many CC members drive their MJs long distance. My 89 has never broken down but it still is a 22 yr old truck. Then I wondered how many of us would drive long distance without a cell phone or similar communication device. Just that that was weird after reading this post! :hmm:

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Better get more Copenhagen :D

Roger that - Done!

 

This is actually the Manche's second trip from TX to GA although this one will/should be one way. It's never left me stranded, ever, except when I ran it out of gas a few times in CO back in 08' when we couldn't sell our old house and were paying for two and I couldn't afford $4.00 gas. Little problems have popped up but they've always happened in the driveway so it's been good to me. I'd drive it to Alaska without worry, knock on my faux woodgrain instrument bezel I'll make it to GA ok. I still have to get by the casinos in Jackson and Vicksburg. The Horseshoe in Shreveport just took $200 from me, but I won it back plus $60...then I got the heck out of there!

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Mines 87 2.5 4x2 is a DD. Usually at least 2 times a week I drive 50 or more round trip. Never a hick-up until my engine broke a ring in #3, which I am pretty sure was caused by the header from Clifford I put on. The one tube was only about 1/2 and inch away from where the head gasket was at #3, and the ring broke and hurt my cyl wall on that side, and the head gasket was black right there, and the head bolt was covered with baked on gunk. I think being in that confined high heat area and that close ...

Anyway, stock exhaust manifold. Header is in the scrap iron. Was a problem anyway. It touched the block at the pan boss and I had to pound it in to clear and Clifford took it back and tried to reshape it but that didn't work, and said since they already "modified" it at my request, it was not under warranty. Never did accept responsibility for having made it wrong in the first place. I will never buy from them again.

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I'm driving mine to Florida this week,right now its all i have to drive.

i drove it up here back in September, right now it has some transfer whine noises so I'm buying a transfer from

one of the guys on here , gonna throw it in the back and head out ,hope i make it if not ,guess i'll be changing a

transfer on the side of the road lol.

 

comanche county why you making a 1 way to gawja?

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I made it - at least to my intermediate objective Atlanta to do some holiday shopping.

 

I spoke too soon about breaking down. The alternator went out. The volt meter was reading about 9v but I managed to get an hour further down the road to Meridian, MS. The yellow top optima really payed off. I think a lesser battery would have died after an hour of driving with headlights on and 600w on two 10" subs cranking. I picked up a new alternator at O'reilly's ($106) right when they opened at 7:30 this morning made a swift parking lot repair and was back on I20 by 8:30.

 

 

Mule13, I'm moving back to GA. I'm leaving the MJ here, flying back after Christmas and then driving the ZJ from TX.

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Mines 87 2.5 4x2 is a DD. Usually at least 2 times a week I drive 50 or more round trip. Never a hick-up until my engine broke a ring in #3, which I am pretty sure was caused by the header from Clifford I put on. The one tube was only about 1/2 and inch away from where the head gasket was at #3, and the ring broke and hurt my cyl wall on that side, and the head gasket was black right there, and the head bolt was covered with baked on gunk. I think being in that confined high heat area and that close ...

Anyway, stock exhaust manifold. Header is in the scrap iron. Was a problem anyway. It touched the block at the pan boss and I had to pound it in to clear and Clifford took it back and tried to reshape it but that didn't work, and said since they already "modified" it at my request, it was not under warranty. Never did accept responsibility for having made it wrong in the first place. I will never buy from them again.

 

That stinks, they should have made it right with you by giving you a refund or at least made some kind of effort.

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longest ive had to drive was two hours and tahts when i first bought it. just went off the kids word that everything worked right. i made it fine but the speedo was off by about ten miles an hour. ran out of gas right as i was getting back into familiar territory.

glad you made it fine man. :cheers:

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I think the club needs to organize a cross country trek in a few years. Travel together, meet as we go, and convoy to a destination we can all agree upon. Then it would truly be MJs across America. Moab would be a neat destination, but only a few rigs are set up for that. Colorado trail running would be fun! Plus we could all stay at Jims place :idea:

 

After my build is done, I plan on taking a long vacation/camping trip across multiple states with my trusty MJ.

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Comanche county,

where at in Gawja? you ain't a dawg fan are you?i'll be coming thru Gawja in a day or 2

on my way to Florida for christmas, gimme your number in case i break down lol.

 

No not a dawg fan, love the almighty Savannah Sand Gnats though. I like TX A&M, the mighty Horned Frogs and the Red Raiders. I'll be bouncing between A-town. Columbus and Savannah....I'll send you a pm.

 

Best of luck too you man! Obrian's Pub is going to miss ya! :waving:
. Yeah and my stinkin dad stole my official O'briens Tshirt too.
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I think the club needs to organize a cross country trek in a few years. Travel together, meet as we go, and convoy to a destination we can all agree upon. Then it would truly be MJs across America. Moab would be a neat destination, but only a few rigs are set up for that. Colorado trail running would be fun! Plus we could all stay at Jims place :idea:

 

After my build is done, I plan on taking a long vacation/camping trip across multiple states with my trusty MJ.

 

I'm game for that, count me in!

 

We need to make an "Official MJs across America" thread with pics of MJs in iconic locations around the country. Needs to have pics like an MJ at the Statue of Liberty, on top of Pike's Peak, under the St. Louis Arch, on Golden Gate Bridge - at Billy Bob's in Fort Worth (yee haw)...you get the point. I intended to take some cool pics of my MJ at the different State lines and then on the bridge over the Mississippi and get it started, but it didn't happen. I prefer to drive at night, less traffic and I blew through the state lines without even noticing. Plus after the pic at the Horseshoe, I realized night pics with the Iphone is a waste of time.

 

Here's the few I did snap and they're pretty lame:

 

Leaving my beloved Comanche County:

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At the Horseshoe in Shreveport:

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Replacing the Alternator in Meridian, MS:

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