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Old 10-21-2007, 05:47 PM
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Azusa off-road videos, pics, and Cherokee review

So I recently sold my Grand Cherokee 5.9 to a friend, who is in love with it (he used to have a '96 5.2) because it's so fast. We decided to take an impromptu trip to the local OHV park, and, well let's just say that he has made up his mind to lift it instead of keeping it a speed demon. I wasn't able to grab my handycam, so I just had to use my cheap little digital camera, but I got a few videos of some softcore (to most of you people) stuff:

Cherokee going through river - On YouTube

Cherokee climbing obstacle 1 On YouTube. The noise you hear is the rear tire hitting the fender - luckily I had a hacksaw with me and performed a little trail mod to reduce it greatly.

Cherokee hill climb - On YouTube

Cherokee climbing a REALLY soft, sandy hill - On YouTube Cherokee descent - On YouTube. This one freaked me out the first time I did it.

Cherokee driving through a puddle - On YouTube

GC 5.9 crossing river

GC 5.9 climbing hill - On Youtube


*I am having some issues with my YouTube account, so for now they are hosted on my home server. I'll try to get them on YouTube ASAP. Hope they're not too slow!




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As for my Jeep...this was the first time I really had it out, and I am totally impressed with the cam in my 401. The low-end torque available was absolutely ASTOUNDING, even compared to the 5.9 Grand Cherokee, which is geared better. It simply blows it out of the water! Now I oh-so-thoroughly understand the difference between top end power and low-end grunt. Also, the last time I went out, I was only using the stock tranny cooler in the radiator and mechanical fan. Both the transmission and engine would overheat after 10 minutes of strenuous use, even in lo-range. I'm assuming the hot tranny fluid was heating up the engine coolant. Since then, I have connected my 8-pass cooler and added a 14" electric pusher fan - and this time, the tranny temperature never got above 160* (usually was around 130*), and the engine stayed around 200* the whole time!

The best part of the whole day was near the end, at the mud pit; a white lifted H3 blasted through first, the puny little inline-5 (with dual exhausts BTW) wailing like a baby at ungodly RPM. Well, I definitely could not just sit around in my FSJ and let that happen, so I took off, blasted through, twisting the wheel left and right, the 401 roaring along like a boat at 2,000rpm, and made it through barely. After that, a blue H1 wagon that had been sitting behind the H3 decided to have a go, and GOT STUCK at the end of the pit! After about 10 minutes of uselessly spinning, it took a Scout and the H3 in tandem to pull it out. I was going to offer, but I was afraid of insulting the guy. Unfortunately my Mavica ran out of CD space, so I do not have any of that recorded, nor pics of my muddy FSJ. All in all, it was a great time, and I can't wait to go back after I replace my leaking QTrac and (now thanks to the trip) leaking steering box.

A few more pics, and the higher-quality vids are here: http://flairbirds.homeunix.net/pub/a...DCIM/101MSDCF/
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Old 10-21-2007, 06:19 PM
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Cool! Nice pics. Now I want to go off-roadin...
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Old 10-21-2007, 07:02 PM
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OMG! PUUULLLLEEEEZEE spend the $150 and ditch that Mavica!

That is sooooo 5 years ago.

And get a nice BIG memory card so we can see the pix, next time!
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Old 10-21-2007, 07:05 PM
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OMG! PUUULLLLEEEEZEE spend the $150 and ditch that Mavica!

That is sooooo 5 years ago.

And get a nice BIG memory card so we can see the pix, next time!

HAHA! I have a better one, but it's at school. No one saw the vids? Or are they just loading too slowly?
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Old 10-21-2007, 07:50 PM
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Nice Cherokee.
Them vids made me look at you signature...yep locked.
Good stuff, Thanks for sharing.
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Old 10-21-2007, 08:18 PM
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vids are waaaayyyyyyy slow...
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Old 10-21-2007, 08:21 PM
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I just got them up on YouTube, try refreshing the page...
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Old 10-21-2007, 08:38 PM
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cool stuff. thats one of my favorite n/t cherokees it just has the look and a 401
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Old 10-21-2007, 10:39 PM
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Cool vids, they work good now with youtube. They were loading too slow before. I think my desktops a bit tired. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 10-22-2007, 08:10 PM
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Nice pics, I havent been back to Azusa Canyon in 4 years, next time i'm home I need to get my Chero up there.
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Old 10-22-2007, 08:13 PM
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What city are you from? Next time I drive down maybe we can meet up and go to Azusa Canyon.
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Old 10-22-2007, 08:19 PM
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nice pics and videos
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Old 10-23-2007, 05:48 PM
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