With a highway speed limit of 75 mph, this wide open area offers a different challenge for a big SUV. It’s almost guaranteed that there will be a strong head/cross wind. The two trucks are within a few hundred pounds of each other with different off-road optimized axle gearing, tire size, and tread. The off-road front bumpers, roof rack, and accessories on the Land Rover create a less than ideal aero-dynamic package.
The morning came early - each of us immediately looked out the windows to see how much snow had fallen, and we looked to our phones to see how much was still in store. Snow was falling fast and several inches had already accumulated. It was time to log cold starts and the decision was made: we would send one vehicle straight to Denver to ensure our media guests caught their flights and the other two vehicles would attempt Loveland Pass.
Cummins is excited to announce the launch of our “Repower Profile” series, featuring technical information and unique facts about vehicles repowered with the R2.8 Turbo Diesel.The maiden voyage for this Jeep was a six hour drive to Toledo, Ohio, for the first Toledo Jeep Fest. Since then, this Jeep has had more than 20,000 trouble free miles added to the odometer and continues to be both a fan and employee favorite, as it makes the rounds on engineering and marketing trips.
As one of the first Beta customers of the R2.8 Turbo Diesel, this truck features a data-logger that allows Cummins engineers to receive valuable information from a maiden off-roading voyage to FJ Summit to highway cruising and every mile in between.