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2000 Mile roadtrip on Boggers

Well folks, 5 years in the service coming to an end . In 86 days i start my 2000 mile roadtrip from Yuma AZ to Chicago, IL
Im gonna take I95 North up to the 40E. Go through Flagstaff and then New Mexico , then through Amarillo Texas and then... I think Tulsa and then Up to Chicago. I am going to be putting my OBS 1997 Ford to the test. Its the same truck in my Sig. 10.5 or 11 MPG in the city if im lucky. On the highway it takes me about a full tank for 160 miles... Its going to be a pricey trip but the truck isnt going fly itself back! I think its gonna run close to 1K bux in Fuel a few hundred for F*** off money for the hotels and casinos on the way back.


What things should I check to make sure my truck is truly roadworthy??

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First thing I'd do, if you still have stock gears, is put some factory tires on it simply because my experience with BOGGERS is that they MELT LIKE BUTTER on the hwy when they get hot.

Additionally your mileage will go up because of the smaller tires. Sell the tires when you're done and recoupe your costs and probably save a few hundred on the trip back!

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I gotta get my hands on some stock wheels and tires then huh. hahhaha i traded my old ones.. (they were toast) to the guy at the tire shop for free tire balancing. 20 bux a tire! Im going to get on AZpsg.com and see if anyone has some OBS lug tires collecting dust. Good idea! if they got me an extra 4 er 5 MPG that would save me............. alot of money!

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Yes, they would!

It would probably give you about 3-4 mpg back. At minimum that would net you about 175 bucks given todays fuel prices.

Well worth some wheels you could buy and then sell for probably the same price later. Additionally if you get a flat - most tire shops will have a tire that will fit

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yeah. If i break down for some reason ... im not gonna be very happy. my only concern is really my fuel economy. I think the truck runs great.

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look out for the texas state troopers on I-40 around Amarillo. I think their bored.

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can u rent a ricer? or fly? check prices might save u some big bucks!

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im going back to chicago for good! I need to bring my truck home. Ive done to much modding to sell it and i like it to much.

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So will the military be paying milage? I was in Germany when I got out so they shipped my car back for me. Even if those Boggers didn't get too hot it would be a long drive on them and you would probably hate them by the time you reached Chicago. It'll feel good to be free though.
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o ic i been to chicago i dont like it there! ya deffenitly get some street tires! i would also not drive it too hard

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