My favorite 45-minute 996 drive - in a Jeep, in 3.5 minutes

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My favorite 45-minute 996 drive - in a Jeep, in 3.5 minutes

Post by 5chn3ll » Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:40 pm

This is one of my favorite 996 drives - from Yucaipa to Big Bear City via State Highway 38. On summer tires with warm roads and no traffic, it is epic. On M+S tires in M+S with a sh!t-ton of terrible drivers on the road, it's not quite as epic.

This route takes me 45 minutes in the 996. This time-lapse spans 1.5 hours (the day before Thanksgiving). The trip back up the following night took 6 hours (including the hellish time on the Cajon Pass, through the desert and up SH 18)...


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Re: My favorite 45-minute 996 drive - in a Jeep, in 3.5 minutes

Post by Dr_Strangelove » Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:35 pm

Looks like a fun ride in an alternate (dry) reality. So that's 45 minutes as an A-B drive, 90 minutes as a loop?


In your video I was keeping my eye on the shoulder for all of the "should we... should we try it?" folks :lol:
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Post by 32wildbilly » Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:09 pm

Ok...tell me you drove this twice in two days for a good reason...please
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Re: My favorite 45-minute 996 drive - in a Jeep, in 3.5 minutes

Post by Kalashnikov » Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:10 pm

Should have bought a Honda... I will post my drive to Flagstaff this same weekend... And my road conditions were worse. And I have 3 inches of ground clearance and Fwd with all season $60/tire milestar MS932s tires. 😂 😂 😂

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Post by 5chn3ll » Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:06 pm

That video was Weds with 3" of snow. Thursday was 24-36 inches...the roads were littered with heroes w/ 3" of ground clearance. ;)

Understeer: You will hit the wall with the front end.
Oversteer: You will hit the wall with the rear end.
Horsepower: How hard you will hit the wall.
Torque: How far you will move the wall.

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Re: My favorite 45-minute 996 drive - in a Jeep, in 3.5 minutes

Post by OceanBlue2000 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:58 am

That looks really fun without the snow, but no thanks. I've got pretty good experience driving in the snow, but avoid it whenever possible. What were the guys on the side of the road doing, putting on chains or discussing where to turn around?
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Re: My favorite 45-minute 996 drive - in a Jeep, in 3.5 minutes

Post by 5chn3ll » Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:47 pm

Yup - that's the chain-up point...but it's California, so most of them were probably pulled over for a few bong rips and to let the kids play in the middle of the highway.

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Oversteer: You will hit the wall with the rear end.
Horsepower: How hard you will hit the wall.
Torque: How far you will move the wall.

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Re: My favorite 45-minute 996 drive - in a Jeep, in 3.5 minutes

Post by 32wildbilly » Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:51 pm

5chn3ll wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:47 pm
Yup - that's the chain-up point...but it's California, so most of them were probably pulled over for a few bong rips and to let the kids play in the middle of the highway.
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