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post #1 of 23 Old 01-14-2012, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
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2012 JKU Rubicon built by AEV goes to Morocco

My sister and I will be competing in the 22nd Rallye Aicha des Gazelles March 17th-31st in a 2012 JKU Rubicon built for us by American Expedition Vehicles. The Rallye is a 9 day, all women's off road competition across Southern Morocco and the dunes of the Sahara. Competitors navigate using just maps from the '50's and a compass to find 50+ checkpoints - no GPS, no cellphones, no chase crews - It is test of vehicle durability, terrain management and physical and mental endurance. Follow the Jeep build pictures and updates and the adventure by liking Team Lerner Reina on Facebook or following @teamlernerreina on Twitter
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post #2 of 23 Old 01-14-2012, 06:03 PM
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This is very cool, good luck! Will be watching for updates
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That is amazing. I wish you the best!
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Thanks! And a big thank you to all you guys, the information and comments here were a great resource that played a big part in deciding which truck to take to the rally and who we'd like to have build it for us.
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Thanks for posting! It will be cool to see what the outcome is. Assuming updates will be posted on facebook as they go?
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Best of luck in the race, keep us posted!
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post #8 of 23 Old 01-18-2012, 05:57 AM Thread Starter
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Jeep's heading over to AEV in Michigan today, hope to get some pictures. Updates will be going on Facebook as we get them, will try to link here are well.
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post #9 of 23 Old 01-18-2012, 06:23 AM
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Very Cool!.. Best of Luck!
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Very cool, good luck!

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Sounds like a lot of fun, but will be tough, good luck to you two. And don't forget those pictures!

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Here's the first picture -
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Liked you on FB, but don't have a twitter account. Please post on here the updates.
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Just put some more pictures of the build in progress up on Facebook, should be done this week. I'll be posting with impressions on the long 'shakedown' drive from Michigan to NJ early next week.
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good luck! sounds very fun!

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Hummer.... not cool. Good luck with the JEEP!!!

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Sweet. Love that color.
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Hummer.... not cool. Good luck with the JEEP!!!
Hey....it was the best rental option...it was bone stock and pretty capable though when we decided to build our own truck, the Jeep was clearly the best choice. I just drove back from AEV in MI to NJ - 11 hours and no driver fatigue. Can't wait to see what it can do in the sand. I'll get some pictures up later.
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Just got a bunch of pics up on our FB page Jeep was dropped at the shipper today for the trip to Europe. Competition begins on March 21st in southern Morocco!
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Great looking rig, wish you guys the best.

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Just got a bunch of pics up on our FB page Jeep was dropped at the shipper today for the trip to Europe. Competition begins on March 21st in southern Morocco!

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Love that crush color. Looking forward to more pics!

08 2Door Red Rubicon. Rock Krawler 5.5 Longarm Coilover, Polly rear Coilovers. AEV hood & wheels, 37"KM2s, JE Reel 1350 shafts, 5.38 Yukon gears, Superior axles, Shrockworks stubby, Fab Fours rear, sPod, Rebel Offroad brakes, Warn winch and lots more.

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