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  • How many miles have you put on your PXL?

    Assuming gas prices come back down to Earth at some point, the plan for my PXL build was to be my daily driver. A "do-all" vehicle. As such, I expect to put a lot of miles on it, so I'm curious how many miles people have put on their PXL and if there are any issues you've encountered, or what kind of things are wearing out?

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    About 15k on mine, recheck torque on all the suspension components and brackets, I had a few things come loose. Other than that no issues, but I definitely wouldn't daily drive it. I have a beater hatchback for that.

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    • #3
      25,000. Daily driver in Denver suburbs. Take the wife's Audi when we go downtown. 2020 PXL delivered Jan 2021.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by ExpoCrawler View Post
        About 15k on mine, recheck torque on all the suspension components and brackets, I had a few things come loose. Other than that no issues, but I definitely wouldn't daily drive it. I have a beater hatchback for that.
        Good to hear on the relative lack of issues. I was curious why you wouldn't recommend it for a daily driver?

        Originally posted by CVDaddy View Post
        25,000. Daily driver in Denver suburbs. Take the wife's Audi when we go downtown. 2020 PXL delivered Jan 2021.
        That's about the kind of mileage I'm looking at for mine. I've got 31,000 on my 2500 since last June and I'm expecting to be in the ballpark of 25-30k per year on my PXL unless I start offloading some miles to something with a little better gas mileage.

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        • #5
          7k in 9 months, daily driver for someone with no commute, and have used it for moving stuff from storage, around town/groceries, and taken trips from SoCal to Yosemite and the Bay Area in it as well as a few days of wheeling. Aside from the parking constraints attendant to a vehicle of this height and length, I've found it an excellent daily use truck, would buy again.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by PorkChopExpress View Post

            Good to hear on the relative lack of issues. I was curious why you wouldn't recommend it for a daily driver
            1) It's big. Bigger than many parking spaces. Too tall for many parking garages. Large turning circle. Poor visibility (granted, I'm probably in the minority not having the 360 camera system).

            2) It's flashy. This thing gets attention everywhere it goes. It's unique, and looks expensive. I get asked about it all the time at gas stations, and see people checking it out in parking lots. I don't like my vehicle getting that much attention, or being that memorable. If I make a mistake and cut someone off in the Prospector, they're much more likely recognize it later in a parking lot than a VW Golf.

            3) It's not made for that. I bought this rig for travel/exploring, I don't want to wear it out commuting. A set of tires is nearly $3k, and likely will only last 30k miles. Stop & Go driving is hard on the engine, transmission, and plugs up the emissions system. Then there's ball joints, wheel bearings, track bar wear. I get 14 mpg. Nothing about this vehicle makes sense for commuting. It's cheaper to find a beater that gets 30+ mpg than to maintain a Prospector for daily driving.

            Now, with that said, CAN you do it? Of course. It is a joy to drive. I take it to work occasionally if it's been sitting too long, or if I just miss it, and it just makes me smile. But I don't want to put that daily wear on it.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by ExpoCrawler View Post

              1) It's big. Bigger than many parking spaces. Too tall for many parking garages. Large turning circle. Poor visibility (granted, I'm probably in the minority not having the 360 camera system).

              2) It's flashy. This thing gets attention everywhere it goes. It's unique, and looks expensive. I get asked about it all the time at gas stations, and see people checking it out in parking lots. I don't like my vehicle getting that much attention, or being that memorable. If I make a mistake and cut someone off in the Prospector, they're much more likely recognize it later in a parking lot than a VW Golf.

              3) It's not made for that. I bought this rig for travel/exploring, I don't want to wear it out commuting. A set of tires is nearly $3k, and likely will only last 30k miles. Stop & Go driving is hard on the engine, transmission, and plugs up the emissions system. Then there's ball joints, wheel bearings, track bar wear. I get 14 mpg. Nothing about this vehicle makes sense for commuting. It's cheaper to find a beater that gets 30+ mpg than to maintain a Prospector for daily driving.

              Now, with that said, CAN you do it? Of course. It is a joy to drive. I take it to work occasionally if it's been sitting too long, or if I just miss it, and it just makes me smile. But I don't want to put that daily wear on it.
              All good points, thank you.

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              • #8
                Bought my PXL with 36,800 miles, have just under 40K now. The drive back home was 1200 miles and then round trip from central CA to San Diego was another 1200 miles. Waiting for tires and have another 2400 mile trip coming up in June. Don't think my tires will be in by then.

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                • #9
                  I daily mine is Las Vegas. 21 K miles and zero issues. While I wish it were more nimble, it's a far better daily than many other vehicles I've owned.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Thrust View Post
                    I daily mine is Las Vegas. 21 K miles and zero issues. While I wish it were more nimble, it's a far better daily than many other vehicles I've owned.
                    That's funny, I was just in Vegas last week driving the Jeep and thought "man, I'm glad I don't have my truck this trip" and I just have a standard 2500 Crew Cab right now.

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                    • #11
                      Mine is my only vehicle at the moment, so I daily drive it. I avoid parking garages for the most part, although occasionally I can fit in the clearance. That's been the only issue for me. Otherwise, it's a great truck - very comfortable, easy on long hauls, great on trails. It's huge, yes, but in my experience, you adjust to that pretty quickly in terms of what your expectations of the truck are. I don't expect it to do a few things, any more than I would expect a professional sumo wrestler to fly coach.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by desertfox73 View Post
                        Mine is my only vehicle at the moment, so I daily drive it. I avoid parking garages for the most part, although occasionally I can fit in the clearance. That's been the only issue for me. Otherwise, it's a great truck - very comfortable, easy on long hauls, great on trails. It's huge, yes, but in my experience, you adjust to that pretty quickly in terms of what your expectations of the truck are. I don't expect it to do a few things, any more than I would expect a professional sumo wrestler to fly coach.
                        I've been curious about the overall height. I know some parking garages can be pretty short, but what about car washes? It's been super convenient for me to have a car wash right next to my work so I can wash my truck whenever I want and keep it clean, but I don't know if my PXL is going to fit. Have you had any luck with automatic car washes?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by PorkChopExpress View Post

                          I've been curious about the overall height. I know some parking garages can be pretty short, but what about car washes? It's been super convenient for me to have a car wash right next to my work so I can wash my truck whenever I want and keep it clean, but I don't know if my PXL is going to fit. Have you had any luck with automatic car washes?
                          Personally, I wouldn’t even try it. Part of it is the height/width, and the fact that I have a bed rack/RTT, but also I’m running 15.50 width tires, and I don’t think those fit in most automatic car wash channels. Maybe with 13.50 and no bed rack it would be OK. But I’d let someone else go first. :-)

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by desertfox73 View Post

                            Personally, I wouldn’t even try it. Part of it is the height/width, and the fact that I have a bed rack/RTT, but also I’m running 15.50 width tires, and I don’t think those fit in most automatic car wash channels. Maybe with 13.50 and no bed rack it would be OK. But I’d let someone else go first. :-)
                            LOL yah, I've wondered about the tire width fitting into those channels as well. I figure I'll get the tape measures out when it gets here, but who knows when that'll be. I found out this weekend that it *JUST* shipped to AEV, which I thought happened back in March since it was done at the RAM factory at the end of February. 2 months to get loaded onto a truck...at this rate I'll be lucky to have it within 1 year from the order date. I feel like I'm waiting on stamp approvals from the ATF. LOL
                            Last edited by PorkChopExpress; 05-12-2022, 10:41 AM.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by PorkChopExpress View Post

                              LOL yah, I've wondered about the tire width fitting into those channels as well. I figure I'll get the tape measures out when it gets here, but who knows when that'll be. I found out this weekend that it *JUST* shipped to AEV, which I thought happened back in March since it was done at the RAM factory at the end of February. 2 months to get loaded onto a truck...at this rate I'll be lucky to have it within 1 year from the order date. I feel like I'm waiting on stamp approvals from the ATF. LOL
                              That's a long time. I waited 7 months for mine, which in hindsight seems almost fast these days. Hang in there!

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