New altitude record on a car

April 30, 2007 at 2:07 am 4 comments

This is way to funny not to write about it. On March, Chrysler sponsored a crew of 20 people, 7 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 2007 and half a million euro budget to achieve the altitude record on a car at Ojos del Salado, Chile. The german team achieved 21,804 feet on their factory stock Wranglers and installed a “Jeep Parking Only: All others don´t make it up here anyways”. Last weekend a two man army on a modded Suzuki Samurai SJ-413 1987 broke the record, achieveing 21,942 feet. But the hillarious part is they found the Jeep sign on the floor so they cut the “All other don´t make it up here anyways” and took it home as a souvenir. I´m sure the guys at Chrysler are way too pissed about their PR stunt being broke just a month later with a 5 thousand dollar budget 😀

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. James  |  May 3, 2007 at 3:10 pm

    I had a friend with a Samurai. That’s a bigger accomplishment than it sounds.

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  • 2. franciscodiez  |  May 9, 2007 at 1:02 am

    I have a Samurai SJ-410 at our country house. Indeed it´s a great feat!

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  • 3. Serj  |  September 18, 2007 at 12:38 pm

    You’re missing the Point. the Wranglers only had Goodyear MT/R tires, a winch, and Electronic altimeters. Otherwise you can buy the exact same model right off the dealer lot. They’re not even using particularly BIG tires on the Jeeps. If it was simply about having a vehicle get up there, you could do this with practically any body-on-frame vehicle made in the last 20 years. Just lock the diffs, prep the engine for high-altitude operation, Give it a suspension lift and some Giant Super Swampers like the diminutive suzuki there.

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  • 4. Downhome  |  May 8, 2010 at 10:09 am

    so serj, you’re saying anyone could do this?

    sounds unlikely as the other germans who took the prize earlier put all their technical expertise into a Vw touareg
    the only stock part was the engine, and I’m sure that wasn’t the limiting aspect.

    kudos to the home team in their Zooka

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