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Old 07-21-2010, 07:02 PM   #1
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Driving on the highway

Hey yall, im pretty new to the jeep world. Ive got a 02 tj, 5 speed manual, inline 6, with a 6" lift on 35's. im plannin on driving the 9 hours back home. How is it going to handle the highway speeds and long drive?

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That all depends on if you have the axles regeared. and your new to the jeep world and you have a 6" TJ on 35's?? Welcome to the family

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Old 07-21-2010, 08:41 PM   #3
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just go slow and take it easy. jeeps ride weird compared to cars, and modified jeeps drive even stranger. take your time, leave room, and if things ever get hairy i wouldn't get fancy with the steering wheel.

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just go slow and take it easy. jeeps ride weird compared to cars, and modified jeeps drive even stranger. take your time, leave room, and if things ever get hairy i wouldn't get fancy with the steering wheel.

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Yes! When I'm driving my Jeep I will Never try and swerve to avoid hitting things, I will only hit the brakes. However I would make exceptions, say for example a little kid falls/runs in front of me
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Welcome to the forum. With a 6" lift, my best suggestion would be to stay away from semi's.
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Mine is just a 4' lift and 33' tires. I think a go cart goes faster on the highway.

I bought mine about 2 hours away and drove her back on the highway, scared to death because my previous jeep was stock. I knew I wanted a big girl jeep, but would have rather not been initiated immediately on the highway until I got the feel of it.

I did fine, obviously. Now, I think nothing of it. I do a lot of highway driving and have learned where to downshift without even thinking. Otherwise, I would get run over by the old blue-hair ladies on the road.

A friend of mine called my cell while I was on the highway with the top off, and screamed at me for doing that. My response to her was, "like you really think that canvas is going to save my life if I flip?!?!" She sat there a moment and then said, "okay, I am blonde."

You will be fine. Just take your time and don't try to be a show-off until you are comfortable with her. Post pics!!!
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Hee, hee, Shell, that's funny. My wife does not allow the kids in the Jeep on the highway with no top or doors. With doors and soft top is ok though.

I've never driven a lifted Wrangler on the highway, but since I tend to be in one of the right two lanes with my stocker, I'd say pretend you are in your sunset years, not in a hurry, and enjoy a leisurely ride down the interstate at the safest speed you can muster. Good luck!

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I've never driven a lifted Wrangler on the highway, but since I tend to be in one of the right two lanes with my stocker, I'd say pretend you are in your sunset years, not in a hurry, and enjoy a leisurely ride down the interstate at the safest speed you can muster.
Yeah, having been used to a camaro and a 280Z before/after my Jeeps, I was used to driving in the fast lane. But not with the Wranglers...
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My JK is a pleasure to drive on the freeway, 70/75 mph

Don't like hills though, lifted, big tires !!

Got a range of around 300+ miles, nice and quiet miles ---

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