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Old 02-02-2010, 12:19 AM   #1
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Do JKs Go Fast

I know they only go 100. I've never driven a car that went 100. The car I have now goes 140. So like, if I'm on the interstate with my JK, will all the cars be passing me if I stay the legal speed limit?

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Of course they will. Won't matter if you're in a Vette or a Jeep doing the legal speed limit. People are idiots.

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I know they only go 100. I've never driven a car that went 100. The car I have now goes 140. So like, if I'm on the interstate with my JK, will all the cars be passing me if I stay the legal speed limit?
If you drive your JK that goes 100 on the interstate, staying the legal speed limit, and the other cars are going faster, then, yes, they will pass you.

On the other hand... if you're driving your car you have now that goes 140 on the interstate, staying the legal speed limit, and the other cars are going slower, then, no, they will not pass you.

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Grasshopper:

The jeep is very smartly, with super engineering forethought, aerodynamically designed like a BRICK.

Now, considering that fact, traveling at the speed limit...say 65 for instance on most interstates...you encounter a 60 knot gust that pushes on the side of the jeep...calculating the force vectors, you will have to steer to correct instantaneously or the force created on the side of the jeep will cause the jeep to steer you over into the next lane...now, after this happens for the first time and you have had a chance to stop at a rest area and correct the skid marks created by the event using the latrine, you will then have learned the lesson of aerodynamics of the jeep.

Now, before experiencing this phenomenon, your jeep will probably warn you that something like this is about to happen. It does this by flapping the hood. When the gusts get so strong that the rubber band tie downs on the hood exceed the elastic strength for them to hold the hood down in the face of a wind gust, they will flex and the the hood will appear to begin to fly off. This is, I have found, another source of a skid mark producing event that may require a visit to a rest area to correct...at least the first few times you experience it. Some folks on the forum don't like this experience with the hood and have proceeded, at great expense, to "nail the hood down" using aftermarket tie-downs. So far, I'm not inclined to do this because when the hood starts flapping, it is my reminder for me to slow down and enjoy the ride before I get pushed into the side of another vehicle or off the road. I like to err on the side of safety.

Now, some folks are in such a hurry everywhere they go that this is totally unacceptable behavior for a vehicle. This is how you will know that you have purchased the wrong one. I would suggest selling it and getting one more dangerous because you like to go faster than warp speed. A few days ago I encountered a snow squall on 91 north above Holyoke MA in which it was a total white-out. Traffic immediately slowed to about 20 to 30 mph. Within about 3 minutes, conditions on the road changed to glare ice. There were cars off the road in all directions including in the median strip unable to get back to the road surface. My jeep, moving like a slug, held the road very well with the stock mud terrain tires that the jeep came with. Others that did the safe thing with me and slowed down were also safe. My point here is that you should know the limitations of your jeep and act accordingly. I can tell you that once you get above 80 mph which is probably the limit in just about any state in the union the jeep starts getting a little gnarly to control. Some folks like living on the edge and always press the limits. If this is you then I hope you don't take anybody else out whilst ending your life or worse yet take someone else out whilst continuing your own gene pool (very selfish).

Now grasshopper...if you can snatch the pebble from my hand...

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So like, if I'm on the interstate with my JK, will all the cars be passing me if I stay the legal speed limit?
No, they will not pass you. You are in a Jeep; they will fall in line behind you and bow before your magnificence.

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I normally run about 85 to 90 and seldom get passed. It does happen on occasion, but if I'm prepared I'll try to shoot out the passing cars tires as he goes by.
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Old 02-02-2010, 07:55 AM   #11
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how long have you been driving?


seriously?? i mean i dont want to make you feel bad for asking such a profound question but i mean.... come on...


if you drive the speed limit and others DONT then yes they will be passing you... its doesnt matter if you are driving a rocket sled on the interstate, if you are doing a speed less than those around you they WILL pass you... does that not make sense??

if you peddled your bike fast enough to keep up with the speed limit, and you think you are flying.... cars will still pass you if they are driving faster...


just because the speedometer only registers 100 doesnt mean that it drives slower than cars who speedos register higher than 100...

how often have you driven 140 in your old car??? when have you ever driven over 100 on the interstate?? jeeps dont drive that fast... but they will keep up with the speed limit...
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seriously?? i mean i dont want to make you feel bad for asking such a profound question but i mean.... come on...
Are you being mean to Forrest?
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hey I have a question I have a jeep 2010 wrangler sport lifted 35 inch mud tires put afe air intake throttle spacer anf free flow exhaust would like to have more power does a fuel programmer will increase my hp more plus saving gas too I have too drive like an old lady so i can get 13 at highway that suck
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hey I have a question I have a jeep 2010 wrangler sport lifted 35 inch mud tires put afe air intake throttle spacer anf free flow exhaust would like to have more power does a fuel programmer will increase my hp more plus saving gas too I have too drive like an old lady so i can get 13 at highway that suck
Nice punctuation...
Did you regear the Jeep and recalibrate the speedometer and odometer to match your new tire size?
A properly geared Jeep driven conservatively will yield the best mpgs.
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35" tires with no regearing... will make it drive sluggish and poor mpg.

regearing will affect the jeeps performance more than all your engine add-ons.

the programmer will help with shift points if its an automatic and will recalibrate your speedo to correct it...
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Skylerr, please make sure you stay in school! Perhaps a little extra help with those dreadful math story questions might be beneficial.
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How do I use the speedometer when it reads in miles per hour? There are many times I don't plan on driving for an hour. For example, say I plan on being out for half an hour. Do I then divide the number on the speedometer in half?


Please help because I have to leave of work in a few minutes and it's 10 minutes away and I have no idea how fast to drive to get there on time.
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...I plan on being out for half an hour. Do I then divide the number on the speedometer in half?
Yes.
And if you're in 4-high, you have to do this to compensate: y - 11 + (-0.2)(-60/2)˛ = -0.2(x˛ - 6x + (-60/2)˛)
And remember that you will go backwards in time if you exceed 60 mph in 4-high. Einstein never saw that one coming...
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If Skyler leaves Tallahassee traveling at twice the legal limit headed for Tyler Texas (two thousand twenty miles away) but stops twice for tacos and tea, how long will it take him to get arrested?
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Ok, I did your math and came up with the conclusion that if I do 60 in 4lo I will get sucked into a black hole. That must be why they put that you shouldn't drive that fast in 4lo in the owner's manual. Man, those engineers at Jeep are smart.
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If Skyler leaves Tallahassee traveling at twice the legal limit headed for Tyler Texas (two thousand twenty miles away) but stops twice for tacos and tea, how long will it take him to get arrested?
Sweet tea?
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So what you saying is regearing will give more hp and mpg thats what I want, my jeep has automatic transmission any idea how much is for put new gears I heard is about 1500, hey hillbilly what about my punctuation now is better jaaa
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Okay, now I know! I am really getting old!

I bought my Rubicon, with all the extra stuff on it, to go SLOW! Hope there is nothing seriously wrong with me!!!! Guess I thought that's what Jeeps were for!
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by that equation... if you drive 60mphs in 4-high, your speed will be exponential and reach infinity within only a few miles therefore sending you into the possible future, but if you do that in reverse OBVIOUSLY you travel back in time...

either way a 10 min drive will result in 2-3 years of travel distance without taking so much as half a tank of gas. NO THATS GOOD MPG!!!!
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Well, I know there has been talk about making TJ's faster and more fuel efficient with creative placement of plexiglass.
I'm sure the same would go for a JK.



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would that bumper fit a 1985 flux capacitor in there instead if that useless winch?
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Well, I know there has been talk about making TJ's faster and more fuel efficient with creative placement of plexiglass.
I'm sure the same would go for a JK.




Pffft, that will never work. You've got to trim the windshield down too. Or at least add a big spoiler on the back.
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take off the top, fold the windsheild down, put on motorcycle goggles...

best aerodynamics jeep will ever have
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