2013 Rubicon 4:10 ratio, with automatic.
I have had it up to about 85 a couple of times, and was surprised just how well it handled at that high speed. With the 3.6, there was still plenty left if I chose to push the pedal!
I have 09 2DRR with 2.5' 33 manual and I goto it up to 90 just to pass a truck. I was actually scared as I passed by. I normally feel comfortable about 70..which is SUPER slow especially when the speed limits are 75 - 80
With 3.21's 6th gear doesn't start rolling well until 75, easily go past 90, I think I hit 90 once. If I was out west with 85mph limits and running A/T tires it would be no problem doing 90 all day long.
No more dangerous than any sports car, you just won't go as fast. Using your head is what driving safely is all about.
Moab with 33" Goodyear SAs, Warn Zeon. AEV bumpers, skid plate, suspension, tire carrier, hood, pintler wheels, water tanks, procal and mud flaps/cargo mat. Grill guard and KC Apollo Pro lights. Done for now.
Actually my jeep is "faster" now then it was in its stock form. Stock it wouldn't push past 95/98mph and it took forever to get it up that fast. I have not seen how fast it will go like it is now but weighing over 6000lbs and with 37's the 5:38's makes it pick up speed way faster and I have no doubt it would push past 99. I have had it up to 90 a few times passing stuff but it takes 100% concentration with the steering being the way it is and honestly don't see me ever pushing it any further. 80mph is a cakewalk on a good road though.
All that being said there are very few people who I have ever let drive it on the highway, and they all spend their weekends behind the wheel racing off-road. I wont even let my dad get out on the highway with it.
I'm here to participate. I didnt come all this way just to watch.
I am waiting on the super swamper z rated mudders. One of the reasons I actually pulled the trigger on a 14 was the ability to hit 80 and have some to spare with 4:10s. I really like the power weight ratio. Folks used to spend big bucks getting 400 hp out of a 360 block in CJs.
I will be taking possession of my first wrangler within a week, prior to this jeep I've owned nothing but sports cars. I realize everyone is talking about top speed but what I was impressed with in the new wrangler (2 door) was that it's capable of running mid 15 sec 1/4 mile. That's nothing to shake a stick at. In the mid- late 80's that would outrun a lot of the sports cars on the road and only a second off what many 'sports' cars are running today.