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Old 03-24-2012, 06:37 PM   #1
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Ok, that's it. I'm done.

Bad day for the Jeep. Went 4 wheeling with my dad to go blast some .45 so I went to my normal place where I had been going for years with my old fords. I didn't even have to put it in 4x4, it made it look too easy. I didn't even bash my head against the window due to body sway. Absolutely ridiculous, the Jeep didn't even struggle a hair.....how boring. THEN, I stop at a red light next to a corvette and, can you believe it, he wants to race. So I step on it, the Pentastar roars to the awe-inspiring RPMs of 2800 and.... he won. WHAT?!?!?!? Not what i signed up for.
THEN.... I go to the gas station and a prius comes in behind me. I tell him (I though it was a him, never did know for sure.....) my mpg of 19.3 and act totally smug because I know I am saving the earth one tank at a time. He told me he was getting almost 40 mpg. WHAT?!?!?!?!? Again, beat by a corvette in a race and by a prius in mpg?! Damn you Chrysler, you lied about the pentastar.

Actually, just drove around without the top. Best. damn. vehicle. 4x4 is absolutely effortless and a true joy. Now I just have to get the dealership to replace a leaking caliper from the factory. I can't love this thing enough. Just been noticing alot of mpg threads and figured I'd get my story of woe on the board.

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Old 03-24-2012, 06:44 PM   #4
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The 'Vette part gave you away, dude. 3.8L or 3.6L, all our Jeeps are powered by this:

They're still awesome, though.
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Old 03-24-2012, 07:04 PM   #5
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The 'Vette part gave you away, dude. 3.8L or 3.6L, all our Jeeps are powered by this:

They're still awesome, though.
Timing :whsitling:

That's funny right there
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Old 03-24-2012, 07:06 PM   #6
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Timing
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As you well know.

Wondering if that's a squirrel or a hamster.
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lol, you'll lose to a 2.5L golf...rather "we" will lose to a 2.5L golf
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lol, you'll lose to a 2.5L golf...rather "we" will lose to a 2.5L golf
A two door Rubi has a 0-60 in the mid to low 6 second range (if manual) which is VERY VERY respectable for a sedan, let alone a two ton 32" tire having offroad brick. A 2.5L Golf would not give you a romping. Most current econoboxes has 0-60 times of 8 seconds+.

I know it's not a race car, but they can still spank smugmobiles like the Prius.
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Wait, I'm confused. Is the OP stating he is actually mad that his Jeep is good offroad, but also is mad because he didn't know before buying that it's slower than a vette and doesn't get the gas mileage of a prius?

If this is actually what he is saying, then I have no sympathy. I did months of homework before I bought mine and knew what I was getting into and he should have done the same
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Wait, I'm confused. Is the OP stating he is actually mad that his Jeep is good offroad, but also is mad because he didn't know before buying that it's slower than a vette and doesn't get the gas mileage of a prius?

If this is actually what he is saying, then I have no sympathy. I did months of homework before I bought mine and knew what I was getting into and he should have done the same
Rooster, I hope your joking ... I don't know because there are not any of these or these
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Rooster, I hope your joking ... I don't know because there are not any of these or these
Just making sure man. It's hard to not take things too literally in text form, for me at least. Plus I don't know the guy so I can't tell if he's kidding or not
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Just making sure man. It's hard to not take things too literally in text form, for me at least. Plus I don't know the guy so I can't tell if he's kidding or not
the post reeks of sarcasm... I don't know the guys either ... but I'm pretty sure he's joking.
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the post reeks of sarcasm... I don't know the guys either ... but I'm pretty sure he's joking.
after reading it a couple more times i believe you're right
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trolling, Who on earth thought a jeep could out race a vette or get better mpg's than an electric car, lllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllooooooooooooo ooooolllllllllllllllllllllll
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Who on earth thought a jeep could out race a vette or get better mpg's than an electric car?
I gotta say, I was pretty disappointed when I found out those two things were myths.
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Again, beat by a corvette in a race and by a prius in mpg?!
You were using your assets wrong. Stick it in 4lo, go before the light turns green, and run over his hood. Then just putt along forward.

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after reading it a couple more times i believe you're right
Oh hell, now I am going to trade my jeep....They told me smart people drove them....I PISSED



Rooster, to keep you from having to read that to many times...It was a JOKE
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Wait, I'm confused. Is the OP stating he is actually mad that his Jeep is good offroad, but also is mad because he didn't know before buying that it's slower than a vette and doesn't get the gas mileage of a prius?

If this is actually what he is saying, then I have no sympathy. I did months of homework before I bought mine and knew what I was getting into and he should have done the same
Sarcasm is a cruel mistress.
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My jeep is surprising fast if I want to drive in 10 mpg range
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I gotta say, I was pretty disappointed when I found out those two things were myths.
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In the future, turn your wheel as hard as you can towards the vehicle requesting the race. While alongside said vehicle that's wants to race. Punch it. You'll win guaranteed.
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In the future, turn your wheel as hard as you can towards the vehicle requesting the race. While alongside said vehicle that's wants to race. Punch it. You'll win guaranteed.
I raced my wife on the way home today, in her '04 diesel Jetta. I did not push it 'cuz the Jk is still new but she wasted me, guess I shouldn't have tune that car Stupid forced induction diesels!
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I live down the street from Willow Springs Raceway, we see all kinds of Iron roll through this town foreign and domestic. I always ask then the same question, "Want to play follow the leader? I will let you go first." Have yet to get a taker, even from the Suburu guys.

Jeeps rock, we went places yesterday that were just awesome, pulled out a stuck Nissan truck and played ambulance to a dude that busted up his leg on a dirt bike. Don't think we will see a Prius or vette do that!
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Wait, I'm confused. Is the OP stating he is actually mad that his Jeep is good offroad, but also is mad because he didn't know before buying that it's slower than a vette and doesn't get the gas mileage of a prius?

If this is actually what he is saying, then I have no sympathy. I did months of homework before I bought mine and knew what I was getting into and he should have done the same
Obvious sarcasm my friend.

I still can't believe how many local Jeepers still whine about how "slow" their jeeps are or that they get poor gas mileage. This thread was really about emphasizing how amazing these jeeps really are! It seems, when wheeling, that I still spend most of my time in 2H, rarely going into 4H or 4L. Amazingly capable without even turning all 4 wheels. Add on the ability to make it a convertible and I just couldn't believe how much fun I was having when I had my top off for the first time.
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A two door Rubi has a 0-60 in the mid to low 6 second range (if manual) which is VERY VERY respectable for a sedan, let alone a two ton 32" tire having offroad brick. A 2.5L Golf would not give you a romping. Most current econoboxes has 0-60 times of 8 seconds+.

I know it's not a race car, but they can still spank smugmobiles like the Prius.
I own a Prius and a JK. The Prius is no slouch...the electric motors launch it pretty well from the line. I've had it over 100 mph a few times (now that takes some space to accomplish). But..I think he Prius would spank my JK pretty much...but that's not why I have it. The Prius gets me back and forth to work. The jeep is what I drive all the other times for fun.

And I just sold my 2001 corvette and replaced it with the JK. We won't go there...but then again...the vette would have been pretty sad in the snow or off road. But I could take the top off and cruise by everything else. It's all about choices...make them while you still can!
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When I used to run out at Piedmont Dragstrip, there was a CJ5 out there that was flat out insane. Looked like it would flip over when launching. Toted the tires well past the 60' traps every single time.
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Sigh, if only Bassani actually made a production cat back exhaust for JK/JKU's I know they do a lot of Ford and motorcycle stuff, but they had a kit for the 350Z I used to have that from the numerous clips I've heard on the Net is about as close as you can get to getting a V6 to sound like a V8.

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