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Old 04-01-2013, 09:08 AM   #31
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It's amazing how quick these guys are to point out the stupidity huh?
I think if you make sure you kill only yourself and not anyone else on the road
with you they would be very accomodating and would actually help you go faster. In fact, I think I'll help you, just to show I'm not a douche-waffle who actually gives 2 squirts of piss if you live or die.

If you really want to go faster, you need to find a long long downhill grade, there are quite a few near you, what you do is, get it up to 95/85, then, to decrease resistance, take it out of gear, then, to stop the fan and engine from rotating and to gain mass, shut the key off (make sure you turn it all the way or the steering wont lock).

Good luck and enjoy the new speeds.

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Old 04-01-2013, 09:10 AM   #32
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It's also because you have a 4 cylinder and 35" tires with no aerodynamics. That's as fast as it will go, especially if you have tall gears in there for the 35's.
Lolz
Agreed. Jeeps are as aerodynamic as a brick.

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Old 04-01-2013, 09:54 AM   #33
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I raced a Yugo on my way to work I got my Tj up 150 mph bumper drafting a big rig. Rofl!!!
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:10 AM   #34
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Its amazing how many people don't read threads properly. Most of you failed to answer my question, but thanks anyways. I'm still wondering why I can't understand why my CAR over 120, and keep getting 12 MPG
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Old 04-01-2013, 11:04 AM   #35
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Throw a brick and a paper airplane and see which one glides better that should answer your question.
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Old 04-01-2013, 11:14 AM   #36
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My question was regarding a limiter not about aerodynamics.
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Old 04-01-2013, 11:32 AM   #37
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Most modern computer-controlled engines have a rev-limiter. It protects the vital engine internals from being over-revved.

From what you've described, you were indeed "bouncing it off the rev-limiter."

As to why you'd drive that fast in a Wrangler - We all gonna die sooner or later I guess.

Just keep in mind that every 10mph over 55 on the highway doubles the chance of being killed, should something bad happen. Statistics show that driving at 85mph you are 8X more likely to die in a crash than at 55mph.

Safe travels my friend.

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Old 04-01-2013, 11:35 AM   #38
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To answer your question there is a rev limiter just shy of 7000 rpm not a speed governor. The top speed for your jeep model year as per the spec sheet is 102mph.
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:18 PM   #39
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Wow. I feel like it's an amusement park ride when I get mine over about 60. Can't imagine 85 in a Wrangler. Not at my advanced age, anyway.

But I was young once.

If this thread had started this morning (believe me, I looked) I would have thought it was an April's Fool thing. Now I realize it's another kind of fool entirely.
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Mine is stable as can be at 80 or more. DD and commute at 70+ every day.
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:26 PM   #41
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Old 04-03-2013, 06:56 AM   #42
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Your getting bad fuel economy because your prius turned into a wrangler.

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Old 04-03-2013, 07:33 AM   #43
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I think you would have had better luck asking this on a Mopar forum, over here in the Jeep world it's an assinine thing to do. No one will give you a straight answer and only someone not in possession of common sense would ask. You would have gotten the same result had you rephrased your question and asked "should I shoot myself in the head or drink Drano and enjoy the ride?". You think that's silly I'm sure, but all the very experienced Jeep people here understand much better than you do how lucky you are to be able to ask the question.
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It's also because you have a 4 cylinder and 35" tires with no aerodynamics. That's as fast as it will go, especially if you have tall gears in there for the 35's.
That is what I was thinking.. I have an 05 LJ w a 4.0 and 33s and 4.11 gears. I can get mine to go 85 maybe a teeny tiny bit more but not much more. I just think its aerodynamics and horsepower. Good luck and let us know what that real top speed is..

Oh, my speed thrill mobile is a Ford Lightning. but she sits in the garage most of the time, resting quietly.

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Old 04-03-2013, 09:02 AM   #45
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Just keep in mind that every 10mph over 55 on the highway doubles the chance of being killed, should something bad happen. Statistics show that driving at 85mph you are 8X more likely to die in a crash than at 55mph.
do those stats hold up with the doors off and one foot on the footpeg outside?
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do those stats hold up with the doors off and one foot on the footpeg outside?

The stats are what they are. Being in a Jeep probably makes it much worse, doors off or not.

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