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Old 09-14-2013, 10:20 PM   #31
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60-65mph and making new friends on the highway every day.

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Old 09-14-2013, 10:31 PM   #32
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60-65mph and making new friends on the highway every day.
Lmfao! Yep, me too! It is funny, today I was coming home from the Jeep rally, doing my normal 61ish on cruise control and got passed by at least 3 Jeeps. Not to start any crap, but they were a newer model, and def doing closer to 70. I see them rolling up on me, I give them a wave...nothing in return... ;( Ya just know they didn't come from the rally, lol

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Don't use the "it's a jeep" excuse for poor handling. My Jeep handles just as well as any other vehicle at 75.
That's just completely false or your other vehicle is a post office truck. For one thing, the wheel base is short.
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1.25" body lift
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Cruise at 70-75mph all day at about 2400 rpm. Completely stable..... Wind noise is annoying though. I run with earplugs in most of the time in the freeway. Oh yeah.. It gets 15-17 mpg at that speed.
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Old 09-16-2013, 07:10 AM   #35
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I have no problem with the handling, I keep it 62 mph on the highway because I don't like giving the gas companies any more money.
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Old 09-16-2013, 08:06 AM   #36
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I was racing my dad home one day at hit like 98, wouldn't do it again, and he passed me goin like 115 lmao, this was when I only had 2 in suspension 1 1/4 body and 32s but it was all straight and didnt have the death wobble lol,
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Old 09-16-2013, 05:20 PM   #37
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I was racing my dad home one day at hit like 98, wouldn't do it again, and he passed me goin like 115 lmao, this was when I only had 2 in suspension 1 1/4 body and 32s but it was all straight and didnt have the death wobble lol,
WOW! We come different eras I guess. If my dad ever even found out I was doing 90+ on the highway, my ass would be getting kicked, let alone do it himself.
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WOW! We come different eras I guess. If my dad ever even found out I was doing 90+ on the highway, my ass would be getting kicked, let alone do it himself.
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Old 09-16-2013, 06:49 PM   #39
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Rarely ever get over 60. Hate the freeway and driving a Jeep fast is like driving a Brick. It's stable but it's just no fun.
However, I do drive this fast.
And it's as much Fun as you can have with your Pants on. Lol


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Old 09-16-2013, 07:02 PM   #40
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2003 TJ Rubicon wrangler's Duratrack 31"

Usually driving at ~75mph on short highway trips, 70/60's for longer ones.

Sometimes at ~95mph when i'm in a need of anger management programm

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Old 09-16-2013, 07:07 PM   #41
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my daily run is between 55 and 60.. not over 60.. its a pretty basic shot to work with no lights at that speed and i almost never go over 2k... i also get between 19 and 20 mpg when i do the math each fill up to the milage i get per take


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However, I do drive this fast.
And it's as much Fun as you can have with your Pants on. Lol
What is it, did you build it herself and how much?
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Old 09-16-2013, 08:48 PM   #43
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2005 Rubi with 33s. Regularly cruise at 70-75 to/from work on interstate. I've had it up to 85 with no vibration at all. Havent pushed passes 85 because tickets here are fierce.

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Old 09-16-2013, 08:51 PM   #44
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What is it, did you build it herself and how much?

that looks like an aerial atom... nothing else looks much like that... mean machine right there
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I lied earlier.. Was doing 70 easy today, felt confident on the road too. I wasn't worried in the least
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I usually run 65-85 I'm my lj. Got it up to 101 one down hill. Stable as a brick could be. 35's and armor make it heavy as a brick too.
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Old 09-17-2013, 01:01 AM   #47
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WOW! We come different eras I guess. If my dad ever even found out I was doing 90+ on the highway, my ass would be getting kicked, let alone do it himself.
Lol yeah i was only 17 then, haha he started it
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Rarely ever get over 60. Hate the freeway and driving a Jeep fast is like driving a Brick. It's stable but it's just no fun.
However, I do drive this fast.
And it's as much Fun as you can have with your Pants on. Lol


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75 is a nice interstate cruise speed for my Jeep but I'm still loafing along at 1900 rpm. On a closed road Mexico one time it was pulling hard at 110 but got a bit floaty.
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99% of the time im under 40 mph enjoying the country side with a cold drink
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Old 09-17-2013, 04:47 PM   #50
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Before my regear I ran 3750 RPM's doing just under 80. I would run it like that for hours on my way to Moab with no problems although it would get hot sometimes when it was 100+ outside.
Clouie do you live around Utah county? I could swear I saw your Jeep at wal mart in AF recently..

Mine cruises at around 2400-2500 in 6th at 70... It's seen faster on accident but I just don't see the need for it.
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Old 09-18-2013, 10:36 AM   #51
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55mph on the side streets, 55mph on the freeway.
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Old 09-18-2013, 01:11 PM   #52
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60 - 65 MPH
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Old 09-18-2013, 01:40 PM   #53
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Don't use the "it's a jeep" excuse for poor handling. My Jeep handles just as well as any other vehicle at 75.
I don't mean to be insulting or anything. But have you ever driven a mustang gt or any type of half assed sports car? You jeep dose not handle as well as other cars over 70 mph, and they cant drive off road.that is just a matter of fact.
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Old 09-18-2013, 01:46 PM   #54
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best handling car i ever owned was a 95 miata will bilsteins, stiff springs, racing beat sways and a full cage sitting on race slicks.. was like a house fly
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Old 09-29-2013, 01:22 PM   #55
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Old 09-29-2013, 01:25 PM   #56
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Didn't mean to be insensitive but if you and old man want to race, first a wrangler is a horrible vehicle to do that in and second, not a good teaching opportunity for an adult.
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I've only been on the highway twice with my TJ...second time was this weekend...I was impressed at how many JK's passed me going 10-20+ mph faster than me as I was cruising at 63 mph.....I got 20.5 mpg not sure how the JK folks were doing...I've gone 130 mph in my hemi grand Cherokee with no problem but you fellow TJers going close to 90 mph? you have some nice set-ups.
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Apparently you guys decided to take my comment and interpret it as saying my Jeep drives better than a ****ing Rolls Royce. My comment was meant to say it has no abnormal or negative driving characteristics as some people seem to think is normal of a Wrangler. It handles at a standard people expect of any car.

It's possible to have a lifted Jeep with big tires that rides extremely smooth and straight without any vibrations/shimmies. And with 4.88 gears 75mph is effortless.

I've driven a Lotus Elise and nice Mercedes (CLS 500). I have a pretty good idea what good handling is.
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Old 09-29-2013, 03:37 PM   #59
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When I bought my '06 Rubi, I had a 10 hour drive home. 10 hour drive in my sports car that is. I quickly found the combo of Jeep aerodynamics and 4:10 gears = hole in fuel tank like gas mileage over 62ish mph (she's bone stock, 31's, hard top, etc). Of course in Jersey, you do 62mph, you will get run over by a rig, so there where plenty of time I hit 80-85. I don't do much highway with her, when I do, I stick to the right, hit cruise control and set it to 61-62mph, yep, even in a 65 or 70. They can go around me or pay for my gas. They honk, they get a wave and a smile. The ride me like a half price hooker on $2 Tuesdays, then they get one or a couple of things: the single finger salute, the cruise button drops the mph down about 2 mph each time you hit it and there's no brake light warning, course there's always the e-brake pull after taking the cruise off. That wakes them up and gets them away from ya, lol
Took Verf's advice, 60-65 for most of the 536 miles home......don't tell him but, I did cruise at 70-75 because I was amazed at the LJ's ability to track down the highway. thanks Butch
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In my 02 TJ, I feel most comfortable at 100 km/h (~60 mph). Yesterday was a good day, I was cruising just over 125 km/h (~80 mph), without an inkling of the shakes. I don't find it necessary to go any faster than that.

(A bird did manage to smuck my windshield at that speed and left a nice crack.)

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