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Old 09-29-2013, 09:36 PM   #61
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I drive my Heep at 15mpg.....any faster then that and you can watch the fuel gauge needle moving steady towards E!

On the other hand, I *have* had it up to 90 and it seems to be fine: Little noisy but...

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I used to be a 10 or more over the speed limit till my tickets caught up with me. And now it's 5 over. Not in a hurry to get places anymore. Highway, I can be in the left lane doing the exact speed (65) or 5 over and I'll be passing other vehicles. I prefer the middle lanes myself I can easily hit 75 with no issues, and have on a few occasions, but backed off quickly afterwards.

Got a rental Charger when mine was in the shop, and that car I could have fun with :dancing:

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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.
We didn't have to interpret anything. YOU said your Jeep handles as well at 75 mph as any other vehicle, which is simply not true. Riding down the road in a straight line is not a way to determine handling. I made an analogy you ignored. Try an emergency lane change quick snap of your steering wheel at 75+ mph in your Jeep then come back here and tell us how well it handles (if you live through the ordeal).
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we didn't have to interpret anything. You said your jeep handles as well at 75 mph as any other vehicle, which is simply not true. Riding down the road in a straight line is not a way to determine handling. I made an analogy you ignored. Try an emergency lane change quick snap of your steering wheel at 75+ mph in your jeep then come back here and tell us how well it handles (if you live through the ordeal).
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Old 09-30-2013, 12:00 AM   #65
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The longest highway trip my TJ has seen was back in July when I went to CA to run the Rubicon trail. I was in a caravan with a few other local Jeep friends, and we maintained a steady pace of 70-75 MPH pretty much all the way there. It was a smooth, comfortable, quiet ride all the while--I wasn't even fatigued by the drive.


Full disclosure: here's how it looked to other motorists on I-80:




When I'm not on the trailer, I generally don't exceed 65 MPH no matter how high the speed limit.
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We didn't have to interpret anything. YOU said your Jeep handles as well at 75 mph as any other vehicle, which is simply not true. Riding down the road in a straight line is not a way to determine handling. I made an analogy you ignored. Try an emergency lane change quick snap of your steering wheel at 75+ mph in your Jeep then come back here and tell us how well it handles (if you live through the ordeal).
Been there, done that, lived to tell about it.
It wasn't that bad, when I got home I just changed my underwear.
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Old 09-30-2013, 08:00 AM   #67
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We didn't have to interpret anything. YOU said your Jeep handles as well at 75 mph as any other vehicle, which is simply not true. Riding down the road in a straight line is not a way to determine handling. I made an analogy you ignored. Try an emergency lane change quick snap of your steering wheel at 75+ mph in your Jeep then come back here and tell us how well it handles (if you live through the ordeal).

Bad analogy...that kind of driving is daily life on the Garden State Parkway...that and tolls....
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Old 09-30-2013, 02:43 PM   #68
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Been there, done that, lived to tell about it. It wasn't that bad, when I got home I just changed my underwear.
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Recent trip to Mammoth after Cajon Pass doing 70-72mph, One hand (No white knuckles) 2600rpm and roughly 14-15mpg. Speedo of from Tires but GPS said 70-72. Maybe twice i did 80 but no way did that handle like my SVT Focus.

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Old 09-30-2013, 09:47 PM   #70
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I do 70 mph on the interstate occasionally but it's not something I want to do regularly.
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Old 09-30-2013, 09:49 PM   #71
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Every other weekend I drive home (4hours) I do 70 regularly. Got up to 80 once drafting a semi. Lol I have no worries at 70 though.
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Old 10-01-2013, 01:32 AM   #72
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When I got a good tailwind and a nice downslope I can make almost 80 mph on the freeway
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Old 10-01-2013, 04:26 AM   #73
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I bought mine second hand, i dont what's been done to the engine but wow, 80 in second gear (it's an auto) is too easy
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I bought mine second hand, i dont what's been done to the engine but wow, 80 in second gear (it's an auto) is too easy
Please tell me this is in km/h.... Even then, that's what 50mph? I don't think many sports cars I've driven could do that. I want video right meow.
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Old 10-01-2013, 11:07 PM   #75
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No that's miles, i converted it for you, i know right i had no idea it would go that fast, i'd like to be able to find the previous owner and see what has been done to it it does sound like a race car but i thought that was just the exhaust system
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Old 10-02-2013, 12:15 AM   #76
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No that's miles, i converted it for you, i know right i had no idea it would go that fast, i'd like to be able to find the previous owner and see what has been done to it it does sound like a race car but i thought that was just the exhaust system
Why dont you take a pic of the motor... Supercharger... Turbo... Maybe???
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No that's miles, i converted it for you, i know right i had no idea it would go that fast, i'd like to be able to find the previous owner and see what has been done to it it does sound like a race car but i thought that was just the exhaust system
Does it have the correct speedo gear for the tire size and gear ratio? If not, your speedometer is way off and you were prolly traveling much slower than indicated.
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Does it have the correct speedo gear for the tire size and gear ratio? If not, your speedometer is way off and you were prolly traveling much slower than indicated.
the speedo's out cause of the wheels and tires so i have to go by the gps and that stupid woman that keeps turning Black Sabbath off to tell me i'm speeding.
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I used to be a 10 or more over the speed limit till my tickets caught up with me. And now it's 5 over. Not in a hurry to get places anymore. Highway, I can be in the left lane doing the exact speed (65) or 5 over and I'll be passing other vehicles. I prefer the middle lanes myself I can easily hit 75 with no issues, and have on a few occasions, but backed off quickly afterwards. Got a rental Charger when mine was in the shop, and that car I could have fun with :dancing:
i joked with my friends about how i was never getting booked for speeding again cause i was buying a Jeep lol got sick of a guy in a big cherokee checking my little one out on the highway so i tramped it and scared myself a little bit, it handles great though i love it
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Why dont you take a pic of the motor... Supercharger... Turbo... Maybe???
X2^. Still want to see what's under the hood!!
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X2^. Still want to see what's under the hood!!
Yeah. What gives! All this talk and no show
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Old 10-03-2013, 07:39 AM   #82
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Talking about how fast a wrangler is or how it handles is a bit like trying to find a virgin among whores.
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Please tell me this is in km/h.... Even then, that's what 50mph? I don't think many sports cars I've driven could do that. I want video right meow.
A friend of mine put 37's on his 2012 shortly after buying it, and ran some tests before dropping the 3.21 gears. While it wasn't a speed demon, the 3.6 could still pull strong on flat ground, and he could hit 47 in 1st gear (stick) before the rev limiter said "stop being an idiot!"
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Yeah. What gives! All this talk and no show
i'll get a photo soon sorry, can i put video on here?
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i'll get a photo soon sorry, can i put video on here?
Absolutely! Lets see it.
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Have had mine up to between 85-90 mph.. not a regular basis though.. It'll hang in at any speed up to there, but my wallet doesnt like it much above 65.. I swear above 65 you can see the gas gauge move.. but thats to be expected riding on 33s, with flat flares, doors off and a duster.. like driving a big parachute down the highway.

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