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Old 07-01-2013, 07:56 AM   #31
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bone stock 2002 Sport, I6, 3sp AT - little bit of wobbling between 55 and 60 but it smooths out. I've had it up to 85. I normally cruise about 70-75 when I drive to work on I95 but it's super smooth. The only thing that makes it a little annoying is the cheap pavement ends top that the PO installed.

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Old 07-01-2013, 08:04 AM   #32
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95 YJ, SOA lift with 33's and a 4.0 I6 and a 5 speed. Depending on the wind I play hell maintaining 65. So, 60ish.

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2.5L with original suspension from 1998. 32x12.5 Kumhos. Cruising to the beach on the interstate I keep it at 65. I just have to hold the steering wheel with both hands!
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Guess I'm blessed not to have to use any interstates ever. I live and work in a rural county and doing so means I also can drive rural roads to get to trails.
My morning and afternoon commute is 13-17 mins max on two lane roads with only three red lights during that time.
I have had my Jeep on interstates maybe 10 times or so total in two years of ownership. When I do, I cruise about 60 and let everyone who wants to zoom on by.
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:38 AM   #35
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I do quite a bit of traveling.. 05 Tj with 4" lift and 33s. Never go over 70, runs fine though. High wind is annoying
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Lots of interstate mileage racked up here, as we go west every year... Very comfortable at 68mph, and its efficient there... Anything over 70mph the Mpgs drop way down... That's loaded with gear and dragging off road trailer... 2.5 OME, on 33s. Stock 4:11s...
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Old 07-01-2013, 12:39 PM   #37
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00, 4.0L, 5sp; and usually run 1-4 mph faster than the posted 65mph speed limit, just to stay up with semi trucks, and not get run over, No wobble or shakes in the steering wheel or tires, and I'm even able to get into 5th gear on the levels sometimes.
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No problems whatsover at 70+ in an LJ with 3" Terraflex lift on 275/65/18 Duratracs.
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Old 07-01-2013, 01:53 PM   #39
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4.0 5spd on 35's with 2" lift, no swaybars and i can hold 75 without issues...
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Old 07-01-2013, 01:55 PM   #40
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Now for all of you who run 75-80+mph in a lifted Jeep How would you feel about making an Emergency Stop or Emergency Avoidance move at those speeds?

Are you confident you could miss the Deer that runs out, the car that without warning changes lanes or the 100lb tire carcass that fly's out from under an 18 wheeler?

Just something to ponder while your tooling down the highway.

My Jeep has 3" SL, 1" BL, 33x12.5x15 BFG KTM's and 4.56 gears, heavy Warn Bumpers/ tire carrier/ winch, rock sliders, skids, HiLift etc along with tools and gear it weighs in at 3800lbs without any passengers. With a 93.5 inch wheelbase and center of gravity that's at least 3 feet off the ground it's no F1 Ferrari or even Toyota Corolla. Even though it will run 80mph making any kind of emergency evasive move or stop at that speed will most likely cause a loss of control. So I keep it under 70. It's an offroad machine not a sports car.
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Old 07-01-2013, 03:37 PM   #41
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60-75, but I am running 32's still.
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Old 07-01-2013, 03:46 PM   #42
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33" x 12.5" x 15 Duratracs. 2.5" OME lift, stock Rubi gears. I keep it between 65-70. I just stay right and watch all the cars go by.
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now for all of you who run 75-80+mph in a lifted jeep how would you feel about making an emergency stop or emergency avoidance move at those speeds?

Are you confident you could miss the deer that runs out, the car that without warning changes lanes or the 100lb tire carcass that fly's out from under an 18 wheeler?

Just something to ponder while your tooling down the highway.

My jeep has 3" sl, 1" bl, 33x12.5x15 bfg ktm's and 4.56 gears, heavy warn bumpers/ tire carrier/ winch, rock sliders, skids, hilift etc along with tools and gear it weighs in at 3800lbs without any passengers. With a 93.5 inch wheelbase and center of gravity that's at least 3 feet off the ground it's no f1 ferrari or even toyota corolla. Even though it will run 80mph making any kind of emergency evasive move or stop at that speed will most likely cause a loss of control. So i keep it under 70. It's an offroad machine not a sports car.
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Nope didn't miss it that's what the entire thread is about, in my experience the Interstate is more dangerous than rural roads and backroads. There also seems to be a lot more people on them who don't know how to drive.
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Nope didn't miss it that's what the entire thread is about, in my experience the Interstate is more dangerous than rural roads and backroads. There also seems to be a lot more people on them who don't know how to drive.

Statistically, and practically, rural/back roads are much more dangerous.
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Now for all of you who run 75-80+mph in a lifted Jeep How would you feel about making an Emergency Stop or Emergency Avoidance move at those speeds?

Are you confident you could miss the Deer that runs out, the car that without warning changes lanes or the 100lb tire carcass that fly's out from under an 18 wheeler?

Just something to ponder while your tooling down the highway.

My Jeep has 3" SL, 1" BL, 33x12.5x15 BFG KTM's and 4.56 gears, heavy Warn Bumpers/ tire carrier/ winch, rock sliders, skids, HiLift etc along with tools and gear it weighs in at 3800lbs without any passengers. With a 93.5 inch wheelbase and center of gravity that's at least 3 feet off the ground it's no F1 Ferrari or even Toyota Corolla. Even though it will run 80mph making any kind of emergency evasive move or stop at that speed will most likely cause a loss of control. So I keep it under 70. It's an offroad machine not a sports car.
With my particular Wrangler (LJ) lift, shocks, wheel offset, tires, yes, I'm confident driving on the highway at 70mph or more. No it's not my 'Vette, but neither is it my old CJ5 (which I did roll, totally my fault,taking an off-ramp too fast) Anyway, the Jeep doesn't really want to go much faster than 65 in OD and I rarely go that fast. I'm just saying it rides and steers smooth and tight at speeds above 70.
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Comfortable all the way up to fuel cutoff. Not sure why so many people are 'squirrely' at 70+.....

Far from a factory TJ.
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Comfortable all the way up to fuel cutoff. Not sure why so many people are 'squirrely' at 70+.....

Far from a factory TJ.

Yeah, Jesus. I don't drive my jeep like my BMW, I give A LOT more room in front, but really see no issue running higher speeds if you've upgraded your brakes to match your tire size.

As for deer, that's what I bought a bumper for.
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[QUOTE=Imped;3920059]Comfortable all the way up to fuel cutoff.

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What do you mean fuel cut off? Am I missing something? New to my TJ...
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What do you mean fuel cut off? Am I missing something? New to my TJ...

Take it to 90 and see for yourself.
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It happens at about 90 mph.
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:16 AM   #53
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05 LJ, 3.73, 33x10.50, 3" lift.
Typically drive at 65-70 in the interstate.
No problem pushing to 80+ if I need to get around someone.
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:29 AM   #54
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Usually run ~60-65 on I40 where I live. It's pretty hilly and I'm not regeared yet so I lose speed on the hills. I think that speed is a good compromise for mpg and I usually don't have anywhere to get to in a hurry. For more busy interstates, ie 85 & 95, I go about 68-72. I guess I'm a pretty relaxed driver.
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65 feels comfortable on the MTZ's. It was more comfortable/faster on the stock AT's. Anything faster and the steering feels a bit vague and I need to concentrate to keep the speed up. I wouldn't really want to be going 80mph+ in it.

The speedo over-reads by about 5mph with stock tyres too. I've not changed the gear in mine and using a GPS it reads accurately now (but the mileage will be out).
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Yeah, Jesus. I don't drive my jeep like my BMW, I give A LOT more room in front, but really see no issue running higher speeds if you've upgraded your brakes to match your tire size.

As for deer, that's what I bought a bumper for.
Brakes don't really help in making a emergency lane change and the deer was just an example, could just as easily be a small child do you just use your bumper on them also?
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Brakes don't really help in making a emergency lane change and the deer was just an example, could just as easily be a small child do you just use your bumper on them also?

Small child playing on the freeway? I'm from the country, if something like that, usually a dog, runs into the road it's the owner's fault for having a dumb dog.
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I have a 20" lift and run 55" tall tires and I cruise all day long at 120 mph but I have to stop for gas every 15 minutes.



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Brakes don't really help in making a emergency lane change and the deer was just an example, could just as easily be a small child do you just use your bumper on them also?
Seriously?

Come on dude. We're not all 16 here. Internet-based responsible driving classes aren't needed.
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It happens at about 90 mph.
Not to change topic, but is it designed that way on purpose or limitations on pump? Not that I WANT to hit 90 in her, just curious. Thanks

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