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07-03-2013 10:06 AM
BustedKnuckle Imped, your already correct.

I don't understand how people pass them off as unneeded. My jeep strains to go up a hill in reverse in high gear. It's ridiculous.

Not to mention strain on axles and the transmission and engine along with gas mileage.

I just can't decide if I want to pay for gears in my aluminum d44. Everybody here seems to think they are paper weights so I'm undecided.
07-03-2013 09:07 AM
Imped
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Originally Posted by BustedKnuckle View Post

Really would like to feel one with 35's and 4.88's.
You'll move proper gears to the top of your list if it isn't already there. Gearing is so under-rated.
07-03-2013 08:57 AM
DBoat 05 LJ w 4" lift and 33s.. have had it up to at least 85 mph... but generally cruise the fwy in the 70-75mph range.. I do have to admit that it really sux the gas at that rate of speed, I am sure if I slowed down to 65 it would be a lot easier on the wallet. I will say that my rig doesnt wobble and feels stable at those speeds.
07-03-2013 05:08 AM
Neil F.
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Originally Posted by RLF47 View Post
I have the same wobble at 55 and clears up at 60 on my 05 Wrangler x. Front bushings? or control strut? in line 6, automatic stock suspension
Wobble in that speed range is fairly common and it usually is due to a tire ballance issue.
07-03-2013 01:26 AM
jeepndon 4.0L Rubicon 33x10.5 3.5 RE lift. I cruise 65 normally can do 75/80 without issue.
07-03-2013 12:22 AM
BustedKnuckle 03 4.0 auto. 6"

I have 35's and factory 3.73. Yea I know.. Lol it will do right at 70 in OD on LEVEL ground. Kick it down to third and it will pick up speed but I never remember to connect my front sway and don't have a rear so 65-70 is where I stop lol. Hit 80 on the downhills on the way south when I bought it. Somehow, it has no wobble. Pretty smooth actually.


Really would like to feel one with 35's and 4.88's.
07-03-2013 12:11 AM
SurfKaster Pretty sure I wouldn't have received a ticket today had I been driving my Jeep:\
07-02-2013 10:10 PM
RLF47 I have the same wobble at 55 and clears up at 60 on my 05 Wrangler x. Front bushings? or control strut? in line 6, automatic stock suspension
07-02-2013 09:09 PM
sstryk Stock 2004 Rubicon, looks like a factory 2" lift with 31s, comfortable at most any speed, I usually run 70ish with 9 foot long boards on top, maybe the fins provide stability... (Joke)
07-02-2013 08:54 PM
n00g7
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Originally Posted by Verf View Post
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

Tire rating.
07-02-2013 05:28 PM
zaskar14 2002 TJ Sport, 5 Speed, 6 Cyl, 3.73 gear ratio, 30" Goodyear Silent Armor, stock suspension, hardtop.
I feel that a confortable crusing speed for my TJ is 60-65 MPH. Will do 80 easy.
07-02-2013 04:44 PM
Imped It's the built-in governor, has nothing to do with the fuel pump alone.
07-02-2013 03:47 PM
Verf
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Originally Posted by Imped View Post
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
07-02-2013 03:34 PM
Imped
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Originally Posted by flflash View Post
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.
07-02-2013 03:29 PM
MarkGLHS 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.



j/k



wow there's a lot of wranglers being driven wicked fast.
07-02-2013 01:28 PM
n00g7
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Originally Posted by flflash View Post
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.
07-02-2013 12:21 PM
flflash
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Originally Posted by n00g7 View Post
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?
07-02-2013 11:54 AM
DavidW954 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).
07-02-2013 11:29 AM
NCJeepin 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.
07-02-2013 11:16 AM
lynn 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.
07-02-2013 11:11 AM
Imped It happens at about 90 mph.
07-02-2013 11:01 AM
n00g7
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Originally Posted by Imped View Post
Comfortable all the way up to fuel cutoff.

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Originally Posted by Verf View Post

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

Take it to 90 and see for yourself.
07-02-2013 11:00 AM
Verf [QUOTE=Imped;3920059]Comfortable all the way up to fuel cutoff.

QUOTE]

What do you mean fuel cut off? Am I missing something? New to my TJ...
07-02-2013 10:02 AM
n00g7
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Originally Posted by UnlimitedRubicon View Post
Statistically, and practically, rural/back roads are much more dangerous.
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Originally Posted by Imped View Post
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.
07-02-2013 09:47 AM
Imped Comfortable all the way up to fuel cutoff. Not sure why so many people are 'squirrely' at 70+.....

Far from a factory TJ.
07-02-2013 09:29 AM
SEAICE
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Originally Posted by flflash View Post
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.
07-01-2013 08:12 PM
UnlimitedRubicon
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Originally Posted by flflash View Post
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.
07-01-2013 07:57 PM
flflash
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Originally Posted by UnlimitedRubicon View Post
You might have missed this part:
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.
07-01-2013 07:50 PM
UnlimitedRubicon
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Originally Posted by flflash View Post

You might have missed this part:


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Originally Posted by Fullback40 View Post
while driving on the interstate ...
07-01-2013 03:49 PM
Rubicondon53
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Originally Posted by flflash View Post
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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