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10-03-2013 08:09 PM
DBoat 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.
10-03-2013 07:31 AM
Rubi513
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Originally Posted by jillharris View Post
i'll get a photo soon sorry, can i put video on here?
Absolutely! Lets see it.
10-03-2013 07:16 AM
jillharris
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Originally Posted by krisbman View Post
Yeah. What gives! All this talk and no show
i'll get a photo soon sorry, can i put video on here?
10-03-2013 07:03 AM
C.L.
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Originally Posted by mrpotatohead View Post
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!"
10-03-2013 06:39 AM
WaterDR Talking about how fast a wrangler is or how it handles is a bit like trying to find a virgin among whores.
10-03-2013 01:30 AM
krisbman
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Originally Posted by Slater451 View Post
X2^. Still want to see what's under the hood!!
Yeah. What gives! All this talk and no show
10-03-2013 01:22 AM
Slater451
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Originally Posted by krisbman

Why dont you take a pic of the motor... Supercharger... Turbo... Maybe???
X2^. Still want to see what's under the hood!!
10-03-2013 01:10 AM
jillharris
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Originally Posted by JeepandMud View Post
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
10-03-2013 12:54 AM
jillharris
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Originally Posted by kshaws21 View Post
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.
10-02-2013 06:24 AM
kshaws21
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Originally Posted by jillharris View Post
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.
10-01-2013 11:15 PM
krisbman
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Originally Posted by jillharris View Post
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???
10-01-2013 10:07 PM
jillharris 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
10-01-2013 05:42 AM
mrpotatohead
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Originally Posted by jillharris View Post
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.
10-01-2013 03:26 AM
jillharris 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
10-01-2013 12:32 AM
geeknik When I got a good tailwind and a nice downslope I can make almost 80 mph on the freeway
09-30-2013 08:49 PM
Big Sarge 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.
09-30-2013 08:47 PM
Todd H I do 70 mph on the interstate occasionally but it's not something I want to do regularly.
09-30-2013 08:44 PM
CMB99TJ 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.

2000 TJ
4.0 Auto
3.5" Lift
33's
3.07's
09-30-2013 01:43 PM
kshaws21
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Originally Posted by ChaddG View Post
Been there, done that, lived to tell about it. It wasn't that bad, when I got home I just changed my underwear.
Nice!!! Hah hah!
09-30-2013 07:00 AM
TrailbossNJ
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Originally Posted by kshaws21 View Post
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....
09-30-2013 05:31 AM
ChaddG
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Originally Posted by kshaws21 View Post
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.
09-29-2013 11:00 PM
Sherpa 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.
09-29-2013 10:36 PM
krisbman
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Originally Posted by kshaws21 View Post
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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09-29-2013 09:28 PM
kshaws21
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Originally Posted by freeskier View Post
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).
09-29-2013 09:22 PM
JeepandMud 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:
09-29-2013 08:36 PM
TrailbossNJ 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...
09-29-2013 04:00 PM
tangolima 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.)
09-29-2013 03:37 PM
LJEEPJ
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Originally Posted by Verf View Post
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
09-29-2013 03:03 PM
freeskier 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.
09-29-2013 02:49 PM
MarkGLHS 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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