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Hey all,

I bought a 2013 Unlimited a couple months ago.. I had a 4 inch Rough Country lift and 35" Tires put on but i have a few questions... Being that im new to the Jeep world. I took my jeep on the highway a couple times and it seemed to be all over the place or felt that way anyway.. I was wondering if this is normal or if it could be the tires or something else.. I know its a jeep and isn't going to drive like a car just wondered if the handling on highway or fast speeds is something they are known for.. Thanks
 

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I can say that when I first got my jeep it was an eye opener for me driving it. I felt like I was all over the road at high speeds (stock no lift). I was not used to being so high up and when the wind blew, it felt like the jeep would move and when it moved it was accentuated by me staying still while the steering wheel moved seeming to make it worse. It just took me a long time to get used to that motion. I don't know how I have adjusted to that movement but eventually it seems like my jitters have settled down. Even in high wind I am now used to what happens. With a lift I wonder if that movement would be even more accentuated.....or if something is going on with the lift.

BTW, welcome to the forum. :wavey:
 

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my jeep actually feels better and more planted on the road with 31 in duratrecs then it did with the stock highway tires. The first couple times on the highway are interesting but once you learn how to drive it at higher speeds its fine. Interstate speed limit here is 75 and my jeep will cruise at 80 with no problems.
 

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Mine felt like it was all over the place too and I'm stock on the suspention and wheels...
But now that Ive goten used to how it handles I'm straight as an arrow
 

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Guess the big thing is what are you use to driving? I went from a Ram 1500 to the Wangler and didn't really notice much difference. Now if your use to driving smaller cars I would guess that it will take getting use to some. The wind can move you around quite a bit with the high profile of a Jeep.
 

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My last vehicle was a 09 Ford 150 it feels like i have some tire roll or maybe im just not use to it.. My friend got one everything the exact same she just has a different brand of tires she doesnt seem to have a problem with hers..
 

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Check tire pressure. When I put my 35's on it was scary going 30. Checked air pressure and they were at 80 psi. They are at 26 psi now and handles great.
 

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I am also first time Jeep owner with lift and 35" and i was lil bit concerned how it felt on high ways. After 45 days of owning it i must say im used to it and dont really think it should be any other way then it is now. I just say "its a Jeep thing". Learned it from fellow forum jeepers.))
 

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My last vehicle was a 09 Ford 150 it feels like i have some tire roll or maybe im just not use to it.. My friend got one everything the exact same she just has a different brand of tires she doesnt seem to have a problem with hers..
Ya, my other vehical is a 06 Cobalt SS, BIG difference in the steering handeling suspension ect. The cobalt even has electric power steering too. Took me a while to adjust to the Jeep. Now I can drive the Jeep great, and sometimes i have to readjust to drive the Cobalt.
 

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My jk started life with a 4" RC lift (the basic one with bare minimum parts) and I added the synergy high steering kit which made handling a lot better.

Also as others said if this is your first time driving with the bigger tires a 12.5 inch wide tire will find more lines in the road and feel a little wonky at first.
 

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Heh, the question of "It depends on what you're used to driving" is spot on! I came from, and stille drive, a 3" lifted TJ to a stock JKU. The JKU rides like a freaking Lincoln Town & Country in comparison! The only issue I had with the JKU is I tended to speed and I took an exit too fast as some stabilization lights flashed a little. Yeah I have to make myself back off a little, especially when I look down at a speedometer reading 90+...
 

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I have had the same issue, the JK is a lot more cushy. I also went from a TJ to the JKU, I still curb check the right rear lightly on occasion because I'm not used to the longer wheelbase after driving the TJ so long.
 

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I have had the same issue, the JK is a lot more cushy. I also went from a TJ to the JKU, I still curb check the right rear lightly on occasion because I'm not used to the longer wheelbase after driving the TJ so long.
I do it all the time. 20 years of short wheelbases to a JKU has a learning curve
 
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