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Unread 06-13-2014, 10:02 AM   #61
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Cause he's got a 42RLE
Drop it in 3rd, 1:1 gear and put the hammer down.

When my TJ had an I6, 4.56 gears, and 33" tires, it would accelerate pretty good in 1:1 gear from 60 all the way up to 90. It also slowed down without hitting the brakes pretty well too.

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Unread 06-13-2014, 10:54 AM   #62
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Drop it in 3rd, 1:1 gear and put the hammer down.

When my TJ had an I6, 4.56 gears, and 33" tires, it would accelerate pretty good in 1:1 gear from 60 all the way up to 90. It also slowed down without hitting the brakes pretty well too.
It hauls *** in 3rd. I don't like cruising at 4000rpm though, too hard to hear myself think. And the normal gallons per mile turns into gallons per feet.
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Unread 06-13-2014, 11:59 AM   #63
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Now there'd be a scarey ride. A lifted Jeep on 35's doing 100mph with death wobble.
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Unread 06-13-2014, 02:17 PM   #64
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It hauls *** in 3rd. I don't like cruising at 4000rpm though, too hard to hear myself think. And the normal gallons per mile turns into gallons per feet.
Ok, makes sense now.

You said tops out, so I thought you meant actual top speed.

Top speed to me means pedal to the floor, no concern for MPG, no concern for RPM as long as its below red line.
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Unread 06-13-2014, 03:50 PM   #65
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Now there'd be a scarey ride. A lifted Jeep on 35's doing 100mph with death wobble.
if you don't get wobble by time you hit 60 or so, I doubt you'll get wobble at 100? Mine is nice and smooth even cruising 85+, on 35" tires and 4" lift.
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Unread 06-13-2014, 04:08 PM   #66
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I don't really fit into this conversation as my wife's TJ has a 4 cylinder but I couldn't help to think about 'top speed'. I've found if there is a headwind above 15 mph, it takes everything she has to hit 65 mph in 4th gear (everything stock on 30" tires). 5th gear maintains or loses speed.

That's all. I just felt the need to chime in!

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Unread 06-13-2014, 11:09 PM   #67
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Absolutely could do 100 MPH.

I'm surprised people are questioning if this is possible.
OK... Possible, yes... Probable, I doubt it.
Honestly how many of us drive our 4" lifted TJs at 100mph?
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Unread 06-13-2014, 11:16 PM   #68
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OK... Possible, yes... Probable, I doubt it.
Honestly how many of us drive our 4" lifted TJs at 100mph?
How many people drive any vehicle at 100mph? It doesn't mean they can't go that fast. If you said that in court, "who honestly drives a 4" lifted jeep at 100mph?" The judge would probably say "You do, according to the radar." Technically, nobody really should drive that fast on the street regardless of what they drive, because there are no speed limits (that I know of) close to that speed here in the US. Highest speed limit I have seen is 80 (or was it 85?) on the 20 through Texas. So nobody really should be driving 100, but sure as hell people do. I've been passed up by a crappy looking old caravan before, I was doing 85 in my TJ, and this POS caravan blasted by me like I was doing 25. Who knew a crappy caravan could go that fast.

I don't think you can use the excuse "it's a jeep" to get out of a 100mph speed ticket, it's not out of the realm of possibility to drive a jeep at 100mph. Quite the opposite. If you can prove that your motor, transmission, and axle gearing will physically not let you go 100 or right near 100, then that's something you can bring to the table. But from the factory, I don't think that's the case for most jeeps, because clearly most jeeps will hit 100, or very near it (with the RPM limitor). You can't go by the RPM limitor, because the tire size may be a bit larger, at 100mph a small change in tire size will probably be a 5-10mph speed difference.
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Unread 06-13-2014, 11:31 PM   #69
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How many people drive any vehicle at 100mph? It doesn't mean they can't go that fast. Technically, nobody really should drive that fast, because there are no speed limits (that I know of) anywhere near that speed here in the US. Highest speed limit I have seen is 80 or 85 on the 20 through Texas. So nobody really should be driving 100, but sure as hell people do. I've been passed up by a crappy looking old caravan before, I was doing 85 in my TJ, and this POS caravan blasted by me like I was doing 25. Who knew a crappy caravan could go that fast.
I'm just supporting the OP and that the probability him going 100mph is much less likely than someone in a Mustang, Camaro or Challenger, or, even a crappy Caravan.
I hope he has some way of defending this in court.
By the way. Highest speed limit in the US is toll road 130 that runs from Seguin TX to just south of Austin. It's 85mph. Been on it several times.

edit.... I'm sorry I didn't include danielbuck's entire quote... seems he kept adding after I posted.
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Unread 06-14-2014, 06:16 PM   #70
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hah, yea sorry I ninja edit sometimes, haha
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Unread 06-18-2014, 12:30 PM   #71
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How could you even get to 100?

We all know what happens at 88 MPH.

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Unread 06-18-2014, 02:03 PM   #72
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The worst the judge can do in Texas is take you out back and shoot you.
When did they start taking you out back for that?
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Unread 06-18-2014, 05:59 PM   #73
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How could you even get to 100?

We all know what happens at 88 MPH.
You've got a good point there.

Sure 100 mph is possible, but crazy. I just think of the Boogieman's seat belt thread and it would probably look even worse if it rolled. 75 mph is my max, but not on a regular basis.
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Unread 06-19-2014, 07:37 AM   #74
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I drove my 97 4.0 with ax15 and 33 tyres at an indicated 70 (uk speed limit) for. 200 miles only later to realise that the Speedo was set for 28" tyres, guessing was doing around 90?
Probably doing closer to 62-64 MPH...
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Unread 06-19-2014, 03:29 PM   #75
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Probably doing closer to 62-64 MPH...
Driving with larger tyres means actual speed is greater than that indicated. Probably closer to 80-82 mph, so going with the flow.
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