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Unread 07-27-2011, 07:28 PM   #1
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XJ feels huge.

I was just driving around in my XJ today. It's got about 4.5'' of lift, 32sx10.50s. It was my first Jeep, and I daily drove it for about a year before I lifted it, and for about two years since. I just bought a TJ for daily driving, so I can turn the XJ into a trail rig. My TJ has stock suspension with 31x10.50s. I just could help but to notice today after not having driven the Cherokee for a few weeks, that it feels soooo massive compared to the TJ. Not complaining, I just always felt like my cherokee was smaller than even most stock trucks, but it felt big. Just an observation.

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Unread 07-27-2011, 07:32 PM   #2
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I always get that feeling after I have been on a wheel-n trip for several days where the TJ is the only thing I have driven for a few days, then I hop into the tow rig, pulling the trailer for the trip home..... it takes a little while to get use to the size/weight differences.
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Unread 07-27-2011, 09:16 PM   #3
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My two rigs are a stock XJ and an 87 Silverado longbed on 35s. Easy guess there which one feels huge.
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Unread 07-27-2011, 09:34 PM   #4
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Jeez, I bet that's a fun transition. My fiancÚ drives a stock wk, but that doesn't feel big when I drive. My dad also has an f350 with a 6 inch lift and 37s, and that thing is maaaaaasssssssive!
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Unread 07-28-2011, 06:10 AM   #5
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I go from a 5" lifted XJ on 35's to a lowered BMW. The transition is pretty drastic. BMW feels like a go-kart after a weekend of wheeling.

And yeah, my Jeep is about the same size as my Dad's '04 F150 now.
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Unread 07-28-2011, 06:12 AM   #6
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I go from a 5" lifted XJ on 35's to a lowered BMW. The transition is pretty drastic. BMW feels like a go-kart after a weekend of wheeling.

And yeah, my Jeep is about the same size as my Dad's '04 F150 now.
Almost same situation... I go from literally climbing into my TJ on 35s to being lowered into my Sport edition Audi A4. It really throws the senses off.
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Unread 07-28-2011, 08:16 AM   #7
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Different sized vehicles never mess me up too badly. What always gets me is driving a manual transmission then getting in an automatic. The weirdest is probably going from something with 3 on the tree to a column shifted auto.
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Unread 07-28-2011, 10:11 AM   #8
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Used to switch off between a Miata and my xj on 33s. Sold the Miata, I miss it it really was a go-cart.
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Unread 07-28-2011, 10:14 AM   #9
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Different sized vehicles never mess me up too badly. What always gets me is driving a manual transmission then getting in an automatic. The weirdest is probably going from something with 3 on the tree to a column shifted auto.
when i get into my dads truck, i "push the clutch" to turn it on only to find nothing there
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Unread 07-28-2011, 10:23 AM   #10
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I go from my 5" lifted XJ on 31s (soon to be 33s) to our Impreza RS with STI suspension (lowered)... it's a pretty noticeable difference! Driving either of the Subarus around after being in the Jeep just feels weird
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it feels soooo massive

That's what she said.



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