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KateKGB 02-01-2013 08:18 AM

I-84 at rt 8 junction
 
So, I meant to pose this question a few weeks ago...

I drove south on 8 from Winsted for the first time in the jeep to hit Southington. Can anyone attest to how bad that first section of 84 East is once you get off 8?

I am hoping the road is just THAT bad. I felt like I should have been sitting on a saddle, not a seat while I was driving down it. Since I had never been down there in a car or non-lifted jeep I really have no reference point to see how well my Bilsteins handled it.

chumly98tj 02-01-2013 05:06 PM

I live in Torrington and work in Oakville. I run that section of road just about every day. I can tell you it's rough, especially the bump coming off the mixmaster.

KateKGB 02-01-2013 05:15 PM

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Originally Posted by chumly98tj (Post 14892079)
I live in Torrington and work in Oakville. I run that section of road just about every day. I can tell you it's rough, especially the bump coming off the mixmaster.

I was hitting it 55, that was probably the fastest I felt comfortable going. Its a terrible stretch of highway. Perhaps even worse than the BQE (I-278) in Brooklyn

Wheeler97 02-01-2013 06:38 PM

That is a crappy section of roadway for sure. I have actually gone air bound in my other car on 84 a couple years ago. That was not a fun feeling.

BlueRubiconrich 02-02-2013 03:50 PM

Hey Kate see you moved to CT you should check out NOVA hook up with a club down there. You can still ride with us if you want?

KateKGB 02-02-2013 04:11 PM

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Originally Posted by BlueRubiconrich (Post 14896377)
Hey Kate see you moved to CT you should check out NOVA hook up with a club down there. You can still ride with us if you want?

Thanks Rich! I definitely plan to come spring. Im waiting until next paycheck for dues money. Ive gotten alot of work done on the Rubi since you last saw it!

BlueRubiconrich 02-03-2013 12:18 PM

sounds good show us some new pictures of your Jeep. and tell us what you have done.

KateKGB 02-04-2013 06:07 AM

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Originally Posted by BlueRubiconrich (Post 14900278)
sounds good show us some new pictures of your Jeep. and tell us what you have done.

Well, since I last saw you I have gotten a fair amount of work done. 4" curry/savvy suspension kit, all 8 new adjustable CAs, antirock swaybar, rokmen bumper, engo winch (which I might have to return. The amount of rust on it after only being on for 2 weeks is ridiculous).

Thats it for major upgrades so far- I need rock sliders and a new soft top next month, then march or april I will do the BL and MML and get some nice under armor... then it will be bigger tires and new brakes. By mid-summer I should be all set in getting her where I want her to be.


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