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Unread 02-25-2013, 08:41 PM   #1
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can you drive fast in your CJ?

hi guys! although my CJ7 isnt the fastest car outhere i enjoy thrashing it in normal roads. quick specs 1979 CJ7 , 4,2L, 3 speed manual. Question is, will it inevitably kill me or can the CJ handle the action! ?

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Unread 02-25-2013, 09:14 PM   #2
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Kind of a weird question...but I'll bite...

I think you need to decide that for yourself, and more importantly the others on the road with you...

CJ's are definitely not the safest vehicle on the road, and have road manners you need to be aware of...be careful especially for those with you and on the road you share...

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Unread 02-25-2013, 09:15 PM   #3
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HAHA your joking right????? CJs are NOT sportscars, they are glorified tractors. the 258 is no powerhouse. Jeeps are notoriously top heavy so dont do stupid stuff in them.
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Unread 02-25-2013, 09:39 PM   #4
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I'd like to hear your Definition of thrashing.

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Unread 02-25-2013, 09:39 PM   #5
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I have a four speed I6, 258. The other day I was doing 70-75 going down hill with a tailwind. It was fine, but not safe. I avoid all highways and if I have to ill do the frontage road or the far right lanes on the highways. CJs aren't sports cars and shouldn't be, they are very squirmy due to bump-skid steering.
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Unread 02-25-2013, 09:40 PM   #6
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Also. My 4 speed drains my gas (manual tranny), I can't imagine your 3 speed and how it does with gas.
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Unread 02-25-2013, 09:41 PM   #7
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I have found out it all depends on the road surface old roads with the wear marks no a jeep wheel base is smaller then most cars and you will wounder in the groove

a drag strip that is another story 33" tires 110 mph in the 1/4 mile 11.70
not for the faint of heart
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IT WILL KILL YOU!!!!!!!

Seriously, these old tubs are not the safest speedy vehicle. Mine rarely exceeeds 40mph so I feel safe enough in it but at 75mph it would be frightening.

Never designed for speed but give it a trail................
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First off, it's a jeep and not a sports car. Like others have said, it's top heavy. I have mine on the interstate and travel with traffic. That is with crazy Dallass drivers. I have had mine up to 90. It really depends on the condition of your suspension, steering, and overall the vehicle itself.

My advice is drive safely. Respect others and your jeep and you'll get along fine. If you want to drive like a mad man, get a sports car.
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Also, you can google cj7 vs Ferrari, corvette, etc and see a couple of badass speed demon CJ7s. It is possible.
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I have mine on the interstate and travel with traffic. That is with crazy Dallass drivers. I have had mine up to 90..
90
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Unread 02-25-2013, 10:06 PM   #12
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90
Yeah, I know. I wouldn't have taken it up to that if I felt uncomfortable. It was a rarity and there were no shakes or steering issues. It wanted to go, so I let her have some pleasure.
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Some one once told me never drive anything faster than the windshield washers will work.
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Unread 02-25-2013, 10:24 PM   #14
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Some one once told me never drive anything faster than the windshield washers will work.
I'll need to drive backwards so the spray bottle will still work.
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1984 Grand Wagoneer, 1 ton axles, great 360/727, and a big a$& tree fell on it .
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Unread 02-25-2013, 10:25 PM   #15
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Some one once told me never drive anything faster than the windshield washers will work.
Lol. Good advice if it is raining. Frankly, CJ wipers suck, so it probably best that we all keep it under 75.
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