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Unread 02-26-2013, 08:17 AM   #31
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If you want to go fast buy a sports car.

Jeeps don't go fast, they just go.

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Unread 02-26-2013, 08:43 AM   #32
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I had a CJ-5 ('73 304, soft top, 4.27s), and a CJ-6 ('75 258, 3.73s, hard top) as a daily driver for many years. I drove the CJ-6 on the CA 405 freeway from Santa Monica to Irvine for a year; I went at super-legal highway speeds, and I have the speeding tickets to prove it. I drove from LA to the Grand Canyopn and back many times, and to the desert and back regularly.

They are fine on the highway if not radically modified and if all the components are in good condition. If your Jeep is scary on the highway, either something is broken or worn out, or you need to rethink your tires/wheels/suspension choices.
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Unread 02-26-2013, 08:56 AM   #33
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Mine only goes 55 as a top speed and it is very stable but I did A LOT of work to get it that way. If gearing would allow me I'd go 65 ish in summer on the freeway. I've even jumped it a few times and it handled that well.
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Unread 02-26-2013, 10:27 AM   #34
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Do any of you ever wonder if some threads are started just to stir the pot?

Has the OP left the house? Or, is he just laughing at a bunch of yahoos bragging about how fast their 30-year old heaps go?

Hmmm.....?

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Unread 02-26-2013, 10:33 AM   #35
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Do any of you ever wonder if some threads are started just to stir the pot?

Has the OP left the house? Or, is he just laughing at a bunch of yahoos bragging about how fast their 30-year old heaps go?

Hmmm.....?

Matt
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I also wonder sometimes if the more "colorful" members that come, stir the pot, then leave are also "created" just to stir the pot. Vex & Falcon come to mind.
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Unread 02-26-2013, 12:38 PM   #36
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I commute 90 miles daily in my 86 CJ7 average 70 Mph. Sometimes I push it to 75, but I've never been much beyond that. It really starts to get squirrely above 75. It's very happy at 70 though.

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My only complaint is that the PO installed a 1 inch shackel lift which means that the castor is off and the steering doesn't return to center. So it wanders a bit too much for my taste. I'm planning on reinstalling stock shackels and installing a 1 inch body lift to make up for it, but I haven't gotten around to that yet.
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Unread 02-26-2013, 01:35 PM   #37
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hello friend,
my experience is so: I have bought my car with a big lift;
that was a danger; drive the car in this situation was the same as drive a boat on the road;
I have change immediately my springs with original springs and that have given an totaly other car; today, can I drive my car at 110 km/h without danger: straight on the road and stable (over it is not possible while the engine can not);
So, be carefull when You change the caracteristics of Your car: when You choose a big lift, You change all angles of Your front axle and Your direction and this is not god for the stability
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Unread 02-26-2013, 01:43 PM   #38
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Has anyone seen the silver CJ7 on youtube with the 572 racing the Ferrari?
Just search Jeep racing Ferrari on there. This guy is nuts!
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Unread 02-26-2013, 02:19 PM   #39
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Has anyone seen the silver CJ7 on youtube with the 572 racing the Ferrari?
Just search Jeep racing Ferrari on there. This guy is nuts!
Yes, and there are faster CJ's than his............

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Do any of you ever wonder if some threads are started just to stir the pot?

Has the OP left the house? Or, is he just laughing at a bunch of yahoos bragging about how fast their 30-year old heaps go?

Hmmm.....?

Matt
Definitely possible. But, that is what I built my Jeep for. Whether somebody else likes it or not doesn't matter to me. I built it for me, not them.
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Unread 02-26-2013, 05:25 PM   #40
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I built my Jeep to be an all around driver and to go wherever i need it to go. It WILL go fast if i want it to but that is not what i built it for. It IS a Jeep not a damn sports car. I had it up to 80 or so once to just see how it would drive. The kid in me would like to run it down the strip just once to see what it would do. Normally it will not see over 50-60mph. I have several other vehicles if I feel the need to go fast but I am not afraid to embarrass a high school kid in his rice rocket from stoplight to stoplight if the urge hits me.
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Unread 02-26-2013, 05:37 PM   #41
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I dont have a speedo, but judging by the wind speed, time to distance ratio, and the reaction of all the fart can civics behind me on the way to work, I'd say I don't I over 40. 45 down hill… maybe. So no, I don't think I have ever sped in my jeep.
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Unread 02-26-2013, 05:41 PM   #42
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I can cruise comfortably at 55 drinking my morning coffee and smoking a cigarette. 65+ gets to be too much work, and not relaxing any more.
Add a 30 MPH cross wind, and I get the heck off of the highway and onto a back road.
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Unread 02-26-2013, 06:13 PM   #43
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Yes, and there are faster CJ's than his............


Definitely possible. But, that is what I built my Jeep for. Whether somebody else likes it or not doesn't matter to me. I built it for me, not them.
I think you missed the point. What you built your Jeep for doesn't really matter.

What matters is what the OP wants, but since he has been MIA since he started this thread, that's a mystery.

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Unread 02-26-2013, 06:21 PM   #44
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I think you missed the point. What you built your Jeep for doesn't really matter.

What matters is what the OP wants, but since he has been MIA since he started this thread, that's a mystery.

Matt
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Unread 02-26-2013, 08:10 PM   #45
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Let me guess, you got a CJ7 for your first car? 16 years old?
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