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Unread 10-05-2006, 02:08 PM   #1
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could use a little more flex

http://www.quadratec.com/community/j...=QNEWSLET0906C

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Unread 10-05-2006, 02:40 PM   #2
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Looks good to me - the article notes these were taken with the sway bar intact.

It is a fact that a stock JK (with the electronic disco) will flex better than a stock TJ.
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Unread 10-05-2006, 02:56 PM   #3
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are the electronic sway bar disco's an option on all JK or just std on the Rubi?
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Unread 10-05-2006, 03:09 PM   #4
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Didnt see the part about the swaybar still bing in tact. Still gets a little tippsy even with the longer wheel base.
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Unread 10-05-2006, 03:40 PM   #5
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are the electronic sway bar disco's an option on all JK or just std on the Rubi?

Late availability on X and Sahara. Must be optioned with rear locker.
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Unread 10-05-2006, 04:21 PM   #6
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From what quadratec says in there they say the 3.8 feels better than the 4.0. that comes as a surprise to me
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Unread 10-05-2006, 04:39 PM   #7
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WTH kind of RTI ramp is that? Designed for ATVs? If they disconnected the swaybar they could have driven right over the thing.
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Unread 10-05-2006, 06:00 PM   #8
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Yea it looked pretty good i would bet the 2 doors would be even better. I still not sure bout the 3.8 tho
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Unread 10-05-2006, 06:19 PM   #9
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Looks like the rear is flexing more than the front. Weird.
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Unread 10-05-2006, 07:09 PM   #10
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Looks like the rear is flexing more than the front. Weird.

If the front is connected that is what it's going to look like. Even on a TJ.
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Unread 10-06-2006, 01:16 AM   #11
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2 Door Flex. . . RTI 831 (or something like that) with the swaybar disconnected)







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Unread 10-06-2006, 07:02 AM   #12
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Just to compare a few other vehicles here is a cut and paste from the Motor Trend test of other SUVs. Its easy to see that the JK with kill the Xterra and FJ on the RTI scores.

Fourth Place: Our "Trail Rated" Liberty had a not-too-shabby 450 RTI result, but had the smallest tires of the group (225/75R16) with the least aggressive tread. Gearing is adequate, but the clumsy slot-machine 4WD lever puts up a fight when going into and out of 4Low.

Third Place: The Xterra scored a 384 RTI (lowest of the four), but did offer a big tire (265/75R16) and an electronic locking rear differential (some called it the "Save Me!" button). The 4.0-liter V-6 is powerful and responsive, making the Nissan a favorite in the high-speed sand washes.

Second Place: The Toyota FJ's suspension uses coil springs in front and back and scored a solid 491 RTI. The "A-TRAC" traction-control system calculates the right amount of traction needed in high and low range. And, although it's loud and vibrates like crazy when engaged, several testers appreciated the A-TRAC's feedback. In addition, the FJ offers a push-button rear locker (which disconnects traction control), and runs the dry-wash trails like a Baja pre-runner.

First Place: With the most compliant suspension, the H3 scored a 521 RTI and has a transfer-case low-range gear almost two times lower than do the others. In addition, the Hummer had the biggest, most aggressive tires (285/75R16) and a smart traction-control system that works in combination with a rear locker. If there's a weakness, not surprisingly, it's the anemic I-5 that had trouble pushing our 2.5-ton H3 through the desert sand washes.
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Unread 10-06-2006, 07:11 AM   #13
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That is not a standard 20 degree RTI ramp, so calculating the score is impossible without knowing the angle.
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Unread 10-06-2006, 08:16 AM   #14
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What's RTI?
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Unread 10-06-2006, 08:20 AM   #15
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That is not a standard 20 degree RTI ramp, so calculating the score is impossible without knowing the angle.
All you need is the height off the ground, the angle is irrelevant.
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