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post #1 of 12 Old 10-31-2006, 07:56 AM Thread Starter
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quick ride home last nite!

so I have rubi for 1 nite so far!
Ride home, the tires on highway arent loud at all! I was actually suprised and happy. As for bumps.. I do feel them a lil bouncy, nothing horrible. Feel like the JK takes the bumps and adds softness to them by the time I feel it.
...This was also a great suprise.. I am coming out of a 2005 MB slk350/amg pack. I I loved that car, but man when it hit bumps, it was HARD.

6 speed is quite good. yes yes it lack a lil low end torque,(will have to do a few mods in the future to help improve) but this only wants me to drive it harder, which equals more fun. Passed a few cars in the left lane, simply down shfted to 4th, even 3rd. felt good and had enough pull, nothing race like. One thing i did notice is that I kept forgetting to use all 6 gears! The rpms were low enough in 4th and torque wasnt so bad that I didnt even feel the need to shift which made me to forget to ACTUALLY shift. I go by feel more than looking at gauges for shift points. I dont reccomend driving in 4th all the time, but hey its new!

Turns off the ramp to exit.. down shift to 4th, than 3rd, took it at 40mph-30mph. Didnt deel like I was going to tip at all. Yes the jeep swayed a lil, but once again I will have to get used to that coming from a sports car.

At stop lights... first gear is a little short, but It took rpms to about 4k even a little higher and than shift...not really a problem that a few were talking about on this board.....

ok back to work for a few, I will try to write up more later!

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post #2 of 12 Old 10-31-2006, 08:00 AM
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you do know that there's a "breaking in" period on a new motor right?

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post #3 of 12 Old 10-31-2006, 08:20 AM
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Man sounds great,congrates on your purchase,what color did you go with? I hope to have me one soon myself.
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the engine is even better after you get 400 to 500 miles on it.also when you take the top off or put it down it(feels)much faster...it must be that wind in the face hear the engine thing...

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post #5 of 12 Old 10-31-2006, 08:52 AM
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you do know that there's a "breaking in" period on a new motor right?
i was thinking the same thing...

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Man sounds great,congrates on your purchase,what color did you go with? I hope to have me one soon myself.

Black! on black on black on black...
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you do know that there's a "breaking in" period on a new motor right?
Most engines today are built without the need to "break in" I have heard and learned you should drive normally. The computer will adapt and learn how you drive and make the car/jeep perform to its full potential. Im not saying to trash your new car/jeep. Just drive as you would and let the computer do its job...

maybe someone knows more on this subject??
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post #8 of 12 Old 10-31-2006, 09:23 AM
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you have to break it in how you plan on driving it. ask any real mechanic and this is what they will tell you. i just wouldn't suggest super high rpm's the entire break in period.
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It should be a strong runner... I break in all my vehicles like that.. Go drive the snot out of it...
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post #10 of 12 Old 10-31-2006, 09:46 AM
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so you had to downshift 2-3 gears to pass people? i wouldnt consider having to downshift to 3rd to pass people "having power'

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Break -In is complete after 50-100 miles of low rpm/high load driving. All that is happeneing is the piston rings are seating (wearing/conforming) to the shape of the cylinders.
The high load forces the rings against the cylinder walls, the low rpm prevents differential heating along the circumference of the rings from uneven pressure.
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so you had to downshift 2-3 gears to pass people? i wouldnt consider having to downshift to 3rd to pass people "having power'
no, didnt have to,, like I said was just testing waters and having fun.

one time downshifted from 5 to 4.. another 6 to 4.. and finally 5 to 3...
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