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Old 02-09-2014, 03:24 AM
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Re: What did you do to your WK today?

Did some testing with the new lift, and was actually very surprised w/ the results
Pros:
Better mpg- About 14.5 city and 21 hwy
Better 0-60- Now in the high 5 sec. range
Better Handling- Stiffer
Better off road performance (?)- not yet tested
Cons:
Some more body roll, due to higher cog, on right turns @ 40+ mph - probably shouldn't be taking turns this fast in a Jeep anyways
Strange grinding noise on u-turns- probably due to something I screwed up when I installed it, maybe bad tie rod ends will look into

Also, schooled a mazda 3 today. Driver and his girlfriend saw me driving kinda fast and looked at my Jeep and they just started laughing. Guy motioned to go at the light, and I left him in the dust. When I saw them next they weren't laughing anymore just staring in awe.
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Old 02-09-2014, 03:26 AM
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Re: What did you do to your WK today?

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Did some testing with the new lift, and was actually very surprised w/ the results
Pros:
Better mpg- About 14.5 city and 21 hwy
Better 0-60- Now in the high 5 sec. range
Better Handling- Stiffer
Better off road performance (?)- not yet tested
Cons:
Some more body roll, due to higher cog, on right turns @ 40+ mph - probably shouldn't be taking turns this fast in a Jeep anyways
Strange grinding noise on u-turns- probably due to something I screwed up when I installed it, maybe bad tie rod ends will look into

Also, schooled a mazda 3 today. Driver and his girlfriend saw me driving kinda fast and looked at my Jeep and they just started laughing. Guy motioned to go at the light, and I left him in the dust. When I saw them next they weren't laughing anymore just staring in awe.
Ive schooled my buddies 3 too, it was priceless! I do find I odd tho that the fuel milage went up, normally id drops some with a lift.
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Old 02-09-2014, 03:35 AM
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Re: What did you do to your WK today?

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Ive schooled my buddies 3 too, it was priceless! I do find I odd tho that the fuel milage went up, normally id drops some with a lift.
Yup i was surprised by that and the fact 0-60 is faster too.
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Old 02-09-2014, 03:44 AM
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Yup i was surprised by that and the fact 0-60 is faster too.
I think the quicker 0-60 is due to the stiffer suspension not allowing weight transfer from front to back. what size tire are you running?
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Old 02-09-2014, 03:50 AM
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I think the quicker 0-60 is due to the stiffer suspension not allowing weight transfer from front to back. what size tire are you running?
Could very well be. 265 50 20 all terrain nitto grapplers. Same as before the lift.
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Old 02-09-2014, 03:53 AM
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Could very well be. 265 50 20 all terrain nitto grapplers. Same as before the lift.
that may attribute to your improve fuel mileage,m that tire is larger than stock so you probably turning fewer rpms
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that may attribute to your improve fuel mileage,m that tire is larger than stock so you probably turning fewer rpms
No but I had the same tires before the lift and they were giving me pretty bad mpgs.
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No but I had the same tires before the lift and they were giving me pretty bad mpgs.
Mmmm, I wonder what wind tunnel data would say. that's intresting
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Mmmm, I wonder what wind tunnel data would say. that's intresting
What do you think is causing the lockup on uturns?
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