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View Poll Results: What is your driving style?
My car is always reaching for the redline! 13 22.03%
I tend to be heavier on the gas pedal then most 25 42.37%
I drive fairly conservative but will race the occasional ricer 18 30.51%
This is our family car, and I drive it as such 0 0%
My grandmother drives faster than me! 3 5.08%
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Old 10-16-2002, 01:59 PM   #31
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Nothing Quite Like the noise my Supercharger makes when my foot is into it hard, might as well frive it like you OWN IT!!
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Old 10-16-2002, 10:59 PM   #32
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Don't do it! You don't need to. Your limit was 108, and you've already beat that. We've already had a 130mph crash.....don't need another to answer a stupid question.

Actually I've gotten mine upto 110 MPH! My old 87 LeSabre mind you would flash at 140 KM/hr but the car would still keep going (damn digital dash) Anybody know how fast the first generation of FWD'* went upto?
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Another thing ... some SUVs are pretty quick, too. A 98 Grand Cherokee 5.9L Limited ( tested by road & track at [email protected]) is regularly seen to put 14.9s up by Jeep club members. I bought one for my wife ... she sure spanks my SSEi bad with it, and she doesn't let me forget it (Yeah yeah, I can hear the Bonneville Queen and ladies cheering right now, saying "go girl, kick his ***!")!

Um....no. Not about a Jeep
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Um....no. Not about a Jeep [/quote]

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Oh, baloney. Why not about a Jeep?

You say you don't even like superchargers, either, why?
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Um....no. Not about a Jeep
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Oh, baloney. Why not about a Jeep?

You say you don't even like superchargers, either, why?[/quote]

I don't like them. I think they are all realy really ugly, unsafe, very tippy (not wide enough for the height) and everyone I know who'* had one has had major problems with it. Plus they are gas guzzlers.

But I never meant that i don't LIKE superchargers...just that a lot of the time they are probably not worth the hassle. If your supercharger blows due to oil leak or your own forgetfullness, then it can very easily ruin the whole motor too. Plus I don't really notice a huge difference with the supercharger. The only time it makes the big difference is when you reach higher speeds. And how often does everyone do that...?
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I don't like them. I think they are all realy really ugly, unsafe, very tippy (not wide enough for the height) and everyone I know who'* had one has had major problems with it. Plus they are gas guzzlers.
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A gas guzzler it is - about 18mpg, that is kind of expensive. It is pretty safe, though ... it'* not a wrangler or a normal cherokee, it'* a grand cherokee, it'* more stable than you'd think. I with you if you're talking about the "stereotypical" jeep ... but this one is more loaded up than my SSEi, with all the 10 speaker surround sound/leather seats/power seats/power sunroof/power everything you can think of / self dimming mirrors / etc.

*Every* type of car has some that have major problems - one could classify a Bonneville as crappy for the dying trannies! I don't mind car problems, that'* why I have a garage and tools.

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But I never meant that i don't LIKE superchargers...just that a lot of the time they are probably not worth the hassle. If your supercharger blows due to oil leak or your own forgetfullness, then it can very easily ruin the whole motor too.
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True, it'* a little extra maintenance.

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Plus I don't really notice a huge difference with the supercharger. The only time it makes the big difference is when you reach higher speeds. And how often does everyone do that...?[/quote]

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Then the supercharged car you were in wasn't running right!!! A supercharger makes a big difference at lower speeds, too. In general, both the power AND torque are directly proportional to the air pressure in the intake manifold ... MUCH easier to add power to a supercharged or turbo car than an NA!

The reason I'm a big fan of forced induction cars is that you can use a smaller engine (better fuel economy!) AND make big power!

I'll make a believer of you, your highness!!!

(bowing humbly before the Queen),

Dan
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The Grand Cherokee Larado or Limited are fine 4X4s--very capable. But I personally don't like the unibody construction. My friend and I took our 4X4'* camping/off roading. His Grand Cherokee Limited was Awesome at navigating the rough topography we subjected it to. It had a wider stance than my Blazer (94 * series) and I believe it had a tad more clearence too. But, riding in both of them, I found that the body torqued more in the Jeep. The blazer had no problems traversing the same path as the Jeep, but with its full rail frame, it seemed tighter--less torquing of the body.

I don't think that either of them was unsafe. It just depends on how one drives them. As far as the amenities found in the two SUV'*, the jeep out ranked the blazer hands down. The Jeep was simply loaded, whereas my Blazer was comfortably equiped. (But I don't need a sun roof or leather while I'm off-roading).

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I drive fairly slow now.
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id say i take it easy on the road. around 40-50 depending on cops. gotta love the highway, 80+ mph all the time.

if you thing punchin it in 2nd is bad, i got my first gear up to 50 before it shifted to 2nd. i almost pissed myself cuz i thought a gear was gonna shoot through the floor. i have yet to get 3rd past 73 mph
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lol i do have a tach but it is horribly busted. i might be wrong but i didnt feel it shift at all until 50. and that is the first time i had ever gunned it that bad. im never going to do it again, i felt bad for the thing after that.
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