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A Year Later As My Dd

Discussion in 'Roxor Tech' started by Jrobz23, Jul 8, 2021.

  1. Jul 8, 2021
    Jrobz23

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    So I’ve been driving the Rox as my DD for about a year and clocked about 5500 miles on it since May 2020. I gotta say, this thing is everything I hoped it’d be. It completely replaced my TJ, which was my goal. I still have a few more plans for it, but I’ve mostly left it alone for the last year.

    I absolutely love the engine.
     
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  2. Jul 8, 2021
    Buildflycrash

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    So you had to do some modifications to make it street legal? What top speed? Pictures?
     
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  3. Jul 8, 2021
    jeeper50

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    Pictures for sure! I have been thinking about doing the same thing for a beach buggy when we retire to FL. Or dropping a flatty body onto the roxor frame to get the same thing done from a different angle.
     
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  4. Jul 9, 2021
    Jrobz23

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    I did quite a bit to it. Highest speed I’ve had it to is prolly 70-75 mph.

    Some of the other threads in here have pics of mine.
     
  5. Jul 9, 2021
    Jrobz23

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    Twin2

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    golden eagle :lol:
    I commend you on getting it licensed in your state
    not going to happen here . without a body/title swap :whistle:
     
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  7. Jul 10, 2021
    Jrobz23

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    Yeah I did it the “right way”. Custom vin. All run through Madison and state pd. It can be done right, but it takes forever. Very much worth it in the end. This thing is 50 state legal.
     
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  8. May 15, 2022
    Jrobz23

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    Another year, still love this thing. I think they're gonna start selling em again. They look fugly now though, but perhaps some parts swapping can cure that.

    I have about 15K miles on it now
     
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  9. May 15, 2022
    givemethewillys

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    How different is it from our cj5's? I thought about getting one for my once a week commute, but it seems so close to my cj5 that I'll more than likely just use that when I get it completed.

    I also hate the look of the new ones, and am honestly surprised the Toyota people don't go after them for badly copying the fj40 grill. I really wish jeep lost their lawsuit like land rover did with the grenadier. The two vehicles don't seem to even compete in the same market.
     
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  10. May 16, 2022
    Jrobz23

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    It drives and feels quite like a YJ, if you've ever driven one. I do love the motor. I would love for them to offer it in crate form. I'd put one in everything.
     
  11. May 16, 2022
    givemethewillys

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    I have, interesting!
     
  12. May 16, 2022
    PeteL

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    Four, or six? Makes a difference.
     
  13. May 17, 2022
    Jrobz23

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    I meant more the feel of the vehicle in terms of suspension, steering, brakes, and whatnot.

    Power wise, it's a well matched diesel. It does not lack for power, specially down low (it walks around easily in 3rd gear high). It very comfortably goes 70 MPH with plenty of power left, and my tune is VERY mild. There are tunes far more powerful than mine. So while it feels like neither the 4 or 6 gassers exactly, it feels good IMO. If I had to chose, def the 6.
     
  14. May 17, 2022
    PeteL

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    Well for sure my 4-cylinder YJ struggles on the interstate.
     
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