How fast do you drive on washboard / logging roads?

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Just curious how fast people drive their Jeep on washboard and pothole-filled logging roads.

When I had my Sahara stock, I used to drive fairly conservatively on these roads because I didn’t feel confident going too fast.

But ever since I modded up my Jeep with larger tires and better suspension and steering components, I find myself pedal happy and constantly just rally racing down these roads leaving a cloud of dust behind me, and feel totally in control. The Jeep bounces like a bitch but I guess that’s expected when going over potholes.

Just want to hear people’s thoughts on this, because I often pass other vehicles on the way and overtake them because they just drive way too slow.:LOL: — but I do realize I may look like a jerk to them leaving them to choke on my dust as I zoom by.

Well I named my Jeep Sandstorm for a reason.;)
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I drop the tire pressure down to about 12 Psi and then I don’t feel any of it. Hammer down.
 

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Learned when I was in Australia... faster you go... the better the ride....
 

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The stock shocks and springs are pretty janky on a Sport, you can try but I found mine would start sliding around uncontrollably over wash board roads at a certain speed.
Sounds like a good time as long as there are no edges or cliffs lol! sounds like i need shock upgrades maybe then?
 

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Sounds like a good time as long as there are no edges or cliffs lol! sounds like i need shock upgrades maybe then?
It's a slippery slope. I've recommended better/stronger tires first. Higher speeds and rocks/gravel on the trails/roads can easily eat up street oriented tires.

But then, if getting new tires, why not get better suspension so that bigger tires can fit/be controlled. Leading to Just Empty Every Pocket.
 

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It's a slippery slope. I've recommended better/stronger tires first. Higher speeds and rocks/gravel on the trails/roads can easily eat up street oriented tires.

But then, if getting new tires, why not get better suspension so that bigger tires can fit/be controlled. Leading to Just Empty Every Pocket.
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