really.. I haven't done any steep inclines in TJ yet.. But in the old xj the only time it was a real issue when it was a supper steep grade that would give alot of cars trucks and suvs issues.. Did a few trips to FL through the appilachians no issues let alone any hills where i live.. Same engine in slightly heavier jeep..
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5th gear isn't for acceleration it's for fuel economy. Try downshifting into 4th on that hill the next time and see if it helps. We have a bridge I have to go over when I go to the beach and there is no way to get up it in 5th gear even when I hit it a 65mph.
Hope this helps. Also a lot of WF swear on doing a Seafoam treatment to the engine. It clears all the carbon out of the engine and my jeep does run smoother since I tried it. I used half a bottle in the throttle body and half in the tank. Seafoam recommends 1/3 in throttle 1/3 in tank and 1/3 in oil, but I don't add anything to the oil unless I a really close to doing a change.
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