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Old 08-30-2010, 06:00 AM   #31
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ive got the 4 banger with 31's on it running it in the foothills and mountains of NC. I was in the same boat but eventually got used to it and the down shifting. eventually when i get a lift and go with 33's ill re-gear it.

dont mean to jack the post but towing with the 4cyl. ive got a jetski and how bad is that on the transmission towing that?
I tow a 10x5 enclosed trailer w/electrical supplies and the 6 speed does fine. I think your manual says the max tow load is 1000 for a 4 banger all transmissions. 2000 for 6 cyl.

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Stock jeep with i6 and you have to downshift?what are you climbing mt. everest?
I have to go to 4th if I want to keep my speed but I could make it in 5th I just slow down 5mph or so

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I tow a 10x5 enclosed trailer w/electrical supplies and the 6 speed does fine. I think your manual says the max tow load is 1000 for a 4 banger all transmissions. 2000 for 6 cyl.
The 2.5L engine has a 2000 lb. max tow rating with the 5-speed manual even though it wouldn't do well towing that much weight. It has the lower 1000 lb. tow rating only with the automatic.
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I've towed two ATVs on a good sized trailer.... My four banger did find. Hills would be a problem with two quads,,, but one would be fine. The hills I drive Are the blue ridge parkway hills.
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with an head wind, on flat hwy, i may do 55 in my 4cyl... thats just the way it is
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with an head wind, on flat hwy, i may do 55 in my 4cyl... thats just the way it is
Yeah mine used to be like that before I changed my exhaust out, aired my tires up and cleaned my filters.
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Stock jeep with i6 and you have to downshift?what are you climbing mt. everest?
Yep, even the I6 stock setup doesn't do well on highway hills. It's a low end torque motor perfect for offroad. The tradeoff is highway performance.

Like Vaultzz and thecheat said, downshifting at hills is the name of the game on the highway. Even the 6 banger.
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I have a 2006 6speed i6 and I never have to downshift even up the steepest hills I can loaf around at 70-75 without even the slightest loss of speed
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Same with my 4cyl now. Except... I like to save my gas and besides it's a Jeep not a sports car
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^ 6 speed is the key here
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Yeah I know but... Still I can keep up with a 6speed.
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I was replying to pokey about my personal Experience with my i6 not trying to compare a 4and a 6.I know my jeep is not a sports car and Since when is going 70 a sports car if you go any less than that on I-20 you will be sandwiched between two 30 ton semis.
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I didn't know who you were speaking to dude.
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And I was talking about the going up hill thing... Going 70 uphill burns gas.
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How so?I get 18mpg combined roughly half city half interstate I'm very satisfied with that.

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