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Old 07-25-2010, 02:39 AM   #1
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I have a 98 Sahara and it will hit about 75 to 80 on the highway in 4th gear at about 2500 rpm's. But as soon as I shift to 5th it drops to 60/65 mph at around 1800 rpm's. Any advice on what could be wrong?

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Old 07-25-2010, 07:34 AM   #2
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tires too big or rear end gearing not right I'd guess

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^^^ Yep, what size tires?
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They are 33" tires. If it is the gear ratio any tips on what would be a good price range?
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The common price for gears installed/front and rear is from $1k-1300.00 Lots of us just learn to deal with it...
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Old 07-25-2010, 08:28 PM   #6
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I forgot about 5th gear. Its been I while since Ive used it.
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Old 07-25-2010, 08:45 PM   #7
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If you have a '98 Sahara lifted with 33's thats pretty much average, I can get it up to 75 but I've modded mine with a header/high flow exhaust and CAI.
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That RPM range is perfect for coasting and gas mileage... until you need to pass someone, how is 4th for that?

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