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Old 10-11-2010, 04:49 PM   #1
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lift height/tire size

hello again, i just got a 2.5L 4cyl. 89 wrangler and want to raise it. i want to do the 4" lift with 33" tires but have read in places that the trucks lose some power with that and need bigger gears and i do not have the money for that now. is this true or do they drive well with this size tire? any advice is great. thank you.

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Old 10-11-2010, 04:52 PM   #2

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yes it is true, essentially you will lose 5th gear, you will have to use 4th alot more to keep the RPM's up.
I have the same set up except a 4.0, others have done it and been happy, you just have to re-learn how to drive your jeep to maximize it's potential.


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It all depends on what your trying to accomplish.
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Old 10-11-2010, 05:51 PM   #4
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how is the ride with the 33" volforce? would you recommend doing it or going with a 2.5 lift n 31" tires?

Im planing on doing some off-roading but since i live on LI i am limited to what i am able to do here.
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I got 31's on my 2.5L and have no problems keeping it at 110km/h on the highway
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