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Old 10-05-2013, 06:08 PM   #1
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33's with a 2.5 litre engine

I guess I have an opinion type question. I have a wrangler with a 2.5 and a 4 inch lift. I currently am running 32's but I am also in desperate need of tires as my current ones are dry rotted.. if I were to out 33's on this little 4 cyl would it drag the engine down too much and would I still be effective in snow and or if I wanted to take it down a mild trail??

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Old 10-05-2013, 06:15 PM   #2
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Trails and snow shouldn't really be a concern...trails are slow And you generally drive slower in snow anyway.

The main issue is the ability to go up hills on the hwy...you'll be a dog, especially if you've got an auto, but you'd be fine in town or in trails.

I run 35's on my 99 2.5 but rarely ever go on the hwy...only when going to a trail. I also run 4.88s and have a manual so it's doable.

Good luck with your decision

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Old 10-05-2013, 06:58 PM   #3
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Thanks for the tip .. I dont run mine on the interstate much either and I have a standard as well. I love the 32's on it but that size is nearly impossible to find.. thank again!!
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Old 10-05-2013, 08:03 PM   #4
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I have 35's on my 2.5 L and can maintain 65 on the highway (stock gearing by the way)
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