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Old 03-07-2011, 10:33 PM   #1
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my jeep has a gear ratio of either 456 of 465 I forget, and it usually lugs pretty bad with my 33 inch mud terrain tires. wondering if this is bad to remain in a higher gear or if I should continue to down shift because it's bad wear and tear on the clutch? any input would be great thanks!

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Old 03-07-2011, 10:46 PM   #2
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I know for sure that the luging your getting isn't good for your engine, the tighter you run that engine the better off you'll be.

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Old 03-08-2011, 11:40 AM   #3
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Tighter? You mean higher rpms to avoid lugging is good?
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you want to avoid lugging if at all possible...it's bad for engine and transmission.
Just drop down one gear...and if you have to run too high rpm's..then slow down. My YJ was like that with 31" x 10" MTR's under it-4 cyl. just didn't have any cajones to push those tires so sometimes going up one hill to get to the trail I'd be off in the breakdown lane, at about 35 mph just trying to make it up without lugging.
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you want to avoid lugging if at all possible...it's bad for engine and transmission.
Just drop down one gear...and if you have to run too high rpm's..then slow down. My YJ was like that with 31" x 10" MTR's under it-4 cyl. just didn't have any cajones to push those tires so sometimes going up one hill to get to the trail I'd be off in the breakdown lane, at about 35 mph just trying to make it up without lugging.
I have the same problem with my 99TJ I have 31 x 10 mud tires on a 4 cyl and going up hill ill go in to 4th some time 3rd and just slow down. If you bog down to much it is awful for your motor.
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