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Old 05-03-2013, 02:22 PM   #1
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My 4-banger starts to bog down when climbing in 2wd. Is this normal just 'cause of the 4-cyl?

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It bogs down when climbing a steep offroad trail? Or is this happening on the street? If the latter, what size tires are you running & do you downshift to a lower gear when it starts bogging?

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Old 05-03-2013, 02:28 PM   #3
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On highway it looses speed on hills of course... but on off-road in first geat it bogs down climbing in 1st gear. I run 31's.
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Are you climbing those steep offroad trails in 4Hi or 4Lo? If it is bogging in 1st gear and 4Hi, shift into 4Lo.
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make sure your tuned up as well.

Dist. cap, rotor, spark plugs...
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In 2wd
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Have you tried 4Lo yet? If it's steep, no wonder it's bogging if you're staying in 2wd, and it'd bog in 4Hi the same as it would in 2wd.
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:10 PM   #8
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I love my 4-lo. It's slower the my dead grandmother
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As a comparison, the 2.5L engine does have about the same HP as a prius but less torque, also the prius weighs about 100 pounds less and has much, much better aerodynamics. Start adding bigger tires and armor/bumpers without regearing and you are looking at some big power loses from the jeep. 4LO you should be fine

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