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Old 09-26-2009, 08:07 AM   #1
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How many of you with the 2.5 use 5th gear?

Does it hurt anything if you run more in 4th gear than in 5th? I'm running 32 by 11.5 tires with a 3 inch lift and in 4th gear at 50(given the speedo is correct) I"m at 2500 rpm's. At 50 in fifth I'm at 2,000. I've only had it for a week and haven't had time to check the speedo yet. It just seems to struggle more in fifth. Is fifth gear on the YJ just like overdrive or can you actually burn out 4th gear if you keep it in it all the time.

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Old 09-26-2009, 08:38 AM   #2
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You should be fine you'll just get less gas milage.

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Old 09-26-2009, 10:28 AM   #3
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I have 33's, haven't changed my gears yet, 5th gear is pretty much useless unless your driving on flat roads..
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Old 09-26-2009, 10:51 AM   #4
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and the ax 5 doesn't like to be bogged down in 5th, 5th gear likes to take a walk off the back of the shaft. don't use 5th if you feel like its working to do it.
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