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Old 07-31-2011, 01:34 PM   #1
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2.5L handling 33's as a daily driver?

I have a 97 TJ and it's my dd. Will she be able to handle a zone 3" lift and 33's and still be reliable? I have 31" BFG mud terrains on her now. Is there a big difference in the performance? I mean I know there is gonna be a difference but how much?
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Old 07-31-2011, 02:14 PM   #2
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The main thing with tires and gears is what driving you do. City/highway? Hilly/flat? But eventually you will want to regear! And your jeep will be as reliable as it is now.

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Old 07-31-2011, 02:29 PM   #3
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I have a 97 2.5L 5sp geared 4.11 with a 3' lift and BF AT 33x10.5R15 and have no issues. Top end spend depending on wind direction is about 80 mph
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Old 07-31-2011, 03:03 PM   #4
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Oh ok gotcha. I do a little bit of everything. I have a 4 hour drive highway up to our cabin and it's hilly around where I live. My jeep is automatic too
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Old 10-31-2011, 09:13 PM   #5
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I have a 2.5 with a manual trans running 33s as a dd a and it does the job for me but i am not making a 4 hour drive, i belive i am geard at 3.73
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Old 11-01-2011, 06:33 AM   #6
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I run 33s with my 2.5 daily and it does just fine with the factory 4.11/4.10 gear combo

I like her topless.. that's when she gets dirty

1992 YJ 2.5L 5SPD / 4.10 GEARS / 34x1050x15 LTBs
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