|08-11-2012 12:54 PM|
|BadMojo11||Yeah I wasn't sure what they put in the TJs. Ive only owned YJs.|
|08-11-2012 12:15 PM|
|08-11-2012 12:02 PM|
|TJNewbie||Didn't the 2.5L (4cyl) come with 4.10s? I'd try a lighter tire, the Goodyear Duratrac in the 33x12.5x15 is one of the lightest tires you'll find in that size. also when you mount it on a 15x8" wheel it actually measures 32x11.50. I have them on my TJ. also lighter wheels will help, what kind of wheels are on there now?|
|08-10-2012 11:05 PM|
Get some 32x11.5 tires if you want to go skinner. That's what I'd do. Also make sure you do a full tune up and make sure there are no other problems causing you to lose power.
What gearing do you have? Cause I have the 4cyl, 4.10 gearing, with 35x14.5(!!!!) and while it sometimes struggles to accelerate, yours sounds much worse. Which doesn't make much sense unless you have 3.07s and/or some power issues.
|08-10-2012 10:53 PM|
|Gorbenshore||Thanks for the info|
|08-07-2012 06:55 PM|
|LouieDelTorchio||Going down to 31s might look a little funky at 4" of lift. To be honest, the biggest thing you can do is regear and thats about it.|
|08-07-2012 06:53 PM|
From larger to smaller tires
I apologize in advance for any ignorance. I have a 4 cylinder, 2001 Jeep Wrangler 5 spd manual. It has about a 3in.-4in. lift and the tires specs are: 33 x 12.5 OR15L7 108 R M+S. My Jeep, currently, is very slow in acceleration. It seems to struggle at highway speeds and I don't push it past 60 mph. It is fine on residential roads but I think the bulky tires are slowing it down on the interstate/highway. I rarely take it off road (the previous owner did take it off road frequently), the treads are almost worn out, and I'm just looking for a good tire replacement that will get me better mpgs and something that will make my Jeep a little faster. I would like the same tire height, just skinnier, I guess. Also, would I have to buy new rims if I did get skinnier tires? I guess the rims would have to match specifications for new tires.I'm assuming that the axles will need to be re-geared as well. Any information would be really helpful. Thanks!