Jeep Wrangler Forum - Reply to Topic
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > General Jeep Discussions > General Jeep Discussion > 5th Gear issues.

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Thread: 5th Gear issues. Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
01-04-2010 03:22 PM
Mattfochler Thanks a lot guys just wanted to make sure I wasn't the only one.
01-02-2010 12:40 AM
csamn2007 Mine does that, remember your not driving a car anymore.
01-02-2010 12:26 AM
BeepBeepImaJeep hehe, im the same im sitting on 33's and stock gearing!

yep, just get to speed in 4th, and cruise in 5th to savers the gasers.
01-02-2010 12:07 AM
Dirt Diver Mine does the same, but I live in the mountains, so alot of ups and downs, I just use my 4th mostly, that way I can make it home.
01-01-2010 09:40 PM
s3nt3nc3d Sounds about right...what were your RPM's in 5th gear?

5th gear is not designed as an accelerating gear...it's designed to lower your engine's RPMs at highway speeds in order to use less gas. Basically, once you're up to the speed you want to be at, you shift into 5th. Although you should have the ability to accelerate slowly, but it ain't gonna pull hard. The 33's might be the cause of you not being able to accelerate at all though. If that's the case, you'll want to look into regearing your Jeep for that size of tires.
01-01-2010 08:20 PM
Mattfochler
5th Gear issues.

Hey Guys,
Well I just bought my first Jeep (97 TJ, 4.0L, 5 speed) and just yesterday was the first chance I got to bring it out on the highway. Well to make a long story short I went to shift into 5th at about 65 mph while the tach was reading just over 2.8k and it was then I noticed that when I tried to accelerate nothing was happening. It seemed as if all my horsepower fell out and just sat right at 65. I was wondering what would cause this and the general consensus of people I talked to said that in the high end it simply didn't have enough torque to spin the 33s. Can anyone confirm this or give me any other suggestions as what it could be?
Thanks a lot.

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:46 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC