|08-31-2010 08:15 PM|
|Thesnufalufagus||How so?I get 18mpg combined roughly half city half interstate I'm very satisfied with that.|
|08-31-2010 07:44 PM|
|Walkingstick||And I was talking about the going up hill thing... Going 70 uphill burns gas.|
|08-31-2010 07:43 PM|
|Walkingstick||I didn't know who you were speaking to dude.|
|08-31-2010 07:34 PM|
|Thesnufalufagus||I was replying to pokey about my personal Experience with my i6 not trying to compare a 4and a 6.I know my jeep is not a sports car and Since when is going 70 a sports car if you go any less than that on I-20 you will be sandwiched between two 30 ton semis.|
|08-31-2010 05:11 PM|
|Walkingstick||Yeah I know but... Still I can keep up with a 6speed.|
|08-31-2010 05:03 PM|
|pokey||^ 6 speed is the key here|
|08-31-2010 05:02 PM|
|Walkingstick||Same with my 4cyl now. Except... I like to save my gas and besides it's a Jeep not a sports car|
|08-31-2010 04:46 PM|
|Thesnufalufagus||I have a 2006 6speed i6 and I never have to downshift even up the steepest hills I can loaf around at 70-75 without even the slightest loss of speed|
|08-31-2010 02:44 PM|
Like Vaultzz and thecheat said, downshifting at hills is the name of the game on the highway. Even the 6 banger.
|08-31-2010 02:31 PM|
|08-31-2010 02:21 PM|
|Loic||with an head wind, on flat hwy, i may do 55 in my 4cyl... thats just the way it is|
|08-31-2010 02:20 PM|
|Walkingstick||I've towed two ATVs on a good sized trailer.... My four banger did find. Hills would be a problem with two quads,,, but one would be fine. The hills I drive Are the blue ridge parkway hills.|
|08-31-2010 12:53 PM|
|08-31-2010 12:49 PM|
|08-30-2010 07:00 AM|
|08-30-2010 12:44 AM|
|BlackBox||Downshifting at the right RPM is key on the freeway. 3k - 3600 RPM's are my sweet spot.|
|08-30-2010 12:06 AM|
|4x4junkie||My 2.5 does the same and it's an automatic. I have 33's , 4:56 gears and I expect that from a 4 cyl. You and myself just need bigger engines. But don't worry off roading you'll be just fine.|
|08-30-2010 12:01 AM|
|Thesnufalufagus||Stock jeep with i6 and you have to downshift?what are you climbing mt. everest?|
|08-29-2010 11:27 PM|
|thecheat||I'm in a stock 04 wrangler with the I6 and even I have to go down to 4th on hills if I don't want to lose speed. It's just part of the Jeep territory|
|08-29-2010 11:20 PM|
ive got the 4 banger with 31's on it running it in the foothills and mountains of NC. I was in the same boat but eventually got used to it and the down shifting. eventually when i get a lift and go with 33's ill re-gear it.
dont mean to jack the post but towing with the 4cyl. ive got a jetski and how bad is that on the transmission towing that?
|08-29-2010 10:10 PM|
|chucky cheese||Never had a problem with my 4 banger. drove all over the country, hills, mountains, 80 on the texas I-10. Kept up with everybody. 6 speed manual. You have to act like an auto tranny and shift accordingly. anticipate whats ahead.|
|08-29-2010 07:41 PM|
yes it is very normal for the fourbanger to loose power uphill im in the same boat, just get used to it.
|08-29-2010 07:40 PM|
Even with my 6 banger and 33's I have trouble on hills. Heres what I do.
1. When I see the hill I start to gain as much speed as possible.
2. As soon as I hit the bottom of the hill and my speed starts to drop I down shift and hammer down!
|08-29-2010 07:24 PM|
|Bobthegod||You can get a few more ponies if you want to change the stock fan to an electric fan kit. I haven't seen any specs on it but those that have done it here claim to notice a real differance in performance although slight.|
|08-29-2010 05:53 PM|
|98-4Banger||i also got the 4banger and well if its completly stock best thing is just prepare in advance for the hill nothing else to do. no matter i still love ma 4banger !|
|08-29-2010 02:52 PM|
|YJPunisher213||I have a 92 YJ with a 2.5, a 6 inch lift & 33's. I feel ya on the highway/ hills issue. I beefed up my 4 banger and it doesnt have that problem anymore. The 4.0 throttle body bolts right too the 2.5. I also added bigger fuel injectors, throttle body spacer and a header. Hills are not a problem anymore.|
|08-29-2010 02:20 PM|
|08-29-2010 02:07 PM|
|Gate53||I like my 4 popper! It goes anywhere anyone else does and I'm not into wreching on it all the time so, it's perfect because the drive train is designed to handle the power it puts out and I get little breakage. None yet. I do carry an extra set of rebuilt axels just in case, because of the oversize tires but, I can change one out in under an hour and be right back to wheelin.|
|08-29-2010 01:48 PM|
Shift down to fourth on free way, and third on non highway.
Clean fuel injectors, airfilter, fuel filter, and put on a new exhaust.
|08-29-2010 01:41 PM|
|doughenry||My 2.5 does great after I regeared to 4.88 with 35/12.50 and heck of alot better surprised me|
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