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08-20-2010 01:54 PM
Originally Posted by 1NAH View Post
driving down hill is great
I only drive downhill. lol
08-20-2010 01:43 PM
tire size

Originally Posted by pakman55 View Post
What sized tires?
I have 31X 10.5X15 tires and I'm sure whatever stock gears a 2004 has
08-19-2010 08:18 PM
Originally Posted by CMEvans79 View Post
Gus, what did you re gear too?
4.10 - The 3.73s are for sale BTW.

4.10 is perfect for 33s with a 6 speed manual and I6. If you have auto or 5 speed then go 4.56 - 4 cyl go 4.88
08-19-2010 07:51 PM
1NAH driving down hill is great
08-19-2010 06:05 PM
Dragon316 2003 4.0 sport 33's stock gears ... yup downshift at the slightest incline or get ran over
08-19-2010 05:55 PM
530ktm It all depends on your tire size and what gearing you are running. 33 inch tires on 3.07 gears you will be downshifting. 4.56 gears and you are good to go.
08-19-2010 05:33 PM
05tjrubi I don't have really any problems on the freeway. I have 4:10 gears with 31" tires. Hopefully won't have a problem when I put 33's on.
08-19-2010 05:18 PM
CMEvans79 Gus, what did you re gear too?
08-19-2010 05:09 PM
G54 I did until I re-geared. Now life is good on the highway.
08-19-2010 04:31 PM
Jma20a yeah i have to downshift on the highway as soon as i get below 65mph, and have to downshift to go uphill on the highway.
08-19-2010 03:54 PM
XV_ yup, you dont downshift on the freeway youre gonna get honked at
08-19-2010 03:52 PM
1997wranglertj yeah i have a 97 tj, and i have to downshift on the interstate at any incline. it gets kind of old but i guess you'll have that with stock gears.
08-19-2010 03:15 PM
Ray - San Jose I have to downshift on the freeway all the time, but I'm seriously undergeared at the moment, so that makes 5th useless. I'll be moving from 3:73 to 4:56 soon to correct it.
08-19-2010 02:15 PM
pakman55 What sized tires?
08-19-2010 02:13 PM
Down shifting

Do y'all find with your 6cyl engines that say if you are driving in 5th gear on the freeway at 60-70 MPH and the road inclines at all you have to down shift to fourth or no matter how far you press to go pedal you lose speed never owned a Jeep before so am concerned my engine may have low compression or something

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