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JakeBreen 05-03-2013 02:22 PM

My 4-banger starts to bog down when climbing in 2wd. Is this normal just 'cause of the 4-cyl?

Jerry Bransford 05-03-2013 02:24 PM

It bogs down when climbing a steep offroad trail? Or is this happening on the street? If the latter, what size tires are you running & do you downshift to a lower gear when it starts bogging?

JakeBreen 05-03-2013 02:28 PM

On highway it looses speed on hills of course... but on off-road in first geat it bogs down climbing in 1st gear. I run 31's.

Jerry Bransford 05-03-2013 02:31 PM

Are you climbing those steep offroad trails in 4Hi or 4Lo? If it is bogging in 1st gear and 4Hi, shift into 4Lo.

sevenservices 05-03-2013 02:39 PM

make sure your tuned up as well.

Dist. cap, rotor, spark plugs...

JakeBreen 05-03-2013 02:44 PM

In 2wd

Jerry Bransford 05-03-2013 03:00 PM


Originally Posted by JakeBreen (Post 3715618)
In 2wd

Have you tried 4Lo yet? If it's steep, no wonder it's bogging if you're staying in 2wd, and it'd bog in 4Hi the same as it would in 2wd.

JakeBreen 05-03-2013 08:10 PM

I love my 4-lo. It's slower the my dead grandmother

jeepwayoflife 05-03-2013 10:24 PM

As a comparison, the 2.5L engine does have about the same HP as a prius but less torque, also the prius weighs about 100 pounds less and has much, much better aerodynamics. Start adding bigger tires and armor/bumpers without regearing and you are looking at some big power loses from the jeep. 4LO you should be fine :thumb:

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