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Old 02-06-2012, 01:22 AM
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4cyl TJ with 32s

I am thinking about getting 32 inch tires on my 4 cyl. TJ.

Has anyone had any power loss issues?

How much lift is needed?

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Old 02-06-2012, 02:11 AM   #2
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I'm running a zone 3" suspension lift with a zone 1.25" bodylift and some 32x11.5x15's on my 99 2.5L and stock 4.10 gears (manual)

Ill eventually run 33x12.5s and 4.88 gears when my 32s are shot.

I got the 32s when I just had my suspension lift and I thought it was a perfect lift for 32s

You'll have highway power loss but nothing too noticeable in town

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Search. If you took 2 seconds to use the search feature you would have answered your own questions. This is why this place is full of the exact same threads, over and over again.
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Slightly off topic but can't find threads that explain jeep suspensions and the difference between body and suspension lifts. Can you help?
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Search. If you took 2 seconds to use the search feature you would have answered your own questions. This is why this place is full of the exact same threads, over and over again.
https://www.wranglerforum.com/f7/tell...rch-74946.html
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I've got a 4 inch lift with 31s. Didn't have to re calibrate my speedo. Some power loss on the freeway. But its great in town and I've got more suspension flex than I know what to do with. Still get good mileage if I don't mash the throttle everywhere I go. And a long as you've got good tread it will look good. Make sure u get the transfer case drop kit so you don't go thru u joints like its your job tho. That's the only prob I had.
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Awww did someone hurt your feelings? You have got to be kidding me. This topic is probably the most commonly discussed topic on this website. Have fun constantly answering the same questions.
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Hence the reason why newbs don't feel welcome sometimes. Ive been using search button alot and not finding the exact answer im looking for so should i not ask?
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Don't worry about my feelings pal. With 66 posts, you're not exactly long in the tooth around here.
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Old 02-07-2012, 03:23 PM   #10
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my four cylinder YJ had 32's when i got it. yes you will have SEVERE power loss. also my speedo was off like 8 mph. im fixing the power loss issue right now with a 5.9L magnum swap.

currently has 3" suspension lift and 3" body lift. plenty of clearance especially now that i put 30's on until the motor swap is done. after the motor swap going with 33's
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SEVERE power loss?

ok, did you have a loss in the low end gears 1-3 or just in 4 and 5?
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Its not severe power loss...i disargree

it also depends on the gears you have in your rig. I've got the stock 4.10's because i drive a manual 4 cyl which is the only reason i got the 4 cyl. If it would have been auto, i would have kept looking.

You'll have bigger issues if you drive an automatic with 3.73 vs a manual with stock 4.10's

I can maintain 60-70 without issue running my 32's on the highway without any major hills...when i'm in the mountains, i'll definitely have some power loss and will be in 3rd gear most of the time.

in town...nothing too noticeable
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Hence the reason why newbs don't feel welcome sometimes. Ive been using search button alot and not finding the exact answer im looking for so should i not ask?

LOL, you call 'em the N-word and then worry about their feelings.



A person's time on a specific forum and/or their post count may bear little light to the totality of their knowledge and experience.


For instance, the Wrangler is only my latest 4x4:

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I don't feel old... at 34, but I was technically driving 4x4's before some of the members here were born. I learned how to repair stuff without an internet. I recall scrounging a FI 5.0 V8 from a wrecked Mercury Gran Marquis and the ignition from a 5.0 Mustang, and putting it in that old 1984 Bronco when it's 5.0 was worn out. I had to retrofit the mill to take a mechanical fuel pump, and there was no guide to adjust timing. The mustang timing advance was pretty aggressive, and the Mercury was different than the truck 5.0. The manual and the timing light were useless. I had to drive it and advance the timing by hand, by turning the distributor until it predetonated, and then retarding it a bit to get optimal performance. The timing could change according to season, elevation, or fuel quality... and sometimes it would just drift. The good old days, not.



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Furthermore, most problems or questions aren't isolated to only one person. A search provides instant gratification, several instant answers, instant ideas, and it can't ever hurt. Every problem I encounter, someone else has probably had already. I do a search, I take away what I can, and then I ask my questions when I'm already up to speed a bit.




Frankly, I think terms like "newb" and "noobz" are just as likely to scare people away as asking them to search first.





After that, it's probably the teenagers that scare people away, LOL.

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power loss in all gears. in town wasn't a big issue. with 32's there was no such thing as 5th gear anymore. just wouldn't pull it. 3rd gear to pull hills and 4th cruising at 55 on flat ground no head wind.

stock 4.11 gears as it is a 5 speed (double checked the first diff fluid change)

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