Forum Index
Jeep Horizons HomeLinksJeep Horizons Tech Write-upsJeep newsLand useContact

 Watched TopicsWatched Topics   FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

question on used jeep engine power vs tire size


 
Post new topic   Reply to topic     Forum Index -> TJ Forum
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
langston4
Member


Joined: 07 Feb 2006

PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 2:53 am    Post subject: question on used jeep engine power vs tire size Reply with quote

hey, i was interested in a used 97 wrangler that has an 8in skyjacker lift with 37in goodyear mtr tires. but the engine is the original 4 cylinder 2.5 liter. its gears are 4:11 front and back. no other specific engine modifications have been made. im worried that the engine wont have enough power for tires that big. i was wondering what everyone thought about it
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Code3TJ
Hacker
Hacker


Joined: 01 Jan 2004
Location: Uzbekistan

PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 3:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since it has the stock gear ratio, does it also have the stock axles? I'd be very concerned about the Dana 35 with those tires. And yes, without regearing, it'll seem underpowered with the larger tires.
_________________
Nothing to see here.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
ehirner
Moderator
Moderator


Joined: 01 Jan 2004
Location: Eastern PA

PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It won't have enough to power it. I wonder why the current owner is selling.

The toothpick D35 rear axle, and even the front D30, that are probably under that beast are not up to the task of 37s. Eight inches on a SWB Wrangler isn't the smartest idea either.

My suggestion would be to lowball the current owner and drop it down a bit. 33s max and look into a better rear axle. As an alternative, look for a different Jeep. One that was built by an owner with at least half a clue.
_________________
04 Unlimited
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address
langston4
Member


Joined: 07 Feb 2006

PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks alot guys, will do
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic     Forum Index -> TJ Forum All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Visit links4jeeps.com for write-ups, forums and clubs




Jeep®, Wrangler, Cherokee, Liberty and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler LLC.
jeephorizons.com is not in any way associated with or endorsed by the Chrysler LLC.
All other content is copyright Jeep Horizons 2004-2008.
Tech write-ups Links Discussion board Land use News Site Map Terms of Use

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group