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Charles64
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Location: Corpus Christi, TX.

PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 11:52 pm    Post subject: No Highway Speed Reply with quote

Newbie qestion here again. I have a 4.2 I6 with a Weber Carb, 4" susp. lift, 33's tires, dropped transfer case with a eliminator yoke. What is the best method of getting power at highway speeds, if the wind is against me, I'll drop 5 to 10 mph capabilities and forget trying to pass someone. I can't get over 70 mph on a good day, (and this is true speed with adjusted tire size). It does great at low speeds with lots of torque and don't want to lose that. Would a Stroker kit solve this or am I looking at gear ratios?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

More power would help, but regearing would cost less.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you still have factory gearing, I would look into something lower. How was it before the 33's?
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Charles64
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 10:34 pm    Post subject: Before 33's Reply with quote

It was worse, but it had 35's, lol. I bought it used and went to non-mud tires and down to 33's, so I can't really say how it runs on stock wheels, sorry. On the re-gearing, what is the most practical, just lowering the gears or finding some ford axle's that I read in other post that already come with lower gears, I believe they call them 9" Ford Axles? I hear to purchase and istall a Stroker Kit would be around $1,500's but not sure this would solve my problem. I stress again that I love how this Jeep that I call Mein Hahn handles in deep sand with the low tork and don't want to lose that since this is the main purpose, not going down the highway.
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