Re: Mud Bog
Just from my observations. The guys running auto trannies and low range don't seem to get enough wheel speed or momentiom at the begining of the pit. By the time the tranny shifts to second they are getting into deeper mud, and even though they start to get some wheel speed, they never did have any momentiom, so they get bogged down early. I run a light weight CJ5 with a built 401. I launch in 3rd gear low range, and turn the engine well over 6000 RPM without problems. I havn't tried it yet, but I believe this engine will pull 4th gear without very much trouble, but I would destroy my stock clutch. Wheel speed is your friend, and the earlier you can get them spinning good, the farther you will go. IMHO, you will get more wheel speed with an automatic in 1st gear highrange then you will running in lowrange, and waiting for the tranny to shift.