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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-30-2002, 07:35 PM
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Wheel size for a 4-cyl?

Hey everyone, new Jeep owner here, and I was wondering - I know it's not smart to hook my new 2002 4-cyl up with 35" tires or anything like that, but what would be the biggest I could put on it without banging my head against a wall trying to get the thing to move? [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img] How about the most sensible? Just a hunch, but I doubt the 15" factory wheels are gonna cut it for off-highway drivin'. Let me know what you think!

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 06-30-2002, 07:41 PM
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Re: Wheel size for a 4-cyl?

Welcome to the board.
Your wheels will be just fine. You can still fit a 31 on the with no problem. If your new to the sport of jeeping, then try it first. That way you can see how much you really need. They will do a good bit with no mods at all.
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post #3 of (permalink) Old 06-30-2002, 07:52 PM
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Re: Wheel size for a 4-cyl?

don't bang heads with a 4-banger [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
lots of guys wheel the 4 cyl and even with 35's. gearing plays a major role here, right DOGMAN?

you shoulda got a 6
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 06-30-2002, 07:57 PM
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Re: Wheel size for a 4-cyl?

Shoulda, woulda - I would love a 6 but it's even more of a gas-hog than my 4, and being dirt poor...college etc...yikes. No fun. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img] Thanks for the help though, I appriciate it!
post #5 of (permalink) Old 06-30-2002, 08:20 PM
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Re: Wheel size for a 4-cyl?

I've owned a 2.5 and a 4.0 and I have seen no difference in gas mileage. But anyway, I had 30's on my YJ and it was fine, but it was a stick and I rarely saw 5th gear. I wouldn't advise 31's with an auto and stock gears...
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