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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-19-2003, 11:51 PM
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does anyone have 35\" tires and a 4cyl?

Hey everyone, this is my first post so please be easy. I know there will be dramatic power loss, but can I move(will it be drivable) 35" tires on a 4cyl equipped '91 wrangler with 4:11 gears and 5 spd? I'm looking to cruise at 50-55mph max, maybe for a year or so.
I know about all the weak components, I just want to get the stance, body and paint done first.
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Re: does anyone have 35\" tires and a 4cyl?

It can be done, but you'll lose tons of power unless you drop you gear ratio to 4.56 or lower. That's just my opinion though.
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Re: does anyone have 35\" tires and a 4cyl?

35" tires and 4.11 gears are going to be a strain on your 4 cyl. I would say "borderline", Driveable.
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Re: does anyone have 35\" tires and a 4cyl?

We have a Wrangler in our club, 4 cyl with 38's, The gear ratios in the rears is 5 somethning to 1. 5th gear is pretty much useless.
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Re: does anyone have 35\" tires and a 4cyl?

If you are going to run this set up for a year or more, I would be worried about the clutch. Just to get moving you are going to have to slip a lot of clutch. Although as long as you have the lift to clear them it is possible. 5th gear will be a thing of the past, but you could run it on the roads. I would be very careful off the road. Too many trips to the dirt and things will break.
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Re: does anyone have 35\" tires and a 4cyl?

I just bought a 81 CJ-5 with a 258 inline with 38sx14 ,, 4 in lift & 6in body lift ,,, the body lift is coming off & the 8ins worth of shackels are coming off & 33sx10.50 are going on ,,,, [img]images/graemlins/AR15firing.gif[/img]38s wiped out the clutch & 4th gear was useless ,,, Dont know how anybody drove this
machine ,,, [img]images/graemlins/cussing.gif[/img] the guy said it looked good [img]images/graemlins/lame.jpg[/img]
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Re: does anyone have 35\" tires and a 4cyl?

I had an 85 CJ7 with 35" tires, 4 cylinder engine, and 4.11 gears:
Never used 5th gear unless going downhill with the wind and that was to just be sure it still worked, 4th gear wasn't much better a little head wind or hill and you were going 50 MPH tops.
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Re: does anyone have 35\" tires and a 4cyl?

Thanks for the replies fellas. You guys definately gave me some things to consider.
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Re: does anyone have 35\" tires and a 4cyl?

I have that set up with my 95 YJ daily driver. But I do have 4.56 gears, a 4.0 throttle body, MOPAR performance cam, and a Borla header on the Jeep to keep it moving.
I can do 70-75 mph in 5th gear on the Los Angeles freeways (not exactly flat) but do have to drop to 3rd gear and 50-55 mph for the passes in the mountains.
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