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Re: Jeeps at higher elevations???
Since it's not computer controlled, you may have to do some tweaking to the carb. Not so much in Denver but at higher elevations. Your carb will run rich.
I thought I read somewhere that for carbed engines, you lose 5% engine power for every 1000 ft altitude.
It was a long time ago since I moved and drove my '86 from sea level to 8,000 ft...I had to let some air out of the tires once I moved, the decreased air pressure made the tires rock hard and the ride even rougher than usual:-)
Remember also that water boils at a lower temp at higher altitude. Keep your hoses and coolant in good shape....you wouldn't believe how many cars and RVs you see at the side of the road with steam coming from under the hood on a hot summer day trying to make it over Rocky Mountain Natl Park.