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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-09-2003, 10:39 PM
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1.6/16v ok for 36\'s in mud?

I'd like to ask the guys with 1.6/16v engines what they think based on their experience. Time to repower, so I was thinking on the 1.6/16v may be my best option.

My driving is mostly street/highway and mud/snow. Will the 16v be ok in the mud with Toy axles (5.29 or 4.88's) and Q78-15 Swampers? TC will be 4.16 since that is what I have now. Or do I need more power to spin those tires? In addition to the Swampers, I'd like to get some Dick Cepek Fun Country 36/16.5 wide for winter if my budget allows. Any gear ratio recommendations for all of the above? Yeah, I know I'm asking my vehicle to do everything. :-)
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Re: 1.6/16v ok for 36\'s in mud?

All I will say is I wheeled the hell out of my 16v with 38.5 SX's and all stock gearing, with that kind of gearing the engine would be extremely happy, hell I could do donuts from hell with my last setup.
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Re: 1.6/16v ok for 36\'s in mud?

I am running 16 valve, Yota 5:29's, 35" boggers and a 6:1 t-case. I usually creep mud, it is much more challenging. I am usually first gear in 4 hi or 3rd-4th gear in low. Either way I crawl it a burp the throttle as I need it. If in high range and sitting at the rev limiter in 1st and I shift into second, it will bog EVERY time. I never understood it. [img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img] You will have plenty of power and it will turn the RPM when needed! I like to crawl it, but sometinmes 5500 rpm is the only way to make it!
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