Can't Get Enough
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Waldorf, Maryland
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Re: GRS Upgrade
Do you think that you Samurai drops down in 5th because your engine is tired or maybe do you think it is just a fact of life with 32" tires?
I have 87 with the 1.3 and had a stock t-case and with stock tires I could do 65mph. Now with 31" tires/SPOA I can still do 65mph (had to calculate the speed using speedo and formula). I have found that you have to leave it in 4th a little longer than before and then shift to 5th to get the engine to pull 5th gear. My next purchase for my Samurai will be a t-case kit too. I am interested in hearing what you have to say about this.
I asked about your engine having enough power because my Samurai only has 68K miles on it. I have been told by another Samurai owner that my engine has quite a lot of punch compared to his. His Samurai has, I would guess over 150K miles, a GRSII and 32" tires.
87' Samurai, SPOA, 31's, 1" shackle lift, Hi-lift jack, everything else bone stock.