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    More powe!

    Often when I'm wheeling I find hills that my tires don't spin but my motor Boggs down. I know lower gears will help this but and motor upgrades that help with this?

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    Re: More powe!

    What is the year, make, engine, transmission, tire size, etc of your Jeep? With some details we may be able to help.

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    It's a 97 with auto transmission 355 gears currently has 31's but installing a 6.5 inch lift this weekend

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    Re: More powe!

    Gains from motor mods will only provide minimal improvement, regearing is the largest bang for the buck.

    That being said, look at a 62mm throttle body and high flow intake.

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    What's a good gear set where it's still streetable? Not sure if I will run 33s. Or 35s but I still want to be able to go 60-65 without redlining

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    Re: More powe!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tbates View Post
    What's a good gear set where it's still streetable? Not sure if I will run 33s. Or 35s but I still want to be able to go 60-65 without redlining
    4.56 gears for better mileage and lower highway RPM's, 4.88 for more power on and offroad. 4.88 for 35" tires.

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    Re: More powe!

    agree that more motor wont help a ton. Gearing is where its at, are you in 4x4 hi when your engine boggs going up hills? shift to low range and use a higher gear. You wont be able to go as fast but will have all the torque you would ever need. When you install your lift and tires a regear will almost be a must as noted above.

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    Thanks guys and gears it is then

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