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Old 07-13-2009, 07:32 AM
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How noticable are bigger wheels/tires on your 4.7?

when i had my '94 ZJ.... i noticed a huge difference in acceleration and gas mileage (negative) when i went up to 33" swampers, then to 35" swampers. The jeep became a DOG...

will this be a problem if i end up on 20" rims and 33" AT's in my 4.7?

I figure with the 4.7, i shouldnt notice TOO much of a difference.... right?
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Old 07-13-2009, 07:33 AM
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Re: How noticable are bigger wheels/tires on your 4.7?

Well it does not really matter because we just discovered in another thread that they dont make gears for the front of the WK yet.

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Old 07-13-2009, 07:42 AM
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Re: How noticable are bigger wheels/tires on your 4.7?

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Well it does not really matter because we just discovered in another thread that they dont make gears for the front of the WK yet.

Ask AcidCold.
i saw that, but... i still wanna lift it....

i dont really mind if it slows down a little, i dont plan on drag racing.... i was just curious what i can expect. I dont want my WK doggin on me on the highway.
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Re: How noticable are bigger wheels/tires on your 4.7?

You will lose power and get worse mileage. It's just unavoidable. Just how much, I dunno. The 4.7 is a pretty peppy little engine so I don't think it'll be too bad. I'd recalibrate the speedo though, it will be off by quite a bit.
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Re: How noticable are bigger wheels/tires on your 4.7?

That i cannot answer for you, but like i said Acid cold and jeepwk05 on here have lifted wks, not sure on tire size though.

Also jeepsunlimited has a pretty good wk section with alot of guys running lifted rigs.
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Re: How noticable are bigger wheels/tires on your 4.7?

I have had the 20" SRT wheels on my 4.7 for almost 3 years now and i didnt notice any difference. I know one...the ride, handling and road manners are extremely better. Performance even before I did the mods I have felt better to me. But you also have to look at my setup...a forged wheel vs. other aftermarket cast wheels.
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I have had the 20" SRT wheels on my 4.7 for almost 3 years now and i didnt notice any difference. I know one...the ride, handling and road manners are extremely better. Performance even before I did the mods I have felt better to me. But you also have to look at my setup...a forged wheel vs. other aftermarket cast wheels.
Man i thought that it was a SRT-8 thanks u just spoiled it for me lol...I had 20 on my 96 limited and i HATED it rode so shitty and taking a turn was rough it would rub
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nope....its a poser
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Chit the best dam poser i ever seen scott!! nice job bro
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That i cannot answer for you, but like i said Acid cold and jeepwk05 on here have lifted wks, not sure on tire size though.

Also jeepsunlimited has a pretty good wk section with alot of guys running lifted rigs.
My jeep ('05 4.7) is stock height but i am running general grabbers at2 255/65/17. Pretty hefty tires, i have not noticed a change at all in MPG or acceleration. Also took that stupid airdam plastic off, no change in MPG that i can detect.
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Man i thought that it was a SRT-8 thanks u just spoiled it for me lol...I had 20 on my 96 limited and i HATED it rode so shitty and taking a turn was rough it would rub
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Re: How noticable are bigger wheels/tires on your 4.7?

I have 33's and did notice power loss at low end and top, Cold air, cat-back and SC brought some of that power back thought and i really don't feel like it's a brick! she can hold her own and i would not trade it for a Hemi.

PS i have a 4.7 just in case..
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