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loyale tire size
Posted 03 September 2014 - 08:40 AM
Posted 03 September 2014 - 05:13 PM
I'm not asking about clearance. I'm asking about power.
With three speed auto. Will it be able to pull hills on hwy?
Posted 03 September 2014 - 05:32 PM
Posted 03 September 2014 - 08:34 PM
Its already slow with stock size tires. we want to be able to go up and play in the snow. Just want to know if i'll be able to pull the road up hood with out holding up all the traffic or smoking the transmission. we'll get together and go to the mountain as soon as I get it put together.
Posted 03 September 2014 - 08:47 PM
Posted 03 September 2014 - 09:40 PM
I run nothing but EA82 #AT wagons. The last thing I would do is put tires with bigger diameter on them.
Posted 04 September 2014 - 08:45 PM
why do you say this?
Automatic transmissions in these are pretty weak. You will have a hard time pulling hills. Even with a Weber and 5-Speed i have a hard time with anything other then flat ground with 235s, even then I just keep it in 4th.
Posted 04 September 2014 - 09:38 PM
putting bigger diameter tires - the outside tread diameter, not the rim - is like putting in a higher gear. Except all your gears are higher. You get more speed on the flat for the same engine RPM, but in these cars, the engine is just barely enough power as it is...
Posted 05 September 2014 - 12:22 AM
Posted 05 September 2014 - 06:57 PM
I also have a 3AT but I'm only doing a 2 inch lift. Tryin to buy a set of wheels and going with something like 195/75 or 27s.
I had 27s before my 29s. It was ok on the flat but definitely had to downshift for the hills in my 5-speed, even with a wever. You may have a hard time with the tall gears in an automatic even with 27s or 26s.
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