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34x9.5 swampers on a 4cyl

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by rockymtntaco, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. Jan 18, 2009 at 9:18 AM
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    i have a 2.4 with a manual tranny...all i hear on this is guys with engines bigger than mine complain about power. i have a k&n air filter and thats about it. i run 32x11.5 all terrains and live in aspen colorado.....i drive mountain passes all the time i have even pulled a loaded down 6x12 uhaul over vail pass in the snow with a little trouble, but it did it...you guys need to give the 2.4 some more credit...its not a v8 but its a damn strong little motor...i just put 34x9.5 ltb swamper on and turn em with nooo problem up these passes...maybe the problem is you need to learn to manage your engine rpms better...
     
  2. Jan 18, 2009 at 9:54 AM
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    I drove Vail pass 6 times in October w/ a Highlander(V6), stock tires and it didn't even enjoy it. It is not like it had trouble or anything, but you definitely knew you were going up some stout grades.. The 2.7L is a damn good engine, I will say that, but you cant say 34 inch tires, over the stock 29 inch or so don't slow it down considerably while retaining the stock gearing.

    I have 265/75/R-16 tires on my ride as we speak and can say they effect if adversely from the stock setup. At the least you are killing your mileage, and at the most you are losing a handful of torque that you could otherwise be putting to the ground. And yes, I definitely know how to manage the engines RPMs efficiently.
     
  3. Jan 18, 2009 at 10:05 AM
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    maybe my engine is one in a million...my mileage is 18 all around ...but i have no problems..i mean i not a speed deamon charging up the mountain so i keep it in 3rd at 3200 and enjoy the trip
     
  4. Jan 18, 2009 at 10:06 AM
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    where did all this come from??

    :popcorn:
     
  5. Jan 18, 2009 at 10:08 AM
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    Venting??? I'd rather stay low and have moar powa to the ground
     
  6. Jan 18, 2009 at 10:11 AM
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    chris4x4

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    and X2.
     
  7. Jan 18, 2009 at 10:14 AM
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    well stayin low to the ground isnt the best idea living where i live...you need clearence and lots of it
     
  8. Jan 18, 2009 at 10:17 AM
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    :rofl: this is awesome :D

    more :popcorn: for me :laugh:
     
  9. Jan 18, 2009 at 10:53 AM
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    Not tryin to be an a$$...just stating facts...1. i love the 2.4 4cyl ...2. it has never given me problems due to "lack of displacement" ( maybe because i realize its a 2.4 and do not expect v6 performance) 3. i have 34 x 9.5 swampers because i live in the back country where that size is ideal to make it to my cabin....and still have power to put to the ground...
     
  10. Jan 18, 2009 at 10:59 AM
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    We've gotten record breaking snowfall here. My LOWERED 2wd truck gets around fine. Stock height, it would get around even better...
     
  11. Jan 18, 2009 at 11:01 AM
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    how'd ya fit those tires under there??
     
  12. Jan 18, 2009 at 12:15 PM
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    I had to do a little plastic removed in the wheel well but the narrow width of the tire prevents most rubbing. Dually, i have no doubt your truck is sufficient when you live but you seem to not quite understand what i am saying, or i am misunderstanding your replies. I had 32's and still did not have quite enough clerance, when i say i live in the back country...its BACK COUNTRY no pavement, washouts, creeks and rocks.
     
  13. Jan 18, 2009 at 12:45 PM
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    do you haz electricity?
     
  14. Jan 18, 2009 at 2:22 PM
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    i have solar and geothermal ...my one real luxury is satellite internet but other than that its pretty primative
     
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    i have procomp lt325/60r18's on my 2.7 and it puts plenty of power to the ground..... sure you have to keep it in a lower gear but.... hey shit happens lol..... my 2.7 will break em loose on dry pavement whithout much difficulty....toyota makes some mean 4cyls!!!
     
  17. Jan 18, 2009 at 3:10 PM
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    thats the gospel truth
     
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    I had 33's on my 2.7 5 speed Taco that had 327,000 on it. It got around fine, it had 4.11 gearing from the factory but it did have a 3 inch lift too.
     
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