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4cyl auto

Discussion in 'Jeeps' started by roachy, Oct 16, 2010.

  1. roachy

    roachy Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 32

    Ive heard a lot of mixed results about plowing with a 4cyl. Wanted to know if there was any difference between plowing with a manual or auto. Want to know if anyone has had luck plowing with a 4cyl auto.
  2. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,617

    The 4 Cyl is the only engine that the plow makers recommend (it's lighter) Lots of people plow with the 4 Cyl, and the Auto.

    I dont, But I'm not normal:waving::eek::jester:
  3. MLG

    MLG Senior Member
    from WI
    Messages: 187

    When you plow, you'll be in low range, therefore you will have plenty of power. I have a Toyota truck with a pretty weak carbureted 4 cyl, with a 6.5' tall Western plow and power was never a problem while plowing. Traction wasn't either.

  4. taterntot101

    taterntot101 Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    I have a '98 with a 4 cyl, auto, and 2" lift... no problems, just know your limitations
  5. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,617

    I have the 6 Cyl and I rarely use low range
  6. flykelley

    flykelley 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,127

    Plowed last winter with a 4 cyl 5 speed, this year its a 6 cyl with a 5 speed. They make great driveway and small lot plow trucks. They don't work well on large lots though.

    Regards Mike
  7. taterntot101

    taterntot101 Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    x2 on rarely use low range
  8. ppandr

    ppandr Senior Member
    Messages: 619

    X3...only in really heavy or...hairy...conditions.

    I thought I read heard somewhere that the 4cyl atuo was NOT recommended by Jeep to plow with??????
  9. sjwrangler

    sjwrangler Member
    Messages: 77

    I use the low range when pushing around objects carefully, hardscapes around driveways, around doors, etc. Also it helps when stacking heavy snow, the slower speed gives me some control. The downside is reverse, painfully too slow. 4 cyl, with 5 speed.
  10. hillbillydeluxe

    hillbillydeluxe Senior Member
    Messages: 145

    keeping this thread alive... I'm looking to buy another wrangler... this one is the 4 cyl. auto...... can it handle a fisher SD? or should I forget it and look only for a 4.0?
  11. sjwrangler

    sjwrangler Member
    Messages: 77

    I would ask PlowMeister, he seems to know his Jeeps. Of course the 4.0 would be better, I know many plow with the 2.5 and 5 speed-- no problem. It is the auto I don't know much about.
  12. Subseven

    Subseven Member
    Messages: 44

    Love Jeeps!