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In May of this year I took delivery of a new 2019 Automatic transmission Roxor. It's the limited edition Roxor with the 4 passenger ROPS. It comes with bigger tires than stock. Problem is going uphill. The transmission doesn't downshift easily and I frequently have to manually put it in low gear to get up a hill. The engine will knock and practically stall. Has anyone else had a similar problem? Engine doesn't seem to have enough power.
 
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I have stage 2 program ,no lack for power ...235 85 16 tires on stock rims work well with the A/T .
 
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I can’t comment on the automatic, I have a manual; but, this thing desperately needs a tune to realize a normal level of power that you probably expected. Diesel Freak stage 2 for me and very happy with it.
 
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Ok...and thank you for responding. I am new to all of this and not sure what that means. I will contact them for assistance. Do you know what it costs to upgrade?
 
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I went with Gilomen stage 2. Only 300 for same upgrade. Couldn't see spending 600 for what I can get for cheaper
 
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Thank You. I will contact them and ask a few questions. The engine is completely stock with no upgrades. I am hoping this stage 2 upgrade will make the difference. The way its running now I feel like I'm damaging either the engine or the transmission with the lack of performance. Thanks to all for your response. This seems very helpful.
 
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Did you go with the Gilomen or Diesel Freak.
 
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Diesel freak ...Wade's the guy there , he also increased the glow plug time for better winter starts plus several other options as well. Call him and compare both tunes and options ....
 
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Appreciate the feedback. I see his name mentioned quite often. Seems to be the "go to" guy when we are talking about Roxor's. I'm not a gear head. Just looking for a better match between the A/T and engine. Thank you mickeybobs for helping me out!
 
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Ya ...I also had him remove the limp mode for the seatbelts ..&...several other things ...ask him
 
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Excellent...thanks!
 
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My rig will easily go 75 ,much faster than I every drive . 60 for me is normal .I just posted on the Amero blog here about a cheap top for our rigs from Harbor Fright ...
 
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I can’t comment on the automatic, I have a manual; but, this thing desperately needs a tune to realize a normal level of power that you probably expected. Diesel Freak stage 2 for me and very happy with it.
Did you upgrade your clutch yet
 
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Clutch, I don't even use mine. Once out of second I float the gears. This guy's is an Automatic
 
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I already have the 4 passenger ROPS. Does anyone have any experience with either the soft or hard enclosures?
 
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I couldn't wait to get rid of those Rops..lol
 
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Different strokes, different folks. I couldn’t wait to get the full ROPS so I could install the full soft top for 4 season use as well as provide more safety to the back seat, when occupied (rare). I’m very happy with the oem full soft top.

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Mine came with it and I traded mine with mickeybobs straight across. Then I altered it further to look more like the CJ7. Mine also came with the high back seat that I sold to a 2013 Wrangler owner
 
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Looks good Mpm! I think I would rather go with the soft enclosure mainly because of storage issues when not using it. I'm wondering that since I already have the bimini top could I just get the sides, doors and rear or perhaps leave the binini top on and have this new enclosure go over it. I just use my Roxor for occasional use on secondary/rural roads.
 
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