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Old 11-15-2010, 10:48 AM   #1
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Gear and Tire question

I've got 32" tires right now. I'm gonna need new ones soon and I was wanting to bump up to 33" tires. I think I have 3.73 gears now....not positive. Anyway...should I look into getting a new set of gears if i get 33" tires and if so...What set of gears would work well. I'm not doing much off roading.... just a woods trail every now and then when I go to my cabin. Nothing serious. Thanks in advance.

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Old 11-15-2010, 10:51 AM   #2
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I'd leave it alone...not worth the money if your not offroad more

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Old 11-15-2010, 11:20 AM   #3
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I have 32 inch tires a 2.5 lift and 3.07 gears . Do I wish I had 3.73,s yes but I,m not paying for a change . I did alot of research and it,s not worth it for the driving I do . I don,t off road and have zero interest in trying it .

My Wrangler runs very well drives fine and rides ok . I use all the gears in my 5 speed get ok milage and run 60/65 mph on the road .

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Old 11-15-2010, 11:42 AM   #4
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Oops. I think I do have 3.07 gears. And it is also lifted 4 inches. So you guys don't think going up an inch to 33" tires and not changing the gears is gonna hurt me. I didn't know if it would ruin the trans or motor or anything.
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I'd find a set of axles out of a 4 banger and swap um....at least they will have 4.10's
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Old 11-15-2010, 11:55 AM   #6
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hmmmmm....alright well thanks for all the input. Maybe I'll just stick to 32"? decisions. haha
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I think 33 inch tires will look better with a 4 inch lift but it will not perform the best with 3.07 gearing. However, if you do not demand a lot of power or low crawling speed capabilities, you should be okay with the 3.07 gears. There are quite a few members on here that have 33 inch tires with 3.07 gears.
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Old 11-15-2010, 12:03 PM   #8
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Alrighty. Thanks for all the info guys!
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Old 11-15-2010, 02:03 PM   #9
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Won't hurt anything but your feelings when you get passed by the grannies... Try it, if you hate it you can either regear or downsize the tires..... I have 33's and 3:07's and I'm doing fine....
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what engine and tranny do you have?
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Old 11-15-2010, 03:51 PM   #11
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I have a 5 spd Manual with the 4.0L
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I have a 5 spd Manual with the 4.0L
you'll want 4.56 gears for 33s.
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Old 11-15-2010, 10:03 PM   #13
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4.56 gears. Is that for optimum speed? Power? I'm kinda new to the whole switching gears thing.
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I have 4:56's for my Tj and I've got 32"s it does great except for that I'm running a bit high rpms on the highway. But 33's would be perfect
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I'm now running 4.56 in my Jeep with 33x12.50s which makes it easier to drive at freeway speeds after the extra weight of the tires, armor, and winch.

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