Do I need different gears to run 265/75R16 tires? - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > YJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > YJ Tech Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 05-26-2010, 01:39 PM   #1
Jeeper
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 15
Do I need different gears to run 265/75R16 tires?

I have a 4cyl 1990 wrangler and 3" suspension lift. The stock gears are 4.10s and I was thinking of regearing to 4.88s, should I do this, or are the 4.10s plenty to run those tires? Thanks.

PJBASEBALL99 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-26-2010, 02:04 PM   #2
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
 
schnutzy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: ring side seats to the the country's largest circus
Posts: 28,191
Send a message via AIM to schnutzy
4.10s should be fine for those. its about a 31 inch tire, but that is as big as you might want to go with those gears. any bigger tires and you would lose a lot of power.

__________________
clinging on to sanity, one motorcycle at a time.
schnutzy is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-26-2010, 02:04 PM   #3
Jeeper
 
InfernoGirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Newburgh IN
Posts: 11,419
That's about a 32x10.5" tire. You can run them with the proper lift, bs, etc. As far as gearing, they'll be hard on a 4cyl, and you will get a million different opinions as to do it or not. Try them and see if you can stand it... Depends on your geography, and type driving you do mainly. I run 33's on 3:07's which everyone says is the most awful thing in the world, and that if I had a lick of sense I'd be slitting my wrists daily with this set up... But you know, for me it's ok, I drive every where I want to and yes it's a dog on hills, but I put up with it....
__________________

Dirty Mudder column covers|

'01 Wrangler Sport, Sienna Pearl Mine
'07 Rubicon 2D, Flame Red His
'11 Wrangler Sport 4D, Black Ours...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kate View Post
Not every girl, is a Jeep girl. We're a special breed.
InfernoGirl is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need help with tires BywaterJeepGuy Tires & Wheels 3 10-01-2009 02:02 PM
Snow Tires & Rims Recommendations Rob_Feature YJ General Discussion Forum 18 09-25-2009 08:23 PM
Tires/ Wheels for sale- Birmingham, AL branty Classifieds Archive 2 04-14-2008 10:58 PM
Gear caluclation? How to keep ratio's same as factory with big tires? branty TJ Tech Forum 7 03-18-2008 11:03 PM
Small tires (205,215,225) Willis YJ General Discussion Forum 11 07-13-2007 07:00 AM



Download our Mobile App

» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:53 PM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC