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Old 05-26-2010, 12:39 PM
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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.
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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.

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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....
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