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Old 06-14-2011, 12:49 AM   #1
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what should i get??

I need ideas of what I should add to my jeep simple and easy add ons thanks!
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Old 06-14-2011, 01:05 AM   #2
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that thing is beggin for bigger tires, dont buy anything, just save up for some 35s and a regear

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Old 06-14-2011, 01:07 AM   #3
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Old 06-14-2011, 01:08 AM   #4
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This jeep came with 33's but we had to get new ones but yes I want bigger would it be better if I just went to 35's or even bigger??
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What's your budget?
Eh maybe a grand
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that thing is beggin for bigger tires, dont buy anything, just save up for some 35s and a regear
Sorry for being dumb but what's a regear
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Sorry for being dumb but what's a regear
putting different gears in your axles keeps your jeep from being sluggish and slow after puttig big tires on it..the bigger the tires the bigger (numerically) the gears you need..most stock jeeps are 3.07 or 3.73..Rubicons are 4.10...and you can regear to 4.56 4.88 5.13 and the list does on and on...use the search function on here and read up on them..you'll want to start lookin at it if you plan on ever getting bigger tires
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Thanks alot for the help and the explanation with the regear thanks!
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Sorry for being dumb but what's a regear
A regear is when you swap out the gears in your axles. Higher gears will compensate for the power loss you obtain when you get larger tires. Typically people regear when getting 33's + it makes a world of difference, especially offroad.


Do you have the stock skid? If so you could upgrade to either savvy skid or UCF. A regear would be nice too, especially if you want to get bigger tires. What axles do you have?
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By any chance do you know how much it will cost for me to regear
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Old 06-14-2011, 01:26 AM   #11
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Old 06-14-2011, 01:27 AM   #12
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By any chance do you know how much it will cost for me to regear
Typically anywhere fron 900-1500 depending on where you go. Best to shop around. Its also the prime time to install a locker aswell becuse they are already working on your diff.
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Old 06-14-2011, 01:30 AM   #13
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Man I need a job for this kind of money my dad wont buy me everything. Hahah
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Old 06-14-2011, 01:41 AM   #14
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Haha indeed, it's an expensive hobby.
But loads of fun. There are plenty of other options for upgrades that are not so expensive, but are very beneficial. Expecially if you are going to wheel it.
You could look into the currie antirock swaybar. Or currie steering. New brakes to compensate for the larger more heavy tires. The list could go forever.
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Old 06-14-2011, 01:48 AM   #15
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I know next to nothing about jeeps hence the reason why I joined the forums, I have a problem when I go up hills kinda steep but paved roads the jeep just seems sluggish I don't think I can push it past 55 I know that's bad but does that deal with the tire size and the regear or is it the engine I have a 99 tj automatic 4.0 L
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You came to the perfect place, WF has a ton of reliable and credible jeep wizards.

A regear would help that problem a lot.
I believe your tj is a 3 spd. I'm not 100% sure, but a gear ratio of 4.56's might be the correct ratio for your 33 inch tires. BUT if you plan to go larger, depending on how much larger that could change.
If you were to get 35's it is also necessary to beef up your axles with new chromoly shafts if you will be wheeling it. Those heavy tires could snap your axle shafts if they were under too much pressure.
But in all honestly 33's get the job done. I'm running 33's on my tj and have had no issues on trails here in southern California.
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Old 06-14-2011, 02:06 AM   #17
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I have 31's on right now so do you think I should put in the 4.56.
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Old 06-14-2011, 02:16 AM   #18
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Sorry, I was under the impression that you had 33's
With 31's there is no need to regear, if you decide to get larger tires, then a regear would be beneficial. Are your 31's new?
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Old 06-14-2011, 02:19 AM   #19
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I believe so
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Keep those until they are dead. Don't even worry about the regear right now.
I can see by your picture that you don't have a winch. That's another option.
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Me and my dad were think about I light rack but the more I look at the front I want a light rack and a new front pipe bumper
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Old 06-14-2011, 02:43 AM   #22
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That's the beauty of owning a jeep, there are so many available modifications you can do, especially for the tj. The only bummer is that its expensive haha.
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Haha yes but I plan on own this jeep till the day the wheels fall off but before then its going to look and drive like a beast
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Haha, well from the looks of your picture it is well on its way.
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Old 06-14-2011, 07:23 AM   #25
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Thanks for all the help
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No problem, when you do upgrade let us know what you did and post up spme pics. This forum loves pics.
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A regear is when you swap out the gears in your axles. Higher gears will compensate for the power loss you obtain when you get larger tires. Typically people regear when getting 33's + it makes a world of difference, especially offroad.


Do you have the stock skid? If so you could upgrade to either savvy skid or UCF. A regear would be nice too, especially if you want to get bigger tires. What axles do you have?
Lower gears, higher #........
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Lower gears, higher #........
That's what I meant to say, just didn't word it correctly. Thanks for clearing it up.

To the op, so there is no confusion, the higher the number the lower the gears. Ex. Gearing of 4.88'swould be lower than a gearing of 4.56's.
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And I want lower right?
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Wrangler06 beat me to it. Man I need to type faster.
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