I'm looking to buy my first Jeep. Well, second if you count the Golden Eagle Power Wheels I had as a kid. I'm definitely going with a six speed 2010, but I've got a question about gearing.
The Jeep will see on-road highway use, it will be limited, but there is a possibility of the occasional 2-3 hour trip. For this reason, I was planning on sticking with the stock 255/75R17 tires and 3.23 gearing. However, the local dealership has just gotten in one EXACTLY like I wanted, except it has the 3.73 gearing.
I know the 3.73 is preferred by many for off-road use, but how much of the road mannerisms will I lose by picking up the 3.73 anyway? (emphasis added for those wanting to skip the jibber-jabber) This dealership is on the small side and typically stocks 2-3 at most.