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Old 06-10-2013, 01:47 PM   #1
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Needing some gearing advice before I pick up my 13 JKUR

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First off, I've been reading around on the forum for a few weeks now and finally registered. Anyhow, I recently placed a down payment on a JKUR and am needing some gearing advice before I pick it up. I had originally put my down payment on a billet Rubicon and long story short, before I made it home, the dealership my local dealership was getting it from sold it. So, as I'm awaiting the black Rubicon they found I was curious as to which gears I should shoot for. I don't have the actual build sheet of the Rubicon yet (I'm not committed to the Jeep if it isn't what we discussed via an in person meeting and phone calls) so, I'm unsure whether it has the 3.73s or the 4.10s. I was told it is an auto so, it could be either. Anyhow, I live in eastern KY so most of my time will be spent on two lane roads, hills, and some highway driving (plus, I recently moved to an apartment closer to school which is on a fairly steep hill.) It'll be rare that I'll be on an interstate so, I'm leaning towards 4.10s. Would it be worth my money to have them put 4.10s in it before I take it home or should I stick with 3.73s? For now, I'm going to remain stock because I'm in nursing school. Eventually I will probably stick some 35s on with at least a 2.5" lift but, that will be at least 2-3 years down the road. This will be my DD with some off roading when I get some breaks from school (or maybe to relieve some stress from school? ) Sorry for the rambling but, I'm trying to hurry before class starts lol. Thanks for any help and I'm glad to be a part of the forum!

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Old 06-10-2013, 02:02 PM   #2
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A regear will run you 1200-2000 so no it's not worth getting them put in before. You'd be better off ordering the jeep with 4.10's for much less. Mountains and high elevation(like Rocky Mountains) are a need for steeper gears, hills aren't as demanding as mountains. You can push 35's with 3.73 gears, in fact many people do. It's up to you which ones you want to get. With 4.10 it'll be a bit peppier but lower gas mileage

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Old 06-10-2013, 02:11 PM   #3
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A regear will run you 1200-2000 so no it's not worth getting them put in before. You'd be better off ordering the jeep with 4.10's for much less. Mountains and high elevation(like Rocky Mountains) are a need for steeper gears, hills aren't as demanding as mountains. You can push 35's with 3.73 gears, in fact many people do. It's up to you which ones you want to get. With 4.10 it'll be a bit peppier but lower gas mileage
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Old 06-10-2013, 06:33 PM   #4
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I have a 2013 JKU on 35s with 3.73s and it has plenty of power. In the 9 mos I have had it I can't recall ever having the feeling that it lacked power. Drove some of the Blue Ridge Parkway this past weekend and it was great.
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Old 06-10-2013, 06:39 PM   #5
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I had a 12 sahara unlimited with 3.73's and 35 nitto's , traded it got a 13 ruby unlimited 4.10 , big difference couldnt be happier , go with the rubi , go with the 4.10's
just installed 315 70 17 duratracs and after a procal setup i cant even tell the difference in rpm's etc
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Old 06-10-2013, 07:47 PM   #6
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Just a heads up if you come to WV to wheel or is your near ashland and go to rush offroad park or closer to Harland you are gonna want the 4.10's I have them and they are great for dealing with the constant up and down, the 4.10's also are really nice in traffic. If you keep it around 70 on the highway it will get around 17.5-18 mpg. good luck with your Jeep!
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Old 06-10-2013, 09:32 PM   #7
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I really appreciate all the replies! The dealer should have it within a day or two so, I'll report back and let you all know whats up. I'm just excited to finally be a part of the Wrangler family. I've been driving a Nissan Titan since I turned 17 (now has a 6" lift and 35" nittos but, it's going to my step dad for a work truck) and an 08 Grand Prix to save on gas because my Titan ranged from 9-12 MPG lol (GP now going to a step brother). The reason I was so concerned about the gearing is because I never regeared my Titan (huge mistake because I felt like I lost all my power) so, I didn't want to make the same mistake twice. I think I'm going to be thrilled with the Rubicon regardless of gearing.

Again, I really appreciate the replies and look forward to being a part of the Wrangler community and a part of this forum
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:39 PM   #8
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The dealership called me at 8:45AM and I was the proud new owner by 11:30AM It's a 2013 Black JKUR, auto, painted hard top and fenders, black cloth w/ saddle accents, 430N, and 3.73s. I decided to stick with the 3.73s for now (really just fell in love with the Jeep) and will consider a regear based on mods in the future. I took the front two panels off before I even left the car lot lol I can't wait to get a prettier day and get it naked!
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:55 PM   #9
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Congrats on the new Jeep! Let the mods begin!!! Taking off the doors and tops is the greatest thing!
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Old 06-12-2013, 07:31 AM   #10
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Mods will take a little time but, I can't wait. Already flipped my mirror and it helps a ton. I'm a bigger guy (6'3"-6'4") so, the mirror flip was much needed lol

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