I'm slowly learning all this "Jeep" stuff - and lovin' it - but have another dilemma I'm curious about.
Just read a thread on weight vs regearing.
Also seen the "gear charts". Still unsure if I want/should regear.
2012 JK 2 door
Smittybilt XRC front & rear steal bumpers with rear swing out tire carrier
Quadratec Q9000 winch
Smittybilt side rails
16" steel wheels (including spare on rear)
Nitto 33" Trail Grapplers
I do lots of highway driving (put 5,000 miles on it and haven't even had it 2 months yet1) with plenty of hills.
Plenty of city driving.
Hopes to get off road a lot - mostly trail driving in dirt and mud. No rock crawling.
So - if I want to increase my on road power/driving experience and mpg - would regearing help? According to "the charts" I'm in the sweet spot with the 3.73's.
I also understand the torque converter is responsible for most of my sluggish/bogged down feeling, cuz if I stomp on the gas, and get a downshift, I do just fine.
I will be going to Duratracs when these tires get shot - but that's gonna be awhile.
I'm happy with the vehicle & mods - but want to get "happier"
Thanks for any input/advice!