Upgrading to 35s (part time) - re-gear necessary? - Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today

Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 06-22-2011, 09:58 PM   #1
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Victoria, Australia
Posts: 147
chrisojk is on a distinguished road
Upgrading to 35s (part time) - re-gear necessary?

Hey guys,

So pretty soon I'll be pulling the trigger on a second set of rims. The initial idea was to get some 33s and swap the wheels for weekend trips.
Then I got to thinking I'd get me some 35s and a 2" lift.

Should I regear? The Jeep is regularly street driven. I'm thinking that I could live with a sluggish Jeep on 35s on my wheeling trips easier than I could with doing 4500rpm on the highway with the standard tyres.

chrisojk is offline   Quote
Old 06-22-2011, 11:24 PM   #2
MTH's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 8,554
MTH is on a distinguished road
Auto or manual? What's your current gear ratio?

Ultimately, you could just try it and see how it goes. Although, for what it's worth, no reasonable gear ratio for 35s would put you at 4k+ RPMs for highway driving on 33s.

2010 JKU "Mountain" Edition
TeraFlex 2.5" Coil Lift : Old Man Emu Nitrocharger Shocks : 33x12.5R15 Goodyear DuraTracs : 15x8 Black Rock 909s : Other Stuff . . .
MTH is offline   Quote
Old 06-23-2011, 04:22 AM   #3
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Victoria, Australia
Posts: 147
chrisojk is on a distinguished road
Ah man I was sure I put that info in my post. Manual - no idea what gear ratio. Australia lacks build sheets so I can't even look it up anywhere.
Might have to ask the dealer.

I wasn't sure how much a difference the regear would make to driving on stock tyres.
chrisojk is offline   Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
4x4 gear oil AayKay TJ General Discussion Forum 1 02-07-2011 04:18 AM
Part time 4wd Peepers General Jeep Discussion 19 01-13-2011 12:29 PM
Part 1: Rust Fixer Part 2: offroading spots CHICAGOJEEPTHING & Texas YJ General Discussion Forum 2 01-10-2011 09:44 PM
What does part time mean when i put it in 4 wheel drive? wyomeeks TJ General Discussion Forum 4 07-24-2010 10:24 PM
couple of STUPID Questions Beeker TJ General Discussion Forum 12 03-16-2006 10:30 AM

Download our Mobile App

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:04 AM.

User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC
« Back

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner