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Old 06-22-2011, 09:58 PM   #1
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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.


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Old 06-22-2011, 11:24 PM   #2
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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.

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Old 06-23-2011, 04:22 AM   #3
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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.
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