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Old 09-02-2014, 06:34 PM   #1
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Gearing question

What would be the best gears to run in a 04 tj with an auto and 32/11.50 I see this topic covered a lot and it seems that 4.88 would be great if I had 33's so would 4.56 be better with my 32's or 4.88's

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Old 09-02-2014, 10:01 PM   #2
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What kind of wheelin/drivin do you do?

And lots of discussion here already.

05 tj auto. upgrading to 33" tires what gearing?

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Old 09-03-2014, 05:11 AM   #3
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Mostly highway and sand driving with my ww2 trailer behind it you can really tell how bad the gearing is in the sand I've been reading the posts on what to use if you have 33's but are 4.56 better for the 32's I use
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Old 09-03-2014, 05:18 AM   #4

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The difference between 32"s and 33"s is 1/2" or less (despite the way we refer to them). Either gear set would work fine, the difference between 4.56 and 4.88 if you have a 4.0/auto would be hard to feel, if you want to do 75mph on the highway all day, then 4.56 is probably the better choice, if you want to do 50mph through the sand, then 4.88 edges it's way to being the better option, but honestly you probably wouldn't feel huge differences.
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