Do the gearing brotha! It's like $1200 for parts and labor and you'll be happy. To get good clearance with them tires I'd do a 3.25"-4" Lift. I did the 3.25" and they'll clear 32's no prob.
2006 SE 2.4L(4 angry squirrels under the hood)
3.25" RC lift with quick discos, 31X10.50R15 Firestone Destination MT's mounted on 15X8 Black D Windowed Wheels with 4" BS, Magna Flow Exhaust, K&N Air Filter, Bushwacker Rocker and Corner Guards.
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