07-30-2007, 01:40 PM
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: FT COLLINS CO
Question on gearing
OK, so have alot of experience in mudding. Now live in the Rockies, and have begun 4 wheelin here. Have a 99 Wrangler, 4squirrel model, with 29" tires, 4:10 rear, 5 speed.
Mountain trails are alot different, need the slow, granny gear, which mine doesn't seem to have for crawling over rocks, not blasting through mud holes....
So what is my best bet? If I go to a 31 or 32" tire, can I slow the Jeep down? Looking to be able to go slower over the rocks, when in 4 low.
If I go to the Rubicon model, should I get the auto or manual?
Seems like you could ride the brake in Low/Low.....
Know the Rubi has 4:1 transfer case where as mine is like 2.3???
Really would like to keep my 4 banger, as it is a cheap great vehicle, but how do I slow it down, or increase the revs while in low/low to crawl over the rocks instead of having to use the clutch????? It just seems to go too fast over the rocks, and especially going downhill.
Will definately need bigger tires/lift, as the moderate trails we've done, I'm still scraping the skid plate on the gas tank pretty good......