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Old 08-08-2010, 12:00 PM   #1
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regearing again...

Hey just a quick question , with a 1999 sahara with a 44 in the rear and 3.73 would there be a need to regear with 35 inch tires?

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Old 08-08-2010, 12:32 PM   #2
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I think you'll find that most will say you don't "need" to regear....but in order to get some power back from the oversized tires, a regear will be needed.

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Old 08-08-2010, 12:39 PM   #3
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Unless you dont want use of 5th gear, you will need to regear.
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Old 08-08-2010, 12:52 PM   #4
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Like the others said - you won't "need" to regear, but you sure will want to.
I run 32's and 3.73 gears and it is perfect on mine (can even accelerate a decent bit in 5th!) but that would certainly go away if I had 35's on.
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Old 08-08-2010, 01:02 PM   #5
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If you have a 5speed manual, it will turn into a 4speed. You pretty much lose 5th gear unless your cruising on the highway around 75+ mph.
Your gas mileage will plummet too.
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Old 08-08-2010, 03:57 PM   #6
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I don't agree with everyone that says you'll lose 5th gear. I run mine in 5th all the time with 33s. Yes I may have to drop a gear if I'm going up a steep hill, its not as bad as everyone makes it out to be though and its not all the time that I have to drop a gear.

I will say this though, I'm sure I'll be amazed at the difference in power if/when I finally do gear down.....its something I look forward to.

Edit: I always love it when I can get the wind to my back, wind direction plays a huge roll with our Jeeps
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Old 08-08-2010, 05:31 PM   #7
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I don't agree with everyone that says you'll lose 5th gear. I run mine in 5th all the time with 33s.
like you said 33s...
The jump from 33-35 may not seem too much, but as far as performance loss...theres quite a difference.
I personally know 2 people with TJ's, 35's, stock same gears, and 5speed, and both claim that 5th gear is pretty much useless now. Unless cruising at a good speed on the highway.
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Yea, there is a huge difference between 33's and 35's.
I had no issues on 33's. Went to 35's and immediately went to 5.13 gears.

best way to figure it out is to drive someone elses rig that has already done it.
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there is a chart in the some jeep catalogs and I'm sure you can find it online somewhere that will show you the optimum gear for your tire size whether your looking for performance towing or fuel mileage it shows them all. i would guess you'll need a 4:56 ratio with the 35" tires. If you go a lot lower it may cut into top end and fuel mileage, but I will view the chart at work tomorrow and report back unless you find it.
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like you said 33s...
The jump from 33-35 may not seem too much, but as far as performance loss...theres quite a difference.
I personally know 2 people with TJ's, 35's, stock same gears, and 5speed, and both claim that 5th gear is pretty much useless now. Unless cruising at a good speed on the highway.
You're right. I'm sorry about that, completely forgot the OP said 35s in the original post.
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I didnt believe it at first either because i was running 32s with stock gears and it feels fine, plenty of power. I couldnt imagine how much power you do end up losing from a tire thats 3 inches taller and 1 inch wider.
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Here is a great chart for Gear Ratio & Tire Size. Just get the ratio that you think works best for you.

When I switched from 33s to 35s I had so many people telling me what ratio was the best and in the end I went with the 4.88 which works just fine. It is half way between power & better gas mileage. Since it's my daily driver I went down the middle.

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