||07-05-2013 02:22 AM
Im a bonehead
Well the wife just bought a new jeep. 2013 JKU sahara. After we looked at 50 or so locally, we hadn't made up our minds on what we wanted. I had my priorities, she had hers. She made a roadtrip to her parents and she found the one she wanted. I wasn't worried, I thought most Sahara models were pretty close to the same. She brings it home and after a month I really havnt had much time to drive it by myself, until today... After an hour or so I started thinking I was driving a turd. I get home and pull the window sticker out and low and behold we (she) managed to find and buy one with 3.21s.... Every Sahara we test drove (mostly her) had the 3.73 gears, I thought that was standard on the Sahara, dumb move. That was my main priority but I failed to explain to her why.
We already had a lift (terraflex 2.5) and wheels and tires (35s) picked out and was ready to pull the trigger. Now I realize that's really not an option until I change the gears, I think.
Has anyone done the same thing? Am I going to have to drop a grand to swap the gears out? Will it void my warranty? Would putting 4.10s out of a 2012 Rubicon be an option? By a slim chance I might have a line on a set pulled out at 10k miles on the cheap. This really has thrown a kink in our plans.