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Old 06-23-2014, 04:45 PM
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All terrain vs mud terrain

I'm thinking about making my Jeep my daily driver which would mean about 70 miles on average for every day I work. I currently have 32" mud-terrains and am wondering if the mileage would improve enough to make it worth switching to all-terrains? Thanks!

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I don't know how much the mileage would improve, but noise and tire wear would be much better! So would be worth the savings in tire life. Not to mention the all-terrains will be better on wet roads. If you commute that far though it would probably be cheaper in the long run to get a old 4 cylinder car off of craigslist that gets good mileage. I know I would spend an extra $300 a month in gas if I drove my jeep daily instead of the car.

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Yeah if not for the mileage I'm definitely still considering it because of road noise. I have a car now that I drive to work but I want to get rid of it. Tossing around a lot of ideas. Decisions decisions. Thanks for the response.
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What kind of transmission and gearing do you currently have with those 32's?
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I have whatever the stock transmission would be...it's an 05' 6 cylinder, 6 speed transmission. I believe the gears are probably stock also. But I've downloaded a few speedometer apps on my phone to check if the speedo was correct and the apps were dead on with the speedometer.
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I'm getting at the mileage being affected by 32's and the related costs of the three options vs benefit.

1. Regear to increase mileage (in my opinion not worth it unless you are absolutely certain you are sticking with tire size "x").

2. Buy new tires (same size) in an AT pattern in hopes of getting a significant mileage increase.

3. Buy new tires in a size that matches your gear ratio for the best performance/mpg.
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Also, the gearing was different for different axles and configurations, so "stock" is a broad range. You have a tag on the axle differential cover with numbers stamped into it, your gear ratio is the first set.

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