09-05-2019, 01:43 PM
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Area Code 530
IMO, its not worth the cost to drop from 5.13 to 4.88. It might or might not be worth it to drop from 5.13 to 4.56 depending upon your economic situation.
I would definitely not
recommend 4.27 gears for that transmission with 35" tires.
generally likes gears a step lower than my usual preference, probably because he lives at altitude and contends with mountain roads on a daily basis, which explains why he thinks 4.88 gears for your transmission and tire combination would be ideal and I would be inclined to suggest 4.56.
Area Code 530
'06 Jeep "LJ" Rubicon, '46 Bantam T3-C trailer
Past Jeeps: '49 Willys Wagon, '54 CJ-3B, '65 CJ-5,
'83 CJ-7, '97 ZJ