04 LJ w 3.73 gears and 4 speed auto. Thinking about going to 4.88 gearing... currently running 33" tires but want to go to 35".. too much gearing? Thanks.
Not for the auto trans. Manual, sure, but the auto has a ridiculously tall overdrive at .69 vs .79 for the manual. Big difference.4:88's are just in the range for 35's, and if you ever decide in the future that they are too pricey and feel 33's will get the job done, then you are right in the sweet spot gear wise.
ThanksThe fear of a weak pinion is unfounded. Go as low as you can go. Especially with 35s and especially with the 42rle.