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bigger tires witch gear should i use?


 
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2005 4:27 pm    Post subject: bigger tires witch gear should i use? Reply with quote

I have a 00 wrangler and i want to put bigger tires on. I would like to go either 35 or 37 in tires. I was just seeing if there is any siggestions on what gears i should use the 4.88 or what not. I am looking for the best gears for highway and off road use. And weather or not i need to change both the front and rear gears. Any info on this subject would be useful as i am a newly owned jeeper for about 1 month now. thanks alot.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2005 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You didn't state what transmission....however, if you have stock axles, the lowest you can go is 4.88.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2005 1:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And if I'm reading your question correctly, if you change gears in one axle, you have to change the other also.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2005 5:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

37s on a daily driver wrangler? that sounds a little to big to me...thats just my .2 cents
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2005 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Daily driver? 33" would be big enough for me.

Don't know your state laws requirement either. For example, VA only allows the bumper to rise 24" from stock height from what I understand. Will they enforce it, I don't know.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2005 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you want to do 35" you could get away with the stock shafts if you are not heavy on the skinny pedal. 37" will require you to upgrade stock axle shafts to Alloys Usa's Chromoly or the like. 4.88's is the way to go with 37's and 4.56 will do for 35's but yes you do have to change out both diff's. Also something to think about, you need much more clearance for 35' and even more for 37's some more food for thought. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2005 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eye4Mud wrote:
If you want to do 35" you could get away with the stock shafts if you are not heavy on the skinny pedal. 37" will require you to upgrade stock axle shafts to Alloys Usa's Chromoly or the like. 4.88's is the way to go with 37's and 4.56 will do for 35's but yes you do have to change out both diff's. Also something to think about, you need much more clearance for 35' and even more for 37's some more food for thought. Very Happy
If he's got the D44. He didn't specify what rear he has.
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