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post #8 of (permalink) Old 07-24-2003, 02:09 PM
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Re: Have to re-gear if I add 32\" tires on 98 Sahar

Brent,
To answer your original question about gears...I would recomend it. That is assuming 2 things...4.0 and manual tranny. If you have an automatic, the torque converter does a good job of hiding the loss in performance.

As a rule of thumb, 32-33" tires should have 4.10 gears. 35" Should have 4.56 gears.

You can get by with stock gears, but gas mileage and performance will not be as good as they could.

I was running stock gears with 32" tires...then went to 4.10 gears. Night and day difference...especially on the trails. It's also a lot easier on the clutch.

My wife's cheorkee has 31" tires with stock gears. Gas mileage sucks right now because of this. She wants lockers and gears for xmas.
 
 
 
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