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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-25-2001, 11:48 PM
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gears vs tire size

can anyone tell me what would be a good tire size for 5.13 gears. i have a stock t-case and stock 1300.i got a good deal on the axles and would like to keep it running as normal as possible. thanks for your help---jeff

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Re: gears vs tire size

(Sounds like 31's would be good for those gears.)
Oops, guess I really meant 33's, sorry, I was thinking of 4:56's [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/blush.gif[/img]
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33s would be better. i run 5.12s and a 4.16 box with 33s and i am alittle low on the freeway. it pulled 35s just right. mike

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Re: gears vs tire size

I think that these sites will help. There are other sites too. So do a search on this BBS. This topic has had good discussion.
http://www.off-road.com/suzuki/tech/spreads.htm
and
http://www.off-road.com/suzuki/tech/tiregear.htm

Also, if memory serves me RRO has some good information about wheel/gear combinations.
http://www.rocky-road.com/zukdrive.html

And, as always, contact Brent a Trail Tough for good informaton.
http://www.trailtough.com/

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Re: gears vs tire size

31's would scream with those gears on the highway. Look more to 33's to get good highway performance from your 5.13s.

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thanks for the info ,any other info would be apreciated thanks

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Re: gears vs tire size

Believe it or not I run Yukon 5.38's with P235 75 R15 tires. The tires are about a 1/2" smaller than a 30 inch tire. At 65 mph(checked with my GPS) I'm running about 4600 rpm. and about 4000 rpm at 55 mph. Even though it is geared a little low for the highway I don't mind. It is much better driving than the stock gears were with this tire. And the reduction, which is about 40%, works great for those muddy trails we get here in the midwest. Sometimes I think the super low transfer case gears are sometimes too low for the muddy stuff, but are great for the rocks.

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Man! That's pretty low for those tires. You can probably chirp tires in 2nd gear with that setup.

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