gears for 32's? - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep Grand Cherokee & Commander Forums > ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum > gears for 32's?

FS: Wranger BRIGHT License Plate LED! Just $3! Great valueThanksgiving/Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals at JeepinOutfBlack Friday Sale!!

Reply
Unread 06-17-2009, 06:45 PM   #1
muckcityjeep
Registered User
1995 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Mount Holly, NJ
Posts: 32
gears for 32's?

I was gonna make the jump to 33x12.5 after having my 31's for a year and thinking they look small now but then I realized my wheels were only 7 inches wide and were relatively new. Since buying new wheels is out of the picture I figured I would just move to 32x11.5 instead.

My question is Im still at stock gearing (3.55) and was wondering whether 4.10 or 4.56 would be better. I did use the gear ratio calculator in the FAQ's but I just wanted some personal opinions

muckcityjeep is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 06-17-2009, 06:52 PM   #2
Bama_WJ
Web Wheeler
 
Bama_WJ's Avatar
2001 WJ 
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Owens Cross Roads, AL
Posts: 3,770
I would make the jump to 4.56 since you have the 4.0 as well as to prepare you for the future just in case you decide to run 33s.
__________________
Daniel
1 Ton WJ Build In Progress

The Daily: 2011 Chevy Cruze Eco - Trifecta tuned and 37+ MPG

Wife's Jeep: 2006 WK Overland - OME HD Lift, 265/70/17 BFG AT's, 1.25" SpiderTrax wheel spacers, 3" Gibson Cat-Back

North Alabama Jeep
42RE Vent Mod - Seal your transmission!
YouTube. - My Video Channel
Facebook - Wheeling Pictures/Videos
The Jeep Wave. Bringing it back.
Bama_WJ is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 06-17-2009, 07:47 PM   #3
gatorayde
Registered User
1999 WJ 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Crystal Lake, IL
Posts: 3,334
x2 for 4.56's. That's what my plan is with 32's (then when they are worn, bump up to 33's)
gatorayde is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 06-17-2009, 09:59 PM   #4
MoonyJohn
Mountain Climber
 
MoonyJohn's Avatar
2004 WJ 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: West Linn, Oregon
Posts: 6,680
I'd bump to 4.10, just cause you'd get better freeway mileage, especially if you drive it 95% on the pavement. Its also a god balance for power too.

My friends explorer runs 3.73 on his 33's and gets pretty good mileage. 4.10 would be perfect.
__________________
"Water covers 3/4 of the earth, Jeep covers the rest"
MoonyJohn is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 06-17-2009, 10:00 PM   #5
gatorayde
Registered User
1999 WJ 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Crystal Lake, IL
Posts: 3,334
Right, but 4.56's give head room if he wants to go up to 33's.
gatorayde is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 06-17-2009, 10:02 PM   #6
xJoshxx
Web Wheeler
 
xJoshxx's Avatar
2012 WK 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Burlington, Kentucky
Posts: 5,500
Quote:
Originally Posted by gatorayde View Post
Right, but 4.56's give head room if he wants to go up to 33's.
3.73 to 4.10 wouldnt be a huge change right? kinda like changing from 3.73 to 3.93?

But rayde is stock 3.55's
__________________
Interested in Amsoil? Sold4" Hybrid lift TeraFlex coils IRO Adjustable LA's Jks tracbar 1.25spidertrax spacers 265/75/16 Dura-tracs
Quote:
Originally Posted by moPowered View Post
The SRt-8's are a liberty design.
2011 WK2 ORA2
2012 WK2 SRT8
xJoshxx is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 06-17-2009, 10:05 PM   #7
gatorayde
Registered User
1999 WJ 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Crystal Lake, IL
Posts: 3,334
It depends on how you drive really. It will be different for sure but it all depends.

I know, and 32's will be on hopefully this weekend so I need to make up my mind soon (whether to keep the turdy 5 and regear or buy a d44a and regear).
gatorayde is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 06-17-2009, 10:44 PM   #8
herrmy
Registered User
2002 WJ 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: St. Louis
Posts: 245
If you didn't care about mileage (since it's a Jeep!), would 4.56 or 4.10 be better for power and acceleration on the street?
__________________
ROLL TIDE!!!
2002 Grand Cherokee 4.7 HO
3" IRO Coils, MX6's, JKS Adj Trackbar, Rancho SS, KOR Dual SS, Addco rear, BBK 70mm TB, K&N CAI, Magnaflow catback w/ high flow cat and 265/75 M/T MTZ's on 16" M/T Classic II's
herrmy is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 06-17-2009, 10:46 PM   #9
xJoshxx
Web Wheeler
 
xJoshxx's Avatar
2012 WK 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Burlington, Kentucky
Posts: 5,500
Quote:
Originally Posted by herrmy View Post
If you didn't care about mileage (since it's a Jeep!), would 4.56 or 4.10 be better for power and acceleration on the street?
4.10s will be great.
__________________
Interested in Amsoil? Sold4" Hybrid lift TeraFlex coils IRO Adjustable LA's Jks tracbar 1.25spidertrax spacers 265/75/16 Dura-tracs
Quote:
Originally Posted by moPowered View Post
The SRt-8's are a liberty design.
2011 WK2 ORA2
2012 WK2 SRT8
xJoshxx is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 06-17-2009, 10:47 PM   #10
gatorayde
Registered User
1999 WJ 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Crystal Lake, IL
Posts: 3,334
4.56's would be a lot better if he didn't care about mileage.
gatorayde is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 06-17-2009, 10:51 PM   #11
herrmy
Registered User
2002 WJ 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: St. Louis
Posts: 245
Quote:
Originally Posted by xJoshxx View Post
4.10s will be great.
Why? Wouldn't 4.56's be better acceleration? In case your wondering, I go wheeling with a buddy that has a 5.9 Durango and it's always a competition to see whose Vehicle is better. I, obviously, am more capable off road, but he always wants to race and I don't give a crap about mpgs so what gears would be better to smoke him at the strip? And yes, i have taken my lifted Jeep on m/t's to the drag strip in case your wondering!
__________________
ROLL TIDE!!!
2002 Grand Cherokee 4.7 HO
3" IRO Coils, MX6's, JKS Adj Trackbar, Rancho SS, KOR Dual SS, Addco rear, BBK 70mm TB, K&N CAI, Magnaflow catback w/ high flow cat and 265/75 M/T MTZ's on 16" M/T Classic II's
herrmy is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 06-17-2009, 11:00 PM   #12
the88thpianoman
Registered User
2003 WJ 
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 5,252
Quote:
Originally Posted by herrmy View Post
Why? Wouldn't 4.56's be better acceleration? In case your wondering, I go wheeling with a buddy that has a 5.9 Durango and it's always a competition to see whose Vehicle is better. I, obviously, am more capable off road, but he always wants to race and I don't give a crap about mpgs so what gears would be better to smoke him at the strip? And yes, i have taken my lifted Jeep on m/t's to the drag strip in case your wondering!
Higher gears = better acceleration. 4.56 will get you up and moving a lot faster than 4.10.
__________________
2003 WJ in Jeep Green Metallic, 4.0/242/4.10's. 4" Teraflex springs w/ RE monotube shocks and IRO short arms, cheap intake w/ amsoil filter, 2.5" hi flow cat and back exhaust, lots of lights and other misc crap.

Check out my build thread here: Life lessons and budget build
the88thpianoman is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 06-17-2009, 11:11 PM   #13
herrmy
Registered User
2002 WJ 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: St. Louis
Posts: 245
Quote:
Originally Posted by the88thpianoman View Post
Higher gears = better acceleration. 4.56 will get you up and moving a lot faster than 4.10.
Cool! Thanks!
__________________
ROLL TIDE!!!
2002 Grand Cherokee 4.7 HO
3" IRO Coils, MX6's, JKS Adj Trackbar, Rancho SS, KOR Dual SS, Addco rear, BBK 70mm TB, K&N CAI, Magnaflow catback w/ high flow cat and 265/75 M/T MTZ's on 16" M/T Classic II's
herrmy is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 06-17-2009, 11:14 PM   #14
gatorayde
Registered User
1999 WJ 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Crystal Lake, IL
Posts: 3,334
Quote:
Originally Posted by the88thpianoman View Post
Higher gears = better acceleration. 4.56 will get you up and moving a lot faster than 4.10.
It's lower gears, not higher.
gatorayde is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 06-17-2009, 11:23 PM   #15
MoonyJohn
Mountain Climber
 
MoonyJohn's Avatar
2004 WJ 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: West Linn, Oregon
Posts: 6,680
I still think 4.10 would be the perfect balance for power and mileage. You probably want lower rpms if your DD.
__________________
"Water covers 3/4 of the earth, Jeep covers the rest"
MoonyJohn is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.
Note: All free e-mails have been banned due to mis-use. (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.)
Don't have a non-free e-mail address? Click here for a solution: Manual Account Creation
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Thread Tools


Suggested Threads





Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.