Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: highlands ranch
Rubicon Unlimited re gear question
New to Jeeps coming from an FJ Cruiser. Love the Rubicon, but the stock gearing is killing me on the hills of Highway 70.
I have a 2011 JK Unlimited Rubicon, and am thinking I will be keeping it stock as far as tires, and lifts go. I have read the charts, but was looking for some opinions as to the best gear ratio for the stock Rubi negotiating the I-70 passes and such. I live in the Littleton area, and will be traversing those hills often come ski season, and can't stand the constant transmission hunting.
Is 5.38 overkill in the stock Rubi? Should I look 5.13? Any reviews are appreciated.
By the way I love the Rubicon, it fits my needs very well, just have to figure out the re gear.
Thanks for any info