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Unread 04-17-2002, 08:29 PM   #1
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New CJ7 owner needs info please

Just bought my first Jeep and I need some info on tires and gearing. I have read a few websites but am still in the dark a bit. I plan on putting a 4" suspension lift on it. I am assuming it has stock gearing. What tire size is suggested without having to redo the gearing? I plan on useing it in the winter for back and forth to work, but want to get into wheeling soon. Any advice is appreciated

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Unread 04-17-2002, 10:29 PM   #2
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We need more info. Engine size, trans, and existing gearing. What size tire are you thinking about?
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Unread 04-18-2002, 05:44 AM   #3
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I am not completely sure on the transmission or the gearing. I believe everything is stock. 258 is about all I am sure of. I would like to put 32 or 33s on it after the 4" lift. I am still in the information gathering stage so I am not set on anything. I just dont want to get too big of a tire and have a dog.
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Unread 04-18-2002, 12:38 PM   #4
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You probably have 3.54 gears, they were stock with manual trannies, with 4.10's as an option. Most had 3.54's. You can get away with 33's on those gears, as long as you have a low enough first gear to get you going. They won't be terrible. 4.10's would be better, tho. Checkthe tag numbers on the axles and reference them to a Factory Manual, that'll tell you waht was in them stock, just make sure they weren't swapped somewhere along the line.
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Unread 04-21-2002, 07:01 PM   #5
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What year and model is your jeep? If you have at least 3:31's you can get away with 33's - however, the lower the better. Check for a tag on the front axle or a letter (letters) stamped to the right of the rear differential cover - this will tell you your axle ratios.
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Unread 04-21-2002, 07:23 PM   #6
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I have four cj's, three with T-5's and one with and automatic - all came from the factory with 2:73's. Sucks to be me eh?
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Unread 04-22-2002, 11:26 AM   #7
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Wow, holly wood, that does suck. I still have to check the axles on my '77 project. I'm getting close to getting it on the road, and will be buying some new sneakers soon. I have to see what the axles are, because I have no idea if they have been swapped out before or not.
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