Scrambler re-gearing question
FINALLY found a Scrambler and it's on the way from Arizona as we speak.
It has the stock AMC 20 Axle and I am going to immediately put a 2.5" BDS lift and a 1" body lift with 33" tires.
I want to have it regeared, so here is my situation:
This Jeep will be primarily used as my hunting vehicle. I am not trying to Rock crawl or anything remotely close, although it must be capable of driving through muddy roads, hills, etc... in the woods.
Secondly, I hunt about 100 miles away, 80 of which will be on the interstate.
I have researched gearing and conventional wisdom, and the charts, would advise me to go with ~4.11 gears. However, my simpleton math tells me that 3.73 gears should provide roughly 91% of the torque of the 4.11 gears in 1st gear, and 3.91 would provide ~95%, so I shouldn't lose "that much" torque in the lower gears but I should gain speed and gas mileage on the highway.
What would you recommend in this situation?
Thx in advance!