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Unread 11-11-2013, 09:37 PM   #1
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tire size??

I have a 1998 jeep wrangler se. i got a 4" skyjacker lift kit sitting in the garage with plans of running 33" tire but am now wondering if 33s would be too much for the 4 banger. i have 4.10 gears but would i be better off with 31s instead? i really want 33s but if it impacts performance too much than idk. opinions please!

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Go with the 31" tires, unless you want to spend the money to re-gear the axles... IMO
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go with the 31" tires, unless you want to spend the money to re-gear the axles... Imo
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I have a 99 tj and it has a 4cyl 5 spd. I have a 4 inch lift and run 33's with the 4.10 gears. It is very driveable like this and is not as bad as some make it out to be. The only problems you will have are driving on a hwy into a strong wind or going up a big hill you will have to downshift. In town it's not bad at all. Now that being said I am planning on regearing in the next few months to 4.88's.
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It is very driveable like this and is not as bad as some make it out to be.
Your not as bad and my not as bad seem to differ... IMO
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how much does it usually run you to regear?? $$
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how much does it usually run you to regear?? $$
$1,200+...
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Unread 11-12-2013, 02:14 AM   #8
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Your not as bad and my not as bad seem to differ... IMO
That's because you live in the mountains. I ran that exact setup in RI for almost a decade. In a flat area it really is fine.


Throw on the 33's and see how it is. If it's unbearable in Maryland where you llive than save up for a re gear. I bet you'll just save your money. That's what I did. I re geared when I blew up my d35 at 170k. Glad I waited, it was nice but not a requirement for the flat terrain. Then I moved to the mountains and even 4.56s were not enough gear. If you don't live in the Rockies you'll be fIne with 4.10s a five speed and 33s.
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