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Unread 10-11-2012, 09:26 AM   #16
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Unread 10-11-2012, 09:51 AM   #17
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Regear first, then get new tires. You'll be a lot happier.
Iím just the opposite, I like to install larger tires first and then regear. That way I can feel and enjoy the gear change on a more personal basis. Thereís no right or wrong way in doing it (gear change) in whatever order just as long as you do.
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Unread 10-11-2012, 10:38 AM   #18
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I’m just the opposite, I like to install larger tires first and then regear. That way I can feel and enjoy the gear change on a more personal basis. There’s no right or wrong way in doing it (gear change) in whatever order just as long as you do.
I agree. However, don't fear the gear either. It's really hard to overgear

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Unread 10-11-2012, 11:08 AM   #19
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I agree. However, don't fear the gear either. It's really hard to overgear

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Oh I donít, I like lower gears but within reason though. There hasnít been a reason to regear my 2012 but on my í08 I went with 5.13s because that is what most people were saying that worked best with 35s and the auto. Having no experience with the JKs at the time, it turned out to be a wise choice. If I were to do all over again (í08) I would consider 5.38s next time around.
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Unread 10-11-2012, 07:35 PM   #20
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Get the tire size you really want to run FIRST! Then decide on how the jeep feels power wise. I do agree that it's hard to over gear though. If nonrubi 5.13 on anything other than stock tires if Rubi 5.38's. Im running 5.38's with my 37's and wish I could go even lower.
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Unread 10-11-2012, 07:38 PM   #21
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Answered alot of the same questions i have. Thanks for the advice guys!!!!!
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Unread 10-12-2012, 02:51 AM   #22
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I have decided to go with Nitto Dune Grappler 305/70-17, the tire measures 33.82 inches. I am going to buy a superchip programmer and see if that will help everything adjust to the bigger tires. If I feel I have to regear, I wil put 5.38 gearing in. Thanks everyone for your help!
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