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post #31 of 45 Old 07-17-2012, 04:31 PM Thread Starter
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Just FYI, the 2012+ has a different engine and transmission and does require different gears than a comparible 2007-2011 3.8L model. Previously DAK09 was quoting "performance" gearsets for a 2007-2011 JK with 35" tires. Consult the 2012+ (3.6L) charts for your regear, it is confusing at first, but best not to get mixed up between the 3.6L and 3.8L when choosing to regear your JK.
So do I need to re-gear or will I be ok??

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post #32 of 45 Old 07-18-2012, 03:40 AM Thread Starter
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OK now to decide for 17" or 18"?? pro and cons please, other than $$$ ??
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post #33 of 45 Old 07-18-2012, 07:43 AM
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I just installed the RK 2.5" kit with Bilstein 5100s...I've only got about 75 miles on it so far, but Im very happy with the quality of the kit and the ride!

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OK now to decide for 17" or 18"?? pro and cons please, other than $$$ ??
Probably just personal preference between 17 or 18s...

I personally prefer less wheel and more rubber...thats typically better for offroad and it gives it more an "offroad Jeep" look...however 17-18 really wont make a huge difference. The 18s will cost you more obviously and the tires for the 18 will probably be a few bucks more...as far as tire availability anything you want would probably be available in either, so thats a non-factor.

Personal preference really!

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post #35 of 45 Old 07-18-2012, 10:54 AM
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Seriously, look into some 15"s. you can get tires and wheels for about the same price as 17" tires alone....and down the road you'll save a ton of money when it comes time for new tires.
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so the only difference with 17" and 18" is the price? no difference in ride? height? or gas milage??
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so the only difference with 17" and 18" is the price? no difference in ride? height? or gas milage??
yes. and 3x no.
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so the only difference with 17" and 18" is the price? no difference in ride? height? or gas milage??
Tires i notice offroading minimum is 30 or 32. The bigger the rim and tire the less mpg. I just run the stock 17 w/ 305. 65. 17 procomp. Rims make the jeep look nice unless u get bead locks.
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post #39 of 45 Old 07-20-2012, 11:45 PM Thread Starter
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Tires i notice offroading minimum is 30 or 32. The bigger the rim and tire the less mpg. I just run the stock 17 w/ 305. 65. 17 procomp. Rims make the jeep look nice unless u get bead locks.

Bead locks can you please post an example??
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bead locks are trail specific wheels that people buy so that they dont blow out on the trail and bead off the wheel (correct me if im wrong guys)
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Bead locks can you please post an example??
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beadlock
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I would check out OME
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So do I need to re-gear or will I be ok??


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Heres more info on gearing from a mag I had
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post #44 of 45 Old 07-22-2012, 10:36 PM
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If you search for "Gear Ratios" the various charts for Auto/Manual 2007-2011 and 2012 have been posted. Umerous times on this forum.
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post #45 of 45 Old 07-23-2012, 06:21 AM
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You really shouldn't "Need" to regear with the '12 unless you are planning on doing some pretty serious rock crawling and you want the lower gearing like a Rubicon. For anything else, the '12 has plenty of power.
It's completely personal preference though.... Don't worry about it yet, it's not going to be an issue.

Beadlockers are very specific purpose built rims and may be illegal in your area, check your laws before going with them. I know in Utah, there is only one style of beadlocker that's legal on a regular street vehicle.

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