Originally Posted by JIMBOX
I'm afraid MOST of you newby's and old timers/w tunnel vision, put to much faith in graphs-without considering reality !
Graphs tell you the physical/mechanical equivalent of diff gears/tire size vs rpm, they don't point out the jeep weight/load/driving habits and PERSONNAL SATISFACTION of the driver
I've had 5.38 gears for over two years hiwy/off-road and my jeep is just a pleasure to drive/w good mileage and towing my trailer is a breeze-
Now I say this, because almost everyone is SCARED of the thought of 5.38s in the jeep---it's a foolish fear-
I can't really talk about the 2012+. but I address the 07/11-mainly auto tranny-- and larger tires, not 37" or larger-
That is why I am asking for in the seat feedback from those that have and even better if I can ride or drive a geared one first! You hit the nail on the head JIMBOX. The chart is just numbers- maybe no better than a starting point. Do all the math you want, but in the end those are just numbers. I'm heavy (weight), high (in altitude), run the steepest passes in North America, and I tow- 4.56 are out!
Now it's between 4.88 and 5.13