How unhappy would I be with 3.21 axle ratio?
I've been going back and forth between getting a Wrangler sport and modifying it my self or getting a Rubicon X. A couple days ago I settled in the Rubi, but yesterday I found a 2013 sport S with just over 1000 miles (yes... 1k!) for $25k. It's got all the bells and whistles I would get on a new one, except the 3.73 axle. If I do go with the sport instead of the Rubi, I plan on putting a 2.5" lift and 35" tires on it. According to a chart I found on this forum, that is right at the limit of tire size for the 3.21 axle (1720 rpm @ 70 mph). Will I be happy with that? It will be 90% street, but not a daily driver. Any offroading that I do will be mud, dirt trails, and some sand (not much rock crawling here in central Illinois...). What are everyone's thoughts?