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Got a question about gears?

Discussion in 'Under the Hood' started by fury, February 19, 2005.

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  1. fury

    fury Active Member

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    I am planning in the near future to downsize on my tire size to either a fat 36 or maybe even a fat 35 inch tire.

    My question is i have 5:13 gears in it right now would i really have to regear for the tire size downgrade?

    What would happen if i didn't?

    Also how would it matter much (gear wise) if i went from a 15x10 to a 15x12 inch rim?

    Should I factor this in when i make my decision?

    thanks
     
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  3. hvac man

    hvac man Elite Explorer

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    Here is my opinion and strickly that :D I have 4.88 and 35's right now and think it is too low for the road. My X is mostly a trail rig but I do like to drive it to the trail so on one hand I wish I had 4.56's instead. I also have an 4.3:1 atlas II t-case so going to 4.56's wouldn't hurt me off road. I guess what I am saying is 5.13's with 35-36's is too low of a gear for me but it would probably work for you if you don't want to drive it very fast down the road, don't have an auto trany, and have a stock t-case. I have heard of people on this board who are running 5.13's with 35's though so maybe they will add their 2 cents here. Also you might just want to get the 36's and see what it drive like until you decide. Oh and wheel size will not affect your gearing but I would suggest going to a 15x8 wheel. Talk to you later.
     
  4. ExplorerDMB

    ExplorerDMB Moderator/Technician Moderator Emeritus

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    You are going to have some gas guzzling problems ha. I run a 4.56 in mine with 33s and it's real good for 33s -- 4.10 is what all the "online calculator" told me to get, but I wanted 4.56! So basically what I'm saying, too much gear can be a bad thing - but it's up to you.... you have a lot of gear for 36s, but if i was you - I'd stick with 'em.

    -Drew
     

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