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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Newby4x4, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. Apr 20, 2017 at 2:05 PM
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    Newby4x4

    Newby4x4 [OP] New Member

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    Hello there, just recently purchased a 2009 Jeep JK Sahara Unlimited. Hadn't been in a jeep since my military days. I am looking to purchase larger tires, maybe a 35" . I have read that with a tire that large I'll have to re-gear. I have also read that with an automatic regearing
    Isn't necessary. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Apr 20, 2017 at 2:33 PM
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    aggrex

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    Big tires will look real cool but will put a damper on acceleration and throttle response. The shift pattern will be affected with the auto trans. Regearing will be in your future if you bump up in tire size. Probably a great time to lockup too.
     
  3. Apr 20, 2017 at 2:55 PM
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    K6puppy

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    Do you know what gears you have also what t case makes a fifference
     
  4. Apr 20, 2017 at 4:45 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine Moderator

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    Welcome!
     
  5. Apr 20, 2017 at 7:10 PM
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    JKBob 25

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    Welcome Newby4x4. Awesome Forum with a bunch of great members.

    Just my 2 cents. I went from 225/ 16s to 305/17s. And I used a Superchip to recalibrate my computer. Throttle response is great and I'm still getting great gas mileage. Went from 20plus to 19 plus. If in the future I upgrade to 35s or bigger. Then I would definitely consider regearing. But at this point. I'm very happy with my 33s.

    Ps. My Dana's according to build order. I have 3.21s. Go figure.
     
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  6. Apr 20, 2017 at 7:50 PM
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    Newby4x4

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    Thanks for the replys, l think I will just stick with 33"s and go with a 2" lift kit.
     
  7. Apr 20, 2017 at 8:58 PM
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    OFFGRID

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    You should be able to run the 33s without the lift easily. The 2 inch lift will get you to 35s in the future when you feel the need to go bigger. Post some pics when your finished.
     
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