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    okay.. so if i get a 4 inch lift and 35s will i have to re-gear my jeep or not!!! I keep getting different answers. i've also heard my axle will bend!! someone straighten this out for me. lol

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    haha. you don't HAVE too, but I hated not having any top end and having to constantly downshift for every moderate hill on the free way.

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    Looks like you've got a JK? The JK axles are a bit stronger than the TJ axles. ... your axles should be fine unless you're out pounding it on the rocks. I'd avoid trying to jump it and I wouldn't try doing any burnouts either.
    As for gears, it all depends on what you've got in there and what transmission you're running. In my auto 05 rubi, I would want to run 4.88s or 5.13s with 35s... that would give me just a bit more oomph than stock gearing with stock tires.
    Can you run it w/o gears?... yes. You'll probably want to re-gear soon though. Honestly, I would save up for gears, axle shafts, lockers and get it all done at once to save on installation costs.

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    Cool. that makes sence. Thank you guys!!!

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    Hey, in some cases a picture is worth a thousand words and you will find a color coded chart that explains this better than I can. As you look at the chart you need to decide on one of three things about what you need/want:
    Highway driving (Good Fuel Economy), Daily Driver/Weekend Wheeler (Best Overall Performance), or Most Power (reduced fuel economy).

    In my particular case I run 4.56's with 35"....I get 10 mpg on the highway or on the trail in 4lo......

    http://www.quadratec.com/jeep_knowle...article-26.htm

    Austere Mobility in a '99 TJ Sport with a few bells and whistles

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dixifried_Doll View Post
    okay.. so if i get a 4 inch lift and 35s will i have to re-gear my jeep or not!!! I keep getting different answers. i've also heard my axle will bend!! someone straighten this out for me. lol
    Regearing is always a good idea when increasing tire size in order to maintain factory performance and fuel economy.

    This might help:
    http://www.grimmjeeper.com/gears.html
    http://zhvac.webs.com/

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    I bought my JK with 373s because I knew that I was going to regear. I have a 4" and 35s. I wanted to add the ARBs front and back at the same time that I regeared so it took a little longer than I had planned to get up the dough so by the time I was ready to regear I was good and sick of the 373s!

    I went with 513s and it made one hell of a difference. I think that 513s are perfect for 35s - it seems to be just right.

    Hopefully it will be just right for the 37s


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    cool. good thing i have plenty of time to research this stuff before i get back to the states. lol

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    I went with the 488's and made a big difference. I also did go with chromo axles.

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    okay hey.. what about a 3.75 inch lift? would i have to do anything special with that?

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