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Old 01-29-2013, 11:08 AM   #1
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What is the biggest tire size I can run without having to upgrade axles or swap out stock gears? D30/C8.25

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33s-35s depending on trans and driving style.
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Like a lot of guys on here, I'm running 33" BFG's with stock axles & gears. I will regear early summer to 4.56, I couldn't imagine running 35's with stock gears.... Many do it though, my XJ wants to grab gears when runnin' up hills (on blacktop that is).
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31s if u have an auto 33s if manual. the reason i say this is because the 2 different trannys are geared differently and the manual tranny is easyer to get along with 33s and stock gears. now if u regear then u can run 35s like i have but i have 4.56s a hp d 30 and an xj d44 locked in the back
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You'll burn up an auto trans if not careful, the autos will spin 33s. Just watch trans temp.
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I run 33s on an auto with 3.55s. Rpms stay low unless I'm speed racer. I'm grabbing a small tranny cooler from jegs to compensate
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Yeah I got auto tranny. And am currently on 31 but was hoping to get atleast 33s in the future. Thanks for the help guys
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i have a auto trans running stock 3.55 gears with stock axles with 35s, no problems at all and i still have a ton of power and can still spin the tires on dry pavement. i am also running an aux trans cooler with 7in fan on it.
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I have a transmission that's sitting in the floor of my shop that used to be in my Jeep when I ran stock gears and 33's.

It makes a nice paper weight and an expensive lesson learned.
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had 35's on 3.07 for awhile.. mostly 3rd/4th on the freeway lol
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my XJ wants to grab gears when runnin' up hills (on blacktop that is).
Same here and I'm only on 32"
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You'll burn up an auto trans if not careful, the autos will spin 33s. Just watch trans temp.
Are there aftermarket tranny gauges? Im plagued with idiot lights since mines an SE model.
Im lookin for a 3-4.5" lift with 33s. Will eventually regear but not for like a year.

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Are there aftermarket tranny gauges?.
Yup.
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on my 99 4.0 aw4 i ran 33s for close to 3 yrs never had a problem out of the trans, on my 97 4.0 aw4 i have been running 33s for once again close to 3 yrs and am just now getting it regeared to 4.56s. mainly because i plan on going 35s, but also because i am tired of it being such a turd at the slightest hill.

if you plan on running 33s and stock gears leave it in 3 (direct drive) in the city or speeds below 60 mph or it will really bog the engine in over drive. also a trans cooler is a must period or you will burn up a transmission. the aw4 is pretty damn tough though if maintained.
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