Are you re-gearing for 35s or 37s?

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I've been pretty much all over the San Juans....Maggie and Minnie Gulch and Poughkeepsie come to mind as ones not suitable to an Accord, but there are plenty of passenger sedans cruising the Alpine loop. Most of the area is a regularly graded gravel road with steep sections and the occasional mud hole with a solid, rock base.

As for going the wrong way up Black Bear....just looked into the Telluride Rotary Club's website. I *appears* they haven't done the "Wrong Way" Black Bear pass run since 2010 or so. JFYI.
Interesting I must have read old news about it being done every year. They have a sheriff there that wants to close black bear down period. Maybe a compromise he got was closing down the wrong way run. lol
 

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Interesting I must have read old news about it being done every year. They have a sheriff there that wants to close black bear down period. Maybe a compromise he got was closing down the wrong way run. lol
Ya, it sux. I would have liked to have done that one backwards one year at least. :(
 

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I just lifted my 18 JLUR and running 37 Toyo MTs on 20” XD Grenades. Kind of a heavy set up.. seen a lot of talk on the gearing, but it’s mostly regarding the autos. I have the 6- speed. Except now it’s more of a 4 speed haha. 5th is worthless less than 75. Any other manual people seeing the same? Did you re gear up?
 

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I've been pretty much all over the San Juans....Maggie and Minnie Gulch and Poughkeepsie come to mind as ones not suitable to an Accord, but there are plenty of passenger sedans cruising the Alpine loop. Most of the area is a regularly graded gravel road with steep sections and the occasional mud hole with a solid, rock base.

As for going the wrong way up Black Bear....just looked into the Telluride Rotary Club's website. I *appears* they haven't done the "Wrong Way" Black Bear pass run since 2010 or so. JFYI.
They did it in 2017 in August for a fact. We went to do the trail on that day and had to set and wait at the staging area for two hours till they finished. Then the Forest service opened it up again. If we had known we would have ran to Telluride to run it that direction.

The Teluride Rotary Club can call the county and or sheriffs dept.,or forest service and update their website and information.

I only brought up the alpine San Juan trails to show the need for deeper gears during very long descents. Not for it to become a debate on what a compact car can or cannot do on the Alpine loop or on Hell's Revenge for that matter.
 

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Just put 37" Maxxis Razr's on my Moab and regeared to 4.88s. It rides fantastic and I couldn't be more happy! :)
 

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They did it in 2017 in August for a fact. We went to do the trail on that day and had to set and wait at the staging area for two hours till they finished. Then the Forest service opened it up again. If we had known we would have ran to Telluride to run it that direction.

The Teluride Rotary Club can call the county and or sheriffs dept.,or forest service and update their website and information.

I only brought up the alpine San Juan trails to show the need for deeper gears during very long descents. Not for it to become a debate on what a compact car can or cannot do on the Alpine loop or on Hell's Revenge for that matter.
Apologies then....

Was it hosted by the Telluride Rotary Club? That's who always used to host it. Maybe it's switched hands....all I know is that when I went to their site, the last date listed that I could find was 2010.

Man, there's a lot of thin skinned Jeepers around here. So what if I've seen passenger sedans on the Apline loop? It's not a debate. It's just what I happened to witness. Doesn't make your Jeep any less capable...just means that regularly graded mountain gravel roads aren't that tough to traverse for people who don't really care much about their cars.

Sorry if that observation somehow offended you.
 

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Apologies then....

Was it hosted by the Telluride Rotary Club? That's who always used to host it. Maybe it's switched hands....all I know is that when I went to their site, the last date listed that I could find was 2010.

Man, there's a lot of thin skinned Jeepers around here. So what if I've seen passenger sedans on the Apline loop? It's not a debate. It's just what I happened to witness. Doesn't make your Jeep any less capable...just means that regularly graded mountain gravel roads aren't that tough to traverse for people who don't really care much about their cars.

Sorry if that observation somehow offended you.
Apologies then....

Was it hosted by the Telluride Rotary Club? That's who always used to host it. Maybe it's switched hands....all I know is that when I went to their site, the last date listed that I could find was 2010.

Man, there's a lot of thin skinned Jeepers around here. So what if I've seen passenger sedans on the Apline loop? It's not a debate. It's just what I happened to witness. Doesn't make your Jeep any less capable...just means that regularly graded mountain gravel roads aren't that tough to traverse for people who don't really care much about their cars.

Sorry if that observation somehow offended you.
The only thing offensive is that regardless how I reply to this "gearing" thread you miss the point and steer things back to the folks that take cars off road. For the life of me I don't see the correlation between "Are you re-gearing for 35s or 37s " and what a honda does. I suppose one could stick 37s on a Honda but I will assume they will be needing to re-gear as well. So I will just leave this one alone and part with one last comment to the OP. Yes I'm re gearing for 37s because I like to save my breaks on extremely long downhill trails/roads even if they have been graded by a dozer or in some cases paved when pulling a 3k # camper.
Live long and prosper.
 

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I’m having mine re-geared today. #8thgearhighwaycruising
 

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The only thing offensive is that regardless how I reply to this "gearing" thread you miss the point and steer things back to the folks that take cars off road. For the life of me I don't see the correlation between "Are you re-gearing for 35s or 37s " and what a honda does. I suppose one could stick 37s on a Honda but I will assume they will be needing to re-gear as well. So I will just leave this one alone and part with one last comment to the OP. Yes I'm re gearing for 37s because I like to save my breaks on extremely long downhill trails/roads even if they have been graded by a dozer or in some cases paved when pulling a 3k # camper.
Live long and prosper.
I went back and re-read my first couple of comments to the thread....which essentially said, if you're going to the San Juans, super deep axle gears aren't needed (as evidenced by cars running the Loop). I'll be up there in August with 4.10s and 37s....I can't see there being any significant issue.

As far as what you feel is an "off topic" post about vehicles driving around in the San Juans.....remember, you can only control your reaction to such commentary (since *thankfully* you can't control what other people say):


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Very curious about thoughts and personal experiences with and without regearing for 35s on a Sahara with 3.45 gears. I read every comment in this thread and didn't see a lot of information that was relative to my and I'm sure a lot of others' situations. So any more info or experiences people can provide would be very insightful.

So.. Would you regear a Sahara with 35s, why or why not? And what would you regear it to if you did?
 

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I drove mine for the first time today since the re-gear. I am running 35’s, and 4.88 gears, 8speed auto. Still in the break in, so just did a short run on the highway. At 70mph, 8th gear was turning 2300-2350 rpm. About like a stock JK Rubicon. Acceleration was “brisk”. Overall, I’m very satisfied.
 

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Advice please -
I’m getting 35” Nittos and Raceline clutch wheels on Friday.
Then I’ve got the dealer installing the 2” mopar lift on Monday.
I planned to run it for a while and see how it goes. But, now I’m reconsidering.

Should I get it regeared? Can the dealer do it and would it be cheaper to have it done since it’ll be disassembled already? What are the other Sport owners doing?

I’m planning to go to Sedona the next weekend and plan to take it off road. Just wondering what you’d suggest?
 

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I would re-gear. 4.56 or 4.88, but wouldn’t let the stealership do it. They charge too much.
 

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