IF I PUT LT285/75R16 TIRES ON MY STOCK JEEP,WILL I NEED TO CHANGE MY GEARS?

Asked by Sep 16, 2007 at 02:26 PM about the 1990 Jeep Wrangler

Question type: Car Customization

I HAVE A STOCK 1990 JEEP WRANGLER YJ. I HAVE LT285/75R16 TIRES.16X8 RIMS.DO I NEED A 4 OR 6 INCH LIFT.DO I NEED A BODY LIFT.SOME OF MY FRIENDS SAID THAT WHEN THEY PUT OVERSIZED TIRES ON THEIR STOCK JEEP, THEY HADE LOST POWER.GOING UP HILL OR IN EXCELLERATION.DO I NEED TO CHANGE MY GEARS.I FIND ALL KINDS OF WEB SITES TO BUY OVER SIZED TIRES,LIFT KITS,BODY LIFTS,BUT NO INFO ON THIS QUESTION ON HOW WILL PUTTING ON OVERSIZED TIRES WILL EFFECT THE ENGINE OR THANS OR THE REAR GEARS. CON YOU HELP ME. TKANK YOU

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Check out www.jeepforum or www.wranglerforum.com, a lot of experienced guys there who will be able to set you straight on anything you need to know.

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