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I'm not new to jeeps but kind of a newbie question here. I ordered a Sahara with an AEV package (don't flame me). I debated a long time between Sahara and Rubi and ultimately this jeep will have far more highway miles than offroad so I went with Sahara. I didn't see this as a problem bc I'd still have 3.73 axle ratio with 35 inch tires. So I ordered the jeep and neither the dealership nor AEV said I'd have a problem when I ordered it. The jeep was built and sent to AEV. Now AEV is telling me I am required to upgrade to 4.10. Is 4.10 really required for 35 inch wheels?? The thing that is most upsetting is AEV didn't tell me this when I ordered the jeep. If this is true, the cost difference between Sahara and Rubi is almost wiped out. Do I really need 4.10 with 35s???

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It's highly recommended and will actually bring your jeep's performance back to what it was stock there by improving your mostly on road/highway drivability with the 35s. I'd be more upset if I got a lift and larger tires and they didn't advise me to regear.


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Re: AEV Issue

The cost difference between a sahara and a rubicon is negligible. Rubicon is almost always the better deal. Especially since the rubicon comes with lockers, disco, dana 44 front, and 4.10's (optional). None of those are optional on the sahara.
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Re: AEV Issue

I agree they should have caught that and I agree that it is pretty much essential to re-gear for 35s. Our '04 on 33s and 4.10s is pretty sluggish in the mountains here in CO (sure, it's less power, but it's also less tire width wise), so perhaps you could argue a flat land vs elsewhere option of lower gears, but you'll be much happier with the Jeep if you find the money for the re-gearing. Perhaps they can cut you a bit of a deal on it since they didn't advise earlier? Good luck.
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Another vote for the re-gear here. When we bought our '14 JKUR my wife wanted a lift and bigger tires. Guess which gearing our JKUR had...3.73s. I researched long and hard with the same result you're seeing.
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