Manual Trans? Lift, Tires, Gears?

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Ordered my 2021 August 7, last month. I read bad reviews on manual trans. This is the first time I've read positive feedback. I'm glad. I want to add 35's or 37's. Do I need to regear for 35's or not? Whst about 37's?



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Ordered my 2021 August 7, last month. I read bad reviews on manual trans. This is the first time I've read positive feedback. I'm glad. I want to add 35's or 37's. Do I need to regear for 35's or not? Whst about 37's?
Welcome to the obsession!! OlllllllO. Depends on where you live and how you drive. My thoughts for hilly Pennsylvania....A Rubicon with 4.10 gears can get away with 35s with minimal issues. 37s (probably the route I’m going) will likely need re-geared to restore some pep. My manual does everything I need it to do. Good luck! https://www.youtube.com/c/JTRSpartacus

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Ok everyone...so I got the truck, drove it for several weeks, and have since lifted it. I went with the Evo 4.5" lift, 40" Nitto Trail Grapplers, Borla exhaust, upgraded almost all of the drive train. For gears I went with 5.38. It towers over my JK which is not small but still rides like a freaking dream. I'm so happy with it. Next month it goes in for a Ripp supercharger. :involve: Check it out!:

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Ordered my 2021 August 7, last month. I read bad reviews on manual trans. This is the first time I've read positive feedback. I'm glad. I want to add 35's or 37's. Do I need to regear for 35's or not? Whst about 37's?
No need for 35s, probably a good idea for 37s. The manual transmission is great. I suspect a lot of bad reviews are from early ones pre-TSB. I test drove one at a dealer before ordering mine, clutch felt like it had no return spring. Only after the test drive and my commenting on it did the dealer admit it was due for a clutch change.

I will say... If you have to regularly back up an incline you might want to regear even at 35s. Reverse on a steep hill requires a bit of clutch work.
 

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APRIL!!! Good god man. I ordered mine a month ago. I’m hoping for an October delivery. I won’t be happy with April.
 

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I just ordered it a few weeks ago. It's supposed to be here in April
Finally good news on my manual Sport S delivery
I reached out to the Northeast Regional Government sales manager (I run a government fleet) and he told me I’m in E status (framing) so my truck is being built. He anticipates my 2021 Sport S manual delivery in 30 days or less (no promises lol) and I ordered mine in mid August.
mans thanks for the tire advice. I’m dying to replace the stock tires(with 33”-34” no lift) but may wait a few thousand miles first.
 

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