Drivability of 2007 JKU on 35's and 5.13's?
So.. I'm in the market for a JKU. I'm trying to stay objective in this whole deal and would like to keep my options open for the earlier model JKU's.
I've driven a couple, one that had a 6spd and 35's, which felt grossly under powered. I mean.. I seriously thought I was gonna have to make the sales person get out and push! I don't know what gears it had, nor did the sales person I was with.
My question is, if I were to land on a good deal for one with 35's and 5.13's, will I experience something similar or will the regear make the power level/drivability tolerable?
I'm used to having CJ's either being geared (37's and 4.88's) or with engines (327, 350 TPI, 5.3 LS) that made gearing a non-issue. I've also had an LJ on 35's/auto that I wound up putting 4.88's in. All are/were fine for daily driving.
But the way this 3.8 makes power/torque has got me wondering... will even having 5.13's be enough to keep me from going nuts? I don't have the expectation of it putting a smile on face when I put it to the floor... but I would like to feel like I'm driving something with a bit more arse than a Chevy Spark.
Thanks in advance for all opinions!!