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post #1 of 9 Old 12-21-2014, 03:08 PM Thread Starter
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Set up for more power/towing, supercharger or re-gear?

I'm trying to get opinions/recommendations for getting more power/torque out of my 10' jku. I recently bought a new rzr and a 6x14 single axle enclosed trsiler (pretty light). 3rd gear at 46 mph up hill on the highway is going to get old real quick.
My questions are these:
Would you go with a supercharger or a re-gear?
If re-gear, what gearing would be better?
Any other recommendations on this as well? I'm open to ideas.

I currently have 3.73s, 35" tires, 4" lift, and a 6 speed trans.
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post #2 of 9 Old 12-21-2014, 03:47 PM
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Do you plan on going any bigger than 35s? What elevation are you at?
I would go for gears before a supercharger.
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Do you plan on going any bigger than 35s? What elevation are you at?
I would go for gears before a supercharger.
I live in Pennsylvania for now, but planning on going west to colorado within the next year or 2. I'm leaving towards the gears. 35s are the biggest im going to run
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post #4 of 9 Old 12-21-2014, 06:45 PM
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I'd do gears and a supercharger! Perhaps a brake upgrade as well? What's the total weight of the load you will be towing?
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I have an '11 auto with 5.38's and 35's. Pulls my boat much better with the 5.38's, but a SC on top would be awesome,
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There is no substitution for proper gearing. Regear first and for your usage.
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post #7 of 9 Old 12-22-2014, 03:33 AM
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Regear first.

I run 4.88 gears with a Sprintex supercharger and got 9.5mpg last time I towed my DropTail trailer with my Harley Ultra Classic on it.

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Regear first.

I run 4.88 gears with a Sprintex supercharger and got 9.5mpg last time I towed my DropTail trailer with my Harley Ultra Classic on it.
What kind of mileage did you get without towing?
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The first step to safely pulling more weight is better brakes IMHO
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