Need to re-gear to run 33s on FJ62?

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Please forgive the noob question.

I know that with a pickup you need 4.88s to run 33s effectively.

If I go to 33s on my 62, will I need re-gear? If so, what ratio do you all recommend?

Many thanks.
 
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Been running 33's on mine with no problem. The AT/torque converter make up for what you don't have in gearing. I don't get into overdrive as often, of course, and the added weight and rolling resistance(especially if you are going wide) will hurt your fuel mileage.
 

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You can run 33's just fine with the 4.11 gears - I've been doing it in my daily driver for a year. You will find that the tranny downshifts to 3rd often going up hills at 50-60mph. If it becomes a problem you can regear later. I am getting a little tired of it and am considering going to 4.56 at the same time that I do ARB lockers, maybe some time next year.
 

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