Re-gearing your axle may be necessary if you’re stepping up to larger wheels or tires. (Image/G2 Axle & Gear’s YouTube Channel)

One of the first and most popular upgrades truck and Jeep owners do is installing larger wheels and tires. And while that may seem like a easy, straightforward affair, there are some side effects that could have a dramatic impact on drivability.

That’s because the vehicle’s ring-and-pinion gears were perfectly matched from the factory to the OE wheels and tire size. Changing the tire size (larger or smaller, mind you) skews the calculations, and you may not like the result.

Watch this quick, two-minute video from the gear gang over at G2 Axle & Gear. It’ll show you some common issues that arise from stepping up to larger wheels and tires, and how to correct them by simply re-gearing your truck or Jeep’s rear end.