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post #1 of 8 Old 04-18-2017, 09:21 AM Thread Starter
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1988 cherokee regear gears ?

hey guys im looking to regear my 88 xj for 35 inch tires... so im thinking either 4.56 or 4.88.. i have a dana 35hp up front and a Chrysler 29 spline 8.25 in the rear. Also anyone got any good gear recommendations ? im lookin on a little bit of a budget Could i do it for under/around $600 considering i do the labor myself ?
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post #2 of 8 Old 04-18-2017, 10:18 AM
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If you are on 35's than regearing is definitely a good idea. Just a slight correction, you have an HP30 up front, not a 35. Dana 35 is the crappy rear axle that you probably replaced when you installed the Chrysler 8.25.

Personally I would stick to 4.56 gears in the dana 30 just because of how small the pinion gear gets with 4.88's. I actually just ordered gears like 2 weeks ago and I ordered Revolution gears with master install kits for $538 for my HP30 Cry8.25 combo.

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Revolution 4.56 Gears HP30 Cry8.25

Keep in mind that you will need some special tools to measure backlash and press on bearings if you plan to do the regear yourself. I personally have a friend that has regeared many axles and I will be having him help me with the regear. A shop will likely charge a few hundred dollars to do the regear for you.

Rusty's also does gear specials and I think you can get motive gears through them for just under $500, I would just rather go with revolution based on experience of others in my local club.

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If you are on 35's than regearing is definitely a good idea. Just a slight correction, you have an HP30 up front, not a 35. Dana 35 is the crappy rear axle that you probably replaced when you installed the Chrysler 8.25.

Personally I would stick to 4.56 gears in the dana 30 just because of how small the pinion gear gets with 4.88's. I actually just ordered gears like 2 weeks ago and I ordered Revolution gears with master install kits for $538 for my HP30 Cry8.25 combo.

Here is the link if you are interested.

Revolution 4.56 Gears HP30 Cry8.25

Keep in mind that you will need some special tools to measure backlash and press on bearings if you plan to do the regear yourself. I personally have a friend that has regeared many axles and I will be having him help me with the regear. A shop will likely charge a few hundred dollars to do the regear for you.

Rusty's also does gear specials and I think you can get motive gears through them for just under $500, I would just rather go with revolution based on experience of others in my local club.
Ah yes i did mean the 30 lol. Ok cool thanks i know a guy whos way into building jeeps, gotta ask him if hes got the stuff to do a regear and if not ill find a shop to do it for a good price. So if i end up going the shop route think im better off buying the parts on my own or just goin into a shop and having them do it ?
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Also will i need a new carrier for the d30 ? and does the kit you got essentially come with everything needed parts wise ?
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Needing a new carrier depends on the gears you have now. I needed to get a new carrier for mine. I got a used one from a friend for a case of beer of his choosing.

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iv got stock 3.55s so id assume i need a carrier lol
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You would assume correctly. Only for the front though, the Chrysler axle doesn't have scarier break.


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2000 Red XJ w/ 350k+, AW4, NP231, Locked Rear, HD Crown Leafs, trimmed to fit 33's, soon to be a donor
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got it thanks man
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