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Unread 05-01-2013, 01:50 PM   #1
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89 YJ Axle Rebuild

I am doing a rear axle rebuild. I'm going to go with G2 Axle & Gear. The smallest gear ratio they make is 3.73, but my front is 3.07. Will this be a problem until I make some money and buy 3.73 for the front?

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Unread 05-01-2013, 04:56 PM   #2
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As long as u only drive in 2wd u will b fine. Put in 4wd and things r going to break...
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Unread 05-01-2013, 05:01 PM   #3
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I am doing a rear axle rebuild. I'm going to go with G2 Axle & Gear. The smallest gear ratio they make is 3.73, but my front is 3.07. Will this be a problem until I make some money and buy 3.73 for the front?
To give you quality feedback (especially since you have not filled in your profile telling us what equipment your Jeep has, year, engine, tranny etc) we need to know what rear axle you have right now that you wish to rebuild.

If its a stock D35 or D35C - I wouldn't invest in rebuilding that axle knowing its reputation all too well.

Also, if it is a stock D35 or D35C, seems you got some bogus info as far as a ratio change since it can easily be regeared to 4.88 if you change the carrier at the same time.

You can run two different ratios in the differentials - precautions and a few steps need to be taken to ensure you don't use 4wd.
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Unread 05-01-2013, 05:10 PM   #4
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I'm keeping it a D35 because it is my DD. 3.73 is the highest I'm going to go for now because of fuel economy.
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Unread 05-01-2013, 05:11 PM   #5
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As long as u only drive in 2wd u will b fine. Put in 4wd and things r going to break...
Thanks man. That's what I thought, just making sure. Thanks
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Unread 05-01-2013, 05:30 PM   #6
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Fill out your jeep profile.. There is alot to getting the right gears (including fuel economy)
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Unread 05-01-2013, 05:35 PM   #7
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An 89 will bave the heavy D35 without the c-clips
You shouldnt have any problems out of it...unless ypu swap in a bigger motor
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