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post #1 of 4 Old 09-14-2011, 03:17 PM Thread Starter
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Gear ratio help please!

im new to the jeep community (and automotive) im not sure what gear ratio i have now but im finding out tomorrow. i have a 4" suspension lift, 3" body, and raised shackles. all thats sitting on 35" all terrains. i use this as my DD its an inline 6, with a webber 36/36 DGEC carb, 5 speed manual. any suggestions on regearing? and what about lockers while im at it? would i need them? do they help that much?
Thanks, Devan

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post #2 of 4 Old 09-14-2011, 03:24 PM
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a nice gear for that size tire would be 4:88. It will help push those tires down and the road and will help off the road as well. Lockers are a very important thing to have. I would recommend the arb air lockers because with some of the other types of lockers you can't choose when and where you need the extra help from the locker. Being able to disengage your locker will not only save you money but it will help you make sharper turns on the trail.
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post #3 of 4 Old 09-14-2011, 04:00 PM Thread Starter
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do you know were to purchase a gear set like that for a good price?
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post #4 of 4 Old 09-14-2011, 04:12 PM
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I'm using 4.88's with the same tire size and I would not gear any higher.
I believe 4.88 is as low you can go with a d30.
If you are using the stock axels, I would use an Aussie type locker.
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