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post #1 of 7 Old 09-14-2011, 11:27 AM Thread Starter
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Jeep help? lockers and gears.

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?
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post #2 of 7 Old 09-14-2011, 12:08 PM
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I have no idea I you need them, but they seem to help those who just cant make it through with open differentials. Tell us about how you use your jeep, preferably in picture form.

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only picture i have of it off road


but i drive off road through muddier deeper things, this is just were i got to. but i wont go too deep noting too extream. i dont think i will need/want lockers but can u help with the gearing?
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I'd go with 4.56 gears for what you're describing and would maybe do an Aussie locker up front if you feel you need it. The Aussie is cheap and easy to install.

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Okay, do you know a good brand/place to buy?
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Okay, do you know a good brand/place to buy?
For gears or lockers? Unless you know what you're doing I would highly suggest letting a gear shop set the gears up. I had my local shop do mine and he ordered everything he needed. If you're going to buy gears, eh I don't know, I'm cheap but I don't like buying cheap crap so I tend to do a bunch of research and go with the best I can afford. I know that's not a lot of help.

If you're still looking into the lockers I think Northridge 4X4 has the best deal on the Aussie. They also sell gear sets.

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i do my reaserch and everything on my own because i like the learning experience, thats why im on this site, same goes for mechanic work. my father is and extraordinary mechanic and i doubt he cant handle it but before i consult him about things i like to figure out what i need to do next and everything on my own. thank you for your help and advice. ill look around for gears. im just not sure exactly what to search. "4.56 jeep wrangler gears"? or is there a better way of wording it. thanks again for your help
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