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Unread 08-26-2011, 03:21 PM   #1
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new to me

we bought a 91 yj its in good condition with just under 100k miles on it. I sent for a copy of the build sheet and came with 3.07 gear ratio it seems a bit fast for off roading it has 285-75-16 tires with lockers in both ends. Any suggestions for gear ratios. It is not a daily driver. Thanks, Ken

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Unread 08-26-2011, 04:13 PM   #2
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Non DD - flip the axles to a ford 8.8 or a D44. 4.10 or 4.56 for the gears. Welcome to the forum.
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Unread 08-26-2011, 04:29 PM   #3
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Congrats on the new to you YJ. they are a blast. make sure to use the search feature here and look at some of the "sticky" topics at the top they have a wealth of info there.

My recommendation to you is drive it for awhile and enjoy it while you are educating yourself on your jeep so you do it right the first time and do not waste money.

Welcome to JF and YJ's.
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Unread 08-26-2011, 05:23 PM   #4
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congrats on a yj they are fun and are the last jeep to come with all around leafs. not a dd i would do what que said get a stronger axle for rear d35 cause if its a offroader the rear wont make it. you can beef it up with a super35 kit and always be that guy.
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Unread 08-26-2011, 06:12 PM   #5
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4.10s with auto. 4.56 with manual. Drive it for a while and see how it works. I ran 3.07s for a long time with 33s with 6 cylinder and was fine. I just went to 4.10s and couldn't be happier.
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Unread 08-26-2011, 07:07 PM   #6
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Congrats on the new to you YJ. they are a blast. make sure to use the search feature here and look at some of the "sticky" topics at the top they have a wealth of info there.

My recommendation to you is drive it for awhile and enjoy it while you are educating yourself on your jeep so you do it right the first time and do not waste money.

Welcome to JF and YJ's.
Welcome aboard and I'm with tobias94yj just drive her awhile and see what you want to change, and see how wild you wont to get before you start wasting money.
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Unread 08-26-2011, 11:26 PM   #7
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I'm new to the board as well. I did 4:10's with the Detroit true tracks as its a softer gentle locker. (part time daily driver) That made a bold difference and my 5th gear got better on my 33's
I bashed mine on big rocks for 3 years on stock gears and no lockers NOT FUN the lockers and 4:10's are great and I wheeled the new gears about 10 times.... then I got wind of a Belem Terra 4:1 kit half price so I bought it, then I had a buddy donate his np231 J with Slip yoke and drive line (Major score) I bench build it, but only drove it around my yard. But I can tell its going to be sweeeeet. I have to do other upgrades and smog it now so I can go play with new t-case.

My brother has 4:56 in his 91 and his first gear is very short.. he hates it but it climbs well for what it is. He put a full locker in rear and it bangs all over the place.
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