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Unread 08-24-2011, 12:30 AM   #1
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Re-Gear question

I got stock axles on my 95 sitting on some 33's. I do drive it on the street a lot, but do lots of wheeling as well. I want to re-gear, but I dont know what ratio I should go for. I dont mink going slow(er) on the roads. Oh, and what type should I get? Thanks.

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i have a rc 4" lift so far its pretty leveled, no sags, rides good on hwy, but around town on bumpy roads you swear that your riding a wagon. its a rough ride but oh well ill deal with it.
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Unread 08-24-2011, 12:33 AM   #2
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Looking at your specs on your Jeep 2.5L + Manual tranny = 4.88 gears for 33in. tires

Your milage will increase, You will have stock like power, and your speedo will be accurate, You will be able to keep up with traffic on the hiway ! I ran 4.88's on both of my 4cyl Jeeps with 33" tires. I personally like "Yukon" Brand gears Superior Gear stuff is great also
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Unread 08-24-2011, 12:37 AM   #3
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You may wanna consider upgrading to a ford 8.8 or dana 44 axle on the rear. The stock dana 35 isn't very good if you do any amount of wheeling and it would suck to put all that money into them just to break it on the trail.
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I'm in same boat already bought my 4:88's it gets pricey if you can't do it yourself so best of luck to ya.
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You may wanna consider upgrading to a ford 8.8 or dana 44 axle on the rear. The stock dana 35 isn't very good if you do any amount of wheeling and it would suck to put all that money into them just to break it on the trail.
Do I have to do any modifications with those axles(cutting,welding...) or does it bolt straight on? If I got one of those two, should I still re gear to 4:88's?
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i have a rc 4" lift so far its pretty leveled, no sags, rides good on hwy, but around town on bumpy roads you swear that your riding a wagon. its a rough ride but oh well ill deal with it.
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Unread 08-24-2011, 12:17 PM   #6
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The 8.8 does require minor welding (cheap) the Dana 44 will require more fabrication.

Yes, you still need to re-gear. You just dont want to spend money on your crappy rear axle, this will provide you added strength and the gearing will help restore your power.

I had 32's (measured 33's) swampers with my 4.88s for a bit and could cruise 70mph and had 5th gear back, however its rather flat here. got roughly 16-17mpg on a trip from OC-NJ Pines at around 70mph
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