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Unread 11-18-2013, 06:28 AM   #1
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Ring and Pinion set - who to choose?

I'm looking to upgrade from 3:07's to 4:10's. The problem is, I have no clue about ring/pinion manufacturers. I'm tempted to go with Crown as they make the OEM replacement, but I just don't know.

Insight from those who've done it on brands, options, quality?



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Unread 11-18-2013, 06:40 AM   #2
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since you haven't done any upgrade to the rear axle yet and you want to go to a factory available ratio, why not just swap your complete existing axles out for a set of factory 4:10's from a 4cyl equipped YJ
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since you haven't done any upgrade to the rear axle yet and you want to go to a factory available ratio, why not just swap your complete existing axles out for a set of factory 4:10's from a 4cyl equipped YJ
While I can appreciate the sentiment, I know my axles are good and I've got a few buddies who know how to do gears - properly. I see no value in replacing good axles with unknown axles from a bone yard when I can get ring/pinion sets for the same money or less than complete axles.
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Unread 11-18-2013, 07:20 AM   #4
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I can understand your concern, but can't really recommend spending much money on the D35...by the time you buy the gears, bearings, and seals then whatever the cost of the install/set up, it would probably cost about the same to freshen up a JY acquired 4:10 equipped Explorer 8.8 with disc brakes and you would end up with a much stronger axle in the end
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