What gear ratio do I want?
I drive a 87 yj, 6cyl, auto trans and love it. It has dana30/35 axles, with the 35 lincoln locked. I do most of my driving on the road (altho its not my DD), and really don't like the rear locked. So.... Its time for a new setup, and I'm thinking 8.8. The question is : I currently have 3.54 : 1 gears and really don't have a problem with them. I seem to have plenty of power and I can go up and down the road with very little downshifting. I can get the 8.8 with these gears and not have to do anything with my front axle. I currently run 33" tires and don't plan on going any bigger, and will probably put a lunchbox locker in the front and maybe a detroit locker in the rear. I use my jeep mainly for hunting so it sees mud and snow, very few rocks. Do you guys think the 3.54s will be alright for me or should I go to 4.11s. Your thoughts?