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Unread 06-17-2013, 01:22 AM   #1
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Stock axles with larger tires

I have heard that the stock axles on a 4.0 zj with 31s or above will make it "slow as a turtle" but is it really all that bad? It's not like I would be using my zj for racing or and s*** like that. As long as it gets me from point A to B and I can go wheeling. Any input?

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Unread 06-17-2013, 03:03 AM   #2
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What gear ratio do you have

I have 31s on my 4.0 and they do really well with 3.73 gears

If you don't know what they are, request a build sheet from Chrysler or check the metal tag on the differentials
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Unread 06-17-2013, 03:28 AM   #3
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I have 31's with 3.55 ratio and I get around fine. Hell, I can move pretty quick if I goose it.

This is my second 4.0L so I don't know the power comparison to the 5.2L, but I have no trouble getting up to speed if necessary. I honestly didn't notice the difference from stock tires.
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Unread 06-17-2013, 04:25 AM   #4
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Yeah it wasn't too much for me either.
Except it was easier to burn a little rubber with stock tires lol
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Unread 06-17-2013, 05:23 AM   #5
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I have 31's with 3.55 ratio and I get around fine. Hell, I can move pretty quick if I goose it.
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hell ya! try adding front n rear bumpers on top of that too haha but i lover her
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Unread 06-17-2013, 05:57 AM   #6
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I have 33's with 4.56, steel bumpers, on a 4.0, and I get around just fine.
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Unread 06-17-2013, 06:38 AM   #7
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I ran 31's on my old 4.0 3.73 gears wont be fast but, your jeep was never fast anyways so.. DO IT
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Unread 06-17-2013, 08:06 AM   #8
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my 5.2 on stock whipped me back when i floored it the first time (my god, i can't imagine what a niner would feel like). my 33" on 3.73 doesn't give me that whip anymore.
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