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Unread 12-13-2013, 07:49 PM   #1
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4.56 with 31's???

Anyone running around on 31's with 4.56 gears? How does your XJ like them while going 55 - 75mph?

I'm going to be getting an RC 3" lift for future 33's (currently on new 31's), and I don't want to waste money on re-gearing twice (4.10->4.56).

Also, should I get jks miniskids, zone upca brace and a zj steering linkage if I'm going to be running 33's in the future? I don't do hardcore wheeling, but I do love full throttle muddy field runs and don't want to be stranded with a broken control arm mount(s).

Thanks for any input.

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Unread 12-14-2013, 02:08 AM   #2
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Assuming you're talking about an automatic - which you didn't specify and it makes a difference - you'll be turning about 2800 RPM at 75MPH. Sit on the gears until you get bigger tires.

Only reason I wouldn't do ZJ steering is if I was doing OTK or one-tons.
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Assuming you're talking about an automatic - which you didn't specify and it makes a difference - you'll be turning about 2800 RPM at 75MPH. Sit on the gears until you get bigger tires.

Only reason I wouldn't do ZJ steering is if I was doing OTK or one-tons.
Yeah, I geared my Comanche based on my experience with my heavier LJ. 4.56 gears with 32" tires is a bit overkill, but good for towing. I would have rathered 3.73 or 4.11.

I guess my only option is to put bigger tires on now.
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I guess my only option is to put bigger tires on now.

On a Jeep? Oh no, we can't have that...
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I have 4;10's and 31's. I do feel a bit overgeared though.
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I would definitely go 456 instead of 410.

You WILL go up from 31s gauranteed. ;-)

I just did a ZJ steering swap - very nice.
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I loved 4.56 gears on 31" tires. Plenty of get-up-and-go.
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Unread 12-14-2013, 03:05 PM   #8
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Assuming you're talking about an automatic - which you didn't specify and it makes a difference - you'll be turning about 2800 RPM at 75MPH. Sit on the gears until you get bigger tires.

Only reason I wouldn't do ZJ steering is if I was doing OTK or one-tons.
My jeep info says AW4. I didn't think about holding off until I actually had 33's. I'll do that. I only picked the ZJ linkage because it's stronger than stock, and it's pretty cheap.

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Yeah, I geared my Comanche based on my experience with my heavier LJ. 4.56 gears with 32" tires is a bit overkill, but good for towing. I would have rathered 3.73 or 4.11.

I guess my only option is to put bigger tires on now.
33's are the perfect size

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I have 4;10's and 31's. I do feel a bit overgeared though.
3.90 is the perfect ratio for 31's under an XJ. You can get them for the C8.25", but not the D30.

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I would definitely go 456 instead of 410.

You WILL go up from 31s gauranteed. ;-)

I just did a ZJ steering swap - very nice.
For sure. Five them mounted and balanced is $890. Can't wait!!!

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I loved 4.56 gears on 31" tires. Plenty of get-up-and-go.
My power hunger needs will be fulfilled, then.
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