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Unread 02-07-2009, 06:55 PM   #1
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new guy on the block with a question

hey all im joe, i just picked up a 98 cherokee sport today it has a I6 with a 5spd.. I was informed today that the 3:07 gears suck with a lift or any bigger tires is there any truth behind that? lets discuss this.

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Unread 02-07-2009, 07:17 PM   #2
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hey all im joe, i just picked up a 98 cherokee sport today it has a I6 with a 5spd.. I was informed today that the 3:07 gears suck with a lift or any bigger tires is there any truth behind that? lets discuss this.
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thanks for the Help! ....
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Unread 02-07-2009, 07:28 PM   #4
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no problem, quick answer, 3.07 are not optimal... with a 31x10.50 it will do alright but if you go bigger then the need to regear increases.

it does not bother some people as it does others i personally dont like 3.55s with 32's, but someone else, or you may not mind it.
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Unread 02-07-2009, 07:37 PM   #5
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thanks for the info now im kinda disappointed my buddy has a 89 2dr cherokee with 32's and does fine cruises fine with the auto trans. where is a good place to get the gears to re gear?
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You're best bet for the manual transmission would be to snatch the axles from an auto, at the junk yard. They will have 3:55's and perform well with 31's or 32's on your 5 speed. It will be a lot cheaper than regearing your current axles. Just be sure to find one with the 8.25 in the rear, and the 97-up will be the 29 splined axles.
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also dont get the front axle out of a 00-01, its lp...
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thanks guys for the help i deff look forward to learning alot about jeeps from ya;ll
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