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Unread 09-04-2008, 09:35 PM   #1
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Tj couple o questions pdx area?

so just got my tj bout 3 weeks ago and slowly getting to know her, however shes runnin too slow, 2.5, ( for what i paid it was too good ) now i have a good line on a 4.0, but i am not sure how much work it would take, and if its worth it. i paid 2500 for this jeep and ill put up some pics , it was a great deal, so i think i can justify the swap moneywise but dont wanna have her down too long , so i thought maybe gearing it would help with accl., cant decide which is better.
any thoughts would be greatly appriciated, oh yeah the 2.5 has 110k on it.
thanx again for any help

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Unread 09-05-2008, 01:11 PM   #2
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Start with a re-gear. If you're still unsatisfied with the results, then do the 4.0.

At that point you'll already be geared for a taller tire.

You can talk to Garrett at Rob's Off-Road on HWY212 in Clackamas for parts/labor.
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Unread 09-25-2008, 10:30 PM   #3
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Start with a re-gear. If you're still unsatisfied with the results, then do the 4.0.

At that point you'll already be geared for a taller tire.

You can talk to Garrett at Rob's Off-Road on HWY212 in Clackamas for parts/labor.
so i called and he never got back to me with prices, anyone else you can refer me to?
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Unread 09-26-2008, 09:32 AM   #4
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so i called and he never got back to me with prices, anyone else you can refer me to?
Welcome to JF ta2rtist


There are three reputable shops in our area:

1. Woody's 4x4, Inc. in Vancouver
2. Leonards Off Road in Hillsboro
3. Rob's Off Road in Clackamas

Dependent on your location, any of the above should be able to take care of your needs
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Unread 09-26-2008, 09:34 AM   #5
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Oh, and I recommend regearing - get locked while you're at it.
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Unread 09-26-2008, 11:02 PM   #6
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thanx, gonna lock it with arbs? someone suggested detroit?
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Unread 09-27-2008, 09:40 AM   #7
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thanx, gonna lock it with arbs? someone suggested detroit?
Both are great lockers, one is automatic (Detroit) while the other is a selectable (ARB). The ARB costs more than the Detroit and is worth it for many, due to it's ability to switch to an open diff when off. Sometimes our winters get snow and ice, if your Jeep will be your daily driver in the winter - I would consider a selectable. Given the short wheelbase of the TJ, the rear tends to swing out (from a stop, turning left or right) during acceleration on ice or snow with a auto locker like a Detroit. Switching snow or ice covered lanes during acceleration can also be scary with an auto locker. However, Detroits are extremely reliable though. If it weren't for our winters, I would have opted for a Detroit softlocker, but I am satisfied with my decision to install a TrueTrac in my D35. The TrueTrac limited slip fits my needs spot on, as I rarely lift a tire and I don't do rocks.

What rear axle do you have? If it's a D35, I wouldn't recommend locking it unless without upgrading the axle with a Super/Grande 30 splined kit. If you have a D44, this kit upgrade is unnecessary.

Good luck with your choice and remember...

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Unread 09-29-2008, 08:09 PM   #8
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so i called and he never got back to me with prices, anyone else you can refer me to?
call them again they probably just got busy
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