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post #10336 of 30362 Old 04-07-2013, 10:53 AM
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Yea, I'm not so good at picking lines, haha! I've still got alot to learn, each time out though, I get more and more comfortable with my jeep. But for the most part, I try to follow the guy in front of me, unless he had trouble, haha!



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Yea, I'm not so good at picking lines, haha! I've still got alot to learn, each time out though, I get more and more comfortable with my jeep. But for the most part, I try to follow the guy in front of me, unless he had trouble, haha!
Then a good spot is right behind Mike.
Changing your gearing will help finesse though, you still run 4.10's right?
You will be so much happier with 4.88's

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Daniel it becomes even more fun when you get to the part where you ignore the spotter and pick the line you like best.
Poppa's son, this run was posted all you had to do was show up for a good time
I'm not over at MJR very often tho so you guys need to come over here and give us guys a heads up!
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I'm not over at MJR very often tho so you guys need to come over here and give us guys a heads up!
Excuses, excuses, excuses,excuses,excuses

If at all possible you do not want to miss runs with Mike Koher, trust me on that one.

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Then a good spot is right behind Mike.
Changing your gearing will help finesse though, you still run 4.10's right?
You will be so much happier with 4.88's
Yea, I've been thinking about 4.88's, just don't want to put more money into the TJ just yet, haha! I hear typical labor for a gear swap in both differentials is around $1000 + or -. I don't know if swapping gears is something I'd want to tackle on my own.

Stalling out less while at odd angles would be nice though


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Yea, I've been thinking about 4.88's, just don't want to put more money into the TJ just yet, haha! I hear typical labor for a gear swap in both differentials is around $1000 + or -. I don't know if swapping gears is something I'd want to tackle on my own.

Stalling out less while at odd angles would be nice though
Robert from RKhaus does them for around 200-300 bucks and axle labor there are some mobile guys that come to your house that do it in that range.
It will be the best thing you ever do for your Jeep

gears 200 install kit 100 labor around 300 an axle that is about what you should shop for when looking for somebody to get the job done.

It's more about control when crawling than stalling, no surging or lucrching forward, just smooth crawling without use of the clutch

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about 300 labor per axle, so around $600 labor total is what I should be looking at? I'd probably pick up the parts and install kit myself. Randy's Ring & Pinion still a good place to order through?

Yea one thing I have trouble with, is when I'm crawling up or down something, and I need to stop. I press the brake and try to slowly press the clutch, but I always get a big lurching (which is fun when it's tippy.... haha!). I've tried starting to press the clutch first and then the brake (well, more or less together, but airing on the side of hitting the clutch a bit sooner than the brake) But I can't seem to ever do it smoothly.

I can pretty much always get moving again smoothly, even if I'm at an odd angle. I'm alot better at slowly letting out the clutch and brake at the same time than I am pushing them in I guess. Usually no lurching when I need to creep forward again. But when I have to stop again, it lurches, haha!


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about 300 labor per axle, so around $600 labor total is what I should be looking at? I'd probably pick up the parts and install kit myself. Randy's Ring & Pinion still a good place to order through?

Yea one thing I have trouble with, is when I'm crawling up or down something, and I need to stop. I press the brake and try to slowly press the clutch, but I always get a big lurching (which is fun when it's tippy.... haha!). I've tried starting to press the clutch first and then the brake (well, more or less together, but airing on the side of hitting the clutch a bit sooner than the brake) But I can't seem to ever do it smoothly.

I can pretty much always get moving again smoothly, even if I'm at an odd angle. I'm alot better at slowly letting out the clutch and brake at the same time than I am pushing them in I guess. Usually no lurching when I need to creep forward again. But when I have to stop again, it lurches, haha!
I would get a quote from Robert at RKhaus, he carries Yukon gears and parts and has very good prices, and he does installs at a very reasonable labor rate. He probably wants you to just bring the axles though.
Some of the lurching is the driveline unwinding. In a spot like that try taking it out of gear, let the clutch out for a sec or two and then see how it takes off. I can stop on a steep hill and still take off on it without the front end coming upI let it idle let the clutch barely grab then let go of the brakes and give it just a little bit of gas so it doesn't stall. Good vrawl ratio helps tremendously with that. You got an excellent transfercase ratio, the 6 speed has a nice low first gear, all that is missing is a good axle gear ratio.
Then onto the front unloading, this fun stuff never ends

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Art I'm getting ready to do gears and axles also, same set up as Daniel. How do you think the 4.88's will be on the freeway?


I talked to Robert about a year ago, at that time he said you could bring the complete jeep over.
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Art I'm getting ready to do gears and axles also, same set up as Daniel. How do you think the 4.88's will be on the freeway?
Are you Auto or 6-spd? What size tires are planning to stay with?

I did a lot of research when I did my gears, and with the 6-spd and 33's, 4.56 seemed to be the recommendation I got most often and from a lot of different people. I never intended to go above 33's, so that's what I did, and I'm really happy with them.

And there's enough gear left there that I could move to 35's, and I've been considering doing that, but I've got a lot of tread left on my 33's.

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Art I'm getting ready to do gears and axles also, same set up as Daniel. How do you think the 4.88's will be on the freeway?


I talked to Robert about a year ago, at that time he said you could bring the complete jeep over.
if you did more reading and research in the forums than asking in this thread your post count would be half as much as it is now...........help people out in the forums instead of posting about the best place to get a breakfast burrito.....
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I've been beggin you to take us back to cougar buttes for a long time now father.....it's always excuse after excuse just like when i was a kid.....
DUDE, last time I took you there you spazzed and went all, "ooh lookie at me I'm a hardcore rock crawler" and you broke your jeep 10 minutes into the trail. Your momma told me you had nightmares and wet the bed for two weeks after that trip. Your momma sent me a email telling me to make excuses when you mention that trail. Just WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO DO?



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if you did more reading and research in the forums than asking in this thread your post count would be half as much as it is now...........help people out in the forums instead of posting about the best place to get a breakfast burrito.....
That's it, where's my belt?
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Are you Auto or 6-spd? What size tires are planning to stay with?

I did a lot of research when I did my gears, and with the 6-spd and 33's, 4.56 seemed to be the recommendation I got most often and from a lot of different people. I never intended to go above 33's, so that's what I did, and I'm really happy with them.

And there's enough gear left there that I could move to 35's, and I've been considering doing that, but I've got a lot of tread left on my 33's.
6 speed, going to 35's soon. Good info, thanks.
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