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Unread 06-26-2002, 10:48 PM   #1
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Gear change with 33" 12.5's??

Should I change my gearing with 33 12.5's? The jeep now has 31's I believe and was running on them for quite a while. Thanks.

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Unread 06-27-2002, 02:19 AM   #2
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That deppends on you really. I dont know what you have for gears now or motor. But if out of your power band now or close will be more with the 33's. 4.10 gears would be good with 33's or 4.56 if you dont do much high speed driveing would have a high rpm.
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Unread 06-27-2002, 05:16 AM   #3
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Check out this site:
<a href="http://www.4wheelparts.com/Tirel_Gear_Ratio.asp" target="_blank">Gear Chart</a>
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4.56 here and no probs even with my 3 spd auto. 3500 rpm @65-70
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Unread 06-27-2002, 10:30 AM   #5
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Thanks guys, Do any of you know what stock gears are in a 75 CJ5? Also, did LSD's come stock in older Jeeps? Thanks again.
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Unread 06-27-2002, 04:19 PM   #6
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My stock setup was 3.54 with a LS in the 20.
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</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by MR.CJ-7:
<strong>4.56 here and no probs even with my 3 spd auto. 3500 rpm @65-70</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">I feel better now. I run about 3200 at 65 mph with my 4:11s. Is this not a lot? It sounds high to me.
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Stock gears in a 75 CJ-5 are 3.73 with 4.27 being optional.
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Unread 06-28-2002, 07:39 AM   #9
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</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by BillR:
I feel better now. I run about 3200 at 65 mph with my 4:11s. Is this not a lot? It sounds high to me.
[/QB]</font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">I didn't think it was too high, look at the stock ratio and the stock 27"? tires. I checked it out on a chart and it put the rpms at about 3200 stock. I am anticipating about 3200-3300 when I put my 35's on and that should be about stock. Before gearing to 4.56 I ran about 2400 on the freeway and had no power in reserve. Now I feel I am right in the powerband, as it has plenty left when I need to pass someone.

Just my $.02 though
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</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by MR.CJ-7:
<strong> </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by BillR:
I feel better now. I run about 3200 at 65 mph with my 4:11s. Is this not a lot? It sounds high to me.
</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">I didn't think it was too high, look at the stock ratio and the stock 27"? tires. I checked it out on a chart and it put the rpms at about 3200 stock. I am anticipating about 3200-3300 when I put my 35's on and that should be about stock. Before gearing to 4.56 I ran about 2400 on the freeway and had no power in reserve. Now I feel I am right in the powerband, as it has plenty left when I need to pass someone.

Just my $.02 though[/QB]</font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">I can definately pass easily! I've been putting off road trips due to not wanting to run that many RPMs for very long. I'm glad that it's not harmful!
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