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Unread 05-16-2013, 09:40 AM   #1
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gear question

I have a1978 cj5 with a 304, and I'm running 33" tires with no plans of going bigger. I'm in the middle of doing the yj spring conversion and i bought axles out of 2 different cj7's. The rear is a dana 44 the last numbers on the gear are 43-14, I'm assuming that means its 3.30 gears, the front is a model 30 with gears marked 43-13, so that's 3.07 gears right? Can i run these together or do i need to regear one of them? If so which one should i regear to match the other one? Thanks

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Unread 05-16-2013, 09:57 AM   #2
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Yes, they need to match. I personally would want at least 3.73 but given the choice I'd match the front to the rear and run the 3.31's.
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Unread 05-16-2013, 10:12 AM   #3
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Thanks for the advice, I would like to change both gears eventually, but i can only afford to do one axle now, I just want to get them under the jeep and get back on the road
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If you can keep it out of 4wd while you get to that 'eventually' for both axles you can still drive it. Regearing isn't cheap.
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Unread 05-16-2013, 11:49 AM   #5
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I don't think i could keep it out of 4wd, I have a couple trips planned already. Maybe I'll just leave the stock axles in it for now. Was going to put the widetracks in while everything is apart.
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