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breakthru 05-18-2013 02:11 PM

Gears for runnin 35's?
 
I don't do much off-roading but I like the look of 35's. What would be best gear ratio overall for 90% weekend cruising at 45 mph and 10% off-roading? Looking for good gas mileage and being able to use 5th gear. Lol. Any recommendations on brand?

CJ7KAHUNA 05-18-2013 02:24 PM

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Originally Posted by breakthru (Post 15449644)
I don't do much off-roading but I like the look of 35's. What would be best gear ratio overall for 90% weekend cruising at 45 mph and 10% off-roading? Looking for good gas mileage and being able to use 5th gear. Lol. Any recommendations on brand?

4.56 is what I have. I dont have 35's yet but will have within the next month or so. I am currently running 33's and I start off in 2cd gear. I figure 35's will still be low in 1st gear but not granny low if you get what I am saying.

gogop66 05-18-2013 03:38 PM

There are a couple of charts, check here: http://www.jeep4x4center.com/calculators/index.htm

Most say 4.56

BlueRubiconrich 05-18-2013 03:43 PM

you like the look. It's not about look. I run 35" tires with 3:73's but I have a
t18 and a Scoutr Dana300. plus Dana 44's with lockers. It's about can your axles/ujoints stand up to 35" tires.

Headingout 05-18-2013 03:54 PM

I have 33's and 4.88's and I'm happy with this combo, it is lower than stock overall and feels good.
I can also easily start off in second gear,
the 4.88's give great low speed trail running in first, while still having enough legs to run with traffic on the highway.
I would go 4.88 and the 35's for weekend cruising.

BlueRubiconrich 05-18-2013 04:08 PM

Don't forget a 85 CJ7 has the small dana 30 Ujoints!.going 4 wheelin?
when running big tires such as 35" think about that maybe upgrade
to a Dana 44 with a bigger ring gear then go to 4:10's or lower.

aero mech 05-18-2013 09:00 PM

Running 35s with 4.10 after running 33,s I think unless you have a five speed you will find 4.56 too low. I turn about 2700 at 65

MSBXCJ 05-19-2013 06:32 AM

I had 2.73 with 35s and regeared to 4.56 with same 35s and love it. It is perfect for driving around town and about 2-3 times a year I take it to Hidden Falls in Marble Falls to do some wheeling with friends. It has made a world of difference and worth every penny.

arg0413 05-19-2013 09:46 AM

I run 35's with 3.54 gears and stock axles.. I have a T18A and a D20, I start out in 2nd gear and cruise at 2300 RPM at 65MPH, for what your doing it's perfect!! If you don't go off road, dont worry about your axles, I offroad my Jeep non stop with stock axles and lockers, and I've never broken anything (granted I don't have rocks here in Louisiana, it's mostly mud and creeks). Honestly I have a friend with 44s running the D30 and AMC20 (open axles) and has never broken anything!!! lol and he has a SBC under the hood!!! What gear ratio do you currently have?

Jack61 05-19-2013 10:29 AM

4.56 gears should be perfect all around for you especially with the less than stellar T-5 trans

capt205 05-19-2013 01:41 PM

4.56's with 35x12.5x15 BFG KM2's D30, T176, D300, D44, 258.

Puts it in the sweet spot for both on and off road

breakthru 05-19-2013 09:47 PM

Thanks all! I run 3.73's now. When I say off road, all I mean is mud holes... No rocks here either... FL.

258, D300 with terra low and full floating amc20.

breakthru 05-20-2013 08:01 AM

Any recommended brands that are good???

breakthru 05-20-2013 08:04 AM

Any highly recommended brands?

capt205 05-20-2013 08:06 AM

I went with G2 4.56 and Truetracs front and rear from 4 Wheel Parts.

I regeared my 2003 F350 in 08 with Genuine Gear from 4 Wheel Parts, 100,000 miles later, still no issues. Went from 3.73 factory, to 4.10 with Truetrac's front and rear.


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