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Unread 10-18-2004, 07:46 PM   #1
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35" jeep life.

If you have 3.73s or 4.11s and 35s. I was just wondering how is your daily driving in your jeep?

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Unread 10-18-2004, 07:56 PM   #2
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trust me you dont want to do this. im sure folks will report dd is fine, take it off road on something technical and you'll be sorry. 35" tires require 4.56's minimum, 4.88 ideal..
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Unread 10-18-2004, 08:14 PM   #3
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Not true. If you have a 3 speed auto 4.10's are great.
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Unread 10-18-2004, 08:25 PM   #4
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I have 35" on my Rubicon with 4:11's. My daily drive is not bad, but 5th gear is useless. I don't really ever put it in 5th gear unless I am going downhill for a long ways. As for offroading my 4 low handles it just fine, but that is with the Rubicon Transfer Case. I would recomend 4:56 or lower with 35".
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Unread 10-18-2004, 08:30 PM   #5
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i have 35's with 4.56's and its my dd. not bad at all unless ur always going on the highway, nice cruising speed for me is 65-70mph.
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Unread 10-18-2004, 08:49 PM   #6
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what do you mean not bad unless i drive on the highway a lot. i do drive on the highway a lot. what's bad about it?
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Unread 10-18-2004, 09:00 PM   #7
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I had 3.73's for a while (5-speed) it wasnt terrible, off road was alot of braking. now I have 4.56's and will never look back
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Unread 10-18-2004, 09:13 PM   #8
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yeah i plan on going lower but i'm 16 years old so you know how that goes. and i'm worried about being heavy on the throttle and messing up the gears. how i don't know but the people i've heard of lowering gears around here have messed them up.
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Unread 10-18-2004, 09:50 PM   #9
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how i don't know but the people i've heard of lowering gears around here have messed them up.

if the gears are installed "correctly" they wont get messed up. Installing correctly entails measuring gear backlash, which requires being able to read and use a micro-meter. if you have no clue what im talking about have a pro mechanic do it.
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Unread 10-18-2004, 10:01 PM   #10
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i plan on that. just finding a good one is hard around here
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Unread 10-19-2004, 06:33 PM   #11
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Yea im runnin 35s with 4.11 ran out of money its not to bad offroading friend got stuck in mud/water up to his bumper and pulled him out and didnt do to bad on the trails deff gonna regear and super 35 with locker
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Unread 10-19-2004, 07:36 PM   #12
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i just upgraded to 35's about a month ago and around town have no complaints except for the gas milage. on the highway i use 5th every day. it only bogs a little going up hills, which usually i can just power thru and rarely downshift unless im in a hurry. i haven't gottan a chance to get it onto the trail yet so i can't make judgements on that yet. all in all i do want to regear but it is not bad and isn't the top priority.
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Unread 10-19-2004, 07:38 PM   #13
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I have 4.11s with my 35s. 5th gear is fine on flat stretches, but if you need to accelerate or go up an incline it is useless. If you live up in the mountains you can forget about using it period.
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Unread 10-19-2004, 09:24 PM   #14
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I have 4.11s with my 35s. 5th gear is fine on flat stretches, but if you need to accelerate or go up an incline it is useless. If you live up in the mountains you can forget about using it period.
Yeah, same here. If you get a running start at the overpass, it's not too bad.. and there's not alot of hills down where I live anyway. I would prefer some 4.88s, but I do ok offroad with the 4.1 tcase.
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Unread 10-20-2004, 08:51 AM   #15
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35" 3.73

I have a I6 3 sp auto, and can't afford 4.88 rite now, don't do any rock crawling, just beaching, and climbing dunes, I use 4low, which is ok, but it sucks the gas, about 8 to 10 MPG.
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