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Unread 08-07-2010, 01:58 PM   #16
OrlandoTJ
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fyi,
I also have a '01 sport (bought new) and it is has the factory D35 and 3.07 gears. I did not know about the d44 till after I bought it, so been careful on what mods I have done which is adding a 2" coil spacer, running 31's and put in Powertrack auto locker in rear. Has over 77K miles on it.

Just adding to the question if all sports came with D44 --- no.

enjoy your new Jeep!

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Unread 08-09-2010, 08:34 AM   #17
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Apocalypse, pix would be helpful. Thanks.
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Unread 08-09-2010, 08:47 AM   #18
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I have a TJ with a 4 inch r/c lift and i'm about to get 33's for it. I ran 31*10.5*15's on my stock 3.07 gears and it lagged at times on hills. I upgraded my gears to 3.73 on the dana 35/30 axles. That puts you at the lower recommended rpm range. Here is a chart to go off of.

Jeep Horizons :: RPM vs Gear Ratio Chart

I personally don't like how body lifts look. I may do a slight body lift to compliment my suspension lift so that I can run 35" tires in the future.

Good luck, stay safe, and have fun!
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Unread 08-09-2010, 09:11 AM   #19
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Save your money and do it the way you want the first time. IMHO, If you go with budget builds, but really want a 4" sl and 33's, you will be disappointed and end up spending more in the first place....trust me, patience is the key when you are building a jeep.
Owning a jeep is an addiction, you really think "I can stop modding and wheeling any time- I can sell the jeep any time", but you can't. Hi- my name is Chris and I'm a jeepaholic.
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Unread 08-09-2010, 09:15 AM   #20
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Check out the reviews section for some good pointers. I got some 33" km2 tires and a 4" x flex rough country lift for my lj 2 months ago. Still testing it out but things are ok so far.
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Unread 08-09-2010, 07:52 PM   #21
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3in BDS springs up front, 2.25in spacers in back. Didn't need to extend bumpstops for 31s. When I go 33s I'll just rtv a couple hockey pucks in. Now that the springs settled it is exactly 7 inches from highest point of tire to the fender flare both front and rear
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Unread 08-10-2010, 07:19 AM   #22
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what size wheels?
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Unread 08-10-2010, 09:59 AM   #23
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15x8 cragar with 31x10.5 tires, could clear 33s easy with minor bumpstop extension
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