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post #1 of 6 Old 08-15-2005, 11:27 AM Thread Starter
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Gearing for 33s w/ auto & Axle Swap Question

Hey Everyone - Every gearing chart I see is for a manual transmission. I have an 03 sahara lifted up with 33" tires and an automatic transmission. What do you think I should gear to? From what I can gather 4.11 seems optimal but I wanted to get some second opinions.

A friend is offering an axle swap. He has a 97 4 cylinder engine and is regearing to 4.88 I think. The plan was to take my axles and regear them and I take his with the 4.11s already installed. We both have Dana 30/35s. Is there any difference between the axles that I should be hesitant about? The only thing that I am wary of is going to axles that are 6 years older than my current ones.

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post #2 of 6 Old 08-15-2005, 12:11 PM
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I'd rather have 4.56, especially since you have the 4 spd auto w/ OD.

For the right price, I'd consider 4.10.
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With the 4 speed auto with 33" tires I would go with 411. The 456 would be great if you every wanted to put 35" tires but might be a little to much rev's with 33" tires.
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Thanks for the input. The price is right so I am probably going to go for it. I am planning on going to 35s in the future (distant future!) but along with that i will probably swap up to the dana 44 and lock it. That's when I can step up to 456/488
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I have a 5 spd with the 4:10 gears and mine is a daily driver and am totally happy with it, (Same size tires) so you should be really happy with that gearing with a auto..

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Ive have 4.56s in mine 2500 rpm at 70 with OD on. Perfect with my 32s(tires).

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