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Unread 09-12-2012, 09:51 AM   #1
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Gearing question....

I'm going to be running 35s on my stock rubi gears. 4.10s. I'm wondering what to expect, like if it will drive like dog **** or can I manage till I swap to 4.88s. Thanks guys!

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There are other ways of adding belly clearance without lifting your vehicle off the axles...like 40s, 42s, 44s, etc

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Unread 09-12-2012, 10:19 AM   #2
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it wont be that bad.

But if you have a manual trans, you will have to slip the clutch a bit more for take off every time you stop. SO a regear not only gets you a lil better MPG, but is more fun to drive, easier to drive, and better on the engine, but also can help save the clutch from premature wear.
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Unread 09-12-2012, 10:22 AM   #3
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You will be able to tool around on 4.10's well enough.
The PO of my Jeep and myself drove around on 35" tires with 3.07 gears for years before switching to 4.88's.
Having a manual transmission helps a lot.
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Unread 09-12-2012, 10:30 AM   #4
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So how much would a regear set me back.. Like do I need the install kits and junk like that? Or can I just get the ring and pinion for the front and rear and toss it on in?
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There are other ways of adding belly clearance without lifting your vehicle off the axles...like 40s, 42s, 44s, etc

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that's not magic, that's standard operating procedure

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Unread 09-12-2012, 10:36 AM   #5
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So how much would a regear set me back.. Like do I need the install kits and junk like that? Or can I just get the ring and pinion for the front and rear and toss it on in?
Do it right and get the master install kits. Price is going to depend on which brands/quality tier you choose.
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Unread 09-12-2012, 11:25 AM   #6
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right is the WRONG words to use and typically are said by those that have been told bogus info by a shop that doesnt do many gear setups.

If you have 110-120k or more miles I would recommend a master kit for the rear. If your at under 75K its a Waste of money typically. The front typically will have very lil wear on the bearings if it was mostly a daily driver and less then 140K.

BUT it all comes down to the install. IF during the install, a true diff shop can evaluate the bearings and mostly the races, to determine if new bearings should be installed.

Most off road shops that only do a handful of diffs a year, dont have either the correct tools to save every bearing everytime, from damage when removing them so they make you just pony up to buy new ones (master install kit) or they just figure you have to have one, because thier shop foreman tells him they have to have one.
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Unread 09-12-2012, 12:41 PM   #7
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Well I'm only at 50,000 miles. So i hope I'm good lol
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Unread 09-12-2012, 01:20 PM   #8
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This is just my opinion on re-using bearings, I am not an advocate.
With as involved as a re-gear is, I am of the opinion you owe it to yourself to replace the wear parts in there.
I assume you will be paying a shop to do the work, up here shop labor is about $80-120/hr.

RockAuto has those bearings listed with a max price of $32/each.
4 bearings in each differential = $256 worth of bearings to replace all of them, less if I spent time to break down which ones are carrier bearings etc.
If those re-used bearings turn to junk shortly after being installed you're going to be out the $256 plus whatever shop rate is to install them.

Even if you're able to re-use those bearings successfully, think of it this way, your brandy new gears which have 0 miles on them essentially now have 50k less miles before you need to get back into the pumpkin.

I'm not trying to start crap here I'm offering a different perspective. If you want to take a $600+ dollar gamble to save $250 that's your choice, but IMHO, the risk/reward ratio doesn't make sense.
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I dunno what others think but, I can get master rebuild kits all day long for under $150. The bearings and races are Timken. That's the route I go. I even did it when installing ARBs and they come with their own carrier bearings and races. I've got four new carrier bearings if, someone is in need.
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