Gearing Question - Opinions Wanted
My 31" tires with 3.07 ratio is killing me! Where is the cheapest place to get quality gears. I would like 4.11's. Ran Yukons in my YJ but they are so expensive everywhere I look. Really want to spend less than $500 on gears, overhaul kit, and a new carrier since mine won't work. I have a d30 and d35. Thanks guys
Are gears really the place you want to low ball on price. How many miles do you expect them to last you? Do some math and you'll see that with a quality set of gears, properly set up, will end up costing far less than a penny per mile. Things like gears are a long term expense even though it comes out of the pocket in one chunk.
Keep in mind that free advice can frequently be worth less than you pay for it.
You can do the 4cyl 4.10 axle swap if you're looking for cheap. Or you could cough around $2500 for some Rubicon take offs if you want the D44 rear and lockers.
Originally Posted by mdm View Post
Are you doing the regear yourself of having a shop do it? If your having a shop do it buy the gears from them, that way if there are problems later they can't blame you for suppling them with crappy gears.
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I am in the same situation as the as the original poster. I am running 32" tires and 3.07 with dana 30 & 35. I was looking to upgrade to 3.73. I go into the woods, but nothing extremely crazy and this is my DD. Thanx for sharing pointers on where to look.
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