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Unread 07-07-2011, 10:48 AM   #16
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They are 3.73's. It is just fine for me, and its my dd.
really? because i heard that stock gears can barely make it up hills with 33s?

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Unread 07-07-2011, 10:54 AM   #17
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really? because i heard that stock gears can barely make it up hills with 33s?
Alot of the guys here over exaggerate how bad they think stock gears are. I live in the mountains of NC and I can run it at 65 on the highway and keep it in 5th gear all day long. Its not a corvette, but it still has plenty of power and torque. It is definitely livable, and I don't plan to regear unless I step up to 35s down the road. Don't listen to everything you read about on here, sometimes just try it and find out for yourself. I would recommend you throw a set of 33s on it if you have 3.73s.
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Unread 07-07-2011, 10:59 AM   #18
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really? because i heard that stock gears can barely make it up hills with 33s?
Funny thing - people that say their stock gears work with 33s or 35s are losing OD, and once they regear they all say "WOW!" in amazement of how much power they'd lost.

Either way, don't forget to change out the speedo gear. Also if you have a 1997, you don't have a 4-speed auto...you have a 32RH 3-speed auto.
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Unread 07-07-2011, 12:03 PM   #19
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Don't listen to everything you read about on here, sometimes just try it and find out for yourself. I
I've done that since I first joined JF years ago.I love to test people's opinions and treat my Jeep like an episode of "Myth Busters".
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Unread 07-07-2011, 12:26 PM   #20
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Alot of the guys here over exaggerate how bad they think stock gears are. I live in the mountains of NC and I can run it at 65 on the highway and keep it in 5th gear all day long. Its not a corvette, but it still has plenty of power and torque. It is definitely livable, and I don't plan to regear unless I step up to 35s down the road. Don't listen to everything you read about on here, sometimes just try it and find out for yourself. I would recommend you throw a set of 33s on it if you have 3.73s.
Yeah I been running 31's for years now on my 3.07's, I mean I'm not entering no tractor pull but its fine with me, 12-1500 dollars is not something I got laying around
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